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Wolff W o l f f

News

M e m o r i a l

P r e s b y t e r i a n

C h u r c h

Engineering Creation This morning, as I sat in

More

my chiropractor’s waiting

discoveries bring home the

room, I happened to pick

fact that nature is not ran-

up a magazine and began

dom;

flipping through its pages.

came to be, we were in-

An article caught my eye

deed created.

and I began to skim it. Of course, I didn’t get far until I was called in to see the doctor,

but

the

overall

theme of the article stayed with me so I sought it out on the internet after re-

the air, allowing orderly airflow into the nasal cavity.

Scientists successfully

devised a cone in front of the turbine air intake that allowed proper airflow into

turning home.

jet engines.

The article, “The World’s

*Scientists

Leading-Edge

Laboratory”

by Robert Morley [see page 2 for more information], gives many examples of how scientists are inspired by, and look to, nature for solutions and

to

engineering

technological

prob-

lems. Some examples: *In

1941,

Mestral

George

developed

de

Velcro

in the Swiss Alps covered in sticky burs from the burdock plant.

stalled

out at certain speeds. Researchers studied how a diving

peregrine

falcon

could still breathe at 200 mph

and

discovered that the rough texture of sharkskin helps channel the flow of water over its surface, reducing turbulence and drag.

This

discovery was applied very directly at the most recent summer Olympics, where 89%

of

all

swimming

skin-model suits. I have often found spiritual inspiration in God’s creation,

but

have

seldom

given full consideration to

discovered

a

small cone protruding from the front of the falcon’s nostrils that slowed down

has

inspired

deavors.

human

en-

But, frankly, it

should not be a surprise to Christians that the world we live in, created by God, should provide the guidance

and

inspiration

for

solving so many scientific problems.

that

these

however

February/March 2011

we Inside this issue:

The engi-

neering marvels that exist

Wolff Memorial Thrift Shop

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Reference

2

Kid’s Corner

2

People We Know

3

In Memory of...

3

and a heart turned to God.

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

3

During his sermon on the

For Your Calendar

4

Odds & Ends

4

in nature, in our very bodies, could not be random, but can only be the creation of God’s incomprehensible intelligence and creativity. God has given us what we need. The answers already exist. We just have to look for them with the right focus so we can see them: a mind open to possibilities

mount, Jesus tells us, Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be

*****

all the ways God’s creation

*In the early years of jet engines

recently

medal winners wore shark-

after returning from a hike

engines,

have

importantly,

opened for you. For everyone who asks receives, and everyone finds,

and

who

searches

for

everyone

who knocks, the door will be opened. [Matt. 7:7-8, NRSV] Let’s

ask,

search,

and

knock. Let’s see what God has provided for us. Praising our Creator,

Elder Donna L.G. Fischer

Special points of interest: • Find prayer requests on page 3. •

Discover another way to make your child feel special on page 2.

• Read about the upcoming Pancake Supper on page 3. • Update your calendar with the schedule of WMPC events listed on page 4.


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Wolff Thrift Shop The Wolff Thrift Shop is open on Saturdays

Please consider helping out one Saturday a

between 10 AM and 2 PM.

month for all or part of the four hours of

We continue to accept your donations of new or gently used clothing, accessories, toys, and household items for selling at the shop.

operation. Call Cheryl at the number below if you have any questions or would like to set up a schedule to work.

All items must be in good, clean condition.

George Tinquist is willing to pick up your

Items can be delivered to the church on

items if you are unable to deliver them

Sundays between 12:00 and 12:30 PM or

yourself. Please call him at 973-239-3216

during the shop’s operating hours.

to arrange for a mutually convenient time

items of special need are:

Some

men’s clothing

for pick-up.

Thrift

Shop

community.

is

ies, could not be random, but can only be the creation of God’s incomprehensible intelligence and creativity.”

and children’s clothing. The

“The engineering marvels that exist in nature, in our very bod-

***** a

blessing

Recently

we

to

had

the the

opportunity to help a woman who lost everything in the fire. She was able to come to the Thrift Shop and acquire all she needed for free.

The mission of the Thrift Shop is to obtain a beneficial outcome through a new and exciting way of fundraising while at the same

time

helping

the local Ironbound community.

The church is grateful for the dedication and commitment

of

Cheryl Debeneadto in

running the thrift shop. Saturday,

meeting

“For it was you who formed my

She is there every

our

customers

inward parts; you knit me together

and

in my mother’s womb. I praise

sorting through donations. Volunteers

are

needed

you, for I am fearfully and wonderto

help

fully made. Wonderful are your

Cheryl.

works; that I know very well.” —Psalm 139:13-14 (NRSV)

Reference

The article is available for free at the following web address: http://www.thetrumpet.com/print.php? q=7878.0.132.0

Donna’s disclaimer: “The Trumpet editorial focus is eschatological, viewing current events in relation to Christ’s second coming. I am not a subscriber to this magazine. I am not recommending anyone subscribe to it, nor am I recommending you should not subscribe to it. I am providing this disclaimer because, if you choose to read the article, I feel it is important for you to understand the particular approach that the writer and publication takes in presenting the information.”

