News and Events - June 27, 2019 Issue

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Second Sunday after Pentecost
June 30, 2019


9:30 AM Bible Study      10:30 AM Worship
"The Big Kids' Table"

Guest Speaker:  Ron Royer

Isaiah 55: 1-5                        Luke 9: 1-6, 57-62
Musical Selections  
Prel ude: 
When Morning Gilds the Skies
 Faith Promise
God is Everywhere
Arr. by Robert Hughes

Praise the Lord With Drums and Cymbals
Sigfrid Karg-Elert

  June Passion Offering - Strengthen The Church Offering

Worship Volunteers
Serving Today, June 30th 
All Gathered
Ron Royer
Guest Speaker
Shirley Fortna
Danielle Koch
Scott, Isaac, & Devin Strauss
Scott Clay
Head Usher
Sue & Bernie Boltz
Carl Bachman
Pam Garman
Carl Lingle
June's Passion Offering (This is the last week)
The Strengthen the Church offering supports the expansion of ministry and growth of UCC local congregations. Your support of this offering will help the UCC fulfill its commitment to creating a just world for all by investing in new ministries and practices that meet the emerging needs of local communities.
Please consider this mission and give as you are able.  
St. John's UCC Program Ministry Team
No regular meetings in June or July
Advent Planning Meeting
Saturday, July 13th at 9:00 AM

July 20th              Mary Poppins Returns
August 17 th          Monsters Inc.
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

JOY Pantry
July Schedule
Sorting             Tues., July 9th, 9:30-11:00 AM
                          Tues., July 23rd, 9:30-11:00 AM 

Distribution       Thurs., July 11th, 5:30-7:00 PM  
  Fri., July 12th, 12:30-2:00 PM
 Thurs., July 25th, 5:30-7:00 PM 
Fri., July 26th, 12:30-2:00 PM
Women of Worship
WOW members and anyone who would like to join us will be going to Wegman's in Lancaster on   Tuesday, July 2 for lunch and   shopping.  Meet at the church at 11:00 AM to carpool. 
We are also planning a trip to the Brickerville House Restaurant and Ice Cream Shop in August.  Details for that trip forthcoming.
During the summer, meetings are on the following Thursday evenings at 6:00 pm: June 6th, 20th; July 11th, 25th; August 8th, 22nd. We resume meetings every Thursday starting September 5th.
Opportunities to Serve - Current Needs

Nursery Attendant - One more individual in the rotation
to serve in the nursery.
Please contact the Church Secretary to volunteer to serve.  
Call 717-865-4453 or send email to
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 Cards Available
BG cards are available from Carl or Sally Bachman.
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 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