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Jesus taught us to love by showing compassion and caring for the sick. Join the Church’s team as we walk to support NAMI Mercer! NAMI Mercer is the Mercer County affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. It provides advocacy and support services, free of charge, to people affected by mental illness and their families. Joining our team and “walking the walk” will raise money for and awareness about NAMI Mercer’s important programs. The walk takes place the morning of May 2nd at ETS, but if you have a scheduling conflict, you may still join us as a virtual walker. To join the team or make a donation,http://namiwalks.nami.org/
MAUNDY THURSDAY, April 2 – 8:00 PM
SERVICE OF TENEBRAE (SHADOWS)
WITH THE SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION
GOOD FRIDAY, April 3 – 12:00 Noon – 3:00 PM
THE SANCTUARY WILL BE OPEN THE AFTERNOON OF GOOD FRIDAY FROM NOON TO 3 PM FOR REFLECTION AND MEDITATION. THE GOSPELS’ PASSION STORY WILL BE READ AT THE TOP OF EACH HOUR. DROP IN AT ANY TIME FOR QUIET MOMENTS OF CONTEMPLATION.
EASTER SUNDAY, April 5 – 9:30 AM
CELEBRATION OF THE RESURRECTION
Christ Is Risen! Alleluia!
The Rev. Jan Willem van der Werff
- “Where do our Hymns Come From?”
Skip Williams, facilitator
Wednesday February 25
- Film Viewing and Discussion of “Finding the Gold Within”–Growing up as a Young Black Man in America Today
Trish Miele and Virginia Dearborn, facilitators
Sunday March 8
- Books Discussion: Marilynne Robinson’s Home and Henri Nouwen’s The Prodigal Son (with glances at the books and hymns mentioned in Home.)
Peggy and David Redman, facilitators
Friday nights 7:30 – 9 p.m.
- “Field Trips to Local Houses of Worship,”
Aaron Neff, organizer
- -Friday, March 6 to Beth Ch’aim
- -Friday, March 27 to Friday afternoon prayers (Muslin) at Murray-Dodge Hall, Princeton University
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Consider a gift this season for the “least of these:” victims of disaster
John the Baptist would have loved this program. PDA (Presbyterian Disaster Assistance) is the emergency and refugee program of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. Their specialty is providing assistance immediately after a disaster, while other organizations may scramble to raise money and get organized. A PDA program, Gift of the Heart Kits, collects various emergency kits that people will need when disasters like hurricanes strike (see https://www.pcusa.org/resource/pda-gift-heart-kits-content-list). Consider donating to this project yourself, or giving it in someone else’s name as an alternate gift – gift cards are available in Fellowship Hall to announce your gift. The gift kit choices are the Hygiene Kit ($10), School Kit ($15), Baby Kit ($39) and Cleanup Bucket ($56). You may specify the kit(s) you want purchased, or donate any amount of money and various kits will be made. Look for a display of sample kits, gift cards, and sign-up sheets in Fellowship Hall during Advent, or make checks out to DNPC with a memo of “disaster kits.”
On Martin Luther King Day (Jan. 18) we will assemble the kits at the Plainsboro Presbyterian Church, after sharing a pot luck dinner with them at 6 PM. Save the date!
Come All Ye Faithful!
Sunday, December 21st
9:30 AM – Worship celebration with Chancel Choir and Brass Quintet: John Rutter’s Gloria
Wednesday, December 24th Christmas Eve
5:00 PM – Christmas Pageant and Candlelight Service
10:00 PM – Candlelight Service with Bell Choir and Christmas Meditation