July 1, 2018 – Sermon & Announcements

July 1, 2018 Sermon – 10 Commandments

Announcements – July 1, 2018

A: I will sing to the Lord as long as I live;
C: I will sing praise to my God while I have being. (Psalm 104: 33)

*Blessings to all this afternoon/morning. A special welcome to guests visiting with us today. We pray for you and hope you will let us further welcome you after worship.

*A St. Louis group of teens and adults from Atonement Lutheran Church, where Pastor Alessandri served before coming here, will be staying overnight in our Gathering Room next Saturday, July 7th before they continue to Washington DC for a week-long Mission Trip. They will join us for worship on July 8th.
We need to borrow some air mattresses To help them to sleep comfortably. So far we have 2 inflatable mattresses and 16 people expected. Can you help?
If you can lend us an air mattress of any size, please note it on your attendance form and drop it by the church any day this week between 9 am and 1 p.m.
If you have an electric air pump we could borrow to help fill the mattresses, we would gratefully borrow that, too. Thanks for helping us extend some Hagerstown hospitality.

*Copies of the July & August newsletter are in the narthex. Pick up your copy today.

This week’s concerns and joys:
*Pat Pile was admitted to Meritus Hospital last Thursday to attend to some breathing difficulties and back pain. Please keep Pat and family in prayer.

*God was with us! Vacation Bible School was a great, gospel success. As the children learned about Daniel in Babylon, they learned about God’s faithfulness in story, music, games and crafts. And we all had a blessed blast!
The children and families were wonderful.
Our tribe leaders, market place shop keepers, palace playground and story time leaders, the kitchen and registration crews and all the other helpers and donors were phenomenal.
A special “shout out” to Dawn Freeman for another year of managing the VBS kitchen — you make it look so easy, Dawn.
Last but not least, we give a HUGE thank you to Amy Mason and Cindy Rhodes for bringing VBS back to Haven as its co-directors.
Thank you, Haven and friends, for all your support and prayers.

*Today after worship, everyone is invited to the church parlor to celebrate our VBS week AND for a special surprise. Please stay for the fun!

*Best wishes to Betty Getz, Todd Faith, Larry Hartsock, Terry Trovinger, and Saundra Myers who celebrate birthdays this week. Congratulations to Sharon and Larry Harsock who celebrate their wedding anniversary on Thursday (applause) AND congratulations to Pat and Dick Manspeaker who will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on July 4th. (applause)

(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.”