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

a weekly newsletter
   Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost
 August 19

9:30 AM - Bible Study                     1 0:30 AM - Worship
What Did He Say? 
Guest Pastor:  Rev. Martha Spong
Children's Time - Lessons Learned

                         Scriptures:  Ephesians 5:15-20
                                            John 6:51-58
Musical Selections 
I'll Praise My Maker While I've Breath, Robert J.Powell
Meditation on "Holy Manna", Moore/Haan
Praise the Lord on High, Rachel Sawyer 

August Passion Offering - Bethany Children's Home
Worship Volunteers

Cindy Myers
Carl & Sally Bachman
Head Usher
Craig Smith
Jim Myers
Dave Werni
Larry Miller
Sound System
Carl Lingle

  August Collections - Your help is appreciated
During the month of August the following items are being collected.

Messy Church
P acking & Scotch Tape, Glue Sticks, Gallon-Elmer's Glue, Plastic
Table Cloths (brown, black and orange) Washable Tempra Paints (all colors)
Jonestown Outreach Pantry - Back to School items
Box of 26 Crayons, Pack of Pencils, Pencil Sharpeners, Erasers,
Glue Sticks,
Scotch Tape, Plastic supply box ( 8"x5"x2"), Scissors
Jonestown Elementary School
Sock and Underwear Drive 
Kids' socks (all sizes) and
underwear (sizes 4/5 thru 8/10)
for both boys and girls.
Back to School Free Clothing Event  
Children's new or gently used clothing
sizes 5/6 to 10/12 or S/M/L
and children's shoes sizes 11-6.
Collections accepted through August 15th.
Volunteers are needed for sorting, Thursday,
August 16th and distribution, Sunday, August 19.
For more information or to volunteer
please contact Holly Gerhart.
August Movies in the Park
Jonestown Park
Saturday, August 18, dusk
Beauty and the Beast
Ladies Night Out
Timber's Dinner Buffet and Show
Music in Time
Tuesday, August 28, 6:00 PM            $30.00
Sign up on bulletin board by Sunday, August 19
Buffet includes: Carving Station includes: Oven Roasted Turkey, Baked Ham, Hot Roast Beef * Gravy * Breaded Veal * Tomato Sauce *Three Hot Vegetables * Potatoes * Homemade Soup * Salad Bar * Crudités * Fruits * Salads * Hot Rolls Desserts: Pies & Cakes * Hot Coffee or Hot Tea
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.
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