Sunday, May 2, 2021 ~ Bulletin & Worship Information

Bulletin 05022021 (pdf)

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

Worship Service with Communion in person in the church sanctuary

(social distancing and masks required)

Worship Service LIVE on the Haven Facebook page

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.)

April 25, 2021 Sermon & Announcements

April 25, 2021 Sermon by Father Michael Renninger

Announcements ~ April 25, 2021

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. A special welcome to guests who are worshipping at Haven for the first time and those who have returned. Your presence enriches us and our time of celebration together

*We’ve come to understand that there is some confusion about the Faith Building Together Giving Cards that we had hoped to bless today. The giving card is intended to provide a way for members and friends of Haven to participate in our efforts to pay off a $100,000 loan for our renovation project. Please write down on the giving card what you hope to contribute in addition to your usually offering to help retire this loan.
IF, you are not comfortable making any commitment at this time, PLEASE still return the card and simply write, “Contribute as able.” That IS your contribution and it is important.
IF you have misplaced or did not receive a Giving Card, there are now cards in the church lobby or parsonage back porch that you may pick up.
Whether you can contribute regularly or as you are able, PLEASE return your giving card because we are all in this together and together we will meet the challenge.

*Next Sunday, May 2nd, there will be a meeting after worship to begin planning for September’s Adult Sunday School. Follow the signs down the hall by the church office to find the meeting. We will be wearing masks and honoring social distancing. After the meeting, all are invited to go out to lunch at Tony’s on Pennsylvania Avenue. More details are in the bulletin. All are welcome.

*Believe it or not, it’s time to order geraniums for Pentecost Sunday. Information is in the bulletin and envelopes are available in the narthex and parsonage back porch.

*IF you need a ride to get your COVID vaccination, Pastor Kaplan is offering transport. His phone number is in today’s bulletin. Thank you Pastor Dave for the generous offer.

*Copies of May newsletters are available in the church lobby and the parsonage back porch.

This week’s concerns and joys:

*We offer our condolences to the families of our dear Haven member, Bill Plavcan, the former DE-MD Synod Bishop, George Mocko who both joined the church triumphant last week. We lift up the family and community of Smithburg High student, Aiden Alexander, who committed suicide last week. Please keep all who mourn Bill, George and Aiden in your prayers.

*Best wishes to Anna Bergschneider, Ed Distad, Bill Byers, and Tanner Creek who celebrate birthdays this week.

                                                  (after the announcements)

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

May 2021 Haven Messenger (Newsletter)

Newsletter May 2021 (pdf)

Sunday, April 25, 2021 Bulletin & Worship Information

Bulletin 04252021 (pdf)

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

Worship Service with Communion in person in the church sanctuary

(social distancing and masks required)

Worship Service LIVE on the Haven Facebook page

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.)

April 18, 2021 Sermon & Announcements

April 18, 2021 Sermon (pdf)

Announcements ~ April 18, 2021

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. A special welcome to guests who are worshipping at Haven for the first time and those who have returned. Your presence enriches us and our time of celebration together

*As this Easter season continues and more folks are being vaccinated, we want to assure you that there IS room here for you at our in-person worship. We will still follow safe protocols — requiring masks, social distancing and hand sanitizing. And be assured, we will also continue to live-stream worship so we can worship together as a community.

*Today, we had intended to bless the Growing Faith Together Giving Cards and those who submitted them. But since we did not have worship here in the church last week, we thought it better to wait another week to allow folks to return their plan to support our renovations.

If you haven’t already, please mail or turn in your Giving Card by next Sunday, April 28th. As the work on the roof has begun, we work together in faith to finance this care of God’s church and ministry at Haven. Together in Christ, we CAN do this!

*If you or your team has news for the May newsletter, please send it to the church office no later than Wednesday, April 21st.

This week’s concerns and joys:

*Pam O’Connor had a procedure done at Meritus Hospital last Thursday. All went well and she is home. Please keep her in your prayers.

*Nancy Newkirk is also home but still working with doctors to get her potassium straightened out. Please keep her in prayer.

*Best wishes to Susie Resh and Don Evason who celebrate birthdays this week.                                                  

(after the announcements)

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

Sunday April 18, 2021 Bulletin and Worship Information

Bulletin 04182021 (pdf)

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

Worship Service with Communion in person in the church sanctuary

(social distancing and masks required)

Worship Service LIVE on the Haven Facebook page

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.)

April 15, 2021 Message from Pastor Alessandri

April15, 2021 Message from Pastor Alessandri (pdf)

April 15, 2021

HAVEN IN THE NEWS
The Herald Mail included an article and picture of our steeple removal. The story ran on page A3 of our April 6 edition. I sent the article and pictures in but missed it since I was away. Here’s a link if you missed it, too.
https://www.heraldmailmedia.com/life/community/haven-lutheran-church-getting-improvements-including-refurbished-steeple/article_90f61834-449f-59a0-893c- 7a6a7e1b3a2.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=email&utm_campaign=user-share

(Picture copy of the Herald Mail page below, graciously provided by Mr. David Rhodes of the Herald Mail.)

ROOF REPLACEMENT HAS BEGUN! So far the crew has been hardworking, conscientious and very careful about protecting our beautiful sanctuary. It is amazing to see them safely working on this slanted roof. It’s worth a stop by to marvel on a sunny day.

WORSHIP DURING CONSTRUCTION WORK We plan to continue to have in-person worship in the sanctuary and live streaming of worship on Sundays. The construction crew plans on moving equipment so we can have access to both entrances into the narthex and sanctuary. In order to protect the pipes and console of our organ, they will remain covered with plastic during the roof work. Thank goodness we are blessed that our organist who is also a very gifted pianist.

