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 more.  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 activity 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.


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.


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.


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.

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

      Shelly Ackerman          Larry Benner          Joey Leiter

Terry Musselman          Jacob Pearson          Louise Plagman

George Schaffer          Jade Scholl          Ken VanAcker

Address can be found in the Newsletter

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     - Larry Benner….To the members and friends of St. John’s for your thoughts, prayers, cards and acts of kindness during my recent hospitalization for triple bi-pass surgery. Although I had no fear undergoing the surgery, it’s comforting to know I had and continue to have you as my “support group” as I continue in my recovery. Thank you again.

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     - The Yerger/Edmonds Family…. Our sincere appreciation for the cards, meals, continuing prayers, thoughtfulness and concern which the congregation has extended to Katie and her family. Her treatments were completed the week before Easter. She is home, focusing on recovery and returning to her normal life.



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