Sunday, January 16, 2022 Worship Bulletin & Information

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2021 Giving Statements & 2022 Offering Envelopes are available for pickup in the narthex.

Currently the forecast is predicting some inclement weather for Sunday so please use your best judgement in attending in-person worship service as your safety is of utmost importance to us.  Don’t forget you can always join us on Facebook Live using the information (link) below.

SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE 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, masks are greatly appreciated at this time due to current COVID upsurge.

Starting around 2 p.m. on Friday, 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.)

Sermon & Announcements ~ January 9, 2022

Sermon January 9, 2022

Announcements ~ January 9, 2022

A:      Arise, shine; for your light has come,

C:      And the glory of the LORD has risen upon us.                      (Isaiah 60: 1)

 *Welcome to worship at Haven Lutheran Church. Today we are celebrating the Epiphany and the Baptism of our Lord. We offer a special welcome to our guests here at church and on-line. It is a blessing to worship together.

* Chairpersons of Haven Teams —  that strange year of 2021 may be over but we still need your team’s reports. Please submit your annual report no later than January 15th.

*2021 Giving statements and 2022 offering envelopes are available in the church lobby. Please pick yours up. If you live nearby someone who is not here today, would you please take their statement and envelopes and drop them off to them. It would be appreciated.

*Here’s a reason to celebrate — Our Faith Building Together total is now $73,405.10. Many, many thanks to all who have contributed AND for also maintaining your regular offerings.

This week’s concerns and joys:

*Best wishes to Eric Kagle, Sue Britton, Ned Strange and Hannah Tice-Stouffer  who have birthdays this week.

A: We now prepare for worship as we listen to the prelude.

Sermon & Announcements January 3, 2022

Sermon January 3, 2022

Announcements ~ January 3, 2021

A:      The Light shines in the darkness,

C:      and the darkness has not overcome it.                 (John 1:5)

 *Welcome to worship at Haven Lutheran Church this Epiphany Sunday.  Thanks to the wonders of live-streaming, those watching at home and those sitting here in the pews are able to be together and together offer God our praise and prayers as we step into a new year.

*We offer a special word of thanks to Pastor Kaplan for preaching and presiding at worship this morning.

*Pastor Alessandri returned safely from Georgia on Thursday. As an extra precaution, she has been self-isolating at the parsonage until she can get a COVID test on Monday. She thanks you for all your prayers for her safe travels.

* Chairpersons of Haven Teams — 2020 may be over but we still need your team reports for that most unusual year. Please submit your annual report no later than January 15th.

This week’s concerns and joys:

*Best wishes to Ken Myers who had a birthday on January 1st and Judy Larson whose birthday is today.                       

A:      Arise, shine; for your light has come,
C:      And the glory of the LORD has risen upon us.  (Isaiah 60:1)

 

Karl Pile ‘A Celebration of Life’

Karl Pile ‘A Celebration of Life’ (Link)

December 19, 2021 Sermon & Announcements

December 19, 2021 Sermon (pdf)

Announcements ~ December 19, 2021

P:         Heavenly Father, we wait for you. C:        More than watchmen wait for the morning.
* God’s blessings to all this fourth Sunday of Advent and a special welcome to guests.

*Today is the deadline for three different Advent projects here at Haven. We thank all who have contributed to our Fountaindale Christmas baskets, Potomac Towers lunch and Afghan Refugee collection.  God’s Work. Our Hands. Thanks be to God.

*Please come back this afternoon at 4:30 pm for our second Haven Drive-up Car-oling party. We’ll have songbooks, votive candles and the radio station where you tune your car radios. Here’s a chance for those who are worshipping on-line and those who are worshipping in the church to safely come together to share some Christmas spirit. We hope to see you on Haven’s parking lot at 4:30 today.

*This Friday there will be one Christmas Eve service at 7:00 pm, both in-person and on-line. We’re will put together the wonder of the Family Service and the music and beauty of the traditional service. Come celebrate the marvel of the Savior’s birth.

*January’s newsletter is available on-line and in the church narthex.

*Pastor Alessandri is tentatively scheduled to go to Atlanta after Christmas. While she is away, Pastor Allen Reed will provide pastoral care. His phone number is on page 16 of today’s bulletin.

*One note about today’s worship. There has been a change in the Hymn immediately following the sermon. We will sing Hymn #715, “Christ, Be Our Light” which can be found in the hymnals in the pews. We will announce the number, #715, again after the sermon.

This week’s concerns and joys:

*We are sad to report that the grandson of Pastor Quentin and Sandy Fleming died last Sunday as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. He was an organ donor, potentially helping as many as one hundred people. Please pray for Zachary’s parents, grandparents, friends and community.

*In the mercy of our Lord, Haven member, Karl Pile died peacefully this morning at Doey’s house. Please keep Pat and the Pile family in your prayers. They are hoping to have his funeral this week.

*Best wishes to Sandy Powell, Jim Cannon, Becky Plavcan, Jensen Richards, Jamie Cannon, Susan Strobl, Carol Shull and Ken Myers who all have birthdays between now and when we gather again for Sunday worship on January 2nd.  Congratulations to Millie and Ned Strange who have a wedding anniversary on December 29th.

