Addisville Reformed Church

Weekly Announcements

ANNOUNCEMENTS

THANKSGIVING EVE SERVICE: Join us with our dear friends at Newtown Reformed Church for our annual joint Thanksgiving Eve Service. This will be a service filled with great music and an uplifting message delivered by our very own Pastor Ryan! The service begins at 7:30 pm and will be held at the Newtown Reformed Church, 206 Buck Road. Light refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the service.

THE CHURCH OFFICE will be closed on Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24. Have a blessed Thanksgiving.

CONSISTORY SLATE: The following persons have been

nominated to serve on consistory for 2018:

Elders: Ken Borah, David Armbruster, William Newman

Deacons: Lynn Edwards, Ed Ingle, Robert Proske, Frank Weckenman, Matthew Bair, Valerie Rook

This slate will be approved by the congregation at a brief meeting in between services in Fellowship Hall on December 3

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION: We are pleased to announce the appointment of Carrie Caldani as Assistant Director of Christian Education effective immediately. Carrie will report to Natalie Kelly. Please hold Carrie up in prayer as she assumes her new responsibilities.

PARENTS OF SCHOOL AGE MUSICIANS AND ADULTS:

We are looking to put together an ensemble this year. Bring your instrument today to the Choir Room in between services. Please let Jane Dwyer know if you are interested. (215) 357-4287.

MEN'S RETREAT: January 11-12, 2018 at Spruce Lake Retreat Center in the Poconos. Your Package: 1 night lodging & meals from Thursday

dinner through Friday lunch – $117/person, triple or more; $137/person, double occupancy. Featuring former Philadelphia Eagle David Akers. For ultimate victory, God’s truth must prevail in our lives and in our world. Are you on Jesus’ team? No other “game” can be more exciting — or require more! Please see Pastor Doug (pastor.doug@addisville.org) for information and to register.

ANNOUNCER ARTICLES are due on Wednesday, November 22nd.

There will not be an Announcer published for the month of January. Please include any information that you have for January 2018 with your December 2017 articles.

ADDISVILLE MONTHLY COMMUNITY MEALS: Today from 1:00 to 3:00 is our next free Community Meal. A Thanksgiving meal will be served. This meal will build community within our church and as an opportunity to share a meal with guests. We encourage you to invite those you feel need a warm meal and/or companionship. For more information please contact Meal Coordinator, Jill Osterhout via email addisvillemeals@yahoo.com or by cell 215-932-2151.

CHRISTMAS PAGEANT: As a reminder, here is our remaining schedule:

Tuesday, November 21st (Speaking Only) from 3:00 PM

until 4:00 PM

Sunday, November 26th (Full Cast/Singing) from 1:30 PM

until 3:00 PM

Tuesday, November 28th (Full Cast) from 4:30 PM until

5:45 PM

Thursday, November 30th (Dress Rehearsal) from 4:30 PM

until 6:00 PM

Sunday, December 3rd 3:00 Performance (please arrive no

later than 2:30)

UPDATE FROM THE PANTRY: *150* boxes of stuffing mix were collected last month!! Thank you for helping families in need prepare their Thanksgiving dinners! - Alison Schnaudt & the Missions Committee

CHILDREN'S BOOK FAIR coming December 3rd in Fellowship Hall between services. Look for it!!!

A Loving Invitation

God loves you and He cares about the problems you face and the burdens you carry. If you have never trusted Christ as your Lord and Savior, receive Him today! Here is a simple prayer for those who have decided to receive Jesus:

Dear Father, I believe that Jesus Christ is Your only begotten Son, and that He became a human being, shed His blood and died on the cross to clean away my sin that was separating me from You. I believe that He rose from the dead, physically, to give me new life. Lord Jesus, I invite You to come into my heart. I accept You as my Lord and Savior. I confess my sins, turn from them and ask You to wash them away. I believe that You have come and are living in me right now. Thank you, Jesus!

If you have prayed this prayer, let a pastor or elder know. We have helpful material to aid you as you grow in your Christian faith.

ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11 WE CELEBRATED OUR 73RD ADDISVILLE COUNTRY STORE BAZAAR: The Lord provided us with a beautiful Fall day. The Lord has also blessed Addisville with people who give so willingly of their time and talents. When a job needed to be done all I had to do was ask, and someone volunteered. I would especially like to thank all the chairpersons, the men that pitched in and helped, as well as my family. You certainly made my job easier. I would also like to thank the members of the congregation for their continued support of the Bazaar. The profit from the Bazaar will be used to meet the Addisville Church Women’s budget as well as to make donations to our Church and to various charitable organizations. Donna Stewart

FORGET TO PURCHASE YOUR CHEESE AT THE BAZAAR OR NEED MORE? There is still some left. If interested see Donna Stewart between services in Fellowship Hall this morning or call her at

215-355-3584.

QUART JARS: If you purchased mincemeat or soup at the Bazaar and do not need the quart jar we would appreciate you returning it to the Church Kitchen. Thank you!!

2018 LOVING GENEROUSLY COMMITMENT FORMS: If you were unable to return your 2018 Loving Generously Commitment Forms on Consecration Sunday (November 12), please mail them in to the Church in the envelope previously sent to you or drop them in the offering plate this Sunday. It will help us greatly if you can respond as soon as possible. Additional forms are available from the ushers or by calling the Church office. Please respond today!

THANK YOU: Words cannot express my love and appreciation for your prayers for my health and kidney search. Your support has made my journey so much easier. The love and concern you expressed has been a blessing to me. Please continue to pray that God's will may be done in my life. I'm in His hands and waiting for His direction. God Bless you all! Ken Borah

LOG HOME DREAM HOME: My lifelong dream after retirement, has finally come true and I would love to share it with you. Due to activities today at Addisville, I have changed the date to visit my home to Sunday, November 26th between 1:00pm and 3:00pm. It will take about 30 minutes in travel time. I will give you a map. Please try and carpool as parking is limited. Nancy Turner

CHOOSING FORGIVENESS: 10:45 Adult Sunday School

in the Lounge

This week: These sessions on The Forgiveness of Jesus are looking at how Jesus illustrates and demonstrates the patterns, practices, and principles of forgiveness in His ministry. Jesus’ miracles reveal that he truly can and does forgive sins. In him there is real hope for healing and wholeness on every level of our existence. Find out why

Choosing Forgiveness was and still is so important.

Next week: The third session of The Forgiveness of Jesus will focus on why the healing of a blind man who lives in darkness is the perfect symbol of what Jesus came to do. Read ahead: John 9:1-15, 34-41.

Questions? Bob Proske at bobproske@gmail.com or 215-514-4282.

ANGEL TREE: Angels are available TODAY in Fellowship Hall. Every Christmas, Angel Tree mobilizes local churches, like Addisville, and other organizations to minister to hundreds of thousands of children by delivering a gift, the Gospel message, and a personal message of love on behalf of their mom or dad who is incarcerated. 1 in 28 American children lives with the shame of a parent’s incarceration; that’s one boy or girl in every classroom. Please prayerfully consider purchasing a gift for one of these children. ANGEL TREE Angels are available today in Fellowship Hall. It is recommended that the gifts cost no more than $25.00. The wrapped gifts need to be returned to church by Sunday, Dec. 10th.

ADDISVILLE CHURCH WOMEN’S ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY: All women of the Church are cordially invited to our annual Christmas Party on Tuesday, December 5 for an evening of dinner and entertainment. Hors D’oeuvres are at 6:00 P.M. and Dinner is at 6:15. There is NO CHARGE for the evening, but we ask that you please sign up. Please help decorate our Christmas tree by bringing in children’s new hats, mittens, gloves, socks, and packaged underwear. These articles will be donated to Carol Schanberger’s school in Philadelphia. Sign up this morning on the Addisville Church Women's Bulletin Board in Fellowship Hall or on the table in Fellowship Hall. Questions: Call Donna Stewart at 215-355-3584.

MEN: YOUR HELP IS NEEDED on Tuesday, December 5 at 6:00 P.M. to help serve at the Women's Christmas Party. SIGN-UP TODAY on the Addisville Church Women’s Bulletin Board in Fellowship Hall or complete the form below and place in the offering plate.

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I can help serve for the Women's Christmas Party.

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