FAITH BUILDING TOGETHER GIVING BLESSING PUSHED FROM APRIL 18 TO 25th
We hope you got the mailing about our Faith Building Together efforts to pay for the roof, steeple and Air conditioning renovations. We had asked for Giving Cards to be returned by April 18th so we could lift them up to our Lord at worship and ask God’s blessing. BUT, since we did not have in-person worship at church on April 11th, we thought it best to move that occasion to Sunday, April 25th.
Please prayerfully consider how you can financially support this effort to maintain God’s church at Haven. If each of us could give $3.35 extra a week or $13.40 extra each month over the next five years, we could retire our $100,000 loan early. Every donation, no matter the size, is a witness of trust in our Lord and of commitment to God’s work through Haven. Write your intended contribution on the Giving Card you received. Mail or bring it to church by April 25th. Then let’s offer thanksgiving for the givers and our most generous Lord.

GRATITUDE AND GODSIGHTINGS

My big God Sighting this week was my grandsons and nephew holding their own bible and reading the word of God and hearing different versions of the story of the women at the tomb.

 

 

We then watched a music video of the song “Rattle” (lyrics and link below) and they had to spot lyrics that related to the story of the empty tomb.  Here are some of those lyrics (for those who may not know the song).  I also asked the boys to guess who they think wrote the song based on how they saw the singers singing the words.  (there is great emotion in the song; how could there not be when you are singing about a dead man walking out of a grave– God’s greatest miracle and Jesus’s greatest love to us)               Jamie Cannon

 

Rattle (by Elevation Worship or Zach Williams) I get cold chills every time I hear this song!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRNFLM4VX3Q

Saturday was silent
Surely it was through
But since when has impossible
Ever stopped You
Friday’s disappointment
Is Sunday’s empty tomb
Since when has impossible
Ever stopped You

This is the sound of dry bones rattling
This is the praise make a dead man walk again
Open the grave, I’m coming out
I’m gonna live, gonna live again
This is the sound of dry bones rattling

Pentecostal fire stirring something new
You’re not gonna run out of miracles anytime soon
Yeah, resurrection power runs in my veins too
I believe there’s another miracle here in this room

GRATITUDE FOR GOOD NEWS  (April 12, 2021) I was very glad to hear this from Mary:
Good afternoon,
I apologize I didn’t send this sooner.  I want to thank everyone for the messages, calls and prayers for a success surgery and recovery.  My surgery was a success and I was home Thursday by noon.  The first few days were very rough but every day I feel better than the day before.  Thank you for the continued prayers.  Blessings, Mary Grabill
P.S. Mary had the stent removed this morning. She is a trooper for whom we are grateful.

GRATEFUL FOR GOOD MUSIC! Pam O’Connor sent the link to this Easter treat, “Jesus Christ is Risen Today” prepared by the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians with 1784 instrumental and vocal participants.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7b3stlugM04

BECAUSE WE NEED TO LAUGH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, April 11 ~ DE/MD Synod worship service premiers at 10 am (no Worship at Haven)

TOMORROW, APRIL 11 WORSHIP AT 10am WILL BE ON-LINE ONLY


Haven will NOT have its own in-person or livestream worship service ON April 11. Instead, we ask you to join a synod-wide online worship service at 10:00 am on Sunday, April 11. The preacher will be the Rev. Dr. R. Guy Erwin, President and Professor of Reformation Studies at United Lutheran Seminary. This service will be scheduled as a video premiere on our synod’s Facebook page at

https://www.facebook.com/DelawareMarylandSynod 

and You tube channel at

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS7Ybv7zZqMFsYe3Vt5t0Lg

on April 11 at 10 am (or later.) Please join this DE-MD wide worship service and give thanks for the work of our music director and pastor during this Lenten and Covid season.

Sermon & Announcements April 5, 2021 Easter Sunday

April 5, 2021 Sermon – Easter Sunday

Announcements April 4, 2021


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. A special welcome to guests who are worshipping at Haven for the first time and those who have returned. Your presence enriches us and our time of celebration together.

*The celebration of our Risen Lord continues after worship as we share the fun of an Easter Egg Hunt. We ask children to please stay with parents in the church or the lobby until we call them for the Hunt.

*Those who sponsored lilies, tulips and hyacinths to decorate our sanctuary for Easter may pick up their flowers after worship today. If you have forgotten what you ordered, there is a list on the mobile message board. Thank you for bringing such beauty to our Easter worship.

*April’s newsletter and devotional booklet are available today in the church lobby today.

*Please remember that next Sunday, April 11th, Haven will not have an in-person or livestreamed worship service. We all are invited to attend worship with our Delaware and Maryland Synod brothers and sisters on line. You will find the needed links in your bulletin and on Haven’s webpage.

* Pastor Alessandri will be leaving this afternoon to visit with her sister and family in Atlanta Georgia. She will be back in the office on April 14th. While she is away, please call Pastor Allen Reed for pastoral care during an illness or other emergency. Keep you bulletin so you have Pastor Reed’s phone number. Keep Pastor Alessandri in your prayers, that she has safe travels and a refreshing time away.

*By the way, did we mention that we have hundreds for today’s Easter Egg Hunt?

This week’s concerns and joys:

*Best wishes to Phyllis Meyers, Sari Kilheffer, Tanner Meredith, Clare Newcomer, and Jon Schupp who celebrate birthdays this week. Congratulations to Kim and Kevin Pile and Prue and Ed Yelinek who have wedding anniversaries tomorrow.

                                           (after the announcements)

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

Happy Easter!