St. John's United Methodist Church 

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IN THIS ISSUE
Join us for worship
Calendar
Prayer List
Mobile Giving
Music Ministry Recognition
Daily Devotionals
Pastor's Reflection
Sunday School-Summer
Youth Group
ASP Stock Sale
Vacation Bible School
Book Club
Backpack Drive
Drive Thru Nativity
Drive Thru Prayer
Academy for Laity
Red Bird
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 1, 2018
Holy Communion   
 
Pastor Janice's sermon:  
 "Loving Us Into Life"
Mark 5:21-43  
 
215-357-6998
 
HOURS
Monday - Friday
8:30-3:00 p.m.
 
THIS WEEK'S 
CALENDAR

Thursday, June 28
7:30pm
  Al-Anon
 
Sunday, July 1
9:15am
  Children's Sunday School
 
10:30am
  Children & Youth Sunday School
 
Tuesday, July 3
6:30pm
  VBS Decorating
 
7:00pm
NO Table Talk
 
7:30pm
  AA
 
Wednesday, July 4
  Independence Day
Church Office Closed 
 
Thursday, July 5
7:30pm
  Al-Anon
 
Saturday, July 7
ASP Mission Trip

 

 

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

 
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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  

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) 
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.  

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.  
UMC LINKS umc logo
 
  
  
June 28, 2018
PASTOR'S REFLECTION
            First thing this morning, a photo popped up on Facebook - it was a memory from one year ago today. Apparently, I had posted a photo of my mom. It was her 90
th birthday surprise party and I had taken a picture of her just as she walked through the door into the restaurant. Her mouth was wide open in shock when she realized what was going on.   My sister and I are so, so happy that we planned that party last year.  
            In theory, we really DO know that our earthly lives do not last forever. On a day to day basis, however, we forget. And so neither my sister nor I (nor anyone else, for that matter!) thought for a minute that June 22, 2017 could be the final birthday we would celebrate with her on this side of eternity. My mom was one of those people who just never seemed to change - she was always there, constant and steady. It was easy to forget that she was ninety years old because she could keep up with all of us - and then some. But just a few months after the party, she unexpectedly suffered a massive stroke and went home to the Lord.
            I'm happy for her. My mom lived a good, long life - she enjoyed her family and friends, she lived life to the fullest, stayed faithful to her Lord and Savior, and now she is enjoying life in all of it's fullness. And the bonus is that she and Chris (my son) are back together again.
            Seeing that picture pop up on my phone this morning reminded me once again how very precious life is, and how incredibly awesome God's promises are. I'm also reminded that we are ALL called to live our earthly lives to the fullest every day - to enjoy good relationships, to live in awe of God's promises, to love the Lord, and to love and serve one another, being especially mindful of those in need. This life is just temporary - it is not our true home. But we are here for a reason - God has given us the gift of life for us to enjoy, and we are also challenged to make this world a better place.
            Have a blessed day!
                                                                                   
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  


  
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

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.
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.

There are also more items needed for VBS.
Please check out the list on the Bulletin Board outside the Grace Cafe or here online:
Thanks for your support!
   
For questions, contact David Bigam 215-357-6998    dbigam@gmail.com

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
 NO TABLE TALK ON JULY 3
Resumes on July 10.  



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.

RED BIRD

SHEETS FOR RED BIRD
Because of your amazing generosity, we collected 114 sets of sheets for Red Bird.  They will be part of the gift box the families living in the area receive at Christmas.  Each family receives one box.  In the past a parent had to choose which child in the family would receive a set of sheets.  The sheets we sent them will enable each child in the family this year to receive a set of sheets. Thank you so much for your donations.   
Naomi Circle 
RED BIRD TRAILER MISSION 
This weekend the Red Bird Trailer Mission will be sending a fully packed, 54' trailer to the Red Bird Mission.  This will be our 3rd trip this year.  St. John's is blessed to have this opportunity to transport our love to the Red Bird Mission in Beverly, Kentucky.  We pray that with the continued support of St. John's and the surrounding community we will be able to send three more trailers by Thanksgiving.
 
HELP NEEDED
The Red Bird Trailer Mission is looking for a few good packers on Tuesday mornings between 9 and 10 AM. Please call Dick Paulus at 215-872-2247 or email him at iglefan@comcast.net.  
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.