The Second Reformed Church of Hackensack
Wednesday, August 12, 2020

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Sermons at Second Reformed 
SERMON “Belief in the Storm” Rev. Dr. Cynthia Holder‐Rich
Old Testament Reading: Psalm 85     Gospel Reading: Matthew 14:22‐33
SERMON “What’s On the Menu?” Rev. Dwayne Jackson
Old Testament Reading: Isaiah 55:1-5     New Testament Reading: Matthew 14:13-21
 SERMON    “Gathered in the Arms of Jesus”     Rev. Anna Jackson
SCRIPTURE LESSON     Gospel Reading: Mark 10:13-15
SERMON “When All Else Fails, Pray!” Rev. Dwayne Jackson
SCRIPTURE LESSON Gospel Reading: Matthew 26:36-46
SERMON “What the World Needs Now Are Farmers” Rev. Anna Jackson
SCRIPTURE LESSON Gospel Reading: Mark 4:1-20
SERMON “Do You Hear the Knocking?” Rev. Dwayne Jackson                
SCRIPTURE LESSON Old Testament Reading: Psalm 145:8-14 New Testament Reading: Revelation 3:14-22
SERMON “Living for Grace’s Sake” Rev. Anna Jackson
 SCRIPTURE LESSON: New Testament Reading: Romans 6:12-23
"Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing" words by Robert Robinson, 1758
 "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross" words by Isaac Watts, 1707
 "Who Am I" words by Mark Hall, 2004
 "Gotta Serve Somebody" words by Bob Dylan, 1979
Fathers, Trust In God”Rev. Dwayne Jackson
SCRIPTURE LESSON     Old Testament Reading: Genesis 21:8-21     Gospel Reading: Matthew 6:25-34
“Inspired to Follow Jesus” sermon by Rev. Anna Jackson 
Gospel Reading: Matthew 9:35-10:8
The Rev. Anna Jackson preaches her sermon "Empowered for the Time to Come"
on Pentecost Sunday at the Second Reformed Church of Hackensack
SERMON “Is It Time Yet?” Rev. Dwayne Jackson
SCRIPTURE LESSON New Testament Reading: Acts 1:6-14 Gospel Reading: John 17:1-11
May 24, 2020
SERMON     The Courage to Let Love Rule Rev. Anna Jackson
SCRIPTURE LESSON     New Testament Reading: Acts 17:22-31     Gospel Reading: John 14:15-21
May 17, 2020
SERMON     A Legacy of Love Rev. Dwayne L. Jackson
SCRIPTURE LESSON     Old Testament Reading: Psalm 67:1-7     Gospel Reading: John 14:23-29
May 10, 2020
"Following the Voice of the Shepherd" preached by Rev. Anna Jackson on May 3, 2020 at the Second Reformed Church of Hackensack.
SCRIPTURE LESSON     Old Testament Reading: Psalm 23      Gospel Reading: John 10:1-10
The Rev. Dwayne Jackson preaches his sermon "We Had Hoped" on April 26, 2020 at the Second Reformed Church of Hackensack. 
SCRIPTURE LESSON     Old Testament Reading: Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19     Gospel Reading: Luke 24:13-35 
Rev. Anna Jackson preaches her sermon "He Who Stands Among Us"  on April 19. 2020
at the Second Reformed Church of Hackensack. 
 SCRIPTURE LESSON New Testament Reading: 1 Peter 1:3-9 Gospel Reading: John 20:19-31
The Rev. Dwayne Jackson preaches his sermon "It's Still Easter" on Easter Sunday 2020
Scripture readings: Colossians 3:1-4 and John 20:1-18
Brass Preludes
Our Chancel Choir sings Handel's Hallelujah Chorus

