Huron Shores Fellowship

Bulletin – December 7, 2014

Service of Worship
December 7, 2014

The Second Sunday of Advent

Worship Leader: Phil Cook

“The days are coming,” declares the Lord,
“when I will raise up to David a righteous Branch,
a King who will reign wisely and do what is just and
right in the land.
In his days Judah will be saved and Israel will live in safety.
This is the name by which he will be called:
The Lord Our Righteousness.”
Jeremiah 23:5-6

These are days to celebrate the promises of God.
Long ago, the prophets spoke of a coming day –
a day when God would send a Savior, a Comforter, a King.
With the birth of Jesus, God kept this most important promise –
and that is what we celebrate today!

Welcome to Huron Shores Fellowship!
We are glad that you are here.

WORSHIPING GOD THROUGH OUR SINGING
I HEARD THE BELLS ON CHRISTMAS DAY
FOREVER
YOUR NAME IS HOLY
JESUS MESSIAH
Lighting of the Second Advent Candle: Abby O’Bryan

THE GIVING OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS

Prayer
Offertory: Nehemiah Rao
The first Sunday of each month is Benevolence Sunday at Huron Shores Fellowship. Maintaining a Benevolence Fund is one way to help those who come to the church for aid during difficult times.

Dismissal to Children’s Worship Time – (Children ages 4 – 2nd grade)
WORSHIPING GOD THROUGH HEARING HIS WORD
Message: Phil Cook, “Peace”

HARK THE HERALD ANGELS SING

CLOSING PRAYER AND BENEDICTION
As guests of Huron Shores Fellowship, we extend a warm
welcome to you! If you’d like to learn more about our
Fellowship, please take a guest information packet with
you today.

We encourage you to join us next week at 9:30 a.m. for
Sunday Bible Study. We have classes for all ages.

TODAY AT HURON SHORES FELLOWSHIP
9:00 a.m. Prayer Time in the prayer room – come and join us!
9:30 a.m. Bible Study for all ages
10:45 a.m. Worship Service
Infant and Toddler nurseries are available
6:00 p.m. Lighthouse Senior High Youth Group

OPPORTUNITIES FOR THIS WEEK
MONDAY, December 8
11:30 a.m. Luncheons: Men meet at Pizza Hut
Ladies meet at Hunan
6:00 p.m. Christian Life and Growth
TUESDAY, December 9
4:30 p.m. Men’s Group
4:30 p.m. Women’s Bible Study
6:00 p.m. Servants Team
WEDNESDAY, December 10
5:45 p.m. Wednesday Evening Supper
6:30 p.m. Children/Youth Clubs and Adult Bible Study
THURSDAY, December 11
12:00 p.m. Women’s Fellowship at Cabin Creek Café

Senior High Christmas Party
Next Sunday, December 14, at 6 p.m., the Senior High will meet
for a 60’s themed Christmas party. Find something cool to wear!
Bring a gift to share ($5 or less). Bring a friend!

Winter Retreat Sign Up
It’s time for winter retreats and we’re so excited for what God will
do! Sign up is now open for both Junior and Senior High retreats.
Junior High will be February 20-22 (money due January 18). Senior
High will be Feb 27-March 1 (money due January 25). Check out our
website for more info!

Senior High Girl Cookie Exchange
Do you like making cookies? Then contact Whitnie (471-3109) or
Shannon (590-2206) and get further details to participate in this
event on December 16 at 2:45 p.m., here at the church! Remember,
to attend you need to contact Whitnie or Shannon!

Tuesday Afternoon Bible Studies
Our Tuesday afternoon Bible studies will continue this week. Please
join us at 4:30 p.m. for Bible study, prayer and fellowship. There is a
group for men and a group for women. Everyone is welcome!

Pastoral Care Opportunity
If you have a need for pastoral care, please call Chuck Sherwin or Kevin Englund (657-5573). We hope that you will reach out if there is a need
so that our church family can provide care and support.

