St. John's United Methodist Church 

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IN THIS ISSUE
Join us for worship
Calendar
2018 Confirmation Class
Prayer List
Sunday School
Mobile Text Giving
Daily Devotionals
Pastor's Reflection
Youth Group
Vacation Bible School
Drive Thru Prayer
Invitation to Membership
Table Talk
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Chicken BBQ
Flea Market
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Red Bird Trailers Open
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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, 
May 6, 2018
 
Pastor Janice's sermon  
"Give Us This Day
Our Daily Bread"

 Matthew 6:5-13

215-357-6998
 
HOURS
Monday - Friday
8:30-3:00 p.m.
 
THIS WEEK'S 
CALENDAR
 
Thursday, May 3
6:45pm
  Adult Bell Choir

7:30pm
  Al-Anon

8:00pm
  Adult Choir

Sunday, May 6
9:15am
  Children's Sunday School

10:30am
  Children & Youth Sunday School

11:30am
  Joyful Voices

6:00pm
  Youth Choir

7:00pm
  Youth Group

Monday, May 7
6:45pm
  Celebration Ringers

6:45pm
  Proverbs Bible Study

Tuesday, May 8
10:00am
  Prayer Shawl Ministry

10:00am
  VBS Decorating

5:45pm
  GENesis Bells

6:30pm
  VBS Decorating

7:00pm
  Naomi Circle

7:00pm
  Praise Band Rehearsal

7:00pm
  Table Talk

7:30pm
  AA

Wednesday, May 9
10:00am
  Rebekah Circle

1:00pm
  Joanna Circle

4:30pm
  Drive Thru Prayer

7:00pm
  Bible Study

Thursday, May 10
7:30pm
  Al-Anon

 
Congratulations to our
2018 Confirmation Class!
 

 

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.

 
Please go to the Children's Ministry Page for forms.

Children's Sunday School
Children's Sunday School is held weekly at the 9:15 and 10:30 services f or children 4 years old through 6th Grade. A parent must accompany children who are attending for the first time. 

Youth Sunday School
Sunday school takes place every Sunday at the 10:30 service.  Youth who have completed 6th grade through 12th grade go directly to the Youth Room in the Education Wing.  Youth are encouraged to worship together at the 9:15 service. 

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. 

For more information about our Children or Youth Ministries, please contact Director,
David Bigam, dbigam@gmail.com 

GIVING
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 our new

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

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) 
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

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.
USHERS ARE NEEDED
at the 8:00 worship service.  Please let Carol Eberz know if you can usher for a week or a month.

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May 3, 2018   
PASTOR'S REFLECTION
CHILDREN & YOUTH MINISTRY

  
Sunday nights
7:00-8:30 PM
Hmmm.  What are we doing at Youth Gr oup?
     
Youth Group This Week  
If it's nice outside we will be out!
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Morrisville Food Bank Monday
Monday, May 14th  
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!!!!

Morrisville Food Bank Monday
 

And as always
Bring a Friend and Bring a Can!

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

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 table in Education Wing or go to our website www.stjohnsivyland.com and go to our children's page.
For more information, please contact David Bigam 215-357-6998 or dbigam@gmail.com
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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

HELP NEEDED 
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.
Registration Administrator
Put registration information into a spreadsheet, mail out information to families.
Registration Table
Help with registration and sign in on July 23 & 24 between 8:25 AM and 9:15 AM
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 Online.
Thanks for your support!
   
For questions, contact David Bigam 215-357-6998    dbigam@gmail.com

ADULT FELLOWSHIP

OUTREACH
ST. JOHN'S DRIVE-THRU PRAYER IS BACK!
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.
Invitation to Become a Member

If you feel you have found a church home at St John's, we invite you to become a member!

Our next 
"New Member Sunday" will be
Sunday, May 20, 2018.  Those wishing to become members of St. John's will be invited to take the vows of membership at any of our three worship services.

The only "requirement" for membership is that you feel a commitment to Christ and a desire to make St. John's your church family.  If you feel God calling you to take this next step on your faith journey, we welcome you with open arms!  Please check off "wish to join" on the sign-in tablet or contact the church office at 215-357-6998 or stjumc@aol.com.

