May 19 2010 Newsletter by 65Y2XA4


									        St. John’s Messenger
Volume 90, Issue 10                                                                          May 19, 2010

                                       From The Pastor
                                                 PART ONE
We want to thank The Ladies Adult Sunday School Class that donated $500 towards the replacement
microphones for the sanctuary. After June 1st, we cannot use the current microphones. That will purchase and
install one which Gelnett and Associates has been contacted to do. In addition Property is including a system
wide check up to make sure the sound system is working at optimum peak
performance for our worship.
                                                   PART TWO
If you have been attending our Congregational Meetings where we do the
Power Point Presentations, you have surely noticed the condition of our
projection screen. Church Council would like to replace that screen with a new
Da Lite Screen. Gelnett and Associates is their local supplier. We are planning
to get an 8’ x 8’ floor model rather than one that stands on a tripod like our
current one. The screen will cost $462 and the stand will cost $460 that raises
the screen. To the right is what the screen will look like. If you would like to
donate towards the screen just let any member of Church Council know or write
Da Lite Screen on the memo line of your contribution.
                                               PART THREE
We want to thank Carol Hoffman, Lisa and George Young, Don Bucher and all the others who have
     volunteered to mow the grass around the church in past years. This year Kaye Allen Wolfe (known as
            (Wolfy) has volunteered to mow our grass and we thank him for his willingness to serve.

Currently                    the church does not have a working weed whacker and if you have an old
one that you no               longer use but still works, would you consider donating it to the church?

                                                  PART FOUR
Every year our Tulpehocken Conference hosts a Conference Youth Day at
Knoebel’s Grove. This year it is Wednesday, June 16th. We meet at Pavilion B
which is behind the Skloosh across the creek from the Campground. The festivities
begin at 10:00 a.m. with ice breakers so the different church youth members can get
to know one another. There is also a scavenger hunt throughout the park. Prizes
are awarded the winning team. The churches provide lunch at the Pavilion (hot
dogs and hamburgers) and then the remainder of the day is free time in the park.
Each St. John’s youth member that attends will receive $10.00 towards either ticket
                        purchases or a hand stamp. Please let Pastor Dale, Sue Billman, or Laurie Robinson
                        know if you are planning to go.

                        I have a conflict in the morning as well as two of our drivers from past years, so
                        at this time we do not have transportation for our youth to get there by 10:00. If
                        you can drive please let me know. I will get there around noon and can bring 5 of
                        them home in my van.
A fresh look at Pentecost
Fifty days after Jesus’ resurrection, on a
day called Pente-cost, the Christian
                                                                         More than
church was born. Because Pentecost was                                   a name --
a holiday celebrating the harvest (a bit
like our Thanksgiving), the apostles and
a large crowd had gathered to celebrate
in Jerusalem.                                When the late CBS correspondent Ed Bradley visited
                                             the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C., he found
Many people had assembled near Peter         a letter propped against the black wall. It read:
and the other followers of Christ when
                                             “I wanted to come back and say hello. You know, I
“From heaven there came a sound like
                                             went ahead and married Dick, and we have a
the rush of a violent wind … ” (Acts 2:2,
                                             beautiful little girl. Her favorite color is purple, the
NRSV). Then tongues of fire descended        color of this stationery. I went to Arlington to see your
on everyone in the crowd.                    grave, and on it, it said you got a Purple Heart for
                                             dying. Well, this is your purple heart for having lived.
After the wind and fire descended, all       I hope that our daughter finds as wonderful and as
sorts of languages, known and                beautiful a first love as you were for me. Good-bye.
unknown, came out of the crowd. Each         Hello. Nancy.”
person spoke “about God’s deeds of
power” (verse 11). No wonder Luke            That’s a strong reminder that those we honor on
wrote, “All were amazed and perplexed,       Memorial Day are more than simply names. They
                                             were living people who loved and were loved … and
saying to one another, ‘What does this
                                             are still loved. —Adapted from Homiletics
mean?’” (verse 12).

