Important information Events & Activities


 

Valley Food Pantry

To help with providing an Easter meal to our Valley Food Pantry families, there is a need for 60 cans of carrots, coffee, and candy. Donations may be placed in the narthex in the designated area.                  

Thank you to our church, our volunteers, and the Boy Scouts for continuing to support this ministry.

Family Scavenger/Egg hunt

On April 3rd, after the church service, we will be having a Family Scavenger/Egg hunt followed by a luncheon, and Bingo.

We are looking forward to having this event,  not only for our  youth and their families, but others who wish to come. We are hoping that parents, grand-parents, and relatives will come and participate. All are welcome, regardless of age, to enjoy this event.

                                       The Learning Ministry Team is providing chicken fingers with side dishes, and drinks.                                                                                                                               If you can, please bring a dessert to go with our lunch.

If you would like to come to this event and are not a member, please call our church @ 570.788.2685 by March 27th. Leave a message with your name, phone number, how many are coming and the ages of the participants.

Basket of Blessings

 Easter is a time to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Jesus conquered death and redeemed us of our sins. Easter is also a time to think of others. Although the world in which we live has not been as secluded as last year, we are all still experiencing the longing for normalcy. Some have struggled more than others. Whether it is through hardships, a loss of loved ones, illness, or just being alone, now is the time to reach out and show that we care. Between now and April 3, 2022, we ask that you help us fill “Baskets of Blessings”. Below you will find a list of items for an Easter meal that will be delivered during Holy Week. If you know of a person or family that needs blessings, please tell a member of the Learning Ministry Team, or contact the church office by phone or email, no later than April 8, 2022. * All requests will be confidential * (A ham, and the baskets needed will be purchased separately.) The list of needed items is as follows: * Boxed Side Dish * Canned Vegetables * Bread or Rolls * 5lb. Bag of Potatoes * Canned Fruit * Coffee or Tea * Jell-O or Pudding * Roll of Paper Towels * Paper Plates * Dish Detergent. Monetary donations will be accepted as well.

Monetary donations can be put in an envelope marked “Basket of Blessings” and placed in with the offering. Baskets will be blessed on April 10th during the worship service. 

SAUSAGE & PANCAKE SUPPER

Our spring "Sausage & Pancake Supper" is going to be on Saturday, April 23rd. here at the church. It will be a Drive-thru Take Out Dinner, the same as we did last year. The dinner includes: sausage, pancakes, baked potato, green beans, coleslaw, applesauce and a homemade piece of cake for dessert!
All for STILL only $12.00. Pick up time is 1:00 until 5:00 PM .Tickets are now available.

Please call the Church office to order tickets - Phone #:  570 - 788 - 2685. 

COMMUNITY YARD SALE

                              “Hey everybody, it's time to start Spring cleaning and get ready for our Community Yard & Bake Sale”     

  Saturday May 28th        8:00 am till 4:00pm

At  772 St. John's Rd. across from the church in the South Lawn parking area.

Spaces are 10’ x 10’ and can be reserved for a  $10.00 donation.  Please bring your own tables &/or tent. Your sales are your own!

There will be food, baked goods, crafts & great treasures.

To reserve a space, please call our church @ 570.788.2685 and leave a message.

Beyond Violence/Berwick Women’s Shelter Wishlist

The LCW is collecting the following items for the Berwick Women’s Shelter. There is designated box in the St. Stephen’s room for the following items: cleaning supplies, diapers, pull-ups and wipes, laundry detergent, fabric softener, paper products (toilet paper, paper towels, paper plates), large freezer bags, dish detergent, gift certificates to Giant or Weis, batteries (all sizes), women’s hygiene products, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, toothpaste, toothbrushes, large storage bins, light bulbs, towels, washcloths, foil, saran wrap, children’s clothing, food. Special urgent need for paper towels. Donations accepted through March.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

We are looking for you to come join one or
several of our Church Ministry Teams! Be a part
of the many opportunities these teams provide.
We want and need you to join us in serving
God's calling with your time and talents to help
our church continue to grow in making this
place to share and express his love. Please
contact the church office if you are interested.
Worship & Music, Learning Ministry,
Stewardship, Finance Team, Property Team,
Altar Guild, Assistant Ministers, Lay Eucharistic,
Quilting, and Prayer Shawl.

CEMETERY ASSOCIATION
We have heard time and time again about how beautiful and well-kept our cemetery is.  We often take for granted the hard work and endless hours that go into keeping our cemetery beautiful year after year.  To help
with the upkeep, please consider giving a monetary donation "In Honor Of" or "In Memory Of" a loved one.  Checks can be made payable to “St. John’s Lutheran & Reformed Cemetery Association” or included with your weekly offering (please include a notation with your offering).

Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts

SCOUTS BSA and Cub Scouts have resumed in-person meetings. If anyone is interested, meetings are Monday nights. For more information, contact the church office and leave a message for Jen. Scouting is open to boys and girls ages Kindergarten through High School.

MEMBER INFORMATION REQUESTED

All Members, to update our files, please contact the church office at 570-788-2865 or email to stjohns@epix.net with your contact information, including name(s), address, phone number, email address, birthday and anniversary. 

BIBLE STUDY There has been discussion to start an Adult Bible Study group. A day and time has not been finalized as of yet.  Please call or email the church office if you are interested in participating. Also, please include your preference of a daytime or nighttime meeting (Monday or Tuesday). This would be a great way that members could get together and engage in Bible Study.

Monthly Evening Meals For Divine Providence Homeless Shelter

We will be providing an evening meal for the clients of the Divine Providence Homeless Shelter. Members from our church will donate and/or cook a nourishing evening meal once a month. If you are interested in helping or making a monetary donation, please email the church at stjohns@epix.net or call the church office and leave a message.


Memorials & Obituaries

Our congregation extends our deepest condolences to the families of:

John Zamba

Carole Horlacher

John Koch

Bob Reed

Lorraine Klinger  -   ( February 6, 1934 - January 17, 2021)

George Charles Snyder  - (Jan. 18, 1946 - Dec. 27, 2020)

The ELCA announces the death of The Rev. William W. Horn -  (November 19, 1944 -  January 14, 2021)

 


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