Bulletin Insert

November 17, 2019

Head Usher—Ken Olenyik

                      The Chancel Flowers are given to the Glory of God

Ushers, & Scripture Readers
Sign up sheets are in the back of the Sanctuary on a podium 

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.

Christmas Memorial Poinsettias

If you would like to donate to our Christmas Poinsettias in memorial, please complete one of the envelopes on the back table or in the pew along with a check payable to The Church in Brielle.  Enclose any amount you wish to give.  Place it in the collection plate or mail to the Church.  Envelopes need to be returned by December 16th

Jayne Linfante, Joe Rodden, Juanita Venerble, Catherine Herold, Jordan Zawodniak, Debbie Zilai, Paul Borden, Al Olesky, Richard Dixon, Mark Cook, Don Ferry, Scott Duerr, Janet Rearden

Megan Owrey deployed to the Middle East.


Today we celebrate the Sacrament of Baptism.  We welcome our new sister in Christ Reagan Pease Fowler, daughter of Christopher and Sara Fowler.

Check out the bulletin boards in Fellowship Hall for information on Church-wide and community programs and events.

Also check out notes and cards from members of the Church family.

Check out our new and improved Facebook page!!!  Thanks so much to Allison Devereux and Shannon Nish who have taken over management of the page.  Current with upcoming events and looks great.

New sign up sheets are on the back podium for Scripture readers, ushers, and to assist with projection/live stream.  We’re looking for new people to sign up and help out in these important parts of Sunday worship.  We also need volunteers to host Fellowship Hour.  Sign up on bulletin board in Fellowship Hall.

2019 Classis RCA Assessment:  $29.75  per member per quarter

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

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/TheChurchinBrielle

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

The Church in Brielle Announcements

Military Honoree:  Connor Tuzeneu, a former member of our Youth Group, is  our military honoree for the fall. At present there is no address available for sending cards but please keep him in your prayers.

Plumpy’NutPlumpy Nut Loose Change Mission continues through the fall. $558 dollars has been collected so far. Our goal before year end is $1000. Help us feed starving children.  Each 50 cents goes to purchase a full day’s supply of food for a child in a third world country.

Caring Card Corner:  Each Sunday in fellowship hall during coffee hour, we will highlight a few names  that could use a cheery message or are celebrating a wonderful blessing.  Please stop by and sign the “Cards of the Week” and write a little thinking of you message and these  “written bouquets” will be in the mail that week.  It’s a great way to stay in touch and let our love shine through to our beloved members and friends when they can’t be here with us.  Also let us know if you know someone who could use a caring card sent.  
Thank You for All You Do!  

Introducing our New Visitation Ministry:  We welcomed several people from our church who have a passion for visitation of those can no longer join us for worship or other church events. Don Ayers is leading this wonderful group who comes alongside Pastor Lou who has taken on a greater role of youth and children’s ministry.  Monthly training/support meetings will be held for caregivers. Please pray for these dear people who are the givers and receivers of care.

Thanksgiving Food Bank Bags:  We would appreciate any donations you could make.  There are bags in the back of the sanctuary to take home and fill up. Anything you can give will be appreciated. A list of the items needed is attached to the bag.  If you plan to donate a ham or turkey please call the Church in advance as it will need to be refrigerated.  If filling the bags is too difficult any donations would be appreciated. Thanking you in advance.  Filled bags need to be returned to the Church by Sunday, November 24th.  Richard Speiser.

Consecration SundayMaterials about Church finances, how to give, eGiving, estate planning, etc. will be available during fellowship time today.

Save the DateCIB Christmas Party, Sunday, December 15th, 12:00—4:00 pm, Spring Lake Manor.

Bakers Needed:  for annual sharing and caring holiday cookie mission.  Sign up sheet on Fellowship bulletin board. Thank you.

Birthday Party: On December 1st, the first Sunday in the Season of Advent, we will celebrate in worship the birth of Jesus with a joyful birthday party.  Children will remain in worship and we will all celebrate together the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper as we come to the generous Table of our Lord, Jesus!!


Come, Ye Thankful People, Come: Our Annual Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service: will be held at St. Marks Roman Catholic Church next Sunday, November 24th at 7:00 pm.  215 Crescent Pkwy, Sea Girt, NJ 08750

Healing Prayers:  Please join Pastor Lou and 2 Elders for healing prayers and the anointing of oil (optional) on Sunday, December 8th following Worship.  Come for healing in body, soul, mind, spirit, relationship, for our world, etc.  Come for healing representing a loved one if you wish.

