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.