December 4, 2022 Sermon & Announcements

Sermon December 4, 2022 Second Sunday of Advent (pdf)

Announcements December 4, 2022

A: Now is the time of watching and waiting. The time of expectation and wonder.
C: Now is the season of unfolding. The season when hope is waiting to be born.

God’s blessings and peace to you this Second Sunday in the Advent season. A special welcome to guests visiting with us, in person or on-line. It is wonderful to worship together.

*If you didn’t’ get an Advent devotional bag last week, there are more available in the narthex. Keep our Lord in your heart and in your days during this busy month.
*You do have this Saturday on your calendar, right? Right? It’s Haven’s annual Christmas Concert, this Saturday, December 10 th at 5 p.m. This year it features Hub City Brass Quintet and Haven’s own Choir. The concert will get you into the Christmas spirit. It’s also a great event to bring along a friend or neighbor. Make sure it is on your calendar!
*We have started to gather food for Christmas Food Baskets!! Each basket provides needed food for Fountaindale children and their families for the holiday. Take a tag or two from the giving tree in the narthex and bring the food back to Haven by December 18 th . Be sure to put the food by the giving tree and not in the box for Blessing Box donations. Thank you for your support of both of these hunger-fighting ministries.
*Today Seminarian Justin Holoviak will complete his presentation on Rebekah in the adult Sunday School class. Pick up your refreshments at the coffee fellowship and at 11 am come fellowship around God’s Word. All are welcome!
*God Squad Explorers will meet today at 11 am at their camp. Get ready for some Advent fun.
*If you are not going to Sunday School today or while your children are in Sunday School, the Parish Life team would greatly appreciate your help in decorating the church. After you grab some coffee and treats, join the crew to prepare our church for the upcoming Christmas
concert and season. Thanks for your help
*There is a new and fun event coming to Haven from our Parish Life Team. On Tuesday, December 13 th at 7 p.m. Denny Warrenfelz from Rooster Van Florists will demonstrate the decoration of a Christmas boxwood. And, if that wasn’t special enough, there will also be a cookie exchange, refreshments and a raffle for the finished boxwood. Sign-up at the Sign-up Central bulletin board today to come for this great fellowship and fun event. Look in your bulletin for more information.
*There WILL be Bible Study this Wednesday at 10 am. We will continue looking at the book of Galatians. Come join the fellowship as we dive into God’s Word.
* Team chairpersons and staff, your annual report is due in mid-January. This week’s concerns and joys:
*Best wishes to Benjamin Lightfoot, Stephen Kaufman, and Joy Bergschneider who have birthdays this week.

A: Now is the time of watching and waiting for love enfleshed,
C: Now is the time of watching and waiting for the Savior of the world, for the Bright Star of Bethlehem.