July 14, 2019 – Sermon & Announcements

July 14, 2019 Sermon

Announcements – July 14, 2019   9:30 am

A: I will sing to the Lord as long as I live;
C: I will sing praise to my God while I have being.                                  (Psalm 104: 33)

*God’s blessings to all and a special welcome to all guests visiting with us today. What a joy it is to be in God’s presence and worship together.

*This week we begin collecting School Supplies items needed for our August 17th Block Party and School Supply Giveaway. The needed supplies are on slips and posted on a bulletin board in the narthex. Take a few slips and scout out those sales.

* We will need lots of volunteers for the Block Party and School Supply Giveaway that runs from 10 am to 1 pm on August 17th. We hope you will plan to help before or during the event or help with clean up. Look for sign-up sheets NEXT weekend. It is both meaningful and fun time! God’s Work. Our Hands.

*Thanks to all who have brought in cereal for the St. Mark’s Food Bank. We will continue to collect cereal for the month of July. All contributions will be appreciated.

*Pastor Alessandri final chapter Holy Land presentation is TODAY after worship. It has been moved from the Adult Sunday School room to the air-conditioned Gathering Room. Come for refreshments, fellowship and pictures of the last two days of Pastor’s tour of Jerusalem. All are welcome.

*During the summer months, Haven has a Harvest for Hunger table. Pick up any vegetables, baked goods or flowers for a free will offering. Bring extra items from your garden or oven to donate. All donated monies will be used for projects to battle hunger.

*Wonder what PLARNING is? It is making yarn from plastic grocery bags and using it to make sleeping mats for the homeless. Come on July 25th to learn more about this new hands-on ministry. No experience necessary.

*The July & August newsletter is available in the narthex. Be sure to pick up a copy today!

This week’s concerns and joys:

*Best wishes to June Hess, Grant Wills and Irene Giffin who celebrate birthdays this week. Congratulations to Susie and Dave Resh who have a wedding anniversaries this week.       

A: Rejoicing in God’s saving grace, we seek our Lord’s wisdom and strength:

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.

July 7, 2019 Sermon & Announcements

July 7, 2019 Sermon (click the sermon title to view pdf)

Announcements ~ July 7, 2019   9:30 am

 A: I will sing to the Lord as long as I live;
C: I will sing praise to my God while I have being.                                  (Psalm 104: 33)

*God’s blessings to all and a special welcome to all guests visiting with us today. What a joy it is to be in God’s presence and worship together

*Next Sunday we will begin to post slips with School Supplies items needed for our August 17th Block Party and School Supply Giveaway. Keep a lookout —- Some stores are already having good school supply sales.

*As you may have seen in the newspaper recently, the shelves at the St. Mark’s Food Bank are low. To help, Haven will be collecting cereal to give to the Food Bank in the month of July. All and any contributions will be appreciated.

*The July & August newsletter is available in the narthex. Be sure to pick up a copy today!

*Pastor Alessandri will present the final chapter of her January trip to Israel after worship NEXT Sunday, July 14th. The presentation will be in the Adult Sunday School room, where we will have some coffee brewing and fans to cool us. All are welcome.

This week’s concerns and joys:

*Best wishes to Robert Webb, Charlotte Loveless, and Jackie Webb who celebrate birthdays this week. Congratulations to Jamie and Jim Cannon and Eric and Stephanie Meredith who have wedding anniversaries this week.                               

A: Rejoicing in God’s saving grace, we seek our Lord’s wisdom and strength:

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

 

Sermon & Announcements

June 30, 2019 Sermon

Announcements – June 30, 2019   9:30 am

A: I will sing to the Lord as long as I live;

C: I will sing praise to my God while I have being.                                  (Psalm 104: 33)

*God’s blessings to all as we gather to worship and a special d to all guests visiting with us today. What a joy it is to be in God’s presence and worship together

*The July & August newsletter is available in the narthex. Be sure to pick up a copy today!

*You would think Pastor would be done with her presentation on her January trip to Israel, but there is still more to hear and see today after worship in the Adult Sunday School room. We will have some coffee brewing and fans to cool us. All are welcome.

*By choice of our administrative assistant, the church office will be open on July 4th and closed on July 5th. Pastor will be off on July 4th.

This week’s concerns and joys:

*Today at 6 p.m. at Haven there will be a memorial service for Harold Rice’s daughter, Heather. Dress is casual and all are welcome. Please keep Harold and all who mourn the loss of Heather in your prayers.

