Visitors are always welcome at Stewartsville Presbyterian, and we pray that our worship service will be a blessing in your life. If you would like for us to contact you, please fill out a Visitor’s Card (located in the pew rack) and place it in the offering plate. Or if you prefer, simply send us an email.
Welcome. Thank you for choosing to worship with us today. We
invite you to sign the pew pad as they are being passed. Restrooms
are located downstairs in Roan Hall. We hope that the service is a
blessing to you, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
Women’s Circle. The Women’s Evening Circle will meet this
Tuesday, Oct. 17 at 6:00 p.m. at Gaetano’s Restorante,
665 Columbus Ave., Phillipsburg.
For more information, contact Laura Choi at 717-599- 9875.
Theology on Tap. Theology on Tap is an opportunity for gathering
together outside of church for a casual time of fellowship and
conversations. Our next meeting is Thursday, Oct. 26, at 6:00 p.m.
at Sharkey’s, 431 3 rd Ave., Alpha. For more information, please see
Linda Williams or call her at 908-454- 8104.
Guest Minister. Today we welcome the Rev. Cheni Khonje, who
was born in Malawi and became a political refugee when she was
less than a month old. She and her siblings grew up in Lusaka,
Zambia and Hilversum, the Netherlands. Her mother’s job with the
United Nations moved the family to New York City. The Rev. Khonje
received her BA from Chadron State College in Nebraska. She holds
a Master’s degree in Medical Microbiology from Long Island
University. Her plan had been to earn her PhD in Immunology
because of her interest in cancer and AIDS research, but answering
the Lord’s call, the Rev. Khonje graduated from Princeton
Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity degree in 2007.
She is currently a Doctor of Ministry candidate at Lutheran
Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, with a concentration in
Friday Devotional Group. The Friday Devotional Group meets
every Friday at 7:00 a.m. at Panera. This is a time for men and
women to gather together at the end of each week for study and
fellowship. We are reading the book “Devotional Classics” by
For Friday, Oct. 20, we will discuss the chapter “Francois Fenélon:
A Will No Longer Divided,” pages 48-54. Books are available on the
table in the back of the sanctuary.
For more information, please speak with Pastor Stephen.
Trick or Treat. As a way to connect with people in our community,
we will be participating in “Trick or Treat” on Halloween, Tuesday,
Oct. 31, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. We are looking for helpers to be at
the church to hand out candy – and perhaps even to get dressed up
in costume! If you are able to help, please speak with Pastor
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance. As of September 30, the
congregation has given more than $875 to Presbyterian Disaster
Assistance to help those affected by the recent hurricanes. This is in
addition to the $500 the session prayerfully decided to give on behalf
of our church in August.
To make a donation, you can write a check to Stewartsville
Presbyterian Church with “PDA” or “Hurricane Relief” on the memo
line. To make a $10 donation via text message, text “PDA” to 20222.
Pray for this Week’s Mission Partners: Domestic Abuse and
Sexual Assault Crisis Center. The Domestic Abuse and Sexual
Assault Crisis Center of Warren County provides services to all who
identify themselves as victims of domestic violence and/or sexual
assault regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual
preference, religion, age, or disabilities. The mission of DASACC is
to help, serve, and advocate for those impacted by interpersonal
violence, to be proactive regarding its prevention, and to create
positive change. For more information, visit their website: dasacc.org
Support Ravi’s Family. Ravi Krishnaswamy of Stewartsville passed
away suddenly on Sept. 16. Ravi leaves behind a wife and two
young children. His two sons are classmates of many of our own
children at Greenwich Elementary School.
If you would like to make a donation to help Ravi’s family, please
write a check to Stewartsville Presbyterian Church with “Ravi’s
Family” on the memo line, or you can make a donation online at:
Hiking at Bushkill Falls. The youth and anyone who is interested
are invited to go to Bushkill Falls on Saturday, Oct. 21. We will meet
at the church at 8:30 a.m. The cost is $5 per person. Please bring
money for lunch or a bag lunch.
Please let Pastor Stephen or Mary Sampson know if you plan to
2018 Youth Mission Trip. Save the dates! Our Youth Summer
Mission Trip will be from July 15-21, 2018. We will be going to
Erie, PA. The mission trip is for those currently in the eighth grade or
During our week, we will work on projects like interior and
exterior painting, building and repairing porches and wheelchair
ramps, weatherizing and other home repairs. No special skills are
required … just a willingness to serve.
If you are interested in going or have any questions, please contact
Pastor Stephen. The total cost per youth is $200. A $50 deposit is
required to reserve your spot. Adults are also needed and welcome