ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS — The Rev. Barbara A. Macfie will administer the monthly Holy Communion during the 10 a.m. Sunday worship service at the First Presbyterian Church.

   In a sermon entitled “Abiding in the Lord’s Love,” the guest minister’s sermon will be based on various scripture readings aimed at helping church members understand what it means to abide in the Lord.

   The church’s pastor, the Rev. Michael Riley, will act as liturgist and will continue his “mystery bag” children’s sermon series where youngsters try to “stump the pastor” by placing a personal “treasure” in a brown paper bag. He then picks a bag and creates a children’s message from its contents.

   Sunday School, which is open to all area youngsters, begins immediately following the children’s sermon.

   Riley will be back in the pulpit next week.


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   The pastor’s weekly Bible Study is being held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

   Macfie has been an ordained Presbyterian minister for 12 years and is a counselor who concentrates on her private practice at Phoenix Counseling Center, Metuchen.

   Riley is an author and an Asbury Park Press columnist, as well as the leader of the 122-year-old handicapped accessible church at Third and E. Highland Aves. His column, “Only Human,” appears in The Press Fridays.

   Child care for youngsters four and under is provided during all Sunday worship services.                


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