Dear CCGR Family,
THIS SUNDAY 11/22 – 10:00 a.m. – VIRTUAL WORSHIP SERVICE
PLEASE NOTE AS OF TODAY, ‘IN-PERSON’ WORSHIP HAS BEEN SUSPENDED, DUE TO HEIGHTENED COVID CASES IN NJ AND OUR COUNTRY.
(Service can be viewed on the Community Church of Glen Rock Website – communitychurchgr.com.
The service will also be available to view on Youtube, or via the CCGR Facebook page, at a later time in the event you miss the 10:00 a.m. virtual worship.
The title of the sermon will be ”THANKS GIVING”
Scripture: Matthew 25: 31-46
HAVE YOU MISSED A SERMON?
Should you have missed any sermons this year–or would like to re-listen again, please take a look back over the below list of sermon titles that are available on-line (Youtube) since April 5. We are so grateful to Boyd Lowry for the gift of his time and technical talents and knowledge which have enabled us to have our services available to us on-line — now and since the pandemic began. Should you be interested in reading any of Pastor Terry’s sermons from this year prior to April 5, please contact him, and will arrange for you to receive a copy. Please note that the messages shared by our visiting pastors — on the dates Pastor Terry was on vacation — were also recorded and are available on-line, as well.
In addition, we are blessed for Janet Montroy and the gifts of the beautiful music she has shared with us each and every Sunday, and continues to do so,…for her talents on the organ and piano, and for bringing us such wonderful guest soloists and instrumentalists.
1-5 Follow That Star
1-12 Embrace Change
1-19 A Baptism of Dreams
1-26 Drop Everything Faith
2-2 The Power of Positive Thinking
2-9 Share Your Gifts
2-16 Find Strength in God
2-23 Freedom Train
3-1 The Other Road Less Traveled
3-8 Break the Binds – Feed the Soul
4-5 Overcome Adversity
4-12 The Joy of Easter
4-19 Where Do You Look for God?
4-26 How Do You Really Feel?
5-3 All You Need Is Love
5-10 How Do You Spell Relief
5-17 What’s In a Name?
5-24 Protection Guaranteed
6-7 It’s All Under Control
6-14 How Do You Respond?
6-21 A Whole New World
6-28 Does God Twitter?
7-5 Dependent Independence
7-12 Meet Your Challenges with Faith
7-19 Gone With The Wind
8-2 Triumph Over Tragedy
8-23 Keep It Simple
9-6 Justice, Not Just Us
9-13 Forgive and Forget
9-20 Be A Stamp And Stick To It
9-27 Even the Boiling Kettle Still Sings
10-4 Crunch Time
10-11 Giving Is Living
10-19 A Gift from God
10-23 Home Alone
11-1 Are You On A Trivial Pursuit?
11-8 What Can I Give You?
11-15. When Disaster Strikes
As many of us continue to remain close to home during this time — or take precautions when we do venture out — we ask that you continue to keep each other in prayer.
Please continue to pray for our church members, families, and those close to us who have shared a special part of our lives —
Prayer is a way to help comfort others — to express our love and understanding; sometimes it is the only thing we can do.
Please continue to keep Susan Beal in your prayers as she now moves forward and recovers from surgery this past Thursday — which went well.
Our ongoing prayers continue for Anne Allen & Family (including Anne’s daughters, Liz & family and Sara & Boyd Lowry & Family); Ed Archbold; Debbie Azzarone & Family (including Debbie’s daughter, Elizabeth & Kyle Popiolek & Family); Rich Balch & family; Laura Bird-Bennett & Family; Kim Briggs; Trudy Carhart & Family; Okey Chenoweth & Family); Rich Dethmers; Beryl Ferrari; Jean Franklin; Terry Gilligan & Family; Colleen Janssen & Family; Eric Lundquist & Family; Janice Roed; Connie Sinkway and the Sinkway/Emery Family; Pam Speck; Doris Van Ostenbridge & Family; Rev. Jerry Wright and Family; Barbara Zucchino & Family; the Ruth Rankin Leaper Family
In addition, please keep all those whose lives have been affected and lost by the blazing ravaging wildfires in California ….., and in addition, now in Colorado. We pray that God continues to strengthen, comfort, and provide for all who have lost loved ones, their homes or vehicles, special heirlooms in these disasters and that aid is provided in helping to put lives back together.
CCGR PRAYER RESOURCES:
WEDNESDAY PRAYER TIME
Are you looking for a quite place to pray, or others to pray for you?
CCGR’s sanctuary continues to be open for prayer and meditation each Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Please feel free to come by anytime during these hours, in the quietness and peaceful solitude of our church. Feel free to stay as long as you’d like. Know that all precautions have been taken to make our sanctuary a safe place. Please use the entrance/exit doors adjacent to the Memorial Garden.
CCGR PRAYER CHAIN
For those more ‘private’ prayer requests, it gives us comfort knowing our church has a small group ‘CCGR Prayer Chain’. We share prayer needs in confidence on a regular basis those prayers shared with us that you would like to be kept private. If you have a need for prayer that you feel you would like us to share confidentially amongst the small group Prayer Chain, please email requests to Candy Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org and Donna Nihen at email@example.com, and of course, Pastor Terry at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please continue to show your support to CCGR —
During these difficult and unprecedented times, if you are able, please remember supporting Community Church in your time of giving. In addition to mailing contributions, you may access CCGR’s website and donate on-line, as well: https://communitychurchgr.com
For those who haven’t sent in their pledge cards for next year, please be reminded to mail them to the office, to Barbara Zucchino’s attention.
THANKSGIVING CONTACTLESS FOOD DRIVE
Please help CCGR’s Youth with their Thanksgiving Contactless Food Drive for Families in Paterson
Community Church is partnering with All Saints Episcopal Church to collect Thanksgiving groceries for families in need in Paterson. We will be bringing the groceries and turkeys to our long standing partner in Paterson, St. Paul’s, who will be feeding over 800 families.
Eileen Murphy, the representative from All Saints’, has created a website to purchase turkeys easily.