St. John's United Methodist Church 

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IN THIS ISSUE
Join us for worship
Calendar
Prayer List
Sunday School
Thank You
Mobile Text Giving
Daily Devotionals
UMW
Acolyte Recognition
Graduate Recognition
Youth Group
Vacation Bible School
Prayer Partners
Summer Camps
Sheets for Red Bird
Line Dancing
Book Club
Drive Thru Prayer
Warrior Coffee
Red Bird Trailers Open
Eastwick Thank You
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 3, 2018  
Acolyte Recognition at  
10:30 service   
 
Pastor Janice's sermon:  
"Treasure Hidden in Clay Jars"

2 Corinthians 4:1-10

215-357-6998
 
HOURS
Monday - Friday
8:30-3:00 p.m.
 
THIS WEEK'S 
CALENDAR
 
Thursday, May 31
7:30pm
  Al-Anon
8:00pm
  Adult Choir
 
Saturday, June 2
3:00pm
  Geiger Wedding
 
Sunday, June 3
  Acolyte Recognition
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, June 4
6:45pm
  Proverbs Bible Study
 
Tuesday, June 5
10:00am
  VBS Decorating
6:30pm
  VBS Decorating
7:00pm
NO Table Talk
7:30pm
  AA
 
Wednesday, June 6
4:30pm
  Drive Thru Prayer
6:30pm
  Line Dancing
7:00pm  
Bible Study 
 
Thursday, June 7
6:30pm
Live Nativity Meeting 
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.

 
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 

THANK YOU
 Dear Friends and Members of
St. John's,
My children and I would like to thank you for all your prayers and concern for my husband, Bob, over the past nine months. 
I would also like to thank the Prayer Shawl Ministry for the beautiful prayer shawl which they made for him.  It helped to provide him comfort during his last few weeks.  As Christians, we know that Bob is in a much better place where he is finally free of his pain and suffering.  He is finally at peace. 

Evelyn Strong
Dearest friends,
I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the prayers, thoughts, cards, calls, visits, meals and untold kindnesses you have given to Gil and I.  It has been a long road since my back surgery on April 6.  I returned home from Chandler Hall May 3.  As of today (May 30) I am no longer confined to the upstairs being able to walk stairs on my own.  I thank God for His healing Grace. 
Pastor Janice's visits (& Chicken Parm) the love of the congregation and the constant care of our 3 sons provided us with the strength to manage each day. 
God Bless you all.
 
  Betty Witschard
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

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.
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
 
  
  
May 31, 2018
PASTOR'S REFLECTION
Carol and Hank, my sister and brother-in-law, own a camper at a resort in Maryland located on the Elk River as it opens onto the Chesapeake Bay. They went down last Wednesday after work for the long holiday weekend, and I was planning to take a day trip, probably on Monday. They asked me Wednesday evening if I wanted to switch gears due to the not-so-great weather forecast & come down Thursday & Friday instead.
            Well, it made sense. So I quickly rescheduled a few things. I decided I might as well take advantage of the good weather and then stay home and work on Monday.
            It turned out that Thursday and Friday were the k inds of days you wait for all year. Lots of sunshine, not a lot of humidity, warm but not scorching. The perfect days to enjoy their pontoon boat.
            The first day, we took a long trip down the Sassafras River.  The shoreline was magnificent from the water. The next day, we traveled all the way down the Northeast River.
            Every year (usually in early June), I've taken a 3-day retreat to work on sermon and worship planning for the following year. I normally make reservations at a Christian retreat center called Sandy Cove which is located on the Northeast River near the mouth of the Chesapeake. In fact, I have a reservation at Sandy Cove for the beginning of next week.
            As we passed by Sandy Cove, I could see people sitting on the Adirondack chairs on the lawn overlooking the wa ter, just as I often do first thing in the morning or later in the evening. Just as they were enjoying the quiet peace and serenity of God's gift of nature as they watched boats passi
ng by on the water, I too was enjoying the peace and serenity of watching them from the water. I couldn't help thinking about the way that we were both blessing one another as we crossed paths. 
            And now I'm looking forward to sitting in that same spot next week.
            God always has interesting insights to share with us .
I hope you, too, will take some time to enjoy them!
                                                                                    
Pastor Janice
 Acolyte Appreciation Sunday
ACOLYTES RECOGNITION
The following Acolytes will be recognized this Sunday, June 3 at the 10:30 service.

Izzy Alfonso
Olivia DeSaro
Liv Alfonso
Caroline Gutsch*
Bethany Conover*
Grace Kenney
Greta Conover
Merrick Kenney
Sophia Conover
Ryder Moore
Kayla DeSimone
Caelyn Semonsky

Julie Zesinger*
* Graduating Acolytes

Thank you for your care and contribution
during the worship service.
 Music Appreciation Sunday - June 10, 2018
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.
CHILDREN & YOUTH MINISTRY

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

YOUTH GROUP THIS WEEK
9 - Square!

June 10th - 6 PM
We are celebrating the graduation of our High School Students.   Please plan on coming out to wish our graduates the best of luck!
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Attention to all of our 6th graders who will be moving up to 7th grade and Youth Group:
You are now able to join us this summer on any of the events that we will be doing!!!
Tubing the Delaware, Nature Trails at Lake Nockamixon, Trenton Thunder.   
Keep an eye out in the Bulletin and your Inbox.  
Welcome to all of You!!!
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Morrisville Food Bank Monday
Monday, June 11th  
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 the table in the Education Wing or complete the registration form online:
VBS Registration Form

 
  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 WANTED:  
Our Mission Trip this year is to Summers County, WV, July 7 - 14.  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. 
Once signed up, you will be given a youth to pray for.
 
Please email Kim Smith at smithk22@verizon.net to sign up. 
Prayer partner sign up: 
I ­­­­­­­­­­­ would like to be a prayer partner for a 2018  
Summers County, WV Trip Participant.
Name   _______________________________________
 
Thank you for your support!
UMM/UMW
THANK YOU FOR A NOTHER
  GREAT DAY AT ST. JOHN'S

The  34th  Annual  Chi cken BBQ  was our commitment to all those patrons who had ignored the rainy weather. They came to enjoy some fellowship and a tasty dinner in Fellowship Hall or chose the Take-out option to bring their dinner home. Even though we had about one half of the normal turnout, the BBQ is still considered a success as we annually serve those in our community.

Looking forward to t he 35th  Annual BBQ  on May 18th , 2019!
We thank you for your support!

METHODIST SUMMER CAMPS
 
Innabah
Pocono Plateau
Gretna Glen
Carson Simpson Farms
 
If your child or youth is interested in attending any one of these fabulous Methodist camps, the United Methodist Men have generously offered $50 vouchers to assist in covering the cost.  Contact David Bigam by June 15 if you would like to receive a voucher.

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.  Thanking you in advance.  Any questions call Linda Barr, 215-773-9865, or Carol Campbell, 215-364-0942.
ADULT FELLOWSHIP


Learn a new dance each session
All ages and abilities welcome!
Next Session - June 6th
 6:45 PM

Call Carol Eberz (215-355-3572 or
Jane Horton (215-630-6020)

COME OUT AND HAVE FUN!  
Bring Water! 

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.
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.

We will be placing an order for Warrior Coffee on
June 1st. 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 
after worship for fellowship and refreshments. 

 
 
NO TABLE TALK  
TUESDAY,  
JUNE 5TH 
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 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.