FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
OF WOODBURY HEIGHTS
"For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope."
-- Romans 15:4
Pat Pol and Dudley Wilkins
On All Saints Day, we remember
those who entered the Kingdom
Pat Pol was filled with infectious cheer, which she shared with her family, friends and those she visited as a Deacon. She loved people and spoke always of her beautiful family. She thought they were her greatest blessing.
Pat shared special treats with her friends and brought an extra measure of fun to any gathering she attended.
Dud Wilkins was usually quiet but could be eloquent when discussing old Woodbury.
He was always a gentleman and loved children. He was very supportive of our Youth Group and a faithful member of our church. He was a loving husband and a wonderful, proud father.
A great tennis player in high school, Dud became a devoted supporter of Special Olympics.
We remember and honor Pat Pol and Dud Wilkins for their Christian witness. They were blessings to our congregation. This prayer seems to exemplify the way they lived their lives;
Celebration of Reformation highlighted in memorial cabinet
Reformation Sunday marks the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s 95 Theses. While history credits Luther as the leader in the movement to reform the Catholic Church, many others participated. As Presbyterians, we honor the theology of John Calvin, the work of Ulrich Zwingli in Switzerland and recognize the contributions of King Henry VIII.
A Special Prayer
Dear Father, Teach us to love our enemies, to bless those who curse us, to pray for those who persecute us, to turn the other cheek, to share our possessions, to give to those who are in need, and to do to others as we would have them do to us, so that we may join that company of blessed saints who feast with you in heaven; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.