E-Newsletter Our newsletter email group is growing and it’s not to late to jump on the “green” bandwagon! If you would prefer to have this newsletter emailed to you, please send me an email at

dlgfischer@optonline.net.

[The best part: You’ll get to see the newsletter in color!] (Many thanks to Cheryl Debeneadto for making this suggestion!)

KID’S KORNER

The article mentioned on page 1 of this newsletter, “The World’s Leading-Edge Laboratory,” was published in the March 2011 issue of The Philadelphia Trumpet. This magazine is published 10 times a year by the Philadelphia Church of God.

Don’t throw out your child’s “stuff” (artwork, souvenirs, party prizes, and such) unilaterally. Go through it together, and you’ll spend some nice quality time with your child in the process. (Vicki Lansky, 101 Ways to Make Your Child Feel Special)


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People We Know (Please keep these people and their families in your prayers. Also, please pray for anyone in need that you may know, but are not listed here.) Serving Our Country Robert Debeneadto (son of Cheryl Debeneadto and George

grandson

Tinquist)

of

Eleanor and

was

Bert Hernandez’s best friend’s father, Vincent Dominach, was hospitalized in December and had part of his foot amputated due to a diabetes-related infection.

deployed to Afghanistan on

Phil Foreit fell in December and is paralyzed

July 19. He is scheduled to

down his left leg.

return home very shortly.

tests and treatment.

He has been undergoing

Eddie Litwitz had a heart attack in mid-

Condolences

January. His doctors inserted a defibrillator

Belated condolences are extend to the family of David Schnegelberger who was promoted to glory in December. (see below)

and he is recuperating at home. Bert Hernandez’s friend David Behar, was diagnosed with a recurrence of stomach cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy.

Good News After a lengthy hospital stay, Elder Edward

Please continue in prayer for the following:

G. Orth returned to Manor Care in early

John and Isabel Alves; Maria Cornelson;

January.

Sergio Prayer Requests

Bert Hernandez’s brother Herbert Hernandez, has been hospitalized since December.

DeAlmeida;

Mayme

Ellis;

Ken

Fischer; John Foreit; Sandra Franken; Felicia Hernandez; Marlene Hirt; Regina Iachio; Al Krayl; Marilyn Krock,

and her

son-in-law Wayne; Karen Mealy; Caroline Scholl; Thomas Scholl and their families.

In Memory of David Schnegelberger David Schnegelberger passed away Friday, De-

was a 32nd degree, Grand Master and

cember 10, 2010, just four weeks short of his

Scottish Rite mason.

97th birthday.

shriner

David was a member of St.

at

the

He was also a

Salaam

Temple

in

Stephen’s United Church of Christ and an active

Livingston, where he was director emeri-

community advocate in the Ironbound through-

tus of field music.

out his life.

Be not dismayed whate’er betide, God will take care of you; Beneath His wings of love abide, God will take care of you. Through days of toil when your heart doth fail. God will take care of you; When dangers fierce your path assail, God will take care of you. All you may need he will provide, God will take care of you; Nothing you ask will be denied, God will take care of you. No matter what may be the test, God will take care of you; Lean, weary one, upon His breast, God will take care of you. Refrain: God will take care of you, Through every day, o’er all the way; He will take care of you, God will take care of you. —God Will Take Care of You Lyrics: Civilla D. Martin Music: W. Stillman Martin

He is survived by his wife of 74 years, David was a member of the Pythagoras Masonic

Florence, his son and daughter, David

Lodge 118 and Lodge 10 for over 66 years. He

and Gail Elliot and their families.

Pancake Supper Plan now to attend WMPC’s annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper.

Woodward, Bill Weeks, and Neal Day.

You will receive a

March 8, 5-7 PM:

delicious supper of pancakes, sausage, eggs,

(Date and time are

and all the fixings for a very reasonable price.

provided

While dining, you will be entertained by the very

right.)

popular

musical

group from Montclair, The

Foggy-Minded Boys, featuring our friends Kirk

to

the

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper (Entertainment by the Foggy-Minded Boys!)


Wolff

News

Wolff Memorial Presbyterian Church 106 Ann Street Newark, New Jersey 07105 973-589-7339 ADDRESS CORRECTION REQUESTED

Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, March 9

True Love For God so lo V ed the world, That he g A ve

For Your Calendar...

Odds & Ends

Please put the following

March 8:

events on your calendar

Shrove Tuesday Pancake

so you don’t miss them!

Supper: 5-7 PM

I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I have. —Abraham Lincoln

Sunday Worship:

His on L y

March 9:

11 AM

Begott E n

Ash Wednesday.

Sunday

So N

School:

9:30 AM Believeth I n him

But have E verlasting life. John 3:16

Wolff

imposition

of

ashes:

7:30 PM

T hat whosoever

Should N ot perish,

Wor-

ship with communion and

Thrift

Shop

hours: 10 AM—2 PM; Saturdays.

In the rush and noise of life,

April 17: Palm Sunday:

Morality and religion are the two pillars of our society. —George Washington

worship

as you have intervals step

at 11 AM

home within yourselves, and

April 24:

feel His good presence; this

Easter Sunday:

be still. Wait upon God to worship

with communion at 11 AM

will carry you evenly through your day’s busyness.

—William Penn

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