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Volume LXVII January 8, 2017 Number 2 LITTLE SWATARA CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN Church Web Page - www.LittleSwatara.org www.facebook.com/LittleSwataraCOB/ Phone: 717-933-4723 Outreach: The Gathering Place Café Contact: gatheringplacecafe.com / Phone:717-933-5958 Café Hours: Mon-Fri 6-11am & Sat 7-11am GIVING LAST SUNDAY General Fund 4,378.00 $ Building Fund 627.00 $ Family Assistance 70.00 $ Maintenance 310.00 $ Sunday School 303.50 $ Global Food Crisis 75.00 $ HAITI Mission Trip 592.00 $ Food Pantry 16.00 $ Women's Fellowship 60.00 $ Mission of the Month 100.00 $ TOTAL 6,531.50 $ Last Sunday’s Attendance Worship 61 + 77 = 151 Sunday School = 106 GENERAL FUND BUDGET 2017 $283,688.00 Mortgage Balance—$00.00 Prayer Concerns Rufus & Dorothy Merkey Ruth and John Hoover—healing Carl & Faye Balsbaugh Earl Miller Carol & Pete Sanchez Bonnie Schwenk-healing Amanda Heckman—surgery Lauren Cass—relief from seizures Bruce Moore– comfort/hospice care Mike Hulsdander and family-comfort Ruthe Conover-healing Ruth Ann Boltz-healing (Marlene B sister) Suellen H.-healing Pastor John Bream & wife Deb-healing ****************************** Pastor John of Brooklyn is looking for a reasonably priced small truck. If you know of one, please let Pastor Matt know. ****************************** Congratulations! The mortgage is paid. Thanks to everyone for their generous offer- ings. We were able to pay off the mortgage while maintaining a good balance in the General Fund as well as the other funds. So it is very im- portant to us to thank the whole congregation for their giving regard- less how their offerings were desig- nated. It took everyone. THANKS! Stewardship & Property Ministry Team Remember in your prayers, all those who, because of illness or infirmity, are unable to be with us for worship. Your prayers, cards and visits to them are invited so that Christ may be glorified by the manner in which His people care for each other. Haiti Mission Trip Update Goal—$17, 150.00 Received to date $10,806 Expenses paid *Airline Tickets -$4,120 Balance in Account $6,685 NEEDED to reach our Goal— $6,344 Pastor MATTHEW S. CHRIST e-mail - [email protected] Office Hours: Tues, Thurs. Fri. 9-12noon, Café-Wednesdays PASTOR MATT: 570-246-8196 Church Office: 717-933-4723 For Counseling or Appointments, contact the pastor or church office. Facebook: Matt Christ Instagram & Snapchat: mdchrist99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Secretary—Charlene K. Anspach OFFICE HOURS: Mon - Fri, 8:30 am-12 noon Substitutes: Denise Christ, Dianne Younker E-mail: [email protected] Treasurer—Dianne Younker, phone: 717-269-0803. E-mail: [email protected] Volunteers for January 1,8,15,22 and 29, 2017 VIDEO PROJECTION Glenn Riegel & Mark Myers—CVLI#502613280; CCLI#157691 ORGANIST Marlene Blatt A/V Equipment - Carl & Miles Kauffman **PRAISE TEAM-2nd Sunday @ 10:30am & 4th sun @ 8:15am. CHORISTER 1st Sunday 2nd Sunday 3rd Sunday 4th Sunday 5th Sunday 8:15 Pam G Richard Frantz Kara Henning PRAISE TEAM Pam G 10:30 Dianne High PRAISE TEAM Allen Rebman Pam G Dianne H. PIANIST Diane Duell Christine Doig Sarah Wise PRAISE TEAM Dianne D AUDIO Alan Bashore Jayne Diamond Kauffman bros Todd Rebman Todd R. WORSHIP CENTER Pam G. 1 Jennifer Speraw 2,3 Tanya/Diane Feathers 4,5 EXTENDED SESSION 10:30am (age 2-Grade K) Matt & Debra Yordy Diane & Bonnie Behney Chris DeMille Leah Blatt Diane Long Tanya Feathers Deneen Ebling Sue Hartranft WELCOME CENTER 8:15 Sharon Dosch Louise Graby Michelle Snyder Sally Emerich 10:30 Ruthe C./Pat T Sandy Manbeck Dorothy Gensemer Barbara Batz Connie Manbeck USHERS 8:15 10:30 1st Sunday, Marvin Luckenbill Robert and Wendy Lingle Andy Wise Samuel Forry, Matt Blatt 2nd Sunday, Andrew Brubaker Richard Dundore, Jeremy Platchek Christopher Brubaker James and Gerald Bowman 3rd Sunday, Daniel Landis Kenneth Duell, Dakota Himmelberger Jason Schwalm Buddy and Debbie Seigfried 4th Sunday, Dorinda Kauffman Richard Yenser, Derek Yenser Carl M. Kauffman J.R. Yenser, Kyle Yenser 5th Sunday, Marvin Luckenbill Robert & Wendy Lingle Andrew Wise Sam Forry & Matt Blatt NURSERY (Infants & up to age 2 ) Becky Rebman (717)933-8810 1st Sunday, 8:15 - Becky Rebman 9:15 - Carol Peace & Becky R 10:15—Becky Rebman 2nd Sunday, 8:15 - Mike & Carol Peace 9:15 - Dianne High, Wendy Lingle 10:15 - Jim & Karen Weinhold 3rd Sunday, 8:15 –Shelley & Alexis Yenser 9:15 - Debbie Seigfried/Chris DeMille 10:15 - Jonathan & Tiffany Bicksler 4th Sunday, 8:15 - Becky Rebman 9:15 - Becky & Allen Rebman 10:15 - Deb Yordy 5th Sunday, 8:15 - Joe & Brenda Brubaker 9:15 - Becky & Allen Rebman 10:15 - Sue Hartranft

