Caldwell United Methodist Church 8 Academy Road, Caldwell, NJ
Our Weekly Prayers
Prayer for the church
For all church members to gather for Holy Week services as we remember the last week
of our Lord’s life and the love poured out for us on the cross.
March 22, 2015 prayers
Mike Reeves; Matthew T.; Rose Trapani; Salena M.; Karen; Debbie; Samantha; Michael
and Rana; Sara; Amanda; all who are missing loved ones; Diane D.; Aunt Joan; Diana G.;
Rachel and John P.; Cynthia Maiullo and her family; Robin; Ann; Vito Guarneri’s daughter;
Birthday blessings for Sarah; Rachel Rotter
Caldwell United Methodist Church
8 Academy Road, Caldwell, NJ 07006
phone 973-226-4410 / [email protected]
www.caldwellchurch.org visit us on facebook
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Sunday, March 29
Monday, March 30
Travel mercies for Samantha and twins; James Caldwell High School Music Department’s
travels to Florida
This week’s calendar
10:00 a.m. Palm Sunday
Monday Morning Prayer/
Discussion Group-Guyn Room
Youth Group (9th—12th graders)
Blessings on Brittany and Luke expecting a baby; the installation of Rev. Thomas Dente as
priest at Notre Dame R.C. Church
Wednesday, April 1
All of our members and loved ones including Ruth MacElroy; Marion Larson;
Johanna Britsman; Judy Burger; Norma Covert, Alice Thieleman; Charlotte Tinfow
Thursday, April 2
Men’s Breakfast—Caldwell Diner
Hand Bell Choir Rehearsal
Holy Thursday Service-Auditorium
Friday, April 3
Good Friday Prayer VigilSanctuary
Good Friday Service-Sanctuary
Edna Kramer, Ruth Conklin; Carolyn Gazzillo; Alex; Marianne Smith;
the Casavant family; Rachel Rotter; Craig Decker
Our men and women in the military and their families. Returning veterans and their
Upcoming Worship Opportunities
Holy Thursday, April 2, 7:30 p.m., Church Auditorium
Worship around a candlelit table, have your hands washed as we remember Christ’s
washing of the disciples’ feet and share in Holy Communion. If you need childcare, contact
church office by Tuesday, March 31, 973-226-4410.
Good Friday, April 3
Prayer Vigil The Sanctuary, 12 noon – 3:00 p.m.
The church is open during the traditional hours that Christ’s crucifixion is observed.
Devotional materials are supplied.
Good Friday Tenabrae Service, 7:30 p.m.
With scripture readings, special music, “shadow reenactment” by our youth, and the
extinguishing of candles. We will remember the events in the last week of Christ’s
life and his death on the cross.
Easter Sunday Morning Worship, April 5, 10:00 a.m.
Join friends and neighbors as we celebrate Christ’s resurrection with special music,
message and flowers.
Sunday, April 5
Pleasant Day in Auditorium Wednesdays, 10-11 / Thursdays 10:30-11:30
Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting in Auditorium Sundays, 6-8:30
Caldwell Food Pantry
On Sundays in April, please bring canned or pouches of TUNA to church for the
Caldwell Food Pantry. Donations should be placed in the back of the sanctuary.
United Methodist Women
SPRING RUMMAGE SALE
FRIDAY, APRIL 10 and SATURDAY, APRIL 11
9:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m.
You may begin bringing your donations in after April 1. Gather your gently-used clothing
(especially babies and children), household items (please no large electric appliances), linens
and bedding, books (no encyclopedias or textbooks), pictures and frames, CDs, etc. Please label your boxes and bags “rummage sale” and, if you are able, put them on the center of the
stage, behind the curtain. Set-up will be Wednesday, April 8 at 6:30 p.m. and Thursday, April 9
from 9:00-3:00. We need help with set-up, during the sale and with clean-up. There will be a
sign-up sheet at the Academy Road entrance.
Opportunities to Bless Our Finances
FOOD GIFT CARDS: We have gift cards for Foodtown, ShopRite and Stop & Shop.
The cards are good at all locations for each store. Remember, a $100 card costs you
$100, and you get to buy $100 worth of items with it - the benefit is the Caldwell UMC
makes $5 for every $100 card you buy! Cards are available for $25, $50, $100,
DONATIONS SOUGHT FOR NURSERY ATTENDANT: In order to fund this ministry,
$30 per week is being sought. If you can donate a week or a month, please place a
check in the offering plate, marked “Nursery Care.” Thank you.
NEED EVENT SPACE? Various spaces in the church may be rented for parties,
showers, meetings, classes, etc. Please contact the church office, 973-226-4410 to
check availability and receive detailed guidelines.
Special Taize Service at Chatham UMC
THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2015, 8:00 p.m.
Chatham UMC, 460 Main Street, Chatham, NJ
Taize Brothers from the Ecumenical Community of Taize, France to visit the United Methodist
Church in Chatham and lead a Taize Prayer Service. The Chatham UMC is thrilled to host Brother Emile, (originally from Canada), Brother John (originally from Philadelphia) and Brother Emmanuel, (originally from France) for "A Conversation With the Brothers of Taize." The Brothers of
Taize, with musicians from the church, will lead a Taize Prayer service in the sanctuary. The Rev.
Jeff Markay, Senior Pastor, of the Chatham UMC said, "The Brothers of Taize are authentic, humble and wise representatives of the Christian faith, who have deeply influenced me for the past 25
years of ministry, and influenced the global church in extremely gracious ways. I hope hundreds
of people can come to Chatham UMC for this rare opportunity to spend a few hours with the
Brothers of Taize."
If you would like to participate and sing with the Chancel Choir for Easter, April 5,
please contact Carol J. Gallentine, 973-364-0992, [email protected] This is a
very special time of the Christian year to serve Him and praise Him with our voices and
special gifts. Just bring your love of music and some enthusiasm and we'll take care of the
9th-12th graders please join us for dinner, games, devotions. Contact
Danielle Pezzino at [email protected], 201-704-9428.
WOULD YOU LIKE SOMEONE TO PRAY FOR YOU DURING THE WEEK?
Please contact Barbara Bechtold, 973-226-4517, [email protected], she will be glad
to pray for you or refer you to a member of the Intercessory Prayer Team. You can be
confident that you concerns will be addressed with compassion and confidentiality.
There are many opportunities to praise & serve the Lord with music.
Practice schedule is as follows:
Chancel Choir: Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.
Hand Bell Ringers: Thursdays at 5:00 p.m.
You may also be interested in Youth Choir Chimes, Praise Band and/or preparing
Multi-media presentations. Please contact Carol Gallentine at 973-364-0992,
[email protected], for more information.
SOUND/VIDEO TECHNICIAN NEEDED!
We are asking the congregation to keep in prayer our search for someone to be in charge
of our recording ministry, both audio and in the future, video as well! This person should
be knowledgeable about equipment and recording and be able to be present on Sunday
morning or line up a trained substitute. He or she would also disseminate our recordings
through various social media and the current channels of dissemination.
SPRING PRAISE CONCERT
SATURDAY, APRIL 18
7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary
An evening of vocal, instrumental and hand bell music. All proceeds to support the missions and ministries of the Caldwell United Methodist Church. Light refreshments will be
Ticket prices: Adults $12. / Seniors $10 / Children 12 and under $5. Please call the
church office, 973-226-4410, for tickets.