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(The Week of 04/13/14 - 04/19/14)

Palm/Passion Sunday

Holy Week Schedule
April 17th - 6:30 PM Maundy Thursday Worship with Special Music and Communion
April 18th - 12 Noon - 6:30 PM Prayer Vigil .... 6:30 PM Good Friday Worship
April 20th - 6:30 AM  Easter Sunrise Worship at Franklin Pond
April 20th - 10:00 AM  Traditional easter Worship in Sanctuary

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 One Great Hour of Sharing:  Please take an envelope and/or fish box home with you and prayerfully reflect on your stewardship to support this mission.  The Finance Committee will be collecting for this program until Palm Sunday, and we thank you for your generosity.  If you have a fish box, please secure the ends with tape to prevent the box from opening and the coins falling out.
 Worship leaders are needed!  Please sign-up or if you have questions, please talk to Pastor Nancy.
Rummage Sale Goods Needed:  We will once again hold our Annual Rummage Sale on April 25th and 26th.  At this time we will accept all household items from now until the days of the sale.  All donations can be left on the stage in the Great Hall.  We will only be accepting household items.  Please DO NOT BRING  outdated exercise equipment of TV's.  Only working flat screen TV's will be accepted.  Please do not bring clothing at this time.  Clothing will be accepted starting on March 23, to April 20th, 2014.  Any questions, please see Janice Vaszlavik or e-mail or call her at ((73) 827-3250 - bela89@embarqmail.com.
Choir Rehearsals will be the 2nd and 4th Thursday nights at 6:30 PM thru Lent starting on February 27th.
 If you have any questions about your church financial statements, please call Jane Krueger at (973) 209-8420 or e-mail:  notaplainjane@embarqmail.com
 The updated Church directories are available.  If you would like one, please pick one up on the table in the West Chancel.
 Would you like to receive a weekly e-mail update from Pastor Nancy?  This would include some brief news of the life of the church, thoughts on scripture and prayers for the week.  Pastor Nancy would like to begin this in September.  If you are interested, please contact Kathie Drew in the office with your e-mail address.
The Finance and Personnel Committee have placed materials in West Chancel regarding ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING, the Presbytery Assistance program that provides much needed relief to areas affected by such disasters as Hurricanes Katrina & Sandy.  In many instances, the PDA continues to provide assistance long after all other relief efforts have discontinued doing so.  This is a much needed and important outreach ministry helping many who otherwise would not receive help long after others have abandoned them.

Please take an envelope and/or fish box home with you and prayerfully reflect on your stewardship to support this mission.  The F&PC will be taking collections for this program all year long, and we thank you for your generosity,

Check out our Facebook page for announcements, happenings and events.  You can find us on Facebook at Franklin Presbyterian Church, NJ to "Like" us or Friend us at Franklin Presbyterian Church.  
 Ministries and Opportunities to serve:  Bread of Life Saturday lunch - See Lynn Hayn.
    Donate to food pantry.
    Become a lay reader.
    Host (provide refreshments) at Fellowship time after 10:30 AM church service.
Do your need support and a helping hand with an elderly loved one that you are caring for at home?  A new respite program called "In Good Company" is now being offered in Sussex County.  Quality supervised activities while you, the care giver, can shop, go to a doctor's appointment, attend church or receive guidance from the program social worker.  In Good Company is located at Sussex County Homestead Complex and the hours vary by day.  Please call (973) 948-5400, ext. 3122 for more information.
Attention Seniors:  If you are age 60+, a Sussex County resident, and your total annual income does not exceed $19,240 for singles or $25,900 for couples, you are eligible to receive vouchers worth $20 that can be spent at NJ Fresh Farm Stands.  Proxies may be assigned for the homebound.  Contact Sussex County Division of Senior Services at (973) 579-0555.
The Session would like to ask that when submitting a Prayer Request for an individual, be sure to let the church office know the reason for the request  -- e.g. recovering from surgery/illness/injury; dealing with a personal loss; facing a chronic illness; serving overseas in the military, etc.  This will make our prayers more specific and will enable us to write cards that are more unique to the person for whom prayers are offered.  Thank you in advance!
One of the programs that the Deacons have organized is a "Food Chain" which provides meals to those in our congregation who are temporarily physically unable to prepare meals for themselves, or their families, due to illness.  If we can have many members in the "chain", then the need to provide frequent meals is reduced to a minimum (this is one situation where too many cooks do not spoil the broth).  Please think about joining our "Food Chain"- you can leave your name and phone number with the Church Secretary in the Church office (973) 827-6444)), or on the sign-up sheet at the rear of the sanctuary.
* The Per Capita apportionment for 2014 is now $32.22.  This amount is for each member not for each family.  Thank you!