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CARING FOR OUR MEMBERS
We have two families in need of meals. Please click on the links below to sign-up to help.
- Meals for the Osuches: Connie Osuch, wife of Bud, has been placed on hospice care at home. Click on the link to sign-up to take them a meal: http://www.takethemameal.com/meals.php?t=WWAT2972
- Meals for the Herwigs: Linda Herwig, wife of Ron, is recovering at home from surgery for a broken ankle following a fall. Click on the link to sign-up to take them a meal: http://www.takethemameal.com/meals.php?t=NXXM5587
Contact Deb Jack (215-947-8028; firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
There will be a Congregational Meeting on Sunday, November 19th at 12:30 p.m., following the second service. All members are encouraged to attend.
DEACON'S ANNUAL PIE AUCTION IS NOW A SALE
The Deacons will hold their annual pie sale (no longer an auction) on Sunday, November 19th. Same great selection, same awesome bakers, but no more bidding. You see it, like it, pay for it, and take it home with you! Pies will be priced according to size, at either $10 or $15. The sale will run from the end of the first service until right before the congregational meeting at 12:30 p.m.. All proceeds from the pie auction will be donated to PA-LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program) that helps low-income families pay their utility bills. Donated pies should be brought to the Boyer between 9:00 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. on November 19th. Contact Deb Jack (215-947-8028; email@example.com) for more information and to contribute pies.
THANKSGIVING SERVICE & SIMPLE MEAL
Please join us Tuesday, November 21 at 6:00 p.m. for a meal and then at 7:00 p.m. for a casual service giving thanks to our great God!
We will be sharing a simple soup, salad, and bread dinner at 6:00 p.m. in the Boyer Fellowship Hall. This is free and open to all.
Following the meal, from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., we will sing, worship, read scripture, and share stories of how God has been working in, through, and around us.
Childcare is provided for ages newborns to 3-years-old. Contact the office (215-947-5500; office@HVPC.org) if you have any questions.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
Operation Christmas Child (SamaritansPurse.org/occ) is a ministry of Samaritan's Purse. Operation Christmas Child collects shoe boxes filled with gifts and delivers them to children in need around the world. Each shoe box is an opportunity for sharing the Gospel through meeting needs.
Empty shoe boxes are available in the lobby on the table next to the coffee. Packing information, labels, and a donation envelope (to defray mailing costs) are also available. Filled boxes must be returned by Sunday, November 19th. For more information contact Deb Jack (215-947-8028; firstname.lastname@example.org).
HVPC LADIES' NIGHT OUT
All HVPC (and VCS!) women of all ages, and their BFFs, are invited to a special event for shopping, painting, food, fun, and fellowship.
This HVPC Women’s Ministries sponsored event will be held on Saturday, December 2nd from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. in the Boyer Fellowship Hall at Huntingdon Valley Presbyterian Church.
Assorted vendors such as Mary Kay, Avon, Lip Sense, Scentsy, Pampered Chef, LuLaRoe, Young Living Essential Oils, and Paparazzi offering jewelry, cosmetics, and more will be present. Ladies may shop for themselves or for Christmas gifts for friends and family.
There will also be an opportunity to paint and create a unique canvas artwork. To ensure there are enough supplies and food, please RSVP by November 28th to Charlene Crawford by email at email@example.com.
CURRENT SERMON SERIES
Our current series is a three-Sunday mini-series taken from Hosea.
Following this mini-series, we will be in the Advent & Christmas Season. After the New Year, we will begin a year-long series diving deep into Romans.
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL LOOKS AT THE REFORMATION
Through November 26th, the HVPC adult Sunday school class will be looking at the "500th Anniversary of the Reformation."
The class will comprise twelve topics: Introduction / Luther, Luther - Monastery & Rome Crisis, Luther - Tower Experience, Luther - Building St. Peters, Luther - Indulgences, Justification by Faith, Calvin, Scottish and Dutch Reformations, Catholic Reformation, Problems associated with the Reformation, Conclusions, and Hymns of the Reformation.
500 hundred years ago, W. Robert Godfrey explains, "As the year 1500 arrived, Europe was in the midst of profound changes. The conditions, attitudes, and institutions that had characterized the Middle Ages were gradually giving way to new movements and developments. The discovery of unknown lands across the Atlantic accompanied an explosion of exploration and trade. The emergence of powerful monarchies in Germany, France, and Spain introduced complex new dynamics to European politics. In the aftermath of the Renaissance, interest in learning and the study of ancient texts ran high, and the recent invention of Gutenberg’s printing press facilitated the spread of ideas at an unprecedented rate. Amid this prevailing climate of change, a consensus was forming among many Europeans that certain beliefs and practices of the church were in dire need of reform."
Into this milieu came Martin Luther with his 95 theses and reformation was ushered in. Join us as we look at this important and world-changing period. Adult Sunday school meets in the lounge each Sunday from 10:15 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.
On December 3rd, 10th, and 17th, we will be looking at Advent. There will be no Sunday school on December 24th.
SMALL GROUPS ALWAY OPEN
HVPC small groups are happening! Not in a group? It's never too late to join! To view a list of active groups, go online to www.HVPC.org/small-groups. For more information contact Karen Nyirjesy (firstname.lastname@example.org; 215-886-7824). A list of the groups with contact and meeting information is located at the back of the sanctuary.
Sunday Bulletin Deadline. Need to get something in the bulletin? All information for each bulletin must be received by noon the Wednesday prior. Email submissions to news@HVPC.org. No email? Then type or write your information legibly and give it to Dana Fluder or Stephen Clark.
HVPC News Email Newsletter Deadline. Beginning in September HVPC emails will be sent on the first and third Wednesdays of each month. If you have items to be included, please email them to news@HVPC.org by the Wednesday prior to the issue date. If you have any questions, contact Stephen R. Clark (communications@HVPC.org, 216-333-3172). No email? Then type or write your information legibly and give it to Dana Fluder or Stephen Clark.
We've completed our journey though the Gospel of John.
The Gospel of John reveals an unmatched portrait of Jesus and is arguably the most theologically and philosophically profound account of his life, death, and resurrection in the New Testament.
From revealing Jesus’ cosmic identity as being with the Father “in the beginning,” to recounting the many miraculous signs attesting to his mission and divinity, this guide encourages us to worship Christ as Lord and to follow him on mission in the world.
If you have a request you would like added to the prayer list, please call the church office at (215) 947-5500.
Connie Osuch, wife of Bud, has been placed on hospice care at home (3820 Meyer Lane, Hatboro). Her daughter Cindy requests support from the church. Please call before visiting. Their home number is (215) 323-4137.
NEED CLEANING HELP?
Angela Koudou is looking for a cleaning job. Call her at (267) 418-7878.
GIVE AS YOU SHOP!
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