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  • Volume LXVII January 8, 2017 Number 2 LITTLE SWATARA CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN

    Church Web Page - www.LittleSwatara.org www.facebook.com/LittleSwataraCOB/ Phone: 717-933-4723

    Outreach: The Gathering Place Caf Contact: gatheringplacecafe.com / Phone:717-933-5958 Caf Hours: Mon-Fri 6-11am & Sat 7-11am

    GIVING LAST SUNDAY

    General Fund 4,378.00$

    Building Fund 627.00$

    Family Assistance 70.00$

    Maintenance 310.00$

    Sunday School 303.50$

    Global Food Crisis 75.00$

    HAITI Mission Trip 592.00$

    Food Pantry 16.00$

    Women's Fellowship 60.00$

    Mission of the Month 100.00$

    TOTAL 6,531.50$

    Last Sundays Attendance Worship 61 + 77 = 151 Sunday School = 106

    GENERAL FUND BUDGET 2017

    $283,688.00

    Mortgage Balance$00.00

    Prayer Concerns

    Rufus & Dorothy Merkey Ruth and John Hooverhealing Carl & Faye Balsbaugh Earl Miller Carol & Pete Sanchez Bonnie Schwenk-healing Amanda Heckmansurgery Lauren Cassrelief from seizures Bruce Moore comfort/hospice care Mike Hulsdander and family-comfort Ruthe Conover-healing Ruth Ann Boltz-healing (Marlene B sister) Suellen H.-healing Pastor John Bream & wife Deb-healing

    ****************************** Pastor John of Brooklyn is looking for a reasonably priced small truck. If you know of one, please let Pastor Matt know.

    ****************************** Congratulations!

    The mortgage is paid. Thanks to everyone for their generous offer-ings. We were able to pay off the mortgage while maintaining a good balance in the General Fund as well as the other funds. So it is very im-portant to us to thank the whole congregation for their giving regard-less how their offerings were desig-nated. It took everyone. THANKS! Stewardship & Property Ministry Team

    Remember in your prayers, all those who, because of illness or infirmity, are unable to be with us for worship. Your prayers, cards and visits to them are invited so that Christ may be glorified by the manner in which His people care for each other.

    Haiti Mission Trip Update

    Goal$17, 150.00

    Received to date $10,806

    Expenses paid

    *Airline Tickets -$4,120

    Balance in Account $6,685

    NEEDED to reach our Goal

    $6,344

    Pastor MATTHEW S. CHRIST e-mail - [email protected] Office Hours: Tues, Thurs. Fri. 9-12noon, Caf-Wednesdays

    PASTOR MATT: 570-246-8196 Church Office: 717-933-4723 For Counseling or Appointments, contact the pastor or church office. Facebook: Matt Christ Instagram & Snapchat: mdchrist99

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ SecretaryCharlene K. Anspach OFFICE HOURS: Mon - Fri, 8:30 am-12 noon Substitutes: Denise Christ, Dianne Younker E-mail: [email protected] TreasurerDianne Younker, phone: 717-269-0803. E-mail: [email protected]

    Volunteers for January 1,8,15,22 and 29, 2017

    VIDEO PROJECTION Glenn Riegel & Mark MyersCVLI#502613280; CCLI#157691 ORGANIST Marlene Blatt A/V Equipment - Carl & Miles Kauffman **PRAISE TEAM-2nd Sunday @ 10:30am & 4th sun @ 8:15am.

    CHORISTER 1st Sunday 2nd Sunday 3rd Sunday 4th Sunday 5th Sunday 8:15 Pam G Richard Frantz Kara Henning PRAISE TEAM Pam G 10:30 Dianne High PRAISE TEAM Allen Rebman Pam G Dianne H. PIANIST Diane Duell Christine Doig Sarah Wise PRAISE TEAM Dianne D AUDIO Alan Bashore Jayne Diamond Kauffman bros Todd Rebman Todd R.

