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Sermon Title and Scripture for Sunday November 15th, 2015:
Ezekiel: A Watchman Among The Captives
14 The Spirit then lifted me up and took me away, and I went in bitterness and in the anger of my spirit, with the strong hand of the Lord on me. 15 I came to the exiles who lived at Tel Aviv near the Kebar River. And there, where they were living, I sat among them for seven days—deeply distressed.
Ezekiel’s Task as Watchman16 At the end of seven days the word of the Lord came to me: 17 “Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the people of Israel; so hear the word I speak and give them warning from me. 18 When I say to a wicked person, ‘You will surely die,’ and you do not warn them or speak out to dissuade them from their evil ways in order to save their life, that wicked person will die for their sin, and I will hold you accountable for their blood. 19 But if you do warn the wicked person and they do not turn from their wickedness or from their evil ways, they will die for their sin; but you will have saved yourself.
20 “Again, when a righteous person turns from their righteousness and does evil, and I put a stumbling block before them, they will die. Since you did not warn them, they will die for their sin. The righteous things that person did will not be remembered, and I will hold you accountable for their blood. 21 But if you do warn the righteous person not to sin and they do not sin, they will surely live because they took warning, and you will have saved yourself.”
22 The hand of the Lord was on me there, and he said to me, “Get up and go out to the plain, and there I will speak to you.” 23 So I got up and went out to the plain. And the glory of the Lord was standing there, like the glory I had seen by the Kebar River, and I fell facedown.
24 Then the Spirit came into me and raised me to my feet. He spoke to me and said: “Go, shut yourself inside your house. 25 And you, son of man, they will tie with ropes; you will be bound so that you cannot go out among the people. 26 I will make your tongue stick to the roof of your mouth so that you will be silent and unable to rebuke them, for they are a rebellious people. 27 But when I speak to you, I will open your mouth and you shall say to them, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says.’Whoever will listen let them listen, and whoever will refuse let them refuse; for they are a rebellious people.
Daily Bible Verse for November 14th:
19 The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.
Galatians 5:19-21 New International Version (NIV)
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Save the Dates:
Wednesdays Welcome - Starts up again tonight - November 4th
Community Gathering - "Campfire Cookout" Postponed due to weather. Make up date TBA at a later date
Choral Concert - Saturday December 12th
12 Step Concert - "Step Out With Us" Saturday January 9th, 2016 at 4pm. A concert to celebrate ministry at Rocky Hill Church that includes AA. You are invited to a Musical Presentation based on the ""12 Steps" of AA. Food and Fellowship provided. Free-Will Donations Accepted.
12 Step Sundays 2nd Sunday of the Month - January 10th kick off
Elder Deacon Training - February 27th from 8:30am - 1:30pm.
Sunday School: Started September 27th. Come join us!
Bible Study: The Book of Mark: Mondays at 12pm and Thursday at 7pm. Please call the church office at 609-924-6450 to enroll/reserve for this group, thank you.
Pastor's Office: Hours: Temporarily by appointment
Office Assistant Hours: Mon & Wed 10am - 3pm
Consistory: November 5th, 7:30pm
Coffee with Consistory: Postponed
Fellowship Hour: Last Sunday (11/01/15) the Rivera Family Thank you so much for all you do for us!
Sunday School: We are looking for volunteers to help teach our Sunday School. Please contact Isabel Rivera at (609) 924-6450 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Prayer Gathering: Our next service is Saturday January16th,2016 at 7pm (90 Minutes). This service is a time for our church and the community to pray together. Opening with a few words and music, all are welcome to offer prayers aloud that are written, spontaneous or in song.
Youth Sunday: Sunday November 15th, (Every Third Sunday). This is a normal service, but with special leadership from our youth throughout the service along with some wonderful music.
Healing Service: February 14th, 2016 Our normal service, but with it's focus on individual and community restoration.
Wednesday's Welcome: Each week we offer a light supper to those attending the 7:30pm AA meetings Starting back up again tonight (11-04-15). (Except in the Summer, Please check Community Services for specifics) Please consider donating a meal to this vital ministry. Contact Bette or Bonnie.
Raise the Roof: We are trying to raise money for a new roof over fellowship hall. Please support this effort by using the giving envelope for building and grounds or otherwise specifying a special offering for our much needed roof. You can also click on the donate button on the top of this page as well to donate. Thank you all for your support.
Fellowship Hour Host Schedule: Volunteers are needed. If you would like to host Fellowship Hour after service one Sunday, simply sign up. The coffee is already made, just bring something to share!
Please consider bringing goodies for coffee hour. The coffee is already made; simply bring a treat to share! Our sign-up sheet is available during fellowship every Sunday.
Weekly Prayers of the community:
Prayers of Thanksgiving this week (11/08/15):
Prayers of Thanksgiving for:
Isabel: Her father's birthday and that Ben has been working on a writing that may get published!
Eliz: Her last class is Wednesday
Bette: Hazel's Birthday
Kira: Family and reconnecting
Pastor Ben: He would like prayers for all immigrants both coming into this country and seeking new refuge in safer places. Prayers for those who are homeless or incarcirated. Prayers for the homebound and all those who couldn't be with us today.
Eliz: That her last class will be memorable.
Bette: Geri and Joanne who are looking for a place to live, hopefully have found one.
Kira: Help heal Tim's Mom.
Bonnie: For Wayne who had knee injections and for healing.
Pastor Ben: Matt, Lauren, Bill, Bette, Bonnie and all who couldn't be here with us today.
Isabel: Stephanie Still Needs a kidney transplant and prayers for her family.
Those who don't have God in their lives.
Peace for Community.
Bring those who need to be saved to church.
All our worries to be gone.
Stress and burdens to be lifted.
Keeping all our Military people safe.
Let us give Thanks for those who have overcome illnesses.
Let us pray for those who have lost close friends and family.
Let us give Thanks for this congregation and all who support us.
Let us pray for forgiveness for what we have done and might do in the future that may not be the right things.
Let us give thanks to Jesus for all we have such as family, friends and church family and the love of Jesus and pray for the strength to not complain about what we don't have.
Every morning we wake up is a gift and something to be thankful for, in case there wasn't an idea of anything to be thankful for that came to us.
Thank You Jesus!!!
We still want to "Raise the Roof"! We are getting there very slowly and appreciate everything we can get. Donations are still being received at this time via the button at the top of the page, mail:
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First Reformed Church of Rocky Hill
PO Box 220
Rocky Hill, NJ 08553
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We are a community of faith who enjoys celebrating God’s love! We know that in Christ we find unconditional love, value and acceptance. And so we have embarked on a journey toward a “walls down, arms open” experience of welcome and embrace.
It is our endeavor to offer a space for discovery and exploration of the gifts God has given to us all; and to learn how to share those gifts with the world. You are invited to share in this journey.
Worship at Rocky Hill is a community experience; services are creative and interactive, traditional yet fresh. In worship we practice listening to the Spirit through scripture, prayer, and song.