September 25, 2022 Bulletin & Worship Information

Bulletin September 25, 2022 (pdf)

Sunday morning ~ 9:30 am

Worship Service with Communion in person in the sanctuary & LIVE  on the Haven’s Facebook page

At this time, masks are optional when attending in-person worship.

Message from Pastor Alessandri – September 23, 2022

 September 23, 2022

Message from Pastor Alessandri – September 23, 2022 (pdf)

Pictorial Directory Photoshoot/Retakes THIS SUNDAY immediately following the Worship Service.  Schedule below for those who signed up. If you did not already sign up, please stop by and we will try to fit you in. Thank you!

P.S. For those who are worshiping at home, we will be working on a way to come to you and get a photo.

Meredith, Craig & Joyce                   2       10:40 AM

Plavcan, Becky                                    1        10:50 AM

Andrews, Don & Kristin, Abigail     3       10:55 AM

Hovermill, Donna                              1        11:10 AM

Yelinek, Ed & Prue                             2       11:15 AM

Wright, Doug & Kathy                       2       11:20 AM

Hassinger, Jim & Brenda                  2       11:30 AM

Clark, Bill & Linda                              2       11:40 AM

Suchy, Kathryn, Austin                     2       11:50 AM

Schupp, Joan                                       1        12:00 PM

Powell, Sandy                                      1        12:05 PM

Trovinger, Terry                                 1        12:10 PM

Hess, Dick & June                              2       12:15 PM

Strange, Ned & Millie                        2       12:25 PM

Lochbaum, Ann                                  1        12:30 PM

Becky Plavcan                                     1        12:35 PM

Judy Teter                                            1        12:40 PM

HAGERSTOWN SUNDAY SCHOOL ORCHESTRA WILL BE AT HAVEN NEXT SUNDAY
October 2nd  9:00 am Gathering Room

Plan to be at church early next Sunday for a wonderful musical treat. The conductor and musicians of the Sunday School orchestra are so very talented and the music they make never ceases to amaze. What a great way to prepare for worship —- filled with gratitude and beautiful music. Let’s show our appreciation for this gift with our presence at 9 a.m. in the Gathering Room next Sunday. Hope to see you there!

 

PACKING OR DELIVERING VOLUNTEERS NEEDED.
Most weeks we plan to deliver 12 Micah backpacks for children at Fountaindale Elementary School. That means twelve local children living in food-insecure households will have some food for the weekend.
There is a sign-up sheet in the Narthex of the church for you to volunteer to help either pack the backpacks here at Haven OR deliver the backpacks to Fountaindale Elementary School. You can do it solo, with a friend or as a family. Neither packing nor delivering takes much time, but means so much.

GET READY GOD SQUAD EXPLORERS
FOR ANOTHER ADVENTURE

next Sunday, October 2nd, 11:00 am

I hear God is having a party!
WOW! Come check it out!

 

SEEING THE HOLY IN THE ORDINARY
Adult Sunday School
October 2 & 9, 11:00 am

Holiness often comes wrapped in the ordinary. The glory of God is around us and in us. We may have learned “God is everywhere,” but do we see it? How do we recognize God’s holiness, beauty and presence in our everyday and let it come into our hearts and faith?

If this sounds like gibberish or if this sounds like something for which your spirit has longed, come to the Adult Sunday School class this October to consider, discuss and experience God’s nearness in the ordinary.  I hope to meet you there.
Pastor Linda Alessandri

THE CHURCH OFFICE IS BACK TO

PRE-COVID HOURS

MONDAY – FRIDAY

9:00 am – 1:00 pm 

 

COULD YOU HELP LARRY AND SHARON HARTSOCK ATTEND CHURCH? Sharon and Larry live at 1208 Outer Drive, and can no longer drive. If you could periodically offer them a ride to church, they would be greatly appreciative. They miss their church family.

If you are able to occasionally pick up Sharon and Larry, please call the church office (301-733-5056). We will put together a list and give it to the Hartsocks who can then use it to arrange for rides at your convenience.  Thank you so very much.

September 18, 2022 Sermon & Announcements

Sermon September 18, 2022

Announcements
September 18, 2022

 A:        Hallelujah! Give praise, you servants of the Lord;  praise the name of the Lord.

C:       Let the name of the Lord be blessed, from this time forth forevermore.

WELCOME to Haven’s outdoor worship at Doub’s Woods! A special welcome to guests visiting with us, in person or on-line. How wonderful to worship together.

*If you did not already sign up to have your picture taken OR re-taken for the church directory next Sunday after worship, please email or telephone the church office this week so appropriate plans can be made. For those worshipping at home, we will be working out a way to get your picture, too.

*Last Friday, Haven delivered our first Micah’s Backpacks to 8 students at Fountaindale Elementary School.  We expect to deliver 12 backpacks most weeks.  There will be sign-up sheets in the Narthex of the church for people to sign up to help either to pack or to deliver. Neither packing nor delivering takes much time, but it will mean 12 children have meals over the weekend. Be sure to look for that sign-up sheet next week.

* Speaking of signing up —- No one has signed up for coffee fellowship next week and only two other upcoming Sundays have hosts. Please consider hosting one Sunday this fall. You can keep it simple and do it with another member or family. The time to share fellowship is a real gift to your church community.

*We are happy to report that Haven’s administrative Assistant, Mary Grabill, is well enough after bout with COVID to return to the office this Monday! Hurrah! The church office will return to our pre-pandemic schedule — 9 am to 1 pm, Monday to Friday.

This week’s concerns and joys:

*With sadness we share the news that Haven member, Beth Johns, died last Tuesday. A memorial service for Beth at a later date. Keep her family in prayer.

*Many thanks to all who attended last Sunday’s Special Congregational Meeting. The motion to replace the gutters on the original building was passed.