Notice Our New Web Page
Our web page has been updated. The address is the same http://www.huronshoresfellowship.org but the format is all new.

Here are some changes you should know about:
• Subscribing: You can subscribe and receive emails when new content
is posted.
• Google calendar: We’ll keep this up to date.
• Archives: History at our fingertips, by both category and date
• Youth activities: Pastor Josh will be updating these regularly
• Weekly bulletins: Judy will be posting these each week.

ATTENTION PARENTS: Please subscribe so you can be kept up to date
on important info for the youth!

New email addresses:
Pastor Josh Ray: hsf.josh@gmail.com
Judy Duncan: hsf.alpena@gmail.com

If you see an error on the page, please contact Pegg Thomas at twinwillowsfarm@gmail.com.

No Lighthouse Tonight

There is no Lighthouse (Senior High Youth Group) tonight because of the Holiday Weekend.  Enjoy your night with family!

Pastor Josh

Happy Thanksgiving!

givethanksHSF2014

Bulletin – November 30, 2014

Service of Worship
The Lord’s Day
November 30, 2014
Worship Leader: Chuck Sherwin
Pianist: Suzanne Knight

“God alone is my rock and my salvation;
He is my fortress, I will not be shaken.
My salvation and my honor depend on God;
He is my mighty rock, my refuge.
Trust in him at all times, O people;
Pour out your hearts to Him, for God is our refuge.”
                                                                        Psalm 62:6-8
                                                                       
Welcome to Huron Shores Fellowship!
We are glad that you are here.
 
GATHERING TO WORSHIP GOD
Words of Welcome and Fellowship Greeting
Invitation to Worship
Prelude
Opening Prayer
 
PRAISING GOD WITH OUR SINGING
Congregational Praise
Everlasting God
In Christ Alone
Give Thanks (repeat)
 
WORSHIPING GOD THROUGH OUR GIVING
The Giving of Tithes and Offerings
Dismissal to Children’s Worship Time (Children age 4 – 2nd grade)
 
Jesus, Name Above All Names
Morning Prayer
 
HEARING GOD’S WORD
Message: Pastor Jack Lynn
“The Church Under Construction:
Fellowship/Outreach”.

 
RESPONDING TO GOD’S INVITATION
Congregational Response
10,000 Reasons
 
CLOSING PRAYER AND BENEDICTION
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As guests of Huron Shores Fellowship, we extend a warm welcome
to you! If you’d like to learn more about our Fellowship, please
take a guest information packet with you today.
 We encourage you to join us next week at 9:30 a.m. for Sunday
Bible Study. We have classes for all ages.

                                                                                                    
TODAY AT HURON SHORES FELLOWSHIP
9:00 – 9:30           Prayer Time in the prayer room, come and join us.
9:30 a.m.              Bible Study for all ages
10:45 a.m.            Worship Service
Infant and Toddler nurseries are available
6:00-8:00 p.m.     “Lighthouse” Sr. High Youth Group
 
OPPORTUNITIES FOR THIS WEEK
TUESDAY, December 2
4:30 p.m.             Men’s Group
4:30 p.m.             Women’s Bible Study
6:00 p.m.            Finance Team (New Date)
WEDNESDAY, December 3
5:45 p.m.             Wednesday Evening Supper
6:30 p.m.             Children and Youth Clubs
6:30 p.m.             Adult Bible Study
7:30 p.m.             Choir Practice
THURSDAY, December 4
12:00                    Women’s Fellowship at Cabin Creek Café

Tuesday Afternoon Bible StudiesOur Tuesday afternoon Bible studies will continue this week. Please join us at 4:30 for Bible study, prayer and fellowship. There is a group for men and a group for women. Everyone is welcome!

Pastoral Care Opportunity If you have a need for pastoral care, please call Chuck Sherwin or Kevin Englund. We hope that you will reach out if there is a need so that our church family can provide care and support.

Care & Outreach Contact Judy Kinsel is now the contact person for the Care & Outreach team. If you know of a family or individual in a time of need for meals, cards, illness or loss, please call Judy.

