St. John's United Methodist Church 

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Snow Policy
Pastor's Reflection
Youth Group
Pancake and Sausage Supper
Broadway Night
Lenten Studies
Ash Wednesday Service
Souper Bowl Sundays
UMM Breakfast
Trailers Closed for Winter
Red Bird Trip
Featured Article
Family Promise
Table Talk
Warrior Coffee
Open arms and serving hands transforming lives through Christ
Worship Services:
8:00 and 10:30 a.m.
  9:15 a.m.
Praise  and Worship
February 4, 2018

Pastor Janice's sermon
"Learning to Fish"
2 Corinthians 5:11-15

Monday - Friday
8:30-3:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 1
  Security Task Force Meeting
  Adult Bell Choir
  Adult Choir
Saturday, February 3
  Broadway Night
Sunday, February 4
  Children's Sunday School
  Children & Youth Sunday School
  Confirmation Class
Tuesday, February 6
  GENesis Bells
  Praise Band Rehearsal
  Table Talk
Wednesday, February 7
  Bible Study
Thursday, February 8
  Adult Bell Choir
  Adult Choir



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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. 

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.
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


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.
Looking for a little inspiration during the week?  
Try an online devotional.    
(has many devotionals to choose from)
(Devotional for Women)
(Devotional for Men) 
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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            I had to laugh (and I hope you enjoyed it too!) when I received the Conference e-news this week. As I scrolled through the articles, the current sign being displayed at First United Methodist Church in Collingswood, NJ popped up!
Most of you already know that I'm not exactly a football fan. For one thing, I understand almost nothing about the game, and, to be honest, I've never really had any great desire to learn. But be that as it may, I won't deny the excitement in the air as we move toward Super Bowl Sunday. Most years, I just kind of yawn and go about my business, but this year is a little bit different. The excitement has been ramped up a notch, to put it mildly. I won't say I'm praying for an Eagles' win (after all, that would be somewhat sacrilegious, wouldn't it?), but I hope for one!
            So I wish everyone a fantastic Super Bowl Sunday! The focus of worship won't be on the game, but it will be on God, from whom all good things come!
            Looking forward to Sunday!
Pastor Janice

Sunday nights
7:00-8:30 PM
Hmmm.  What are we doing at Youth Gr oup?
Enjoy the Super Bowl!

Fly Eagles Fly!

Morrisville Food Bank Monday
 February 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!!!!

Coming in February 
The 2018 St. John's Youth Winter Olympics
Dollar Store Broom Hockey - Bobsled Races - Curling

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?

Pancake and Sausage Supper 
Coffee, Juice and Beignet's
(Both regular and Sugar Free syrup will be provided, or bring your own topping!)

FAT TUESDAY (Shrove Tuesday)
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
5:30-7:30 PM
Get your tickets NOW
$8.00 per Adult
$5.00 per Child ages 5-12
Children under 5 eat Free! (When accompanied by adult)

Music Presented by: The Jazz Sanctuary

For questions please contact David Bigam at 215-357-6998 or
Colleen Brownell, 
Kim Smith, 
Jim Baldridge,
It's Back.......

This Saturday, February 3rd
7:00 pm

Enjoy and evening of Song presented by the 
St. John's Choirs and Soloists
as they present music from  Broadway and Hollywood.

Invite your friends and family to
our always popular night of entertainment.
Seating is always at a premium.

Admission is FREE
Joyful Voices and Youth Choir will not rehearse this Sunday, February 4th.  
Two opportunities to 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 Seven-Mile Miracle: Experience the Last Words of Christ As Never Before
Book - $8 
Mondays, February 12 - March 26
6:45 PM 
Leaders:  Barbara Schneider and Carol Campbell

Experience the power and meaning of the last words of Christ on location in the Holy Land in this seven-week video-based study.  Steven Furtick unpacks the drama, power, and deeper meaning of Jesus's final hours before his Crucifixion.


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. 

FEBRUARY 14, 2018
7:00 PM
(Note Time Change)


The United Methodist Women are collecting canned goods to benefit our local Food Banks through Sunday, February 4th. Please bring your canned goods or non- perishable boxed items to church.  Just place your items in the barrel with the huge goal posts, located  in the church Narthex. Your donations may be the difference between a warm dinner and empty tummies. Please contact Kathy Keppol, 215-357-7404, with any questions. Thank you for your support!

United Methodist Women

Attention all St. John's Men Over the age of 18
The United Methodist Men of St. John's would like  
to invite you and one other person,  
father, mother, sister, brother, friend, anyone...  
to the U.M.M. Breakfast on February 17th, 8 AM  
in Fellowship Hall.   
Guest Speaker will be our own Kristen Smedley
Topic: "Eye Believe in Miracles"
Please reply to Ed Campbell by phone 215-364-0942,  
email or sign up sheet in the church narthex.  Please note if there will be one or two people, including yourself. Looking forward to seeing you.  

4th Annual Red Bird Mission Trip  
September 15th - September 22nd
Anyone interested please call 
Ed Campbell 215-364-0942 or 
Linda Barr 215-773-9865

Family Promise
What is it?
Family Promise is an international organization, with local chapters that organizes local religious organizations to help temporarily feed and house homeless families.   St. John's is a host congregation, meaning we take families for selected weeks, they come to us about 6pm and leave around 6am. We feed them and they sleep in family groups in our Sunday School classrooms. They go back to the day center and continue living their lives and trying to get out of homelessness. Last spring, the local Lower Bucks chapter had to shut down for a couple of reasons, the main one being a projected shortfall of funds. They have reorganized the Board of Directors and are in the process of fund raising. Once they have the funds they will begin the process of getting ready to take in homeless families and getting them back on their feet.

If you have any questions about this ministry please contact Sharon Byle or 610-888-1329.  
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.