Events and Information

 

EVENTS:

Upcoming Events

 

  PEACH FESTIVAL  

Wednesday, August 15th 6-9PM

 

This year’s Peach Festival is scheduled for Wednesday, August 15th (Rain date of August 16) from 6-9PM.  The Festival is always a great night of fellowship, fun, and community outreach that many look forward to with much anticipation.  There will be great food, fun games

 

Entertainment will be Marty and Rob from Nite Flyte!

 

Raffle tickets will be mailed out to members. Additional tickets to sell are available from Mary Hardcastle or Jade Scholl or in the church office.  Monies and ticket stubs can be returned to the same.  Everyone is encouraged to sell, sell, sell tickets and tell, tell, tell all of your friends, family, and neighbors to come out and enjoy the night!!

 

There are many opportunities to get involved and be part of the fun—Set up begins Monday, 8/13 at 6pm and peach peeling starts at 9:30am on Wednesday.  Bakers and cooks are needed to make cakes, peach pies, other yummy desserts, macaroni & cheese, and baked beans.  (Peaches for pies will be available in the basement after noon on Tuesday, 8/14).  Game attendants, food servers, and a clean-up crew are all necessary Wednesday night.  Please plan to be ready to “man your station” by 5:45pm.  The Festival is truly a team effort and everyone’s involvement is necessary and appreciated.  A sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board in the Narthex.  PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO SIGN UP TO BAKE, COOK, AND HELP—That is really the best way for us to know what we have and what we still need!!  If you’re not sure how your talents can be best used, just talk with Kerry Schaffer (267.372.6219) 

 

Please show your St. John’s pride by wearing your “church shirts” if you have them!!  We are also asking members to park in the Lutheran church parking lot if possible so that our lot can be used for Festival patrons.  Hope to see everyone there on a rain-free night!


 

   Come Join Us in Singing  


 

  New Summer Worship Hours 

 

Summer Worship begins at 9:30AM on Memorial Day Sunday, May 27th

 

 


 
    Expanding our view of Service  

We often think of serving in terms of Matthew 25: supplying food and clothing; caring for the sick, incarcerated and other “least of these” members of society — serving Jesus in the process. But we also can serve him with our unique talents and by doing things we love.

For example, Ged King, a barber in England, devotes some of his time off to giving homeless people free haircuts. Imagine Jesus saying, “For my hair was long and scraggly, and you cut it” — or “My heart was lonely, and you played music to lift my spirits. I could no longer read small print, and you read to me. I have to work two jobs, and you invited my child to spend afternoons crafting with you. My car broke down, and you repaired it.” Then the King will say, “Come, you who are blessed by my Father … whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me” (Matthew 25:34, 40, NIV; emphasis added).


    Family Support Group 

 

Community Open House

Is your family dealing with a loved one that has an addiction?

 

PLEASE JOIN US!

 

When:  Monday August 13, 2018

Time : 7:00-8:30PM

Where: St John’s Lutheran Church

Richlandtown, Pa

Located in our Activity Center on First Ave.

 

Come join us in learning about our new family support program on helping you and your family deal with the everyday struggles of a loved one with an addiction.

 

Meet our members and educators from different foundations that deal with this everyday.

 

All are welcome and there is no cost!

 

Our goal is to provide education, comfort, support and

strengthening so that you and your family can meet this challenge head on and find peace.

 

If you questions please call 610-656-8710   From 9-3

 

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INFORMATION: 


Inclement Weather

In the event it becomes necessary to cancel Services at any time during the winter, we will notify WFMZ in Allentiown.  They will post the information on their website, www.wfmz.com , and we will also notify WLEV 100.7 in Bethlehem of the closing.  Even when we have Services, we ask that you use your best judgement for your own safety when deciding to venture out in inclement weather.


Church Council Update

Council Minutes will hang on the Bulletin Board for those who wish to read them.

 

Communication
All committee Chairs please give reports or information on current meetings to Pastor Linda or to the    Church Secretary by Wednesday for the next bulletin, and by the 20th of the month for the Newsletter.         You can e-mail us at stjuccrichtown@verizon.net.  Also, a large calendar has been placed in the Narthex        on the bulletin board.  People are strongly encouraged to fill-in their planned meetings/events on the   calendar for everyone to see.

 

Property Committee
Please continue your generous donations using the Building Improvement envelope
sent with your Newsletter.  
 Questions and comments may be directed to anyone on the Property Committee. 

 

Old Medications Disposal

If you need to dispose of old medications properly, Rann Pharmacy in Harleysville

has a disposal box.  They also have a website that can help in

areas pertaining to medications:  www.mymedschedule.com .

Other drop-Off Locations

Quakertown Borough

The Quakertown Police Department

35 N. 3rd Street, Quakertown

Richland Township

Richland Township Police Department

229 California Road, Quakertown

 

Cash Register Tape Fundraiser

The WOW group collects cash register tapes from Redner’s Warehouse Markets.

Please register for a Shopper’s Card at the courtesy counter and tell them

it is for St. John’s UCC.  With the closing of Boyer’s we can use all the

tapes we can get, so please try to remember when you grocery shop.  Thank you.

 

The Quakertown Food Pantry

Serving God by serving those in need

 (215) 536-0240  

quakertownfoodpantry@gmail.com

Pantry Hours:

Monday, Wednesday & Friday:  10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Tuesday & Thursday: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Saturday: 10:00 am – Noon

 

Join the St. John's Food Pantry Team

Every fourth Thursday of the month we will be volunteering at the Pantry

from 6:00 - 8:00 pm.  If you would like to join the ‘FOOD PANTRY TEAM’

speak with Pastor Linda.


 
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