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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: September 20, 2020 ~10:00 AM

SCRIPTURE: Genesis 22:1-14

SERIES: The Book of Beginnings

MESSAGE: “The Only Meaningful Measure”

THE FLOWERS THIS MORNING are presented by Nancy Turner, in memory of loved ones.

MEN2MEN:   We are meeting tonight to discuss “The Book of Signs” by David Jeremiah.  We will meet at 6 PM-outside near the playground (weather permitting) bring a lawn chair otherwise in the lounge. Blessings, Doug

THURSDAY AFTERNOON MANNA BIBLE STUDY will begin on September 24th from 1-2 pm.  We will meet in Fellowship Hall, wear masks and follow safety protocols.  The study will also be available virtually through Zoom.   We will study Psalm 23 by Pastor Matt Chandler on RightNow Media. In this 6-part series on Psalm 23, Matt Chandler introduces us to the great shepherd, the Lord, who promises to provide for every need of his flock. Because of its popularity, the theological magnitude of this psalm is often lost on us today. We breeze through its truth without slowing down long enough to rest in the assurance it offers. In only six verses, King David forms an image of God as a loving and protective shepherd, all of which culminates in a life-transforming question: Do you trust the Lord to care for your needs? For questions and an invitation to Zoom, contact Jane Dwyer. 

PULPIT FLOWERS: There are openings for pulpit flowers. Anyone who missed their dates in March, April, May, or June and would like to reschedule their flowers are welcome to do so. Despite having no bulletins during the service, your personal announcement will be projected during the service and posted online. Feel free to contact Lynne Ferral at 215-364-3115 or online at lventrola@verizon.net.

 LET THE GAMES BEGIN! Join us for H2O this Sunday, 9/20 at 3 PM! We're meeting outside at the playground for prayer, fellowship and some games! Make sure to wear your mask! Let's embrace the outdoors!  

AWESOME ADDISVILLE LEADER:  The Awesome Addisville Youth Group (grades 4-6) is looking for a new leader.  Contact Natalie Kelly or Jane Dwyer if you are interested.   

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.

REFORMED CHURCH IN AMERICA VISION 2020 REPORT:  Due to decades of division and struggle on a variety of issues including human sexuality, denominational leaders proposed the vision 2020 team which would  examine and discern a variety of possible scenarios: staying together, radical restructuring and grace-filled separation. The final report has been released and is available online at rca.org. We offer a condensed version of the report on addisville.org. The consistory is in a season of prayer and discernment as we consider what our options are biblically and as we seek to follow our Lord’s leading. We will continue to keep the congregation updated.

CONFIRMATION CLASS FOR 2020-2021:  If you are in 8th grade or above and have a desire to grow in your love  for Christ and connection to His church please contact me, Pastor Ryan, at pastor.ryan@addisville.org.  As you know this year is looking different in many ways and our confirmation process is no different.  I first want to gauge interest in the class from each student and family.  Plan to contact me no later than September 16 to set-up an initial meeting with me.  In Christ, Pastor Ryan

WE NEED YOUR HELP! Addisville is looking to assemble new AV crews to help run our Sunday services. Each week we need two volunteers, one person to run the soundboard, and one person to run the PowerPoint slides. Volunteers will be assigned a shift about once a month. If you are interested in serving, please contact Dave Dwyer at dd954@cairn.edu or call 267-335-6625. Feel free to ask me any questions you might have, and let me know if you are interested in helping this fall or after the pandemic subsides. If you aren’t sure if these jobs are “for you”, there are going to be training sessions in Fellowship Hall for all interested volunteers. Join us then to see if this is a ministry that you would like to help with moving forward! Here are the training session dates:                    

PowerPoint Training- 9/26/20, 10 am – 12 pm

Soundboard Training- 10/3/20, 10 am – 12 pm

ONLINE DONATIONS TO THE JESUS FOCUS FOOD PANTRY: There is now an Amazon baby registry that we created for the Jesus Pantry Ministry. You can choose and purchase needed items and they will be sent directly to Grace and Fred Salinger. They will then take the items to the pantry. You can ship from other places (Walmart, grocery stores, Target etc.) to the Salingers. You can find the link on the website. If you would like a live link emailed to you, email Jill Osterhout at jillosterhout@yahoo.com. Or this is the link https://tinyurl.com/u22fzpz 

PRAYER SERVICE FOR OUR NATION AND THE CHURCH:

Addisville Reformed Church ~7:30 PM  ~ September 23, 2020

In person in the sanctuary and on Facebook

Led by various leaders in the church

LOIS CIRCLE:  Come join us on Monday, September 28 at 7:30 P.M. in Fellowship Hall as we continue the Bible Study we began last January.  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.  Donna Stewart will lead us in a discussion of Week 3.  Hope to see you on Monday, September 28.  Questions please contact Donna Stewart.

GIRLFRIENDS IN GOD UPCOMING BIBLE STUDIES:  We will be resuming our Bible Studies on October 11th, at 7 pm.  The first study is THRIVING IN BABYLON and will run through November 8th.  In this 5-session series, Larry Osborne introduces us to a man forced to live in a fast-changing and godless society. This man faced fears about the future, concern for his safety, and the discouragement of a world that seemed to be falling apart at warp speed. That man was Daniel, and with the power of hope, humility, and wisdom, he not only survived but thrived.  We will be meeting at the church AND via Zoom.  If you are interested please contact Patti Hartline at pattihartline@yahoo.com  or 215-869-6040.

PRAYING FOR THE CHILDREN OF ADDISVILLE: It is always important to pray for our children, however with everything going on in the world today, it feels even more important. We would love to pray for your child(ren).  We are also looking for church members who are willing to commit to praying for 10 children a month.  This is how it will work:  Send an e-mail to addisvillechildren.prayer@gmail.com with the name(s) of your child(ren) and/or your commitment to pray for the children on the list (You do not have to have a child to commit to praying).  Once I have a list of names, I will start sending monthly e-mails, beginning in October, to those committing to pray.  It will be a list of children and a Bible verse or mini-devotion on children.  If at any time you have a specific prayer request for your child, please let me know, and it will be sent as a separate e-mail from the monthly e-mail. Psalm 127:3 Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.

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. There is no Children’s Ministry provided at this time. 

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.

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.

 

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