“ O N EAGLES WINGS” GRAPHIC DESIGNED BY NICHOLAS ROSS Please Deliver by U.S. Postage Paid DATED MATERIAL Non-Profit Org. April 1, 2011 Pittsburgh, PA APRIL Permit 125 2011 ― Now if Christ is proclaimed as raised from the dead, how can some of you say GRAPHIC DESIGNED BY SCOTT BRYTE there is no resurrection of the dead? If there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ has not been raised; and if Points of Christ has not been raised, then our proclamation has been in vain and your faith has been in vain. We are even found to be Interest misrepresenting God, because we testified of God that he raised Inside: Christ—whom he did not raise if it is true that the dead are not raised. For if the dead are not raised, then Christ has not been raised. If Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you ADDRESS SERVICE REQUESTED News from the are still in your sins. Then those also who have died in Christ Choir Loft! have perished. If for this life only we have hoped in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied. But in fact Christ has been Home raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have died. For Fellowship since death came through a human being, the resurrection of the dead has also come through a human being; for as all die in LENTEN Adam, so all will be made alive in Christ.‖ Worship 1 Corinthians 15:12-21 Schedule As I sat down to write a Lenten/Easter greeting, this text EASTER immediately came to mind. For while the whole church year is Worship certainly important, Lent and Easter are at the heart of why we Schedule MAY INFORMATION DUE 4/15/11 are Christians. The very reason that Christ came was to free us from our sins and to open the way to new life. These are the Easter very things that we needed the most, and the very things that we Flowers could not do on our own. Without Jesus’ death and resurrection, the Gospel is not complete. Without Jesus’ death and Easter Sunrise resurrection, we would not have a greater understanding of the Breakfast ~ We are a Stephen Ministry Congregation~ If you are in need of a Stephen Minister, or feel a calling to care for another, please call Pastor Bill depths of God’s love. Without Jesus’ death and resurrection, we would not have the hope of eternal life. Without Jesus’ death WE NEED and resurrection, we would not have our understanding of the Kids Corner Or Pastor Kari 412-364-1606. communion of saints. Without Jesus’ death and resurrection, & Sat. there would be no Body of Christ. Worship Volunteers!!! As we continue to journey through this Lenten season into Holy St. John’s Lutheran Church St. John’s Lutheran Church of email@example.com www.stjohnslutheranchurch.com "On Eagles’ Wings" is the Get wired! Highland, published & sent Services at 8 & 10:30 a.m. Organist & Choir Director Sunday Morning Worship Summer at 8 & 9:30 a.m. Pastor William Diehm & Christian Ed at 9:15 a.m. Week and Easter, may we be mindful of just how important this 311 Cumberland Road Volume 42, Number 4 Pittsburgh PA 15237 Phone: 412-364-1606 official newsletter of monthly to members APRIL 2011 Issue Pastor Kari Smail time is to our life of faith. And as we remember its importance, Ryan Murphy, Save the date of Highland and friends. This is the may we have the courage to invite others to come and hear the Good News of God in Christ Jesus our Lord! or Get ready to play some Soli Deo Gloria! (To God alone be the glory!) GOLF! Pastor Kari Smail Greetings from ST. JOHN’S STAFF MEMBERS: St. John's Literacy Mission to the World Dr. Bill & Linda Kofmehl, Chris & Jennie Ebner, 412-364-3777 William B. Diehm & Kari B. Smail, Pastors and a host of volunteers! www.christianliteracy.com and Donald D. Anderson, D. D., Assoc. in Pastoral Care www.literacyempowers.com Ron Baling, Dir. of Contemporary Music Ryan Murphy, Organist /Choir Director World-wide Headquarters of the Salvation Army sent an email in Mike Conti, Saturday Accompanist mid-February, “We held our Women's Forum Meeting on Tuesday of last week, Debbie Sandherr, Office Manager and I am pleased to tell you that (your Christian literacy proposal) received a Amy Beacha & Barb Eback, Office Volunteers favorable response from the Commissioners from the 5 zones around the Salvation Army world. Our next meeting is on Tuesday 15 March 2011, and I hope following Pat Hartman, Dir. of St. John’s Preschool this we will be able to give you some idea of what will be considered best for the Gene Kesner, Sexton areas in which (the Commissioners) work." Major Lynn Gibbs We are praying Dawn Andersson, Dir. of Volunteer Ministry that the meeting on March 15th provides CLA with good news. Linda Meyerdierks, Youth Ministry Coordinator Christina Huffmyer, Accounts Payable Clerk Using the new CLA “Bridge Techniques for English as a Second Laura Coombs, Chief Financial Officer Language" with a South Korean graduate student. Dr. Bill and Chris are working twice a week with a Pitt grad student who