Devotionals Available Our Daily Bread devotional is now available for December, January, and February on the table in the foyer. If you can, please leave a donation to help support this ministry. Thank you.

Attention Parents  As many of you know we have an updated webpage – Please subscribe to our new page so you can be kept up to date on important info!

Notice Our New Web PageOur web page has been updated. The address is the same http://www.huronshoresfellowship.org but the format is all new.

Here’s some changes you should know about:

Subscribing – you can subscribe and receive e-mails when new content is posted.
Google calendar – we’ll keep this up-to-date
Archives – history at our fingertips, by both category and date
New e-mail addresses:
    Pastor Josh is now hsf.josh@gmail.com
    Judy Duncan is now hsf.alpena@gmail.com

 If you see an error on the page, please contact Pegg for correction (twinwillowsfarm@gmail.com). Pastor Josh will be updating youth activities. Judy will be posting the weekly bulletins.

 Apple Pie Fundraiser  Thank you to everyone involved in our Apple Pie Fundraiser! We were able to raise 597 dollars for our youth!

Senior High Christmas Party Hey Senior High!  This year our Christmas Party is on December 14th and is a 60’s themed!  Dress in something fun. Bring a gift to .pass ($5 or less).  Bring a friend!

Winter Retreat Update Our Winter Retreat had to be moved due to some unforeseen scheduling issues.  The new dates are: Sr. High: Feb 27th to March 1st —- Jr. High: Feb 20th to Feb 22nd.

Thank You to Our Decorators! Sincere thanks to our talented decorators. Thank you for sharing your time and gifts to make our church facility so beautiful for Christmas. We appreciate your hard work. Thank you!

Christian Sympathy We extend our Christian sympathy to the family of Edwin Elowsky on his passing last Sunday. Please pray for the family members during this time of loss.

 

Junior High Winter Retreat

Junior High Parents,

Here is the info for the Jr. High Winter Retreat!

Here is the important information you need to know:
1. Date: February 20th – February 22nd, 2015
2. Cost: $135 per student
3. There are 10 slots available – filled on a first come, first serve basis
4. Money is DUE by January 18th, 2015
5. An early reminder that there will be no electronics on the trip.

I’m looking forward to a great trip! Any questions? Don’t hesitate to call / email Pastor Josh!

Senior High Winter Retreat Update

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Dear Senior High Parents,

Due to some unforeseen scheduling conflicts, the Youth Ministry Team has decided to move the Senior High Winter Retreat date. We did this in order to allow more students from our church (and outside our church) the opportunity to attend the retreat this year. So with that in mind – Here are the new dates.
Here is the important information you need to know:
1. Date: February 27th – March 1st, 2015
2. Cost: $135 per student
3. There are 20 slots available – filled on a first come, first serve basis
4. Money is DUE by January 25th, 2015
5. An early reminder that there will be no electronics on the trip.

I’m looking forward to a great trip! Any questions? Don’t hesitate to contact me!

Winter Weather Policy

crystalsnowflakeHuron Shores Fellowship reserves the right to cancel services if weather conditions become dangerous. When this occurs, the decision will be made as early as possible. Local radio stations will be notified. We will also post the cancellation on this web page. Those subscribed to this webpage (by entering their e-mail address in the box in the upper right corner under the header) will receive an e-mail notice.

For Wednesday night activities, we will follow the decision of Alpena Public Schools. If it’s a snow day, then we will cancel our Wednesday schedule.

For other church activities and meetings, leaders of those activities or meetings will make their own decisions. Please check directly with the leaders if you are unsure.

We want our members and friends to feel comfortable about their personal decisions regarding travel in bad weather. We encourage you to use your best judgment. Our fellowship covers a large geographical area and some will be more adversely affected than others. If you determine that it isn’t wise for you to drive, then we encourage you to stay home. Above all – be safe.