Blue Christmas… Grieving For the Holidays?  Are you or do you know someone who has lost a loved one or is dealing with grief and loss of other types?  Please know that we will hold a very special Blue Christmas Worship Service  on Sunday, December 8th at 3:00 pm to lift up our voices of praise and acknowledge our grief.  We will write the names of our loss/loved ones on red ribbons to be hung on a blue lighted Christmas tree that will be displayed during the holiday season to remind passersby of God’s presence in times of loss.  Refreshments will be served.


Nursery: Children up to 3 years will experience a safe and fun environment in the Nursery (Upstairs) learning about God’s love and Jesus’ care for all people!

4-6 year olds will learn together in their own room downstairs. We will kick things off learning about God who is the creator of all things and loves all people.

First through Sixth graders will meet in the downstairs youth lounge. Their program is called Loving God, Loving Neighbor, and is a One Room School House design where children through 6th grade will learn in age appropriate ways!  This engaging curriculum not only helps the children know God’s personal love but also emphasizes our Christian responsibility to care for others.

Teachers will be parents and other members taking turns teaching our children. And we still need people to volunteer.

The first Sunday of each month will find the children in worship for communion and a worship experience that will include them at every level (don’t worry adults, this will include you at every level as well.) On these Sundays, worship will take on an engaging style of worship that will make all of us feel like God’s precious children called by God to make a difference in the world!  Join us on Sunday, November 3rd, for the Story of the Good Shepherd. 

Coats for Kids: Our Sunday School missions project until Christmas will be collecting new hats, new gloves, and used coats in great shape for children in Monmouth County.

Plumpy Nut Weekly Offering: For our children’s weekly offerings, children are asked that they bring 50 cents each week to put in the Plumpy Nut jar located in the sanctuary. Each 50 cents goes to purchase a full day’s supply of food for a child in a third world country.

Toddler & Baby Tea Time:  Wednesdays 9-11 am.  Free weekly even open to all parents.  Hosted by Allison Devereux and Shannon Nish.  Follow the Church on Facebook for updates.

Please Pray that God blesses our children and youth ministries, young families and community! And ask God, “God, how can I help?”

Love In Christ!!!    P. Lou

November 17, 2019

Today:          Don VanAntwerpen Ordination~Highland Park~4:00 pm

Monday:       Nar-Anon~7:00 pm
  Al-Anon~7:30 pm

Tuesday:      Tuesday Morning Bible Study~Canceled
CIB Hosting Ministerium Meeting~Noon
Mission and Outreach and Deacons Meeting~5:00 pm
Property Ministry Meeting~6:00 pm

Wednesday:  Toddler and Baby Tea Time~9:00—11:00 am

Thursday: Senior Exercise, Tea and Talk~11:00 am
Bell Choir Rehearsal~6:00 pm
Chancel Choir Rehearsal~7:05 pm

Friday: Overeaters Anonymous~10:00 am
Youth Group~6:00 pm


11/24:  Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service at St. Marks RCC~7:00 pm

11/26:  Tuesday Morning Bible Study Canceled

11/27:  Girl Scouts~7:00 pm

12/1:    Special Advent Fellowship Time, Cookie Decorating with The Generations~11 am

12/3:    Annual Women’s Christmas Luncheon 

12/8:    Healing Prayer After Worship

12/8:    Blue Christmas~3:00 pm

12/9:    Consistory~6:30 pm

12/14:  Live Nativity~2 showings 5:30 pm and 6:15 pm

12/15:  Christmas Cantata and Christmas Party

12/17: Men’s Fellowship Night at Mossuto’s Italian Restaurant

12/24: Christmas Eve Family Service at 5 pm and Traditional Candlelight

Service at 8 pm

Church Use

All meetings, programs and activities that are held at the Church must be scheduled through the Church office.  Please email Karen Riehs at admin@churchinbrielle.org or call the Church office to get on the Church calendar.

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

Naranon, a support group for family members of those who suffer from the disease of drug addiction, meets at The Church in Brielle on Monday evenings. The meeting for newcomers begins at 7 p.m., followed by the main meeting at 7:30 p.m., which ends at about 8:40 p.m.  Visit the Naranon website https://www.nar-anon.org/what-is-nar-anon .

Al-Anon:  Al‑Anon is a mutual support program for people whose lives have beenaffected by someone else’s drinking.  Al-Anon meets at The Church in Brielle on Mondays at 7:30 pm.  Visit their website at www.al-anon.org.