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JOIN US FOR
8:00 and 10:30 a.m.
Praise and Worship
July 29, 2018
Pastor Janice's sermon:
"The Grace and Kindness of the King"
2 Samuel 9:1-13
Beginning Monday, July 30, 2018 the Church Hours will be:
Monday - Friday
9:00 AM -2:00 PM
Thursday, July 26
Vacation Bible School
Friday, July 27
Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School Closing Program
Sunday, July 29
Children's Sunday School
Children & Youth Sunday School
Thursday, August 2
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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.
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.
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
Click on the donate now button, and register. Once you're registered, you can either make donations by debit or credit.
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 confidential.
If you have any questions about mobile or text giving,
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.
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
ould like to request a
Looking for a little inspiration during the week?
Try an online devotional.
(has many devotionals to choose from)
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.
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.
In this high-tech world, we think of young people as being both tech-savvy and obsessed with their devices, PS 4's, X Boxes & other game systems. Which is true - up to a point.
In preparation for VBS week when I would have 3 grandkids staying with me for a week, I decided to order a few items from Amazon. I didn't know for sure if I was being crazy, but I bought three "blast-from-the-past" board games - games that I played when I was a child. I ordered Monopoly, Clue & Yahtzee.
Well, wonder of wonders ... my old-time board games choices are a big hit. The TV has remained off and the PS4 that came with them is sitting silent. No one is playing with phones or with tablets. And all three kids have been playing one game after another since they arrived. Last night, the four of us spent hours at the kitchen table playing Yahtzee. And right now, as I sit here writing this, there is a lively game of Monopoly going on around me. I'm listening to kids laughing, asking questions, trying to work out their problems, and yes - arguing with one another off and on. So the concept of board games is still alive and well among 9-to-13 year old's - which really DOES warm my heart because it seems to me that any activity that encourages laughter and conversation between kids (and adults too!) is a winner. There just isn't enough of that going on these days, is there? After all, God expects us to be in relationship with one another. So I'm pretty sure that God would put His stamp of approval on the playing of Monopoly, Clue & Yahtzee, I really am.
After 36 years as our Administrative Assistant,
Carole Diemer has decided to retire on July 27th.
CONGRATULATIONS and THANK YOU
We wish you so much happiness in your retirement!
SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL
All Children 4 years to 6th grade from both service times, 9:15 and 10:30 a.m. will go directly to Holywood
Parents can pick up from Room A or C.
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
YOUTH GROUP SUMMER ACTIVITIES
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.
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.
Morrisville Food Bank Monday
Monday, August 13th
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?
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
What an exciting week it has been!
Please join us for the Closing Program this Friday, July 27 at 7 PM.
Please contact David Bigam, Director of Children and Youth Ministries, with questions.
215-357-6998 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, August 1 at 6:45
No experience necessary - come out and have fun!
All ages are welcome, and feel free to bring a friend.
Call Carol Eberz (215-355-3572) or Jane Horton (215-630-6020) with questions!
ST. JOHN'S BOOK CLUB
Wednesday, August 15th
10:00 AM and 7:00 PM
by Admiral William H. McRaven
(U.S. Navy Retired)
PILLOWCASE DRESS PROJECT
We are again making pillowcase dresses as one of our R.I.S.E. Sunday mission projects. We need pillowcases in colors and/or prints suitable for little girls. We also need
WIDE double folded bias tape and ¼ inch elastic for this project.
We have set a goal of 60 dresses, so please consider purchasing pillowcases and/or other supplies to help. If you have any questions, please see Ruth Portzline
Red Bird Trailers
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.
4th Annual Pancake and Sausage Breakfast
Sponsoring Our Fall Adult Mission Trip to Red Bird, Kentucky
Sunday, August 19th
Tickets on sale in the Narthex
July 29th, August 5th & 12th
Adults - $6; Children 6-12 - $4; Under 6 - Free
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, email@example.com.
Join the Conversation! Bring a Friend!
Time to dust off your Christmas spirit!
St John's Christmas gift to our community!
December 16, 2018 5 PM- 8 PM
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!