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ADDISVILLE REFORMED CHURCH

ANNOUNCEMENTS

WELCOME HOME!

Join us as we celebrate the joy of being together as a family in Christ. We are returning to two services: 9 & 10:30 am with Sunday school classes for all ages. Enjoy light refreshments between services.  Welcome home to in-person worship!

WORSHIP INFORMATION ~ October 17, 2021

Series: More from the Mount

Scripture: Matthew 7:1-5

Message: The Speck or the Log

9:00 AM ~ Featuring Hymns and Adult Choir

*10:30 AM ~ Praise and Worship by the Standing Stones

*(Note time change)

 Livestreaming will continue at our 10:30 Service. Watch on Facebook Live, YouTube or listen to the audio version on our website www.addisville.org.

LET US KNOW THAT YOU ARE HERE!! Please fill out the Friendship Books located in the pews or scan the QR code posted on  the back of the pews to GET CONNECTED to Addisville.

THE FLOWERS ON SUNDAY MORNING are presented by John and Ann Harris in celebration of their 66th wedding anniversary.

OUR ADDISVILLE COUNTRY STORE BAZAAR IS A GO!!  This year marks the 76th Anniversary of the Country Store Bazaar.  Needless to say, things will be different this year.  There will not be a Bake Table or a Children's Shop.  The Treasure Chest will be outside under a tent.  Lunch will be takeout only.  Dinner will also be takeout only.  One thing that won't change is the Bazaar gives us an opportunity to come together as a Church family, get better acquainted, and enjoy a time of fun and fellowship.  We do need your help. Sign up online to help with different items prior to the Bazaar or to help with parking or the Soup Tureen!
https://www.addisville.org/connect/bazaar2021.cfm Questions contact Donna Stewart donna@thestewarspage.net

WE ARE HAVING THE COUNTRY STORE BAZAAR SO BRING IN YOUR ITEMS FOR THE TREASURE CHEST NOW!!  You may drop off your donations in Fellowship Hall by the curtain.  Please DO NOT drop off items during Nursery School hours (Tues., Wed., & Thurs., 9:00 A.M. -12:00 P.M.)  Thank You!!

CAN YOU HELP?!!   His Harvest Haus has been an integral part of the Country Store Bazaar for many years.  Marci Banks has served as chairperson since 2008.  She is looking for someone to help at the table this year and ultimately take over as chairman.  If you would be interested in helping or want more information as to what is involved, call the Church Office at 215-357-4277.

UPDATED COVID RESPONSE: At this time, due to the resurgence of COVID, we encourage you to wear a mask if needed, and stay home if you are sick and at risk to yourself or others.

NEW MEMBERS CLASS: We will be holding a new members class to be held over two consecutive Sundays: November 7 & 14 beginning at noon-2 pm. Lunch will be provided along with childcare (please let us know in advance). If you would rather meet on Zoom or have questions regarding the class, please let Pastor Doug know: pastor.doug@addisville.org. Thank you.

CHILDREN AND YOUTH SUNDAY SCHOOL: Classes have started back up at 9AM and 10:30AM. We would love to have you join us. Bring your friends! Bring your family! We would love to have our children return to Sunday school.   Our students and parents have the love of God in their hearts and lives, so let's learn more about this love so that it continues to grow and sustain us. 

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP:  The Grief Support Group will meet on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 6:30 P.M. in the Lounge. The group will meet every other Wednesday for a total of twelve sessions. GriefShare is a bi-weekly seminar and support group that provides a safe, Christian environment designed to help you rebuild your life after losing a loved one. If you know of anyone who may be interested, please invite them to attend. If you have any questions, please call the church office on 215-357-4277.

ADDISVILLE MEN’S MINISTRIES:  Band of Brothers Weekly Wednesday at 7:30 AM.                                                                                                                                            Men2Men Weekly Sunday evenings at 6:00 PM.

Our Band of Brothers and Men2Men are both studying The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren. What is your purpose? Why did God place you in the time and place that you are? This series may help you discover the answers to those questions. We welcome new members to both groups. We meet in the Lounge.  Contact Pastor Doug.

COAT, HAT & GLOVE DRIVE:  Again this year we are going to collect coats, hats, & gloves for the “New Clothing Outreach Ministry”.  They are in need of coats for men, women and children.  Donated items may be new or gently used, must be CLEAN, with working zippers, and no missing buttons.  This is an opportunity to share coats you can no longer wear or use, and help those who need to be warm and dry this fall and winter. Casual style is preferred.  Contributions can be dropped in the box in the Narthex until Sunday, November 14.           

COLLEGE STUDENT ADDRESS LIST: Christian Education is in the process of updating our college student address list for the 2021/2022 school year. We plan to send care packages to the college students of our Addisville family twice this year to let them know that they are still a valued part of our Addisville family.   Please take a minute to fill out the information and help us connect with our Church's college students!  https://www.addisville.org/connect/collegecareminstry.cfm

PRAYING FOR THE CHILDREN OF ADDISVILLE: It is always important to pray for our children, but with everything going on in the world today, it feels even more important.  We are also looking for church members who are willing to commit to praying for 10-15 children from September through August. The list of children will be provided by Christian Education, and first names only will be sent to participants.  To Participate: Send an e-mail to addisvillechildren.prayer@gmail.com confirming your commitment to pray for Addisville children.  (You do not have to have a child to commit to praying). Participants will receive an e-mail with a list of children along with a Bible verse or mini-devotion on children. 

