TEACHER COMMISSIONING: Today we will be commissioning our Sunday School teachers and leaders at the beginning of both services. Please pray for an amazing year with our leaders and students!
SUNDAY SCHOOL: Christian Education is switching to paperless communication for our Sunday School Programs. Please register your child(ren) on our church website. https://www.addisville.org/connect/sunday-school-registration.cfm
THE JUNIOR CHOIR is starting up again. Rehearsals will be starting today. We are looking forward to a year of fun and praising God through our songs. Children in 3rd-6th grades are welcome to join the Junior Choir. We meet every Sunday at 10:00 AM (right after 9:00 AM Sunday School) in room 306. If you have any questions or want to learn more, please contact Bonnie Gallagher at 267-280-2096. We hope you will join us!
CHILDREN AND COMMUNION: Parents-if your child has expressed a desire to receive communion please speak to a pastor or elder so we can arrange a meeting with you and your child. Thank you. Quote…"I always knew who Jesus was, but I never really knew Him as someone I loved and someone who loved me..." -Zach Ertz (Tight End, Eagles)
ATTENTION WOMEN: IT ISN’T TOO LATE!! Signup in Fellowship Hall or Email Donna Stewart at email@example.com by Wednesday evening to join us on our Day of Renewal trip to Ocean Grove this Friday, September 20. We will be leaving from the Church parking lot promptly at 8:30 A.M. and will be returning at approximately 4:00 P.M. Lunch will be at a local restaurant. Make sure you don’t miss out on this time of Fellowship and Renewal.
COMMUNITY MEAL: Today at noon we will be having our Community Meal. Chicken Pot Pie is on the menu. This meal will build community within our church and serve as an opportunity to share a meal with guests. For more information please contact Meal Coordinator, Jill Osterhout at 215-932-2151.
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL
IN THE LOUNGE
Gospel of Mark: This week, we will examine Mark 1:14-45 and the life-changing call of discipleship and what it really means to follow Jesus. Next week. the session will explore Mark 2:1-3:6 and Jesus’s ability to back up His seemingly crazy claims about Himself. Join Francis Chan and facilitator Gary Edwards at 9:00AM.
The Prayers of Jesus: This week’s session will look at the issue of persistence and why it’s important. Next week’s lesson will examine what we call “The Lord’s Prayer” that might be more appropriately be called the “disciples’ prayer”. Join facilitator Bob Proske at 10:45AM.
Note: each class will be offered in the opposite time slot later in the year.
Questions? Bob Proske at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-514-4282.
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.
MEMORY VERSE PROGRAM: All students Age 3 through High School should have come home with a bible verse passage flyer to work on memorizing throughout the year. If they haven’t, stop by the Christian Education Office to grab one!
Our Sunday School students this year will be working on solidifying their memorization of Deuteronomy 6:4-9, with variations of this verse for our younger classes. Incorporating a little bit of the Bible into daily life can help your children develop a life-long yearning for God’s Word and His guidance. Our teachers will be working with students for a few minutes in class each week to reinforce the efforts your children make at home. We hope that your children (with a little help from you) will join us on this journey! If you have any questions, please contact me at email@example.com.
AWESOME ADDISVILLE NEWS: Spaghetti dinner fund raiser: On Saturday, October 12th the Awesome Addisville Youth Group will sponsor a Spaghetti Dinner Fund Raiser to benefit Christ Home for Children. After dinner there will be a Game Night for all. There will be a Resource Table set up to enhance Christian Education for your family. Help with these events is very much needed and appreciated. For more information or to help with this event, please see or call Jane Dwyer 215-357-4277.
Feed the starving children: Please mark your calendar. On Sunday, October 27th the Awesome Addisville Youth Group have a tentative opportunity to support the Feed the Starving Children program in Cherry Hill, NJ.
ADDISVILLE FAMILY PICNIC: Sunday, September 29 at Core Creek Park, from 1:00 to 4:00 P.M. Come join us for great food, games and activities for all ages. SIGN-UP IN FELLOWSHIP HALL TODAY. Sign-up for a side dish (salad, veggies, baked beans, etc.), snacks (pretzels, potato chips, etc.), dessert or games. Hot dogs, hamburgers, drinks, and paper products will be provided. Additional information, maps, and directions will be available at the sign-up table MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW!!! You don't want to miss this fun Church Family Outing.
WEEDS AND SEEDS: Join us as we make wreaths and flower arrangements to be sold at the Addisville Country Store Bazaar. We meet every Wednesday at 9:30 AM. Bring your lunch. Contact: Ann Harris (215) 357-8069 or Pat Claus (215) 968-3163.
MANNA ~ THURSDAY AFTERNOON BIBLE STUDY begins on Thursday, September 19th. We will meet in the lounge from 1:00-2:00 pm. We will be studying 1 Corinthians and will be using the Right Now Media clip from Jennie Allen. Books for the class are optional. Let me know if you would like me to order you a book. Those new to Bible study are welcome. Contact Jane Dwyer for more information 215-357-4287.
