Sunday April 30

10:00 AM Worship Service 


    Naming our pain, our grief, our loss are essential ingredients to moving beyond them. Not, I think, erasing them or even leaving them fully behind, but transcending them so that they are no longer what defines us. Naming our pain creates room to be surprised.
    That still happens. When we name our grief, pain, disappointment, and fear in the safety of the community of faith and with the assurance of grace, we find these things have less of a hold on us and discover room to be surprised, once again, by God’s presence, love, and promises.
    [From] dashed hopes to burning hearts. Confession to Lord’s Supper. Disappointment to joy. This is the movement of the Christian faith and experience because it is, finally, the movement from cross to empty tomb and from death to life. The road is before us. Jesus walks with us.  - David Lose

& Sunday School:

This week in Sunday school, Kristin will be teaching the children about Anne Lamott.  

Anne is an American novelist and non-fiction writer.She is also a progressive political activist, public speaker, and writing teacher. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, her nonfiction works are largely autobiographical. Marked by their self-deprecating humor and openness, Lamott's writings cover such subjects as alcoholism, single-motherhood, depression, and Christianity.

Lectionary Year A First* reading Psalm Second reading Gospel


If you've ever heard Wayne & Tina Reese, John and Pat Woodward, Rob & Sarah Gorton, Albert Barker or others talk about Tres Dias weekends, now we have an option for you! Along with three day retreats, Tres Dias also holds single evening gatherings, called secuelas. We're going to be hosting a secuela at Rockaway Saturday, May 6th. Gather with snacks from 7:00 to 7:30, then the meeting starts (God willing) with music at 7:30. It will end no later than 10:00pm with liturgy and communion. So if you're curious what a Tres Dias weekend may be like, please join us on May 6th for a little sampler. You'll be glad you did!

And for even more of the Tres Dias experience, there's a fundraiser dinner from 6:00 to 7:00pm, also May 6th at Rockaway. Chef Albert is doing the cooking.

Any questions or comments, please do feel free to ask me.

Thank you, and God bless,
Wayne Reese

Yoga Foundations
Thursdays 7:00 – 8:00pm 
Rockaway Reformed Church
115 Main Street, Whitehouse Station, NJ
Designed for those who are new to yoga and for those who want to improve their alignment and deepen their practice.

Teacher: Debbie Ruisard, RYT200 
Contact us to register
Donation: $10 per class; All proceeds will be donated to Community Non-profit Agencies

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