Let us Gather for Worship -- September 5

posted Sep 3, 2021, 10:43 AM by Tricia Sheffield

Dear Middletown Reformed Church Family and Friends,

Blessings of Pentecost joy be with you!

I hope you are safe and well after the remnants of Hurricane Ida moved through our area. What unexpected devastation it brought! Please join me in praying for all those affected by the storm as they recover and rebuild, both in the tri-state area and in Louisiana.

I look forward to being back with you in New Jersey after my sojourn in upstate New York at 10:30 AM this Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost. Our featured musician is Judith Daugherty, and she will be playing “Communion” for our Prelude and “Be Thou My Vision” for our Offertory. I will be preaching from Mark 7.24-37 and my sermon title is Audacious Faith. We will also celebrate the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper together at God’s wide open table of grace. In addition, we shall resume congregational singing and since the highly contagious Delta variant of COVID-19 is present in our state, and Monmouth County is a high transmission zone for the variant, everyone must wear a mask for worship and indoor church events. Thank you for your cooperation in loving yourself, your neighbor, and keeping everyone safe and healthy.

May the Lord bless you and keep you, dear beloved one of God.

In gratitude for the privilege of being your pastor and the holy call of loving you,

Pastor Trish