*Thanks to the small but mighty team that represented Haven in the United Way’s Day of Caring last Thursday. Habitat office and Restore rooms were painted with love, good conversation and laughter.

*We want to thank Joanne and Will Seilhamer, members & helpers of the Parish Life and Worship Teams and Robin and Mike Schaffer for all their efforts in making today’s picnic possible. Thank you for helping us to again be able to enjoy a picnic together after missing it during the pandemic. What a delight to be able to be together like this again!

*Best wishes to Michael Freeman and Abigail Byers who have birthdays this week. A belated congratulations to Dick and June Hess who had a wedding anniversary last Monday.
A:        From the rising of the sun to its going down.
C:       let the name of the Lord be praised.                                         (Ps. 113: 1-3)

September 11, 2022 Sermon & Announcements

Sermon September 11, 2022

Announcements
September 11, 2022

 A:        Hallelujah! Give praise, you servants of the Lord;  praise the name of the Lord.

C:       Let the name of the Lord be blessed, from this time forth forevermore.

God’s blessings be with you this day that the Lord has made.  A special welcome to our guests visiting with us, in person or on-line. How wonderful to worship together.

*TODAY there will be a special congregational meeting immediately after worship. We hope voting members will stay after worship and those watching at home will join us via ZOOM. We need a quorum of 48 to conduct business. The link for on-line participants is in this week’s bulletin and the September newsletter.

*NEXT Sunday, September 18 we will have outdoor worship and church picnic at Doub’s Woods starting at 10:30 am. Be sure to bring a lawn chair for seating during worship. If you have not done so already, please let us know you are coming by signing up in the narthex or by contacting the church office.  Also, let us know what side dish you will bring to the feast.  This is going to be fun! Family, friends and neighbors are welcome. Remember those lawn chair and bring any lawn games you or your kids would enjoy.

*Haven is putting together a team of volunteers for United Way’s Day of Caring on Thursday, September 15th. Come help us do some painting at the Habitat for Humanity offices. More information in your bulletin. Please let Doug Wright know as soon as possible if you’ll join the team. This is Haven getting out in the community to do God’s work with our hands.

*Those who had pictures taken at the congregational luncheon can see their pictures in the narthex and circle the one you want in the directory. IF you have not had your picture taken or you want to have it taken again, PLEASE sign up at the Sign-up Central board to have it taken on Sunday, September 25, after worship.

*No one has signed up to host a coffee fellowship yet????

*Our God Squad Explorers are asked to follow our pretend rocks to our camp at 11 am today.

This week’s concerns and joys:

*Jim Conrad, husband of Haven member Ann Conrad, died early Wednesday morning. There will be a graveside service at Cedar Lawn Cemetery on Wednesday, September 14th at 1 p.m. Please keep Ann and her family in prayer.

*Many thanks to all who attended last Sunday’s meeting to plan Haven’s lunch at Potomac Towers this month. It was a sweet-spirited and productive session.

*Haven’s administrative Assistant, Mary Grabill, still has a fever and respiratory difficulties due to Covid. Pastor Alessandri will check phone and email messages until she can return.

*Best wishes to Jadyra Fortson who has a birthday and Allison and Tim Keller who have a wedding anniversary this week.

A:        From the rising of the sun to its going down.
C:       let the name of the Lord be praised.                                         (Ps. 113: 1-3)

WORSHIP SERVICE & CHURCH PICNIC THIS SUNDAY 10:30am (Doub’s Wood Park-South Pavilion)

Bulletin September 18, 2022 (pdf)

WORSHIP SERVICE & CHURCH PICNIC

THIS SUNDAY 10:30am

Doub’s Wood Park South Pavilion 

(NO Service at 1035 Haven Rd. this week)

Bulletin & Worship Information September 11, 2022

FINAL-Bulletin September 11 2022 (pdf)

Sunday morning ~ 9:30 am

Worship Service with Communion in person in the sanctuary & LIVE  on the Haven’s Facebook page

NO SATURDAY SERVICE

At this time, masks are optional when attending in-person worship.

September 4, 2022 Bulletin and Worship Information (No Saturday Worship)

Bulletin September 4, 2022 (pdf)

Sunday morning ~ 9:30 am

Worship Service with Communion in person in the sanctuary & LIVE  on the Haven’s Facebook page

NO SATURDAY SERVICE

At this time, masks are optional when attending in-person worship.

GOD’S WORK… OUR HANDS OPPORTUNITY

 

GOD’S WORK… OUR HANDS OPPORTUNITY

Are you ready and willing to show Haven’s willingness to serve as well as have some fun?

Haven has been penciled in to participate with United Way’s Day of Caring this year by painting several offices at the ReStore on Thursday, September 15. I’m hoping that at least 10 Haven members will be part of this. The day starts off with a Kickoff Breakfast at 7:00 AM at Hagerstown Community College’s The Athletic, Recreation, and Community Center (ARCC) and then we will move onto the ReStore around 8:00. If you want to skip breakfast, that’s OK. I have no idea how long this will take, but I would expect we will be working to mid-afternoon. We will be asked to bring our own brushes, rollers, ladders, etc. The paint will be provided by the ReStore.

If interested, please contact Doug Wright as soon as possible. We started out a little late on this but that shouldn’t stop us from using Our Hands to do God’s Work.

Haven Messenger September 2022

Haven Messenger (Newsletter) September 2022 (pdf)

August 27/28, 2022 Bulletin and Worship Information

Bulletin August 27/28, 2022

Saturday evening ~ 5pm

Spoken Worship Service in person in the sanctuary

Sunday morning ~ 9:30 am

Worship Service with Communion in person in the sanctuary & LIVE  on the Haven’s Facebook page

At this time, masks are optional when attending in-person worship.