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WORSHIP AT ADDISVILLE:  Please join us for in person or virtual worship.  Watch on Facebook Live, YouTube or listen to the audio version on our website www.addisville.org.

WORSHIP: May 16, 2021 ~10:00 AM

SERIES: The Victorious Life: A Study of Galatians

SCRIPTURE: Galatians 2:14-21

MESSAGE: “Following Jesus - Dying to Live”

THE FLOWERS THIS MORNING are presented by Donna Stewart in loving memory of her mother Mildred Null and her mother-in-law Hulda Stewart. 

RETURNING TO IN PERSON WORSHIP: We are grateful for our ability to offer excellent online worship experiences. We also believe corporate worship is optimum. Many of us have received the vaccination and others will soon do so. We want to encourage you to consider returning to in person worship service in the coming weeks especially as the vaccine becomes readily available.

MASKS: Thank you for wearing your masks during the service. During the sermon masks are now optional but should be worn otherwise.

INCREASING SANCTUARY CAPACITY: On Sunday, May 30th the middle section of the Sanctuary will be fully opened while the sides along the windows will continue to have every other pew open. Your personal level of comfort will determine where you sit. We will continue to encourage limiting the number of people in each pew section and all mask protocols will continue. The Fellowship Hall will continue with the current seating arrangement. 

H2O/AWESOME ADDISVILLES: Our last H2O of the year is June 6 at 5:59 PM! We are having a COMBINED YOUTH GROUP NIGHT, inviting any students from 4th grade through 12th to join us for fun and games! As long as the weather cooperates, we will be outside and in Fellowship Hall! You might get wet, you might get messy! I can’t wait to have everyone together to send off this crazy school year with a bang! Any questions? Email natalie.kelly@addisville.org

IN PERSON SUNDAY WORSHIP AND KEEPING YOU SAFE!  Entry/Exit: To ensure that foot traffic is flowing in one direction-congregants will enter building from the double back doors/parking lot entrance in the Christian Life Building or through the front doors of the Sanctuary Portico entrance. All other doors will be locked. You will notice that the floor of the Cloister has lines to encourage social distancing. Congregants exit the Sanctuary via the double doors near the piano. Please exit the building through the double doors located in Fellowship Hall or the side doors located near the storage room between the Sanctuary and Fellowship Hall. Doors will be clearly marked as either an entrance or an exit.

Arrival: You will be greeted warmly by our ushers and greeters while practicing social distancing. Your temperature will be taken and you will be seated in the designated areas.  

No bulletins: Everything is projected or is online.

Our Sanctuary is set up for approximately 1/3 capacity. Alternating pews are roped off. Persons who reside in the same house do not need to social distance and in that case more than two may sit in the same pew section. An overflow area is set up in Fellowship Hall.

Offering Plates: We are not passing offering plates. For those who desire to bring their offering envelopes to church, wooden boxes have been mounted in the front and back of the sanctuary. Offering plates will be place at both ends of the Fellowship Hall.  

Sanitizing: Along with our routine sanitizing when we return to two services pews will be cleaned with disinfectant wipes in between services. 

Communion: Sealed communion cups with wafers are available to worshippers as they enter church on communion Sundays. 

Precautions: Masks are to be worn. Extra masks in plastic bags will be provided for those who do not have a mask. Hands-free sanitizer dispensers are available throughout the building.

Please Note: When the Sanctuary is at capacity additional worshippers will be escorted via the courtyard to Fellowship Hall.

If you are running a temperature - or if feeling sick - please stay home and worship virtually on Addisville Reformed Church Facebook Link.
If you have been in contact with any person who has tested positive - please follow 14 day self-quarantine procedures before considering to coming to church activities or Sunday services.

Coffee Hour has been temporarily suspended. Nursery Care is available.

Sunday school is available for Age 3 through Grade 8, during our one Church service at 10 AM.  Our High School Class will meet at the 10 AM service. There will not be High School Class the 1st Sunday of each month to attend Church for Communion Sunday.