The whole affair was mind-boggling
and life-changing. The Holy Spirit had              Thoughts on Memorial Day
come upon many people; they knew                “There never was a good war or a bad
God was powerfully at work in their             peace.” — Benjamin Franklin
                                                “Ours is a world of nuclear giants and
On Pentecost many years ago, some               ethical infants. We know more about
3,000 people came to believe in Christ.         war than we know about peace, more
That’s why today Christians remember            about killing than we know about
this powerful event as the birthday of          living. We have grasped the mystery of
the church. Pentecost occurs on May 23          the atom and rejected the Sermon on
this year.                                      the Mount.” — General Omar Bradley

                                                 A house is a home when it is infused with
                                                 love, when there is acceptance that never
                                                 wavers, and where there is always food for
                                                 the mind, for the spirit, for the body and
                                                 for those in need. Is your abode a house or
      Wear Red for Pentecost
                                                 a home?
                                             Vacation Bible School Registration Card
                                           Student’s Name ___________________________________
                                           Birth Date ____________ Last Grade Completed__________
                                           Known Allergies or Medical Concerns:
                                           Does the Student Attend Church School? ________________
                                           If so, where? ______________________________________
                                           Parent’s Name _____________________________________
                                           Home Phone _____________ Work Phone_______________
                                           Emergency Phone____________________
         June 21-25, 2010
           5:30-8:00 PM                    Health Care Phone____________________

  We will be serving a light supper.       Church Home______________________________________
  Contact Church office 473-3770           Brothers and Sisters (names and ages) __________________
  or Connie Lahr 473-8808
       All help is welcome!                _________________________________________________

                                   Our Choir season is coming to an end for the summer. The last day
                                   for Bell Choir to play is Trinity Sunday, May 30th. The Senior Choir
                                   will sing on Sunday, June 6th and then begin their vacation. Special
                                   thanks to each member of our Music Ministry team for a year of
                                   presenting a joyful song unto the Lord.

                                 I welcome anyone interested in presenting special music during
                                 any of our Sunday worship services. We welcome soloists, duets,
instrumentalists. Please contact William Jacavage, our music director, if you should be interested in
sharing your musical or any talents appropriate for presentation during church. Thanks and God’s
blessings to each of you.

         With the approach of the summertime months, we would like to extend
        a special thanks to our entire group of dedicated Sunday School teachers.
Classes for Pre-K through Catechism will be canceled for the summer. The last day for the regular Sunday
School year will be Sunday, May 30, 2010. The Adult Sunday School will continue as usual.
Mark your calendars for Rally Day, September 12, 2010, when regular Sunday School will resume.
                                            Our ice cream social and 50-year member celebration will
                                            be held on June 6 at noon, right after the 10:15 a.m. service.
                                            A light lunch will be provided with ice cream for dessert.
                                            Our 50-year members this year are Brenda Hockenbrock,
                                            William Hockenbrock, Charles Hudock, Helen Naginey, Fietta
                                            Osman, Thomas Stuck, Karen VanGilder, and Terry Walker, Sr.
                                            Join in our celebration by filling out the form below and
                                            return to the church office by June 1st. ENTERTAINMENT
                                            PROVIDED by St. John’s Ensemble.

                           I (we) will attend the Ice Cream Social June 6, 2010

   Name _________________________________________________________________________

   Number Attending __________________

   RSVP: Return to church office by June 1st.

PIZZA SALE UPDATE - Our Pizza Sale profits were $125.00 which will go 100% to the HAITI
DISASTER RELIEF. Thanks to all who helped make this possible. We still have a few hoagie tickets
from Marlins Sub Shop @ $3.50 each or 3 for $10.00. See any member of Social Ministry to purchase.

When morning comes
                   An unknown author has written: “There are only two kinds of people in the
                   world. There are those who wake up in the morning and say, ‘Good morning,
                   Lord’; then there are those who wake up in the morning and say, ‘Good Lord,
                   it’s morning.’”

                              From Ruth Ramer for Pastor’s visits and all our prayers, get well
                              wishes and flowers during her recent illness.
                              From Jason Felici, student, Class of 2012, on behalf of Gettysburg
                              Seminary for our gift to the Seminary Fund.

