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Open arms and serving hands, transforming lives through Christ

 

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit  
(Matthew 28:18-19)

I love my church

There are many opportunities to serve our Lord.  We are anxious to see where God is leading our congregation. 
If you are looking for a church home, let St. John’s show you why we love our church!

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Divorce Care will meet again in September.

If you or someone you know has experienced separation or divorce, either recently or a long time ago, we want to invite them to this group.

Weekly meetings will be held on Tuesdays, from 6pm-7:30pm in the Church Library.
September 17 to December 17, 2019
January 14 to May 5, 2020

Each rotation lass about 14 weeks but you can join or miss anytime and make up sessions during the next rotation if desired. 

There is a $35 registration fee but scholarships are available.  Payment and Registration can be done in class for walk-ins.

We are also looking for people to help with childcare or with administrative tasks.

Contact DivorceCareIvylandPA@gmail.com or call the church office for more information. 

A complete schedule by topic, more details, and registration are at:  www.divorcecare.org/groups/99959

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Sessions will begin again on September 9, 2019
Mondays from 6:30-8:30 in Grace Café
(See schedule below)

 GriefShare is a thirteen week, faith-based program for anyone dealing with the loss of a loved one.  A combination of socialization/support, video, workbook, and discussion, each two hour session is designed to help those who are mourning to process their grief with others who share the burden of loss.  There can be companionship on the journey through the wilderness of grief; no one has to grieve alone.

2019-2020 GriefShare Schedule

  •      Monday, August 26, 2019:  Coping With the Loss of a Spouse*
  •      September 9-December 2, 2019:  13 Week Session
  •      Monday, December 16:  Coping with Loss During the Holidays
  •      January 6-April 6, 2020 (no class Presidents’ Day): 13 Week Session
  •      May 1-August 3, 2020 (no class Memorial Day):  13 Week Session

You may register online at griefshare.org.  There is a $15 fee for the workbook payable at the first meeting of each 13 week session.  For further information, contact Pastor Janice, Ruth Portzline, or Chaplain Erin Maurer or go to griefshare.org.

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DRIVE-THRU LIVING NATIVITY
A big thank you to everyone who was involved in the Drive-Thru Living Nativity this year. It was an awesome night!
More than 200 cars came to experience the Christmas story. We are already looking forward to next year.
Pastor Ruth
 
     

 

BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS
September 23, 2018
What a wonderful day it was giving thanks for all God's creation, and celebrating His gift of creatures, great and small!


Blessing of the Animals 2018 Slideshow

 

TABLE TALK will resume in September
An outreach ministry of St. John's where people gather to hear inspiring stories and engage in conversation on a different topic every week. Table Talk offers a wonderful opportunity to form relationships and engage in faith conversations with those who do not sit in the pews with us.  It is a great place to explore life, meet new friends, and experience God in an informal community setting.  Join the Conversation and Bring a Friend!

 

WORSHIP AT NESHAMINY MANOR 
St. John's was privileged to worship with residents of Neshaminy Manor.  As part of worship, our choir sang two anthems and led in some old familiar hymns.  We were also blessed to serve Holy Communion to the residents.  What a wonderful time of praise and worship!
    
Worship @ Neshaminy Manor (Click for more pictures)

 

 

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