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All Saints' Sunday/Communion
 November 4

9:30 AM - Bible Study                     1 0:30 AM - Worship
Following Worship - First Sunday Luncheon (Covered Dish)

Standing in Line Behind Job
Interim Pastor: Rev. Len Knighton
Scriptures: Ruth 1:1-18
                Psalm 146
                      Mark 12:28-34
Musical Selections 
Praise to Our God, arr. Hugh S. Livingston, Jr.
Love Thee, My Lord, Douglas E. Wagner
Song of the Faithful, Robert J. Hughes

      Chancel Choir    
  Sweet Are the Prayers of a Friend, Pepper Choplin

October Passion Offering - Lancaster Theological Seminary

Worship Volunteers

BLAST Danielle Koch
SPARK Pam Garman
Cindy Myers
Roger & Pam Garman
Head Usher
Mike Gipe
Mike Gipe
Wendy Lingle
Dave Werni
Donna Breidegam
Sound System
Carl Lingle

Ephesians - Your Identity in Christ
9:30 AM each Sunday

Ephesians contains only six chapters. It's a mere 155 verses. If you read it straight through, it would take you about 20 minutes. Yet the rich wisdom packed in this book will take you much longer than 20 minutes to apply and live out.
It may seem obvious, but in order to follow Jesus as His disciple, you have to see Him as He truly is. Once you have a clear picture of Jesus, you can fully understand who you are.

The book of Ephesians has an abundance of wisdom.

"The Struggle in Ephesus": where our identity is centered
"New Life in Christ": our identity reconciled with God
"New Life in Community": our identity reconciled with people
"Pursuing Unity in Christ": our identity unified in the local church
"Pursuing Holiness in Christ": how our identity shapes our behavior
"Be Strong in Christ": the war against our identity

We hope everyone will dig deeply into the truths of Scripture as we pursue honesty with ourselves and our group. The more we're vulnerable with our weaknesses, the closer and safer our group will become. The closer and safer our group becomes, the healthier we'll become, and the more we'll begin
living in freedom and strength of our identity in Christ.
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.
Additional Bazaar Information

RADA Knives and That's My Pan (individualized baking pans, etc.) will be sold at the bazaar and throughout November. Stop by the table at the bazaar and  on Sunday mornings to see samples.
Delivery before Christmas.  Any questions, please call Cindy Myers 717-644-2677.

Bazaar Raffle Baskets
We are currently taking gift card donations for our raffle baskets. 
Cards need to be turned into Danielle or Holly by Sunday, November 4.
All donations are appreciated.

Baked Goods and Baking Times
Anyone wishing to donate any baked goods for the bazaar, 
should have their items in St. John's kitchen by Thursday, November 8.
We will be baking and packaging baked good on 
Monday, November 5 and Thursday, November 8. 

We appreciate any help throughout the week to help set-up, sort grandma's attic items, help bake, package and decorate for the bazaar. 
Join in the fun and help us have a successful bazaar. 

Potato Filling Sale
$ 6 per quart
Order forms are located on the windowsills.
Deadline to order, Sunday, November 11.
Pick-up Tuesday, Nov. 20, 6:30-7:30 PM
    Relay for Life Meeting
Sunday, November 11, following worship
St. John's Angel Tree
will appear on Sunday, November 18th.
Please help some of our unfortunate local families and children by taking an angel and providing the appropriate gift. 
Please wrap and place  the angel tag on the outside of gift,
and return by Sunday, December 10. 
Don't forget when you remove an angel from the tree,
please replace it with an ornament, which is supplied.
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 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