We serve all of God's people by sharing the love of Christ and ministering to our community.

a weekly newsletter
   Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
 September 16

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

Smart or Wise: What's Your Choice?
Guest Pastor: Rev. Thomas W. Caruso
                 Scriptures:  Proverbs 1: 20-23, 28-29
                                    Mark 8:31-36
Musical Selections 
Morning Tribute, Edward Grieg
Be Thou My Vision (traditional Irish Melody)
Lead On Eternal King, Henry Smart

Chancel ChoirIt is Well With My Soul arr. John Ness Beck
September Passion Offering - Neighbor's in Need  
Worship Volunteers

BLAST Danielle Koch
Kelley Rudy
Pat Boltz
Evy Vanasdalan
Head Usher
Craig Smith
Holly Gerhart
Larry Miller
Pam Garman
Sound System
Greg Innes

 Messy Church
Planning Meeting for 2019
Friday, September 21, 6:00 PM
Meal Provided
Join us as we enter into our 4th year of Messy Church and plan our themes for the coming year.
Its always a fun evening of brainstorming. 
Relay for Life News 
October 13, 2017   8:00AM - 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)

2018 Relay for Life
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
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
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.
Hospital and Home Visits 
The Rev. Len Knighton is serving as our supply minister for hospital and home visits. 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.
Please note:  
Wendy Lingle will be on vacation from 
September 9th - 16th  and will be unavailable.
Please contact Holly Gerhart at 717-679-0790 or Pastor Len Knighton at 717-304-3007 for any church issues or emergencies.
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