3.11.18 Weekly Church Bulletin

Serving March 11, 2018:
Head Usher: Beth Comandini
Lay Reader: Ann Scott

The Chancel Flowers are given to the Glory of God by Jayne and John Linfante in thankfulness for God and Family

Ushers, & Scripture Readers: Sign up sheets are in the church Narthex. Newcomers are always welcome to participate.

Chancel Flower Reservations: Our Flower Reservation book is in the Church Narthex. Please sign up on a Sunday of the month page and then fill out a form on the inside page with your remembrance details. Cost is $50 for a centerpiece and $60 for 2 vases.

The Church in Brielle Announcements

Youth Group:
Youth Group will not be meeting the Fridays that Freddie is away serving in Puerto Rico. Our youth 6th grade and up meet for fun, food, games, and an awesome object lesson about living the best way possible by following Jesus! Join Freddie, Mike, Frankie and P. Lou.

Tuesday Morning Bible Study, The Names of God
Join us at 10:00 am on Tuesdays when we will journey together discovering the more than 52 Biblical names for God and where they are found in the Scriptures.

Tuesday Afternoon Story Time: We will be hosting a Story Time on Tuesday afternoons. The next scheduled Story Time will be March 13th @ 4pm in the Ragsdale Room of The Church in Brielle. Children from 0 to 4 are welcome (with an accompanying guardian) to join in and enjoy stories and playtime while parents and guardians get the opportunity to socialize and meet other caretakers. Please feel free to bring a friend!

St. Patrick’s Day Annual Irish Music Concert:
Featuring Traditional Irish Folk Band Daione. Concert benefits Churches Improving Communities and its social justice and community outreach programs in Central New Jersey including Mental Health Services provided here at CIB. Friday, March 16th, 7:30 pm at the Reformed Church of Highland Park. $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Kids free. Additional information available on the back table, our Facebook page, or improvingNJ.org.

Easter Flowers:
If you would like to donate to our Easter flowers in honor, memorial, or to the glory of God please complete the envelope located in the pews and on the back table along with a check payable to The Church in Brielle. Cost of flowers is about $10 so feel free to donate what you wish. Envelopes need to be returned by March 25th. Feel free to take a plant or two after the Easter Service or deliver to someone who needs encouragement.

Tea and Talk: Promoting emotional health in older adulthood. Thursday, March 22nd at 12:00 noon in the Ragsdale Room. Join Lorrie McGough for fellowship, tea, and discussion on a variety of wellness topics including grief, nutrition, mental health, loneliness, meditation, fun and leisure. Please call 732-784-3394.

Church-Based Counseling Health Services at The Church in Brielle
If you or someone you know is in need of free or low cost counselling services call Lorrie McGaugh at 732-784-3394 or April Humes at 732-867-8647. Lorrie is available on Thursdays from 10:00 am to 4 pm after making your appointment.

Crossroads Retreat for Women: The regional RCA Retreat known as CROSSROADS has been convening annually for the past 3 decades– offering events with distinguished keynote speakers, a diversity of workshops led by qualified women, and times of worship, fellowship and prayer.  Because of scheduling conflicts we could not meet in 2017… But we are back! And by God’s grace we will convene for the 33rd year on April 13-14, 2018 at the Harvey Cedars Bible Conference Center in Long Beach Island, NJ. Registration information is available at the back table. The Registration Deadline is less than a month away on March 16.

Lent Schedule

Here’s Some Wonderful Discipleship Opportunities To Grow In Your Faith!
Pray that God moves in a special way strengthening our faith, joy, witness and service in Jesus’ Name!

Each Wednesday in Lent,
at 12:00 noon at the Manasquan Presbyterian Church the Ministerium of Churches will welcome over 200 people hungry for soup and scripture! Bring Your Friends!!! This years theme is “Mercy Loves Company”. See you every Wednesday in Lent!

Sermon Series
in Lent on Sundays will be on the Seven I AM Statements of Jesus… I am the bread of life, the true vine, the light of the world, etc. Bring your friends to worship at 10:00 am every Sunday.

