Items of Note


The ST. JOHN'S WEBSITE:  Please take a look at our website at:  with current information, as well as pictures of Vacation Bible School. Peach Festival, and the Rummage Sale.  As with any website, you may find an error or omission.  Please let us know about it, by using the Contact Us button on the navigation bar.

And, if you would like to support St. John's and co-sponsor our website,

please let the Church Office know!

Use of the Church and/or Church Property:  Any activities that need to be ‘booked’ at St. John’s or borrowing of Church Property i.e. tables, chairs, or other items, must go through the Church Office – this is so that we have no conflict of interest.  

Thank you in advance for your consideration.


2017 OFFERING ENVELOPES:  The 2017 Offering Envelopes are available in the Narthex.  If you see someone who needs to get their envelopes, please feel fee to take theirs for them.  Thank you!


EXPENSES:  A word to remember, as you enjoy your vacation -- please keep in mind St. John's expenses are ongoing.  Please give to St. John's ministry in a way which is pleasing to God! 


SCRIPTURE READING:  We are always looking for volunteers to read scripture passages at our Sunday morning Worship Services. If you would like to read or have any questions, please see Marcella Kulp.


ST. JOHN'S QUILTERS:  Don't forget to buy a chance from the Quilters.  Stop in and see the beautiful quilt that they have are working on.


THE PRAYER CHAIN:  The Prayer Chain is an opportunity for us to communicate with God. Please allow our Prayer Chain to join you in prayer.  The information you give will be kept confidential.

For prayer needs or for membership, please contact Marcella Kulp at 215-536-5625.


PRAYER:  Prayer is not a trial balloon we send up to see if God is there.  It is an opportunity He has given us to communicate with HIM.  Please allow our Prayer Chain to join you in prayer.  The information you give will be kept confidential.

For prayer needs or for membership, please contact Marcella Kulp at 215-536-5625.


OUR DAILY BREAD:  The Devotional Booklets Our Daily Bread for March through May, are available at the end of the pews.  If you would like to make a donation to help defray the cost and support a meaningful ministry, it would be much appreciated.  Please place your donation in the offering plate, and mark it "Our Daily Bread".  Thank you!


2017 ALTAR FLOWERS:  The 2017 Altar Flower Calendar is posted on the bulletin board in the Narthex.  There are openings for people who wish to sponsor our altar flowers.


Due to the rising cost of high quality flowers, St. John's Church Council decided to use seasonal silk flowers for Worship, beginning June 3, 2012.  As in the past, the Congregation will still have the opportunity to sponsor flowers on their chosen date, in memory of loved ones, or to honor a special occasion beginning June 3, 2012.  The cost of sponsorship will be only $10.00 per Sunday.  The sponsorship dollars will be used to purchase and refresh silk arrangements.  Should you desire a fresh arrangement for a particular occasion, you may order one from the florist and make arrangements for delivery, and it will be placed on the altar along with the silk flowers.  Church Council sincerely hopes this will enhance our worship on Glory to God, as well as to help us be good stewards.


2017 BULLETIN SPONSORS:  The 2017 Bulletin Sponsor List is posted on the bulletin board in the Narthex.  The cost is $5.00 per week per sponsor.  There is room for two sponsors per week.  Please help defray the cost of printing our bulletins by volunteering to be a Bulletin Sponsor.

If you have any questions, please contact Carla Spotts.


ARE YOU A SCRAP BOOKER?  We are looking for a talented, dedicated, scrap booker to put together books of St. John's history. If you think you are up to the task, please contact the Church Office.


OUR NEW PHOTO DIRECTORY:  On March 1 & 1, 2013, photos were taken for our NEW Church Directory.  All members who had pictures taken for the directory have received their directories.

    Thank you for making this a success!

We still have a few St. John's Cook Books available. Please stop in the Church Office to purchase a copy.  The price is NOW $10!


ST. JOHN'S CHURCH REPLICAS:  There are still replicas (Cat's Meow-like) of our Church that can be purchased at the church office for $5 or call Judy Guise, 215-536-5196.  On the back of each is a short history of our Church.  The building makes for a very nice reminder of our 200th Anniversary celebrations.


ST. JOHN'S LOUNGE:  There are some additions to our library . . . come downstairs and take a look at the new display that Barb Fehnel and Mary Musselman put together . . . local authors and children's books.  Just sign-out a book and enjoy it at home for a while!


SPREAD THE WORD!  All Committee Chairpersons please give reports or any current information on meetings, socials, events, etc., to the Church Secretary or Pastor Linda.  The deadline is Wednesday for the following Sunday Bulletin.  Please call 215-538-0875, or e-mail, or send your information to our Post Office box.  Our e-mail address is  There is a large calendar placed in the Narthex on the bulletin board.  People are strongly encouraged to fill in pertinent information / planned meetings / events, etc., on the calendar for all to see.


USHERS and ACOLYTES:  Please note, if you are an usher and also an acolyte on any given Sunday, please be at the church at least 20 minutes before the service so that you can light the candles.  The order of lighting should be the Christ candle first (the large candle on the landing) then the altar candles.  At the end of the service the altar candles should be extinguished first and then the Christ candle is extinguished.
Ushers should return to their seats after giving the offering plate to the pastor or acolyte; this is so they can be seated for the Offertory Prayer in unison.


HOW DOES ST. JOHN'S UCC HELP OTHERS?:  Our benevolences help us reach beyond our Church doors to help our neighbors.  Some if the ways we do this is through support to: 

Our Churches' Wider Mission (OCWM)

 Phoebe Richland

Quakertown Food Pantry

Food for Friends

Quakertown Christmas Carnival

One Great Hour of Sharing

Neighbors in need

Heifer International

Salvation Army

Richlandtown Fire Co.


Thank you for your continued generous support to help the "least of these".



 Prayers and Concerns within Our Congregation

Barbara Afflerbach      Lori Fetterman      Sue Gross

  LuAnn Kramer       Charles Mundy

Addresses can be found in the Newsletter

 T H A N K S ! 

Thanks to everyone who pitched in to spruce up St. John’s

for the upcoming holidays!


Thank you to all who donated for the Clean Up Buckets.

We were able to complete 11 buckets to be used for Disaster Clean UP.

Thanks to the UCC Church for providing a matching grant for the Buckets.


Thanks to Food For Friends Crew for providing dinner on November 29th.

Volunteers from Phoebe Richland also joined us for the evening!

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