“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep….” – John 10:11
In stressful and challenging times, Jesus shares with those gathered how he is present with all people. Do we trust in Christ’s presence and Christ’s promises? Join us as we reflect upon these questions. See you Sunday! ~ Pete
Sunday, April 22, 2018...
8:00 a.m. – Worship Service in the Chapel
9:00 a.m. – Yoga in the Karen Kaiser Parish House
10:00 a.m. – Worship Service in the Sanctuary
Following Worship: Coffee Hour in the Chapel
11:30 a.m. – Bible Study in the Karen Kaiser Parish House
**Reminder: We have off-street parking on Sunday mornings behind Calhoun-Mania Funeral Home, 19 Lincoln Avenue.**
Reminder: Articles for May Tidings are due Monday, April 23rd
Meetings/Events This Coming Week
Choir Rehearsal: Thursday, April 26th, 7:30 p.m., in the Chapel
Eric Olsen Jazz Concert: Saturday, April 27th, 7:30 p.m., in the Chapel
Please check our website, www.fpcrutherford.org, and Facebook for upcoming activities and events!
Have a wonderful weekend!
On Sunday May 27, the First Presbyterian Church of Rutherford will sponsor a field trip to The BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Robbinsville, New Jersey. It is considered one of the largest Hindu temples in the world. The awe-inspiring marble mandir resides within a larger visitor’s center, which protects the intricate place of worship from the elements. Measuring 42 feet tall, 133 feet long, and 87 feet wide, the temple is made entirely of Carrara marble imported from Italy ...to Rajasthan, India, where hundreds of artisans hand-carved the 13,499 pieces. The finished mandir, which opened in 2014, is an awe-inspiring work of craftsmanship that took a total of 4.7 million man hours—from craftsmen to volunteers—to complete. Among the thousands of elaborate carvings are 98 sthambhas (or carved pillars), 66 peacock-style arches, 144 sacred figures, and 91 elephants with various musical instruments and flowers. Our private tour will take place at 2 p.m. with expected time of arrival at 1:45 p.m. Travel is on your own. Sarong/wraps will be provided to cover arms if needed and no shoes can be worn on the tour, which is expected to take two hours. Registration is required. Please call the church at 201-438-3569 to register.