News and Events - January 9, 2020 Issue

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First Sunday after Epiphany
January 12, 2020

9:15 AM  Bible Study
10:30 AM Worship

Sermon  -  "HIS-TOE-REE"
Rev. Len Knighton

Isaiah 42:1-9                Matthew 3:13-17
Ordination and Installation of
Church Board Members
Musical Selections
Pr elude - Shirley Fortna
All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name
Arr. Tom Birchwood
Musical Gifts - Chancel Choir
Precious Lord, Take My Hand
Arr. Jack Schrader
Faith Promise - Shirley Fortna
Precious Name
Arr. Jon Spong
  Postlude - Shirley Fortna
Triumphal Chorus
Reginal Martin

   Worship Volunteers
Serving Today, January 12th

All Gathered
Rev. Len Knighton
Interim Pastor
Shirley Fortna
Heather Innes
Chancel Choir Director
Christie Schaeffer
Handbell Choir Director
Danielle Koch
Pam Garman
Kelley Rudy
Mike Gipe Head Usher
Carl & Barbara Deaven
Mike Gipe
Mike Gipe
Sue Miller 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, Canned Fruits,  Noodles, Canned Beef Stew, Spam, Canned Potatoes, Laundry Detergent

Sorting: Tues. 1/21, 9:30 am
Distribution: Thurs. 1/23, 5:30 pm
Distribution; Fri. 1/24, 12:30 pm 
Nar-Anon Meeting

6:30 Thursday, January 16th

Practice Schedule
Handbell Choir - 6:15 PM  Wednesday 1/15
Chancel Choir - 7:30 PM Wednesday 1/15
Women of Worship
Meeting Dates & Leaders for 2020
(Meetings start at 6:30 PM)

Devotional Leader(s)
Activities Leader(s)
January - No Meeting

Tues. Feb. 4th
Linda Wood
Cindy Myers - soup
Janet Fortna - sandwiches

Tues. Mar. 3rd
Cindy Myers
Cindy Myers

Tues. Apr. 7th
Janet Fortna
Sheila Bolles

Janet Fortna
Sheila Bolles

Tues. May 5th
Pam Garman
Pam Garman
Tues. June 2nd
Donna LeGay
Peggy Miller

Donna LeGay
Peggy Miller
July - No Meeting

August - No Meeting

**Remainder of the year to be planned at a later time**     
Church Office Hours
The office will be open from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
NOTE: Secretary will not be in the
office January 17th or January 20th.
Friday, January 17th  6:00 PM
Set up Sunday, January 12th 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.
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. 
2020 Altar & Bulletin Sponsors


The New 2020 Sign-ups sheets for Altar Flower and Bulletin sponsors are posted in the

Gathering Room on the  Bulletin Board. The cost for altar sponsorship is $15 and you can choose from available silk arrangements. Cost to sponsor bulletins is $10.  This is one small way you can help St. John's  and celebrate a special day or memory.

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.
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