CALLING ALL VETERANS, FRIENDS AND FAMILY! TODAY our Community Meal at 12:00 pm will be to honor all veterans who served us. All are welcome to join in to celebrate our heroes. We will be enjoying a catered meal from Roman Delight. Do you know a veteran to invite? Grab a flyer from the cloister. Please RSVP if you are attending so I can give a number to the caterer at firstname.lastname@example.org
MISSIONS SUNDAY: Today is Missions 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.
H2O: In place of Youth Group tonight we are watching the Mission Trip Footage from this summers’ trip! Come watch with us and take your copy home!
THANKSGIVING EVE SERVICE: November 27, 7:30 PM at Newtown Reformed Church (On the by-pass). A beautiful service of music, praise and thanksgiving with our friends at Newtown. Pastor Doug will be sharing the message
OCTOBER DEACON'S FUND: Bahamas hurricane relief $1,530 was raised towards the ongoing Hurricane Relief effort undertaken by Samaritans Purse. Thank you!
PRAYING IN COLOR: This small group is starting up again. Join us in a quiet space for an hour of reflective reading and prayer following methods outlined in Praying in Color by Sybil Macbeth. We'll meet Sunday, November 24, and weekly for Advent starting 12/1 at 5:00-6:00 PM in the Lounge. No artistic experience needed to enjoy or benefit from this colorful prayer practice! All newcomers welcome. Interested? Check out https://prayingincolor.com/ or email Jaclyn Sweet, email@example.com with questions.
FAITH SHARING: Do you want to learn how to share your faith better? Do you want opportunities to practice? Contact Matt Bair @ Bair.firstname.lastname@example.org.
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL IN THE LOUNGE:
Gospel of Mark: This week, the study will conclude by looking at Mark 15:4-16:8 and consider our own obstacles to becoming a fully devoted follower of Jesus Christ. Come and explore these topics with Francis Chan and Bob Proske at 9:00AM.
Anxious for Nothing: This week’s final lesson will help us to understand that despite the Satan’s attempts to fill our minds with accusing comparisons, many of which we have no control over, we still get to choose what we think about. The framework of our thoughts influences the anxiety we create. Join Max Lucado and facilitator Bob Volkhardt at 10:45AM.
Starts November 24:
Introducing Faith Under Fire:
Lee Strobel hosts spirited discussions as leading Christian and non-Christian voices engage in a forceful but fair debate on controversial issues like
- Is the Supernatural Real?
- Do All Roads Lead to God?
- Is the Bible Bogus?
- Why Does God Allow Pain and Suffering?
- The Mystery of the Trinity.
- Do Christians and Muslims worship the same God?
Join facilitator Bob Proske at 9:00AM.
Gospel of Mark moves to 10:45AM
This extended study walks through both the text of Mark’s gospel and the actual locations where Jesus journeyed. Francis Chan will guide you following Jesus as he leads his twelve stumbling companions along the path of discipleship. Join facilitator Gary Edwards at 10:45AM.
Note: each class will be offered in the opposite time slot later in the year.
Questions? Bob Proske at email@example.com.
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.
CHRISTMAS PAGEANT: As a reminder, here is this weeks’ schedule:
Sunday, November 17th (Singing Only) from 12:15-1:15 PM, followed by Pizza in the Lounge
Tuesday, November 19th (Full Cast) from 4:30-5:45 PM, followed by Spaghetti in Fellowship Hall
Thursday, November 21st (Speaking Only) from 4:30-5:45 PM.
HELP!! With Thanksgiving rapidly approaching, the cupboards at the food pantry are becoming empty, They are in need of canned vegetables, stuffing mix, cranberry sauce, etc. and any other "Thanksgiving staples" for a holiday meal. Remember, your donations will not only bless the receiver, but the giver as well! Thank you for your caring and generosity as we reach out to help those who are in need in our community. The Mission Committee
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD UPDATE: It is crunch time now. If you have boxes that your family filled to turn in still, you can turn them in today or drop them off at church through this upcoming week. Otherwise, you can bring them to the packing party on the 23rd or do a search on samaritanspurse.org for the nearest drop-off location to you.
PLEASE come to the packing party this coming Saturday night at 6:30 PM in Fellowship Hall. We have MANY boxes to pack due to all your generous donations this year. Lots of needy children will be blessed this year through your gifts. We are going to need a lot of helpers to get all the wonderful things you have donated into just the right box that God is intending for just the right child! If you have never come before, it goes pretty quickly as everything is set up assembly line style. All you have to do is walk down the line and pick up one of each thing to place in the box you are packing. We will have goodies and Christmas carols playing; it’s a great way to kick off the Christmas season.
Any questions, please contact me (Barb Gonze). My email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you very much from the Mission Committee!
75TH ADDISVILLE COUNTRY STORE BAZAAR: On Saturday, November 9 we celebrated our 75th Addisville Country Store Bazaar. What a milestone! The Lord provided us with a beautiful fall day. The Lord has also blessed Addisville with people who give so willingly of their time and talents. When a job needed to be done all I had to do was ask, and someone volunteered. I would especially like to thank all the chairpersons, the men that pitched in and helped, Al Sigafoos for organizing first aide coverage, as well as my family. You certainly made my job easier. I would also like to thank the members of the congregation for their continued support of the Bazaar. The profit from the Bazaar will be used to meet the Addisville Church Women’s budget as well as to make donations to our Church and to various charitable organizations. Donna Stewart
ANGEL TREE: Angels are available TODAY in Fellowship Hall. Every child has a story. For 2.7 million children in the U.S., that story may be filled with the abandonment, loneliness, and shame that comes from having a Mom or Dad in prison. For many, it may also include following their parents down the same destructive road to incarceration. Angel Tree, a program of Prison Fellowship, reaches out to the children of prisoners and their families with the love of Christ. We can help put smiles on their faces, gifts in their hands, and the unfailing hope of Christ in their hearts at a time when they have little to celebrate. With Angel Tree we can show these families in Bucks County the true meaning of Christmas. Children with a parent in prison grow up wondering if their Mom or Dad still loves them. Through Angel Tree, you can be the one to show them they do! Please prayerfully consider purchasing a gift for the child of an incarcerated parent. It is recommended that the gifts cost no more than $25.00. The wrapped gifts need to be returned to church by Sunday, Dec. 8th.
CHRISTMAS POINSETTIAS will be on sale between services on Sunday, November 24th, December 1st and 8th. Each poinsettia will be $10.00 and available for pick up following the last service on Christmas Eve. Phone orders can be taken up to December 9th when the order will be placed. Any questions, contact Lynne Ferral at email@example.com
WE ARE LOOKING FOR PEOPLE TO ASSIST WITH OUR SAFETY AND SECURITY PROGRAM:
We are looking for volunteers who are willing to assist us with security during 2nd service. The schedule is on a rotating basis or availability of your schedule. No experience is required. Training will be provided.
We are seeking volunteers to be part of the medical response team.
Requirements: At least basic CPR and or First Aid certification.
If you are not certified, but you are still interested, Training will be provided.
We are seeking volunteers who have an interest in being a member of the Safety and Security committee. Most meeting are held between services and they are short.
If anyone is interested you may contact me in person, call 267-994-4522 or email Sig5214@comcast.net. You may also contact the church office to sign firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-357-4277
Al W. Sigafoos