Advent & Christmas Schedule

 

Advent Schedule

 

  • Soup Supper 6:15pm
  • Look for the soup sign-up sheet on the bulletin board starting November 5th

CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE

  • Sunday, December 24th Christmas Eve morning service 9:15am
  • 5:00pm Contemporary Service (Communion)
  • Sunday, December 24th Christmas Eve
  • 8:00pm Traditional Service (Communion)
  • Monday, December 25th Christmas Day
  • 11:00am Service (Communion)

Devotion 7:00pm

  • Wednesday, November 29th
  • Wednesday, December 6th
  • Wednesday, December 13th

“A NIGHT IN BETHLEHEM” Free Community Christmas Celebration – December 9th, 2017 4:00pm-7:00pm

You are cordially invited to join us was we travel back over 2000 years ago to the night of Jesus’ birth.  Discover what life was like back then by wandering through the bustling Bethlehem marketplace and interacting with local shopkeepers who share the Christmas Story!  Afterwards, travel to the stable and meet Mary & Joseph as they talk about the miracle of Jesus’ birth.  Upon leaving the stable, you are invited to a feast, fit for three wise kings, to celebrate Christmas.  It’s all free!!   If you wish a non-perishable food item for our Crossroads Food Pantry would be a blessing.  Any questions, please call the church office at 973-697-6060

The Pastor’s Part November/December, 2017

 

As the Church of Christ, we find ourselves positioned between two great victories. Behind us is the victory of our Lord who died upon the cross and was raised again. That moment of human history spelled the end of the power of sin and death. Now we await the second victory, the final liberation of the world from sin, evil and death at the re-appearing of our Savior when He comes again at the end of the age. We are in a period of waiting and expectation, with the promise that the One for whom we wait will not disappoint us.

However, Jesus warns us that the interim period would not be easy. As the day of salvation approaches, he warns, there will be greater conflicts and outpouring of evil among people and natural disasters in the earth. These are the signs that should alert us to the fact that we live in a world that is in need of redemption. Jesus says, “When these things begin to take place, look up and raise your heads, because redemption is drawing near” (Luke 21:28).

Look up! Raise your heads! That runs counter to the advice of the world and our own natural instincts. When things start flying all around us, as one Biblical scholar put it, the inclination is to duck, retreat, and keep your head down. Instead Jesus calls us to stand up, raise our heads, and be out in front. Why? Because as things get worse, and the need for a Savior becomes more obvious, it becomes all the clearer to those who believe that God will act to save His people. Simultaneously we stand to make bold witness that the Christ for whom we await brings redemption, salvation from all that threatens us. To lift up our heads is an act of faith and witness to the promises of God that await us and which have been assured to us in the first victory of our Lord at the cross and the empty tomb. In a year of tragic hurricanes in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico; devastating earthquakes in Mexico; wildfires burning out of control in California; terroristic acts in New York and shootings in Colorado; a country that’s politicized in all things now is the time for us to strike a posture of courage and hope. It’s not a time for us to take a low profile. With the worship themes of these last Sundays in the church year past and our entering the time of Advent in the new church year we hear God’s call to renew our expectation and hope in the return of our Lord, and to stand up boldly to call the world to look to Him for salvation! May we boldly share the forgiveness and strength that only Jesus can bring!

Maranatha! “Come Lord Jesus!”

Free Community Fall Festival October 21st 3:00pm

Please join us on October 21st at 3:00pm for our 2nd annual Fall Festival.  There will be food, music, fellowship and lots of fun activities for the whole family.  We will be also showing in celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the Martin Luther movie “The Idea that Changed the World”  Holy Faith members, please bring a side or dessert to share everything else will be provided by church.  If you have any questions, please call 973-697-6060.

HOMELIGHT BIBLE STUDY

 

It’s that time again! Time to “kickoff” our Homelight Bible Study Fellowship gatherings for the fall. What better way to do it than with a potluck on Sunday, September 24th at 12 pm (after Bible study and Sunday school). Bring your best dish and invite a friend! Any ideas for books are welcome. We will have a discussion on the suggested books and decide what we’d like to order so we can get the books in quickly and begin our studies in early October. Please pray for a great time of food, fun and fellowship as well as God’s blessings on our studies this year. Gatherings are held on Tuesdays at 7 pm at the Bredefeld home, at 7:15 pm on Tuesdays at the Kleindienst home and at 1:30pm on Wednesdays at the MacDermid home. Come “grow” with us!

SUNDAY SCHOOL – 2017

A new year of Sunday School at Holy Faith will begin on September 17th at 10:45am.  Please join us as we dig deep into the word of God, growing in faith and than sharing that faith with others! If you would like to register your child, or if you have any questions, please call the church office at 973-697-6060.

Journey Through The Holy Land

JOURNEY THROUGH THE HOLY LANDSeptember 16th we will have a dinner at 5:00pm and picture slide presentation 7:00pm.  A number of traditional recipes were brought back from the trip to Israel and the plan is to have a “Jewish Potluck”.   Everyone is invited!!  It should be a fun & informative evening.

COMMUNITY BLOCK PARTY – JUNE 17TH

BLOCK PARTY!!  HOLY FAITH INVITES EVERYONE IN THE COMMUNITY TO OUR 2ND ANNUAL START-OF-SUMMER BLOCK PARTY!!

WHEN:  SATURDAY, JUNE 17TH

TIME: 4:00PM – 8:00PM

WHERE: HOLY FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH * 104 PARADISE ROAD * OAK RIDGE, NJ * 973-697-6060

FREE FOOD, BEVERAGES,MUSIC,GAMES,ACTIVITIES,CAMPFIRE!!

FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY – Please join us 8-)  
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FAITH IN ACTION

Faith In Action Sunday May 21st

Please be a part of FIA on Sunday May, 21st. Sign-up will begin at

Church on May 7th. Anyone can sign-up online at

 www.faithinactionofthehighlands.weebly.com

Fellowship Celebration to follow 3:00pm at the Freedom Church

on Oak Ridge Road. Any questions, please speak to Grant Rupp or Mark Fanslau.