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SUNDAY SCHOOL:  We welcome children ages 3 through high school to join us for Sunday school at 9:00 AM and ages 3 through 4th grade at 10:45 AM.  A directory of classes can be found outside the Education office, room 201. Natalie Kelly, Director of Christian Education.

TODAY is our Annual Congregational Meeting at Noon. We will enjoy a delicious ham lunch provided by our Fellowship Committee followed by the presentation of the 2020 Budget and reports from our leadership. Members are expected to attend.

2020 BIBLE CHALLENGE: This year we will be exploring all the books of the Old Testament by reading six days each week. Copies of the Bible Challenge may be found in the cloister.   May 2020 be a year filled with many moments of hearing God's still small voice speak into your heart and life!  Pastor Ryan

LOIS CIRCLE: Join us tomorrow night, Monday, January 27 at 7:30 P.M. in the Lounge as we begin a new Bible Study. It is entitled: What Matters Most, a study of Philippians by Karen Ehman. Come join us as we learn to discover how to experience contentment and joy in the midst of our circumstances by prioritizing what matters most, Christ. Grace Salinger and Lois Williams will provide us with refreshments. Hope to see you tomorrow night. Questions please contact Donna Stewart. 

AFTERNOON MANNA: We will not be having Manna on January 30.  Manna will resume on February 6 with a new study. The study is “Heaven” by Randy Alcorn. We all have questions about what heaven will be like and after twenty-five years of extensive research, Dr. Randy Alcorn provides the answers. In the most definitive book on heaven to date, Randy invites you to picture heaven the way the Scriptures describes it -- a vibrant and physical New Earth. For more information call Jane Dwyer.  All are welcome to join Manna Thursdays at 1:00 pm.

2020 WEEKLY ENVELOPES:  Please note that the 2020 weekly envelopes  were printed with an error by the vendor.  The “general need” should read “greatest need”. Thank you.

THE NEXT MEN’S BREAKFAST WILL BE ON FEBRUARY 1, 2020: The breakfasts are held on the first Saturday of the month (7:30AM-9AM, with coffee on at 7AM) from October through the first Saturday in June but skipping January. The February and March (7th) sessions will explore the scientific evidence for Noah’s Flood and why that conflicts with the earth being “millions of years” old. Questions and reservations contact Bob Sloan.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL IN THE LOUNGE

Faith Under Fire: Exploring Christianity’s Ten Toughest Questions.  This week, the topic will center on one of the most provocative questions facing Christianity, “Why Does God Allow Pain and Suffering?” Next week, we will look at one of the most difficult questions to explain, “The Mystery of the Trinity.” Join Lee Strobel and facilitator Bob Proske at 9:00AM.

Gospel of Mark: This week, we will take a look at Mark 8:31-10:52 which will examine how Peter (just like us), misunderstood why Jesus was asking him to do. Next week, the class will consider Mark 11:1-12:44. This session will allow Jesus to challenge view of power held by the world. Come and explore these topics with Francis Chan and facilitator Gary Edwards at 10:45AM.

Note: Faith Under Fire will be offered at 10:45AM starting March 29, 2020.

Questions? Bob Proske at bobproske@gmail.com

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.

ADULTS TAKE NOTE:  The Legacy Foundation is sponsoring an informational event on the importance of having a will, updating a will and general questions concerning a will.  It will be held on Sunday, February 16 at 1:30 P.M. in Fellowship Hall following the Community Meal.   Local attorney, David Grau will be the presenter.  Please join us.  

JUST SAY CHEESE! Mark your calendars as Addisville prepares to work with Lifetouch to create a new Church Directory. Photos of singles, doubles and families will be scheduled for the weeks of March 23 and March 30, 2020. If you are out-of-town during these dates, you will be able to submit a digital, horizontal photo to be included in the directory. There will be more information in the weeks ahead. See Eileen “Z” if you have any questions.

HELP WANTED:  Now is the time to select your date for signing up to host coffee or juice for 2020.  We need your help to continue this Fellowship Ministry.  Choice dates are still available!!!  Instructions for hosting Coffee and Juice are available on the respective signup boards.  Thanks to all who participated in this Fellowship Ministry during 2019.  Fellowship Committee

WEEDS AND SEEDS are in urgent need of volunteers to help make arrangements/wreaths for the church bazaar in November.  Please consider joining our team. No experience needed. Contact Pat Claus or Ann Harris 

NURSERY VOLUNTEERS: Contact Carrie Caldani at carrie.caldani@addisville.org to be added to nursery volunteer sign-ups. You can choose to help out with our little ones during first or second service!

FAITH SHARING: Do you want to learn how to share your faith better?     Do you want opportunities to practice? 

 Contact Matt Bair @  Bair.matthew@gmail.com.  

CHRISTMAS CLEAN-UP: As you are cleaning up after the Christmas season, please remember the Children's Shoppe that takes place at the Bazaar. We are always in need of bows, bags, tissue paper, and wrapping paper. There is a donation box in the cloister. Thank you! Doris Brown    

SWEETHEART SUPPER: Our fellowship hall will be transformed into a Bistro for the Sweetheart Supper Fundraiser on February 15. Join us for a lovely evening with your sweetheart or your friends, no sweetheart required! Sign-ups will be in Fellowship hall between services and only done in person please! All proceeds from donations for the Sweetheart Supper will be for the 2020 Mission Trip to Lumberton, North Carolina.

We need your help! If anyone has a card table to lend for the Sweetheart Supper, please let Natalie know and drop it off at church any time before February 9, behind the curtain in Fellowship Hall.

Students: Please let Natalie know if you’re able to help! We need all the help we can get!

MISSION TRIP FORMS: Make sure to grab your Mission Trip Paperwork from outside the Christian Education Office. A deposit is due by March 1 to hold your spot!

VOLUNTEER CLEARANCES: Updated Clearances are needed for the majority of our Christian Education/Nursery/VBS Volunteers. Clearances are valid for 5 years. Please check with Natalie Kelly to see when yours need to be updated. Please stop by the Christian Education office so that I can give you instructions on how to do this.  All volunteers age 18 and older must (in accordance with Pennsylvania State Law) submit to a security screening including a Pennsylvania State Police background check and a Pennsylvania Child Abuse Clearance. 

GIRLFRIENDS IN GOD BIBLE/BOOK STUDY: Sundays, 7pm-8pm, March 8th through May 3rd (we won’t meet on Easter Sunday).  When Life Doesn't Match Your Dreams: Hope for Today from 12 Women of the Bible by: Jill Eileen Smith. Life's twists and turns sometimes take us where we never expected to be - but God is at our side, even when He seems far away! That's the lesson faced by 12 Old Testament women.  Join us for this 12 week study, as we read the stories of these 12 women – Eve, Noah’s wife, Sarai, Hagar, Lot’s wife, Rebekah, Rachel, Leah, Dinah, Potiphar’s wife, Tamar and Zipporah – to show us how God is forming us through our trials. If you would like to join us in this study, please e-mail  Patti Hartline pattihartline@yahoo.com,  no later than February16th.