October 14, 2021 Message from Pastor Alessandri

October 14, 2021 Message from Pastor Alessandri

 OCTOBER 14, 2021

COME TO HAVEN’s GATHERING ROOOM AT 9 AM
THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17

Yes, 9 am and you will be treated to great seasonal music by talented musicians of the SUNDAY SCHOOL ORCHESTRA

 

The Sunday School Orchestra had it’s beginning as the Trinity Lutheran Sunday School Orchestra back in the early 1900’s.  It played every Sunday, September through June at the beginning of the Sunday School Hour, as all the adult classes assembled for a brief worship service before breaking into their individual classes.  Dr. Peter Buys, long time conductor of the Hagerstown Municipal Band, was one of the Orchestra’s first conductors.

Over the course of many years, schedules changed, and the ensemble became the Sunday School Orchestra or SSO. Today, the SSO is made up of talented local musicians with various backgrounds, who enjoy performing music as part of a Music Ministry, reaching the Hagerstown Community.  It now plays once a month at 3 local churches.  THIS YEAR, HAVEN LUTHERAN IS ONE OF THE THREE LUCKY CHURCHES THAT WILL BE BLESSED EACH MONTH (excluding December) BY SSO MUSIC!

So set your sight on getting to the Gathering Room at Haven at 9 am THIS Sunday for inspiring music.

ANOTHER MUSICAL HIGHTLIGHT THIS SUNDAY — THE HANDBELL CHOIR RETURNS TO HAVEN!

After a long hiatus due to COVID, Haven Bell Choir is back! THIS SUNDAY, October 17, the Bell Choir will provide us with music that enriches our worship. They will return to play each third Sunday of the month.

Welcome back, ringers. We missed you!

CHANGE OF OFFICE HOURS For our ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

 Mary Grabill, Haven’s Administrative Assistant, will be in the church office:

Mondays 9 am – 1 pm, Thursdays 12 pm – 4 pm, Friday 9 am – 1 pm

Though working at home on the other days of the week, Mary does check Haven’s emails and phone for messages daily.

Hagerstown Interfaith Coalition
Interfaith Prayers for Today

October 12, 2021

Unitarian Universalist Christian

May we each remember the different ways in which we pray as individuals. Whatever works for each of us, may we share in the joy of knowing we are together in the regard of the holy. Amen

Trinitarian Christian: a reminder to pray by looking at your hand.

The thumb is nearest to you: pray for those who are closest to you.

The pointing finger reminds us to pray for the support and wisdom of those who teach and instruct.

The middle finger is the tallest: pray for our leaders in government, business and industry

The fourth finger is our ring finger (it is our weakest one): pray for those in pain. those who are weak, those who are in trouble.  Pray day and night.

The fifth finger is the littlest: place yourself in relation to God and others.  Your pinkie should remind you to pray for all peoples, including yourself.

Holy Spirit of Life:

May our hands recall some of the ways we pray and what we pray for.

Today, let prayers arise for support and wisdom of choice, for recognition of the diverse communities of earth’s beings, for all who are in pain and sorrow, and for the self we inhabit on this earth: for our own blessed and challenged lives.

May we be open to You, the spirit of life which is in all peoples, and offer the holy bounty which is both blessing and possibility. May we help and not judge each other. Amen

Reverend Valerie T. Wills, Coordinator

HAGERSTOWN COMMUNITY NEWS

Caring for the Caregiver Resource Fair  Saturday, October 30, 10 am – 2 pm

EM Tobias Family Center Atrium  324 East Antietam Street, Hagerstown

In recognition of National Family Caregiver Month, Brook Lane and Potomac Case Management Services are hosting a free Caring for the Caregiver Resource Fair on October 30. The Fair will feature exhibitors from local organizations who specialize in helping individuals provide care to loved ones due to physical or mental illness and two informative keynote speakers. The event is FREE. Go to https://www.brooklane.org/caring-caregiver-events#overlay-context=  for more information or to register

Caring for the Caregiver Free Facebook Live Presentations in November
A series of virtual programs via Facebook Live throughout the month of November.

