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|Open arms and serving hands transforming lives through Christ
JOIN US FOR
8:00 and 10:30 a.m.
Praise and Worship
May 27, 2018
Pastor Janice's sermon:
Nature of Christ"
Monday - Friday
The Church office will be closed on Memorial Day,
Monday, May 28th.
Sunday, May 27
Children's Sunday School
Adult Sunday School
Children & Youth Sunday School
Tuesday, May 29
Praise Band Rehearsal
Thursday, May 31
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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.
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
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.
For more information about our Children or Youth Ministries, please contact Director,
David Bigam, email@example.com
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
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
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 confidential.
If you have any questions about mobile or text giving,
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
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.
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.
Sometimes there is a sight so amazing that you just can't help pulling over on the side of the road to get a good look. Maybe I've simply never been in the right place at the right time before, but I was driving down Almshouse Road toward Richboro this afternoon, and just as I was coming up on Tanner's, I saw an incredible sight out of the corner of my eye. There were a large number of cows RUNNING at top speed across the field. And I do mean RUNNING. I don't think I've ever seen such a sight in my life, nor did I have any idea that cows are even ABLE to run so fast. I just plain had to slow down, pull over for a minute and get a better look.
I'm not sure what was so incredibly fascinating to those cows, but they were all heading toward a fence where the rest of the herd was congregated. My guess is that there must have been something very enticing over there and apparently no one wanted to miss out on it.
Which makes a good analogy for the job we are all called to do - to share the love of Christ in such a way that everyone who has never heard the good news will come running. When we consciously look for ways to appropriately share our stories of faith, when we consistently treat others the way we ourselves would want to be treated, and when we openly display the compassion, the hope, and the grace of the Christian faith, the wonder of it is irresistible. People will naturally want to know what it is that is making you tick, because they want
the same thing for themselves.
So check out the field beside Tanner's the next time you're in the area. And let's take a lesson from those cows.
Welcome to Our New Members
received on May 20, 2018.
Joe and Malissa Tryon
Music Appreciation Sunday - June 10, 2018
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
Hmmm. What are we doing at Youth Group?
NO YOUTH GROUP THIS WEEK
Have a Safe and Happy Memorial Day!!!
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!
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!
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Decorating is on Tuesdays: 10am - Noon;
No artistic skills necessary.
For more information please contact David Bigam 215-357-6998 or email@example.com
Snack Factory Helper
Prepare snacks for the crews each day. Need not be there every day. Indicate your availability below
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.
Lead the songs before and during VBS each day.
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up. :
Prayer partner sign up:
I would like to be a prayer partner for a 2018
Summers County, WV Trip Participant.
Thank you for your support!
THANK YOU FOR A
GREAT DAY AT ST. JOHN'S
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.
The commitment doesn't change...
ur volunteer teams continue to
come together and
In spite of the weather,
our Pit Teams
Ticket Sales Teams and our Take-out Dinner T
eams had persevered to make it a fun experience!
and Kitchen Teams
our inside dining patrons an enjoyable
experience to remember! Our dinner patrons that came between 3PM and 6PM got a special bonus of live music performed by The Jazz Sanctuary!
The United Methodist Men of St. John's are very
proud of this outreach
and are truly
with the talents
, from the setup to the cleanup and everything in-between!
Looking forward to t
on May 18th
Please save the date on your calendars!
We thank you for your support!
METHODIST SUMMER CAMPS
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.
Learn a new dance each session
All ages and abilities welcome!
Next Session - June 6th
Call Carol Eberz (215-355-3572 or
Jane Horton (215-630-6020)
COME OUT AND HAVE FUN!
ST. JOHN'S BOOK CLUB
Wednesday, June 13
10:00 AM and 7 PM - Parlor
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.
ST. JOHN'S DRIVE-THRU PRAYER IS BACK!
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.
We will be placing an order for Warrior Coffee on
June 1st. If you wish to order please use the order form in the Grace Café.
Thank you for helping to fight for what's right
one cup at a time!
after worship for fellowship and refreshments.
The Grace Cafe is open
Join the Conversation and
Bring a Friend!
Looking for a little inspiration during the week?
Try an online devotional.
(has many devotionals to choose from)
Have a Peaceful and Safe Memorial Day