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"And Jesus said unto them ... , "If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible to you."

--Romans 1:17


Church bulletin announcements for the week of 11/22/15

Thanksgiving Dinner and Concert
Our Thanksgiving Dinner is TODAY, November 22 at 5:00 p.m.  There are several things that we need.  A.) Four (4) turkeys (at least 15 pounds) cooked, carved, with gravy and three (3) hams ready to serve.  B.) Sunday Bible Study classes to bring side dishes and desserts (please sign up on the sheets available in Sunday Bible Study folders).  The Social Team will provide mashed potatoes and dressing.  C.) Cleanup crew.  If you are not involved in a Sunday Bible Study class, there will be a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board at the entrance to the Education Building. This year our concert will consist of an old fashioned "hymn sing" calling for your favorite hymns.  Come join us for delicious food, great fellowship and a time of giving thanks to our awesome God.  See you there.

Deacons Christmas Baskets
The deacons are collecting food for Christmas baskets.  The baskets will consist of meats, potatoes, stuffing, and all the trimmings.  A church brochure, gospel tract, and Bible will also be included.  There is a lot of need in Havre de Grace and your contributions will help many families experience the love of Christ.  Food donations can be left on the table in the Fellowship Hall.  Cash donations for the purchase of food can be made through the church by designating "Christmas baskets" on your envelope.  Volunteers to aid in packing and delivering the baskets on Saturday, December 19 at 9:00 a.m. will be appreciated.

Read Through The Bible
Calendars for 2016 are available at the entrances to the sanctuary.  Pick yours up today.

Annual Havre de Grace Community Thanksgiving Dinner
The Community Projects of Havre de Grace, Inc. will sponsor a Thanksgiving Dinner on Thanksgiving Day, November 26 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  The meal will be served at the Havre de Grace Community Center at 100 Lagaret Lane.  Please note that this is a new location for the dinner.  The meal will include turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn, green beans, cranberry sauce, dessert and beverages.  The dinner is free to all.  Also, we will deliver meals to those who are not able to attend.  To attend the dinner or request a meal to be delivered to your home, contact Don Osman at 410-939-5412 or 443-243-7493 beginning October 26 through November 25.  Anyone who would like to make a donation to the dinner, volunteer to work at the dinner or deliver meals should contact Don Osman to sign up for specific duties or report to the Havre de Grace Community Center at 100 Lagaret Lane the day of the dinner.

Thanksgiving Eve Service
The Susquehanna Ministerium is sponsoring a joint Thanksgiving Service on Wednesday, November 25 at 7:00 p.m.  The service will be held at St. James A.M.E. Church, located at 617 Green Street in Havre de Grace.  Let us give thanks together.

Ministry Opportunity
Answered Prayers and the Rugged Cross Motorcycle Club will be collecting socks and underwear (men's size large, extra large and 2X) to distribute to patients at Perry Point VA hospital for Christmas.  Cash donations are welcome as well.  For more information please call Jerry Wiggins (443-307-1827) or Rick Haynes (443-752-2450).  These items will be given out on Sunday, December 13.  There will also be Christmas caroling.

"Star Kids"
Raymond Von Wahlde is seeking sponsors to purchase Christmas gifts for "Star Kids," children in the Somerset Manor development who participate in the Extreme Family Outreach program our church helps sponsor.  For this year's Christmas party there are 31 kids in need of gifts.  Sponsors will receive a child's name, age and gender on a Star Kids tag, purchase a gift for about $20.00, wrap it and return the gift back to our church by Sunday, November 29. Please see Raymond for a star.  You may email him at rvonwahlde@gmail.com or call 443-655-1564.

The Outer Limits Youth Ministry would like to announce that youth will be available to help perform basic lawn maintenance and household chores for church members.  Any donations received will be used by the youth doing the work to defray the cost of attending events/retreats.  Contact Chip (410-937-0659) or Danielle (443-356-3438) to arrange for a member of the youth to come and serve.

Youth Christmas Show
The youth will be presenting their annual Christmas show Sunday, December 13 at 6:00 p.m.  After the show there will be a time of fellowship in the fellowship hall.  We will be collecting a love offering during the show with the funds to be directed towards the 2016 Youth Mission Trip to Pittsburgh.  Please join us in celebrating the birth of our Savior.

Women's Breakfast
Women of all ages are invited to breakfast and a time of fellowship on Saturday, December 5 at 9:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  Please bring a light dish to share if possible. You may continue to bring supplies for our service project: flannel material, towels (may be used if not discolored/bleached), scissors, sharpie black markers. Please contact Carol Allen or Blanca Ratzlaff with any questions you might have.

Flower and Decorating Team
The Flower and Decorating Team will meet on Saturday, December 5 at 10:00 a.m.  All members should plan to attend.

Deacons Meeting
The deacons will meet on Tuesday, December 1 at 7:00 p.m.  All active deacons should plan to attend.

Men's Breakfast
Men of all ages are invited to breakfast and a devotional study on Saturday, December 12 at 8:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  For details or to sign up to help please call Don Ratzlaff (410-939-4929).

Church Office
The Office Manager's hours of operation are Tuesday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Should you require assistance at any other time you may leave a message on the office answering machine, send an e-mail (kvonwahlde@yahoo.com) or leave a note in the office mail box.  Your need will be addressed as soon as possible.  Thank you for your consideration.

Business Meeting Reports
All reports (Ministry Team Reports) and agenda items (ministry proposals, calendaring events) for the December business meeting must be in the church office by Tuesday, December 1.



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