St. John's United Methodist Church 

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IN THIS ISSUE
Join us for worship
Calendar
Prayer List
Mobile Giving
Graduate Recognition
Music Ministry Recognition
Sheets for Red Bird
Daily Devotionals
Sunday School-Summer
Nursery Volunteers Needed
Youth Group
ASP Stock Sale
Vacation Bible School
Prayer Partners
Book Club
Backpack Drive
Drive Thru Nativity
Drive Thru Prayer
Academy for Laity
Red Bird Trailers Open
Open arms and serving hands transforming lives through Christ
   
JOIN US FOR
WORSHIP  
  
Worship Services:
8:00 and 10:30 a.m.
Traditional
  9:15 a.m.
Praise  and Worship
  
THIS SUNDAY, 
June 24, 2018  
 
Pastor Janice's sermon:  
 "Close Calls"
Mark 4:35-41 
 
215-357-6998
 
HOURS
Monday - Friday
8:30-3:00 p.m.
 
THIS WEEK'S 
CALENDAR

Thursday, June 21
7:30pm
  Al-Anon
 
Saturday, June 23
10:30am
  CSM District Meeting
 
Sunday, June 24
9:15am
  Children's Sunday School
 
10:30am
  Adult Sunday School
 
10:30am
  Baptism
 
10:30am
  Children & Youth Sunday School
 
Tuesday, June 26
6:00pm
  Social Team planning meeting
 
6:30pm
  VBS Decorating
 
7:00pm
  Table Talk
 
7:30pm
  AA
 
Wednesday, June 27
4:30pm
  Drive Thru Prayer
 
7:00pm
  Bible Study
 
Thursday, June 28
7:30pm
  Al-Anon

 

 

PRAYER LIST

Please click to view

 

All "Ongoing Prayer Concerns" will be listed for 
2 weeks.  
Please submit a new prayer request card if you desire to renew the listing for 2 additional weeks.
GIVING
When you sleep, your heart still pumps blood, you still breathe...think of the church in the summer that way.
While you're away this summer, the Missions and ministry of the church need to keep working. Electronic giving, text giving or even one time lump sum giving are three ways you can give while enjoying the beach.
MOBILE GIVING
Have you ever arrived at church and forgot your giving envelope? Or you would like to make a Communion Offering and you have just 18 cents in your pocketbook? 
Well, help as arrived, as 
St John's offers mobile giving! 
 
Just go to the  website 
 
Click on the donate now button, and register. Once you're registered, you can either make donations by debit or credit.    
 
OR try  
TEXT GIVING 
In addition to our current opportunities for giving online, we now have the option of giving by text message. All you have to do is text the amount you wish to give to 215-398-1617.
You will immediately receive a one-time registration link, then just follow the prompts to complete your donation!

It's quick and secure.
The same vendor that handles electronic giving for us, Vanco Services, has state of the art encryption, so you can rest easy that your transaction is 100% safe and confidenti
al. 
 
If you have any questions about mobile or text giving,
email Lou Lescas at  stjohns820@gmail.com

 
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MUSIC
MUSIC MINISTRY RECOGNITION
Thanks to all Singers, Ringers, Parents
for helping to make our Music Program
so successful.  
Our congregation appreciates your ministry.
Roy Nelson
 
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Order forms are available in the Grace Café.
Thank you for helping to fight for what's right
one cup at a time! 

The Grace Cafe is open 
Sunday mornings for fellowship and refreshments. 

Neshaminy Manor Worship Service - June 3, 2018  

Join the Conversation and  
Bring a Friend! 
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month  in the Parlor - 10 AM
Please come help knit or crochet various items for those in need.
Contact Carol Rice for more information or if you  w ould like to request a  Prayer Shawl.
215-357-1203, harbrechtrice@gmail.com
UMW