*Thanks to Marge Cunningham, Susan Strobl, their team of helpers and all who contributed food for our coffee fellowship with our guests from St. John’s Lutheran Church. Thank you to Steve and our vocalist for their part in an enriching worship service. What at joyful morning it was!

*Many thanks to those who attended the first organizing meeting for our 2019 Block Party and School Supply Giveaway last Thursday. Not only was there a great spirit but we also got a good deal ready to roll. Be sure to look in bulletins and on bulletin boards to see how you can help this great community outreach effort.

*Best wishes to Donnie Blickenstaff, Jr., Betty Getz, Todd Faith, Larry Hartsock, Terry Trovinger and Sandy Myers who celebrate birthdays this week. Congratulations to Dick and Pat Manspeaker and Larry and Sharon Hartsock who have wedding anniversaries this week.                               

A: Rejoicing in God’s saving grace, we seek our Lord’s wisdom and strength:

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

Haven Messenger (Newsletter) July & August 2019

Newsletter July-August 2019

June 23, 2019 – Sermon & Announcements

June 22, 2019 Sermon – Demons or Freedom – Which Is Scarier?

Announcements

June 23, 2019 

A: I will sing to the Lord as long as I live;
C: I will sing praise to my God while I have being.                                  (Psalm 104: 33)

*God’s blessings to all as we gather to worship and a special welcome Pastor Hoda, our brothers and sisters from St. Johns Lutheran and to all guests visiting with us today. What a joy it is to be in God’s presence and lift our voices together in praise of our awesome God.

*Today’s flowers and coffee fellowship are in honor of St. John Lutheran church. We hope you will stay after worship to enjoy refreshment and fellowship across the narthex in our parlor. We are so very excited to have you here!

*Our first organizing meeting for this year’s Block Party and School Supply Giveaway will be this Thursday, June 27th at 6:30 pm in the air-conditioned Gathering Room. We will try to keep it as brief and productive as possible. Please come and take part. It is a great deal of holy fun when we work together.

*Next Sunday, June 30th, after worship, Pastor Alessandri will continue to share pictures, stories and learnings from her January trip to Israel in the Adult Sunday School room. We will have some coffee brewing and fans to cool us. All are welcome.

*Haven members, please check your calendars and visit the SIGN-UP CENTRAL bulletin board to sign up to usher one or more Sunday’s this summer. Any empty slots will be filled by the administrative assistant and published in the July/August newsletter. Ushering is a simple way to support our worship life this summer.

This week’s concerns and joys:

*We are sad to announce the death of Heather, Harold Rice’s daughter. Please keep Harold and his family in your prayers.

*Pam O’Connor is back at her home! Cards, calls and visits are greatly appreciated.

*Best wishes to Joe Webb, Sharon Sellers and Patty Byers who celebrate birthdays this week.                                

A: Rejoicing in God’s saving grace, we seek our Lord’s wisdom and strength:

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

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June 16, 2016 Sermon & Announcements

June 16, 2019 Sermon – Trinity Sunday

Announcements ~ June 16, 2019   9:30 am

A: I will sing to the Lord as long as I live;
C: I will sing praise to my God while I have being.                                  (Psalm 104: 33)

*God’s blessings to all this Holy Trinity weekend. A special welcome to guests visiting with us today.

*Today, after worship, Pastor Alessandri will continue to share pictures, stories and learnings from her January trip to Israel in the Adult Sunday School room. We will have some coffee brewing and fans to cool us. All are welcome.

*BIG NEWS…. REALLY Big News! Next Sunday the members of St. John Lutheran Church Hagerstown will be worshiping with us here at Haven. With road closures for the bike races, the folks of St. John asked to join us on June 23rd and our Worship Team answered a resounding “Please do!”  Haven, make every effort to be here next Sunday to welcome our guest. There will be a coffee fellowship immediately afterwards. We could use some help with refreshments. Look on the SIGN-UP CENTRAL bulletin board to see what is needed and sign up if you can provide it. Call Marge Cunningham if you can help with serving or clean up. It should be a wonderful Sunday of worship and fellowship with our brothers and sisters from St. John’s.

*Here is more good news!! After our meeting last Sunday, Haven WILL have a Block Party and School Supply Giveaway on August 17th. Our first organizing meeting will be June 27th, at 6:30 pm in the Gathering Room. We will keep it as brief as possible and have door prizes just to add some fun. Come take part. It really is so much more fun when we work together.

