Celebrating 225 years

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


Fourth Sunday in Lent
March 26, 2017 - 10:00 AM 
Sunday Worship 
& Sunday School

Sermon:
Many Stories (I AM)

Jesus sees her, rather than just ignoring her as "one of them." She has lived a tragic and difficult life. Abandoned five times, now dependent on someone who will not marry her, she is in desperate straits. Rather than ignore or condemn her, Jesus evokes her stories, and shows her that she is not invisible. She has worth and value. She becomes his conversation partner. This may have been rather new to her, like joyous living water bubbling up new life.

Life is simpler if everyone is just who we think they are. But they and we are so much more. We have many stories.


Lectionary Year AFirst* readingPsalmSecond readingGospel
Fourth Sunday in Lent
March 26, 2017

1 Samuel
16:1-13
Psalm 23Ephesians
5:8-14
John 9:1-41


Sunday School 

Students this Sunday will be learning about Maximillian Kolbe. Maximilian Kolbe was a Polish priest who died as prisoner 16770 in Auschwitz, on August 14, 1941. When a prisoner escaped from the camp, the Nazis selected 10 others to be killed by starvation in reprisal for the escape. One of the 10 selected to die, Franciszek Gajowniczek, began to cry: My wife! My children! I will never see them again! At this Maximilian Kolbe stepped forward and asked to die in his place. His request was granted ...

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Lent:  Spring Training for Christians
Ways to grow in faith…

Ecumenical Lent Series Wednesdays – 6:30pm soup & 7:15 learning (see link below)
Following Jesus Isn’t Easy: The Cost and Joy of Discipleship with Readings from “The Cost of Discipleship” by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Women’s Care and Share Group will be attending the Ecumenical Lent Series (see you there).
 
Men’s Bible Study meets Thursdays at 7pm at Rockaway Church to study the book of Isaiah
 
A Book and Movie:  THE CASE FOR CHRIST 
The author Lee Strobel, an investigative journalist & former editor of the “Chicago Tribune”, probes with bull-dog tenacity…Is there credible evidence that Jesus of Nazareth is the Son of God? 
Movie date:  Sunday, April 23 matinee (time to be announced.  Movie release date is April 7, 2017)    This is a movie for Christians & non-Christians.  Invite your friends, neighbors and anyone who is questioning: “Is God real?”
Go deeper and read the book before seeing the movie.  Take a free copy available at Rockaway Church.


Lent

Wed. March 29 Soup at 6:30, Learning at 7:15pm
@ Round Valley United Methodist Church w/ Rev. David Ruisard
100 Brunswick Ave, Lebanon NJ 08833

See the whole series here



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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