RONALD McDONALD HOUSE TABS COLLECTION
Naomi Circle is collecting tabs from beverage cans for Ronald McDonald House.  You will find a container under the sign hanging on the UMW bulletin board. Please place them in a plastic bag and put it in the container. This is an ongoing collection, so keep bringing them in as you collect them.   Thank you.  
SHEETS FOR RED BIRD
Naomi Circle will be collecting sheets during the month of June.  Red Bird has requested twin sheets for their Christmas boxes this year.  They mentioned sheets with a juvenile pattern on them would be great.  They are also asking for solid colors.  There will be containers placed throughout the church for our donations.  Thanks for your support.  Any questions, please call Linda Barr, 215-773-9865, or Carol Campbell, 215-364-0942.
DAILY DEVOTIONALS
Looking for a little inspiration during the week?  
Try an online devotional.    
(has many devotionals to choose from)
(Devotional for Women)
(Devotional for Men) 
UMC LINKS umc logo
 
  
  
June 21, 2018
PASTOR'S REFLECTION
Immigration: such a troubling topic in recent days. It's all over the news: a zero-tolerance policy resulting not only in arrests, but with children and families being separated at the U.S.-Mexico border.
One of the things we want to keep in mind is that many of these families are fleeing for a reason: parents are trying to save their children. The countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras are facing unparalleled levels of violent crime, and are currently ranked among the five most violent nations in the world.
As United Methodists, we want to reflect upon our Social Principles as we think and pray about this difficult topic. As always, we are asked to prayerfully consider our denomination's stand on a number of topics, immigration being one of them. With that in mind, I share with you Paragraph 162H from the 2016 United Methodist Book of Discipline:
 
H) Rights of Immigrants
We recognize, embrace, and affirm all persons, regardless of country of origin, as members of the family of God. We affirm the right of all persons to equal opportunities for employment, access to housing, health care, education, and freedom from social discrimination. We urge the Church and society to recognize the gifts, contributions, and struggles of those who are immigrants and to advocate for justice for all. We oppose immigration policies that separate family members from each other or that include detention of families with children, and we call on local churches to be in ministry with immigrant families.
        A big part of being in ministry with immigrant families is to pray, and of course, to "advocate for justice for all." Let's make it our priority to pray for a quick resolution to a troubling situation. And let's pray for families in crisis everywhere.
Pastor Janice         
CHILDREN & YOUTH MINISTRY

 

SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL HAS BEGUN
All Children 4 years to 6th grade from both service times, 9:15 and 10:30 a.m. will go directly to Holywood
(Room D)
Parents can pick up from Room A or C.

Nursery
Available at both  
9:15 and 10:30. 
We welcome all children birth through 4 years old. 
The nursery is equipped with a calling system and will alert you in worship if your child needs you.   
 
Please go to the Children's Ministry Page for forms. 
Sunday School Registration 
  
For more information about our Children or Youth Ministries, please contact Director,
David Bigam, dbigam@gmail.com  

NURSERY VOLUNTEERS
Looking for a new place to get involved?  Join our Nursery Volunteer rotation.  Let David Bigam know that you would like to be added to our rotation sign-ups.  Please help out with our little ones during 9:15 or 10:30 service!  Thank you.

  
Sunday nights
7:00-8:30 PM
Hmmm.  What are we doing at Youth Group?

NO YOUTH GROUP SUNDAY
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Attention new 7th Graders!
Welcome & Congratulations to you!!
We all look forward to meeting and greeting you this summer and in the fall. You are now able to join  
St. John's youth on our summer activities.  

August 8 - 12 PM
The Trenton Thunder v. Altoona Curve
August 15
Tubing the Delaware

Sign ups will be on the Bulletin Board outside
the Youth Room.
Keep an eye out in the Bulletin and your Inbox.
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Morrisville Food Bank Monday
Monday, July 2nd   
Please contact David Bigam.
Do Not Miss This Opportunity! 
Come and experience great Fellowship
on the 2nd Monday of every month! 
Morrisville is open to anyone interested in going to help make 220 grocery bags full of food. 
Families are always welcome! 
Following this event we always head to Chick-fil-a for Milkshakes!!!!


And as always
Bring a Friend and Bring a Can!

Have you HELPED anyone today?
Have you SAID SOMETHING NICE to anyone today?

2018 ASP STOCK SALE  
$25.00 PER SHARE
The purchase of your share entitles you to our annual Stockholder's Luncheon held in early fall.  Or if you would like, you can purchase a "David Dollar" for just $5.00.   
 
