September 2, 2018-Sermon & Announcements

September 2, 2018 Sermon

Announcements – September 2, 2018
A: Seek God’s kingdom first
C: for God knows all that we need
*Rejoice in God’s presence as we gather to worship today. A special welcome to all guests visiting with us. Your presence is a blessing.
*There will be a special congregational meeting immediately after worship next Sunday, September 9th to consider a motion for the purchase of a new phone system for the church. Please make every effort to be here so we have a quorum for action.
*There are preliminary copies of the new photo directory in the narthex. Please check to see that your information is correct. Note any changes on the page. IF you need a new picture, Melissa Butsch has brought her camera and will take one today. Thanks
*The September newsletter is available in the narthex. There’s a lot going on!
*On Sunday, September 16th we will have our annual outdoor worship and picnic at Doub’s Woods South Pavilion, starting at 10:30 am.
1) Please sign up on the attendance form if you will be coming so we are sure to have enough chicken. Include any family and friends you invite.
2) After worship, go to the picnic bulletin board in the narthex to select a tag for what you will be bringing to the picnic feast.
3) Finally, remember we will be at the SOUTH PAVILION and NOT where we were last year. You get to the South Pavilion by using the Doub’s Woods entrance on South Potomac Street, between Emma K. Doub & E. Russell Hicks Schools. Come and have a great time!
*Everyone is asked to prayerfully consider how they can contribute to Haven’s Worship Life. Read the article in the bulletin about all the ways you could help and sign-up on the attendance form. If you have any questions, please speak to members of our Worship Team or Pastor Alessandri.
*Check out the article on Haven’s Supper Club on page 22 of the bulletin. Consider signing up to come to a kick-off event on September 28th to get more information. Just another way to get to know your Haven family and friends.
*THIS Thursday, September 6th, at 7:30 pm. Trinity Lutheran Church in Hagerstown is sponsoring a JAZZ VESPERS — Evening prayer with a music twist. All are welcome.
*This week, the Thursday evening Canoeing the Mountain study group will meet on WEDNESDAY EVENING, regular time, 6:30 pm
This week’s concerns and joys:
* We are sad to announce the death of Beverly Richards last week. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at Rest Haven Funeral Home. The family will greet friends one hour before the service and at a reception after the internment. Please keep John and the rest of Beverly’s family in prayer.
*With equal sadness we also announce the death of Haven member, Bob Lochbaum on Friday. Funeral arrangements have not yet been made. Please keep Ann, Mark and the family in prayer.

*We have no birthdays or anniversaries on our records for the coming week. Can that be right? Please let us know if we’ve made an error.

A: Rejoicing in God’s saving grace, we seek our Lord’s wisdom and strength:
C: “To honor God, to reach out with love to our members
and the community and to share the gospel of Jesus Christ.”