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JOIN US FOR
8:00 and 10:30 a.m.
Praise and Worship
March 1, 2020
"Facing Up to Temptation"
CHURCH OFFICE HOURS
Monday - Friday
9:00 AM -2:00 PM
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, email@example.com
THIS WEEK'S CALENDAR
Sunday, March 1
Adult Sunday School
Children & Youth Sunday School
Monday, March 2
Girl Scouts Daisies Meeting
Simon Peter Bible Study
Tuesday, March 3
The History of the Christian Church, Part III
The History of the Christian Church, Part III
Wednesday, March 4
Jesus: The God Who Knows Your Name
Thursday, March 5
Reminder: Daylight Saving Time begins next weekend.
If your contact information changes:
address, phone, email, etc.
please notify the church office at
215-357-6998 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also indicate any changes on
the sign-in sheet during worship and we'll be sure to update your information in our files.
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All "Ongoing Prayer Concerns"
will be listed for
Please submit a new prayer request card if you desire to renew the listing for 2 additional weeks.
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.
- Just go to our website stjohnsivyland.com
- Click on the donate now button and register.
Once you've registered, you can either make donations by debit or credit.
All you have to do is text the amount you wish to give to 877-960-2396.
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 confidential.
If you have any questions about mobile or text giving,
Looking for a little inspiration during the week?
Try an online devotional.
(has many devotionals to choose from)
New members of the ministry group are always welcome; lessons and guidance can be provided for beginners and those with rusty skills.
thly on the second Tuesday to knit or crochet together and to pray over the completed items. For more information, contact Carol Rice at 215-357-1203.
Pictured are the latest group of hats which went to World Vision (4 child size) and The Baby Bureau in Warminste r (14 baby size)
The Grace Cafe is open Sunday mornings for fellowship
Thank you for
"Fighting for What's Right
One Cup at a Time."
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Despite the fact that this has been a relatively mild winter (I almost hate to put that in writing!), I am still longing for Spring to arrive. I'm ready to give up my winter coat and gloves, and I'm ready for a little extra sunlight in the evenings. I can hardly wait.
And the truth is that sometimes all I need to get through a tough time (and I know some of you snow-lovers are still hoping we get hit) is just a teeny, tiny glimpse of hope. I need something to remind that the end is in sight, there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and better days on the horizon. I need something that spells out the fact that this too (whatever it is) shall pass and the light will shine again.
So no matter what our current "tough time" is all about - whether it's a long, dark, cold, winter, medical tests gone bad, the death of a loved one, the break-up of a relationship we thought we could count on forever, a sudden job loss - no matter what it is - God always sends us subtle little reminders that the sun will come out tomorrow.
But right now my heart is leaping for joy at the realization that Daylight Saving Time is happening on March 8. And, of course, this is the first Sunday of Lent, which means that Easter (and Spring!) cannot be far behind and I'm excited. So Mother Nature, bring on whatever nasty weather you have left for us - Spring is on the way!!
And thank you, Lord, for the small but glorious reminders you send in time of stress and worry and fear, and even in times when we can hardly take one more day of winter, that there is hope, that you are in control, and that better days are ahead in this life and in the next.
See you on Sunday!
March 8th at the 10:30 Service
All Scouts Welcome!
St. John's Kids News
Sunday School This Sunday
All children please go to the Sanctuary
Youth please go directly to the Youth Room
10:30 Service only.
Leaders and Co-Leaders are always needed for our classrooms as well as Nursery. If you feel called to help in these areas, please let me know! Clearances are required!
Please contact me anytime and we can talk.
Thank you for your consideration...David Bigam
email@example.com or cell 215-206-6779;
Vacation Bible School 2020
July 20-24, 2020
Hey kids, we're headed to the great Rocky Mountains this year! Join us as we hop the train to discover what plans
God has in store for us!
Do you like to work hands on with decorating sets for stage and hallways? Are you a visionary?
Do you like to use your brain?
If you are any, none or all the above, we would love for you to join our Decorating Committee. Share your ideas and your time in helping us to make this year's Vacation Bible School another memorable time for our kids and neighbors who attend every year!
We are planning a decorating meeting soon and would like to add your name on our list!!
Those interested, please contact David Bigam.
Cell - 215-206-6779 Church - 215-357-6998 firstname.lastname@example.org
Fellowship and fun for youth grades 6 thru 12.