is here in the North Hills with his wife and two sons (ages ten and eleven). He is not a Christian, but is very STAFF COVENANT: interested in finding out more about Christianity since such a high percentage of We will partner to enhance each other’s ministries, South Koreans have come to know Jesus. "Jack" asked us if some kind lady honor each person’s gifts, care for one another and would like to spend an hour twice a week in conversation with his wife, Jennie, so she can improve her spoken English. communicate God’s word and love. “The Light is coming in Sunbury, PA” . A Baptist pastor recently contacted CLA to assist him and other pastors in his north-central PA town in establishing a literacy program for adults and children. BIBLE RECYCLE Helping Children learn to read in East Pittsburgh, by way of Kentucky STUDY and Ohio. Trinity Lutheran will hold another Summer Reading Camp this year, 101 TO HELP making use of tutors from churches in Kentucky who will come to Pittsburgh for the Camp. The tutors will be trained by CLA prior to the Camp at a church near Have you THE Columbus, OH. always wanted to BUILDING Training parents to work with their “children” Dr. K. recently trained a mother to work with her 35 year old daughter who had just completed “vision study the Bible but did not FUND training”. She was referred to CLA by the doctor who realized that improving the know where to start? Were The senior high youth group is young woman’s vision only solved part of her problem. Dr. Bowen was part of the you intimidated by it and continuing to collect cell phones, “team” (with Dr. Bill and reading specialist Jean Lineburgh) that initially examined wondered what relevance it the use of the “red on yellow print” technique that CLA has so successfully used along with Inkjet and laser had to your life? Come join cartridges. So far we have earned since the early 1980’s. Please keep this ministry in mind if any of your young children or grandchildren are us for a hands-on study of over $800. This project will having trouble with basic reading skills (zero to 6th grade level). Call Dr. Bill at John. Senior High students continue as long as members of the 412-364-377. Free training for parents is always available at our office. are especially encouraged to church bring in items. Any come. All are welcome. recyclable items can be brought to The RECYCLING FOR READING program continues to aid Christian Contact person: Literacy. Our thanks to those of you who are providing those ink jet the youth room or church office. Mary Pat Jackson at cartridges, toner cartridges, and used cell phones Thank you for all of your support. 412-367-1969 for questions. (drop them off at the church office, please.) North Hills Community Outreach APRIL 2011 Financially Speaking thru RECYCLE=READING NHCO is now on Facebook. Become a fan today! APRIL 2011 The Christian Literacy Associates Car Donations Needed Income: office at St. John’s is collecting North Hills Community Outreach needs car donations for its Community Auto program February Actual $ 29,328.95 used cell phones, Laser Jet that helps low-income individuals get to work. Cars can be donated in any condition; February Budget $ 43,837.75 Cartridges and Inkjet Cartridges. donors may qualify for the maximum possible tax deduction. Call 724-443-8300. Short Fall ($14,508.80) These will be recycled and a North Hills Community Outreach Holds 5th Annual Pasta Dinner North Hills Community Outreach’s Millvale Satellite will host a Pasta Dinner on Friday, YTD Actual $ 89,552.28 donation will be obtained for our April 15, from 4-7 PM, at the Millvale Community Center, 416 Lincoln Ave. Dine in or YTD Budget $ 87,675.50 Christian Literacy Ministry. take out. Tickets are $7 in advance or $9 the day of the event, and include pasta with Gain $ 1,876.78 Call 412-364-3777 if you choice of sauce, bread, salad, beverages and desserts. For tickets, call 412-487-6316, We would like to thank the congregation have any questions. option 2, or visit www.nhco.org for an order form. for support in keeping pledges current. Food Donations through April Qualify for Feinstein Funds All food and financial donations to North Hills Community Outreach’s two food pantries made through April 30 will help NHCO earn its share of The Feinstein Foundation’s an- nual million dollar campaign to fight hunger. To make a financial donation, mark Greetings from your organist and choirmaster! ―Feinstein‖ on the memo line of your check and mail to 1975 Ferguson Road, Allison I have been lucky enough to play four organ recitals in four Park, PA 15101. For more information, contact Brandi at 412-487-6316, option 1. states in the last six or so weeks. It's been a joy to share the Applications Being Accepted for Free Home Repair Projects For the third consecutive year, North Hills Community Outreach is partnering with music with people and to see how repeat performances affect Christ Lutheran Church in Millvale