ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS — The Rev. Michael Riley will preach about “Fathers and Children: What They Share” during Sunday’s 10 .m. Father’s Day service at the First Presbyterian Church.
“When Jesus said, ‘I am in my Father, and my Father is in me,’ the pastor says “he was expressing a unique relationship between himself and his heavenly father, but also the way it is for all fathers and their children.”
The pastor, who is a columnist for The Press, will continue his “mystery bag” children’s sermon series during which youngsters try to “stump the pastor” by placing personal “treasures” in brown paper bags. The minister then creates a message from the contents of a bag.
Sunday School, to which all youngsters are invited, begins following the children’s sermon.
The adult choir, directed by David Nunez, will present special music during the service, namely “Father Almighty” as its introit and “We Wall by Faith” as the offertory anthem.
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In addition to being a columnist, Riley he is a staff writer and editorial writer at The Press. His column, now called the “Irreverent Reverend,” appears on Fridays.
The 122-year-old, handicapped accessible church at Third and E. Highland Aves. has extra parking available in the new municipal lot next to the Christian Education Building on East Highland Avenue.
Child care for four-year-olds and younger continues to be provided during the regular worship service.