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BAPTISMAL BLESSINGS!   This morning we baptize Carter Francis McGuffin.  We pray God’s blessing on Carter and his parents Sean and Jess McGuffin.

NEW MEMBERS CLASS:  If you are interesting in joining our church we would like to invite you to our next class. We will meet today at 10:45 AM in Pastor Doug’s office. We will enjoy a light lunch and complete the class by 1:00 PM. Childcare will be available. To register: pastor.doug@addisville.org.

LOOKING FOR MUSICIANS to play two Thanksgiving songs for our church service on Sunday, November 25th.  We will practice between services, today, and 11/18.  Please contact Jane Dwyer for more information 215-357-4287.

URGENT NEED FOR HOUSING:  Jeff Spungen is looking for housing starting in November.  He is able to pay $100 a week in rent.  For more specific information or opportunity, contact Pastor Doug at pastor.doug@addisville.org.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD UPDATE:  The packing party is scheduled for November 17th at 6:30 PM!  Come out for a good time and to see the final results of all your donations through the year.  Generally we can pack 200 shoeboxes in about an hour and a half so we won’t keep you out too late.  It is rewarding to see all the filled boxes that will show children around the world just how much Jesus loves them start out on their journey.  So come out, have some fun and nosh on some goodies.  It will put you in the Christmas spirit!If you don’t like to drive at night, I also need helpers to set up the tables at 9 AM Saturday morning the 17th.  There are a variety of tasks that need to be done – folding boxes so they are ready to be filled Saturday night, hauling all the goodies up from the basement and then setting them out on the tables.

Thank you from the Missions Committee.

CHRISTMAS PAGEANT:  As a reminder, we have pageant practice today from 1:30 PM until 3:00 PM in the Sanctuary.

H2O: Tonight we have Youth Sunday Rehearsal in place of Youth Group. If you are participating in the service, please meet in the Sanctuary at 7PM.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES

The Parables of Jesus – 9:00 AM

This week: The third session will examine the parable of the lost (prodigal) son to illuminate the character of God and the lostness of humanity. It is about a Father who is willing to go out to those who make even a step in the right direction in The God of the Kingdom.

Next week: The fourth session will use the parable of the hidden treasure and the pearl to clarify The Demand of the Kingdom. The fascination with finding buried treasure is universal but it requires action, risk, focus, and persistence, (characteristics of a disciple).

Join facilitator Gary Edwards at 9:00AM in the lounge. Questions? Bob Proske at bobproske@gmail.com or 215-514-4282.

Tactics in Defending the Faith

Our need for tactics concerns our commission to be effective ambassadors for Christ particularly in making disciples.                                      This week: Recognizing and handling a weakness or flaw in others’ views by asking penetrating questions based on what you have learned thus far and learn how to defend against the Columbo tactic when someone tries to use it against you.

Next week: Learn to use the “Suicide Tactic” when self-refuting claims that include a contradiction self-destruct  given the opportunity, and how to respond.

Join facilitator Bob Volkhardt at 10:45AM in the lounge. Questions? Bob Proske at bobproske@gmail.com or 215-514-4282.

LOVING INVITATION

Lord, I bring You my sinful nature as You've revealed it to me.  I know I don't have anything valuable to offer except myself and my love. I can't earn Your forgiveness, but You've offered it as a free gift from Your Son, Jesus Christ.  I accept Your control of my life and I intend to serve You, obey You, and follow You from this moment forward.  You have my past, my present, my future, my family, my money, and my time.  Nothing will I withhold.  Thank You for loving me and forgiving me, and making me Your own.  Amen

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.

sanctuary poinsettia garden:  Poinsettias will be on sale in Fellowship Hall between services on November 25, December 2, and December 9. The cost is $9.00 and checks can be made payable to Addisville Reformed Church. Phone orders can be taken as well. Please contact Lynne Ferral at 215-364-3115. Deadline for ordering is Monday, December 10th.

BIBLE AWARDS:  Age-appropriate Bibles will be presented to our Grade 3, Grade 7 and Confirmation Students on November 18, 2018. If you have a child in Grade 3, Grade 7 or a child who is a Confirmation Student (or your child is new to our Sunday School family and is in Grade 3 through Grade 12) and you did not receive a letter about this presentation, please contact me at natalie.kelly@addisville.org or call me at (267) 242-4100. If you did receive a letter from me and have not yet responded, you MUST respond TODAY.