to provide minor home repairs to a limited number of my playing and understanding of it. I also have been selected qualified seniors and low-income adults with physical disabilities living in northern as a semifinalist in the 2011 Rodgers North American Classical Allegheny County. Applications are now being accepted for repair projects that will be completed by supervised groups of youth from June 27-July 1. To apply, contact Cathy Organ Competition and will be competing on April 8 in Jessup, Pschirer at 412-307-0069. Maryland. I'll be heading to France again in July, this time to play Miniature Golf Tournament Registration Underway some of the organs over there and attend seminars and North Hills Community Outreach’s 10th Annual Mini-Masters Miniature Golf Tournament will take place on Thursday, May 12, at RMU Island Sports Center on Neville Island. master-classes. I'll be able to play during Mass at the Sacre Entry fee includes a round of miniature golf, buffet dinner, silent auction and prizes. Coeur Basil- ica and in a master-class with Notre Dame titu- Vince Sims of WPXI-TV will serve as the event emcee. The registration deadline is May lar organist Olivier Latry. It's been a busy (yet 3. For more information, contact Nicole at 412-307-0069 or download a registration form at www.nhco.org. very good) time! Thanks to all of you for your kind words and conversation. North Hills Community Outreach’s April 2011 Calendar April 7 – Young Widows/Widowers Support Group, 7 p.m., Kings in Wexford. Contact Cumberland Kids Harriet at 412-487-6316, option 2. April 7 - North Hills Community Outreach will hold a one-hour orientation session for interested volunteers on April 7, 1:30 p.m. at NHCO North Boroughs, 100 S. Jackson Avenue, Bellevue. Contact Liza Walrath at 412-487-6316, Is an afterschool program for 2nd—6th graders at option 2, x3208 to sign up. 3:45-5:45 p.m. on Wednesdays. This program is April 13 - Ask the Attorney free legal consultations for qualifying individuals, 7-9 p.m. open to all 2nd through 6th graders. The program NHCO Millvale, 416 Lincoln Ave. Appointments are required. Contact Harriet Gibbs will consist of recreation and activities in our new at 412-487-6316, option 2. April 16 – NHCO Allison Park, 1975 Ferguson Road, open 9:00 a.m. – Noon to gym and fellowship hall, help with homework, accept donations of nonperishable food, Spring Share donations and other ―wish plus a meal. The suggested donation per student list‖ items. Donors should drive around back to the food pantry. For more is $1 per week. Register your child now! If you would like to drive your information, call 412-487-6316 or visit www.nhco.org. child to the program, students may be dropped off at St. John’s by car. Stu- dents may also walk to St. John’s from McKnight with two volunteers from CONTACT: Wendy Gordon, Director of Communications, N.H.C.O. 1975 Ferguson Road, Allison Park, PA 15101—412-487-6316, option 1, ext. 3112 the church. In order for you to pick up your child at school or have your child www.nhco.org Please consider sharing your experience as a supporter, volun- walk from school, a note will need to be sent to your child’s homeroom teer or service recipient by posting a review about N.H.C.O. teacher giving permission for this to occur. Questions? call St. John’s at on the Great Nonprofits website. 412-364-1606. ALL ARE WELCOME! OPENING NEW DOORS For your convenience, we have placed our MEMORIAL GARDEN "Opening New Doors" special offering envelope The work on the Memorial Garden in the Cemetery is in the church pews. They replace the Step nearing completion. With the addition of landscaping by Forward in Faith envelopes for the purpose of Ron Seidel, the Garden is taking shape. By the time this contributing to our 2009 Capital Campaign. You Newsletter goes to press, we will have received the Cross and Cenotaph base, which are the last of the granite pieces to be will see that these envelopes are marked received. The benches and Cenotaph plaque are on hand. These items will be specifically for mortgage contributions. Our installed when the weather permits. We have orders for 21 more memorial MAKING CHRIST KNOWN mortgage on the new addition is $11,000 per bricks for the walk and more can be ordered now. We will execute the order month. If you have not made a pledge, and when the weather gets better so we can add these bricks. Donors are still needed would like to contribute, every gift matters! for some of the Pastors’ bricks already in place. The only items remaining to be purchased are the brass inserts with the internment niches for the Cremorial II. Thank you for your ongoing stewardship & generosity. To be able to do this, we need to complete the pre-death sale of the individual niches. We have seen much interest in cremation, and now is the time to Home Fellowship Time consider burial or cremation and make the necessary plans for whichever your “Worship and Witness” Spring 