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 and supervise the ordination and installation of recently elected elders and deacons.

   Her sermon, entitled “What Is All This Business About Repentance?”

is based on the relationship between life events and God’s rewards or retributions and examines the correlation between suffering and sin, prosperity and goodness?

   The church’s pastor, the Rev. Michael Riley, will serve as liturgist and present his regular “mystery bag” children’s sermon, creating a message from items brought in by youngsters in an effort to “stump the pastor.” He will return to the pulpit next Sunday, March 10.

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


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   The pastor’s weekly Bible study, also open to the public, is held at 7 p.m. each Wednesday.

   Macfie has been an ordained Presbyterian minister for 12 years and is a counselor in private practice in Metuchen.

   In addition to being pastor, Riley is a columnist, staff writer and editorial writer at the Asbury Park Press. His column, the “Irreverent Reverend,” appears on Fridays in The Press.

   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 each worship service.


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