Throughout the month of November, Brook Lane and Potomac Case Management Services will offer five free virtual presentations via Facebook Live covering a range of topics to help better manage the care-giving journey. Programs include:

Mindfulness Strategies for Managing Caregiver Stress
     Tuesday, November 2, 2021  1:00 pm-2:00 pm ~ Featuring Melissa M. Linn-Canas, LCPC

How Spirituality Can Help Caregivers
     Thursday, November 4, 2021  1:00 pm-2:00 pm ~ Featuring Pastor Ron Shank

Navigating the Challenges of Caregiving: Sharing Personal Experiences
     Tuesday, November 9, 2021  1:00 pm-2:00 pm ~ Featured Panelists: Moderator Dawn Johns, Sue Graff , Jodi Ramsey, Cheryl Schnebly

Navigating the Challenges of Caregiving: Legal and Financial Aspects
     Thursday, November 11, 2021   1:00 pm-2:00 pm ~ Featured Panelists: Moderator Dawn Johns , Jeanne F. Singer, CPA, JD, Cynthia Moore, CPA 

     Handling Holiday Stress While Caregiving
     Tuesday, November 16, 2021  1:00 pm-2:00 pm ~ Featuring

Visit Brook Lane’s Facebook page on the dates/times above in November to watch live. These five programs will be posted to Brook Lane’s YouTube channel for future reference. Questions? Contact Curt Miller at curt.miller@brooklane.org or 301-733-0331 x1228

Habitat’s 28th Annual Dinner Auction ~ November 13, 5 – 9 pm

Cortland Mansion  19411 Cortland Dr.  Hagerstown MD 21740

The Annual Dinner Auction is Habitat for Humanity’s premier event that hosts supporters and business partners from across Washington County. The 2021 Dinner Auction is back in person and will take place on Saturday, November 13th 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Cortland Mansion (19411 Cortland Dr. Hagerstown, MD). All proceeds from the Dinner Auction help Habitat build, renovate, and repair homes in Washington County.  Go to this site to purchase tickets https://secure.qgiv.com/for/habfohumowascou/event/833669/

Sunday, October 17, 2021 Bulletin & Worship Information

Bulletin 10172021

SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE IN-PERSON & FACEBOOK LIVE 9:30 am

Worship Service with Communion in person in the Sanctuary

Worship Service LIVE on the Haven Facebook page

At this time, we will NOT be requiring vaccinated persons to wear masks when attending worship.

However, we want you to know that vaccinated persons are WELCOME to wear masks if that is their preference in the current COVID upsurge.

Starting around 2 p.m. on Fridays, you can pick up a bulletin, hymnal and communion sets on the parsonage back porch.  For extra precaution, use hand sanitizer before opening cartons/boxes. Keep the hymnal at your home for future use. The baggie of communion elements are enough for one person so please take one for each person watching at your home. (Haven Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Haven-Lutheran-Church-134647913268366 or you can get to the page by clicking the ‘F’ icon in the upper right corner (center of page if on a mobile device) of the Haven website www.havenlc.org The live service will remain on the page for viewing later too.  If you are not familiar with Facebook please scroll down past the ads, map and photos until you see Haven Lutheran Church with a small circle of the church photo in a post. It will say ‘Haven Lutheran Church is live’ Sunday at 9:30am. This will be the first post Haven will have that day. If you have issues please email the church office or call and leave a message and I will try to get back with you so I can walk you through how to find it.)

 

Sunday, October 10, 2021 Bulletin & Worship Service Information

Bulletin 10102021 (pdf)

SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE IN-PERSON & FACEBOOK LIVE 9:30 am

Worship Service with Communion in person in the Sanctuary

Worship Service LIVE on the Haven Facebook page

At this time, we will NOT be requiring vaccinated persons to wear masks when attending worship.

However, we want you to know that vaccinated persons are WELCOME to wear masks if that is their preference in the current COVID upsurge.

Starting around 2 p.m. on Fridays, you can pick up a bulletin, hymnal and communion sets on the parsonage back porch.  For extra precaution, use hand sanitizer before opening cartons/boxes. Keep the hymnal at your home for future use. The baggie of communion elements are enough for one person so please take one for each person watching at your home. (Haven Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Haven-Lutheran-Church-134647913268366 or you can get to the page by clicking the ‘F’ icon in the upper right corner (center of page if on a mobile device) of the Haven website www.havenlc.org The live service will remain on the page for viewing later too.  If you are not familiar with Facebook please scroll down past the ads, map and photos until you see Haven Lutheran Church with a small circle of the church photo in a post. It will say ‘Haven Lutheran Church is live’ Sunday at 9:30am. This will be the first post Haven will have that day. If you have issues please email the church office or call and leave a message and I will try to get back with you so I can walk you through how to find it.)

