News and Events - October 31, 2019 Issue

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Twenty-First Sunday After Pentecost
November 3, 2019

9:15 AM Bible Study
10:30 AM Worship

Sermon -
Rev. Len Knighton, Interim Pastor

2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12                 Luke 19:1-10
  Musical Selections
Pr elude - Shirley Fortna
I Sing a Song of the Saints of God
Lani Smith

Faith Promise - Shirley Fortna
Deep River
Arr. Maryanne Kim

  Postlude - Shirley Fortna
The Morning Trumpet
Gilbert M. Martin

  Musical Gifts   --   Chancel Choir
 Fairest Lord Jesus
Derek Hakes

  November Passion Offering 
Jonestown Families in Need

Worship Volunteers
Serving Today, November 3rd

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
Tim Schaeffer Head Usher
Judy Wolfe & Joan Cousins
 Dawn Eisenhauer & 
Larry Miller
 Holly Gerhart
Carl Deaven Lector
Greg Innes
Please consider this mission and give as you are able. Envelopes are located in the pew pockets.
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: Cereal Bars, Canned Fruits, Canned Meats, Noodles, Canned Beef Stew, Spam, Kidney & Lima Beans, Laundry Detergent, Diapers size 4-5
Sorting:                 Tuesday                    11/05    9:30 AM
Distribution           Thursday                   11/07  12:30 PM
Distribution           Friday                       11/08    5:30 PM
Practice Schedule
Handbell Choir - Wednesday at 6:15 pm
Chancel Choir - Wednesday  at 7:30 pm
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.
St. John's Annual   Holiday Bazaar
Nov. 9th, 8 am - 1 pm
Cookie baking starts Monday, Nov. 4th at 8:30 AM.
*   Bring pre-mixed batter to church; we can start baking right away.
*   If you can't stay and bake, please drop off your batter (with directions) on Sunday or Monday...we will bake and package it.
*   If you prefer to bake at home, please drop off your cookies and treats by Thursday, Nov 7 th .
Craft items and Grandma's Attic items
*   Items can be dropped off during the week of October 28 - Nov 4.
*   Set up and pricing is time-consuming and will begin Monday Nov 4 th .
Please help make our bazaar a success and kick off our holiday season. Thank you.
Holiday Bazaar Committee:
Luanne Clay 610-451-5757
Holly Gerhart  717-679-0790
Linda Wood 717-865-5745 
Rita Solie 717-273-9337
Grandma's Attic:
Donna LeGay 717-865-6847
Peggy Miller 507-4376
Cindy Myers 644-2677


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

Thursday, November 7th, 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