2011 Group discussion family chooses. We now offer three alternatives for internment: burial in a plot Statement of Identity: St. John’s Lutheran Church of Highland is a in the Cemetery, cremation with the ashes placed in an individual niche in the Christ-centered, multi-generational community; welcoming and Cremorial II, or cremation and the ashes scattered in a common vault known as uniting diverse individuals; helping each to find their place; growing an Ossuary. Those remains placed in the Ossuary will have their names and strengthening one another’s faith; supporting each other in times of need; and energizing all for service, witness, and benevolence in our engraved on the Cenotaph Plaque. Additional stewardship opportunities exist congregation, our community, the greater church, and the world at large. for donations for all or part of the cost of the Cross, Cenotaph plaque, and two This is a description of our ministry adopted by the congregation council in of the benches. The cost of the cross is $3000, the Cenotaph Plaque and base is 2009. What is your experience of who we are as a congregation and how does $5000, and each bench is $500. If desired, there is the option of a memorial that relate to this statement? plaque to recognize the donor and/or memorialize a loved one. Contact a When you worship God at St. John’s what are your expectations for what takes member of the Cemetery Committee regarding any matter relating to the place? How are those expectations realized or unmet? garden. The members are: Sam Baling, Chairperson, Walt Treser, Nancy In your opinion is our current schedule of worship meeting the needs of our Swanhart, Mary Lynne Martin, Jim Maxwell and Ellen Fowkes. community? Why or why not? What are your desires for our worship format and schedule? It is observed that many members (adults and children) attend Christian Educa- THE FLOWERS THAT ADORN OUR ALTAR tion hour but not one of the worship services on a regular basis. How might our congregation encourage increased participation in our Sunday morning mission on Sunday mornings are donated by our church of word and sacrament, while not sacrificing a demonstrated need for being ―in members. This is a terrific way to Sunday School‖ and vice versa? commemorate birthdays, anniversaries, or to give What events and activities take place at St. John’s to which you are comfortable recognition to someone special in your life. Please inviting friends? consider signing up for one of the vases this year. It is also observed that the number of ―only one time‖ worship visitors is grow- ing. Why are one-time- visitors a positive sign in the life of our congregation? The arrangements are $15 per vase and are available What does the environment of a congregation look like if a person were to re- to take home after the late service. Our 2011 Flower turn? If you joined this congregation in the last several years, how did you de- Chart still has many open spaces and we would love to cide to return after your first visit? have it filled for the year! The flower chart is hanging on Each year, the clergy of this congregation fill-out a form that includes the fol- the wall next to the main sanctuary doors. Thank you for lowing question. ―As you look forward to this year, what will be the special your help in this giving opportunity. emphases of your ministry?‖ How would you answer that question for your ministry? And, this follow-up, what encouragement and support will you need? St. John’s Stamper's WE ARE ALWAYS UPDATING EMAIL Candle & Flower Openings for APRIL Please call the church office if you would like to have one of will be doing ADDRESSES! these weeks. Remember: there are two openings for the our thing on Do We have yours??? flowers each week @$15 per vase AND, there are three Saturday, April If not, please send it to openings for the candle each week @$2.50 each. 9th from 9 a.m. firstname.lastname@example.org until noon. We’ll be working on Easter Candle Flower Food Item- and ―spring things‖. April 3—3 openings April 3—0 openings As usual there will be of-the- April 10—2 openings April 10—0 openings pre-prepared projects and Month lots of ideas and materials The N.H.C.O. April 17—3 openings April 17— 0 opening for you to exercise your own Fishes Food Pantry April 24—2 openings April 24—0 openings & North Boroughs creativity. Cost is $5.00/ Food Pantry need our person to cover the cost of food donations. supplies. Come and join us! April’s item of the month is Peanut Butter & Jelly. RECYCLE WITH ABITIBI: We have raised Questions? Betsy Fackler approximately $1,062 towards the building Toilet Paper, Toothpaste, 724 935-1321 or fund and saved over 87 cubic yards in our local Shampoo & Bar Soap are email@example.com landfills! In June alone we recycled over 6,000 always needed & appreciated. Containers are in the coat room lbs. Keep up the good work!! You never know in the Narthex. what new life your recycled paper will