September 2, 2018-Sermon & Announcements

September 2, 2018 Sermon

Announcements – September 2, 2018
A: Seek God’s kingdom first
C: for God knows all that we need
*Rejoice in God’s presence as we gather to worship today. A special welcome to all guests visiting with us. Your presence is a blessing.
*There will be a special congregational meeting immediately after worship next Sunday, September 9th to consider a motion for the purchase of a new phone system for the church. Please make every effort to be here so we have a quorum for action.
*There are preliminary copies of the new photo directory in the narthex. Please check to see that your information is correct. Note any changes on the page. IF you need a new picture, Melissa Butsch has brought her camera and will take one today. Thanks
*The September newsletter is available in the narthex. There’s a lot going on!
*On Sunday, September 16th we will have our annual outdoor worship and picnic at Doub’s Woods South Pavilion, starting at 10:30 am.
1) Please sign up on the attendance form if you will be coming so we are sure to have enough chicken. Include any family and friends you invite.
2) After worship, go to the picnic bulletin board in the narthex to select a tag for what you will be bringing to the picnic feast.
3) Finally, remember we will be at the SOUTH PAVILION and NOT where we were last year. You get to the South Pavilion by using the Doub’s Woods entrance on South Potomac Street, between Emma K. Doub & E. Russell Hicks Schools. Come and have a great time!
*Everyone is asked to prayerfully consider how they can contribute to Haven’s Worship Life. Read the article in the bulletin about all the ways you could help and sign-up on the attendance form. If you have any questions, please speak to members of our Worship Team or Pastor Alessandri.
*Check out the article on Haven’s Supper Club on page 22 of the bulletin. Consider signing up to come to a kick-off event on September 28th to get more information. Just another way to get to know your Haven family and friends.
*THIS Thursday, September 6th, at 7:30 pm. Trinity Lutheran Church in Hagerstown is sponsoring a JAZZ VESPERS — Evening prayer with a music twist. All are welcome.
*This week, the Thursday evening Canoeing the Mountain study group will meet on WEDNESDAY EVENING, regular time, 6:30 pm
This week’s concerns and joys:
* We are sad to announce the death of Beverly Richards last week. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at Rest Haven Funeral Home. The family will greet friends one hour before the service and at a reception after the internment. Please keep John and the rest of Beverly’s family in prayer.
*With equal sadness we also announce the death of Haven member, Bob Lochbaum on Friday. Funeral arrangements have not yet been made. Please keep Ann, Mark and the family in prayer.

*We have no birthdays or anniversaries on our records for the coming week. Can that be right? Please let us know if we’ve made an error.

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.”

August 25, 2018 – Sermon & Announcements

August 25, 2018 Sermon

Announcements   August 26, 2018

A: Seek God’s kingdom first
C: for God knows all that we need

*Rejoice in God’s presence as we gather to worship today. A special welcome to all guests visiting with us. Your presence is a blessing.

*There will be a special congregational meeting immediately after worship on September 9th to consider a motion for the purchase of a new phone system for the church. Please make every effort to be here so we have a quorum for action. More information in the bulletin.

* Oh, no! We missed getting it in the bulletin. We will bless backpacks during worship next Sunday, September 2nd. Please help us get the word out to children and families.

*We’re nearing our last call for pictures for a new photo directory. IF you need a new picture, Melissa Butsch has brought her camera and will take one today. For more details about the photo directory, read the article in today bulletin. And thank you, Melissa.

*We are in need of people who will take a turn covering the nursery beginning in September. If we say we want young families in our church, a nursery during worship is a gift we must provide. Please give this ministry very serious consideration. You can sign up on the attendance form. The more who sign up, the fewer times each must serve over the year.

*The September newsletter is available in the narthex. Pick up your copy today. There’s a lot going on!

*Next weekend we return to one worship service on Sunday at 9:30 am but we will still be observing our more casual summer format. Sunday School will begin until September 23rd.

*Now we have a few worship note.
First, we thank our Praise Team for leading us in worship today.
Second, the Opening and Sending Hymns printed in your bulletin are incorrect.
Third, the CORRECT Opening and Sending Hymns are printed on a yellow insert in your bulletin. (Hold up a copy) Please have that out to use during worship. Thank you.

This week’s concerns and joys:
*Congratulations to Sharron and Dick Moser and Beth Johns and Don Evason who celebrate 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.”