Wednesday Night Alive!
Returns on the Wednesdays in Lent at 7:00 pm with a special discipleship opportunity. Each participant will reflect on special passages in God’s Word and will respond to the prayers, passages and music in art. Different mediums will be available. Upon entrance, you will choose one: paints, water colors, colored pencils, cut paper, etc. No Artistic Talent
Required… just a simple child-like faith to grow and know Jesus.

Maundy Thursday Service
on March 29th at 7:00 pm

Good Friday Service on March 30th at 12 noon. We will host both, including the Good Friday Ministerium Service.

Easter Resurrection:
Celebrate the Risen Christ at the Manasquan Inlet at 6:00 am and at CIB at 10 am! He Is Risen!

Lent Sermon Series:
The I AM Statements of Jesus. We continue our series for Lent based on the I Am statements of Jesus with, I Am The Bread Of Life!  When Jesus says “I AM” he is showing us that he is God in the flesh… remember when Moses was on the mountain tending his father in law’s sheep, God appeared to him in the burning bush. “Go tell Pharaoh to let my people go,” God said from the bush. Moses asks, “which God are you, anyway?… what is your name?” And God replies, “I AM… my name is Yahweh, or I AM.”  The symbol of the bread represents that Jesus is The Bread Of Life!

Church Office Hours
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9:30 am—1:30 pm, Wednesday 11:00 am—1:00 pm.

2018 Classis RCA Assessment: $29.00 per member per quarter

Food Pantry. The Manasquan Food Pantry, works hard to feed over 400 food-insecure families in the community. Whether it’s by advocating and raising awareness, volunteering or donating, you can find the way that’s right for you to make a difference contact Richard Speiser at rspeiser@comcast.net or call 732-295-0437.

CIB Web Site: Visit our web site at http://brielle.rcachurches.org

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ChurchinBrielle


March 11, 2018

Al-Anon~7:15 pm
Administrative Ministry Meeting~7:00 pm

Fellowship Ministry Meeting~9:30 am
Bible Study “The Names of God”~10:00 am
Story Time (ages 0—4)~4:00 pm
Stephen Ministry Training~6:30 pm

Soup and Scripture Manasquan Presbyterian Church~Noon
Wednesday Night Alive! Lent Series~7:00 pm

Church Based Counseling Services~12:00 noon – 4:00 pm
Property Ministry Meeting~5:00 pm
Bell Choir Rehearsal~6:00 pm
Chancel Choir Rehearsal~7:05 pm

Overeaters Anonymous~10:00 am
Boy Scouts~3:30 pm
Young Families and Young Adults Dinner~6:00 pm
Youth Group~7:00—8:00 pm

Overeaters Anonymous~6:00—7:00 pm


3/19: Consistory~6:30 pm
3/20: Bible Study, The Names of God~10:00 am
3/20: Story Time (ages 0—4)~4:00 pm
3/21: Soup and Scripture Manasquan Presbyterian Church~12:00 noon
3/21: Wednesday Night Alive! Lent Series~7:00 pm
3/22: Church Based Counseling Services~10:00 am—4:00 pm
3/22: Tea and Talk~12:00 noon
3/23: Girl Scouts~4:30 pm
3/23: Youth Group~7:00—8:00 pm
3/25: Palm Sunday
3/27: Bible Study, The Names of God~10:00 am
3/27: Story Time (ages 0—4)~4:00 pm
3/29: Church Based Counseling Services~10:00 am—4:00 pm
3/29: Maundy Thursday Service~7:00 pm
3/30: Good Friday Service at Church in Brielle~12:00 noon
3/30: Youth Group~7:00—8:00 pm













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Worship Schedule

Summer Worship during July and August including the first Sunday in September is at 9:30

Sunday Morning Worship & Church School: 10:00am (child care provided)


Christmas Eve Services:

Special Service at 5:00 for parents with younger children 

Traditional Candlelight Service at 8:00 pm