Sermon & Announcements ~ June 17, 2018

June 17, 2018 Sermon – We Are Family

Announcements
June 10, 2018

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)

*Blessings to all and special welcome to guests visiting with us today.

*It’s getting exciting! Vacation Bible School is only two weeks away!
1) This month we are trying to collect the food needed to feed our campers and the staff. Please stop by the VBS bulletin board. Look over the list of needed items on the table in front of the bulletin board. Write your name next to the item or items you can donate and take the reminder tag from the bulletin board.
2) Look in your bulletin to see items we need donated or lent.
3) We are also in GREAT need of tribe leaders to take a small group of children through the VBS stations. Teens, you are NOT too young. Seniors, you NOT too old. You WILL find it immensely rewarding to love the children through a fun night.

Thanks you so very much for your help with this gospel outreach.

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

This week’s concerns and joys:
*Don Evason is still at Meritus Hospital. They are addressing some blood clots. Keep Don and Beth in your prayers.

*Thanks to all who made Pastor Kaplan’s 50 plus 1 ordination anniversary party a grand occasion yesterday. From the planners to the decorators, the coordinators to those who contributed food; from those who helped to set up to those who helped to clean up and all who contributed in any way — Thank you! Pastor Kaplan was genuinely and humbly pleased and surprised. We will let you know next week the total collected for the ELCA Leadership Fun in Pastor Kaplan’s honor. Contributions can still be put in the collection plate today. Checks payable to “Haven Lutheran Church” with “Kaplan” on the memo line.

*Best wishes to Nancy Newkirk, Karl Pile, and Dennis Miller who celebrate birthdays this week.
Congratulations to Michael and Veronica Bergschneider who remember their 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.”

Sermon & Announcements ~ June 10, 2018

June 10, 2018 Sermon 

Announcements ~ June 10, 2018

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)

*Blessings to all and special welcome to guests visiting with us today.

*It’s getting exciting! Vacation Bible School is only two weeks away!
1) This month we are trying to collect the food needed to feed our campers and the staff. Please stop by the VBS bulletin board. Look over the list of needed items on the table in front of the bulletin board. Write your name next to the item or items you can donate and take the reminder tag from the bulletin board.
2) Look in your bulletin to see items we need donated or lent.
3) We are also in GREAT need of tribe leaders to take a small group of children through the VBS stations. Teens, you are NOT too young. Seniors, you NOT too old. You WILL find it immensely rewarding to love the children through a fun night.

Thanks you so very much for your help with this gospel outreach.

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

This week’s concerns and joys:
*Don Evason is still at Meritus Hospital. They are addressing some blood clots. Keep Don and Beth in your prayers.

*Thanks to all who made Pastor Kaplan’s 50 plus 1 ordination anniversary party a grand occasion yesterday. From the planners to the decorators, the coordinators to those who contributed food; from those who helped to set up to those who helped to clean up and all who contributed in any way — Thank you! Pastor Kaplan was genuinely and humbly pleased and surprised. We will let you know next week the total collected for the ELCA Leadership Fun in Pastor Kaplan’s honor. Contributions can still be put in the collection plate today. Checks payable to “Haven Lutheran Church” with “Kaplan” on the memo line.

*Best wishes to Nancy Newkirk, Karl Pile, and Dennis Miller who celebrate birthdays this week.
Congratulations to Michael and Veronica Bergschneider who remember their 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.”

Sermon & Announcements – June 3, 2018

June 3, 2018 Sermon

Announcements ~ June 3, 2018

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)

*Blessings to all this morning. A special welcome to guests visiting with us today. We hope you are blessed as we worship together.

*All hands on deck! Vacation Bible School is returning to Haven June 25th to 29th!! It is only a month away. Check the VBS bulletin board for food items needed for our nightly suppers for campers and staff. Look over the list of needed items on the table in front of the bulletin board. Write your name next to the item or items you can donate and take the reminder tag from the bulletin board. Thanks you so very much for your help with this gospel outreach.

*Did you tell us that you were coming to Pastor Kaplans’s surprise party next Saturday, June 9th? If you have not, please tell us how many are coming on your attendance form TODAY!

* Last call for Haven members who is graduating from high school or college this year! Please share that information on your attendance form.

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

This week’s concerns and joys:
*Best wishes to Pat Pile, Dave Kaplan, Dawn Freeman, Morgan Butsch and Joshua Webb who celebrate birthdays this week.
Congratulations to Don and Darylene Blickenstaff and Grant and Valerie Wills who remember their 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.”