The Grace Cafe is open 
after worship for 
f ellowship and refreshments. 

Warrior Coffee is served exclusively in the Grace Cafe. 
 Order Forms available. 
Thank you for helping to fight for what's right  
one cup at a time!


Join the Conversation and 
Bring a Friend!
 Update
 
Family Promise is hopeful to start hosting homeless families this summer! St. John's will continue to support this ministry. Please consider attending the volunteer training if you wish to help out. If you have any questions please let Sharon Byle know. ( smbyle@gmail.com)
    • Training: Family Promise will be conducting their first Volunteer Training Session on Sunday, May 6th from 2-4:30pm. This will be ideal for all new volunteers, as well as anyone who feels they would like a refresher. The meeting will be held in the school building at Assumption BVM, 1900 Meadowbrook Rd, Feasterville, 19053. The school building is located adjacent to the church.
    • Funding: Family Promise reached their target goal of the amount of funds needed to reopen. Thank you to all who donated! Continued support is needed, donations can be made at www.fplb.org
    • Day Center: Delta Community Supports has continued to hold space available for FPLB at the Woodbourne Road location under a long-term, reasonable cost lease plan.
    • Congregations: A majority of the congregations from the network plan to continue as host/support congregations and they have a few new congregations as well.
    • Director: They have begun the search for a new director, and have already received numerous resumes and are reviewing to identify the most qualified candidates.
ST. JOHN'S BOOK CLUB
Wednesday, June 13
10:00 AM and 7 PM - Parlor

The Letter
By: Kathryn Hughes

The story of two women born decades apart whose paths are destined to cross and how one woman's devastation leads to the other's salvation.
UMM/UMW

THE UNITED METHODIST MEN ANNOUNCE

A special annual event date is quickly approaching
 
34th CHICKEN BBQ
May 19, 2018
 
We are looking for volunteers in the following areas
PIT CREW
HOSTS FOR THE INSIDE DINING PATRONS
DINING ROOM SERVERS AND KITCHEN HELP
SET-UP AND RESTORATION HELP
 
Please volunteer to be a part of this annual tradition 
that provides a  special outreach to our community !!!
Sign-up sheets have been placed on the bulletin board, 
located in the hallway,  in front of the Grace CafĂ©
 
The UMM Greatly Appreciates your help !!!

St. John's ASP Team
Annual Spring Cleaning Flea Market
Saturday, May 19, 2018
10:00 am

It's time to clean out those closets and make some money!
Come sell and shop. This opportunity is open to everyone!
First come- First serve.
Spaces are limited, rain or shine.
Spaces are just $10.00
$10 per Table if you need it!
So, get yours today!!!
Set up time for the event is 10am and not before.
Questions please contact David Bigam (dbigam@gmail.com)

UMW INGATHERING
   
The UMW Ingathering was held on April 21, 2018.  Sixteen churches contributed 3335 items for Neighborhood Services now located at Janes Memorial UM Church in Germantown. 
St. John's contribution was over 1000 items plus $200 in cash. 
The worship program included thoughts on "Reaching Out in Love" from Suzette James, a young woman who is the Associate
Con ference Lay Leader for the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference.
THE NAOMI CIRCLE
The Naomi Circle went to the Ronald McDonald House On Saturday, April 28 to serve breakfast to parents of children admitted to CHOP. This has become an annual event for this circle.
 
Naomi Circle wa s also able to deliver several thousand aluminum can tabs.
St John's members donate tab
s all year long. 
MISSIONS
Red Bird Trailers Are Open!
Daily 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Donations of clothing and household items accepted.  


Donations of non-perishable food for the Eastwick and Holmesburg Food Pantries 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.  
GRADUATE RECOGNITION 
Help us give proper recognition to our students at the 10:30 a.m. service on June 10, 2018. Please list on the back of the top page of the Ritual of Friendship the name and school of anyone you know from St. John's who is graduating high school or college this June.  You may also call the church office at 215-357-6998.