September 2018 – Haven Messenger (Newsletter)

Newsletter September 2018

August 19, 2018 Sermon & Announcements

August 19, 2018 Sermon

Announcements   August 18 & 19, 2018

A: Seek God’s kingdom first C: for God knows all that we need
*Rejoice in God’s presence as we gather to worship today. A special welcome to all guests visiting with us. Your presence is a blessing.

*We will conclude our summer worship with a three-week series on Generosity and Stewardship. We’ll hear from Jesus’ teachings as recounted by Matthew, Mark and Luke. May we listen, hear and be moved by the words of our gracious, boundlessly giving Lord.

*There WILL be a Sorting Soiree this Monday at 10 am in the Gathering Room. Come lend a hand and enjoy some good fellowship.

*We’re getting close to having the pictures we need for our newest photo directory. If you would like us to use your picture from the last pictorial directory OR you want someone to take a new picture of you, please write that on your attendance form or contact the church secretary. If you have a photo on your phone or computer, please send it to the church office as soon as possible. Thank you.

*We are in need of people who will take a turn covering the nursery beginning in September. If we say we want young families in our church, a nursery during worship is a gift we must provide. The more who sign up, the fewer times each must serve over the year. Please give this ministry very serious consideration. Next week you can sign up on the attendance form.

*Since this is the third Sunday of the month, our Holly Place offering bucket is out. Each month we try to contribute $100 toward the care of the vulnerable adults at Holly Place. Thank you for your generosity.

*Congregational Council members are asked to pick up reports in their mailboxes for tomorrow’s meeting at Amy Mason’s home at 5:30 pm. Remember — 5;30 pm at Amy Masons and bring your Council reports and agenda! Thank you.

*Have you been wondering why we pray each week for one of the streets near Haven? We are remembering that those who live around our church are among the neighbors Jesus told us to love. We lift them in prayer as just one small way we can express our love.

This week’s concerns and joys:
*Ken Myers is home! The recovery from open heart surgery is slow but progressing. Please keep Ken, Sandy and his family in prayer

*Best wishes to Pastor Alessandri, Dallas Defriece, Johnny Britton III and Linda Clark 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.”

Sermon August 12, 2018

August 11&12, 2018 – FirstJohn4

 

August 5, 2018 – Announcements and Sermon

August 5, 2018 Sermon – Don’t Believe Everything You Hear

Announcements – August 4 & 5, 2018

God is love, and those who abide in love abide in God
C: and God abides in them. (1 John 1:5))

*Rejoice in God’s presence as we gather to worship today. A special welcome to all guests visiting with us. Your presence is a blessing.

*Our Block Party and School Supply Giveaway is this Saturday from 10 am to 1 p.m. If you have taken a slip for school supplies or complete backpacks , please bring the items to church by tomorrow.
Start praying for dry weather and a lot of children and families to visit with us on Saturday. If you would like to volunteer to help, please contact Marge Cunningham. You could help cover for other volunteers who need a break or lunch. We could also use help to clean up at 1 p.m.
God’s Work. Our Hands.

*The Canoeing the Mountain study groups are beginning! A Wednesday group will begin this Wednesdays at 10 am in Haven West. The Thursdays group will have its second meeting on August 9th at 6:30 pm in the parlor. Study guides are available in the narthex and Pastor has one more copy of book for purchase. Please check your bulletin for the chapters to read before each meeting. Thank you for taking this adventure to see what Lewis and Clark can teach us about navigating our churches in these unexpected times.

*There will be a Sorting Soiree this Monday, August 6th. We are putting documents in protective sleeves for better access and storage. Thank you to everyone who has lent a hand on this project.

*Music at Red Heifer Winery on Sunday, August 5th. Starting at 4 pm, interested Haven members are gathering to enjoy appetizers, fellowship and music. See the bulletin for details.

This week’s concerns and joys:
*Ken Myers is still at Washington Hospital Center in DC after heart surgery. His recovery has been slower than anticipated but moving forward. Please keep Ken and his family in prayer

*Best wishes to Lesley Lightfoot-Newkirk, Eric Byers, Thelma Wolfe and Don Blickenstaff Sr, who celebrate birthdays 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.”

July 29, 2018 Sermon

July 29, 2018 Sermon

Haven Block Party & School Supply Giveaway

 

Haven’s Block Party

&

School Supply Giveaway*

Saturday, August 11           10 am – 1 pm

Fun for the whole Family!