Bulletin – November 23, 2014

Service of Worship
The Lord’s Day
November 23, 2014
 
Worship Leader: Phil Cook
 
Let the morning bring me word of Your unfailing love,
for I have put my trust in You.
 
Show me the way I should go,
for to You I lift up my soul.
                                                          Psalm 143:8
 
Welcome to Huron Shores Fellowship
We’re glad you are here!
 
GATHERING TO WORSHIP GOD
Words of Welcome and Fellowship Greeting
Invitation to Worship
Opening Prayer
 
PRAISING GOD WITH OUR SINGING
COME THOU FOUNT OF EVERY BLESSING
FOREVER
BECAUSE OF YOUR LOVE
O TASTE AND SEE
HERE I AM TO WORSHIP
 
WORSHIPING GOD THROUGH OUR GIVING
The Giving of Tithes and Offerings
 
CELEBRATING GOD’S ACTIVITY
Children’s Worship Time (Children ages 4 – 2nd grade)
Morning Prayer
 
HEARING GOD’S WORD
Message: Pastor Jack Lynn
 
“The Church Under Construction: Unity/Worship”
John 17:20-23, and John 4:4-26.
 
RESPONDING TO GOD’S INVITATION
THE HEART OF WORSHIP
 
OUR LIFE TOGETHER
The Passing of the Peace
Leader: The Peace of Christ be with you!                                People:   And also with you!
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As guests of Huron Shores Fellowship, we extend a warm
welcome to you! If you’d like to learn more about our
Fellowship, please take a guest information packet with
you today.
 
We encourage you to join us next week at 9:30 a.m. for
Sunday Bible Study. We have classes for all ages.
                                                                                                    
 
TODAY AT HURON SHORES FELLOWSHIP
9:00-9:30 a.m.     Prayer Time in the prayer room – come and join us!
9:30 a.m.              Bible Study for all ages
10:45 a.m.            Worship Service
Infant and Toddler nurseries are available
6:00-8:00 p.m.     “Lighthouse” Sr. High Youth Group
 
OPPORTUNITIES FOR THIS WEEK
TUESDAY, November 25
10:00 a.m.            Thanksgiving baskets will be packed and
distributed. Questions? Call Amy MacArthur
(379-3061)
4:30 p.m.             Men’s Group
4:30 p.m.             Women’s Bible Study
6:00 p.m.             Facilities Team
WEDNESDAY, November 26
NO Wednesday Night activities
THURSDAY, November 27
                            HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
 
We Need A Few New Helpers
We are in need of a few new helpers with the Care and Outreach
Team. If you are interested in helping out or want to know more,
please call Judy Kinsel (255-6135).
 
Sr. High Ski Trip
Where: Nob’s Nob and Lake Charlevoix Hemingway House
When: Leave December 21 after church; return 12 p.m.
December 23.
 
Cost includes two nights stay, meals and travel expense. Room for
20 people. Reserve your spot with a $10 deposit by December 7th.
Never skied before? Not a problem, a lesson is included. Questions?
Call Chuck Sherwin (590-2206). See complete details in the Narthex.
 
Pastoral Care Opportunity
If you have a need for pastoral care, please call Chuck Sherwin
(464-2110) or Kevin Englund (657-5573). We hope that you will
reach out if there is a need so that our church family can provide
care and support.
 
Care & Outreach Contact
Judy Kinsel is now the contact person for the Care & Outreach
Team. If you know of a family or individual in a time of need for
meals, cards, illness or loss, please call Judy (255-6135).
 
Tuesday Afternoon Bible Studies
Our Tuesday afternoon Bible studies will continue this week.
Please join us at 4:30 for Bible study, prayer and fellowship.
There is a group for men and a group for women. Everyone
is welcome!
 
Devotionals Available
The Our Daily Bread devotional is now available for December,
January, and February and is on the table in the foyer. If you
can, please leave a donation to help support this ministry.
Thank you.
 
Notice Our New Web Page
Our web page has been updated. The address is the same http://www.huronshoresfellowship.org but the format is all new.
 
