News and Events - November 7, 2019 Issue

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Twenty-Second Sunday After Pentecost
November 10, 2019

9:15 AM Bible Study
10:30 AM Worship

"Marriage Made in Heaven?"
Rev. Len Knighton, Interim Pastor

Job 19:23-27A          Luke 20:27-38
  Musical Selections
Pr elude - Shirley Fortna
Praise the Lord, Ye Heavens Adore Thee
Arr. Lani Smith

Faith Promise - Shirley Fortna
Offertory on "Promised Land"
Arr. Norman Johnson

  Postlude - Shirley Fortna
The Upward Way
Lani Smith

  Musical Gifts   --   Chancel Choir
Sing Me to Heaven
Daniel Gawthrop

  Worship Volunteers
Serving Today, November 10th

All Gathered
Rev. Len Knighton
Interim Pastor
Shirley Fortna
Heather Innes
Chancel Choir Director
Christie Schaeffer
Handbell Choir Director
Danielle Koch
Pam Garman
 Kim Longenecker
Mike Gipe Head Usher
Don & Paulette Werni 
 Wendy Lingle & Mike Gipe
 Carl Bachman
Greg Innes Lector
Greg Innes
JOYful Information
48 W. Market Street, Jonestown

Please continue to support this ministry with your prayers. If you can provide any of the items requested, that would be greatly appreciated as well.
The following are specific requests: Canned Soup, Cereal Bars, Canned Fruits, Canned Meats, Noodles, Canned Beef Stew, Spam, Kidney & Lima Beans, Laundry Detergent, Diapers size 4-5

Practice Schedule
Handbell Choir - Wednesday at 6:15 pm
Chancel Choir - Wednesday  at 7:30 pm
For every moment of peace
For every day of Grace & Greatness
For every liberty we enjoy
We owe a person in the service of our Country
Our heartfelt thanks.
Church Office Hours
The office will be open from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Sunday Morning Bible Study
Please join us for o ur weekly Bible Study on
Sund ays at 9:15 am. We are studying the book of Philippians.
Children are welcome to our Sunday School
each week at 10:30 AM.


Jonestown Council of Churches Thanksgiving Worship Service
will be on SUNDAY NOVEMBER 24 at 7 pm, at Zions Evangelical Lutheran Church .
Let us come together as a community of neighbors, and a community of faith, to give thanks to God for the many blessings we have in our lives.
Pastor Len Knighton from St. John's United Church of Christ will be preaching.
The offering collected this night will support the Jonestown Council of Churches Re-lease Time Christian education program at Jonestown Elementary.
Power Packs Project
Volunteers needed for Power Packs: The Jonestown Council of Churches supports this program at Jonestown Elementary, which is an initiative to 1) provide weekend food for children who receive free/reduced price lunches during the week and 2) to teach families how to cook healthy, frugal meals.
Each week, we need two volunteers to serve at the school from 2:45-4 PM. Volunteers help with sorting the bags, and distributing to families when they arrive.
Volunteers can expect to serve once every four to six weeks, during the school year (program is canceled on snow days!) 
If you are able to help with this project, please reply to Pastor Caitlin Kurtz at 717-865-3652 or as soon as possible!
Pastor Search Committee Members
Dawn Eisenhauer       Brian Miller
Heather Innes            Chris Miller
Danielle Koch             Christie Schaeffer
Jim Myers

Please include this group of dedicated individuals in your prayers asking God to guide them to the person who will best serve our congregation. 
Nar-Anon Meetings

Thursdays, 6:00 PM

Pastoral Care
Rev. Len Knighton is serving as our interim minister.
If you have a family member in the hospital or that would
benefit by a home visit, please contact Rev. Knighton
at (717)304-3007. Also, please free to contact 
Wendy Lingle at (717)319-5951, with any concerns.
Gift Card Fundraiser
For each gift card used, St. John's UCC gets a percentage of the total amount.  By purchasing gift cards to use for your grocery shopping, you are helping make this ongoing fundraiser a success.
Please see the following individuals to purchase these Gift Cards:
BG cards - Carl or Sally Bachman
Giant cards - Cindy Myers
Weis cards - Sharon Salter     
Attention Amazon Shoppers
If you shop on Amazon, please use as the web site when you do your shopping. This is a small way you can help your church. Even your family members and friends can participate. At the top of the menu, search for St. John's United Church of Christ Jonestown. Once you select that charity anything you buy, the church will receive a portion of what you've spent.  There is no difference in pricing or selections when using the web site. Thank you for supporting St. John's.
Enjoy the Convenience of Electronic Giving
It is encouraging to see both new and familiar faces at our worship services. Throughout the year, many of you already support the congregation with your time, talent and financial contributions but greater participation is always welcome. We encourage you to look into our electronic giving program. It takes just a few minutes to set up a recurring giving plan. Contact the church office for more details or pick up an authorization form today.
                We serve all of God's people by sharing the love of Christ
                  and ministering to our community