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September 29, 2019

Head Usher—Consistory

 The Chancel Flowers are given to the Glory of God

by Rob and Deb Zilai in celebration of the marriage of Alyson Zilai and Tyler March and by Doris Miller in loving memory or her mother Rachel Davis

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.

Prayer List

Jayne Linfante, Richard Van Pelt, Joe Rodden, Juanita Venerble, Catherine Herold, Jordan Zawodniak, Debbie Zilai, Kathryn Lawrence, Lynn Moose, Bill Sauerbrey, Cindy Farley, Pat Schobel, Richard Dixon, Richard Ruckman, Maisie DePalma

If you wish to add names to the Sunday Prayer List, please fill out a card in the pew racks and we will add your request in next week’s list. Names will remain for 3 weeks After 3 weeks the names will be added to our extended prayer list.  The prayer list is available on the back table in the sanctuary or on the table in Fellowship Hall.  The extended prayer list includes the military personnel, college students, and others.


Our thoughts and prayers are with Jeff Mead and his family in the passing of his brother Jimmy into God’s nearer presence. Jeff and his family are settling in in their new home in Florida.

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.

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, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 am—1:30 pm, Closed Thursday this week.

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 the corner of fellowship hall at 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!  

Visitation and Parishioner CareOur first gathering for training will be Thursday, October 3rd at 6:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall.  There are many dear people in our church who can no longer join us for worship or other church events. But we want to stay connected with them and visit from time to time. Don Ayers will be overseeing a team for visitation and care. Are you available to be a part of this team? Monthly support will be offered for training and questions.  Contact Don at dayers4000@hotmail.com.

Hurricane ReliefWe are having a special collection to help those affected by Hurricane Dorian.  A plate for donations is located on the Communion table.  If you write a check please make it out to The Church in Brielle and indicate Hurricane Dorian on the memo line.  Thank you.

Blessing of the Animals:  Join us in the Peter Bixby Memorial Garden with your pets next Sunday, October 6th at 12:30 pm for a time to celebrate our furry and feathered friends and to thank God for them and to ask God’s blessing upon them.  

Financial SeminarDon Ayers will be conducting a financial education seminar intended for young families (50 and under). There will be two sessions each given twice. Session one will be 10/8 and 10/10 and session two will be on 10/15 and 10/17 from 6:30-8:30 pm. It is open to anyone and friends and guests are welcome. It promises to be a life changing class.

Thank You!!!: To our wonderful Church in Brielle family, I want to thank you so much for last week’s beautiful 10 year anniversary celebration. It it’s true time flies when you’re having fun and I can’t believe I’ve been serving God with you for a whole decade. God is doing great things through the Body of Christ at Brielle and I am honored to be a part of it. Thanks for the beautiful statue, meaningful words, fantastic food and fellowship and to top it all off a yummy cake. I look forward to our future together glorifying God doing kingdom worship and work.  Love in Christ! Pastor Lou


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!

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.

Afterschool Kids’ Breakfast Club: 4 year olds and up:  Cereal anybody? Tell me, is there anything better than cereal for an after-school snack? I don’t think so: cheerios, coco pebbles, frosted flakes… and who knew that each of these cereals have fun ways to help us walk with Jesus as his disciples.  Join me on Tuesday afternoon right after school on October 8th for fun and games and more fun and more games and… CEREAL!!!

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


September 29, 2019

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

Tuesday:      Tuesday Morning Bible Study-10:00 am

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

Thursday:     Preschool Back to School Night
Bell Choir Rehearsal~6:00 p
Visitation and Parishioner Care Training~6:30 pm
Chancel Choir Rehearsal~7:05 pm

Friday: Overeaters Anonymous~10:00 am
Youth Group~6:30 pm

Sunday:  Blessing of the Animals~12:30 pm


10/8:   Afterschool Kids’ Breakfast Club

10/8:   Financial Seminar for Young Families Session 1~6:30—8:30 pm

10/9:   Girl Scouts~7:00 pm

10/10:  Financial Seminar for Young Families Session 1~6:30—8:30 pm

10/11-10/12:  Thriving Churches hosted by CIB

10/15:  Financial Seminar for Young Families Session 2~6:30—8:30 pm

10/17:  Financial Seminar for Young Families Session 2~6:30—8:30 pm

10/22:  Mission and Outreach/Deacons Meeting~5:00 pm

10/24:  Senior Exercise, Tea, and Talk~11:00 am-1:00 pm

10/26:  Pumpkin Patch~10:00—12:00

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.

Want to Read the Bible Every DayGo on line to https://www.americanbible.org/resources/daily-bible-reading, and click on Sign Up.  You will be asked to type in your email. After doing so hit enter.  Reading God’s Word is one way to build our spiritual muscles! 

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  n