ATTENTION KNITTERS AND CROCHETERS: Our ministry will resume on Thursday, September 19th at 11:00 AM in the lounge. All are welcome! No previous experience necessary. Come on out for fun and fellowship! See you then!
COLLEGE STUDENTS the time has come once again to send our students off to their temporary home away from homes. Please take a moment to update our staff with your (our your child’s) new address so that we can keep in touch over the next 10 months (AKA..care packages). There are forms outside of the Christian Ed office, please take one and return it to Carrie Caldani(mailbox), text me with the info at 267-909-0134, or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you and good luck to all of our students this year.
PRAYER PARTNERS NEEDED: With our college students heading off to school, we are looking for a few (3) people who would be willing to partner up with an incoming Freshman to pray for and with, representing Christ and Addisville for the next 4 years. Our goal is that each student will maintain their connections to our church home through this program while spreading their wings and finding their path. Please contact Carrie Caldani at 267-909-0134, email@example.com, or leave a note in my mailbox to find out who your partner will be. Thank you!
CONFIRMATION CLASS: If you are in 8th through 12th grade, desire to learn more about our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, want to grow in your relationship with Him, and would like to become a member of His church at Addisville, then this is the class for you! We meet monthly after second service from October to May and work together toward growing in our faith and walk with Jesus culminating on Confirmation Sunday when we make profession of faith. There is also a weekend retreat that is a part of our journey together. For additional information or to sign up contact Pastor Ryan firstname.lastname@example.org
H2O DONATIONS: Our youth sure do work up a sweat and hunger running around on Sunday nights. Help us out with donations for our youth room! Due to some allergies, some specific things we're looking for are; mini water bottles, Herr's brand chips and pretzels, microwave popcorn, Doritos, Cheetos, Tostitos, Chips Ahoy, Oreos, and Hershey Kisses. We'd prefer single serving packs, so whatever is donated can stay fresh longer! But any donations would be greatly appreciated for this year! Contact Natalie Kelly at email@example.com with any questions!
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD UPDATE: Over the next couple of months, there will be red envelopes available in a bag hanging on the front of the OCC collection basket in the Narthex for donations to OCC. Any money received will go toward offsetting the cost of shipping the boxes, which is $9 apiece. The envelopes will be available for whatever donation you feel led to make toward defraying the shipping cost. The envelopes would be due back any time before October 31st; please leave them in the church office or drop them in the offering plate. Thank you in advance for your generosity; every little bit helps!
The items being collected in September are washcloths and soap. I have read stories about children in orphanages who were thrilled to receive these, as now they did not have to share them with the other 30 kids there. The simplest things can make a big difference in a child’s life and show them that someone is thinking about them and reaching out to them in Jesus’s name.
For all the gifted seamstresses out there that have already made the cutest dresses ever seen, I still need 11 dresses, 6 girls’ blankies, and 17 boys blankies. If you need fabric, please contact me at 215-219-1348 or firstname.lastname@example.org. I cannot express all the gratitude I feel for what you lovely ladies have made so far and how you are going to gladden a little boys or girls heart on the other side of the world.
Thanks for your support from the Mission Committee!
STATS FROM THE PANTRY: during the month of August the food pantry served 515 households- this included 696 children, 742 adults and 329 seniors. As you can see there are a lot of people in our community who rely on help from the food pantry. Thank you to everyone for your continued support of this much needed ministry. The Mission Committee
GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP: The Grief Support Group will meet every other Wednesday at 6:30 PM in the Lounge. The first meeting will take place on October 16, 2019. GriefShare is a video seminar series that features some of the nation’s foremost Christian experts on grief and recovery topics as seen from a biblical perspective. The video seminars are combined with support group discussion of the materials presented during the video. If you know of anyone who may be interested, please invite them to attend. Feel free to contact Susan Sigafoos 215-783-1253 if you have any questions.
COAT, HAT & GLOVE DRIVE: Again this year we are going to collect coats, hats, & gloves for the “New Clothing Outreach Ministry”. They are in need of coats for men, women and children. Donated items may be new or gently used, must be CLEAN, with working zippers, and no missing buttons. This is an opportunity to share coats you can no longer wear or use, and help those who need to be warm and dry this fall and winter. Casual style is preferred. Contributions can be dropped in the box in the Narthex starting Sunday, September 22 until Sunday October 20.
VOLUNTEER NEEDED: If you feel the calling to serve our church and are looking for the right space, look no further. Our growing second service is in need of a teacher ONCE A MONTH for our 1st-4th grade classroom. Please reach out to Carrie Caldani at 267-909-0134, email@example.com, or just leave a note in my mailbox if you are interested.
TREASURER’S REPORT – JULY 2019
· Income year-to-date for July was $96,247 over budget.
· Expenses year-to-date for July were $11,512 under budget.
· Pledges year-to-date were $38,633 or 12.3% ahead.
Year-to-date for our budgeted fund balances was a deficit of $50,883,
the actual balance is now a surplus of $56,882.