ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS — The Rev. Barbara A. Macfie will be the guest speaker at the 10 a.m. worship service Sunday at the First Presbyterian Church. She will also administer the monthly Holy Communion.
The sermon, entitled “The Moral Shape of Reality,” is based on the readings found in Psalm 45 and in Mark 7 and addresses the impact ethics plays on today’s realities, and reframes that reality with a moral vision based on today’s readings.
The scheduled hymns are “God Is Here,” “Though I May Speak” and “Lord, You Have Come to the Lakeshore.”
The church’s pastor, the Rev. Michael Riley, will return to the pulpit next Sunday, Sept. 9.
The following Sunday, Sept. 16, the service will be conducted by the Christian Clowns group featuring LuLu the clown, a former member of the church. Sunday School will end it summer vacation and resume after the service.
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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.
The 122-year-old, handicapped accessible church at Third and E. Highland Aves. has extra parking available in a 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 worship service.