experience. Used newspapers can be turned Watch each Sunday’s into recycled newsprint, paperboard and other recycled products. church bulletin for good Just bring your newspapers to the ATTENTION news about green and yellow Abitibi Retriever® COLLEGE the growing STUDENTS!! WE ACCEPT ALL: Newspaper, Magazines, Catalogs, Mail, stewardship Envelopes, Folders, Fax & Copy Paper and Colored Paper. We need your NO ITEMS FROM THE BATHROOM or KITCHEN i.e., cereal life of our boxes, cardboard, milk cartons, soda cartons or food cartons. contact information while you congregation, NO CARDBOARD, PHONE BOOKS AND NO TRASH PLEASE!! are away at college. Please send TRASH CAN CONTAMINATE THE WHOLE BIN! PLEASE as we share addresses, email addresses, REMOVE ANY PLASTIC BAGS THAT YOU MAY BRING THE our time, phone numbers, etc. to: PAPER IN; ANY TYPE OF PLASTIC BAG WILL RUIN THE talent and treasure to St. John’s Lutheran Church, LOAD!! Thank you! 311 Cumberland Road, OUR ABITIBI PAPER RECYCLING DUMPSTER IS NOW “Make Christ Pittsburgh, PA 15237 OR LOCATED IN THE BACK PARKING LOT OF THE CHURCH! Thanks to all who donate!! Known” email to firstname.lastname@example.org ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH Preschool OF HIGHLAND Panorama We are raising money to pay for a Memorial Walk in the Church’s Cemetery. The walk will be in the new Memorial Garden being built in the Cemetery to Spring has arrived and we will learn about the wonders of provide a place for disposition of cremated remains, and to honor the lives spring. Flowers and spring animals will be made and talked about. of our friends, families and the past and present Pastors of St. John’s. The The children are anxiously awaiting playground weather so they can bricks are priced at $50.00 for a 4x8 inch brick, and $100.00 for an 8x8 inch enjoy being outside. brick. This includes all engraving and painting of the lettering. Engraving will be done in capital letters unless otherwise specified. - - - - - - - - - - - The 2 l/2 year olds are continuing to have fun with each other Yes, we’d like to reserve a permanent brick. Please engrave our brick as follows: and making, plus, learning about storybook friends. ANY SYMBOL IS CONSIDERED ONE SPACE (PERIOD, COMMA or DASH) The 3’s will be learning about different shapes and continuing ALL TEXT IS CENTERED UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED 4 x 8 Brick letters of the alphabet and numbers to ten. The 4 year olds are continuing their study of the letters of the alphabet. They are also practicing for their spring program. The prekindergarten classes are continuing their eagerness to be ready for kindergarten and are getting prepared for spring activities. Thanks to everyone who participated in our Betsy Ann Candy fund raiser. 8 x 8 Brick Enjoy spring and Thank God that we can enjoy the beautiful season. ATTENTION MARRIED COUPLES Time is running out to sign up for your spring Lutheran Marriage Encounter Weekend. Sign up now for the Apr. 29—May 1 Weekend at The Mountain Laurel Resort, White Haven, PA (in the beautiful Poconos just off Interstate 80 -- 2 hrs. north of EXAMPLE Philadelphia.) Weekends run from Friday night at 8 I N M E M O R Y O F p.m. to Sunday at 5 p.m. and are designed to enrich ALL MARRIAGES. There is a $45 per couple registration fee, plus toward the end of the J O H N W . S M I T H weekend ,you will be given an opportunity to make a confidential 1 9 4 2 - 2 0 0 8 contribution of whatever amount you wish toward continuation of the program. Two nights lodging, 5 meals for each of you, and all supplies are included. We’re also taking reservations for the 2 fall PA Weekends: Please return this form and your check payable to: St. John’s Lutheran Church of Highland, 311 Cumberland Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15237. September 16-18--Olmsted Mansion and Retreat Center, Ludlow, PA, 20 Name: Phone: miles southeast of Warren, PA, and November 4-6--Radisson Hotel Sharon, West Middlesex, PA, an hour north of Pittsburgh. To sign up for a Weekend, Address: simply go to the website: Godlovesmarriage.org and register using your credit City, State & Zip: card, or for questions, or if you would like a brochure with registration form mailed to you, contact PADirectors of Lutheran Marriage Encounter, Fred & Email address: Amount Paid: Julie Schamber, at 724-325-3166 or email@example.com. Donor Certificate $5.00 Donor Brick $25 Envelope # If you have any questions, please call the Church Office or Jim Maxwell (412) 952-3891. OPPORTUNITIES FOR AS A Senior High (9th-12th grade) Youth News SERVICE HERE AT ST. JOHNS REMINDER, WE HAVE MANY No Ordinary Worship (N.O.W.) WE NEED VOLUNTEERS for Kids Corner on Sunday mornings. If anyone GROUPS USING Offers Senior High Youth, 9th-12th graders, the opportunity to come and talk about their faith, is interested, please call the church office THE CHURCH, life, and what it all means to them. There will at 412-364-1606 