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#MissionMonday – Johnsonburg Camp & Retreat Center

How Does Camp Pivot for the Pandemic?

Johnsonburg Camp & Retreat Center pivoted this summer to continue to provide an updated camp experience in the pandemic. Six young adults committed to pod together and help extend camp safely. Their time included mailing camp to those who were unable to join in person and leading small family camps outside. The 60th anniversary of Johnsonburg looked different than anticipated but maintained the traditions of leadership development, community building, worship of God, and environmental education.

For more information visit:

Johnsonburg Camp & Retreat Center (link)


Follow #MissionMonday on our social media platforms to hear about how, with your help, Nassau Presbyterian Church is supporting others in our town, our state, and across the world.

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Next Week at Witherspoon (Oct 18-24)

Nassau is invited to join our siblings at Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church (WSPC) for worship and study. Find information below for upcoming events, and contact Phyllis Rich for zoom links.


Streaming Worship Service

Sunday, October 18 at 10:00 a.m.

This service can be viewed online.

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Morning Prayers

October 19-23 at 7:00 a.m.

Each morning (Monday through Friday) WSPC will come together for daily morning prayers.

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Mid-Week Prayer / Devotional Bible Study

Wednesday, October 21, at 12:30 p.m.

We will welcome Dr. Brian Rainey, lecturer in Biblical Studies at Princeton Theological Seminary.  Dr. Rainey will lead our Bible study group in an interactive discus­sion of “Hollywood & The Bible.”  As preparation, please bring all of your questions about the depiction of biblical stories, characters and creatures in film.  If interested, please submit your questions in advance by email.

Dr. Rainey earned his M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School and his Ph.D. from Brown University.  He is interested in ethnicity in the Hebrew Bible and ancient Near East, including anthropological, sociological and cognitive theories of “ethnicity” and their usefulness for the study of ancient societies.

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Adult Bible Study

Saturday, October 24, at 10:00 a.m.

The Saturday Bible Study at Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church will be studying scripture based on the Presbyterian Mission’s Matthew 25 Bible Study (pdf).

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Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church
112 Witherspoon Church
Princeton, NJ 08542

www.witherspoonchurch.org
(609) 924-1666 – church office

General Email

 

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#MissionMonday – Princeton Presbyterians

Beyond Breaking Bread

Len and Andrew Scales, Presbyterian Chaplains at Princeton University and Executive Co-Directors of the Westminster Foundation will share ways they’ve seen God at work through the Princeton Presbyterians campus ministry. Learn about what theologically grounds the ministry, and hear from a few undergraduate leaders about why they love Princeton Presbyterians.

For more information visit:

Princeton Presbyterians (link)


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Adult Education: Psalm Series (Oct 18-Nov 22)

The Psalms and the Life of Faith in 2020: Praise, Sorrow, Curse

John Calvin called the Psalms an anatomy of all parts of the soul. Martin Luther called the Psalms the Little Bible. This six-week series will discuss the Psalms and their role in the life of faith—ancient Israel’s and our own. Hymns of praise, psalms of lament, thanksgiving songs, and cursing psalms will be treated as a detailed anatomy of the soul and as an entry point from the little Bible to the big one.

Videos will be available each Saturday on the Adult Education Videos page.

October 17
Introduction

October 24
Psalms of Orientation (Hymns of Praise)

October 31
Psalms of Disorientation (Psalms of Lament)

November 7
Psalms of New Orientation (Thanksgiving Psalms)

November 14
A Notoriously Tricky Psalm Type (Imprecatory Psalms)

Sunday, November 22 – Live Zoom Event, 12:15 pm
Conclusion and Q&A

Brent Strawn, Divinity School Professor of Old Testament, at Duke Chapel. Strawn’s research focuses on ancient Near Eastern iconography, Israelite religion, biblical law, the Psalms, poetry, and Old Testament theology.
Brent A. Strawn is Professor of Old Testament and Professor of Law at Duke University. He has edited over twenty volumes to date, including The Bible and the Pursuit of Happiness: What the Old and New Testaments Teach Us about the Good Life (2012), The World around the Old Testament (2014), and the award-winning The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Law (2014). Strawn is an ordained elder in the North Georgia Conference of The United Methodist Church and regularly speaks and preaches at churches across the country. He has appeared on CNN on matters ranging from Easter celebrations to Pope Francis to gun violence, and served as both translator and member of the editorial board for The Common English Bible.

 

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Westminster Conservatory at Nassau

Westminster Conservatory at Nassau to resume Virtually on October 15

Westminster Conservatory at Nassau, the noontime series of free chamber music recitals performed in the Niles Chapel since 2002, was suspended beginning in March of this year due to coronavirus concerns. A new Westminster Conservatory at Nassau video will be available here starting at 12:15 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month.

Schedule for October – December 2020:

  • October 15: pianist Clipper Erickson
  • November 19: pianist Erik Allesee
  • December 17: flutist Jill Crawford & violist Marjorie Selden

October 2020


October 15 | 12:15 p.m.