All proceeds help to fund the cost of van rentals and gasoline to Summers County, W.V.  Please see our stock advisers after each service in the Narthex.  Thank you!
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 
JULY 23-27
9 am - NOON
For children 4 years thru 6th grade.
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!!!
Hurry seats fill fast!!!
Registration forms can be found on the table in the Education Wing or complete the registration form online:

  Please contact David Bigam, Director of Children and Youth Ministries, with questions.
215-357-6998 or dbigam@gmail.com

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HELP NEEDED! 
Decorating is on Tuesdays: 10am - Noon;
6:30-8:30 pm. 
No artistic skills necessary. 
For more information please contact David Bigam 215-357-6998 or dbigam@gmail.com

Snack Factory Helper
Prepare snacks for the crews each day. Need not be there every day. Indicate your availability below
Crew Leader
Volunteers 18 years of age or older. Guide groups of 5-7 children to stations. No preparation required.
Jr. Crew Leader
Volunteers 14 - 17 years old. Guide groups of 5-7 children to stations. No preparation required.
Song Leaders
Lead the songs before and during VBS each day.
Decorating Team
Make & put up decorations. No artistic ability needed. Come out & have fun.   Tuesdays: 10am - Noon, 6:30 - 8:30pm.
Clean Up Crew
Take down decorations on Friday night after the closing program. Put everything away, get classrooms back in order, vacuum, take out trash, etc.

A sign-up sheet for VBS Snack Donations is on the board outside the Grace Cafe or you can sign up here online:
Thanks for your support!
   
For questions, contact David Bigam 215-357-6998    dbigam@gmail.com

PRAYER PARTNERS FOR THE APPALACHIA MISSION TRIP:
Our Mission Trip this year is to Summers County,  
WV, July 7 - 14th.  There are 28 youth going on the Mission Trip.  We would like each of them to be covered in prayer.  Prayer partners agree to pray for their participant each day of the Mission Trip and as they prepare for the trip.   
Prayer partners are also asked to send along small notes of encouragement for their participant to read during their time away. You will receive a manila envelope with the youth's name on it for you to place notes, prayer, scripture verses, etc.  
Please see or email Kim Smith at smithk22@verizon.net.
Thank you for your support!
ADULT MINISTRIES

 
  • NO LINE DANCING IN JULY!
  • Sessions will resume this fall; possibly in August. Stay tuned for updates.
  • Call Carol Eberz (215-355-3572) or Jane Horton (215-630-6020)  with questions 


ST. JOHN'S BOOK CLUB
A Piece of the World
By: Christina Baker Kline

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the smash bestseller Orphan Train, a stunning and atmospheric novel of friendship, passion, and art, inspired by Andrew Wyeth's mysterious and iconic painting Christina's World.
 
Wednesday, July 11
10:00AM and 7:00PM
Church Parlor
OUTREACH



Time to dust off your Christmas spirit!
 St John's Christmas gift to our community!   
December 16, 2018     5 PM- 8 PM  
"Drive-Thru Nativity"
Experience the complete Christmas story as you drive through the church grounds!
Your time and talents are needed to make this a huge success!!
Stay tuned for additional information!

ST. JOHN'S  
DRIVE-THRU PRAYER
Wednesdays from 4:30-6pm.
 
 
Our prayer team offers prayer to those who for various reasons don't feel that they can come to church but do realize their need for prayer.  
 
If you would like to join us and be a part of this ministry of 
St. John's, please contact Ruth Portzline, outreachstjohns@yahoo.com.
Academy for Laity
Registration For the 2018 Academy for Laity is now open. This year the Academy will offer 12 courses within the Christ Servant Ministry categories: Basic Course, Leading, Caring and Speaking. There is a selection of returning courses and instructors along with a few NEW classes. There is something for everyone!

If you are interested in attending this year's Academy, contact Ruth Portzline - outreachstjohns@yahoo.com or 215-357-6998. Brochures are available with the course descriptions as well as registration information.

MISSIONS



Donations of non-perishable food for the Eastwick Food Pantry are always needed through-out the year.  Please place contributions in the shopping carts located in the narthex and fellowship hall lobby. 
Thank you for your support.  
Red Bird Trailers Are Open!
Daily 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Donations of clothing and household items accepted.