Our Good Friday Ecumenical Service featuring guest clergy preaching on the Seven Last Words.
First Word
Rev. Dr. Joanne Van Sant
Pastor of Friends to Friends Community Church
Ridgewood, NJ
Second Word
Rev. Debbie Rundecker
First Reformed Church in Hasbrouck Heights
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ
Third Word
Rev. Steven McClelland
First Presbyterian Church of Hackensack
Hackensack, NJ
Fourth Word
Rev. Mark Ennis
Clinton Avenue Reformed Church
Bergenfield, NJ
Fifth Word
Rev. Larissa Romero
Pascack Reformed Church
Park Ridge, NJ
Sixth Word
Rev. Dwayne Jackson
Second Reformed Church of Hackensack
Hackensack, NJ
Seventh Word
Rev. Anna Jackson
Second Reformed Church of Hackensack
Hackensack, NJ
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Important Church Closure Information

Because of the continuing spread of the Corona virus in our area, and as a result of the continuing and mandated shutdowns, curfews and self-quarantines imposed by local and state government, the Consistory and staff have determined that we will need to continue the closure of the church building and refrain from holding meetings and services until further notice.
The Second Reformed Church will continue to be closed to all regular business and services including:
  • Sunday services and Sunday School
  • Lenten Book Discussion Group
  • Transition Loss & Change (TLC) class
  • Tuesday Bible Study and Prayer Group
  • Thursday Chronological Bible Study
  • AA, River Ministries and the Smart Recovery groups
The memorial service for Joy Squilanti will be rescheduled to a later date.
We will continue to reassess as things change. 


Upcoming Events   

Adult Learning and Growing Opportunities
Morning Bible Study meets on Tuesdays at 10 a.m.
   beginning September 3rd in the Library. Dewey Walsh will lead the group.
Chronological Bible Study meets on Thursdays at 7 p.m.
   beginning September 12th in the Lounge. Pastor Dwayne will lead the group.
Midday Prayer Service gathers on Tuesdays at 12 p.m.
   beginning September 10th in the Chapel. Pastor Anna will lead the service.

Deacon Michelle Hickey did a beautiful job leading us in worship and delivered her sermon on Laity Sunday:
Laity Sunday focuses on the celebration of the ministry of all Christians, especially those who aren't ministers of Word and sacrament. It offers a chance for members of all ages to pause and consider their own unique calling to ministry within the community of believers.

Second's After School Program
We covet your prayers for the grand opening of our After School program on September 17.  We are creating a warm and welcoming place in which the youth (5th and 6th graders) of Hackensack can grow academically and socially.  If you would like to volunteer, please contact the church office.


Our ministers, Reverends Anna and Dwayne Jackson

We remember and give thanks for those members of the church who have gone before us to be with the Lord. We are comforted, as the Scriptures remind us, that both in life and in death we belong to the Lord. (Rom. 14:8).
We pray that God will make complete the union of our departed ones and Himself, and that we might one day share in the same eternal communion. We call to remembrance those members of the church who departed since we last observed All Saints Sunday:
Frank L. Conley
Charles F. Schneider, Jr.
Lucile Spinelly
Peter G. Banta
Alice Naprstek
Jackie Metropoulos
Carl Therkildsen
Marie Grumbrecht
George Arnold
Harry Leiding
Marie Lewis
Helen Hirtler
Walter Hickey
Walter Miller
Audrey Michel
Barbara Hickey
Eugene Hayden
Bill Wilson
John Bilyk
Joy Squilanti
Bill Fechtmann
Nancy Younger



Our Food Pantry

Our church's food pantry provides food to local families every month. We rely upon the congregation for much needed supplies.
If you would like to assist, please find a list of items below that we need. Please bring your donations on the first Sunday of each month. Thank you for your help. 
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Facial Tissues
  • Coffee
  • Cereal
  • Tea
  • Canned fruit
  • Bottles water
  • Toiletry items: toothpaste, tooth brushes, soap, shampoo, deodorant, hair conditioner, shaving blades, shaving cream
  • Dinty Moore beef stew or equivalent
  • Small canned hams (note: small hams do not require refrigeration, large hams do!)
  • Fruit drinks (preferably small containers) 



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