and let Debbie know. PLEASE, KEEP IN also be opportunities to play games, use the MIND THE Arena, complete homework or just hang out. WE ARE IN NEED of some additional SECURITY OF THE Come join us, feel free to bring your friends. communion deacon/lectors and ushers BUILDING. N.O.W. Is every Thursday evening 7-9 p.m. for our Saturday evening service. THURSDAY nights will never be the same again!!!!! Please call 412-364-1606 if you are ALWAYS LOCK questions or concerns? please feel free to interested. Thank you for considering THE DOORS, contact Vince at 412-225-0287 or firstname.lastname@example.org this call to ministry! WHETHER OR See our scrapbooking event page in WANTED: Projectionists for Sunday NOT YOU THINK Services. No Experience needed. Please SOMEONE IS IN this newsletter! call 412-364-1606 and speak to Debbie THE BUILDING! if you are interested. Thank you! THANK YOU! Holy K.O.W.S. (6th-8th grade) Youth News “QUOTE” of the Month Watch bulletins “When you get to your wit’s end, you’ll find God lives there!’ for upcoming events! OPENING NEW DOORS OPENING NEW DOORS God Squad (1st-5th grade) Youth News Utilization of Funds – Priority 1. Monthly Mortgage Board Games and Ice Cream Sundaes! Hosted by the Semke Family Payment-$10,600.00 2. Monthly Utilities – Maintenance April 17th - 11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. & Insurance, $3,400.00 Play some of your favorite Board Games 3. Replenish Debt Service Fund while eating Ice Cream Sundaes! We will meet Reserve to $65,000 in Highland Hall following the 10:30 a.m. 4. Accelerate Payment of Mortgage service. Bring a bag lunch and your favorite MAKING CHRIST KNOWN board game! Hope to see you there! Schedule for Easter Stephen Ministers Are Ready to Care Our Stephen ministers are: April 21- Maundy Thursday Services People who will “be there” when someone has a need; Caring At Noon & 7:30 p.m. Christian friends who listen, care, pray, support and encourage; April 22 – Good Friday Services Lay persons who have been carefully selected and who have received special training in providing emotional and spiritual care; Children of Children’s Good Friday Program - 9:30 a.m. God who walk beside a person who is hurting. St. John’s has a St. John’s passion reading - Noon number of trained Stephen ministers available to provide one-to-one Tenebrae - 7:30 p.m. confidential care to people who are experiencing any of life’s April 23 – Vigil of Easter difficulties. Our Stephen ministers are: Dawn Andersson, With Candlelight Eucharist - 7:30 p.m. Dianne Barbin, Carol Celin, Nancy Danklefsen, Betsy Fackler, Kristin April 24 – Festival of the Resurrection of Our Lord Falkner, Lee Fischer, Shirley McIlvried, Jan McQuaid, Dave Richards, Sunrise Eucharist-6:30 a.m. Joyce Speckhals, and Jan Treser. Please talk to Pastor Diehm or Pastor Easter breakfast-7:30 a.m. Smail if you would like to know more about receiving care Festive Eucharist 8:30 a.m. from a Stephen minister. Also, every Sunday morning, from 9:15 to 10:15, one of our Stephen Contemporary Eucharist 10:30 a.m. ministers will be available in the church balcony to listen, pray, and lend support for the coming week. If you are hurting, worried, stressed, or just in need of a special prayer you are welcome to take advantage of this one-to-one confidential ministry. EASTER SUNRISE BREAKFAST Join us for breakfast in Highland Hall Easter Morning. St. John’s “Wired” The Fellowship Committee will be serving What’s new at www.stjohnslutheranchurch.com egg casseroles, fresh fruit, pastries, cereal, Welcome to our monthly installment of ―St. John’s Wired‖! Here, we’ll juice and hot beverages. highlight a new way in which you can connect with St. John’s online. This month we’ll talk about a way in which you can Serving time will be from 7:30 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. get up-to-date information about all the events hap- The cost is $4.00 per person, children 2 and under free. ping at our church. This is through our calendar. Please return your reservation to the church office by Once you find our calendar via the link on the Thursday, April 21, 2011. homepage, you will see all of our events in a month view. Clicking on any event gives you more infor- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ mation about it. Also, Google powers our calendar. EASTER BREAKFAST - R.S.V.P. DUE Thus., April 21, 2011 This means that if you use Google Calendar, you can add all of our events to yours! We hope our calendar can help you keep up-to-date NAME with us. As always, if you have a suggestion or comment regarding our AMOUNT ENCLOSED website, please feel free to e-mail Nick Ross at email@example.com. GARAGE "Save the Date" VACATION BIBLE SALE NEWS! the somewhere Inbetweener’s SCHOOL Time to start Will Sponsor a PANDA MANIA (WHERE GOD IS WILD ABOUT YOU) cleaning out IS COMING JULY 11—15TH! MARK YOUR CALENDER! that attic, basement or VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS: Garage!! St. John’s 2011 Wild Bible Adventures (act out the day's Bible Story) Garage Sale is scheduled for Treetop Treats (snack time prep and clean-up) Chadder's Movie Mania (run the day's video & discussion) Saturday, June 4th Bamboo Blast Games from 7 a.m. to Noon. (not recommended if you want to stay dry) Contributions of your unwanted Crazy Crafts but still useful items are needed. Crew Leader (take 5 kids to their stations - We need children’s toys and no prep work - lots of fun) accessories (no clothing), Childcare (if any volunteers have kids under 3) progressive household items, furniture, Please email at firstname.lastname@example.org vintage items, Christmas dinner on if you are able to volunteer for V.B.S. on decorations, crafts, jewelry, Saturday, July 11th - 15th, 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. books, magazines, music, live May 14, 2011. Thank you! Linda Meyerdierks, Youth Ministry Coordinator plants, sports equipment, We are looking 5th Saturday worship with hardware and tools. Watch for for volunteer announcements as to the date host homes. items will be accepted Thank you! for the sale. Margie miller Prayers for Healing Join Us every “5th Saturday” in 2011! ST. JOHN’S GOLF LEAGUE We will begin play this season on (April 30, July 13, October 29 & Dec. 31) Monday April 11th. We will include within our 5:30 p.m. liturgy, a service First tee time is 5:00 p.m. of healing which includes the option of laying on of All are welcome. hands and anointing with oil. The service will continue You can get more information by talking to any of the following members: our usual format of song, word and Holy Communion, Dave Bauer, Ellen Fowkes, Linda Falck, and emphasis will be placed on God’s desire to make us Harold Huffmyer, Bill Diehm, Rich Volpe, whole as we gather and as we live our lives at home Jan Treser or Walt Treser. and in the world. STEWARDSHIP STEW LENTEN MIDWEEK SCHEDULE Some thoughts on the stewardship of our Wednesday, April 6th & Wednesday, April 13th actions…a message every adult should take to Wednesday mornings from 6:30 until 7:30 a.m. heart because children are watching you and there will be a Light Lenten Breakfast & Study entitled doing as you do, not just as you say. ―Making Sense of Scripture‖ with Pastor Bill Wednesday afternoons at 11:00 a.m. we will begin with a Lenten worship When you thought I wasn’t looking I saw you hang my first service which features dramas entitled ―Encounters before Dawn‖ painting on the refrigerator, and I immediately wanted to followed by a Lenten Lunch paint another one. Wednesday evenings at 6:00 p.m. we will enjoy a Lenten Supper followed by a study entitled When you thought I wasn’t looking I saw you feed a stray cat, ―The Teaching of the Twelve‖ – A look at the ―Didache‖ and I learned that is was good to be kind to animals. (an early catechism of the Christian communities). We will offer childcare for the study portion. At 7:30 p.m., we begin When you thought I wasn’t looking I heard you say a prayer, the Lenten dramas followed by Taize evening prayer. and I knew that there is a God I could always talk to, and I learned to trust in Him. Please come and join us for these special Lenten events! When you thought I wasn’t looking I saw you make a meal and take it to a friend who was sick, and I learned that EASTER FLOWERS we all have to help take care of each other. The Priscilla Guild will decorate the church with flowers for Easter Sunday. These flowers are When you thought I wasn’t looking I saw you take care of donated to honor or memorialize loved ones. our house and everyone it in, and I learned we have to The cost is $8.00. Please return the tear-off to take care of what we are given. the church office with a separate check. -------------------------------------- When you thought I wasn’t looking I saw how you handled your EASTER FLOWERS – due April 20, 2011 responsibilities, even when you didn’t feel good, and I learned Name that I would have to be responsible when I grow up. In honor of When you thought I wasn’t looking I learned most of life’s les- sons that I need to know to be a good and productive person… and I wanted to say “thanks for all the things I saw when you In memory of thought I wasn’t looking.” We often lead by example when we think nobody is watching – Amount Enclosed $ a heavy responsibility and a God-given privilege. APRIL Assisting Schedule APRIL Assisting Schedule ACOLYTES 8 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m. GREETERS 8 a.m. 10:30 a.m. April 3 Russell Ruffolo Melody Hull 4/2 Mike Trauman April 3 Gail & Frank Bankowski Millie Haas, Carol Sperandeo April 10 Mike Trauman Hunter McDermot 4/9 Johnny Martin April 10 Dan & Rosina Maljak C. Coudriet, Dottie Winner April 17 Zach Gibson Lauren Partridge 4/16 Mikey Emory April 21 7:30 p.m. April 23 7:30 p.m. April 17 Doris Hodgkiss, Tom Nardina Matt Curran, Jim Cislon Maundy Sara Funderlich Saturday Vigil Joe Caulkins April 24, 6:30 a.m. Sam Falck, Ellen Fowkes Mary Ann Eppinger, Thursday Easter 8:30 a.m. Jane & Bob Robertson Doug Hull April 24. 