May 20, 2018 ~ Announcements & Confirmands Affirmation of Faith Statements

2018 Affirmation of Baptism – Confirmands Statements of Faith

Announcements ~ May 20, 2018
A: This is the day the Lord has made,
C: let us rejoice and be glad in it!

*Blessings to all this Pentecost Sunday. A special welcome to the friends and family of Emily and Morgan who have come for their confirmation day. A warm welcome also to all guests visiting with us today.

*Today, during worship, Emily Butsch and Morgan Haupt will make an affirmation of their baptism after two years of confirmation studies. Today’s coffee fellowship will be in their honor.

*Vacation Bible School is returning to Haven June 25th to 29th!! We will be taking children back to the time of Babylon to witness the faith and courage of Daniel.
Look on page 14 of your bulletin, for all the ways you can help this gospel outreach. So far, we have 16 camper sponsors! Can we reach our goal of 40? There is also a special insert in your bulletin about the need for adults to lead groups of children to activities each evening of VBS. Please prayerful consider this fun and meaningful way to help. God’s Work. Our Hands.

* Do you know a Haven member who is graduating from high school or college this year? Please share that information on your attendance form.

*There are only five more Haven garden plots that need to be adopted this summer! Individuals, a couple, friends, or a family could do it together. You choose your own days and times to do the needed weeding. We need your help to be good stewards of the property gifted to us. Sign up at the SIGN-UP CENTRAL bulletin board. Thank you.

*We still need more people to sign up for tickets to the Totem Pole Playhouse production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” on June 3rd. If we sell 30 tickets, the price of tickets is $25 and it is more affordable for our youth to attend. Take a nice Sunday drive to enjoy an entertaining musical. Sign-up at SIGN-UP CENTRAL.

This week’s concerns and joys:
*Vera Hedrick, the mother of Millie Strange, died last week. Please keep Millie and her family in prayer.

*Best wishes to Maggie Manspeaker and Hannah Tice who celebrate birthdays this week.

A: We prepare for worship as we listen to our prelude

May 27, 2018 ~ Announcements & Sermon

May 27, 2018 Sermon – 10 Commandments

Announcements ~ May 27, 2018
A: This is the day the Lord has made, C: let us rejoice and be glad in it!
*Blessings to all this Trinity Sunday. A special welcome also to all guests visiting with us today. We hope you are blessed as we worship and fellowship together.

*Today, our Sunday School will celebrate another completed year of learning and growing in faith in the Gathering Room starting at 11 am. All are welcome.

*Next week we begin our summer schedule of worship. 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.

*All hands on deck! Vacation Bible School is returning to Haven June 25th to 29th!! It is only a month away. Check in today’s bulletin, in this month’s newsletter and on the VBS bulletin board to see how you can help with this gospel outreach.

*Speaking of VBS, we hoped to get sponsorship for 40 campers. And guess what? As of last Sunday we had 50!!!! Thanks to those who have sponsored campers.

* Do you know a Haven member who is graduating from high school or college this year? Please share that information on your attendance form.

*The weeks of rain has stopped and there are still five of Haven garden plots to keep weed free this summer! Individuals, a couple, friends, or a family could do it together. You choose your own days and times to do the needed weeding. Sign up at the SIGN-UP CENTRAL bulletin board. Thank you.

*The venture to the Totem Pole Playhouse production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” on June 3rd has been CANCELLED. We didn’t get the 30 needed and the seats still available were not very good. We hope we’ll get another opportunity to go to the theater together in the future.

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

*The church office will be closed on Monday for Memorial Day.

This week’s concerns and joys:
*Last week pastor messed up — She included those who had baptismal anniversaries rather than birthdays. So first, lets congratulate Ed Yelinik, Millie Strange, and Madison Haupt who had birthdays last week. Best wishes to Katie Muse, Lynda Byers, and Scott Rhodes who celebrate birthdays this week.
A: We prepare for worship as we listen to our prelude

Haven Messenger – June 2018

Newsletter June 2018

 

Sermon & Announcements – May 20, 2018

Sermon – May 20, 2018 – Up is Down. Down Is Up

Announcements May 13, 2018
A: This is the day the Lord has made,
C: let us rejoice and be glad in it!

*Blessings this Easter Season to all and a special welcome to guests visiting with us today.

