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GOD’S BLESSINGS!  This morning at our 10:45 service Meghan and Joe Blackburn present their son, Joseph McIntyre Blackburn, Jr.  “Mac”, for baptism into the Church of Jesus Christ. Christian Sponsors are Courtney and Thomas Hahn and Samantha Blackburn. We welcome family and friends who are joining us this morning!

MEMBERSHIP/INQUIRER’S CLASS:  Interested in joining our church family and/or learning more about our church? We would like to invite you to join us in the Lounge today at Noon (following the second service) for an informative class! Lunch will be served and you will be on your way before 3 PM.

 EASTER LILIES will be on sale between services today, March 31st and April 7th. The order will be placed on April 8th. The price will be $9.00 and checks can be made payable to Addisville Reformed Church.  Any questions, contact Lynne Ferral at 215-364-3115 or lventrola@verizon.net

THE ADDISVILLE ENSEMBLE will meet between services today, 3/31,4/7 and 4/14.  All are welcome.  Come to the Choir Room for rehearsal and to get the music.  For more information call Jane Dwyer 215-357-4287.

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP:  The Grief Support Group will meet on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 6:30 pm in the Lounge. We will be discussing, Lessons of Grief – Part Two

Participants will discover: 

  1. Who they are now that their loved one is gone

  2. Why no one grieves perfectly

  3. What grief can teach us about relationships

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Susan Sigafoos at (215) 783-1253.

THe YOUTH CAR WASH!  Time for a car wash? March 30th between 11:00 AM—1:30 PM the youth will be having their annual car wash in the church parking lot. Donations accepted.  Proceeds go to both the end of year trip and the backpack/pizza party for the children of Christ’s Home.  Youth 4-12 grades are needed to help setup at 10:45 AM.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL

The Mysterious Prophecy of Isaiah 53 – 9:00 AM

This week: This final session begins by looking at arguments that have been raised to say that Jesus could not have fulfilled the predictions in Isaiah 53. When we realize what is at stake here, the payment for our sin and our eternity, we realize the risk of not getting this right is essential, not only to us, but to others who we are trying to encourage to trust Jesus as their personal Savior.

Join facilitator Bob Volkhardt in the lounge at 9:00 AM.

The Keys to a Blessed Life – 10:45 AM

This week: How do you react when handling opposition to your faith? Are you surprised, afraid, ashamed? How is it possible to receive a blessing when defending the faith? Come and join facilitator Walt Breuninger at 10:45 AM in the lounge.

Adult Sunday School Changes starting

 March 31:

TThe 9:00AM class will examine “The Keys to a Blessed Life” – What is the secret to accessing the abundant life God promises? In perhaps the greatest sermon of his ministry, Jesus gives us the keys to the Kingdom; a life of wholeness, happiness, and healing. The author of The Purpose Driven Life, Rick Warren, will examine the Beatitudes and explore practical steps to lead you to peace and fulfillment in your life, your work, and your relationships. Please join facilitators Bob Proske and Walt Breuninger to better understand the practical applications of the Beatitudes.

TThe 10:45AM class will investigate “The Mysterious Prophecy of Isaiah 53” – Exploring the ancient prophecy of Isaiah 53 is one of the most fascinating studies one can make.  Is it possible that this Old Testament prophet revealed the necessity of Jesus 700 years before he came?  Some say it reveals the story of the Bible in just a few verses.  At the heart of the mystery is identifying the one called “My Servant”. The mystery has been a source of discussion and debate among Jewish and Christian scholars. Please join facilitator Bob Volkhardt in the lounge to explore this fascinating topic.

Questions? Bob Proske at bobproske@gmail.com or 215-514-4282.

MISSION TRIP FORMS: Get your forms notarized at no cost to you! In Fellowship Hall between services today!

PRAYING IN COLOR:  Meets tonight from 6-7 PM in Fellowship Hall.  Throughout the season of Lent, we will be reflecting on the daily guide Pauses for Lent by Trevor Hudson. If you are interested to learn more about Praying in Color, now is a great time to join us for a new season! We will also be meeting weekly for the Lenten season; newcomers always welcome. Questions or to request a book, please email Jaclyn Sweet, webmaster@addisville.org.

"SEASONED CITIZEN" GETAWAY AT SANDY COVE! MAY 7-8 Join Pastor Doug and Jane for another Seasoned Citizen getaway at Sandy Cove. Sandy Cove is a beautiful retreat center located on the Chesapeake in Maryland. Three meals, a nicely furnished room and a program all for only $89. This year's program features Piercing Word from Lancaster. More information will be forthcoming. To secure your spot we request a deposit of $20. Contact Pastor Doug & Jane at pastor.doug@addisville.org or call 215-357-4287. 

K-LOVE CONCERT TICKETS: We have 4 tickets left for the 2019 K-Love Hits Deep Tour Concert on Friday March 29th, 7 PM at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia. Contact Natalie Kelly if you’re interested in tickets.