Download Program(pdf)

Pianist Clipper Erickson performs J.S. Bach’s “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” from Cantata no. 147, Piano Sonata no. 4 by David Finko, and movements from Beethoven’s Sonata, opus 90 and Wilhelm Stenhammar’s Sonata in G Minor.
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Next Week at Witherspoon (Oct 11-17)

Nassau is invited to join our siblings at Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church (WSPC) for worship and study. Find information below for upcoming events, and contact Phyllis Rich for zoom links.


Streaming Worship Service

Sunday, October 11 at 10:00 a.m.

Sunday Bulletin
This service can be viewed online.

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Morning Prayers

October 12-16 at 7:00 a.m.

Each morning (Monday through Friday) WSPC will come together for daily morning prayers.

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Mid-Week Prayer / Devotional Bible Study

Wednesday, October 14, at 12:30 p.m.

We will welcome Dr. Brian Rainey, lecturer in Biblical Studies at Princeton Theological Seminary.  Dr. Rainey will lead our Bible study group in an interactive discus­sion of “Hollywood & The Bible.”  As preparation, please bring all of your questions about the depiction of biblical stories, characters and creatures in film.  If interested, please submit your questions in advance by email.

Dr. Rainey earned his M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School and his Ph.D. from Brown University.  He is interested in ethnicity in the Hebrew Bible and ancient Near East, including anthropological, sociological and cognitive theories of “ethnicity” and their usefulness for the study of ancient societies.

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Adult Bible Study

Saturday, October 17, at 10:00 a.m.

The Saturday Bible Study at Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church will be studying scripture based on the Presbyterian Mission’s Matthew 25 Bible Study (pdf).

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Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church
112 Witherspoon Church
Princeton, NJ 08542

www.witherspoonchurch.org
(609) 924-1666 – church office

General Email

 

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*New* Outdoor Large Group Opportunities

This week the Forward in Faith Together Committee is excited to announce some outdoor large group activities that are being planned. Numbers will be limited so signing up will be required. We will also again commit to our outdoor large group covenant of health and safety.


The Werner family will host an outside gathering at their home in beautiful Dayton, NJ, on Sunday, October 18.  This will be an afternoon of fun games like Taboo and Family Feud for young and old alike.  Come meet Noel and Wendi, their daughters Sophie and Emily, and their dog Lola!  Bring your own snacks and a beverage, and we can provide chairs if you forget yours.  Let’s enjoy some fun and fellowship together.


On Sunday October 25th Cathy and Dave Davis will host a backyard cornhole tournament. Other games will be enjoyed and a campfire pit will be lit. Black Lab Rooney will have an offsite play date because he really likes the cornhole bags. And actually playing cornhole or joining the tournament is not required.


Last but certainly not least, Corrie Berg and the Children’s and Family Ministry committee will host a pumpkin carving party on Friday October 30th  (location TBD). Parent supervision will be required. And most importantly, it will be a BYO Pumpkin!!


For more information and to sign up

Sign Up!


We are grateful for all the ways we continue to be in community with one another and remain ever thankful for the centrality of our worship life through our on-line capability. May God continue to bind us together and may the peace and light of Christ fill each of you in the weeks ahead.

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Advent Devotionals—Call for Writers

Would you consider writing a meditation for our Advent season daily devotional series (Nov. 29- Dec 25)? These messages of faith and encouragement have become a meaningful tradition for our congregation, and for many beyond the Nassau community. We will share these messages through a daily email, and later, when the season is complete, as a PDF that can be downloaded from our website.

Participating is not difficult — here’s how:

Each writer will be provided a choice of texts and guidelines for writing. Because this is a dated resource, it is important that writers meet their deadlines. Choose one or two verses meaningful to you to write a short reflection on, and include a sentence prayer to close your reflection. It can be in any literary form: Prose, poem, haiku, dialogue, etc.

It need not be complicated; simply from your heart. Examples of our recent devotionals can be found here.

We invite you to be part of this meaningful event with our Nassau Church community and friends during Advent 2020.

To sign up, please email Karen Barrows.

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Food Drive – Saturday, October 17

Benefits Arm In Arm

Download the flyer: ArmInArm-FoodDrive

Saturday, October 17, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Contactless Drop Off: Arts Council of Princeton, 102 Witherspoon Street, Princeton

10 Most Needed Items (non-glass containers):

  • Peanut butter
  • Jellies, jams, preserves
  • Canned tuna or meat
  • Canned fruits & vegetables (low sodium)
  • Boxed, non-refrigerated milk
  • Oatmeal/breakfast cereal
  • Cooking oil
  • Pasta & Rice
  • 100% Juice
  • Canned Stew & Soups (low sodium)
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Forward in Faith Together – Operations Manual

Forward in Faith Together Manual of Operations

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