December 9, 2018

Welcome to Dover Assembly!

We are so glad you have chosen to attend Dover Assembly this morning. It is not by accident that you are here. We believe that God has allowed you to be here so that you might receive all that He has for you. We pray you are blessed as you allow the Lord to work in your life.

 

THIS WEEK

Sunday

9:00 am ~ Coffee & Donut Fellowship
9:30 am ~ Sunday School
10:30 am ~ R.O.C.K. Children’s Ministries
10:30 am ~ Worship Service
1:00 pm ~ Spanish Service

Wednesday

6:30 pm ~ CHRISTMAS CAROLING @ PROVIDENCE PLACE

Thursday

7:00 pm ~ Deacon Christmas Dinner @ Hoss’s

Friday

6:00 pm ~ Women’s Christmas Dinner @ Ray’s

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

New Life For Girls Christmas

Please see the insert for how we can bless the New Life Ministry girls this Christmas season! Please place gifts at the tree in the upper foyer.

SUNDAY IS THE LAST DAY TO RECEIVE THESE GIFTS!

 

Women’s Christmas Dinner

Fri., Dec. 14, 6:00 p.m. ~ Mark your calendars for our annual Women of Purpose Christmas Dinner at Ray’s in Wellsville. Please fill a Christmas sock with items of about $10 for our sock exchange. Sign up at the Women’s table in the upper foyer. Please see  insert for details.

 

Women’s Winter Book Club

The ladies will be reading the book “Dancing from Darkness: A WWII Survivor’s Journey to Light, Life & Redemption”. If you would like to read along with them, please sign up in the upper foyer and indicate if you need a book. Cost of the book is $12.00

 

Christmas Caroling

We have been invited by the Mayor of Dover Borough to join with other churches to go caroling on Sun., Dec 16. We will meet at Calvary Lutheran Church (at the square in Dover, across from Tom’s Gas Station) at 5:00 pm. They ask that we provide some desserts as we will gather for fellowship at Calvary following the caroling. Please sign up in the lower foyer if you can join us and indicate what you are able to bring.

We are also going to Providence Place on Wednesday Dec 12. We will meet at church at 6:30 and take the church van over.

 

BODY NEWS

Holiday Benevolence

If you would like to contribute to our benevolence fund in order to supply items to families over the Christmas holiday, please use the envelopes provided in the pew racks and indicate “benevolence”. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

 

Tithing Envelopes

In order to best serve you and keep our records up to date and correct, we encourage the use of numbered envelopes. We have placed next years envelopes in each of your slots in the Christmas card mailbox in the lower foyer. Please be sure to check your box before you leave today. Thank you for your   faithfulness in giving!

 

Texting

As many are aware, the method of communicating through texting is becoming more common. We have added prayer chain texting and we use texting to communicate if we have any weather cancellations. We are continuing to expand the way we share information through texting. If you would like to receive periodic updates, church information, encouraging quotes, etc. please fill out a blue card in the pew rack with your name and cell number with the word TEXT. Hand it to an usher and we will add you to our ever-growing list.

 

Snow Cancellations

Should we have the need to cancel any of our services due to   inclement weather, we will put that information on our Facebook page, our website, and the local TV stations [WGAL-CH 8, CBS 21, ABC 27, FOX 43, CW 15]  If you would like to sign up for a TEXT on your cell phone that will indicate the status of our services, please fill out the blue & white card with your name and cell phone number. Please be sure to hand them into our Information Center and we will add you to our list.

 

Mailboxes

We have placed the mailboxes in the lower foyer to distribute any Christmas cards. Please take a mailbox number list as some  numbers have changed.

 

Annual Business Meeting

As we prepare for our annual church business meeting on Sun., Jan. 20, one of the items we will be covering is voting for Deacon Board members. The process at Dover Assembly for the election of our Deacon members is to encourage our voting members to submit names of other voting members whom they prayerfully feel would best serve our church and our Lord, Jesus Christ.

The church agreed to limit the number of board members to 4   instead of 6 this year as we seek to re-establish the policy of  electing 2 new board members per year.

This year we have 4 members who have reached the limit of (2) 3 year terms and must sit out for one year. Those members are Gil Tunney, Mark Crumrine, Paul Jones and Keith Housseal. Gil has agreed to fulfill the unexpired term of Sherwin Villagracia. Therefore we will need to elect 2 new members.

There are nominating forms at the Information Center. Please write the names of those who you would like to nominate, sign it and place them in the ballot box. We will only consider names of   nominees from this ballot box. If you do not put the ballot in this secured box, the ballot will not be valid for consideration. Our nominating committee will review all nominees to determine if all constitutional requirements are met by that candidate.

The eligible nominees will be contacted and asked to pray over acceptance or rejection of the nomination. The names of those who accept the nomination are then presented to the church body three (3) weeks prior to the annual business meeting.  Today is the last day to submit names for consideration.

 

Year-End Giving

Please remember to faithful in the giving of your tithes and offerings during this time of year. As the economy continues to shift and change, our God does not. He is our provider and will always be faithful in providing our needs if we are faithful in our obedience to Him. Also, to be sure that your giving is recorded in 2018, it needs to be received by Dec 31. Thank you for your   faithfulness!!

 

Special Thank You!

Robin would like to thank all who have blessed the family with meals, prayers and support. It was truly appreciated.

 

UPCOMING CHURCH EVENTS

Thur. Dec 13 ~ Deacon Christmas Dinner
Fri., Dec. 14 ~ WOP Christmas Dinner, 6:00 p.m. @ Rays in Wellsville
Sun., Dec. 16 ~ Pastor and Anna 11 year anniversary at Dover Assembly!
Mon. Dec. 24 ~ Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Wed., Dec. 26 ~ NO Evening Services
Sun., Dec. 30 NO Sunday School | Worship Service at 10:30 as usual

Sun. Jan 6—Wed Jan 9 ~ Week of Prayer 6:30-7:00 pm 

 

PRAYER NEEDS

Please take time to review and pray for those on this list. Drop them a card or call to set up a time to visit. They will be blessed!

Shut-In

  • Helen S.

Prayer Needs

  • Robin H.
  • Beulah S.
  • Phil & Murina S.
  • Marian T.

 

INSERTS

Women of Purpose Holiday Sock Exchange & Book Reading Club