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. This Sunday is Communion Sunday for virtual worship, you are encouraged to use your own grape juice and bread (or Matzo) so you may participate in our Celebration of Communion.
WORSHIP: July 5, 2020 ~10:00 AM
SCRIPTURE: Psalm 33
MESSAGE: “Psalms for all Seasons – Psalm 33”
SUMMER WORSHIP ON THE LAWN: Join us on August 16 & 30 for worship on the Lawn in front of Addisville Reformed Church at 10 AM. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy worship outdoors! (Weather permitting-otherwise in sanctuary)
THE FLOWERS THIS MORNING are presented by George and Lynne Ferral in loving memory of George's mother, Theresa.
PULPIT FLOWERS: There are many openings for pulpit flowers in the months of July, August, and September. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
PART-TIME AV COORDINATOR: Addisville Reformed Church is seeking to hire a part-time Audio Visual Coordinator. This individual will provide leadership in facilitating the audio and video equipment, the volunteers who operate the equipment, and the live-streaming of our worship services each Sunday. We are seeking someone who loves Christ and has a deep passion to use their gifts and abilities in technology to further the message of Christ we are called to share as His church! For more information, further job requirements or other information please contact Pastor Ryan at email@example.com.
JESUS FOCUS FOOD PANTRY: Thank you to each and every one for your faithful donations to the food pantry during these very trying times. Through your generosity, during the month of April we donated 1,460 pounds, May 1,809 pounds and June 1,253 pounds. In the month of May the pantry served 870 households, which included 1,268 children, 1,334 adults and 381 seniors. This is the largest number of households they have ever served! As you can see, the need is great, food prices are rising, and many people have no jobs. The pantry is especially in need of peanut butter, jelly, canned fruit and vegetables. However, any donation of non-perishable food items is greatly appreciated. If you have donations for the food pantry, Addisville will have a shopping cart outside the doors leading to Fellowship Hall. The carts will be available Tuesday through Thursday from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Once again, thank you for faithful and generous support. You are such a blessing. Please keep up the good work. The Mission Committee
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Or this is the link https://tinyurl.com/u22fzpz
FOOD SHOPPING MINISTRY: During this COVID-19 health concern, Addisville has set up a ministry team to food shop for our elderly or members who have existing health concerns. If you are in need of assistance or would like to volunteer to be a member of the shopping ministry team please contact Barb Gonze or the church office at 215-357-4277.
Communion, also known as the Lord’s Supper or Eucharist, is Christ’s Gift to the church. On the night in which he was betrayed, Jesus took bread, gave thanks, broke it, and shared it with his disciples. “This is my body that is for you,” he said. “Do this in remembrance of me.” He also took a cup of wine and said, this is the new covenant in my blood. Do this as often as you drink it in remembrance of me.”
When we celebrate the Lord’s Supper we receive the gifts of bread and cup: we give thanks to God; we break the bread and pour the wine; sharing this awesome gift of God in Christ with one another. In sharing these gifts together, we are joined to Christ and through Christ to each other. We remember at this table all God has done for us. The past event of our Lord’s death, resurrection, and ascension comes into the present so that its power once again touches us, changes us, and heals us. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, Christ is present with us at the table and so we give joyful thanks for what God has done, what He is doing in us and in the world, and what we look forward to when His kingdom comes on earth as it is in heaven.
If you love Christ and are in fellowship with a Christian church, we encourage you to take part in communion. Children who have received special instruction are also encouraged to partake.
If you are here this morning and are not sure of your faith and relationship to Christ and this gift, we encourage you to spend this time in prayer and reflection. Below is an incredible prayer of faith and surrender to the Lord that we invite you to make your own.
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.
IN PERSON SUNDAY WORSHIP AND KEEPING YOU SAFE!
As we take the first step towards reopening our church building below is important information regarding our return to in person worship at Addisville Reformed Church on Sunday, June 21 at 10 AM.
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. These doors will be kept open and then closed but not locked once service has started. All other doors will be locked. You will notice that the floor of the Cloister will have lines to encourage social distancing. Congregants will exit (In the Sanctuary via the double doors near the piano) through the double doors leading outside located in Fellowship Hall or the side doors located near the storage room between the Sanctuary and Fellowship Hall that leads outside to the side parking area. Doors will be clearly marked as either an entrance or an exit.
Ushers/Greeters: You will be greeted warmly by our ushers and greeters while practicing social distancing. They will seat you in the designated areas. The pastors will give instructions regarding exiting at the conclusion of the service.
No bulletins: Everything will be projected or is online.
The Return Team: This team will have set up the sanctuary. Our Sanctuary will be set up for approximately 1/3 capacity. You will notice an “X” marks where people may sit on the pew. Alternating pews will be 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 will be set up in Fellowship Hall.
Offering Plates: We will not be passing the 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.
Disinfectant: Once we return to two services pews will be cleaned with disinfectant wipes in between services.