Announcements September 26, 2021

Announcements ~ September 26, 2021

A: Let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!
C: Let us come into God’s presence with thanksgiving.      (Psalm 95: 1b-2a)

*God’s blessing to all and a special welcome to all our guests. What a delight it is to be together in God’s presence to worship.

*We are so pleased to welcome Pastor Chris Litton to preside and preach today. Chris has family connections to Haven and is usually a regular at Haven’s Christmas concert. Thank you, Pastor Litton for being with us. We look forward to hearing what the Holy Spirit led you to preach with today’s challenging readings.

* “Micah’s Backpacks” is up and active once again. Micah’s Backpacks is a project to provide weekend meals for Fountaindale Elementary students at risk of food scarcity. There is more information in your bulletin and the October newsletter, along with contact information if you would help periodically pack the food bags or delivering them.

*The Adult Sunday School class continues today in the Gathering Room. This first sessions will be led by Pastor Kaplan.

*Please let us know your offering envelope preference on your bulletin attendance form or by calling or emailing the church office. More information is in your bulletin. We hope to order soon.

*Today Pastor Alessandri is preaching at the 70th anniversary of the church where she previously served in Florissant, Missouri. She will be back in the office Monday afternoon. If you need the presence or care of a pastor before then, please call Pastor Ron Schlak. His phone number is in the bulletin.

*The October newsletter is available on line and in the church narthex. Be sure to read through it to see opportunities for faith enrichment, fun and service.

This week’s concerns and joys:

*Thanks to all who provided food for our lunch at Potomac Towers this Thursday. If you forgot to bring your items today, please tell Prue Yelinek (Prue can you give a wave?) so you can make arrangements. God’s Work. Our Hands.

*Best wishes to Amy Mason, Jean Carbaugh, Bob Hart, Ken Shankle and Brenda Manspeaker who have birthdays this week. Congratulations to Ken and Joann Shankle and Elaine and Ray Michael who celebrate wedding anniversaries this week.

*Our dear member Dolores Carson went to be with our Lord this week. Her funeral is being planned at Haven on Thursday, Sept. 30, at 11 am. Her family would like for her Haven family and choir to be there if possible. Please keep Dolores’s family in your prayers.

A: God IS here with us. Let us prepare ourselves for worship as we listen to the prelude.