ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS -- The Rev. Paul F. Rack will preach Sunday on John's first letter in which the disciple talks about the need to realize we have eternal life.
The pastor will offer that message at the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service at the 126-year-old First Presbyterian Church.
All area residents are invited to seice, which will be conducted in the air-conditioned Fellowship Hall in the rear of the church at Third and East Highland avenues.
The title of Rack's sermon this week is "Eternal Life" and is based on 1 John 5:13-21.
"God has already answered our prayers before we ask," according to Rack."If we are born of God in Jesus, we are God's children. Therefore, we do not sin -- which is separation from God -- because we are integrated into God."
Therefore, the pastor wishes us to tackle the following questions:
"How do we live in the power of the realization? How do we walk in the world in such a way that we witness to God's saving, loving presence all the time?"
The church will continue to worship at the Gazebo in the municipal yacht harbor on the fourth Sunday of each summer month, the next such service being Aug. 28. The annual church picnic will be held following the 11 a.m. service at the harbor, a joint activity with the Hope Presbyterian Church of Tinton Falls,
In case of inclement weather, the service will be held at the church.
Rack is pastor of both the First Presbyterian Church and the Hope Presbyterian Church.