May 9, 2021 Sermon & Announcements

May 9, 2021 Sermon (pdf)

Announcements~ May 9, 2021

 A:      This is the day the Lord has made.      C:      Let us rejoice and be glad in it.

 *A most blessed and happy Easter season to all and a Happy Mother’s Day. A special welcome to guests. Your presence enriches us and our time of celebration together

*TODAY is the deadline for ordering red geraniums for Pentecost Sunday. The cost is $4 each. Information is in the bulletin and envelopes are available in the narthex and parsonage back porch.

*Want to hear some good news? Due to your generosity, we have collected $32,000 toward our Faith Building Together roof and steeple fund!! Please remember to return your Faith Building Together Giving Card to the office — Even if you are unable to make a commitment at this time, we still want to know you are participating as you are able and with your prayers.

*Copies of May newsletters and Faith Building Together giving cards and envelopes are available in the church lobby and the parsonage back porch.

*On Pentecost Sunday, May 23rd, we will have a special drive through celebration for our God Squad Explorers — the children of Haven who have been doing Sunday School lessons in their homes all during this COVID years. At 10:45 am, parents will drive their children through our parking lots to pick up treats and a certificate. We ask all you are able to come outside after worship that day to wave at our faithful Sunday School Explorers.

*If you know of any Haven teens or young adults who are graduating from high school, college or grad school, please email or call the church office. We hope to celebrate our grads in June.

This week’s concerns and joys:

*Best wishes to Prue Yelinek, Jane Muse, Brian Pile, Sue Nelson, Barbara Miller, Ethan Rhodes and Morgan Haupt who celebrate birthdays this week.

 *And there’s one more joy to share this morning. In celebration of Mother’s Day, we have a carnation for every woman or girl here today. Please pick it up as you leave. We thank you, Moms and ladies who share love with those around them.

(after the announcements)

A: We now prepare for worship as we listen to the prelude.