August 2022 Issue
WORSHIP
St. John's would like to welcome Guest Pastor, Rev. Stephanie Dorsey.
Print this page and color!
Printed copies are available on the information table.
"Faith is being sure of what we hope for, and certain of what we do not see"
-Hebrews 11:1
SPIRITUAL GROWTH

The Upper Room
The July/August issues are on the table at the church entrance. Please let the office know if you want a copy mailed to you.
717-865-4453
"God is Still Speaking"
Daily devotionals can be found on the church Facebook Group. Look on the left side of the Facebook page.
But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
Nursing Home:
Beatrice Warlow
Florence Rhan
Fay Krumbine
Shirley Haldeman
Betty Hower

Military:
Jason Galloway
(deployed in Egypt)
Maj. Kevin White
Lee Moyer, Navy
Paul, Air Force, Deployed
Members:
Mary Young
Barbara Stahl
Tyler Haag
Earlene Baal
Joan Cousins
Deb Snavely
Dennis Wood
Michael Gerhart
Mike Bell, Cowboy
Paul Deiter
Family & Friends:
Sarah Anderson, RN at UPMC
Josh and Ana Hertzog
Colin Tobin
Bob D., cancer
John B., cancer
Glenn L., lung transplant
Carl Martinez, Heather's friend's father
Gloria Brown, Linda's friend, cancer
Christine Heagy, missionary
Harry, Paul's father
Sue, Sally's sister-in-law, cancer
Logan and his parents
Jenny Brown, Mary Lou's sister, had a stroke
Thank you for your 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.
Enjoy the Convenience of Electronic Giving
CONGREGATIONAL LIFE
ANNIVERSARIES
Scott and Luanne Clay 08/16
Michael and Holly Gerhart 08/31
BIRTHDAYS
Cassondra Werni 08/01
Tina Hower 08/04
Michelle Coyne 08/06
John Zohner 08/07
Patricia Gahres 08/10
Charles Koch 08/11
Jenny Sim 08/14
Richard Lash 08/15
Greg Innes 08/16
Hailey Felty 08/17
Stephanie Brandt 08/19
Douglas P. Arnold 08/21
Katherine Schaeffer 08/21
Christopher Miller 08/22
George I. Eiceman 08/22
Hayden Adams 08/23
Dustin Bachman 08/23
Cynthia Miller 08/23
Harold Eisenhauer, Jr. 08/27
Melanie Schaeffer 08/28
If you need a ride to Sunday Morning Worship Services, please call the Church Secretary 717-865-4453 no later than 11:00 am on the Friday before to arrange transportation. Thank you.

Volunteers needed to help with transportation for those who need it in order to get to worship. Church Office 717-865-4453
Use our church Facebook to add pictures and comments. Let people know how much you love your church at St. John's. Make comments If you worship online.

To post on St. John's Facebook page, email or text photos and messages to the secretary Julie, secretary@jonestownucc.org
Grow Your Church!
Share what's happening!
Bring friends, family members, co-workers, and neighbors. Call church members. Invite a stranger. Mail a card.
COMMUNITY AND WORLD
Prayer for Peace

A Prayer for Peace for not only Ukraine, but the 84 million displaced families around the world.
The PCCUCC Virtual Choir performs a traditional Orthodox Kyrie from Ukraine. 
To whom much is given, much will be required. (Luke 12:48). 
 
The strife in Ukraine has caused us to pause, to pray, and to wonder how we can help the displaced people. We worry if our donations are being used for people and not overheard? We wonder if our donations can make a difference. We feel helpless. But there is a site to help us learn where to give. What is safe.
 
Charity Navigator - https://www.charitynavigator.org – is a source to research trustworthy aid organization.

On the Home page of Charity Navigator, there is a site named “Ukrainian-Russia Crisis” - https://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=content.view&cpid=9366 - and on that site, we can search the kind of aid we want to give (medical, food, housing, etc.). We have choices.
 
No donation is too small. They add up and help to give comfort, strength, and courage.

“Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way, you will fulfill the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2
JOY Pantry

The Jonestown Outreach Pantry continues to provide food, household items, and personal care items to the less fortunate in our local communities. We partnered with the Caring Cupboard in Palmyra. This allows us to provide milk, fresh produce, and frozen meat to our clients. Thank you for believing in our ministry and supporting us financially so we can provide a space where we can care for our neighbors.
-Linda Wood, Volunteer

Financial donations are always welcome and can be mailed to: JOY Pantry, P.O. Box 121 Jonestown, PA 17038
Please review the updated Joy Pantry Wish List


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 UCC
ADMINISTRATIVE AND LEADERSHIP
St. John’s Vitality Team
Members: Danielle Koch, Larry Miller,
and Luanne Clay

This team looks at the health and life
of the church and community for
spiritual and numerical growth.
Please feel free to share concerns or ideas with your church board
St. John's Board Members

Tim Schaeffer
Paul Deiter
Wendy Lingle
Scott Strauss
Tom Baal 
Donna LeGay
MONTHLY AND WEEKLY PUBLICATIONS

"The Eaglet" is our monthly newsletter emailed to our members and contacts and mailed to shut ins.

"St. John's Weekly Happenings" is our weekly news & updates emailed to our members and contacts. This is not mailed to shut ins.

Printed copies of the Eaglet are available on the bulletin board. If you would like a copy mailed to you each month,
please contact the secretary,
secretary@jonestownucc.org
717-865-4453
THE WIDER CHURCH
Rooted in the grace of God, our mission is:
Penn Central Conference, where congregations passionately declare and demonstrate the courageous love of Christ.
The vision of the Penn Central Conference of the United Church of Christ is:
United in Christ’s love, we are…
Connected to God, neighbor and each other
Engaged in serving the needs and ensuring justice in our community and the world
Transformed in Christ’s love to create a better future for all to flourish
Penn Central Conference is one of 38 regional bodies of the United Church of Christ (UCC), which has 5,100 churches and 1.1 million members