*A Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers and to those women who share a mothering love with nieces, nephews, cousins, students, neighbors and others. All women are invited to pick up a muffin in the lobby. Each contains a dash of thanks and lots of love.

*Vacation Bible School is returning to Haven June 25th to 29th!! We will be taking children back to the time of Babylon to witness the faith and courage of Daniel.
Look on page 15 of your bulletin, for all the ways you can help this gospel outreach. So far, we have 6 camper sponsors, one volunteer to help with simple sewing, and several donated items. Let’s keep moving forward, Haven! Take a yard sign to spread the news. Sponsor a camper in honor or memory of your mother. Let us partners in the gospel make this year’s VBS a success.

* Did you pick up your May newsletter. It is available in the church lobby.

*There are still some Haven garden plots that need to be adopted this summer. Can you help? Information and a sign up sheet are on the SIGN-UP CENTRAL bulletin board. God’s church. Our hands.

*May 15th is Ladies Night Out at the Black-eyed Susan Restaurant. Sign up today to attend at Sign-up Central. Friends are welcome, too.

*We still need several more people to sign up for tickets to the Totem Pole Playhouse production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” on June 3rd. If we sell 30 tickets, the price of tickets is $25 and it is more affordable for our youth to attend. Come take a nice Sunday drive to enjoy an entertaining musical. Sign-up at SIGN-UP CENTRAL.

*And now a special and secret announcement from Pastor Alessandri…..

This week’s concerns and joys:
*Vera Hedrick, the mother of Millie Strange, has suffered a serious, paralyzing stroke. Please keep Vera, Millie and their family in prayer.

*Best wishes to Barbara Miller, Ethan Rhodes, Morgan Haupt, Bill Plavcan, and Emily Butsch who celebrate birthdays this week.

A: We prepare for worship as we listen to our prelude

Happy Mother’s Day!

Announcements & Sermon – May 6, 2018 – Partners in Gospel

May 6, 2018 Sermon – Partners in Gospel

Announcements  – May 6, 2018
A: This is the day the Lord has made, C: let us rejoice and be glad in it!
*Blessings this Easter Season to all and a special welcome to guests visiting with us today. We pray you are blessed as we worship and fellowship together.

*Vacation Bible School is returning to Haven on June 25th to 29th!! We will be taking children back to the time of Babylon to witness the faith and courage of Daniel. Here are ways you can help with this gospel outreach.
If you look on page 15 of your bulletin, (pause to let people get to the page)
1) You will see that we need camp sponsors to finance our VBS. Every $20 provides materials and a music CD for a child. Pick up donation envelopes in the lobby.
2) You will also see that we need folks who can sew simple tunics AND we need to borrow some items to decorate and cool our Babylon setting. If you can help with either of these, please indicate it on your attendance sheet.
3) One last thing for now — There are still a few of our new VBS yard signs that need to get out into Hagerstown. If your house is along a road that has a good amount of traffic, please take a sign to place in your yard to help us spread the news. We thank Pastor Dave and Melita Kaplan for sponsoring these new signs through the Jan Kaplan Memorial Fund.

* May’s church newsletter is available in the church lobby. Pick-up your copy today.

*God has given us beautiful property for our church. We need your help to keep it beautiful and inviting. Please sign up to care for one of Haven’s garden areas. A few hours each month is all it will take. Let’s honor our Lord by caring for God’s church.

*May 15th is Ladies Night Out at the Black-eyed Susan Restaurant. Sign up to attend at Sign-up Central. Friends are welcome, too.

*Since we have been blessed with so many new members, we thought it an opportune time to prepare a new pictorial directory. We will use pictures from the last photo directory unless you e-mail a new picture to the church office. Our church secretary, Mary, has also offered to take your picture if you contact her. Read about this project in our newsletter and help us get out an updated directory.

*Next Sunday is Mother’s Day. Ask your children to come to church with you, Moms! If your mother lives in the area, bring her to church. We will give thanks for Mothers and the gift of motherly love.

* Pastor Alessandri has one more announcement…..

This week’s concerns and joys:
*Best wishes to Tanaya Richards, Prue Yelinik, Jane Muse, Brian Muse and Sue Nelson who celebrate birthdays this week.
A: We prepare for worship as we listen to our prelude

Haven’s Bowling team for B.B.B.S. Bowl for Kids Sake 2018

“Bowl for Kids Sake”

2018 Hollywood

Haven’s bowling team raised $930 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washington County, Maryland.