Announcements January 15, 2017

January 15, 2017
A: Arise, shine; for your light has come,
C: And the glory of the LORD has risen upon us. (Isaiah 60:1)
*God’s blessings to all and a special welcome to any guests visiting with us today. We are blessed by your presence and pray you are blessed as worship together.

*If weather permitted, we welcome back seminarian Jennifer DeValue, who will speak in the adult Sunday School class today about Martin Luther’s Germany, where she did a year of her seminary studies. All are invited to come to the adult Sunday School class today to greet Jennifer and hear about her experiences.

*Check out the mobile message board to sign up to host a future coffee fellowship OR to attend Women’s Night Out this Thursday. Both encourage important community building.

*Haven needs several new volunteers to fill out our team that serves at St. Mark’s Food Bank. You will work one day, 1 to 3 p.m. every other month. That’s only two hours six times a year! Please see Pat Pile about this important and rewarding volunteer opportunity.

*Please pick up offering envelopes in the narthex. If possible, help us deliver them to members not here today.

*TODAY is the deadline for team annual reports. It is also the deadline for February newsletter articles. Teams, please help us keep the congregation informed and involved.

This week’s concerns and joys:
*Pam O’Connor is home recovering from her knee replacement. June Hess is home recovering from her hip replacement. Carol Shull is home continuing her recovery after a long stay at Julia Manor. Marge Cunningham is home, protecting her right arm, after extensive skin cancer removal. Please keep them all in your prayers. Cards and calls are appreciated.

*We sent Morgan & Emily Butsch, Morgan Haupt, Aura Harbaugh, Adam Tice to YOUTHQUAKE this weekend, along with advisers Jensen & Tanaya Richards and Ken Tice. Please pray for their safe return home and that the learnings and blessing of the weekend continue to inspire and nourish their faith.

*Best wishes to Ned Strange, Hannah Tice, Dick Manspeaker, and Frank Getz who celebrate birthdays this week. .
(after the announcements)
A: We prepare ourselves for worship