Old Brick Reformed Church, Organized 1699

490 Route 520 • P.O. Box 153 • Marlboro, NJ 07746

Office Phone: (732) 946-8860 • Office Fax: (732) 946-9254

Secretary's Email: secretary@oldbrickchurch.orgInfo

Sunday Worship: 9:30AM

Message from the Pastor's Desk

Matthew 18: 20

"For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I in the midst of them".
As I write this article, I'm sitting in my office at Church absorbed in the wonder and joy of the Christmas season. Janet and I have seen two of our sons and their families recently and next week, early on Christmas morning, we'll be boarding a plane to visit with our other two sons and their wives who live in Portland, Oregon. Being with family during the holidays is wonderful.

And, there's another reason why I'm feeling so joyful; it's because I've been thinking about you, our church family here at Old Brick Church, and the strong sense of community we enjoy as the people of God in this place. Living in community, sharing our lives of faith together, supporting and encouraging one another is one of the great strengths of our congregation.

I love James Howell's words about community. He wrote, "God calls us, yea, even pleads with us to be in community. We must create the kind of community that is fundamentally open, never a closed club of like-minded people who look alike. Partly, God's work is something you cannot accomplish alone, there’s just too much to do. We have to learn how to hold hands and work together, to be the body of Christ in this world. But we also have to realize that community is the work of Christ in this world. What God wants is for us to love and to share, deeply and wisely. As we pursue this elusive goal, we will discover anew the presence of God in the real world in which we are immersed."

Community has been defined as, "the silent sign of God's presence and love." The great mystery of community is more than our trying to be Christ to one another, it is experiencing Christ in our midst. Jesus said: "When two or three are gathered in my name, there I am in the midst of them." He promises he is with them, among them, between them, beside them, around them, in their midst whenever they gather in his name.

As with me, I hope you feel Christ's presence at Old Brick Church whenever we gather to worship and pray, or even when we're simply sharing each other's company over coffee. The sense of community we feel and share is a large part of why we all love Old Brick Reformed Church so much.

Why not invite a friend to become part of the Old Brick Church community. May we always offer praise to Christ whose presence is so very real in our midst! God bless you all.

Yours in Christ,

Pastor George Kaden

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