Martin Luther King, Jr. Day-Church Office Closed

Have a good day.

The church office is closed today.

Journey to the Holy Land with Pastor Alessandri

Christmas Eve Worship Service Pre-Music

Please enjoy some of the Haven Senior Choir music from our Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship Service Pre-Music selections.

Haven Christmas Concert Music 12-15-2018

Please enjoy listening to some of our Haven Senior Choirs musical selections.

December 23, 2018 Sermon and Announcements

December 23, 2018 Sermon – Advent 4 – Beloved You Are Light

Announcements December 23, 2018

A: Greetings, favored ones! The Lord is with you;

C: Let it be with me according to your word, Lord)

 God’s peace to all this fourth Sunday of Advent. A special welcome to all guests visiting with us today. Your presence is truly a blessing.

*This fourth week of Advent is very short but you will still find an insert in your bulletin with reflections written my members of Haven. Please take it home with your bulletin and let those reflections bless this coming week.

*2019 church offering envelopes are in the narthex. The monthly and weekly envelopes are separated and in alphabetical order. If you do not find your name OR you would like to begin to have Haven offering envelopes, please put that on your attendance sheet or contact the church office.

*Tomorrow, December 24th, there will be two Christmas Eve Services at Haven. At 6:30 pm, there will be a Holy Chaos Family Christmas Service with Holy Communion. At 10 pm, there will be special music before the 10:30 pm candlelight worship with Holy Communion. Invite family, neighbors or friends to come with you as we celebrate the wondrous gift of Emmanuel, God-with-us, on Christmas Eve.

*The church office will be closed Monday thru Wednesday for the Christmas holiday. Pastor Alessandri will fly to Atlanta to be with family on Christmas Day and fly back on Saturday. While she is away, please contact Pastor Kaplan if you would have a health or personal emergency and want a pastor’s presence. His phone number is in the bulletin. Be sure to take your bulletin home with you so you can have the information at hand.

This week’s concerns and joys:

*We are happy to report that after some physical therapy at Coffman’s, Sandy Myers is home for Christmas. Please keep her in prayer.

*Best wishes to Jamie Cannon and Peggy Snyder who celebrate birthdays this week.                                              

A:   Prepare the way of the Lord

C:  Stir up your power, Lord Jesus, and come.

Merry Christmas!

Christmas Eve Worship Services

Come Join the
Christmas Celebrations at Haven!

        Monday, December 24th  6:30 pm

        Holy Christmas Chaos:

Family Christmas Eve Service with Holy Communion

Monday, December 24th  

10:00 pm – pre-music

10:30 pm

Candlelight Service Traditional Service with Carols, Communion and Candles

 

 

 

December 16, 2018 – Advent week 3 – Sermon & Announcements

December 16, 2018 Sermon – Advent 3 – God Bless This Mess


Announcements – December 16, 2018

A: Greetings, favored ones! The Lord is with you;

C: Let it be with me according to your word, Lord.

 God’s peace to all this third Sunday of Advent. A special welcome to all guests visiting with us today. Your presence is truly a blessing.

*We did it Haven! We successfully completed the GREAT HAVEN CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE. We helped eight children and their parents to know the grace and unconditional love of our Lord. Please keep these three families in your prayers this Advent and Christmas season.

*In the church lobby, you will find cards we will put in our Christmas Food baskets. Please take a moment to sign them.

*You will find an Advent 3 insert in your bulletin. It has reflections which were written by members of Haven. Please take it home with your bulletin and let those reflections bless your Advent journey this week.

*Please take note in your bulletin that REACH and Holly Place both have matching funds available this December. That means any contributions you make will double, including today’s monthly Holly Place collection. More details are in your bulletin.

This week’s concerns and joys:

*Sandy Myers is taking physical therapy at Coffman Nursing Home and Rehab Center. Card and visits would be welcomed.

*We have a great deal of gratitude to express this Sunday:

-Thank you to all who stayed last Sunday to help us Deck the Halls at Haven. Thanks to the Parish Life Team for organizing it so well. We finished in less than an hour.

-Many thanks to all who contributed to yesterday’s successful Christmas Concert: Music Director, Steve Pastena, the Choir & musicians and all who contributed and helped with the reception afterwards. The weather may have been damp and dreary outside but here inside Haven it was bright and joyful. All glory be to God.

*Best wishes to Marge Cunningham, Jim Cannon, Becky Plavcan and Jensen Richards who celebrate birthdays this week. Congratulations to Amy and Mike Mason who have a wedding anniversary on Tuesday.                                                 

A:   Prepare the way of the Lord

C:  Stir up your power, Lord Jesus, and come.

Advent Devotionals

2018 ADVENT 1

2018 ADVENT 2

2018 ADVENT 3

 

December 9, 2018 – Sermon & Announcements

 

December 9, 2018 Sermon – Second Sunday of Advent

Announcements  ~ December 9, 2018

A: Greetings, favored ones! The Lord is with you; C: Let it be with me according to your word, Lord)

 God’s peace to all and welcome to Advent. A special welcome to all guests visiting with us today. Your presence is truly a blessing.

*It’s Deck the Halls Sunday here at Haven. At 11:15 — after worship and some fellowship time — we will prayer in the church and then decorate the church, halls and parlor. Please stay to enjoy a good time of festive fellowship and fun. Please note: There will be no Adult Sunday School class today so they, too, can help deck the Haven Halls….and church….and parlor.

*We’re doing it, Haven! We had eight children, 40 gift tags and 11 days to accomplish the GREAT HAVEN CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE.  All 40 gift tags for our 8 children have been take. 11 gifts were dropped off this week and more have come in today. We need all UNWRAPPED gifts WITH their tags by this Wednesday, December 12th. We’re almost there! What fun to help eight children to experience the love and grace of our Lord this Christmas. Haven, you rock!

*Haven’s Annual Christmas Concert is this Saturday at 5 p.m. Come enjoy wonderful Christmas music from the St. James Brass Quintet and our own Haven Choir. This is a great opportunity to invite a friend, coworker or neighbor to join you at church. It is a guaranteed good time.

*You will find an Advent 2 insert in your bulletin. It has reflections for your Advent devotional time that were written by members of Haven. Please take it home with you bulletin and let those reflections bless your Advent journey toward the Light of Christ.

This week’s concerns and joys:

*Sandy Myers returned to Meritus hospital last week. We are happy to report that she is doing so much better than she was earlier in the week. They were hoping to move her out of ICU into a step-down unit to get some physical therapy. Please keep Sandy, Ken and her family in prayer.

*Best wishes to Joy Bergschneider, Kevin Pile, Kathy Amos, Lauren Huguenin and Michael Manspeaker who celebrate birthdays this week.                                                  

A:   Prepare the way of the Lord. C:  Stir up your power, Lord Jesus, and come.