Sermon & Announcements August 20, 2017 – Revelation

August 20, 2017 Sermon – Revelation (click for sermon pdf)

Announcements August 19/20, 2017
A:        “To the one seated on the throne and to the Lamb
C:        be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!”   (based on Rev 5: 13c)

*Welcome to worship and a special welcome to guests visiting with us today. We pray you are blessed as we worship together.

* On Sunday, September 10th we will be celebrating the music ministry of June and Dick Hess with a luncheon and program. PLEASE sign up on the attendance form today if you will be able to attend. We need a good count for a caterer. The cost of catering is being sponsored by the Memorial Fund of Joe O’Connor. We hope to see you September 10th

* Next week after worship, we will have a special coffee fellowship in honor of Bruce Larson who has joyfully served as our interim organist for two years. That is no secret. Our gathering of a monetary gift for Bruce is. Please look on the brightly colored insert in your bulletin. If you would like to contribute to a gift for Bruce, please put it in the offering plate today or drop it by the church office before Wednesday. In any case, please make an effort to be here next Sunday, bring a card or note of thanks and offer your own expression of gratitude.

*We are looking for volunteers to help staff our nursery during Sunday worship, starting this September. The more volunteers, the less frequently everyone serves. Please prayerfully consider this opportunity to support our children and their families. See the article in the bulletin for more information.

This week’s concerns and joys:

*Haven’s Third Annual Block Party and School Supply Giveaway was a great success and a real blast. 100 children received a backpack of school supplies. 29 students won backpacks with all the supplies recommended for their grade. Children and their families enjoyed the games & prizes, cotton candy, snow cones, face painting, a hotdog lunch, Bingo, yoga & magic, crafts, lots of smiles and the free grace of God. THANK you to all who contributed and helped. Those served and those who served knew God was present

*Best wishes to Pastor Alessandri, Dallas Defriece, John Britton II and Linda Clark who celebrate birthdays this week.

A:  Rejoicing in God’s saving grace, we join together:

C:   “to honor God, to reach out with love to our members and the community and to share the gospel of Jesus Christ.”   A: Amen