September 12, 2021 ~ Announcements & Sermon

September 12, 2021 Sermon (pdf) 

Announcements ~ September 12, 2021

A: Let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!
C: Let us come into God’s presence with thanksgiving.      (Psalm 95: 1b-2a)

*God’s blessing to all and a special welcome to all our guests. What a blessing it is to be together in God’s presence to worship.

*Haven is providing lunch for Potomac Tower residents on September 30. There is a list of the needed items on the mobile message board. Please sign-up to bring those items you can provide for this meal of food, fun and love for our 40 brothers and sisters at Potomac Towers.

*We will resume Micah’s Backpacks this Friday. “Micah’s Backpacks” is a project to provide weekend meals for Fountaindale Elementary students at risk of food scarcity. If you would be interested in periodically packing the food bags or delivering them, please contact Linda Clark. Her phone number is on the mobile message board. Packing can be done by an individual, couple, friends or a family. More information will be in next week’s bulletin.

*The Adult Sunday School class will begin today in the Gathering Room. The first sessions will be led by Pastor Kaplan. After the class, all are invited to share lunch at Café Italia on Pennsylvania Avenue.

*We are about to order offering envelopes for 2022 and want to order the correct number and types. Please read the article in today’s bulletin and let us know your offering envelope preference on your bulletin attendance form or by calling or emailing the church office. Thank you.

*Not many weeks left, but you can still find some goodies on the Harvest for Hunger table in the narthex.

This week’s concerns and joys:

*Thanks to all who came to help with our inside clean-up yesterday. Your time and effort to maintain God’s property at Haven is appreciated.

*Best wishes to Jadyra Fortson, and Michael Freeman who have birthdays this week. Congratulations to June and Dick Hess whose wedding anniversary is today!

A:      God IS here with us. Let us prepare ourselves for worship as we listen to the prelude.