YOUTH SUNDAY:  November 18th is Youth Sunday.  We will not have Sunday School this day for students in Grades 3 through 12 at 9AM. Students are to attend church services this day with their families.  We will have regular Sunday School classes at 10:45AM.

FOOD PANTRY WISH LIST:  The food pantry is currently in need of canned fruit, soup, vegetables, bottled juice, peanut butter, jelly and pasta sauce.  With the holidays just around the corner any food items that would go with a turkey dinner would also be appreciated i.e. cranberry sauce, stuffing mix, gravy, canned pumpkin, green beans, etc.   Thank you for your faithful support and donations.  The Mission Committee.

ANNOUNCER EMAILS:  We are now able to email out the monthly Announcer.  If you would like to receive your Announcer by email, please email the church office at ourhope@addisville.org

JANUARY 10-11 2019 MEN'S RETREAT AT SPRUCE LAKE RETREAT CENTER: We have reserved a limited number of rooms. Cost is $139 per person and includes one night lodging and dinner Thursday through lunch on Friday. Thursday night: One of MLB most fearsome sluggers-Darryl Strawberry! Reservation: pastor.doug@addisville.org. Payment required to confirm your reservation!

 EVANGELISM TUTORING:  By Appointment:  Teaching people how to share their faith and providing opportunities to practice through role playing.  Any questions?  Make an appointment.  Contact Matt Bair:  267-880-9334 or bair.matthew@gmail.com

A NEW WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY/SMALL GROUP   has begun on the book of Luke.  This gathering meets every other Wednesday at 7:30 PM in room 308.  The next session will be November 14th (lesson #2).  There will be a session on November 28th and again on December 10th.  Along with the lesson, time will be spent getting to know one another, prayer requests and time for prayer.  To get your book and the schedule for the year, please contact Lynn Edwards at 973-632-2043.  Feel free to just come and check it out!!

FIRST AID, CPR AND THE AED: We will be conducting a medical certification training on Sunday, Dec 2, 2018 10:00 AM and again at 12:00 PM. The training will consist of First Aid, CPR and the AED.  Please sign up on the signup sheet on the bulletin board located outside of the church office  Future dates in January will be forthcoming
Refreshments will be provided

 GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP:  The holiday season is fast approaching, and you are likely experiencing a jumble of emotions that you’ve yet to sort out.  Facing a holiday after the death of a loved one can be more difficult than your friends and even family members may realize.  The GriefShare Surviving the Holidays video, discussion group and devotional material will help you not only to survive the holiday, but to find strength, healing and tools to move forward in your daily walk through the deep pain of grief.  We will be discussing:

  • What to do about traditions and other coming changes.
  • How to survive potentially awkward moments with other people.
  • Being prepared for surprising emotions that may hit over the holidays.

 The Grief Support Group will meet on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 6:30 PM in the Lounge. Feel free to attend or invite someone who needs to find help as they grieve the death of a family member or friend.  If you have any questions please contact Susan Sigafoos at (215) 783-1253.

 ADDISVILLE MONTHLY COMMUNITY MEALS:  Sunday, November 18th, will be our next free monthly Community Meal.  It will be a Turkey Dinner. The Community Meals are held the 3rd Sunday of every month at 12:00 PM. This meal will build community within our church and is an opportunity to share a meal with guests.  We encourage you to invite those you feel need a warm meal and/or companionship.  Please sign up to attend in Fellowship Hall.  For more information please contact Meal Coordinator, Jill Osterhout via email addisvillemeals@yahoo.com or by cell 215-932-2151.

GUATEMALA MISSION 2019!  We have the opportunity as a church to send a team to Guatemala this summer!  We will be serving alongside the Hinkleday Family whose mission work Addisville supports.  The mission will be the first week of July. If you would like more information or to sign up please contact me at Pastor.Ryan@addisvile.org.

 Veteran’s Day Prayer

Dear Lord,
We honor our veterans,
worthy men and women
who gave their best
when they were called upon
to serve and protect their country.
We pray that you will bless them Lord
for their unselfish service
in the continual struggle
to preserve our freedoms, our safety,
and our country’s heritage, for all of us.
Bless them abundantly
for the hardships they faced,
for the sacrifices they made,
for their many different contributions
to America’s victories
over tyranny and oppression.
We respect them, we thank them,
we honor them, we are proud of them,
and we pray that you will watch over
these special people and bless them with peace

                                                                                                          and happiness.
                                                                                              In Jesus’ name we pray; Amen.

                                                                          By Joanna Fuchs