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JOIN US FOR
8:00 and 10:30 a.m.
Praise and Worship
October 8, 2017
New sermon series,
Daring Faith: The Key to Miracles, begins with
"What Happens When You Have Faith"
Monday - Friday
Sunday, October 8
Children's Sunday School
Adult Sunday School
Children & Youth Sunday School
ASP Stockholder's Luncheon
Blessing of the Animals
Monday, October 9
Prodigal Son Bible Study
Tuesday, October 10
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Praise Band Rehearsal
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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.
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
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.
St. John's Drive-Thru Prayer Ministry is held on
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.
Looking for a little inspiration during the week?
Try an online devotional.
(has many devotionals to choose from)
Contribute a Devotion!
Advent is the season of preparation for the coming of Christ at Christmas. This should be a time for families to come together in prayer and devotion.
St. John's would like to encourage this devotional time by preparing an Advent Devotional containing a reading for each day in Advent that has been written by members of our congregation.
If you are interested in contributing a devotion, please contact Ruth Portzline.
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
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.
RED BIRD TRAILERS
We are all saddened and appalled at the tragedy that occurred in Las Vegas this week. I want to share some words of wisdom from our bishop, Peggy Johnson. And I hope we will all continue to pray and to hope. I also pray that this tragedy will be the impetus for us, as a nation, to work relentlessly toward finding effective ways to help prevent these kinds of tragedies in the future.
What a fantastic day of worship and service we had! Over 180 children, youth and adults participated in our 5 mission projects. We pac
kaged 13,824 meals through Rise Against Hunger raising over $4000 to purchase all the materials we needed to complete this project.
We assembled 92 Necessities Kits for homeless youth that will be given out by the Synergy Project. The congregation provided all the materials needed for these kits.
We made 6 sleeping bags that will be given to local homeless persons. The congregation provided materials needed to make these bags.
We made at least 40 pillow case dresses that will be sent to girls in Africa. The congregation donated all the materials needed for this project.
Thank you to all those that made this memorable day possible!
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS
THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2017
ST. JOHN'S UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Rain or Shine
(Under the canopy - front lawn)
Everyone is invited to attend with their animals (properly restrained, of course) as we give thanks for all God's creation, and celebrate His gift of creatures, great and small.
Each animal will receive a personal blessing, a treat and a free picture of this special event.
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.
Volunteers are needed for both the 9:15 and 10:30 services in Children's Sunday School. Contact Alison Beal.
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 PARTNERS FOR CHILDREN
Would you like your child to participate in a new Prayer Partner program in Children's Ministry? We'd like to pair interested children with an adult in the congregation so they can pray for one another. Partners will receive a picture of the person they are praying for along with specific requests for prayers. Once we have a list of interested children, we'll begin matching them with members of the congregation. Prayer partners will run from November 1 - February 1 at which time we will schedule a fun event for the children and their partners to attend together.
Confirmation Class is Beginning Sunday!
Hmmmm. What are we doing at Youth Group???
OCTOBER 22 -
You must email me that you are going!!!!
NO walk ons
Some up and coming events to keep an eye on:
Bizarre Food Night
Scavenger Hunt (Outdoors)
Morrisville Food Bank Monday
October 9- 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!!!!
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?
Sign ups for ASP 2018 are going on now.
Contact David Bigam for more information.
Oh yes it is!!!!!
ST. JOHN'S ANNUAL WREATH SALE
Christmas will be here before you know it!!!!
Start your Christmas shopping now and at the same time help support our Mission Trip in Appalachia.
For 3 weeks only
Final orders end October 31
|SMALL GROUP BIBLE STUDIES
Tuesdays - 7 PM
Tuesday, October 10th:
We will be discussing the gun violence in the wake of the Las Vegas tragedy,
plus idolatry and sin.
Join the Conversation and Bring a Friend!
The Prodigal Son
Beginning Monday, October 9
6:45 PM in the Parlor
Barb Schneider and Carol Campbell
Two thousand years ago, Jesus told a simple story about a father and his two sons. This tale stands out because it is a story about each of us and our struggle with sin. Whether we identify with the rebellion of the younger son or the self-righteousness of the older brother, we all are in need of our Father's grace, mercy, and forgiveness.
Cost of participant guide is $9.00
Sign up on Bulletin Board outside
Times to choose from:
Beginning Tuesday, October 17
10AM in the Parlor
Leader: Pastor Janice
Beginning Wednesday, October 18
7PM in the Parlor
Leader: Ruth Portzline - CLM
Daring faith requires taking risk. It requires the courage to step up and face the giants . . . and to face the unknown. It might be easier to stay in your comfort zone, but when you bravely step out to where God has called you, history is made and lives are changed forever. You must be bold and daring to live an extraordinary life of faith.
Learn what it means to have a bold, unshakable faith that gives you the courage to impact the world around you.
Cost of participants guide is $10.00
The House Girl, the historical fiction debut of Tara Conklin, is an unforgettable story of love, history, and a search for justice, set in modern-day New York and 1852 Virginia.
The Book Club
Tuesday, October 24th,
at 7:00 in the parlor.
Music at St. John's
Music is an integral part of the Worship experience at
St. John's United Methodist Church. Our Choirs and Worship Team provide exceptional music that enhances the Worship Services each week. There is an opportunity for EVERYONE in our congregation to participate in the Music Ministry. We encourage you to become part of one of our Choirs.
Please come to the
UMW Harvest Brunch
Saturday, October 28
Quiche and soup will be served.
We will hear from women who went to
Red Bird Mission in September.
Sign up on the bulletin board or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also call Rosemarie Malizia,
UNITED METHODIST MEN'S BREAKFAST
Saturday, October 21, 2017
8 AM Fellowship Hall
All Men Welcome!
See sign-up sheets in the Narthex.
"FIGHTING FOR WHAT'S RIGHT A CUP AT A TIME"
Over a century after our ancestral grandparents and great grandparents experienced the privilege of having their homes electrified, the villagers in El Naranjito still lived from sunset to sunrise in darkness. What light they had after dusk came from cooking fires and candles; otherwise their lives were limited by the cycles of daylight. However, all that changed in May 2017, when Lycoming College purchased and installed 14 portable solar generators in the village. The joy on the faces of the village inhabitants was almost indescribable.
These solar generators, like the other improvements we have made to the village have all been paid for by your purchase of Warrior Brand Coffee and your willingness to "Fight for What's Right One Cup at a Time".
If you ordered Warrior Coffee it will be available for you to pick it up at church next Sunday, October 15th after any of the worship services.
If you did not get the opportunity to purchase Warrior Coffee, we will be taking orders again in late November. Please watch the church bulletin and newsletter for details.