Sermon & Announcements – April 8, 2018

April 8, 2018 Sermon

April 8, 2018
A: This is the day the Lord has made, C: let us rejoice and be glad in it!
*A most blessed and happy Easter season to all. And a special welcome to guests visiting with us today. We are blessed by your presence and pray you are blessed as we worship together.

*The new opportunity for fellowship, food and worship called, “Dinner Church” is this Friday, April 13th. We’ll start cooking together at 5 p.m. and eat around 6 p.m. Sign-up to come to on your attendance sheet. All people, all ages are welcome. If you have any questions ask Seminarian Kelly.

*Be sure to list three favorite hymns on your attendance sheet. The hymns that receive the most votes will be used in our Music Sunday worship service next Sunday, April 15h.

*Pastor Alessandri is shamelessly looking for folks to sponsor her at the Big Brothers and Big Sisters Bowling Party on Sunday April 22, at 2 pm. It’s become a friendly competition between she and her sister, Denise, who is collecting sponsors at her church in Atlanta. Pastor has put her sponsor sheet at SIGN-UP CENTRAL and will collect sponsored funds the next two Sundays. Checks made payable to Big Brothers Big Sisters. Thank you,

*Speaking of Music Sunday, it IS next week. All Haven’s musical groups will offer selections and we have contributions from some of our talented musicians. This will be a Sunday you want to invite a friend, family member or neighbor to come to church will you.

*We will begin to collect order for red geraniums to adorn the sanctuary on Pentecost Sunday. Envelopes are in the lobby. The deadline for orders is April 29th.

This week’s concerns and joys:
*Bob Lochbaum is at the Rehab Center at the Williamsport Retirement Community to build up his strength. Bob LOVES visitors and sweet treats and misses coming to church. Please keep Bob and his recovery in your prayers.
* Sharon Hartsock is home after a stay at Meritus Hospital. Please keep her in prayer. Cards and calls are appreciated.

* We said it last week, but we’ll repeat it again. Thanks to all who helped to make Haven’s Lenten season and Easter Sunday the blessing it was.

*Best wishes to Tanner Meredith, Clare Newcomer, Jonathan Schupp, Maura Haupt, Stephanie Meredith, Karla Pile, Sharron Moser, Sarah Day and Jessica Snyder who celebrate birthdays this week. Congratulations to Bob and Ann Lochbaum who have a wedding anniversary tomorrow.
A:We prepare for worship as we listen to our prelude.