PASTOR'S MESSAGE AND HERITAGE HAPPENINGS FOR NOVEMBER 10th
On a webpage written by Anja Goritzka, I learned that the oldest preserved riddle is from ancient Mesopotamia dated 2350 BC. It reads: “Its canal is A, its god is B its fish is C, its snake is D. You are looking for a city that lies on canal A, whose local god is B and who symbolic animals are C and D.”
Riddles have been around for a long time. They have a concrete answer but are set up to obstruct you from seeing it. This Sunday I will pose a few riddles two of which will come from our lectionary readings in Haggai and Luke. Come and learn how not to let your view be obstructed by the riddles so that you can get to the true answers in life.
Meet me at the chili cook-off following worship!
JOIN US IN FELLOWSHIP after worship today for the annual “CHILI COOK-OFF” There is NO all church Sunday school today.
VETERAN’S DAY CARDS will be available in the narthex to say “thank you” to a veteran.
SOCK & UNDIE DRIVE to benefit the Agua Fria Food & Clothing Bank will continue through the month of November. New socks, t-shirts, and undies for men, women, and children will be collected. Bring in your donations and place in the specially marked box in the narthex.
GROUP GYM MEMBERSHIP through Heritage Church to Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center at 55th Ave. and Union Hills is $200 per person for 2020. Membership includes full fitness center, basketball gym, racquetball courts, indoor track, rock wall, lap swimming, & exercise classes. Deadline for sign up and payment is Dec. 11th. Checks are to be made out to Heritage Church. See Rebecca Gray for further information.
HART’S CHRISTMAS WISH LIST this year includes hooded sweat sweatshirts, throw/blankets, gift cards (Target Walmart, etc.) personal hygiene items. Look for the specially marked box in the narthex.
ALL CHURCH SMALL BUSINESS AND HOBBY SUNDAY will be held on November 24th after worship. Sign-up sheet is on the information table in the narthex. List your name, the type of business or hobby, and how much table space is needed. This is an opportunity to share your trade, talent, or business with the congregation. See Kiana Brewer for more information.
THE AGUA FRIA FOOD BANK is stocking up now for the distribution of holiday food boxes. Most needed items: stuffing mix, canned gravy, cranberry sauce, instant potatoes and canned vegetables. This year they are expecting to fill 615 Christmas boxes.
NEW OUR DAILY BREAD devotionals for December/January/February are available on the information table.
SUNDAY SCHOOL begins at 10:45 a.m. for Pre-Kindergarten thru 6th grade, Junior & Senior High, and Adults. The nursery is available for children 3 and under during the worship service and classes. Following is our program for the 2019-2020 school year. Nursery – Music, Play & Stories. Kindergarten-6th Grade – Living Waters: Bible lessons with stories of countries around the world in need of clean water with different activities each week. Jr. & Sr. High – Interactive Bible lessons for today’s youth.
HOMELESS? NEED TO WORK? Information cards to help direct those in need are on the table in the narthex compliments of Phoenix Rescue Mission and the City of Glendale. Take a few to hand out when you encounter someone.
SERVING OUR CONGREGATION brochures are available in the narthex to inform church members about pastoral services, deacon and other ministries at Heritage that serve one another in love.
NEW BOOKS for “Take-A-Book, Leave-A-Book” are on the top of the members’ mail file cabinet in the narthex.
WHAT’S ON TAP TUESDAY? Men’s fellowship meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Throne Brewery (new name, same place) 67th Ave., just north of Bell Rd. Bring your Bible. Next meeting is November 12th.
BIBLE & BRUNCH meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Next meeting is November 13th. at 10:00 a.m. Bring a dish to share. All are welcome.
THE PRAYER SHAWL GROUP meets at PuraTea Water, 3515 W. Union Hills Dr. #101 every Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. to knit, crochet items for those who need to be wrapped in prayer. Beginners are welcome.
COFFEE sign-up sheet is on the table in the narthex to order JUSTO CAFÉ from a coffee farm co-op in Mexico to support workers and their families. Each bag is $10.00 and includes cost of shipping.
EYEGLASSES NEEDED for the Lions Club Foundation Eyeglass Program. Look for the box in the Narthex to make your donation.
53 PAIRS OF GLASSES were donated to the Lion’s Club in November. Boxes for eyeglass donations are located in the narthex or Heritage House. Readers and sunglasses (non-prescription) are also needed.