ST. JOHN’S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
The Reverend Linda Lennon – Pastor
4 North Main Street, P.O. Box 356
Richlandtown, PA 18955
ST. JOHN'S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
The Reverend Linda Lennon…………………..(home) 610-691-5769
Pastor Linda’s E-Mail…………………..……………firstname.lastname@example.org
David King - Council President…………………..………..215-536-5351
Larry Benner - Organist / Choir Director………………215-536-2791
David Williams -Custodian…..…………………..………..267-377-5610
Office Telephone Brenda Kucharik, Secretary 215-538-0875
Church E-Mail ………………………………..…..email@example.com
Church Office Hours
10:00 am to 3:00 pm -- Monday through Thursday
April 25 7:00 PM Musical Rehearsal
April 28 Quakertown Food Pantry
April 30 Heifer Youth Trip
May 1 Deadline for Geranium orders
7:00 PM Musical Rehearsal
May 4 5:00 PM Junior Youth Wild Wednesday
May 8 Mother’s Day—Social Hour
May 9 7:00 PM Musical Rehearsal
May 11 5:00 PM Junior Youth Wild Wednesday
May 15 7:00 PM Musical Rehearsal
May 16 7:00 PM Worship Meeting
May 18 5:00 PM Junior Youth Wild Wednesday
May 22 Music Sunday
1:00 PM WOW TEA
May 29 Sunday Worship begins at 9:30 AM
June 1 7:00 PM Book Discussion ―The Glass Castle‖
SUNDAY: Sunday School – 9:00 AM
Worship Service – 10:15 AM
FIRST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH: Girl Scouts – 6:00 – 8:00 PM
TUESDAY: Women For Sobriety – 9:00 AM
WEDNESDAY: Women’s Guild (Quilting) – 9:00 AM
THURSDAY: Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meeting – 6:30 – 9:30 PM
Senior Choir Rehearsal – To be determined weekly
LECTIONARY SELECTIONS FOR MARCH
The following is this month’s selection of
scripture passages taken from The Common
Lectionary. This three year rotation of texts
takes us through the Old and New Testaments
of the Bible.
May 1 Second Sunday of Easter (White)
Acts 2:14a, 22-32
1 Peter 1:3-9
May 8 Third Sunday of Easter (White)
Acts 2:14a, 36-41
Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19
1 Peter 1:17-23
May 15 Fourth Sunday of Easter (White)
1 Peter 2:19-25
May 22 Fifth Sunday of Easter (White)
Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16
1 Peter 2:2-10
May 29 Sixth Sunday of Easter (White)
1 Peter 3:13-22
Spring! Finally, we can say it’s here. Seems like we had to
wait a long time for spring to show up this year.
We wait for spring to come and flowers to bud and for the
earth to green up once again. We wait for seeds and flowers to
grow. For the gardeners among us, planting time is almost here,
when the danger of frost is gone. As we wait for the freshly
planted garden to grow, we hold a vision of what the garden will
be someday. You cannot hurry it along. Spring comes when it’s
time, flowers bloom when it’s time. Gardens grow when it's time.
Gardens teach us to wait, to be patient and to pay attention.
Gardening is a spiritual activity, for gardens have deep spiritual
lessons for us. They teach us about waiting and hope. As
Christians, we know something about that.
Even though spring can take forever to get here, we trust it to
return, a good reminder of resurrection. Life over death. The first
shoots of green in the garden testify to all who will listen the
message we have been waiting for has arrived! Resurrection!
This year as you wait and hope for new life, remember it's coming
as surly as the garden grows.
Christ is Risen. Christ is Risen Indeed!
Please keep Pastor Linda
Lennon’s family in your
thoughts and prayers on the loss
of their beloved father, Donald
More, Jr. on April 18, 2011.
WOW will a hold a Tea on May 22nd at
1:00PM.. There will be a speaker. Price
to be announced.
Open to all women.
Junior Youth Group will meet again
May 4, 11, 18
from 5:00 to 6:30PM.
Dinner, crafts, and Bible
will be part of the fun!
All Children are welcome.
Book Discussion group will meet on June 1 at
7:00PM. The Glass Castle is the book to start
The Glass Castle' is a 2005 memoir by
Jeannette Walls. The book recounts her and
her siblings' unconventional, poverty-
stricken upbringing at the hands of their
deeply dysfunctional parents. The memoir
stayed on The New York Times Best Seller
list for 100 weeks.
Many thanks to everyone who helped, in many ways, with
our Rummage Sale. Everyone's help and cooperation was
greatly appreciated. It is because of all of you that are
rummage sale was again a success. Hopefully all of you will
be able to help again in October.
Thank you everyone.
Bev Kuhn and Eleanor Fly
The Activities committee thanks all
who helped with the Spaghetti Dinner,
and all who came to enjoy the food and the evening's
entertainment. Our thanks also to those who contributed
their musical talents to a very enjoyable evening. The
profits totaled $434.25 and will be used toward paying
down the outstanding balance for the bathroom
Use of the Church and/or Church Property
Any activities that need to be ‘booked’ at St. John’s or
borrowing of Church Property i.e. tables, chairs, or other items
must go through the Church Office –
this is so that we have no conflict of interest.
Thank you in advance for your consideration.