WIDOWS’ GROUP: A time to share. Please join me starting April 7th in the Lounge after second service for 4 consecutive weeks (excluding Easter Sunday). If you are presently widowed you might enjoy this new group.  We all have life experiences and wisdom to share with one another.  Please call Josephine D’Argenio at 215-953-8618 after 6pm. Registration is encouraged. 

TREASURER’S REPORT – FEBRUARY 2019

  • Income year-to-date for February was $11,997 over budget.
  • Expenses year-to-date for February were $10,656 under budget.
  • Pledges year-to-date were $5,726 or 6.48% behind.
  • Our year to date deficit for our budgeted fund balances was $24,907, the actual balance is a deficit of $2,254.                                     Michele Hinchliffe, Treasurer  3/11/2019

MARCH DEACONS’ FUND:  In 2014, my best friend, Sean, was diagnosed with Coats Eye Disease-a degenerative retinal disease that can cause blindness. Due to early detection and excellent medical care at Wilmer Eye Institute (Johns Hopkins), Sean's vision is almost normal. His parents have set up a charity to raise funds for research at Wilmer to find a cure in 2016. I joined the fundraising effort by starting "Shots for Coats." "Shots for Coats" is a fundraiser where I shoot baskets for 30 minutes and friends and family all across the country pledge. To date I have raised over $8,000 of which 100% is donated to The Wilmer and the ongoing research. Our March Deacon's Fund offering is being designated to finding a cure for Coats. Checks should be made out to Addisville Reformed Church. In September I will hit the courts again and you are, of course, welcome to support me then as well. Thank you! Jack Pavlovcak

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD:  This month, we will be  collecting stuffed animals and dolls. Just make sure it is the right size to fit in a shoe box and looks new, even if it isn’t.  If you have a collection of beanie babies lurking around the house, I will be happy to take them off your hands. Thank you very much from the Mission Committee!

VBS MEETING.  A brief lunch meeting will be held for all teachers and classroom assistants (and anyone else who would like to attend) on Sunday, April 14th at 12:00 PM in The Loft (Room 310).  We will review the program, distribute your classroom packs, choose class names and address any questions you may have. 

It is very important that you let me know whether or not you can attend   so that I can plan for lunch and supplies.  Please drop this paper in the basket outside the Christian Education Office. Natalie Kelly

 Name: ______________________________________________

 □      I will attend the VBS meeting on April 14th.

 □      I am unable to attend the VBS meeting on April 14th.

 

VBS REGISTRATION.  VBS Registration is electronic again this year!  Invitations are coming home with your children today with instructions on how to register them.  This information will also be available on the table outside of the Christian Education Office and on our website beginning April 1st.  If you have any questions, please contact me at natalie.kelly@addisville.org.

VBS PLANNINGPlanning for Vacation Bible School is well under way.  Christian Education is excited about sharing this adventure with the children of our church family and the children who live in our church neighborhood. This year’s program runs from Monday, June 24th through Friday, June 28th.

If you are available to help with VBS, please take a moment to check all areas of interest. I will catch up with you to see how we can work together for our children. Drop your completed form in the bin outside the Christian Education Office now through April.

□             One Age 3 Class Teacher

□             One 1st/2nd Grade Teacher

□             One 5th/6th Grade Teacher

□             Teacher’s Assistant 

□             Classroom Youth Helper

□             Sound Booth/Projection Assistant

□             Music Team

□             Skit Player                               

□             Crafts Helper    

□             Games Helper                                                               

Name:____________________________________­­____________

Phone Number:_________________________________________

Email Address:_________________________________________

Days Available (please circle):   M   T   W   Th   F

All volunteers age 18 and older (who have not already done so) will be asked to submit to a security screening including, but not limited to, a

Pennsylvania State Police background check and a Pennsylvania Child Abuse Clearance.  You will receive detailed information about these procedures when I receive your commitment to volunteer.  By law, I cannot allow anyone to volunteer who does not submit to this request.

Natalie Kelly

LOIS CIRLE:  Join us tomorrow night, Monday, March 25 at 7:30 P.M. in the Lounge as we continue our new Bible Study.  It is entitled: Wonder Struck by Margaret Feinberg and it was filmed in the Canadian Rockies.  Come join us as we learn to recognize the presence of God in the midst of our daily routine, unearth extraordinary moments on ordinary days, and develop a renewed passion for God.  Jane Dwyer will lead us in a discussion of Chapter .002.  Thora Williams and Janet Schuch will provide refreshments. Please bring with you a meaningful scripture that has helped you.  Hope to see you tomorrow night.  Questions please contact Donna Stewart at 215-355-3584.

THANK YOU to my Addisville Family for all of the cards, calls and kind words on the passing of my sister, Edna Fleer.  Your thoughtfulness has truly been a blessing to me and my family at this time.  Joan Luff

EVANGELISM TUTORING:  By Appointment:  Teaching people how    to share their faith and providing opportunities to practice through role playing.  Any questions?  Make an appointment.  Contact Matt Bair:  267-880-9334 or bair.matthew@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.