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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Free Community Meal Today at noon:  We will be serving Beef Stew in Fellowship Hall.  This meal will build community within our church and serve as an opportunity to share a meal with guests.  We encourage you to invite those you feel need a warm meal and/or companionship.  For more information please contact Meal Coordinator, Jill Osterhout via email addisvillemeals@yahoo.com or by cell         215-932-2151.

ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING January 27 at Noon. We will enjoy a delicious ham dinner provided by our Fellowship Committee followed by the presentation of the 2019 Budget and reports from our leadership. Members are expected to attend.

BLANKET SERVICE PROJECT:  Tonight at 6 PM in Fellowship Hall, we’re making “no sew” fleece blankets for Safe Harbor, an organization that provides counseling for children who have had a death in their immediate families. Each student should pick out and bring “no-pill” fleece, 1&1/2 yards of a print AND 1&1/2 yards of a contrasting solid to match the print. We will work together on cutting and tying the blankets to send to Safe Harbor. Contact Natalie Kelly with any questions. 

JESUS FOCUS FOOD PANTRY AT BETHANNA:  Please continue to bring in your unexpired, unopened nonperishable food donations as we reach out to help those in our community who are less fortunate.  The food pantry is currently in need of canned fruit and bottled juice.  However, any donation of nonperishable food is always welcome.  Thank you for your continued support.  The Mission Committee

NURSERY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: We are looking to add more Nursery Volunteers to our rotation. Contact Carrie Caldani at carrie.caldani@addisville.org to be added to our 4 month rotation sign-ups. You can choose to help out with our little ones during first or second service!

AWESOME ADDISVILLE LAZER TAG EVENT February 10th at 6:00 PM.  We will meet at church at 5:15 PM.  The cost will be $13.00 if we have 10 people signed up and $15.00 if not. Payment must be in cash. 

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL

gods at War – 9:00 AM

This week: This 3rd week we come to the god of love. Sexual abuse is a reality that we are all uncomfortable encountering let alone tackling. What are the needs and how can we minister?

 Next week: This week we come to the god of money. How often do we determine our value by our valuables or our self-worth by our net worth? Money has the potential to become a powerful idol.

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

The Parables of Jesus

This week: The third session will examine the parable of the lost (prodigal) son to illuminate the character of God and the lostness of humanity. It is about a Father who is willing to go out to those who make even a step in the right direction in The God of the Kingdom.

Next week: The fourth session will use the parable of the hidden treasure and the pearl to clarify The Demand of the Kingdom. The fascination with finding buried treasure is universal but it requires action, risk, focus, and persistence, (characteristics of a disciple).

Join facilitator Gary Edwards at 10:45AM in the lounge.

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

CHRISTMAS CLEAN-UP: As you are cleaning up after the Christmas season, please remember the Children's Shoppe that takes place at the Bazaar. We are always in need of bows, bags, tissue paper, and wrapping paper. There is a donation box in the cloister. Thank you! Doris Brown    

ANNOUNCER EMAILS:  We are now able to email out the monthly Announcer.  If you would like to receive your Announcer by email, you may email the information to the church office at ourhope@addisville.org

DEAR FRIENDS OF ADDISVILLE, On behalf of my family, I want to convey my deepest gratitude and appreciation for the cards, words of encouragement, and donations to the Capital Improvement Fund in memory of Ken.  Your thoughtfulness and generosity have meant so much at this time. We have been so blessed to be part of this supportive church family.  Charlene Borah and family

2019 BIBLE CHALLENGE: This year we will be exploring all of the books of the New Testament by reading five days each week. Copies of the Bible Challenge may be found in the cloister.   May 2019 be a year filled with many moments of hearing God's still small voice speak into your heart and life!  Pastor Ryan

HELP WANTED:  Now is the time to select your date for signing up to host coffee or juice for 2019.  We need your help to continue this Fellowship Ministry.  Choice dates are still available!!!  Instructions for hosting Coffee and Juice are available on the respective signup boards.  Thanks to all who participated in this Fellowship Ministry during 2018.                   Fellowship Committee

K-LOVE CONCERT TICKETS: We have 17 tickets left at $30 each for the 2019 Hits Deep Tour on Friday March 29th, 7 PM at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia. K-Love is presenting this concert featuring Tobymac, Jeremy Camp, Jordan Feliz, Ryan Stevenson, We are Messengers, and Aaron Cole. Contact Natalie Kelly if you’re interested in tickets.

SWEETHEART SUPPER: Our Fellowship Hall will be transformed into   a Bistro for the Sweetheart Supper Fundraiser on February 16. Join us for a lovely evening with your sweetheart or your friends, no sweetheart required! Sign-ups will be in Fellowship Hall between services and only done in person please! All proceeds from donations for the Sweetheart Supper will be for the 2019 Mission Trip to South Carolina for Flood Disaster Relief.

We need your help! If anyone has a card table to lend for the Sweetheart Supper, please let Natalie know and drop it off at church any time before February 10, behind the curtain in Fellowship Hall.

2019 ENVELOPES: For those who have submitted a commitment form and have not picked up your envelopes for 2019, they are on a table in the cloister.  If you have not submitted a commitment form and wish to receive envelopes, please complete a commitment form which can be found in the cloister.  If you choose not to make a pledge at this time please fill in your name and address and write "envelopes only" on the form.  Completed forms can be placed in the offering plate or Michele's mailbox next to the main office.  Please see Michele Hinchliffe if you have any questions.  Thank you.

 HELP NEEDED: Marge Murphy needs someone to occasionally drive her and/or her brother Jerry, to appointments or errands.  Can pay $1.00 per mile. 215-355-4248

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.