ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS -- Worship this Sunday will center around how Christians can open themselves up to the prompting of God.

       All area residents are invited to attend  the 10 a.m. service at the 127-year-old church at Third and East Highland avenues.

      The sermon by Pastor Kathy Genus is "Can You Hear Me Now?" while the scripture is from 1 Samuel 3:1-10.

       "Eli, who has mentored young Samuel in the ways of the Temple, is awakened by the boy who insists Eli is calling him in the middle of the night," according to Genus. "As the evening proceeds, Eli realizes that it is the Lord who is speaking to the boy.

       "How many of us hear God speaking to us so clearly as to hear our name? The truth is God is speaking all the time. How can we open ourselves up to the prompting of God in our lives?"

       Barbara E. Stone will serve as liturgist.

       The church will hold Sunday worship once each summer Sunday at he harbor Gazebo, the next being June 24, followed by July 22, Aug. 26 and Sept. 23.

       The community Vacation Bible School, run by the staff of Camp Johnsonburg, will be held at the Central Baptist Church June 27-29.

       Genus was appointed early this year as the church's new pastor.

       She 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  in Clark.

       She lives in Toms River with her husband, Frank.The community Vacation Bible School, run by the staff of Camp Johnsonburg, will be held at the Central Baptist Church June 27-29.

       Genus was appointed early this year as the church's new pastor.

       She 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  in Clark.

       She lives in Toms River with her husband, Frank.