    WORSHIP CENTER

    Pam G. 1 Jennifer Speraw 2,3 Tanya/Diane Feathers 4,5

    EXTENDED SESSION 10:30am (age 2-Grade K) Matt & Debra Yordy Diane & Bonnie Behney Chris DeMille Leah Blatt Diane Long Tanya Feathers Deneen Ebling Sue Hartranft WELCOME CENTER

    8:15 Sharon Dosch Louise Graby Michelle Snyder Sally Emerich 10:30 Ruthe C./Pat T Sandy Manbeck Dorothy Gensemer Barbara Batz Connie Manbeck USHERS 8:15 10:30

    1st Sunday, Marvin Luckenbill Robert and Wendy Lingle Andy Wise Samuel Forry, Matt Blatt 2nd Sunday, Andrew Brubaker Richard Dundore, Jeremy Platchek Christopher Brubaker James and Gerald Bowman 3rd Sunday, Daniel Landis Kenneth Duell, Dakota Himmelberger Jason Schwalm Buddy and Debbie Seigfried 4th Sunday, Dorinda Kauffman Richard Yenser, Derek Yenser Carl M. Kauffman J.R. Yenser, Kyle Yenser 5th Sunday, Marvin Luckenbill Robert & Wendy Lingle Andrew Wise Sam Forry & Matt Blatt NURSERY (Infants & up to age 2 ) Becky Rebman (717)933-8810

    1st Sunday, 8:15 - Becky Rebman

    9:15 - Carol Peace & Becky R 10:15Becky Rebman

    2nd Sunday, 8:15 - Mike & Carol Peace

    9:15 - Dianne High, Wendy Lingle 10:15 - Jim & Karen Weinhold 3rd Sunday, 8:15 Shelley & Alexis Yenser 9:15 - Debbie Seigfried/Chris DeMille 10:15 - Jonathan & Tiffany Bicksler 4th Sunday, 8:15 - Becky Rebman 9:15 - Becky & Allen Rebman 10:15 - Deb Yordy 5th Sunday, 8:15 - Joe & Brenda Brubaker 9:15 - Becky & Allen Rebman 10:15 - Sue Hartranft

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  • *TOPS Meets weekly, Thurs. 5 to 6:30pm

    JANUARY EVENTS 15, 12noon, Youth Fundraiser Soup & Sandwich Luncheon

    16, 8:45am Exercise Class Resumes

    7:30pm Council of Churches Mtg

    17, 7pm Ministry Team Mtg

    20 2-6pm Bethel Food Pantry

    Sr. High Retreat, Camp Swatara

    21, Sr. High Retreat at Camp Swatara

    6pm Young Family Fellowship

    22, Newsletter Deadline

    Camp Swatara, Sr. High Retreat

    23, 7:30pm Steward & Property Mtg

    24, 6:30pm Den Mtg

    Ministry Team Minutes Due

    25, 7pm PO, Ladies Bible Study

    28, 7am Mens Ministry Breakfast

    29, 8:15 and 10:30am Bread & Cup Communion

    FEBRUARY

    1, 7pm PO, Mens Bible Study

    2, 9am, P. Matt/Thirsty Thursday with the Preschool

    9am, Womens Fellowship Mtg

    4, Mission Team enroute to HAITI

    8:30am-2pm, Camp Swatara, Deacon Retreat

    1pm FH, 50 Plus Mtg

    5, 5:30pm O, Den Mtg

    6pm Caf, Christian Poetry Fellowship

    7, 7pm Leadership Team Mtg

    8, 7pm PO, Ladies Bible Study

    9, 7pm Christian Ed Mtg

    11, Youth Spaghetti Supper Fundraiser

    12, Food Pantry Collection

    13, 7:30pm EVERY MEMBER COUNCIL MTG

    14, 6:30pm O, Den Mtg

    15, 7pm PO, Mens Bible Study

    17, 2-6pm Bethel Food Pantry

    LV College, Jr. High Lock-In

    18, 7-10am WF Buffet Breakfast

    12n-10pm FH & S, Friends with Weather Concert

    6pm Young Family Fellowship

    22, 7pm PO, Ladies Bible Study

    24, 6pm FH Res/PS set up

    25, 7am Mens Ministry Prayer Breakfast

    12n FH Res/Preschool Art Show

    Mission of the Month - January 2017

    Student We Care Packages

    QUILTING

    & Knotting

    Thursdays

    @ 8 am

    EXERCISE CLASSES

    On break until Jan. 16th

    8:45 & 10am Mon & Wed

    2016 CHOIR/GROUP PRACTICE - Sanctuary JubileeWed. 7:00-7:30 pm (K-5th grade)

    JOYWed. 7:30 - 8 pm (6-12th grade)

