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JOIN US FOR
8:00 and 10:30 a.m.
Praise and Worship
January 19, 2020
"Hallelujah! Praise the Lord!
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
THIS WEEK'S CALENDAR
Sunday, January 19
Adult Sunday School
Children & Youth Sunday School
Monday, January 20
Girl Scouts Daisies Meeting
Thursday, January 23
If your contact information changes:
address, phone, email, etc.
please notify the church office at
215-357-6998 or email@example.com.
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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BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS
What a wonderful day it was giving thanks for all God's creation, and celebrating His gift of creatures, great and small!
Special UMCOR offering for Puerto Rico this Sunday
Bishop Peggy Johnson is asking members and friends of the Eastern PA Conference to offer heartfelt prayers as they learn and share the latest news about Puerto Rico's continuing onslaught of earthquakes.
Bishop Johnson also appeals to us all to please
of UMCOR (UM Committee on Relief) and its Methodist Church of Puerto Rico partner agency, REHACE.
Four thousand residents are still in shelters, and thousands more are living outside, afraid to enter or remain in their homes, for fear of more destructive quakes.
Traffic reportedly was backed up Sunday in the hardest-hit mountainous areas, as Puerto Ricans came from near and far to bring supplies to their neighbors in need.
"Puerto Rico has been experiencing this constant force of nature since Dec. 28, and the earthquakes have not stopped,"
said Gusmary Blanco Mersie, the Methodist Church's social media director and the mother of two young children. "The mental stress that these earthquakes are causing and the tremors that don't seem to ever stop, is amazing."
"Everyone is afraid to sleep because they're worried about a building collapse. Babies don't want to be in their rooms because everything moves and kids only feel safe in the park or on the street," she reported. "The aftermath of this is going to be much bigger than we can imagine."
This Sunday, please use one of the pink pew envelopes marked with the notation "Puerto Rico" and place in the offering plate. When you donate to help your brothers and sisters in need through UMCOR, 100% of your donated money is used directly for relief efforts (there are no "overhead" expenses since the work of UMCOR is funded through a separate annual offering). If you can't be in worship this Sunday but still wish to make a donation, please mail or drop off your offering to the church office. Checks should be made out to St. John's United Methodist Church.
St. John's Kids News
All children and youth please go directly to classrooms for Sunday School - 10:30 Service Only.
Pre-K - 2nd Grade - Room B
Grades 3, 4 and 5 - Room A
Grades 6 thru 12 - Youth Room
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
firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
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, February 10th
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!!!!
No Confirmation This Week
Do something on this Day of Service.
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
Broadway Night WILL NOT
held on Saturday, February 1st.
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 6, 2020 (no class on January 27. Class WILL meet on Presidents' Day): 13 Week Session
May 1-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
If you or someone you know has experienced separation or divorce, either recently or a long time ago, we want to invite them to this support group.
6pm to 7:30pm
in the Church Library
A complete schedule by topic, more details,
and sign-ups are at:
- Each rotation lasts 13 weeks but you can join or miss anytime and make up sessions during the next rotation if desired.
- There is a one-time $15 registration fee but scholarships are available. Payment is done in class, please sign up online so we can communicate with you. (Checks payable to: St. John's UMC)
- No Childcare offered.
- Our facilitators, Sarah Floyd and Donna Hartfeil can be contacted at:
St. John's United Methodist Church
820 Almshouse Road
Ivyland, PA 18974
We meet in the church library classroom which is the first room on the left when you enter from the main parking lot which is on the left side of the church. Knock on the double doors on the side of the church. There are a few stairs up. If you cannot do stairs the leader will greet you and bring you to the handicap entrance.
The United Methodist Women are collecting can goods and non perishable food items for Food Pantries in our area. Please join our Superbowl ( Soup-er- Bowl) team and drop off your items in the Big Green Barrel with the goal posts, located at the corner of the Choir room and the bulletin boards.
The barrel will be available from Sunday January 12th through Sunday February 9th.
Thank you and we hope your team wins!
Next Hosting: February 9-16, 2020
- Sign up Here
- Or call Sharon at 610-888-1329 or Amy at 610-322-2276 if you prefer not to do it on the computer, they can sign you up.
- This ministry needs you! Ask our current volunteers, this is easy and provides so much help to our guests. If you would like to join the volunteer team in helping with the guests, you will need clearances and training.
- If you are not Safe Sanctuary cleared you can find links at http://www.fplb.org/clearances/ make sure to keep a copy for any other volunteer organizations you work with including St. John's.
- No clearances? No worries, we have jobs for you too....set up/break down, shop and laundry!
St. John's Book Club
Tuesday, February 4th
10:00 AM and 7:00 PM
by: Laura Hillenbrand
A universal underdog story about a horse who came out of nowhere to become a legend. More than just a horse's tale, because the humans who owned, trained and rode Seabiscuit are equally fascinating.
We will meet in the Parlor.
All are welcome!
Leaders: Barbara Schneider and
The Red Bird Trailers
are CLOSED for the winter
and will reopen in the Spring.
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 needed now and throughout the year. Please place contributions in the shopping carts located in the narthex and fellowship hall lobby.
if you are available to help deliver food and clothing to the Eastwick Food Bank
Thank you for your support.