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First Sunday in Advent
 December 2

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

Sleep In Heavenly Peace
 Interim Pastor: Rev. Len Knighton
Scriptures: Isaiah 2:1-4; 9:2, 6-7
Musical Selections
Guest Organist:  Karen Boltz 
     Voluntary on "Come, Thou Long-Espected Jesus", Arr. Macchia
                Reflection on "Conditor Alme Siderum", Arr. Lasky
                                  People, Look East, Arr. Lau
Chancel Choir
Creation Will Be At Peace, Anna Laura Page

December Passion Offering - The Christmas Fund

Worship Volunteers

BLAST Danielle Koch
SPARK Pam Garman
Cindy Myers
Betty Lotier
John Ritter
Head Usher
Tim Schaeffer
Ron Royer
Dawn Eisenhauer
Wendy Lingle
Linda Wood
Sound System
Carl Lingle

Christmas Advent Series
December 9, Second Sunday in Advent - Redeeming Grace
December 16, Third Sunday in Advent - Glories Stream
December 23, Fourth Sunday in Advent - "Let us Sing"
December 24, Christmas Eve - "Calm and Bright"
December 30, Sunday after Christmas - "Is Born"
St. John's Angel Tree 
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 16. 
Don't forget when you remove an angel from the tree,
please replace it with an ornament, which is supplied.
Christmas Family Dinner
This Sunday, December 2, following worship
hosted by: Program Ministry
Turkey and Ham for sandwiches, and beverages will be provided. Please bring a covered dish/dessert to share.
Please plan to join us to celebrate the season.  
Share your Talents
Prior to our 8:00 PM Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, 
we would like to provide a time of Christmas music.
If you would like to volunteer your talents, please contact Heather or Kaye and provide them with the talent and title to be performed.
Contact deadline-Sunday, December 2
Christmas Poinsettia Orders
(envelopes are located on windowsills outside the sanctuary)
     Poinsettias are in 6" pots, available in red or white.
The cost per poinsettia is $8.00.
Orders are due by Sunday, December 2
Checks can be made payable to St. John's.
Poinsettias will be placed in the sanctuary  for Sunday, December 23 and for our  Christmas Eve Service.
Congregational Meeting
On Sunday, December 9, 2018, immediately after worship, we will hold our annual congregational meeting to elect church board members and church members who serve and represent St. John's in  organizations such as Jonestown Council of  Churches, Lebanon Association,
and Penn Central Conference. At this time, we will also present the proposed budget for 2019 for acceptance.
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