ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ - The Rev. Michael Riley will talk about where and how to find the joy in our lives Sunday at the First Presbyterian Church.
In a followup to last week's sermon about King David in the depths of sorrow and pain, this week he'll look at the king in great joy, dancing through the streets of Jerusalem -- in a 10 a.m. message entitled "The Sheer Joy of It."
The pastor, who is a columnist for The Press, also will continue his "mystery bag" children's sermon series during which youngsters try to "stump the pastor" by placing personal "treasures" in brown paper bags. The minister then creates a message from the contents of a bag.
Sunday School, to which all youngsters are invited, begins following the children's sermon.
The adult choir, directed by David Nunez, will present special music during the service.
In addition to being a columnist, Riley he is a staff writer and editorial writer at The Press. His column, now called the "Irreverent Reverend," appears on Fridays.
The 122-year-old, handicapped accessible church at Third and E. Highland Aves. has extra parking available in the new municipal lot next to the Christian Education Building on East Highland Avenue.
Child care for four-year-olds and younger continues to be provided during the regular worship service.