News and Events - August 15, 2019 Issue

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Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
August 18, 2019

    10:30 AM Worship
     "Antidote for Poisons in the Mud"
Pastor:  Rev. Len Knighton

Isaiah 5:1-7          Luke 12:49-56
Musical Selections
Guest Organist Rev. Len Knighton

August Passion Offering - Bethany Children's Home

Worship Volunteers
Serving Today, Aug. 18 th

All Gathered
Len Knighton
Interim Pastor
Len Knighton
Danielle Koch
John & Rita Solie
Carl Bachman
Head Usher
  Sue & Scott Miller
Paulette Werni
Carl Deaven
Carl Lingle
Bethany Childre n's Home  
The mission of Bethany Children's Home, a ministry of the United Church of Christ, is to continue to serve children and families within our care. We strive to provide a safe place of nurture, protection, and supportive care to aid our residents in their self-understanding, growth, and healing toward a brighter, healthier future. 
Our vision is of a community where all youth and staff are safe in their environment and feel safe within themselves. To bring this vision into reality, we provide the resources needed to children and families to work through their losses, enabling them to have a brighter future. Our scenic campus, located in historic Womelsdorf, PA in Berks County, is situated on 385 acres with tree lined roads and walkways.  
JOYful Information
48 W. Market Street, Jonestown

We ask your continued support by praying for this
ministry, and providing any non-perishable food item.
The following are specific requests:

Canned Fruit
Stews & Chili
Pudding Packs
Canned Beefaroni
Canned Chicken & Tuna
Cereal Bars

Back-to-School Supplies
to be distributed this month
Packs of pens & pencils
Washable markers     Crayons
Spiral notebooks       Backpacks
JOY Pantry
August Schedule
Sorting: Tuesday - 20th
                9:30 - 11:00 AM
        Distribution:   Thursday - 22nd
                                5:30 - 7:00 PM    
                   Friday - 23rd
12:30 - 2:00 PM
Choir Practice resumes on Wednesday, August 28th
Handbell Choir at 6:15 pm
Chancel Choir at 7:30 pm

We have one meeting remaining on the summer calendar:  8/22.   Return to every Thursday beginning starting 9/5.
Hartman Center
Lifelong Learning Opportunities
Labor Day Weekend
Starts: Friday, August 30th at 7 p.m. 
Ends: Monday, September 2nd at 9 a.m.
Join Fishing Camp Directors George Robertson, Mike   Landis, and Dave Bushnell in this weekend-long fishing experience.

 The cost per person is $120. 

 Registration deadline is August 23, 2019.   

For more information please see the flyer on the bulletin board in the Gathering Room.   

Program Ministry Team Meeting
Tuesday, August 22nd at 6:30 pm
Church Office Summer Hours
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
From July 1st through September 2nd  
St. John UCC Jonestown
Pastor Search Committee Members
Dawn Eisenhauer       Brian Miller
Heather Innes              Chris Miller
Danielle Koch             Christie Schaeffer
Jim Myers
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     
Hersheypark Volunteer Fundraiser Program
You can help St. John's UCC by signing up to work a 4-hr shift at Hersheypark Stadium or Giant Arena.  The church receives the minimum wage salary for your shift and you receive vouchers for FREE Hersheypark Tickets.
Please call Pat Gahres at 717-865-4980 to sign up.
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