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Sunday Scripture Reading, November 11, 2018

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Rev. Dr. Timothy Oleksy

Sermon Title: Rich Man… Poor Man

Service begins at 11:00am * All are Welcome!

Old Testament:  Ruth 3:1-5; 4:13-17

Gospel:  Mark 12:38-44

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Weekly Announcements, November 8, 2018

CONGREGATIONAL MEETING

There will be a congregational meeting SUNDAY, November 11, immediately following the morning worship service. The purpose of the meeting will be to elect two members of the congregation to the nominating committee for 2019. These members will be a part of selecting two new Elders for the Session as well as two new Trustees. All church members are asked to attend.

STEWARDSHIP SUNDAY

The church’s annual Stewardship Sunday is fast approaching. At this time, we ask each member, each family, and all our regular worshipers, to prayerfully examine their resources and to pledge a portion to God’s work. Soon everyone will receive a pledge card in the mail. On Stewardship Sunday, November 18, a special collection of the pledge cards will be held during the morning service. The cards may also be returned by mail to the church office. These pledges help the church plan our budget for the coming year

PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN THANK OFFERING

The Thank Offering has long been a tradition of Presbyterian Women. It has provided and continues to provide much-needed financial assistance to numerous worthwhile programs not included in ongoing General Assembly mission support. Each year, domestic and international projects are carefully and prayerfully selected by the Creative Ministries Offering Committee to help meet a crucial need. If you feel called to contribute to this program, please use one of the blue donation envelopes which can be found in the pew racks.

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Today is Communion Sunday, November 4, 2018

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Holy Communion at Green Hill is open to all believers, all who trust Christ as their Lord and Savior. You do not need to be a member of Green Hill to receive Communion. You are warmly invited to share the Bread and the Cup from the Lord’s Table. Communion is offered at Green Hill on the 1st Sunday of each month.

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Daylight Savings Ends Sunday

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Sunday Scripture Reading, November 4, 2018

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Rev. Dr. Timothy Oleksy

Sermon Title: It’s Like… Love

Service begins at 11:00am * All are Welcome!

Old Testament:  Ruth 1:1-18

Gospel:  Mark 12:28-34

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Toys for Tots Registration Begins November 5, 2018

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The Christian Year: All Saints’ Day

In early Christian tradition, saints’ days began as a way to mark the anniversary of a martyr’s death — his or her “birthday” as a saint. By the middle of the church’s first millennium, there were so many martyrs (particularly due to the persecution of Diocletian) that it was hard to give them all their due. All Saints’ Day was established as an opportunity to honor all the saints, known and unknown.

All Saints’ Day has a rather different focus in the Reformed tradition. While we may give thanks for the lives of particular luminaries of ages past, the emphasis is on the ongoing sanctification of the whole people of God. Rather than putting saints on pedestals as holy people set apart in glory, we give glory to God for the ordinary, holy lives of the believers in this and every age. This is an appropriate time to give thanks to members of the community of faith who have died in the past year. We also pray that we may be counted among the company of the faithful in God’s eternal realm.

All Saints’ Day has been celebrated on November 1 since the year 835. Previously it had been connected with the Easter season as a feast of all martyrs.

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