Here are some changes you should know about:
Subscribing: You can subscribe and receive emails when new
content is posted. Google calendar: We’ll keep this up-to-date.
Archives: History at our fingertips, by both category and date
Youth activities: Pastor Josh will be updating these regularly
Weekly bulletins: Judy will be posting these each week.
 
New email addresses:
Pastor Josh Ray: hsf.josh@gmail.com
Judy Duncan: hsf.alpena@gmailcom
 
If you see an error on the page, please contact Pegg Thomas at twinwillowsfarm@gmail.com.
 
A Reminder about Our Snow Policy
With winter approaching, here’s a reminder about our snow
policy. In general, whenever it’s possible, we will plan to keep
our regular schedule. If weather is extremely bad, however, we
will cancel services. We’ll try to make that decision as early as
possible, and we will communicate with local radio stations. We
will also do our best to post cancellation notices on our website. www.huronshoresfellowship.org If you cannot find the information,
please call the church office. Please make sure you are subscribed
to our new blog on our web site so you can receive special notices.
For Wednesday activities, we will follow the decision of the local
public schools. If it’s a snow day, then we will cancel our Wednesday schedule.
 
For other church activities on other days, we’ll leave it to the individual groups to make their own decision. Please check directly with your
group leader for those decisions.
 
Even though we will try to maintain our regular schedule, we want
you to feel comfortable about your own personal decision about
traveling in bad weather. If your area happens to be dangerous, or if
you are snowed in, we encourage you to use your own judgment.
Please do not travel if it seems unsafe to you. Be assured that we will understand your decision and – even if you have responsibilities
here – we will find a way to cover for you. If you are able to come,
please come. But if you determine that it’s not wise to drive, then
we encourage you to stay home.
 

Upcoming Senior High Ski Trip Info

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Where: Nub’s Nob – Petoskey, MI @ Lake Charlevoix Hemingway House

When: Leave Sunday, Dec 21 after church & return 12pm Dec 23

What: Ski 1/2 Day on Monday Dec 22 – 11:30 – 4:30

Cost:

$75 for Lift Ticket if you need to Rent skis/snowboard/boots/helmet

$65 for Lift Ticket with your own equipment

Cost includes 2 nights stay @ Charlevoix Hemingway House, meals, and travel expenses

Details: Room for 20 people.  Reserve your spot with $10 deposit by Dec 7th.  Bring your own money for meals (one lunch at Nub’s Nob and 2 dinners)

Never skied before? No problem – Lesson included!

Bulletin – November 16, 2014

Service of Worship
The Lord’s Day
November 16, 2014

Worship Leader: Phil Cook

“God alone is my rock and my salvation;
He is my fortress, I will not be shaken.
My salvation and my honor depend on God;
He is my mighty rock, my refuge.
Trust in Him at all times, O people;
pour out your hearts to Him, for God is our refuge.”
Psalm 62:6-8

Welcome to Huron Shores Fellowship!
We are glad that you are here.

GATHERING TO WORSHIP GOD
Words of Welcome and Fellowship Greeting
Invitation to Worship
Prelude
Opening Prayer

PRAISING GOD WITH OUR SINGING
Congregational Praise
BECAUSE OF YOUR LOVE
YOUR NAME IS HOLY
HOW DEEP THE FATHER’S LOVE FOR US
JESUS MESSIAH

WORSHIPING GOD THROUGH OUR GIVING
The Giving of Tithes and Offerings

Special Music: REST

CELEBRATING GOD’S ACTIVITY
Children’s Blessing
Children’s Worship Time – (Children ages 4 – 2nd grade)

Congregational Singing
ON CHRIST THE SOLID ROCK I STAND

Morning Prayer

HEARING GOD’S WORD

Message: Pastor Josh Ray

“Under Construction”
Prayer and Biblical Teaching
RESPONDING TO GOD’S INVITATION
Congregational Response
YOUR NAME IS HOLY

Our Life Together
The Passing of the Peace
Leader: The Peace of Christ be with you!

