ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS -- The Rev. Paul F. Rack will preach on Jesus' role as the "bread of life" at the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service at the First Presbyterian Church.
The pastor's sermon will be entitled "I Am the Bread of Life" and will be based on John 6:35-51.
Rack will also administer Holy Communion.
"Jesus is the bread of life and the bread he gives for the life of the world is his flesh," according to the pastor. "These are difficult words to understand even today. We will discuss how this can be and what this metaphorical language means for us. Most importantly, how do we hear this as having something to do with us? How do we participate in receiving God's life and in giving God’s life for and to the world?"
The David Nunez-directed adult choir will perform during the service.
Sunday School will begin right after the children’s sermon and all area children are invited to attend.
The church is also continuing its shorter, informal weekend service entitled a "Gathering in God's Love" at 7 p.m. on Sunday evenings.
In marking its 125th anniversary, the First Presbyterian Church is dedicating itself to the support of the local food pantry. Members and friends are urged to donate canned goods and coins onregular basis.The emphasis for donations for the coming month is "May Flours," which includes baking items or treats like flour, sugar, vegetable oil, non-stick baking spray, brownies, cake mixes and boxes of store-bought, ready-to-eat cookies or snacks.
The food pantry is operated by the Association of Area Community Churches. Presbyterian Church donors are asked to drop off canned goods and other non-perishable items in the entrance Narthex at the church, located at Third and E. Highland Aves.
Area residents are also invited to attend the weekly Bible Study, called "Bible by the Bay," which is held at 11 a.m. on Wednesdays at Sissy's Restaurant in the harbor.
The church Deacons will be participating in the annual Town-Wide Yard Sale on Saturday, May 16, by conducting abag-lunch fundraiser on the church steps.
Sunday services will be held at the harbor Gazebo, rather than at the church, at 11 a.m. on the fourth Sunday of each summer month starting June 28th.