Lenten worship plans

The worship committee is looking forward to a meaningful Lenten period and Easter season. Not all the details are completely planned as I write this, but many thoughts and special plans are in the works. Please mark in your calendar Feb 17th for Ash Wednesday. This year we will be hosting this service for the collegiate churches (which include Highland Park, Second, and Suydam Street Reformed Churches). This worship service is always moving with the imposition of ashes, hand washing, and the celebration of the Lord’s Supper. Of course, I would be remiss in forgetting to announce the Feast of Sausages following the Ash Wednesday Services. That’s an evening you don’t want to miss.

A deeply moving Seder meal, like the one we held last year, is once again planned for Maundy Thursday. We will begin to collect reservations soon. This meal is then followed by a Tenebrae Worship during which we remember our Lord Jesus’ death on the cross. More information about this meal will follow in March.

As flu season is still around us, we have to be careful to not spread germs. In order to help this along, there are wipes and hand sanitizers available in the back of the church for you to use.

At our last meeting, we also talked about the Lunchtime Recitals. The spring season is coming soon, and we are preparing for it, even though the State of New Jersey has announced that it will be freezing all grants for arts events. So keep an eye out for the announcements of the dates and performers, and any call to help us celebrate this ministry for the New Brunswick Livingston School music classes and the elderly who are served through this outreach program.

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