Come join our bible study "The Great Disappearance" by Dr. David Jeremiah on Sundays @ 8:45 am in the Meeting Room.
VALLEY FOOD PANTRY
This year the Valley Food Pantry will distribute special “Christmas” food boxes. Our church will sponsor cans of cranberry sauce. Other items needed are baking supplies (baking powder, baking soda, vegetable oil, chocolate chips) sugar, flour, tea, and coffee. Donations must be in by December 10th. Please make sure the products are within the expiration date. Your generosity is truly appreciated.
ADVENT SEASON BEGINS DECEMBER 3RD
Below is the list of our Advent Giving. Monetary donations are accepted. Make checks payable to St. John’s Lutheran Church. In the memo section, state which organization you are giving a donation to. Do not wrap the donations.
December 3rd: St. Luke’s Manor White Gifts: Socks, tissues, perfume, cologne, and lotion, for men and women
December 10th: Salvation Army: (NEW) Gloves, hats, and scarves for men, women, and children
December 17th: Head Start: Books, games, toys, socks, sweatshirts, and sweatpants suitable for children Ages 3 & 4.
December 24th: Divine Providence: Monetary donations (make checks payable to St. John’s Lutheran Church)
Tributes are being accepted until Sunday, December 17th. Please pick up a form in the St. Stephen's Room
or call the Church Office for more information.
Church Parking Changes
The Property Team is recommending a change in church parking on Sunday mornings and other church gatherings. The following changes were discussed with the church council.
If you feel comfortable crossing the road, we are asking you to park in the parking lot in order to free the parking spaces in front of the church.
New signage will soon be displayed for our handicapped area in the front of the church.
If you are facing the church, there will be six handicapped parking spaces to the left of the front entrance. Please do not park in these spaces if you do not have a handicap sign displayed. To the right of the church entrance, parking will be available for others to park who are afraid to cross the road.
There is new signage at the entrance of the cemetery which will direct those who need wheelchair access to gain entry to the church.
Our purpose is to offer parking for those with special needs and also to help our visitors who are uncertain of where to park. Thank you for your cooperation as we implement the new parking changes.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Prayer Shawl Ministry has started meeting at 9:30 am at the chrch. We meet the first and third Wednesdays of the month. If you knit or crochet and you want to join us, please do. We have a good time making things, to comfort others.
The next coffee hour will be held in on January 7th after Worship. The January birthdays will be celebrated with a coffee hour. Each Sunday of the month coffee hour will be observe. There is a sign up sheet in the St. Stephen's Room for members/church teams to sponsor.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact information, including name(s), address, phone number, email address, birthday and anniversary.