We currently have one service beginning at 10 AM. Major upgrades to our audio-visual ministry has enhanced our online presence.

Once the attendance justifies doing so we will return to two services.

Policies will change as CDC and Government restrictions change.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL

YOU’RE INVITED!

Adult Sunday School classes are held both live in Fellowship Hall and on-line via Zoom. If you have an interest. Please request (below) an email invitation that will update you each week.

Through May 16 at the 8:45AM Class:  “The Habits of Happiness” 

Let’s face it, 2020 was not one of the favorite years for most of us. And the prospects for 2021 are not exactly stellar. Now - more than ever – people are yearning for true happiness. Are there exercises for a happy heart and biblically-based ways to develop a perspective of contentment?

This is a chance for you to:

Cultivate the transformational habits of gratitude, forgiveness, humility, and contentment.

Relieve stress and conflict by staying focused on your God-given purpose.

Stop comparing yourself to others.

Release the pain of your past hurts.

Grow deeper in your relationship with Jesus.

Join presenter Rick Warren and facilitator Bob Volkhardt for this six-week experience to develop The Habits of Happiness. Bob can be reached at rvolkhardt@gmail.com.
 

Growth Group continues at the 11:15AM Class:

The Growth Group meets following the Sunday worship service to discuss a deeper understanding and life application of the sermon and the primary passage from the previous worship service. It is designed to motivate Biblically grounded and Holy Spirit inspired, intimate, and informal discussion and learning, that will provide deep and lasting spiritual growth in our faith by meeting people where they are and creating an experience that will move them to the next level. Join facilitator Bob Proske (contact info. below) to discuss how you might better incorporate the themes of the passage and the sermon into your daily living.

Please indicate your interest in attending any or all sessions by contacting Bob Proske to ensure you receive a Zoom invitation and any Zoom help you need at bobproske@gmail.com.

ADDISVILLE PRESCHOOL:  Registration is open for the 2021-2022 school year. We have limited openings in both the 3-year-old/Nursery class and 4-year-old/PreK class which meet Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 9:00-11:30. Tuition is $150/month

Registration forms can be found on the Addisville website or request one by emailing AddisvilleChristianPreschool@gmail.com Your verbal recommendations are invaluable in our ability to continue this beloved program and are much appreciated!

CLOTHING DRIVE: Now thru June 6 -  Packing and sorting –June 7—9AM in Fellowship Hall

 As you do your spring cleaning, we ask that you remember the Addisville Church Women’s Clothing Drive.  WE NEED YOUR CLOTHING!! (Men’s, Women’s, & especially Children’s Clothing).  All should be clean with no buttons missing and with working zippers.  Again this year, we have had requests from local organizations asking for clothing.  This year’s clothing donations will be given to area organizations to fulfill their requests.  Donations can be placed behind the curtain in Fellowship Hall  Now until Sunday, June 6.  We also need your help in sorting and packing the clothes on Monday, June 7.  Questions, contact Donna Stewart 

COME AND GO FOR A WALK! MONDAY MORNINGS THROUGH JUNE 14 ~ 8:30 AM Monday mornings We will meet at Northampton Park on Hatboro Road at 8:25 AM in the far parking lot. We will walk and pray after the walk.  If you will be joining us please call Jane Dwyer.  Bring your friends

SHARING OF GIFTS AND TITHES:  We recognize that many are already concerned financially because of this challenging time.  And we have also received inquiries from church members of how best to give during this time.  With great care and sensitivity to these realities, we continue to rely on your financial support of Addisville Church as the Lord enables you to help enable us to continue to minister in this moment.  Find out more about our online giving at addisville.org.  You can also set up automatic payments from your bank account or mail your contribution to the church.  If you need assistance with these resources please let the church staff know.