 

Sunday, October 3, 2021 Bulletin and Worship Information

Bulletin 10032021 (pdf)

SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE IN-PERSON & FACEBOOK LIVE 9:30 am

Worship Service with Communion in person in the Sanctuary

Worship Service LIVE on the Haven Facebook page

At this time, we will NOT be requiring vaccinated persons to wear masks when attending worship.

However, we want you to know that vaccinated persons are WELCOME to wear masks if that is their preference in the current COVID upsurge.

Starting around 2 p.m. on Fridays, you can pick up a bulletin, hymnal and communion sets on the parsonage back porch.  For extra precaution, use hand sanitizer before opening cartons/boxes. Keep the hymnal at your home for future use. The baggie of communion elements are enough for one person so please take one for each person watching at your home. (Haven Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Haven-Lutheran-Church-134647913268366 or you can get to the page by clicking the ‘F’ icon in the upper right corner (center of page if on a mobile device) of the Haven website www.havenlc.org The live service will remain on the page for viewing later too.  If you are not familiar with Facebook please scroll down past the ads, map and photos until you see Haven Lutheran Church with a small circle of the church photo in a post. It will say ‘Haven Lutheran Church is live’ Sunday at 9:30am. This will be the first post Haven will have that day. If you have issues please email the church office or call and leave a message and I will try to get back with you so I can walk you through how to find it.)

 

Haven Messenger (Newsletter) October 2021

Newsletter October 2021 (pdf)

Sunday, September 26, 2021 Worship Bulletin & Information

Bulletin 09262021 (pdf)

SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE IN-PERSON & FACEBOOK LIVE 9:30 am

Worship Service with Communion in person in the Sanctuary

Worship Service LIVE on the Haven Facebook page

At this time, we will NOT be requiring vaccinated persons to wear masks when attending worship.

However, we want you to know that vaccinated persons are WELCOME to wear masks if that is their preference in the current COVID upsurge.

Starting around 2 p.m. on Fridays, you can pick up a bulletin, hymnal and communion sets on the parsonage back porch.  For extra precaution, use hand sanitizer before opening cartons/boxes. Keep the hymnal at your home for future use. The baggie of communion elements are enough for one person so please take one for each person watching at your home. (Haven Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Haven-Lutheran-Church-134647913268366 or you can get to the page by clicking the ‘F’ icon in the upper right corner (center of page if on a mobile device) of the Haven website www.havenlc.org The live service will remain on the page for viewing later too.  If you are not familiar with Facebook please scroll down past the ads, map and photos until you see Haven Lutheran Church with a small circle of the church photo in a post. It will say ‘Haven Lutheran Church is live’ Sunday at 9:30am. This will be the first post Haven will have that day. If you have issues please email the church office or call and leave a message and I will try to get back with you so I can walk you through how to find it.)

September 19, 2021 Sermon & Announcements

September 19, 2021 Sermon (pdf)

Announcements ~ September 19, 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.

*Haven is providing lunch for Potomac Tower residents on September 30. There is a list of the needed items on the mobile message board. Please sign-up to bring those items you can provide for this meal of food, fun and love for our 40 brothers and sisters at Potomac Towers.

* “Micah’s Backpacks” is a project to provide weekend meals for Fountaindale Elementary students at risk of food scarcity. Haven’s program resumed last weekend. If you would be interested in periodically packing the food bags or delivering them, please contact Linda Clark. Her phone number is in today’s bulletin. Packing can be done by an individual, couple, friends or a family. More information in the bulletin.

 

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

*Did you tell us your preference of offering envelopes for 2022? We want to order the correct number and types. Please read the article in today’s bulletin and let us know your offering envelope preference on your bulletin attendance form or by calling or emailing the church office. Thank you.

*Pastor Alessandri will be away next week on vacation with her family and next weekend she will be in St. Louis preaching at the 70th anniversary of the church where she previously served. If you need the presence or care of a pastor while she is gone, please call Pastor Ron Schlak. His phone number is in the bulletin.

*The October newsletter will be out next weekend. If you have an announcement or article for October, please email it to the office not later than Tuesday.

This week’s concerns and joys:

*Thank you to all who helped put hymnals back in the pews. If you have a few minutes after worship, can you help us get the rest of them in the church?

