Weekly Update – Oct 28 – Nov 3

Dear Friends ~

“That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?”– Mark 4:35-38 (NIV)

We need to be honest and admit that we often feel the same way when our lives feel threatened by the storms of life. We feel battered and forget who is in the boat with us. So it shouldn’t surprise us when Jesus rebukes the storm that he also rebukes his disciples when He asks, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?” Our fears are linked to our unbelief, because we believe that the storm is bigger than God. So remember who is in the boat with you, for He cares for you and will not leave you alone.

Two Congregational Meetings:

November 10 – Discussion about the Sanctuary with the Liaison Team
November 24 – 2014 Budget Meeting

Here is what’s happening at FRC this week:

Tuesday Oct. 29
2:00 pm TCCDC – Prep Mtg. for Plan. Bd.

Wednesday Oct. 30
7:00 pm Women Aware Open House (268 Livingston Ave.)
2:00 pm Choir Rehearsal

Thursday Oct. 31
10:00 am TCCDC – Finance Mtg.

Saturday Nov. 2
8:30 am ISP Work Group
10:00 am RU Volunteer Day

Sunday Nov. 3
9:00 am Choir Rehearsal
9:30 am Breakfast & Banter
9:50 am Bell Choir Rehearsal
10:30 am Worship – Ordination & Installation of Elders & Deacon
Ushers: Rod Gray & Margaret Coakley
Bread-Janet W., Juice-Heather E.
11:30 am Coffee Hour host: tbd

Peace be with you,

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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