Message from Pastor Alessandri – November 2, 2022

Haven Lutheran Church   Hagerstown, Maryland
November 2, 2022

THE SERVICE OF THANKSGIVING AND CONSOLATION IN MEMORY OF DOROTHY M. ZINKAND WILL BE AT 11:00 AM THIS THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2022 at Haven Evangelical Lutheran Church (1035 Haven Road Hagerstown, MD 21742) and live on Haven’s Facebook Page. Click here Haven’s Facebook page to be directed to Haven’s Facebook page.  Then scroll to where the posts begin and once the service begins you will see Haven is live and you will click on that to see the live broadcasted service.
HOSPITALITY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR DOROTHY ZINKAND’S MEMORIAL SERVICE TOMORROW NOVEMBER 3  We need greeters at the doors to the church between 10 and 11 am. We also need a few folks who can point people the way to the Gathering Room for the luncheon after the worship and inurnment. Email me ( or come tell me you are available as you arrive on Thursday. It is a comfort for the family to know their family and guests will know God’s welcome.

KEEP MELITA KAPLAN IN PRAYER  Melita will be having surgery Thursday morning at Meritus Hospital to repair three ankle bones were broken when she slipped in the bathroom at her home. We pray the surgery and her recovery goes well.
Since we do not know how long she will be in the hospital or where she will recover, send cards, please send them to her Dad, Pastor David Kaplan, 19128 Woodhaven Drive, Hagerstown MD 21742.

You want to be on time this Sunday for the Hagerstown Sunday School Orchestra at 9 am in the Gathering Room  and for All Saints Sunday worship at 9:30 am. It is going to be a great morning to be together.

CHURCH OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7 as our Administrative Assistant takes a vacation day.

I WILL BE ON VACATION NOVEMBER 7-15, enjoying a peaceful vacation in Maine with MY seminary classmate, Ann. For pastoral care in my absence, please contact Pastor Ron Schlak (interim pastor of St. Mark Lutheran Church, Hagerstown) at 304-561-4482. He will be a calming and prayerful for you.
Please keep me in prayer, that my travels are safe and I return refreshed and renewed for our shared ministry.

PROPERTY CLEAN-UP EVENTS – Saturday, November 13 starting at 9:00 am will be primarily interior cleaning (what we didn’t get done on our Sept. 11th effort)  plus some outside work. Saturday, November 20 starting at 9:00 am will be an outside cleanup day. We need you to come to do what you are able to do both inside or out. Signup sheet is in the Vestibule. WE NEED YOUR HELP!

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