People: And also with you!
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As guests of Huron Shores Fellowship, we extend a warm
welcome to you! If you’d like to learn more about our
Fellowship, please take a guest information packet with
you today.

We encourage you to join us next week at 9:30 a.m. for
Sunday Bible Study. We have classes for all ages.

TODAY AT HURON SHORES FELLOWSHIP
9:00 – 9:30 Prayer Time in the prayer room,
come and join us.
9:30 a.m. Bible Study for all ages
10:45 a.m. Worship Service
Infant and Toddler nurseries are available

6:00-8:00 p.m. “Lighthouse” Sr. High Youth Group

OPPORTUNITIES FOR THIS WEEK
MONDAY, November 17
Canceled! Christian Life and Growth
TUESDAY, November 18
9:30 a.m. Crafting Day. Bring whatever craft you’re
working on and a dish to pass for a light lunch.
Everyone is welcome! Questions? Call
Becky Sommerfield or Pegg Thomas
4:30 p.m. Men’s Group
4:30 p.m. Women’s Bible Study
WEDNESDAY, November 19
5:45 p.m. Wednesday Evening Supper
6:30 p.m. Children and Youth Clubs
6:30 p.m. Adult Bible Study
NO Choir Practice
THURSDAY, November 20
12:00 Women’s Fellowship at Cabin Creek Café
FRIDAY, November 21
Gym Night
7:00-8:00 5th grade and down
8:00-9:00 Jr. High Youth

Thanksgiving Baskets
Today – there is a sign up list in the foyer for
things needed for our Thanksgiving Baskets.
Please bring your food items to the church
kitchen by Tuesday, November 25 at 10:00 am
-they will then be packed and distributed. If you
have any questions, talk with Amy MacArthur .

Jr. and Sr. High Students
We need your help! If you would like to help out with the Christmas
Program this year please talk to Pastor Josh or Anna Kollien.

Devotionals Available
Our Daily Bread devotional is now available for December, January,
and February on the table in the foyer. If you can, please leave
a donation to help support this ministry. Thank you.

Tuesday Afternoon Bible Studies
Our Tuesday afternoon Bible studies will continue this week. Please
join us at 4:30 for Bible study, prayer and fellowship. There is a group
for men and a group for women. Everyone is welcome!

NOTICE! NEW CHANGES – AND UPDATES
Our web page has been updated. The address is the same http://www.huronshoresfellowship.org but the format is
all new. Here’s some changes you should know about:

Subscribing – you can subscribe and receive e-mails when
new content is posted.
Google calendar – we’ll keep this up-to-date
Archives – history at our fingertips, by both category and date
New e-mail addresses:
Pastor Josh is now hsf.josh@gmail.com
Judy Duncan is now hsf.alpena@gmailcom

If you see an error on the page, please contact Pegg for
correction (twinwillowsfarm@gmail.com). Pastor Josh will
be updating youth activities. Judy will be posting the weekly
bulletins.

College Students of the Week
Remember our students with prayer and a note
of encouragement.
Esther Hardies
Molly Stricker
Heidi Smith, ACC

Words of Gratitude
The Sunday Supper Crew has received a very nice special
homemade card – with appreciation and thank you:
To the Sunday Supper Crew…especially on Nov. 2, 2014 –
Special Thanks to the cooks and servers and Ellen Egan
and the Trinity Episcopal Church parish:
YOU BRING HOPE!. – from “Donald”

Dear Church Family,
Words cannot express how grateful we are for your prayers,
words of encouragement, and other offers of support! We
greatly appreciate your concern and willingness to help in
any way possible. Also, thank you for the beautiful flowers,
the smell of the lilies filled the room for several days.
At this time Sharyl is in physical therapy in Alpena and is
getting stronger day by day. Part of the recovery process is
her dealing with high levels of anxiety and as a result she
cannot have visitors at this time. Your respect for this wish
is greatly appreciated. We still have a ways to go so please
continue praying and praising.
~ In HIM, Russ and Sharyl