*With everyone’s busy summer schedules, we are going to try something new. Check your calendars and see which Sundays in July or August you could usher for Sunday worship. Sign up at SIGN UP CENTRAL TODAY. Any slots left empty our administrator will fill in for the upcoming July/August newsletter. Here is a simple way to support our worship life this summer. Sign-up as many times as you are able. Thank you.

This week’s concerns and joys:

Did you noticed the great mulching work in Haven’s garden areas?  Our Scouting Adventure Troop asked how they could thank us for sponsoring them. The Property Team asked if they would please weed and mulch some of our garden beds. They have done an outstanding job and we are very grateful.

*Best wishes to Sharon McMullen, Joanne Seilhamer and Max Schupp who celebrate birthdays this week. Congratulations to Ken and Dawn Tice and Gentry and Jane Muse who have wedding anniversaries this week.                                 

(after the announcements)

A: Rejoicing in God’s saving grace, we seek our Lord’s wisdom and strength:

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

(Haven Lutheran’s Mission Statement)

Sermon & Announcements June 2, 2019

 

June 2, 2019 Sermon – Ascension Sunday

Announcements  – June 2, 2019

A: I will sing to the Lord as long as I live;

C: I will sing praise to my God while I have being.                                  (Psalm 104: 33)

 *God’s blessings to all this final Sunday of the Easter season as we celebrate the Ascension of Our Lord. A special welcome to guests visiting with us today.

*Today’s coffee fellowship will honor the graduates of the class of 2019. Stay to add your congratulations.

* Pastor Alessandri will continue to share pictures, stories and learnings from her January trip to Israel during the adult Sunday School class today. We will ring a bell in the parlor during coffee fellowship to signal the beginning of the class. All are welcome.

*We have begun our summer worship schedule. Each Saturday there is a spoken service with Holy Communion at 5 p.m. On Sunday, there is worship at 9:30 am with music. The dress is casual at both services. Come offer the Lord your praise and prayers and be nourished by God’s word and meal.

*Next week, after the Sunday Pentecost worship service, there will be a meeting in the parlor to decide if we will have a School Supply Giveaway and/or a Block Party this August. Come and see where the Holy Spirit will lead us.

*The June newsletter is available in the lobby today. A reminder to teams and other groups that the next newsletter will be a combined July AND August edition. Be sure to send the church secretary information about anything you would like to publicize for July AND August by the June 15th deadline.

*The deadline for ordering geraniums has been extended! You can still order them TODAY. Envelopes are out in the lobby.

This week’s concerns and joys:

*Best wishes to Pat Pile, Dave Kaplan, Dawn Freeman, Morgan Butsch and Josh Webb who celebrate birthdays this week. Congratulations to Don and Darylene Blickenstaff and Valerie and Grant Wills who have wedding anniversaries this week.                                 

A: Rejoicing in God’s saving grace, we seek our Lord’s wisdom and strength:

C: “To honor God, to reach out with love to our members and the community and to share the gospel of Jesus Christ.”     (Haven Lutheran’s Mission Statement)

Sermon & Announcements -May 26, 2019

 

May 26, 2019 Sermon

Announcements ~ May 26, 2019

 A: This is the day the Lord has made
C:  Let us rejoice and be glad in it.

 *A most blessed and happy Easter season to all and a special welcome to guests visiting with us this Memorial Day weekend.

* Pastor Alessandri will continue to share pictures, stories and learnings from her January trip to Israel during the adult Sunday School class. She will do so today and next Sunday as well. We will ring a bell in the parlor during coffee fellowship to signal the beginning of Sunday School. All are welcome.

*Next weekend we begin our summer worship schedule. Each Saturday there is a spoken service with Holy Communion at 5 p.m. If you will be busy on Sunday, you can come Saturday at 5 p.m. On Sunday, we will worship in the sanctuary at 9:30 am. Come casually dressed and ready to offer the Lord our praise and prayers.

The June newsletter is available in the lobby today. A reminder to teams and other groups that the next newsletter will be a combined July AND August edition. Be sure to send the church secretary information about anything you would like to publicize for July AND August by the June 15th deadline.

*A reminder that the church office will be closed tomorrow for the Memorial Day holiday.

This week’s concerns and joys:

*Carol Shull is home after her time at Fahrney-Keedy. Irene Giffin is also home after her stay at Ravenwood. Calls, cards and prayers are appreciated.

*Pam O’Connor has moved to Robinwood Assisted Living for a bit more physical therapy. Calls, visits, cards and prayers would also be appreciated

*Best wishes to Katie Muse, Lynda Byers, and Scott Rhodes who celebrate birthdays this week.

June Haven Messenger (Newsletter)

Haven Messenger June 2019