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WORSHIP AT ADDISVILLE:  Holy Week Services Online!

We will be sharing special music and uplifting messages on Psalm Sunday and Easter Sunday! Don’t forget to watch our Maundy Thursday Service at 7:30 PM online. For this service you are encouraged to use your own grape juice and bread (or Matzo) so you may participate in our Celebration of Communion. If you are unable to purchase grape juice please use the closest to it!  Please let everyone know about these services! Watch on Facebook Live, YouTube or listen to the audio version on our web site www.addisville.org.

PALM SUNDAY APRIL 5, 2020

TODAY'S SCRIPTURE: Matthew 21:1-11

MESSAGE: “Jesus-Ponies, Palms, Praises... ”

ADDISVILLE CHRUCH OFFICE:  The office will be closed until further notice. If you need assistance, please call 215-357-4277 and follow the message prompts.

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.

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.

ZOOM VIDEO CHAT: We are doing Zoom Video Chat for Sunday School Classes and H20.

 Directions: Go to Zoom.US click on “Join a meeting”

· Grades 5-8 Sunday at 11:00 AM  Meeting ID 302-701-116 Meeting Password 088509

· High School Saturday evening 7:00 PM Meeting ID 892-704-274 Meeting Password 66316

· H2O Sunday evening 7:00 PM Meeting ID 792-960-930 Meeting Password 817168

Please check our website www.addisville.org for additional Christian Education classes and meetings on Zoom.

MISSION TRIP:  At this point, we are still planning on going to Lumberton, NC this summer.

· You can still join us from July 5-11. I just need to know if you can go!

· Then I will need the registration fee, Addisville Liability/Photo Release/Behavior Contract Form  and TEAMeffort Permission Slip and Liability Form, AT SOME POINT, NO RUSH!

Found here: https://www.addisville.org/connect/2020missiontripforms.cfm I need to let TEAMeffort know our final number by APRIL 30.

FAITH SHARING: Do you want to learn how to share your faith better?  Do you want opportunities to practice?  Contact Matt Bair @ Bair.matthew@gmail.com.  

SEASONED CITIZENS GETAWAY at sandy cove will be rescheduled.

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. 

HEALTH NOTES: In an effort to be safe and wise as we gather together, please take note of sharing words of greeting rather than handshakes.  We believe with all our heart that God has not given us a spirit of fear, yet we do desire to be healthy and wise alongside of each other.  Pastor Greg Laurie shares the three "P's" of wisdom in this time...Be practical, prayerful, and proclaiming! 

 1 - Be practical about hygiene and safety 

 2 - Be prayerful for God's protection 

 3 - Be proclaiming the Gospel

JESUS FOCUS FOOD PANTRY-A heartfelt thank you to everyone for your continued support of the food pantry during these difficult times. Because of the amazon/grocery store items that were delivered to our home combined with donations in the shopping carts outside of fellowship hall, we were able to deliver 231 pounds of food to the pantry on Monday.   Please continue to donate if you are able.  The food pantry is desperately low on food. They are always in need of peanut butter, jelly, and pasta sauce, however any donation of nonperishable food items is always needed and appreciated.

Shopping carts for your donations will be outside of fellowship hall Tuesday thru Thursday, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

Thank you, 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 jillosterhout@yahoo.com. Or this is the link https://tinyurl.com/u22fzpz 

VOLUNTEER CLEARANCES.  Updated Clearances are needed for majority of our Christian Education/Nursery/VBS Volunteers. Clearances are valid for 5 years. Please check with Natalie Kelly for instructions on how to do this.  All volunteers age 18 and older must (in accordance with Pennsylvania State Law) submit to a security screening including a Pennsylvania State Police background check and a Pennsylvania Child Abuse Clearance. 

HANNAH OVERHOLT/JOE BENNER SCHOLARSHIP. 

The Hannah Overholt/Joe Benner Scholarship Fund is administered by, and at the discretion of, the Christian Education Committee of the Addisville Reformed Church.  Scholarship money will be awarded in an amount to be determined each year by the Christian Education Committee. 

Please read the application requirements carefully.  Applicant must be a High School Senior who has been accepted at an institution of higher learning as a full-time student or a student who currently maintains full-time status at such an institution who has not previously received this scholarship.

Scholarship money awarded is based on active (current) participation in Addisville Reformed Church life including, Worship Services, Sunday School, Bible Study, Youth Group and/or Volunteer Service to the church.  Applications are available in the Church Office. 

Applicant must attach a brief essay entitled How Christ Has Changed My Life to this form as part of the application process and may be asked to read this essay to the congregation on Sunday, June 14, 2020 (at either service) if awarded the scholarship.  Reading your essay is not a requirement, but we would be honored to have you do so.

Said applicant must also meet one of the following requirements to be considered for the Hannah Overholt/Joe Benner Scholarship:

•           being confirmed in the church upon completion of Confirmation  Classes

•           becoming a member of the church upon completion of New Member Classes

•           becoming a member of the church through a letter of transfer from  original church of membership

•           making a public affirmation of faith with the congregation of

            Addisville Reformed Church bearing witness

Contact the church office to have an application sent to you.  Completed applications and essays should be returned to the Church Office in an envelope marked Natalie Kelly no later than Sunday,

May 3, 2020.

 

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