PARENTS/GRANDPARENTS/CARING ADULT: If at any time you have a specific prayer request for a child, please email addisvillechildren.prayer@gmail.com.  We will share the request with those committed to praying for our children. 

Psalm 127:3 Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.

THANK YOU: to my Addisville Church Family for your recent kindness towards me---- Pastor Doug and Pastor Ryan & “twins” for visits, baked goodies, cards, e-mails, texts and more during and after my recent hospitalization. The best medicine was attending the Picnic and just sitting, watching and taking it all in!  I’m handling my new lifestyle (lo-salt diet, cutting back on activities and the wearing of the ever-so-stylish Life Vest which will keep me alive if needed!) with great attention and fervor!  I’ve seen it asked before, but I’ll ask it for me:  What do folks do without a Church Family? Love, Thanks and God Bless You All…..Eileen “Z”.

CONFIRMATION CLASS FOR 2021-2022:  Confirmation for students in 8th grade through high school begins October 24. Our first meeting will be an introduction meeting with students and parents immediately following the 10:30 am worship service. If you have any questions or would like to sign up, please contact pastor.ryan@addisville.org.  We can't wait to see what awesome things God has for us as we grow to love and know Him even more!

STATS FROM THE PANTRY: During the month of September, the Jesus Focus Food Pantry was able to serve 513 households, which included 697 children, 897 adults and 328 seniors.  

Please continue to drop off your non-perishable food donations in the shopping carts located in the cloister when you attend Sunday service.    If you would like to donate, but are unable to do so in person, you can donate by way of the Amazon Baby Registry created for the pantry. There you can order the needed items and they will be sent directly to Grace and Fred Salinger. The link is https://tinyurl.com/u22fzpzy. You can also ship from other places of your choice, (Walmart, Target, etc) to the Salingers and they will take them to the Pantry. If you need further information, please call the church office on 215-357-4277.

Thank you to everyone in our church family for your faithful support and generosity! The Mission Committee

SAVE THE DATE!!!  7TH ANNUAL TRUNK OR TREAT:  Join us on Saturday, October 30th for the Seventh Annual Addisville Trunk or Treat.  For those unfamiliar with Trunk or Treat events, people park their cars in the perimeter of a parking lot, trunks facing inward.  Everyone opens their trunks to reveal Halloween-themed decorations, and CANDY.  Children can walk from trunk to trunk to look at the decorations and receive candy and treats.  Everyone is welcome to set up a trunk and hand out candy, even if you don’t have trick or treaters.  And all kids are welcome to trunk or treat, even if you don’t set up a trunk.  Trunk or Treat gives all of the members of Addisville a chance to see the young disciples of Addisville (and their friends) dressed up for Halloween.  The parking lot will open for trunk set up beginning at 4:30 PM.  The “Trunk-or-treating” will begin around 5:00 PM.  Donations of non-perishables will be collected for the Jesus Focus Food Pantry at Bethanna.  Feel free to contact Jon Pavlovcak with questions or to express interest in helping jpavlovcak@hotmail.com.                                                                  REGISTER HERE https://www.addisville.org/connect/trunkortreat.cfm OR Send an email to christianeducation.arc@gmail.com  to reserve your trunk spot and/or let us know if you will be joining trick-or-treat!

High School Guys Discipleship: Calling all High School and College Age Guys!  I want to invite you to gather with other young men in our church for a group we call “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen”. We meet twice a month on Tuesdays at 3:30 pm for Bible Study, food, fun, and encouragement! We will kick off with a series called "Reckless Love" and meet some sold-out followers of Christ going on extreme adventures to grow closer to Christ. Our dates for this fall are 10/19, 10/26, 11/9, 11/16, 12/7, 12/14. Contact Pastor Ryan at pastor.ryan@addisville.org for more info or to sign up!

STEWARDSHIP 2021

Please join us for our 2021 Stewardship program:

Building Altars to God – An Altar(ed) State of Mind:

October 31 – Putting a Lid on Materialism

November 7 – The Idol of So-Called Success

November 14 (Consecration Sunday) – Selfie or Selfish

In the coming week you will receive a letter from the Stewardship Committee and a Personal Financial Commitment form in the mail.  Please prayerfully consider how much of your gifts, time and talent will you give back to Jesus this year.

Sunday Morning Small Groups

9AM and 10:30AM in the Lounge

                                                                                             You’re Invited!                                                                                                          Through October 24:

At 9:00AM:  Race and the Gospel – Issues of racial divide are everywhere in our news these days.  What exactly do they mean? How are Christians to respond? As those who follow Jesus, we have the unique opportunity to enter into—rather than shy away from—conversations about race and reconciliation in light of the hope of the gospel.

At 10:30AM: Better Decisions, Fewer Regrets – How often do we hear on the back side of a bad decision, “I should’ve asked more questions”?  In the end, we are where we are because of the decisions we’ve made. Our futures will be determined by the decisions we’ve made. Your decisions ultimately determine the story of your life. If you want to write a story worth telling, find out the questions to ask to make better decisions.

For more information, contact Bob Proske bobproske@gmail.com.

COMMUNITY MEAL October 17, 2021: The free community meal is every 3rd Sunday of the month in Fellowship Hall.  The meals are available without registration or requirements to anyone who shows up. Come join us for a tasty meal and good conversation.  Takeout meals are also available for shut-ins or those who are unable to attend.

If anyone would like to help out, you could invite someone to bring to our meal, donate meal ingredients, volunteer to serve during the meal, send a check payable to Addisville Church (memo: community meal) or simply tell others about our meal.       Any questions email jillosterhout@yahoo.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.