VBS REGISTRATION:  VBS registration for grades K-4 is full and registration is closed for those grades. As a reminder, this year’s program runs from June 21th through June 25h.  If you need instructions on how to register your children, you can pick them up on the table directly outside the Christian Education Office.  If you have any questions, please contact me at natalie.kelly@addisville.org. If you are interested in helping out with VBS, we can find a space for you to volunteer

AV MINISTRY HELP NEEDED:  Because of Addisville's amazing AV Team volunteers, our Church has been able to broadcast quality online services throughout the pandemic. Even as people begin returning to in-person worship, it is important that we continue our online ministry. To make this possible, we are looking for one or two volunteers that would be interested in being trained on the streaming equipment. This involves adding overlay graphics, adjusting camera angles, and mixing various types of media in order to make that online stream work. Those interested would volunteer to run the stream about once a month. Dave Dwyer would train you and oversee in-service practice. If you are interested in learning more about this exciting service opportunity, please contact Dave Dwyer at av@addisville.org.      

NEW POSITION AVAILABLE as Assistant Sexton (Custodian). The Assistant Sexton maintains the Fellowship Hall and Kitchen area, including setting up and breaking down for various events.  This is a part-time position.  If you are interested please contact Frank Bauman at fbauman@verizon.net.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD UPDATE: The collection item for May is toys and treats for girls!  Barbie type dolls, Play-doh, puzzles, coloring books, small balls, jump ropes, small craft sets (without liquids), yo-yos, small etch a sketch, hair accessories, bandanas, costume jewelry for dress up, and baby dolls are all examples of toys for girls. Due to very generous donations of stuffed animals and Beanie Babies, I believe we are good there.  We will be collecting these through May 30.

FAMILY FUN RUN TO SUPPORT JESUS FOCUS MINISTRY ~ FOOD PANTRY AT BETHANNA: Family fun run – 5K on June 5, at Warminster Community Park, 300 Veterans Way, Warminster.  Kids/Youth $10 – Adults $25 (Early Bird Special).  One mile lake walk option! Register at: www.runsignup.com.  ALL PROCEEDS SUPPORT JESUS FOCUS MINISTRY FOOD PANTRY AT BETHANNA.

STATS FROM THE PANTRY:  During the month of April the food pantry served 609 families. This included 947 children, 1,022 adults and 364 seniors. Thank you to everyone for your faithful support and generosity. The Mission committee

PULPIT FLOWERS: There are plenty of available weeks during the summer to sign up for pulpit flowers. Sign up in Fellowship Hall or contact Lynne Ferral at lventrola@verizon.net. 

PRAYING FOR THE CHILDREN OF ADDISVILLE: We are very thankful for those who have made a commitment to pray for our children. Praying for children is one of the most powerful things you can do as a parent, caregiver or compassionate Christian. We are praying this ministry will continue to grow, but want to make sure that all the children are covered in prayer, especially during these challenging times. The Christian Education committee will be praying for all the children of our church (as based on our Sunday school roster), as at this time we have a short list of children and prayer volunteers.  However, please feel free to volunteer as a prayer partner in this ministry and/or have your children added to the list provided to our prayer partners. 

Please email addisvillechildren.prayer@gmail.com if you are interested in being a part of this ministry.

AMAZON SMILE:  Addisville Reformed Church is part of Amazon Smile.  If you shop with Amazon, our Christian Education Fund will receive .5% of every purchase you make when you sign up for Amazon Smile.  It is free.  And it is easy to do. Visit https://smile.amazon.com/and enter The Reformed Dutch Church of Addisville when it asks you to name your own charity.

You can shop from your mobile device as well: If you are not already an AmazonSmile member, sign up at smile.amazon.com.

Download or update to the latest version of the Amazon Shopping app on your phone. You can find it in the App Store for iOS or Google Play for Android.

Turn on AmazonSmile. Open the app and find ’Settings’ in the main menu (☰). Tap on ‘AmazonSmile’ and follow the on-screen instructions to turn on AmazonSmile on your phone.

 If you have any questions, contact me at natalie.kelly@addisville.org

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