Weekly Happenings
August 12, 2022
St. John's would like to welcome guest speaker,
Pastor Thomas Caruso.
This Week's
Worship Service
Donna LeGay, Greeter
Bryce Deiter, Scripture
Bryce Deiter, Usher
Larry Miller, Website & Video
Julie Sherrick, Facebook
Paul Deiter, Projections & Sound
Zion's Lutheran
is prepping for a
Back to School Blessings event. 

This event will serve students in need at Jonestown and Fredericksburg Elementary Schools. At the event, students receive a new back to school outfit, backpack, shoes, socks, and underwear, and have the opportunity to choose from donated gently used clothing. If you have gently used clothing (kids' size 5 through adult sizes) to share, it can be dropped off on Zion's kitchen porch (located off the parking lot) anytime during the week. THANK YOU for helping us serve our community!
Prayer for Peace

Pray for peace throughout the world, especially for the Ukrainians at this time.
The Penn Central Conference 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
Julie Sherrick, secretary, will now be the Facebook contact person. To post on St. John's Facebook page, email or text photos and messages to Julie at secretary@Jonestownucc.org

Nursing Home:
Beatrice Warlow
Florence Rhan
Fay Krumbine
Shirley Haldeman
Betty Hower

Jason Galloway
(Deployed in Egypt)
Kevin White, Lt. Col.
Lee Moyer, Navy
Paul, Air Force, deployed
Mary Young
Barbara Stahl
Tyler Haag
Earlene Baal
Joan Cousins
Deb Snavely
Dennis Wood
Michael Gerhart
Mike Bell, Cowboy
The Deiter Family
Scott Clay, covid
Family & Friends:
Sarah Anderson, RN at UPMC
Josh and Anna Hertzog
Colin Tobin
Bob D., Cancer
John B., Cancer
Glenn L., Lung Transplant
Gloria B., Linda's Friend Cancer
Christine Heagy, missionary
Harry, Paul's father
Sue, Sally Bachman's sister-in-law, cancer
Logan and his parents
Jenny Brown, Mary Lou's sister, stroke
Beth Wise, covid
Paul's Family, travelling
Ken, hospitalized
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."
St. John's UCC (717) 865-4453