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Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
World Communion
 October 7

9:30 AM - Bible Study                     1 0:30 AM - Worship

Why We Clear The Table 
Interim Pastor: Rev. Len Knighton
Scriptures: Job 1:1; 2:1-10
                                              2nd Corinthians 3:12-18
                                              Luke 24:1-12
Musical Selections 
How Firm a Foundation, Edward Broughton
  Savior, Your Dying Love, owery/Smith
  Chorus of Praise,Joseph Barnby
Chancel Choir 
Just As I Am, Joseph M. Martin 
October Passion Offering - Church World Service - CROP

Worship Volunteers

BLAST Linda Wood
SPARK Pam Garman

Ron & Sue Royer
Head Usher
Mike Gipe
Scott Clay
Dawn Eisenhauer
Mike Gipe
Rita Solie
Sound System
Carl Lingle

Relay for Life News 
October 13, 2017   9:00AM - 1:00PM
Lebanon Evangelical Free Church
Admission is FREE
Crafts/Vendors (spaces are available)
please contact Doris Edris @ 717-865-9779, if interested.       
Bake Sale (please see below)
Homemade baked goods, candy...and St. John's
Relay for Life famous pumpkin rolls will be available
(cash and carry, orders can be also be placed)
Hamburger Bar-B-Q, Hot Dogs
                         Homemade Soups, (sold by the bowl and by the quart)

Pumpkin Roll Baking/Filling and Selling
Help is needed Mondays in October (8, 15, 22, 29)
to bake and fill pumpkin rolls. 
Please come and join us at
7:30 AM to bake or 6:00 PM to fill rolls.
Cost per roll - $12
Friday, October 19
5:30 - 8:00 PM
Spooky Woods
Even if I walk through darkness, I will not be afraid
because you are with me.      Psalm 23:4 
   Annual Fish Dinner     
Saturday, October 20, 4:00 - 6:30 PM
Baked Haddock, Mac & Cheese, Stewed Tomatoes,
Green Beans, Drinks and Dessert

Adults - $1 3      Children - $6      Take Outs Availabl e
                               (children 3 and under, free)
Sponsorships available to support this event.
(please see member of church board)
              Sea Captain - $50         Macaroni Mayor - $30            
Tomato Tyrant - $25     Baron of Beans - $20

Baked good are being requested. If you are able to donate, please have your baked goods to the church by 2:00 PM on Saturday. Sign-ups are located in the gathering room.
Holiday Bazaar @ St. John's 
Saturday, November 10
8:00 AM-1:00 PM
Below are the individuals who will be in charge of the various areas for this year's bazaar. If you would like to volunteer or have any questions, please give them a call.
                                      Co-Chair:               Luanne Clay/Linda Wood
                                      Kitchen:                 Cindy Myers/Rita Solie
                                      Baked Goods :        Kaye Miller
                                      Grandma's Attic:    Donna LeGay/Peggy Miller
                                      Raffle:                    Holly Gerhart/Danielle Koch
Youth Activity:      Pam Garman
Crafts, baked goods, starter plants, etc. are needed.
Grandma's attic items can to be dropped off beginning after worship on Sunday, Nov. 4.
Pastoral Care
Rev. Len Knighton is now serving as our interim minister. 
Please extend a warm welcome to him. 
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 Cards Available
BG cards are available from any WOW member.
Gift cards available from Relay for Life Team,
  please see Cindy Myers for Giant cards
and Sharon Salter for Weis cards     
Attention Amazon Shoppers
If you shop on Amazon, please use www.smile.amazon.com 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 smile.amazon.com 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