November 4, 2018 Sermon & Announcements – All Saints Sunday

November 4, 2018 Sermon – All Saints Sunday

Announcements – November 4, 2018

A: The LORD is my strength and my shield; C: in God my heart trusts.

God’s peace to all on this All Saints Sunday. A special welcome to all guests visiting with us today. Your presence is truly a blessing.

*Today, after worship, there will be a special presentation by our Finance Team about the current and ongoing financial challenges as we strive to be God’s witnesses and workers through Haven. We will move coffee fellowship to the Gathering Room and hope you will stay for this important meeting. Please read the bulletin insert & make plans to attend. YOUR attendance, attention and thoughts are needed as our community considers Haven’s financial plans for ministry. P.S. The children will have their own refreshment time in the Sunday school classroom area.

*This Saturday, November 10th is Haven’s night to serve at the REACH Cold Weather shelter. There is still is a great need for both food and volunteers. See how you can help at the Sign-Up Central Bulletin board or by speaking with Dave Resh. God’s Work. Our Hands.

*We are doing well in our collection of food for our Christmas food baskets. Can we complete our collection by our November 18th deadline? Pick a tag or two from the tree in the narthex, buy the items & bring them back to Haven. Your generosity will provide food for a Micah’s Backpack family during the Christmas school break.

* Haven’s new lunchtime fellowship, that we are calling, Café De Haven, will have its first gathering this Wednesday, November 7th at 11:30 am at B.J.’s Restaurant and Brew House, located at the old Sear’s Tire Store near the Valley Mall.  Everyone is invited to attend, both couples and singles. Sign-up today at the Sign-up Central bulletin board so we can make reservations.

*Haven will be honoring its veterans next Sunday. We would like to prepare an insert with the names of Haven veterans and the names of your family members who have served in the military or are currently serving in the military. If you have not done so, please fill out one of the forms with the names of veterans.  Forms can be found at the Sign-up Central bulletin board. If you have questions, speak to Craig Meredith.

*Need a place to enjoy Thanksgiving Day Supper. We will be having one here at Haven if at least 10 people would like to come. See your bulletin for more information and sign up at the Sign-up Central bulletin board. Deadline is November 14th.

*On Saturday, November 24th, 2-4 pm Haven is sponsoring something new called, “Cards, Carols and Community” Read more about it in your bulletin and newsletter. Get a jump on preparing your Christmas cards and enter into the season of Advent in the peace of Christ.

This week’s concerns and joys:

*Trunk or Treat was a huge success last Sunday. Over 100 children and parents came to enjoy the treats, warm greetings, s’mores and all around fun. Thanks to all who contributed and participated.

*Best wishes to Eric Meredith and Julie Faith who celebrate birthdays this week. Congratulations to Karl and Pal Pile who have their wedding anniversary this Wednesday.
 A:   We are surrounded by a cloud of witnesses, here and in the heavens.

C:  The Lord’s name be praised. Alleluia .