August 6, 2017 Sermon & Announcements

August 6, 2017 Sermon – The Armor of God

Announcements August 5/6, 2017 L: Come, chosen people, and give thanks to your God!   C: We have been blessed in Christ.  L: In him we have received redemption.  C: We have been blessed in Christ.  L: In him we have an inheritance.  C: We have been blessed in Christ.

*Welcome to worship and a special welcome to guests visiting with us today. We pray you are blessed as we worship together.

*It’s time for a little fun, Haven. It’s BUNKO time next Sunday, August 13th at 2 p.m. You roll dice, laugh and snack — what’s not to love? Cathy Yaraghi will teach and lead us. We need at least 12 players! Sign up today on the mobile message board or on the attendance form. Men and women are invited. Your friends and neighbors, too!

*It’s getting closer! Haven’s Third Annual Block Party and School Supply Giveaway is coming Saturday, August 19th. Be a part of this plan to“reach out with love to our community.” Here’s how:

  • We still need lots of school supplies for the hundred children who will be visiting with us. Tags with needed supplies are on the mobile message board. Thanks to all who have already made donations and to those who will.
  • There is a list of places you can volunteer during the August 19th Some are inside, some are outside and some are sit-down jobs. You can stay at the same location or change jobs. The more volunteers, the fewer hours each are needed. PLEASE volunteer to help. Ask a friend or neighbor to volunteer with us. It’s a time of sharing God’s grace with children and families.
  • We can also use those new, unused gifts you have hidden in the closet or basement — You know the well-meaning gifts that don’t quite fit your taste or home. Re-gift them to us to use as Bingo prizes at our Block Party.
  • And last but not least, please pray for Haven’s Block Party and School Supply Giveaway. Pray that we have all we need. Pray our neighbors come and have a blest time. And pray for good weather and spirits.

*The Search Team for our next Organist/Choir Director completed auditions last week. They will meet with the Congregational Council after worship today and extending a call to the position this week. Please keep the search team, council and the very talented candidates in your prayers

This week’s concerns and joys:

*Best wishes to Eric Byers, Don Blickenstaff, Jr and Melissa Butsch who celebrate birthdays this week. Congratulations Cliff and Sue Britton who have a wedding anniversary this week.

A:  Rejoicing in God’s saving grace, we join together:

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