St. John's United Methodist Church 

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IN THIS ISSUE
Join us for worship
Calendar
Prayer List
Text Giving
Daily Devotionals
Pastor's Reflection
Congratulations Carole!
Sunday School-Summer
Youth Group
ASP Stock Sale
VBS Starts Monday!
Book Club
R.I.S.E. Sunday
Red Bird
Red Bird Pancake Breakfast
Backpack Drive
Drive Thru Prayer
Table Talk
Drive Thru Nativity
Academy for Laity
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, 
July 22, 2018
  Pastor Janice's sermon:  
 "Sheep Without a Shepherd"
Mark 6:30-44
 
215-357-6998
 
HOURS
Monday - Friday
8:30-3:00 p.m.
 
THIS WEEK'S 
CALENDAR
 
Thursday, July 19
7:30pm
  Al-Anon
 
Sunday, July 22
9:15am
  Children's Sunday School
 
10:30am
  Adult Sunday School
 
10:30am
  Children & Youth Sunday School
 
Monday, July 23
9:00am
  Vacation Bible School
 
Tuesday, July 24
9:00am
  Vacation Bible School
 
7:00pm
  Table Talk
 
7:30pm
  AA
 
Wednesday, July 25
9:00am
  Vacation Bible School

4:30pm
Drive Thru Prayer

Thursday, July 26
9:00am
  Vacation Bible School
 
7:30pm
  Al-Anon
 
Friday, July 27
9:00am
  Vacation Bible School
 
7:00pm
  Vacation Bible School Closing Program
 
 

 

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 has arrived, as 
St John's offers mobile giving! 
 
Just go to our 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 
 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


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. 
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
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) 

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.  


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.  
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July 19, 2018
PASTOR'S REFLECTION
                Do you have an idea for a new mission project that's been eating at your heart? Something you know God is calling you to do and yet you aren't quite sure how to go about it? Something that you wonder what possible kind of a difference you, as an individual, could make?
            As Christians, one of the things we are called to do is to change the world. And changing the world involves lifting up the lowly and caring for the least and the lost. This is one of the most important tasks of the Church and of individual Christians.
            Just a few thoughts. "Mission" doesn't always mean that we are called to do nothing but "give, give, give." Of course, "giving" is a good thing. Those with more OUGHT to give in order to alleviate the suffering of those who have very little. And giving of our time and talent is also a good thing. But "giving of ourselves" might also mean finding ways to "partner" with those in need. It means walking with them through their despair. And it means finding ways to work with them and to help them build on their strengths.
            One example of a mission partnership has to do with the coffee we serve in the Grace Café (and, of course, we can also purchase it for personal use). Through a partnership with a group from Lycoming College, a remote poverty-stricken village of El Naranjito in the Dominican Republic is becoming self-sufficient and the villagers are beginning to earn a living wage. Students from Lycoming take regular trips to El Naranjito, not to "do" the work for the community, but to work WITH the people of the village in order to help them develop ways to make their coffee crop into a sustainable resource for the village.
            We are starting to plan for R.I.S.E. Sunday on October 7 - so mark your calendar. It will be a morning of worship and mission - an uplifting day for all of us, and a day that we pray will help us change the world in a small way. If you're willing to help with planning, with preparations, or with providing leadership on October 7, please speak with Lara Bolte.
            So back to the question, "do you have an idea for a new mission project that's been eating at your heart?" Would it address a local need? Would it address a not-so-local need? Are you willing to put your own heart and soul into it? And are you interested in recruiting others to work with you? If you are, we'd love to help you explore ways for your church family to get involved. Please speak with me or speak with Lara Bolte who is the staff liaison for missions.
                                                In Christ,
                                                Pastor Janice

CONGRATULATIONS TO CAROLE DIEMER
After 36 years as our Administrative Assistant,  
Carole Diemer has decided to retire effective July 27th.

Please join us in celebrating Carole's retirement this Sunday, July 22! There will be a reception following each of the services. 

Staff Parish Relations Committee
Jack Schink, Chairperson
Ken Lee
Ivonne Sheren
Joe Simon
Sally Zemanek
Pastor Janice
CHILDREN & YOUTH MINISTRY

 

SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL
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  


  
   
YOUTH GROUP SUMMER ACTIVITIES 
 
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, August 13th    
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
  Please contact David Bigam, Director of Children and Youth Ministries, with questions.
215-357-6998 or dbigam@gmail.com


ADULT MINISTRIES
ST. JOHN'S BOOK CLUB
Wednesday, August 15th
10:00 AM and 7:00 PM
Church Parlor

"Make Your Bed"
by Admiral William H. McRaven
(U.S. Navy Retired)

MISSIONS

R.I.S.E. SUNDAY
PILLOWCASE DRESS PROJECT
 
We are again making pillowcase dresses as one of our R.I.S.E. Sunday mission projects. We need pillowcases in colors and/or prints suitable for little girls. We also need WIDE double folded bias tape and ¼ inch elastic for this project.
 
We have set a goal of 60 dresses, so please consider purchasing pillowcases and/or other supplies to help. If you have any questions, please see Ruth Portzline
RED BIRD
Red Bird Trailers  
Are Open Daily
9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
 
Drop off Donations of clothing and household items to the trailers located in the back of the church parking lot.  
4th Annual Pancake and Sausage Breakfast
Sunday, August 19th
8:00  AM-Noon

Tickets on sale in the Narthex
July 29th, August 5th & 12th
Adults - $6; Children 6-12 - $4; Under 6 - Free

Sponsoring Our Fall Adult Mission Trip to Red Bird, Kentucky

OUTREACH


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.
 Join the Conversation!  Bring a Friend!

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!

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.