St. John’s Weekly Happenings
October 20-27, 2021
Rev. Roben Roof, Pastor
Julie Sherrick, Secretary
Heather Innes, Choir Director
All people, Ministers
Sermon is: "Running Toward Christ"



There will be a slideshow celebrating the work of Jesus Christ at St. John's
Invite friends and family to join us this week for our guest speaker, The Rev. Dr. Carrie Call. There will be a Worship Celebration with refreshments following the service! We hope you and everyone you know can join us!!
If you are a member, please support your church by giving time to worship. Worship is a time to gather in faith with your faith community. It is in worship that we celebrate the life of the church with each other and find our purpose, guidance, strength, hope, and renewal in our walk with God, giving God the glory for the work that Jesus Christ is doing in and through each one of us. In the words of the old hymn, “Take Time to be Holy”. 
This Week's Worship Service
          
Dawn Eisenhauer, Greeter
Christie Schaeffer, Scripture
Scott Clay, Usher         
Greg Innes, Sound
Larry Miller, Website and Video 
Peggy Miller, Facebook
Ron Royer, Projections

Online worship is now through YouTube. You will find St. John's YouTube link on St. John's Facebook page or click below. Please make comments and share prayer requests on facebook.
Needed:
Worship Sign-Ups
We have need scripture
readers and greeters!
Click below to sign up,
sign up at church,
or call the secretary to be signed up.

Click here to sign up for Worship Participation

Click here to sign up for Helping with Events

The Pastor will be away Wednesday October 27 through noon Saturday October 30
We will be having a brainstorming meeting to discuss a possible online alternative style of worship and ministry in addition to our traditional Sunday morning worship. Our desire is to explore effective and relevant ways for creating time and space for our spiritual journeys in today's world. Anyone is invited.

Dinner and babysitting will be provided.
We will meet in the conference room.

Please join us:
Monday, November 1 at 6:00PM
Reimagining our common ground
for the collective good.
We live in changing times. The pandemic, politics, and culture has made a major shift in our society affecting our community and spiritual life. The church is challenged more than ever to reimagine its place and purpose. The Courageous Church offers twenty-six videos addressing the needs of society and the role of the church.

You are invited to meet with us in person or through Uber video conferencing to discuss the videos and major issues affecting the life of the church. It is the church's desire to offer the love of Christ in a relevant and an effective way.

These videos include cutting edge speakers who speak to what it means to be the church today.

You won't want to miss this.

Meeting Wednesdays at 6:00 (NOT 6:30)
October 20 - Diane Butler Bass
November 3 - Rev. Dr. John Dorhauer
November 10 - Rev. Dr. Cláudio Carvalhaes
November 17 - Rev. Ashley DeTar Birt
Please take note: Courageous Church Meeting has been moved from 6:30 to 6:00 PM.
In Person or online via
Check your email for the link to click on for the Uber Conference session for this the online option.
Nar-Anon Meetings: Meetings are now done via Zoom – email Denise Eiceman for information at eicemand@aol.com.
SERMONS

October 24  Guest Speaker Rev. Dr. Carrie Call, Conference President, Penn Central Conference of the UCC. St. John’s Celebration: "Christ's Presence Re-imagined"
October 31 Pastor Roben “The Door of Opportunity: Standing on the Other Side”


Prayer
Requests
Nursing Home:
Beatrice Warlow
Florence Rhan
Fay Krumbine
Shirley Haldeman
Joan Cousins

Military:
Jason Galloway
Maj. Kevin White
Lee Moyer
Members:
Mary Young
Barbara Stahl
Tyler Haag
Earlene Baal
Leah

Remember those with loss
Carl's brother Dave passed away
Tim's brother in law Mike passed away
Family & Friends:
Wyatt Wentsler
Brenda Marinkov
Vanessa, Christie’s friend
Josh and Ana Hertzog
Larry Wood
Linda, Donna’s friend
Mike, Judy Wolfe’s son, battling cancer
Bob, Neil's friend
Patty, Pastor's sister
Pastoral Care
You can reach the pastor on her cell at (717)215-7817. Please call for pastoral care needs or just to talk.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR PRAYER
  • Sunday Morning Worship - Prayers of the people
  • Monday Morning 9:00 AM Prayer Time in the Sanctuary
Everyone is invited to join the pastor
to pray for the church
Monday morning at 9:00 wherever you are or join us in the sanctuary using the following prayer:
Dear God,
Thank you for your love and presence in my life and in the life of the church. St. John’s is your church. We place it in your hands and seek your will to be done. Give us courage, humility, and wisdom as we listen to you and to one another.  Give us the spirit of your love in all that we do. Guide our decisions as we live out our faith and the St. John’s Mission Statement:
"We serve all of God's people by sharing the love of Christ and ministering to our community."
Amen
Thank you for your giving

Giving last week was $2,607.00
Attendance last Sunday 23
Altar Flowers and Bulletin Sponsors
Everyone has an opportunity to sponsor Altar Flowers and/or the Weekly Bulletin for each Sunday.  Sponsor Forms are available on the table in the church lobby. The cost for altar flowers is $15 and you can choose from available silk arrangements. The cost to sponsor the weekly bulletin is $10.  Simply fill out the form and mail it with your check for payment to St. John’s UCC, PO Box 688, Jonestown, PA 17038.  This is one small way you can help St. John’s and celebrate a special day or memory.  Thank you in advance for signing up.
WHAT ARE YOUR GIFTS?
Click on the link below and find out!
St. John's UCC (717) 865-4453
     www.jonestownucc.org
 Rev. Roben Roof, Pastor