ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS -- The Rev. Paul F. Rack will preach Sunday on why authorities were so threatened by Jesus following his bringing Lazarus back from death.

       Rack will present a message entitled "No Good Deed Goes Unpunished," based John 11:45-57, during the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service in Fellowship Hall at the First Presbyterian Church. He will also administer Communion.
       "Having heard about how Jesus rescued Lazarus from death, the authorities are thoroughly alarmed and terrified," according to the pastor. "They begin to plot in earnest to bring about Jesus’ destruction."
       All area families and visitors are invited to attend the service.
       Elder Ray Carroll will act as liturgist while Tess Nielson will provide the music in the absence of musical director David Nunez.
       The adult choir will resume singing during the Oct. 11 service.
       Sunday School classes for school-aged children will begin at 11 a.m. Oct. 4 at church at Third and East Highland Aves. Child care for younger children continues to be provided.
       Rack will resume weekly "Bible on the Bay" Bible studies at 11:15 a.m. every Wednesday at Sissy's Restaurant at the harbor
       The Board of Deacons will stage its annual Fall Festival Vendor Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17.
       The fund-raising event, which will be will held rain or rain, will feature 10 vendors offering a variety of homemade baked goods plus pumpkins, kitchen supplies, food, photos, makeup, jewelry and prizes and will be held rain or shine..
       There also will be children’s activities during the Vendor Fair. 
       All area residents are invited to attend.
       The church is marking it's 125-year anniversary this year by dedicating itself to the support of the Atlantic Highlands food pantry. Members and friends are urged to donate canned goods and 125 coins onregular basis.

       The food pantry is operated by the Association of Area Community Churches

(AACC). First Presbyterian Church donors are asked to drop off canned goods and other non-perishable items in the entrance Narthex of the  church.