February 16, 2020 – Sermon & Announcements

 February 16, 2020 Sermon

Announcements      February 16, 2020

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

God’s peace to all this Epiphany Season. A special welcome to all guests visiting with us today. Your presence is truly a blessing.

*Haven’s Annual Meeting and Luncheon is next Sunday, February 23rd, immediately after worship. Let us know you are coming on the attendance form. Take a tag from the Parish Life bulletin board for what you will bring to the feast. Come for good discussion, food and fun.

*Before next week, please be review Haven’s Annual Report and the list of Action Items to be addressed at the annual congregational meeting. Both are available in the narthex. Be informed and be sure to bring the Report with you next week for the meeting.

*If you did not do so last week, please check the list in the narthex to make sure your address and envelope numbers are correct. We want to be sure the church office has correct information.

*Easter Flower orders are due on March 1st. That’s only two weeks away! Order envelopes are in the church lobby.

*Our midweek Lenten suppers and worship will begin March 4th. Please sign-up on the attendance form if you can bring soup or sandwiches for one of those simple Lenten meals. You will be contacted to set up a date for your soup or sandwiches. Thank you.

*Do you enjoy eating lunch out? Do you like getting to know more about other Haven members? Then come to lunch at the Grille at Runways on Thursday, February 27th at 12:30 pm. Please sign up at the Sign-Up Central bulletin board so we can make reservations. All Haven members AND friends are welcome.

*The 2019 contribution statements are available in the narthex.

*Today, Mike Manspeaker will continue leading our youngster Sunday School class into the Parable of the Good Samaritan. In our Adult Sunday School class, Valerie Wills will open up another one of the Religions of Our World Neighbors. This month it will be Buddhism.

*It is not too late to add your valentine message to our amazing God on the giant heart in the church lobby. We can never over-express our love and gratefulness to our Lord.

*The season of Lent — our time of special devotion before Easter —- begins on February 26th, Ash Wednesday. Have you decide what you will do to deepen your faith life during Lent? You can get some ideas in this month’s newsletter. Make plans to have mindful Lenten season

This week’s concerns and joys

*Best wishes to Jane Bowen, Shaun Rollins, Dick Hess, Maggie Manspeaker and Terry Hill who celebrate birthdays this week.