6:30 - 8:00 PM
Join us for light snacks, a devo and fun.
Please contact David Bigam.
MORRISVILLE FOOD BANK MONDAY
Monday, March 9th
Do Not Miss This Opportunity!
Come and experience great Fellowship
on the 2nd Monday of every month!
Morrisville is open to EVERYONE 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!!!!
This week we will be talking about our
3rd Confirmation Vow - "Confess"
And as always
Bring a Friend and Bring a Can!
Have you HELPED anyone today?
Have you SAID SOMETHING NICE to anyone today?
David Bigam, Director of Children and Youth Ministries
Our diaper drive will be ending soon.
Please consider bringing in diapers of any size and drop off at any of our 4 locations throughout the church.
We are collecting all the way up to and including our
Movie/Mission Night, March 13, 6:00 PM
Don't forget to sign up on the table in between the youth room and Room E and designate if you want pizza!
The History of the Christian Church
Part III - Reformation to Revival
This five-week course will be led by Rev. Paul Henry on five consecutive Tuesdays beginning on March 3rd and continuing through March 31st. For your convenience it will meet at either 10 am or 7:30 pm. Please sign up on the bulletin board to participate in this class.
The course will look at the Protestant Reformation as it began with Martin Luther in the early 1500's in Germany. It will then follow the explosion of reform that continued across France, Switzerland, England and the Scandinavian countries in Europe. The founding of the new world will lead us to the Colonies in the Americas and the role of the Christian faith in the growth of the United States. As we move into the 1800's, the course will examine religious issues in the United States with particular emphasis on the abolitionist movement and the role of the Church in the War between the States. As we move through the post-civil war decades we will look at how the church shaped the culture of the late 1800's and the early 1900's.
ST. JOHN'S BOOK CLUB
Tuesday, March 3
10:00 AM and 7:00 PM in the Parlor. Everyone is welcome.
Barbara Schneider and Carol Campbell
Olive Kitteridge offers profound insight into the human condition - its conflicts, its tragedies and joys, and the endurance it requires.
VOCAL & HANDBELL CHOIRS for ALL
St. John's Vocal Choirs provide opportunities for EVERYONE to be involved in music. From young children through adults, we have a place for you in our music program. Beginning musicians and experienced singers are welcome in our Vocal Choirs.
For more information on our Vocal and Handbell Choirs, please contact:
GriefShare 13 week Sessions
Mondays from 6:30-8:30
2020 GriefShare Schedule:
January 6-April 20, 2020 (
no class on January 27. Class WILL meet on Presidents' Day, February 17th): 13 Week Session
May 4-August 3, 2020 (no class Memorial Day): 13 Week Session
There is a $15 fee for materials. For further information, contact Ruth Portzline or Chaplain Erin Maurer or go to
SAVE THE DATE!
SATURDAY, MAY 16TH 11 AM - 7 PM
St. John's Ivyland
36th Annual Chicken BBQ
Think Spring - Think Fellowship - Think Fun
If you want to be part of all this fun, keep an eye out for the Sign-Up sheets for Volunteering that will be coming out soon.
Questions? Please feel free to call, text or email:
David Bigam - 215-206-6779 Cell; 215-357-6998 Church or Email at email@example.com
The Red Bird Trailers
are CLOSED for the winter.
RED BIRD TRAILER MISSION UPDATE
Many of us were saddened by the passing of our friend and fellow member Dick Paulus; and those of us, actively involved with the RedBird Trailer Mission, certainly miss him and all that he did to make the mission successful. In Dick's memory and spirit, we hope to continue the mission and keep it vibrant. At present, we have two full trailers of furniture, housewares, bedding, toys, etc. which we are looking to ship soon to the Red Bird mission in Beverly, Kentucky. Further, we hope to reopen the trailers for material donations tentatively on April 15th, and we graciously accept financial support at any time.
I've been blessed to have been selected as one of the new leaders of the mission, and I look forward to working with the members of St Johns UMC as we continue the mission's activities. In that regard, please feel free to contact me at (215) 779-9464 (cell) or
with your thoughts and ideas in support of the mission.
Thank you, Bob Snarr
Donations of non-perishable food for the Eastwick Food Pantry are needed now and throughout the year. Please place contributions in the shopping carts located in the narthex and fellowship hall lobby.
Also, please contact
if you are available to help deliver food and clothing to the Eastwick Food Bank
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.