                              From Birthright of Sunbury for our gracious donation of baby
                              items during the “Giving Tree” season and also the monetary
 In Honor of the 50th Wedding Anniversary                    May 26          John 10:11-18
 of Jim and Barb Kiger for the Melody Chimes                 May 27          1 Corinthians 13
 and the Bathroom Funds, by Robert and                       May 28          Mark 14:53-62
 Jeanne Young Charitable Trust.                              May 29          Luke 11:1-13
                                                             May 30          John 17:13-26
                                                             May 31          Mark 13:32-37
                                                             June 1          Luke 24:13-27
                 Northumberland                              June 2          Daniel 3:8-28
                 Ministerium is holding                      June 3          Luke 17:11-19
                                                             June 4          Hebrews 4:1-14
                 Prayer meetings                             June 5          Ruth 1:1-18
                 Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM                      June 6          Ephesians 4:17-5:2
                                                             June 7          Genesis 2:18-25
     ● Monday at Trinity UM Church                           June 8          Luke 19:1-10
     ● Tuesday at St. John’s Lutheran Church
     ● Wednesday at Christ UM Church
     ● Thursday at Grace Lutheran Church                     THE NEXT NEWSLETTER
     ● Friday at St. Mark’s
                                                               IS Thursday, May 27.

The Feather
The 12th-century mystic Hildegard of Bingen told this parable:
“There was once a king sitting on his throne. Around him stood great and wonderfully beautiful
columns ornamented with ivory, bearing the banners of the king with great honor. Then it pleased
the king to raise a small feather from the ground, and he commanded it to fly. The feather flew not
because of anything in itself but because the air bore it along. Thus, I am a feather on the breath of

A prayer for one’s family
Our heavenly Father, we come as your children to praise you for putting us in our family. We thank
you for the love and nourishment we have received from those in whose presence we have been
placed. We confess our need for your guidance in our families. Please grant us harmony in our
homes and enable us always to show respect and love for one another. In Christ’s name, Amen.

                                  “Discipline is Responsible Love”

                     June 10             June 20
                     Virginia Butler     Ethan Harris
                     Joshua Saxman       Joshua Manning
                                         Judy Reigle
                     June 11
                     Elsie Mae Meehan    June 21
                                         Josette Crebs
                     June 12             Steven Hafer
                     Mary Siemsen        Daniel Hoffman
June Birthdays       Derek Young         John Kohl, Jr.
                     June 13
                                         June 22
June 1               Jennifer Brock
                                         Tracy Miller
Carolyn Bollinger    Michael Krebs
                                         Kelly VanKirk
Katie Domaracki
                     June 14
June 2               Jacob Hite          June 23
Melissa McAllister   Joseph Kitchen      Tristan Colescott
                     Jeffrey Lynch       Sabrina Doebler
June 3               Sammi Zeigler       Wendy Herrold
Nathan Boyer         Scott Zeigler       June Seebold
June Neidig
                     June 15             June 24
June 4               Wyatt Kohl          Arlet Hummel
Haley Bowersox
Laura Herrold        June 16             June 25
                     Scott Brouse        Jill Bruder
June 6               Kay Kearney         Daniel Henry
Cheyenne Benfer      Tyler London        Bradley Wolfe
Anna Manning
                     June 17             June 26
June 7               June Diehl          Gregory Morton
Lillian Brouse       Margaret Heckert
                                         June 27
Kayla Brown          Robert Mull, IIII
                                         Caitlin Booker
Jennifer Long        Brent Smith
                                         Joyce Shearer
Edward O’Malley
                     June 18
                                         June 29
June 8               Lori Bingaman
                                         Robert Wallace, Jr.
David Bingaman       Paige Campbell
Tina Kropa           Kelly Eisely
                                         June 30
                     Carolyn Stuck
                                         Mary Menges
June 9
                                         Craig Specht
Todd Deans           June 19
                                         Ashlee Walker
Deborah Schultz      Thomas Stuck
Cheryl Yeager
                   OUR MEMBERS: We pray for LuAnn and Roger Kerstetter; Margaret Bright; Roger Miller;
                   Nancy Hendricks; Dorothy Hechler; Arlet Hummel; Tina Pontius; Eleanor Polan; Virginia
                   Rosancrans; Barb Eisely; Dave Eisely; Cheryl Yeager; Bob Wallace; Joyce Shearer; Erna
                   Snyder; Romayne Hoffman; Betty Hetrick; Michael Payne; David Roush; Frances Hoffman;
                   Zachery Baker; Ron Rabuck; Doug Manning; George Campbell.

