Events and Information

EVENTS:

Upcoming Events


 

Summer Worship Schedule

 

Summer Worship Schedule begins on Memorial Day Sunday, May 26th, at 9:30AM.


 Mother's Day Offering

It is a tradition at St. John’s to make a Special Offering supporting the work of our community neighbor Phoebe Richland at Mother’s Day.  In the past these offerings have been used to support a selected project or contribute to an ongoing goal.  If there is a particular need or an area or goal of which our members are aware, please contact Pastor Jo, Council President, Jade, or a member of church council. Envelopes for your use are in the Narthex.

 

Music Sunday

May 19 is Music Sunday at St. John’s.  Everyone is invited to join in the musical celebration lifting our praises to God in song.  Come, enjoy the talents of our musical family, and share your appreciation of music in our worship services!


New Ministry at St. John's!

 

There’s a new ministry in the works at St. John’s:

 

 

 

“Hands of God Crafting Ministry!”

 

 

 

Do you like to make Things?  Would you like to learn? 

 

Our God is creative, and so are you!

 

 

 

We have discovered that there is a need

 

for knitted hats for cancer patients at St. Luke’s Hospital,

 

as well as lap blankets and booties for Phoebe. 

 

 

 

If you already do traditional knitting or crocheting,

 

know how to use a knitting loom, or would like to learn,

 

THIS MINISTRY IS FOR YOU!

 

To learn more about what is being planned

 

and how YOU can be involved

 

in bringing comfort to our neighbors in St. Luke’s and Phoebe,

 

contact Babs Van Acker at 267-373-9379. 

 

 

 

EVERYONE is welcome – the more, the merrier!

 


 Activities Committee

ACTIVITES COMMITTEE will begin planning for the late winter and spring shortly.  If you have suggestions, they would be most appreciative!!  Please see Karen Bilger or a council member with your thoughts and ideas!  Thank you



Fundraising Opportunity

FUND RAISING OPPORTUNITYKen and Barb Van Acker have generously offered to collect and redeem with the state of NY the 5¢/can or bottle rebate which NY offers when they travel north this summer.  Please save your aluminum cans, recyclable water bottles, etc.  Speak with Ken and/or Barb for details.  Thank you for your willingness to coordinate this project.

 

 Our Daily Bread

Our Daily Bread booklets for March-May have been re-ordered;

anticipated to arrive in 2-3 weeks.

Please keep an eye out in the Narthex and pews for them as soon as they’re received.

 

 Prayer Chain

Prayer is looking to God for His answers and leaving our cares in His Hands.

Allow our Prayer Chain to pray for your needs today.

Call Marcella Kulp (215-536-5625) with your prayer concerns.

 

Altar Flowers / Bulletin Sponsors - 2019

Time to sign up!

Sign Up sheets on the Narthex Bulletin Board. 

Cost - $10 Altar Flowers / $5 Bulletin Sponsors. 

A fine way to honor a special day or remember a loved one!!

Thank You!!


Church Office Hours 

Church Office Hours are: 

Monday and Thurs 9:15 to 3:15,

Please call to make sure someone is in the office if you are coming to the office in case no one is available due to emergency family commitments on the part of the church secretary.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.


Church Directory

Along with embarking on the new church council year, an updated Church Directory is completed and available.  Copies are in the Narthex.

 

Quakertown Food Pantry

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.

Thank you to all the Food Pantry Helpers!

 

 

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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 Allentown.  They will post this information on their website (wfmz.com) and also notify WLEV 100.7 FM in Bethlehem of the closing. Even when we have Services, we ask that you use your best judgment for your own safety when deciding to venture out in inclement weather.


Church Council Update

 

April 24 Council Meeting Update…

         from Chris Horton Council Secretary.

 

Committee Reports:

- The Property/Cemetery Committee will be looking into cleaning up the cemetery grounds.

 

- The Church has received a generous donation of mulch.  Please see Scott Yerger if you would be able to help with the labor of landscaping.

 

- The radiator/boiler has been repaired and a motion has been approved to fix the sprinkler system.

 

Other Business:

- Summer Harmony will be performing at our Church on June 30, 3 pm.  Larry Benner noted that tickets will be $15/ea.

 

- The lower front door of the Church will be locked and remain locked for the duration of the service.  The elevator will be locked for the duration of the service after the first ten minutes (i.e, at 10:25 AM).  Contact Scott Yerger if you will require access during the service.

 

- Sunday, May 5, 2019 has been set for the formal installation of the 2019 Church Council. 

 

- It has been confirmed that we still retain the previous time slot of the fourth Thursday of the month from 6-8pm for volunteering at the Quakertown Food Pantry.

 

- St. John's will be providing its own black and white bulletin covers featuring the Church on the front cover, resulting in large cost savings, starting in June.

 

- More detailed minutes will be available upon request after the minutes have been approved at the next meeting.

 

- Next meeting is scheduled on Wednesday, May 15 at 7 pm.

 

Stewardship Tree
Our Congregation has a Stewardship Tree.  It is located on the Bulletin Board by the Church Street entrance doors.  Please take a few minutes to look it over and add a leaf depicting service to our community which you have encountered or provided!  Blank Leaves to be completed are in the Narthex below the bulletin board.  Thanks to Dan Muck for coordinating.  See him with questions.


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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