6:30 a.m. Jake Pedersen 4/23 Katie Jones Sunday Easter Tucker Fowkes Alternates: Mary Hague, Shirley Brunner John & Andrea Miller Sunday 8:30 a.m. Aaron Highton ASST. MIN. 8 a.m. DEACONS 8 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m. April 3 Matt Reiff, Curt Soergel Chris Lindberg, 4/2 Stefen April 3 Barb Eback Pat Hartman Boehringer April 6 11 a.m. April 10 Bob & Marge Miller C. Coudriet, J. Miller 4/9 Mary Martin LECTORS 8:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Bob Miller April 17 Beth & Lee Fischer Mac McIlvried, 4/16 Marcie Emory April 3 Cindy Kelly Samantha Hanna April 10 Sam Baling Mary Pat Jackson April 10 Drew Leister T. Hershberger April 21, Noon 7:30 p.m. 4/23—7:30 p.m. April 13 11 a.m. April 17 PASSION & PASSION & Maundy Howard McIlvried Mary Pat Jackson, Saturday Vigil Linda Falck Heidi Miller Aaron Highton Thursday Pat Hartman Cathy Coudriet, Doug Hull April 21 Noon 7:30 p.m. April 17 Betsy Fackler April 24, 6:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Maundy Charlie Guca John Angel April 24, 6:30 a.m. Easter Margie Miller, Mike Guido, Jeff Maltz, Thursday Easter Sue Diehm Sunday Linda Falck Lee Fischer Cheri Heeter April 24, 6:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Sunday 8:30 a.m. Easter Curt Soergel Ryan Fisher Drew Leister Sunday 8:30 a.m. USHERS 8 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m. Doug Hull Due to the lack of April 3 Kent & Jim Bruggeman, Mary & Wayne Haas 4/2 interest in Children’s KIDS 10:30 a.m. Tom Nardina, Sam Falck, Curt Soergel CORNER Church, we’ve Jeremy Fowkes April 3 Dawn Andersson, consolidated April 10 Francine & Gail Polosky, Mac & Paula McIlvried 4/9 Karen Bauer, Children’s Church Eric Kofmehl Ted Oczypok Kaitlyn Rukas with the Nursery. April 17 Bill Danklefsen, Heather Andrea & John Miller 4/16 Jennifer April 10 Jean Martz, This will be offered McElroy, Bill & Betty Singleton Gina Milcoff, at the 10:30 a.m. Jones, Mario DeIuliis Amanda Taylor service on Sunday April 17 Nick & Laura mornings for April 21 Noon B. Danklefsen April 22 Good Friday Good Friday Lankes children up to First Maundy Noon 4/22 7:30 p.m. April 24. Dawn Andersson, Grade in the Thursday 7:30 p.m. Gene Modic, Bob & Margie Miller Matt Reiff, Easter Sunday Karen Bauer daycare room. Betty Jones Ted Oczypok April 24, 6:30 a.m. Mary Lynne Martin, 4/23 7:30 p.m. Easter Brian & Bob Miller Roger McQuaid Saturday Vigil “FRIDGE FACTS” Sunday 8:30 a.m. Gene Modic, Roger McQuaid Jerry Cronenweth (This page made especially for placing on your refrigerator.) College Care Packages Order Form Scrapbooking our Name: Phone: Way to New York When: Saturday, May 21, 2011 When: 10 a.m.—4 p.m. Payment method: church envelope pay pal Where: St. John’s Lutheran church, 311 Cumberland Please make sure to have payment in at least one week before road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237 your shipping date Cost: $20 per person or $30 for two People Info about student: Registration includes: Pastries, hot and cold Name School beverages, a hot lunch, dessert, door prizes, supply unloading and loading Shipping address service, and FUN! Also available: Childcare for kids under six years of age for an Date (please check one) Message to be included additional cost of $10 per child. April 18 (order by April 11) The cost includes breakfast, lunch April 25 (order by April 18) and snacks. Pre-registration is May 2 (order by April 25) required for childcare. Package Content: All packages contain silly bands, two pens, All donations benefit the youth of St. John’s mission 2 #2 mechanical pencils and one highlighter. Shipping costs are included. trip to serve rural congregations in the Delaware Choose Six items for $20 or 12 items for $25. If you would like more than one Water Gap in New York. of any item, please mark the quantity. ------------------------------- Rice Krispie Treat Hot Chocolate packets (2) Name (s) Chex Mix Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal Contact number Cheez-it Brown Sugar & Cinnamon Pop-tart (2-pak) Child care needed (please circle one) Y / N Andy Kapp’s Hot Fires M& M’s Child’s name Age Gender Act II Popcorn Peanut M & M’s Food allergies David’s Sunflower Seeds Skittles Pertinent Health info. Sour Patch Kids Snickers Child’s name Age Gender Add-on’s available (value of gift-card is the additional cost) Food allergies Starbuck’s $15 iTunes $15 Subway $15 Pertinent Health info. Visit the youth page of www.stjohnslutheranchurch.com, if you would Amount included like to make your donation via Pay Pal. This form can be put into the $ offering plate, delivered to the church office, faxed to 412-364-8477 or emailed to email@example.com with the subject heading “care package”.
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