Announcements August 20 & 21

Announcements for August 20 & 21, 2016

A:      Bless the LORD, O my soul  C:       and all that is within me, bless God’s holy name.               (Psalm 103: 1)

*God’s blessings to all. And a special welcome to guests visiting with us today. We pray you are blessed as we worship together.

*The confirmation class asks you to bring in empty, metal soup, vegetable or fruit cans that they will decorate for this year’s noisy offering collections at Haven. Thank you.

*Women’s Bible Study will be this Thursday at 10 am. New or veteran participants are welcome. The study is available on the mobile message board.

* [Sat. 5 pm ONLY] Next Sunday, August 27th, will be our last Saturday worship service for the summer and you are invited to an end-of-summer pot-luck supper at the parsonage. Pastor will provide the hotdogs, brauts and beverages. Those who attend will provide the rest. Sign-up on today’s attendance form if youw ill attend this pot-luck and fellowship time next Saturday. Hope you can come!

*Next Sunday you will receive information on the ways you can participate in God’s Work. Our Hands Weekend. There will be quilting, crocheting, cutting, yard and painting projects to choose from. Please save a date and join other Washington County Lutherans September 10th or 11th to do God’s Work with your Hands.

This week’s concerns and joys:

*Nancy Newkirk is in Meritus Hospital with a slight fracture of the tibia in one of her legs (the leg, without the knee replacement.) This morning she waits to see if the orthopedic specialist will recommend surgery or not. Please keep Nancy in prayer. Visits and calls are appreciated.

*Surgery went well for church secretary, Mary Grabill, and she is home recovering. Please keep her in prayer and please continue to be kind to those  answering the office phone in her stead.

*Dick Strobl is still at the hospital in Frederick but will likely be transferred next week to NMS Nursing Care on Marsh Pike for further recovery. Please keep Dick and Susan in prayers.

*Best wishes to Pastor Alessandri, Dallas Defriece, Tripper Britton and Linda Clark who celebrate birthdays this week. Congratulations to Dick and Sharron Moser and Beth Johns and Don Evason who have wedding anniversaries this coming week.                

A:      Rejoicing in God’s saving grace, we seek our Lord’s wisdom and strength:

C:      “to honor God, to reach out with love to our members and the community and to share the gospel of Jesus Christ.”