Today we welcome Nathaniel Jacob Bergfeldt,son of Susannah and Peter Bergfeldt through Holy Baptism!
Loose Change Challenge: Bring your loose change for the offering. All loose change in the offering on Sunday mornings will go towards the Numana Meal Packing Event on June 3.
Women’s Retreat—Beautiful Feet: For all you ladies who miss our “Princess Retreats”, Redeemer LC in Manchester will be hosting a women’s retreat on Saturday, May 6th. Registration forms are in the Narthex under the TV or on the kitchen counter. If we have a lot of women, we can car pool there. Please see if you have any questions.
Life of Martin Luther film event: One night only, May 3rd at 7:30 pm at the AMC Hamilton 24 & IMAX theatre. Tickets must be purchased by April 30th online. Tugg.com/Manchester.newluthermovie.com
HCM Meal Packing Event: The Haitian Children’s Ministry will be hosting a meal packing event on Saturday, June 3 at McDivitt Elementary School in Old Bridge. Our goal for this event will be to pack more than 80,000 meals for children in Haiti. We will need 300+ volunteers for this event, so make sure to mark your calendars now. If you would like to donate a box (that will feed a family for two months), or become a corporate sponsor, please go to haitianchildrensministry.org and see how to become a sponsor or donate a box. June 3rd at McDivitt School. All ages are welcome to help pack the meals.
Spring Work Day: Spring work day will be Saturday, May 6th beginning at 8:30. Rain Date is May 20th. If you would like to participate, please sign up on today’s connection card. No experience necessary. There are many project needed to get done, so many hands are appreciated. For more information, please see Mike Lanzafama or .
Mission Classic Golf Outing: Thursday, May 18th to benefit NJ District Urban Ministry. Anyone interested, please register on-line at www.njdistrict.org/mcgolf.
Summer Worship Schedule: Beginning on June 18, we will switch to our summer worship schedule. Worship services will be at 9 am and 10:30 am. Please take note of the change in time for the early service. The last Sunday for Sunday School before summer break is June 11. Nursery Care will continue to be provided during the 10:30am worship.
Join the Spring Choir: If you would like to join the Spring choir, please sign up on today’s connection card; or see the choir member in the Narthex after service and pick up the schedule and the music that will be sung. The choir rehearsals for the Spring choir will begin on Sunday, April 23rd after the 10:30 service. The Spring Choir will sing on May 21st, June 4th and June 11th. There will be three songs that this group will be learning to sing on the stated Sunday’s. If you have any questions, please see .
VBS – “Maker Fun Factory”: is full or bright, vibrant colors, dynamic decorations, and gadgets and gizmos aplenty. A world where curios kids become hands-on inventors who discover they’re lovingly crafted by God. There are many exciting ways to help with this fun filled week. You can be a Group leader, Game leader, Craft coordinator, and more. If you would like to be a part of the VBS Team, please sign up on today’s connection card. VBS will be July 17 – 21st from 6 – 8 pm.
Gluten Free wafers are now available for those who need it. Please be sure to let the Deacon or Pastor know when you come to the Altar so they can bring it to you.
Listen to Sermons Online. Did you miss a Sunday Worship? Listen to the Sunday Sermons at gs4nj.org/podcast.
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Mowers & Gardeners: Well spring is finally here and showing its good side this week, which means the grass is growing and so are the weeds!! It takes many hands to keep the grounds looking beautiful, and we can always use a few more helpers. If you are interested in becoming part of the “team”, please let Maureen Puricelli know, or sign up on today’s connection card.
Altar Guild Team Members: The Altar guild is looking for a few more people to help with setting and cleaning the altar before and after Sunday worship services. It’s a minimum time commitment. Flexible time for set up and cleaning up after service. Sign up on today’s connection card, or speak to Laurie Burke or Doreen Humiston for more information.
Nursery Helpers: Please sign up on today’s connection card if you are interested in helping with Nursery care. It is only once a month for the 10:30 service. If you have any questions, please see .
Ushers: Ushers are sometimes the first person that greets a visitor. If you can smile, extend a hand and welcome people, you can be an Usher. If you are interested in serving as an Usher, please sign up on today’s connection card. It’s a minimum time commitment, one Sunday every 4 – 5 weeks sometimes.
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