Message from Pastor Alessandri December 22, 2021

Message from Pastor Alessandri December 22, 2021

 December 22, 2021

 Visitation and Funeral for Karl Pile

Today, (Wednesday, Dec. 22) there will be visitation with Karl’s family from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Douglas Fiery Funeral Home (1331 Eastern Blvd North, Hagerstown.
On Thursday, December 23, we will gather at Haven Lutheran Church at 11:00 am to celebrate Karl’s life and mourn his loss. Due to the large numbers expected, masks will be required. Burial will follow immediately at Rest Haven Cemetery. A luncheon will follow at the Maugansville Ruritan building (18007 Maugans Ave.)

The service can also be viewed live (and later) through

Almighty God, source of all mercy and giver of comfort: Deal graciously, we pray, with those who mourn, that, casting all their sorrows on you, they may know the consolation of your love; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen

Christmas Eve Worship,
Friday, December 24 at 7:00 pm,
Special Music begins at 6:30 p.m.



Poinsettias that were ordered may be picked up after the Christmas Eve Service. Thank you for helping our sanctuary look so beautiful for the celebration of the Nativity of our Lord.

NOTE: If you will not be attending the Christmas Eve service in-person, please arrange for someone to pick up your poinsettia after worship. Since there will be so in-person worship the following Sunday and the office will be closed for the week. We don’t want anyone’s poinsettia to be left behind. Thank you.

The Christmas Season Continues

Sunday, Dec. 26th at 9:30 am Online Worship Only

The First Sunday of Christmas Service of Christmas Carols and Lessons will be provided by the DE- MD Synod. You will be able to get a link to the service through our website, our Facebook page and also a link will be emailed to ‘subscribers’ to the Haven website and those enrolled in ‘Haven’s Family and Friends’ e-mail list.

Sunday, January 2 at 9:30 am  In-person and online

Yes, there is a Second Sunday after Christmas this year. The decorations will still be up and we’ll be singing carols as we continue our celebration of the twelve days of Christmas

While Pastor is Away
I will be leaving for Atlanta to be with family after the Christmas Eve worship. I’ll drive a few hours and stop for the night. I’ll finish my drive Christmas morning. We will be celebrating Christmas, my nephew’s birthday (Dec. 26) and my great nephew’s birthday (Dec. 30). I think I will come back to Hagerstown to rest!
While I am away (December 25 – 31) please contact Pastor Allen Reed for pastoral care needs. His phone number is 301-331-6368.
God’s peace IS with you,
Pastor Linda Alessandri





Well, it seems the company that prepares our offering envelopes is in overdrive to catch up with orders. As soon as they arrive, we hope to get them labelled and out for pick-up.



You may think there is little to report in this COVID year, still we need to share what DID happen. There was still ministry happening at Haven! God IS with us.

Team reports should be either electronically sent to the office at or brought to the office on a flash drive.

If you do not have a flash drive, please contact the office to borrow one.

If you do not have access to computer software, then  contact the church office for other arrangements in
advance of the deadline. Reports are due from all congregational teams and leaders. Annual Reports will be due to the Church Office by January 15, 2022.