*Best wishes to Abigail Byers who has a birthday this week.

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

September 12, 2021 ~ Announcements & Sermon

September 12, 2021 Sermon (pdf) 

Announcements ~ September 12, 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 blessing it is to be together in God’s presence to worship.

*Haven is providing lunch for Potomac Tower residents on September 30. There is a list of the needed items on the mobile message board. Please sign-up to bring those items you can provide for this meal of food, fun and love for our 40 brothers and sisters at Potomac Towers.

*We will resume Micah’s Backpacks this Friday. “Micah’s Backpacks” is a project to provide weekend meals for Fountaindale Elementary students at risk of food scarcity. If you would be interested in periodically packing the food bags or delivering them, please contact Linda Clark. Her phone number is on the mobile message board. Packing can be done by an individual, couple, friends or a family. More information will be in next week’s bulletin.

*The Adult Sunday School class will begin today in the Gathering Room. The first sessions will be led by Pastor Kaplan. After the class, all are invited to share lunch at Café Italia on Pennsylvania Avenue.

*We are about to order offering envelopes for 2022 and want to order the correct number and types. Please read the article in today’s bulletin and let us know your offering envelope preference on your bulletin attendance form or by calling or emailing the church office. Thank you.

*Not many weeks left, but you can still find some goodies on the Harvest for Hunger table in the narthex.

This week’s concerns and joys:

*Thanks to all who came to help with our inside clean-up yesterday. Your time and effort to maintain God’s property at Haven is appreciated.

*Best wishes to Jadyra Fortson, and Michael Freeman who have birthdays this week. Congratulations to June and Dick Hess whose wedding anniversary is today!

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

Sunday, September 19, 2021 ~ Bulletin & Worship Information

Bulletin 09192021 (pdf)

SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE IN-PERSON & FACEBOOK LIVE 9:30 am

Worship Service with Communion in person in the Sanctuary

Worship Service LIVE on the Haven Facebook page

At this time, we will NOT be requiring vaccinated persons to wear masks when attending worship.

However, we want you to know that vaccinated persons are WELCOME to wear masks if that is their preference in the current COVID upsurge.

Starting around 2 p.m. on Fridays, you can pick up a bulletin, hymnal and communion sets on the parsonage back porch.  For extra precaution, use hand sanitizer before opening cartons/boxes. Keep the hymnal at your home for future use. The baggie of communion elements are enough for one person so please take one for each person watching at your home. (Haven Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Haven-Lutheran-Church-134647913268366 or you can get to the page by clicking the ‘F’ icon in the upper right corner (center of page if on a mobile device) of the Haven website www.havenlc.org The live service will remain on the page for viewing later too.  If you are not familiar with Facebook please scroll down past the ads, map and photos until you see Haven Lutheran Church with a small circle of the church photo in a post. It will say ‘Haven Lutheran Church is live’ Sunday at 9:30am. This will be the first post Haven will have that day. If you have issues please email the church office or call and leave a message and I will try to get back with you so I can walk you through how to find it.)

Sunday, September 12, 2021 Bulletin & Worship Information

Bulletin 09122021(pdf)

SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE IN-PERSON & FACEBOOK LIVE 9:30 am

Worship Service with Communion in person in the Sanctuary

Worship Service LIVE on the Haven Facebook page

At this time, we will NOT be requiring vaccinated persons to wear masks when attending worship.

However, we want you to know that vaccinated persons are WELCOME to wear masks if that is their preference in the current COVID upsurge.

Starting around 2 p.m. on Fridays, you can pick up a bulletin, hymnal and communion sets on the parsonage back porch.  For extra precaution, use hand sanitizer before opening cartons/boxes. Keep the hymnal at your home for future use. The baggie of communion elements are enough for one person so please take one for each person watching at your home. (Haven Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Haven-Lutheran-Church-134647913268366 or you can get to the page by clicking the ‘F’ icon in the upper right corner (center of page if on a mobile device) of the Haven website www.havenlc.org The live service will remain on the page for viewing later too.  If you are not familiar with Facebook please scroll down past the ads, map and photos until you see Haven Lutheran Church with a small circle of the church photo in a post. It will say ‘Haven Lutheran Church is live’ Sunday at 9:30am. This will be the first post Haven will have that day. If you have issues please email the church office or call and leave a message and I will try to get back with you so I can walk you through how to find it.)