September
3
2017

Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

New name tags are being ordered! Saint John’s is covering the cost, but donations will be accepted to help offset the approximate $1,150.00 cost. Please notify the office by August 25th with name clarification or if you need a pin.

Weekday Liturgies The congregation is invited to attend Evening Prayer on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at 5:30 p.m. in the Church; and the midweek Eucharist held on Wednesdays at 12:15 p.m. in Saint Mary’s Chapel.

* * * Saint John’s Day – Next Sunday * * *

 Many People, Many Gifts will be the theme for the day. Come, see what is planned for everyone to see how easy it is to be involved and not overwhelmed with large commitments.  Come for a continental breakfast at 9 am or lunch after the 10:15 am service, and enjoy the fellowship and a program developed from I Corinthians 12:14 – “Indeed, the body does not consist of one member but of many.”  We will take the sting out of Evangelism…all in one day!  J  Please plan to come and see what is happening!

Children’s Books Wanted – Annual Community Book Drive: Saint John’s is again asking for donations of new or gently used books for children between the ages of birth and eleven.  The book drive is from August 1 to September 17, 2017. Drop off books in boxes located in Trimble Hall.  Providing books to children is a simple and effective way to promote language and literacy growth in preparing them for learning and reading. The Community Book Drive is a partnership of the Hagerstown Area Religious Council and other non-profit organizations for the benefit of local organizations, schools, and at-risk-children.

Anyone interested in Dinner for Eight? If you are interested in joining this dinner club, please contact the office.  If there is enough interest, we will start in September! 

Stewardship: Christian stewardship at Saint John’s is a way of life.  The cards in the pews and throughout the church encompass more than money. Please use one to indicate where you are willing to offer your talents and time in gratitude of God's love.

 

Are you concerned about falling?  Have you fallen and are interested in ways to prevent a fall? Come to Stepping On, a falls prevention program Monday, 9/11-10/16 from 9 am-11 am in Trimble Hall. Please use the Walnut Street parking lot and proceed to the elevator entrance.  This 6 week program is aimed at teaching participants ways to reduce their risk of falling.  It is evidence based and designed for older adults.  It has been shown to reduce the risk of falls by 31%.  Stepping On focuses on how strength and balancing exercises, medication management, home safety, footwear, vision and mobility are important in preventing falls.  As a result of the program participants will increase overall strength, achieve better balance, gain more confidence and have a greater sense of independence as well as a reduced risk of falling.  To register call Kelly Llewellyn at 301-790-8378 to register.

B9, I21, N39, G43, O72 Bingo! Back by Popular Demand! The Service and Outreach Commission (SOC) will be hosting another round of Basket Bingo on Friday, October 20.   Tickets will be $25 and include a lasagna dinner, dessert, and many games of bingo with opportunities for baskets valued $20 or more.  All proceeds will benefit Service and Outreach Projects. Tickets will go on sale on September 17 at the Antietam Street entrance after each Sunday service.  Inquiries my be directed to Cathy Bushey or Bruce Massey. Please mark your calendars!

MAYFEST 2018 - Mark Your Calenders! Mayfest 2018 will be held on SATURDAY, May 12. Please mark your calendars for an evening celebrating goodwill, our commitment to community and great food!

Micah’s Backpack Shopping List

Each “backpack” receives the following:

2- Cans of Vegetables – Corn/Green beans

2- Cans of Soup – Tomato/Chicken Noodle

      *Other types of Soups are okay

2 - Boxes of Juice – Must be 100% Juice

1 - Can of Tuna

1 - Can of Chef Boyardee

       *Spaghetti and Meatballs or Ravioli

1 - 24 oz. Can of Apple Sauce

1 - Packet of Instant Oatmeal

2 - Types of Cracker Packets

       *Peanut Butter and Crackers work well

1 - Individually Wrapped PopTart

      *Make sure a box of PopTarts is individually wrapped

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