Weekly Update – March 3

Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow.” – Isaiah 1:17 (NIV)

Earlier in this passage, God stated that God was not moved with Israel’s dead religious activities. Their pious observances had become a way to avoid true responsibility. In a time when there was no social security or welfare, orphans and widows were relegated to poverty and great need. One of the results of a relationship with God will be a desire to help the weak and helpless. This statement is an imperative, meaning, this is what faith does. Wouldn’t the world be a delightful place?

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Bring sausages and rolls to the annual Collegiate
Ash Wednesday Worship at 7:30 pm!
This year we will be celebrating at the Suydam Street Reformed Church
(corner of Suydam and Drift Streets).

Here is what’s happening at FRC this week:

Wednesday, March 5
6:30 pm Combined Choir Rehearsal
7:00 pm Ash Wednesday Collegiate Worship Service at Suydam Street Reformed Church

Thursday, March 6
4:00 pm TCCDC – Finance Meeting

Friday, March 7
5:30 pm Hall Ed. Fund – Wine Tasting Fundraiser

Saturday, March 8
8:30 am ISP Work Group
12:00 pm Rutgers Students help with church move

Sunday, March 9
Turn Clocks FORWARD ONE HOUR!!!
9:00 am Confirmation Class
9:00 am Choir Rehearsal
9:30 am Breakfast & Banter
9:50 am Bell Choir Rehearsal
10:30 am Worship – First Sunday in Lent
Ushers – Lolly Schenck and tbd
12:00 pm Finance Comm. Mtg.?

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Peace be with you,
Susan

About Susan Kramer-Mills

Susan Kramer-Mills' journey as a pastor has led her to a variety of places. Before attending McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago she was a Volunteer-in-Mission for two years West Berlin, Germany. After returning to the United States and graduating from seminary, she returned with her husband Hartmut to Germany. From 1990 to 1992 she was campus chaplain and registrar at Naumburg Seminary in former East Germany. With the closing of the seminary she assumed the pastorate for the yoked congregations of Stoessen, Goerschen and Rathewitz in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. At the same time she taught Religious Instruction at two public elementary schools until 1998. During this time she was assigned six additional congregations to the original three. In 1998, she received a call as Associate Pastor to Trinity Presbyterian Church in East Brunswick, New Jersey. She served in that position until 2000, when she and her husband accepted a call as co-pastors to First Reformed Church in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Since April 1, 2004, Rev. Kramer-Mills has also been working part-time as Classis Minister to the Classis of New Brunswick.
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