                                                                       (after announcements)

A:    I wait for the LORD, my soul waits. C:    and in God’s word I hope.      Psalm 130: 5

A:        Give us patience and peace. C:        for the living of these days.

January 2, 2022 Bulletin & Worship Information

Bulletin 01-02-2022 (pdf)

January 2, 2022 Bulletin and Worship Information is being sent out early due to vacation schedules.  

Sunday Worship Service 9:30 AM

Worship Service in the Sanctuary & LIVE on the Haven Facebook page

(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’ .)

 

 

 

Synod Lessons & Carols 12-26-2021 (Online Service only – No In-Person Service at Haven 12-26-21)

2021-12-26-Synod-Lessons-and-Carols Bulletin (pdf)

Christmas Eve Worship Service Information, Bulletin and Dec. 23rd REMINDER and Message from Pastor Alessandri

December 23, 2021

ONE MORE THING…..ARE YOU COMING TO CHRISTMAS EVE WORSHIP?
Do you have any BELLS — jingle or other?

It was once a tradition at Haven to bring bells to Christmas Eve worship to ring as the “Angels We Have Heard on High” chorus of “Gloria” was sung. Just a fun and festive touch. So if you have a bell, bring it along and let’s make merry on that blessed night.

REMEMBER  Special Musicbegins at 6:30 pm  Worship begins at 7:00 pm

Bulletin 12242021 Christmas Eve 7pm

Christmas Eve Service

Worship Service in the Sanctuary & LIVE on the Haven Facebook page

 (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’ .)

Message from Pastor Alessandri December 22, 2021

Message from Pastor Alessandri December 22, 2021

 December 22, 2021

 Visitation and Funeral for Karl Pile

Today, (Wednesday, Dec. 22) there will be visitation with Karl’s family from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Douglas Fiery Funeral Home (1331 Eastern Blvd North, Hagerstown.
On Thursday, December 23, we will gather at Haven Lutheran Church at 11:00 am to celebrate Karl’s life and mourn his loss. Due to the large numbers expected, masks will be required. Burial will follow immediately at Rest Haven Cemetery. A luncheon will follow at the Maugansville Ruritan building (18007 Maugans Ave.)

The service can also be viewed live (and later) through https://www.facebook.com/Haven-Lutheran-Church-134647913268366

Almighty God, source of all mercy and giver of comfort: Deal graciously, we pray, with those who mourn, that, casting all their sorrows on you, they may know the consolation of your love; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen


Christmas Eve Worship,
Friday, December 24 at 7:00 pm,
Special Music begins at 6:30 p.m.

 

 

Poinsettias that were ordered may be picked up after the Christmas Eve Service. Thank you for helping our sanctuary look so beautiful for the celebration of the Nativity of our Lord.

NOTE: If you will not be attending the Christmas Eve service in-person, please arrange for someone to pick up your poinsettia after worship. Since there will be so in-person worship the following Sunday and the office will be closed for the week. We don’t want anyone’s poinsettia to be left behind. Thank you.

The Christmas Season Continues

Sunday, Dec. 26th at 9:30 am Online Worship Only

The First Sunday of Christmas Service of Christmas Carols and Lessons will be provided by the DE- MD Synod. You will be able to get a link to the service through our website, our Facebook page and also a link will be emailed to ‘subscribers’ to the Haven website and those enrolled in ‘Haven’s Family and Friends’ e-mail list.

Sunday, January 2 at 9:30 am  In-person and online

Yes, there is a Second Sunday after Christmas this year. The decorations will still be up and we’ll be singing carols as we continue our celebration of the twelve days of Christmas

While Pastor is Away
I will be leaving for Atlanta to be with family after the Christmas Eve worship. I’ll drive a few hours and stop for the night. I’ll finish my drive Christmas morning. We will be celebrating Christmas, my nephew’s birthday (Dec. 26) and my great nephew’s birthday (Dec. 30). I think I will come back to Hagerstown to rest!
While I am away (December 25 – 31) please contact Pastor Allen Reed for pastoral care needs. His phone number is 301-331-6368.
God’s peace IS with you,
Pastor Linda Alessandri

 

 

 

YOU KNOW THOSE DELAYS
DUE TO SUPPLY AND LABOR?

Well, it seems the company that prepares our offering envelopes is in overdrive to catch up with orders. As soon as they arrive, we hope to get them labelled and out for pick-up.

 

 

You may think there is little to report in this COVID year, still we need to share what DID happen. There was still ministry happening at Haven! God IS with us.

Team reports should be either electronically sent to the office at havenoffice@havenlc.org or brought to the office on a flash drive.

If you do not have a flash drive, please contact the office to borrow one.

If you do not have access to computer software, then  contact the church office for other arrangements in
advance of the deadline. Reports are due from all congregational teams and leaders. Annual Reports will be due to the Church Office by January 15, 2022.

 

January Haven Messenger (Newsletter) 2022

Haven Messenger (Newsletter) January 2022

The Haven Messenger for January 2022 is available at the link above.