St. John's United Methodist Church 

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IN THIS ISSUE
Join us for worship
Calendar
Prayer List
Sunday School
Ash Wednesday Service
Pastor's Reflection
Lenten Studies
Youth Group
Club 56
Book Club
Caring Ministries Team
Table Talk
Daily Devotionals
Trailers Closed for Winter
Family Promise
Eastwick Thank You
Snow Policy
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, 
February 18, 2018

"Journey Through Lent" sermon series begins with Pastor Janice's sermon,
"Looking for Rainbows"
Genesis 9:8-17

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HOURS
Monday - Friday
8:30-3:00 p.m.
 
THIS WEEK'S 
CALENDAR
 
Wednesday, February 14
7:00pm 
  Ash Wednesday Service

Thursday, February 15
6:45pm
  Adult Bell Choir

7:30pm
  Al-Anon

8:00pm
  Adult Choir

Saturday, February 17
8:00am
  UMM Breakfast

Sunday, February 18
  Baptism 9:15

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, February 19
  Presidents' Day

6:45pm
  Lenten Bible Study

Tuesday, February 20
10:00am
  Lenten Bible Study

5:45pm
  GENesis Bells

7:00pm
  Deborah Circle

7:00pm
  Praise Band Rehearsal

7:00pm
  Table Talk

7:30pm
  AA

Wednesday, February 21
7:00pm
  Bible Study

7:30pm
  Salome Circle

Thursday, February 22
6:45pm
  Adult Bell Choir

7:30pm
  Al-Anon

8:00pm Adult Choir
 
 

 

PRAYER LIST

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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.  

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 Roberta Nelson for more information or if you  w ould like to request a  Prayer Shawl.
robertahsn577@verizon.net
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 now 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. 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 confidential.
 
If you have any questions about mobile giving, email Lou Lescas at  stjohns820@gmail.com

PASTOR'S REFLECTION

It's not every year that both Ash Wednesday and Valentine's Day fall on the same day! We hope you will join us tonight for worship as we begin the season of Lent. We also wish you a very happy Valentine's Day. I'd like to share a short poem I found online - may it remind us of what true love - Christian love - really is.
 Have a blessed day!     Pastor Janice
 
Valentine's Day Every Day
On Valentines Day, we show our love;
We express our deep affections.
Those who are important to us
Get cards and sweet confections.

But Christian love is not just for
The ones we hold most dear;
Jesus said "love everyone;"
He made that very clear.

For Christians, it is every day
We should care and love and serve
Everyone we meet in life,
Whether they do or don't deserve.

Let's follow Jesus' good command
To love everyone we meet.
Valentine's Day every day
Will make life twice as sweet.

LENTEN STUDY
 
Grow in faith this Lent!  

To sign up and receive your book, please fill out the 
Online Sign-up  (here or on the website under Adult Ministries, Small Groups) or tear-off in Sunday's bulletin and return, with payment, to Lara Bolte's mailbox. (next to the church office)

The Circle-Maker:  Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest Fears
Tuesdays, February 20 - March 13
10:00 AM Parlor
Leader:  Pastor Janice

This four-session video-based study with Mark Batterson will help participants gain a deeper understanding of prayer and, in turn, make a more consistent practice of prayer.  The study will revolutionize the personal prayer life of each participant and help each group form a prayer circle around each other's challenges, opportunities, and dreams. 


YOUTH GROUP

  
Sunday nights
7:00-8:30 PM
Hmmm.  What are we doing at Youth Gr oup?
 
YOUTH GROUP THIS WEEK?
 YES!!!
 

Morrisville Food Bank Monday
March 12 - Contact David Bigam
Do Not Miss This Opportunity! 
Come and experience great Fellowship! 
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!!!!
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Coming Soon!
The 2018 St. John's Youth Winter Olympics
Dollar Store Broom Hockey - Bobsled Races - Curling
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And as always
Bring a Friend and Bring a Can!
(All food collected goes to Jesus Focus Food Pantry)

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

CHILDREN'S MINISTRY

            St. John's Kids
                Club 56 

Operation Aid-For-Friends and Breakfast Bags

Sunday, March 11 from 4:00-6:00PM

Club 56 is on a roll in the new year with
 more community service!
We will be preparing around 20 hot meals and 30 Breakfast bags for Aid for Friends. 
This means YES, 5th and 6th graders
 you will get to do some cooking!!!
There will be music and happy dances...
So please sign up now if you want to see Mrs. G and Mrs. Z do their happy dance!  Snacks will be provided!!
SIGN UPS NO LATER THAN MARCH 4, 2018

Sign up sheet will be on the table in the Education Wing hallway.  For more info contact Mrs. Gutsch hgutsch@gmail.com
St. John's Kids
Club 56  

BOOK CLUB
The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane
By Lisa See

A powerful story about two women separated by circumstance, culture, and distance-and the enduring connection between mothers and daughters.

Wednesday, February 28
10:00 AM and 7:00 PM in the Parlor.

OUTREACH
 
St. John's Caring Ministries Team will meet on
Tuesday, February 27 
at 7 pm in the Church Parlor.
If you are interested in becoming a part of this important
ministry of St. John's, please join us for this meeting.
Join the Conversation and 
Bring a Friend!

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

Warrior Coffee is served exclusively in the Grace Cafe.
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.
MISSIONS
RED BIRD TRAILERS 
ARE CLOSED FOR THE WINTER  
Family Promise

 
St. John's Snow Policy
In case of a major snowstorm or other severe weather that would require cancellation of one or more Sunday services, we will attempt to notify everyone by:
-  A special e-news sent out
-  A message on the church answering machine and website. 

If possible, a decision regarding cancellation will be made the night before.  Please also be aware that, in the event of a power outage, it is impossible to utilize internet or phone services. 
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