    PRAISE TEAM, Wed. 8-9pm

    Senior Thurs 7 - 8 pm (Adults)

    Lit t le Swatara Church o f the Brethren

    Pastor Matthew S. Christ

    Sunday, January 15, 2017 ~ 8:15am & 10:30am GATHERING MUSIC

    WELCOME ... ANNOUNCEMENTS (please sign the friendship register and pass to your neighbor)

    ANTHEM 10:30am Now Let Us Sing Sr. Choir

    OPENING

    WORSHIP Come, let us all unite to sing #12

    JOYS and CONCERNS

    PASTORAL PRAYER

    WORSHIP I come to the garden alone projected

    OFFERTORY THOUGHT

    Offertory PRAYER

    ANTHEM 10:30am Give Peace to Your People Sr. Choir

    CHILDRENS STORY

    WORSHIP This is my Fathers world #154

    MESSAGE Series-Conceiving the Deceiver

    - Unraveling Sin Pastor Matt

    SCRIPTURE Genesis 3: 14-24

    CLOSING HYMN Take my hand and lead me, Father #601

    BENEDICTION

    MUSIC FOR THE JOURNEY

  • Little Swatara maintains an email announcement list. To subscribe, visit our web site at www.littleswatara.org, click on contact/locate and follow the link. ************************************************************ If you would like a recording of our 10:30am service, please let the audio oper-

    ator know and a CD will be provided for you. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Did you know Little Swatara is on Facebook? like us to help stay up to date on whats going on in our congregation.

    Bible Studies In the Pastors Office 7- 8 pm Men meet the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month

    Ladies meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month ~All are welcome to attend~

    Mission Team departureFebruary 4th

    We have decided to give house warming gifts to the two families for whom we are building a home. If you would like to participate in helping with this gift, the needs are: long panels of curtains (they love lace), Corelle dinnerware, silverware, dish cloths, towels and dish soap, bathroom towels and washcloths. If

    you have any handmade items youd like to give, that would be greatly appreciated as well. Questions?...Call or text Ashly Landis 228-8500 or

    email [email protected] We wish to thank the congregation for your continued support in our calling to Haiti. He said to them, "Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the

    whole creation. Mark 16:15 The HAITI Team: Ashly & Dan Landis, John & Dianne High, Cheryl & Josh Straw,

    Pat Timmins, Pam Gerberich, Matt Christ, Leah Blatt and Tiffany Bicksler. *********************************************************************************************

    For Our College Students WE CARE PACKAGE Supplies Needed

    Donations may be placed in Drop boxes located in the narthex and foyer. Deadline -Feb. 5th. Thank You

    CRACKERS MECHANICAL PENCILS COOKIES PENS POPCORN HIGHLIGHTERS GRANOLA BARS Q-TIPS HOT CHOCOLATE MIX BAND-AIDS INSTANT SOUP MIX POST-IT-NOTES

    CANDY BARS QUARTERS (10/$2.50)ea. GUM LIP BALMS HARD CANDY SMALL TISSUE PACKS CERTS TRAVEL SIZE - HAND LOTION & SANITIZER

    Ruth Hoover is at

    Stoneridge Towne

    Centre , Room 316

    JR/SR HIGH YOUTH CALENDAR TODAY, Soup and Sandwich Luncheon Jan 20-22ANE District Youth Retreat (Camp Swatara) Feb 11Spaghetti Supper

    Activity for ChildrenThere are Childrens Bulletins provided on the table in the back of the sanctuary for two age groups. Help yourself.

    Music & Worship Team

    *************************************************

    The Art of Marriage Conference March 31April 1

    (here at Little Swatara)

    Watch for more details coming soon!

    **********************

    ATTENTION COMMITTEE TREASURERS: All treasury books need to be done and placed in the church office January 15th or soon

    thereafter so the auditors can begin their work. **************

    An IPhone was found in the church. If it is yours, please identify and retrieve from Mark Myers.

    ****************************** Youre Invited!

    TODAY, 12noon-3:30pm at Hempfield CoB ,(1186 Stevens St, Manheim) is the Retirement Drop-In for Craig Smith and his wife Vicki. A thank you for their years of service to the Atlantic Northeast District. Food and refreshments will be provided.

    ************************************ The 2017 Directories are coming out. If you dont need last

    years, please return the binder and we will re-use it. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Reminder: Bread and Cup Communion is January 29th 8:15 and 10:30am services.

    ** SOUP & SANDWICH LUNCHEON ** Support the Youth and come out for a great lunch in the fellowship hall TODAY. Its a good day to give mom a day off from the kitchen!

    CHURCH EXERCISE CLASS

    Will resume tomorrow,

    January 16th.

    8:45am and 10am

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