Important information Events & Activities


 

Vacation Bible School  


Mark your calendar now….  

August 1 - 5  

9:00 Am - 12:00 Pm  

*Registration is appreciated by July 24, 2022*  

Help is needed  - We Need YOU!  

             Meetings will be announced as needed and will be listed in the weekly bulletin.   

 Once again it is that magical time of year, Vacation Bible School! What an exciting week it will be. A week
                          filled with fun, faith, learning, singing, dancing, games, crafts, snacks, and friends. This year’s theme                                                       will be Discovery on Adventure Island.                                                                                                                                                                            
 Join us as we become explorers in  a quest for God’s great light, discovering                                            how God’s light shines on us and how we can reflect  that light as we live each day.  


Children from the age of three up to the fifth grade are invited to attend VBS. Older youth  are encouraged to join in the excitement as junior volunteers. 


        Registration can be done by calling the Church office at (570) 788-2685, or filling out the  registration form that can be found on the table in the St Stephen’s Room. 

Valley Food Pantry

St. John's is always collecting non-perishable food for the Valley Food Pantry. The pantry is also in need
of coffee and tea and food products that contain meat. With such high rising costs for food, paper products,
etc., all donations are appreciated.

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.

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)

 


Evangelical Lutheran Church In America