ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS -- Pastor Paul F. Rack will preach on Sunday on how Jesus brings good news to the world by washing the feet of his disciples.
He will present a message entitled "Footwashing," based on John 13:1-20, at the 11 a.m. Sunday service at the 125-year-old First Presbyterian Church. He will also administer Communion.
"On Jesus’ last night with his disciples, he ritually washes their feet," Rack explains. "It is an act of intimate service that sets the example of how the church is to act in the world.
"Having has his own feet anointed by Mary, Jesus brings a similar energy to his disciples, addressing the place where our bodies meet the earth. These feet would bring the good news to the world."
Organist David Nunez will accompany the adult choir in its singing of the offertory anthem and Communion music.
Sunday School classes for school-aged children will begin at 11 a.m. Sunday and all area parents are invited to sign up their children by calling Elder Ruth Churak at 732 801-4756 or the church office at 732 291-9265. Child care for younger children will continue to be provided during Sunday School and worship service.
All area families and visitors are invited to attend the service and/or sign up their children for Sunday School.
In celebrating its 125th anniversary this year, the church is rededicating itself to supporting the Atlantic Highlands Food Pantry. Member ands friends are urged to donated non-perishable food stuffs on a regular basis. October's particular goal is the donation of 125 after-school snacks and 125 coins for the anniversary jug, located in the back of the church.
The food pantry is operated by the Area Association of Community Churches (AAC). Donors are asked to drop off items in the church's entrance Narthex.