We are Always Looking for
Would you be interested in reading scripture
passages at our Sunday morning Worship
Services? If you would like to read or have any questions
please contact Pastor Linda or Marcella Kulp.
The N E W St. John’s Website
The new St John's website is now live,
after roughly five months of development!
Please take a look at the new website
at: www.stjohnsucc.org , which is the same
name as before.
The address will stay the
The 2011 Bulletin Sponsor List is posted on the bulletin board.
The cost is $5.00 per week per sponsor. There is room for 2
sponsors per week. Please help us defray the cost of printing
our weekly bulletins by volunteering to be a Bulletin Sponsor.
If you have any questions, please contact Carla Spotts.
The Panda is coming to
Mark your calendars
for July 11-15.
The Quakertown Food Pantry
Serving God by serving those in need
Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Tuesday & Thursday: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – Noon
Join the St. John’s Food
Every fourth Thursday of the month we
will be volunteering at the Pantry from
6:00 - 8:00 pm. If you would like to
join the ‘FOOD PANTRY TEAM’ speak
with Pastor Linda.
Cash Register Tape Fundraiser
The WOW group collects cash register tapes from
Redner’s Warehouse Markets. Please register for a
Shopper’s Card at the courtesy counter and tell
them it is for St. John’s UCC. With the closing of
Boyer’s we can use all the tapes we can get, so
please try to remember when you grocery shop. Thank you.
Upcoming St. John’s Social Hours
All committees have been scheduled for their Social
Hours during the upcoming year. If a date needs to change,
please contact Debbie Deily or the Church
Office. You can be as creative or simple as
you like for your Social Hour.
May 8th – Hosted by the Men of the Church
June 19th – Hosted by the Christian Ed.
Prayer is not a trial balloon we send up to see if
God is there. It is an opportunity He has given us
to communicate with Him. Please allow our Prayer
Chain to join you in prayer. The information you
give will be kept confidential. For prayer needs or
for membership, please contact Marcella Kulp at
Life of Jesus & Journeys of Paul Cruise
Former Conference Minister Rev. Dr. F.
Russell Mitman and his wife, Ruth, are
hosting a 12 day cruise of the Mediterranean
and Holy Lands from October 13–26, 2011.
Travel arrangements are being through
Boscov’s Travel and Royal Caribbean Cruise Line. The
trip includes visit to Rome, Naples, and Capri before
boarding the liner for the cruise. Ports of call include
Jerusalem and visit to Galilee, Island of Rhodes,
Ephesus, Athens (Piraeus), and Chania, Crete. While on
board you will receive informational lectures from Rev.
Mitman. The tour begins and ends in Rome. The
complete brochure and applications will be posted on the
bulletin board near the lower Church entrance. Judy
Guise has additional applications.
1 John Hardcastle
5 Ernest Gross
12 Katherine Roberts
15 John Shurow
23 Emily Scholl
26 Randy Wendtland
28 Lloyd Ewer
29 Ellen Yerkes
Is your birthday missing from the list, please call
the church office at 215-538-0875 or email at
firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be glad to
add it to the birthday list.
Scheduled to Serve
May 1 Lori Carney
May 8 Dorothy Ewer
May 15 Marge Schaffer
May 22 Marcella Kulp
May 29 Judy Guise
May 1 Jennifer Kramer & Edith Krigor
May 8 George & Carla Spotts
May 15 LuAnn Kramer & Kathy Landes
May 22 Craig & Kerry Thompson
May 29 Mary Musselman & Romaine Thrapp
May 1 Gerald Freed & Jerry Lennon
May 8 George Schaffer & David King
May 15 Jade Scholl & Karen King
May 22 Kerry & Craig Thompson
May 29 Karen Bilger & Joe Horton
May 1 Connor Murtaugh
May 8 Shannon King
May 15 Aaron Scholl
May 22 Jason Horton
May 29 Emily Scholl
May 1 Karen King & Shannon King
May 8 Jade Scholl & Emily Scholl
May 15 Dorothy Ewer & Judy Roberts
May 22 Sarena Landes & Kathy Landes
May 29 Carol Leiter & Mary Hardcastle
May 1 Don Edmonds, Dave King, Marcella Kulp
May 8 Courtney Weeks, John Moyer, Marge Schaffer
May 15 Don Deily, Judy Guise, Don Edmonds
May 22 Dave King, Marcella Kulp, Courtney Weeks
May 29 John Moyer, Marge Schaffer, Don Deily
May Barbara Fehnel, Ruth Moyer
May Jade Scholl, Emily Scholl
Has your address/phone/email
changed? Is your birthday listed in the
newsletter? Please fill out the form below
to update the information in the church
directory or newsletter. Deposit in the
offering tray to be given to church office. Thank you.
Do You Know A Graduate???
The Worship Committee is asking for
names of graduates this spring or summer
from high school or college or any other type
of certificate. Please let Jessica Sechriest
Help to Beautify
St. John’s for Pentecost
Please contribute a geranium to decorate
the Chancel on Sunday, June 12!
We will offer Red Geraniums in
4 ½” pots for $2.50
and 6 ½” pots for $4.50
Please place your order on the offering plate
or return it to Carole Freed.
Carole can be reached at (215) 536-9188.
I WOULD LIKE TO ORDER:
***DEADLINE FOR FLOWER
ORDERS IS MAY 1st***