Celebrating 225 years

1792 - 2017
Rockaway Reformed Church was organized as a congregation on January 10, 1792. 


        

10:00 AM Sunday Worship 

“Be the person and community God created you to be, just as God is the One God is supposed to be.”  

Jesus’ words are less command than promise. God sees more in you than you do. God has plans and a purpose for you. God intends to use you to achieve something spectacular. And that something spectacular is precisely to be who you were created to be and, in so doing, to help create a different kind of world. Jesus calls this new world the kingdom of God – where violence doesn’t always breed more violence and hate doesn’t always kindle more hate. Jesus’ message here – returning hate with love, turning the other cheek, praying for those who stand against us – is incredibly counter-cultural. I mean, this will not win you an election. But it may help change the world for the better.

- David Lose, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia

Sunday School 

The lesson this week's Sunday School lesson will be on Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Dietrich was a German Lutheran pastor, theologian, anti-Nazi dissident, and key founding member of the Confessing Church. His writings on Christianity's role in the secular world have become widely influential, and his book The Cost of Discipleship has become a modern classic.


Lectionary Year AFirst* readingPsalmSecond readingGospel
Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany
February 19, 2017
Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18Psalm 119:33-401 Corinthians 3:10-11, 16-23Matthew 5:38-48

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Please enjoy these photos of Ed Schonheiter's retirement.  

      


Shepherd's Meal:  Friday February 24 - Our Lady Of Lourdes Church

Once a month at Our Lady of Lourdes Church at 6:30 PM we help serve a free home-cooked meal, shared with anyone who would like to come. The Girl Scouts, Youth Groups, and other churches help out.

To volunteer or donate food, call Peggy at 806-4920.

Blood Drive: February 26
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Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 390 Route 523 in Whitehouse Station on Sunday, Feb 26th from 8:45am-2:30pm.  There is a great need for blood, and each pint can save up to three lives.  If you are 17 or older, weigh at least 110 pounds and are in good health, please come to donate the gift of life.   For information, call 
Our Lady of Lourdes Church
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office at (908) 534-2319.





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