ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ - The Rev. Kathy Genus of Toms River will be the guest speaker again Sunday at the First Presbyterian Church, focusing on her Lenten message to "Be Watchful".

All area residents are invited to attend Sunday's 10 a.m. worship service at the 127-year-old church at Third and East Highlands Aves.

This week Genus we will focus on Tuesday of Holy Week.'

 

"It is a very long day for Jesus as he escalates the conflict with the scribes and priests at the Temple. Jesus warns to be watchful of the powerful who will take the last coins of a widow and warns the disciples not to be impressed with the fleeting success of this world. It is easy for any of us to get caught up in the throws of a well-executed plan of oppression," according to Genus.

"As we study our text this week, we are being warned to stay awake, and pay attention!"

Organist David Nunez will provide the music.

Genus is a graduate both Thomas A. Edison College and New Brunswick Theological Seminary and is a certified Christian educator in the Presbyterian Church USA.

She is the former pastor of the Osceola Presbyterian Church in Clark.

On Good Friday, the church will participate in a Stations of the Cross program from noon to 3 p.m. at various local churches.