(rain or shine)

 

 

Haven Lutheran Church

1035 Haven Road Hagerstown, MD   

301-733-5056

For information visit us at www.havenlc.org and like us on Facebook at  

Haven Lutheran Church.

*(School Supplies are available as a first come, first serve basis until supplies are gone.)

 

July 22, 2018 ~ Sermon & Announcements

July 22, 2018 Sermon – Honest to God

Announcements ~ July 21/22, 2018

A:This is the message we have heard and proclaim to you
C: That God is light and in him there is no darkness at all. (1 John 1:5))

*Rejoice in God’s presence as we gather to worship this afternoon/morning. A special welcome to all guests visiting with us. Your presence is a blessing.

*Be sure to read the announcements in your bulletin. You want to know about the Sorting Soiree on Monday, Woman’s Bible Study on Thursday, Wine and Music coming up at Red heifer Winery and an invitation to a special book study and discussion.

*Our Block Party and School Supply Giveaway is coming! We’ll invite children and families to join us on August 11th for some free fun and the chance to get some of their needed school supplies.
Please look on the Block Party bulletin board in the narthex to see what items are needed this year. There are slips for individual supplies. There are also slips to gather a complete set of supplies for a student in a particular grade. We use these for door prizes. The back-to-school sales are on! Please contribute what you can to help our Hagerstown children be ready for a successful school year.

*Marge Cunningham is lining up our volunteers for Haven’s Block Party on Saturday, August 11th. If you have not already volunteered and would like to help, please sign up on the mobile bulletin board and indicate when you are available to help. Please consider be here on August 11th to be a part of a delightful day of community outreach. Here’s a chance to reach out with love to our community..

This week’s concerns and joys:
*Good news! Danny Kiblinger will be moving into an apartment at the end of this month and his employment at Lowe’s has been made permanent. Please continue to keep Danny in prayer and extend you best wishes to him.

*This week some Haven members will be attending the Theological Education for Adults week at Gettysburg Seminary. Please pray that Nancy Newkirk, Valerie Wills and Elaine Michaels will in have a week rich and meaningful learning, worship and fellowship.

*Best wishes to Veronica Bergschneider, Mary Forston, Austin Suchy, and Georgetta Kauffman 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.”

July 15, 2018 – Sermon & Announcements

July 15, 2018 Sermon

Announcements ~ July 14/15, 2018

A:This is the message we have heard and proclaim to you
C: That God is light and in him there is no darkness at all. (1 John 1:5))

*Blessings to all as we gather to worship. A special welcome to all guests visiting with us. Your presence is a blessing.

*You may have noticed that the cross at the Gathering Room entrance has been taken down. The bottom of the cross had been greatly damaged by rot and insects, weakening its stability. There was a worry that it could fall and hurt someone. But fear not, there are plans in the works for replacing the cross and finding a possible use for the old cross’s wood. Stay tune for future developments.

*Tomorrow, between 10 am and 12 noon, we continue a weekly sorting Soiree to purge our closets of boxes and to gather important documents and historical mementoes. We made a great deal of headway last week. Most work can be done seated at a table in the Gathering Room. Come when you can — we’re finding some interesting stuff.

*There will be no more Wednesday Lectionary Explorations this month. Last week’s group was able to discern a theme and pattern of readings to follow this September and October. Mission accomplished! Thank you to all who attended.

*In the newsletter and today’s bulletin you can read about an invitation to be part of a book discussion group in August. Consider coming along as we read Canoeing the Mountains. Check off the meeting times you prefer on your attendance form.

*The Parish Life Team is sponsoring an Evening of Wine and Music at Red Heifer Winery on Sunday, August 5th. More information in your bulletin on page 8.

*Council Members are reminded to check their church mailboxes and read reports before coming to the Council Meeting Monday evening. Thank you for your service.

This week’s concerns and joys:
* Many thanks to all who lent us air mattresses for our Mission Trip guests last Saturday. You can pick yours up in the narthex. Thanks to Bill Byers who got the mattresses inflated and sorted. Thanks to Joyce Meredith, Clare Newcomer, Millie Strange and Marge Cunningham for contributing food for their supper; Jamie and Jim Cannon who helped prepare, serve and clean up supper; Dave & Susie Resh and Kim Pile who prepared, served and cleaned up breakfast. Haven Hospitality shines!

*Best wishes to June Hess, Grant Wills, and Irene Giffin 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.”