PASTOR’S VACATION –will be from 11/20 to 11/27. In the event of a pastoral emergency, please contact Rev. Fred Becker at 973-366-2821 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Special thanks to Rev. Drs. Arden and Margaret Krych who are presiding and preaching in his absence. It is always a joy to welcome our very own SOTH members as worship leaders.
CONGREGATIONAL MEETING and 2022 Spending Plan approval is scheduled for 12/12 at the conclusion of an abbreviated worship service in person and via Zoom. Details and documents will be emailed the week of 11/29.
THANK YOU for your generosity! Last Sunday (Consecration Sunday) 33 households completed an Estimate of Giving Card. Of those, 75% indicated an intention to increase giving in 2022. Thank you for supporting the mission of SOTH. Many thanks also to Rev. Dr. Arden Krych and all of those who served on his Resources Team.
CHURCH CLEAN UP DAY – is scheduled for Sat. Nov. 20 at 8:00 AM. Please bring your garden tools, and gloves, etc. Many hands make light work!
192 PAIR of men’s socks were donated to Limecrest Subacute and Rehab Center in Andover! Wow! They will be added to the resident’s holiday gifts. Many thanks to all who participated and to Diane F. and Pat K. for leading this effort!
HANGING OF THE GREENS – Please stay for a little while after service on Nov. 21 to help decorate the church for the holiday season. Thanks to Barbara O. for leading this activity.
FEAR NOT – click HERE to see the topics for the 12-part sermon series beginning 11/28. Don’t miss a week of this re-assuring series!
YOU ARE INVITED – to the Sussex County Youth Orchestra’s holiday concert on Sun., Dec. 5 at 3 p.m. at Newton High School. This is a free concert, but donations are gratefully accepted.
CONFIRMATION CLASSES will now be on Thurs. evenings, once a month from 7-7:45 on Zoom. Classes are scheduled for: Dec. 2, Jan. 6, Feb. 3, Mar. 3 and April 7.
IT’S TURKEY TIME! – We are once again partnering with Project Self Sufficiency to provide turkeys and Thanksgiving meals to 20 families here in Sussex County. Diane F. and her team are in need of turkeys, monetary donations and folks to deliver on Sunday, Nov. 21 after church. There is a sign-up sheet in the narthex to donate turkeys and to deliver. Checks made to SOTH with PSS on memo line would be appreciated. Phyllis is also in need of large paper bags in which to pack the food.
WREATH FUNDRAISER – Orders were due on October 24, 2021 but do not despair as there are often extras. Wreaths will be delivered the week of November 22nd and will be available for pickup Sunday November 28th. This is to help raise money for the Thanksgiving food baskets.
YOUR HELP IS NEEDED – CONTROL ROOM HELP, OFFICE VOLUNTEERS, COFFEE HOUR HOSTS, FINANCIAL COUNTERS, DEACONS AND USHERS are all needed. Training joyfully provided. If someone calls to recruit you, please prayerfully consider how YOU can serve. You can always volunteer by contacting the office.
SUNDAY SCHOOL HAS EXPANDED– We are now welcoming children ages 4 (must be toilet trained) – grade 5 during the 9 AM worship service. Please contact the church office if you would like to help or register your child. Teachers and assistants are needed! Masks required of all participants. No prior experience necessary!
COFFEE HOUR has returned! We are looking for volunteers to host this fellowship time. Duties include: putting on coffee, serving beverages and providing an optional snack of your choice. In order to be better stewards of God’s creation, we are asking folks to bring their own re-usable coffee cup to use and take home. Please sign up on the sheet in the narthex.
WWW.SOTHNJ.ORG – The church’s website is the place to look for upcoming events. Please consult the calendar there. The weekly email can be found under News at the bottom of the home page.
STREAMING IS HERE!: We are excited to announce that you can now view our service live at 9:00 a.m. each Sunday. Click on this link to see the service and subscribe to our SOTH channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCH8w_r1Rb9HH7i6SD15Tu6w Don’t worry if you missed the live broadcast. All services are archived on our channel. You can also search for us on Facebook and like our page. https://www.facebook.com/SOTHNJ/.
WORSHIP INFO FOR NOV. 21
Meeting ID: 829 4727 4304