SPECIAL PRAYERS: Chuck and Betty Leitzel; Heather Klingler; Keith Rogers; Lauren Reitz; Peggy
Patanella; Linda Ramsey; Tim Mace; Sally Pinches; Carol Wilks; Harold Reid; Cindy Stroh; Edwin Miller,
Jr.; Tina Heim; Joshua Gordon; Jodi Graybill; Brittany Graybill; Ed and Jane DeGand; John Ruane; Steve
and Rose Brungard; Alice Reigle; Donald Propst; June Cellitti; Ken Bitler; Pat Shaffer; Kay McCarty.

            Our Military Prayer List: Jonathan Swank; Kale Gallo; Tom Stover.

   May 22 at 7:30 p.m. and May 23 at 3:00 p.m. – BV Singers Concert @ St. John’s UCC,
                                                 1050 Buffalo RD, Lewisburg
  May 22 – Spring Work Day @ Camp Mt. Luther, 8:00 a.m. Help get camp ready for summer!
   June 4 – Relay for Life @ Susquehanna University, 6-10 p.m.

                                     EVENTS AT ST. JOHN’S

                  May 23 – Pentecost
                  May 25 – Preschool Program, 7:00 p.m. ~ Fellowship Hall
                  May 27 – Messenger Deadline, 2:30 p.m.
                  May 31 – Office Closed for Memorial Day
                  June 3 – Worship and Music, 7:00 p.m.
                  June 6 – Ice Cream Social – immediately following 10:15 service
                  June 9 – Church Council, 7:00 p.m.
                  June 10 – Bread of Life, 5:00 p.m. and Social Ministry, 6:00 p.m.
                  June 10 – Messenger Deadline, 2:30 p.m.

                                   Attendance for May 9, 2010
                           8:00 a.m. Service – 57    10:15 a.m. Service 69
                      Average Weekly Offering Needed to Meet Budget: $3612.00
                                   Offering Received: $3468.00
                                   Attendance for May 16, 2010
                            8:00 a.m. Service – 46 10:15 a.m. Service – 67
                      Average Weekly Offering Needed to Meet Budget: $3612.00
                                    Offering Received: $3343.00

          Monday, May 31 the church office will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.
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                                                                                     May 19, 2010
                                                                                     Volume 90, Issue 10

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        St. John’s Evangelical
          Lutheran Church

                                               This Sunday at St. John’s
                                         May 23, 2010 – The Day of Pentecost
                                       8:00 a.m. Worship Service With Communion
                                                 9:00 a.m. Sunday School
                                      10:15 a.m. Worship Service With Communion

                                              Next Sunday at St. John’s
                                            May 30, 2010 – The Holy Trinity
                                                 8:00 a.m. Worship Service
                                                  9:00 a.m. Sunday School
                                                 10:15 a.m. Worship Service

                                  Church Office Hours Mon-Fri. 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
                                                  Dale F. Biesecker, Jr., Pastor
                                           William J. Jacavage, Director of Music
                                                              June 2010
           Sun                        Mon                    Tues                    Wed                    Thurs                      Fri          Sat
                                                      1 TOPS 6:00 PM           2                    3                             4             5
                                                      Choir Summer                                  Last Day of School                          Soc. Ministry
                                                      Vacation Begins                               Worship & Music 7:00 PM                     Fellowship
                                                      Deadline for Ice Cream                        AL ANON 7:00PM                                 Hall
                                                      Social RSVP                                   AA 8:00 PM                                  9 AM-???

6                              7                      8                        9                    10 Messenger Deadline 11                    12
Worship w/Comm. 8:00 AM        TOPS 6:00 PM                                    Council 7:00 PM      Bread of Life, 5:00-6:00 PM                 Cub Scout
Adult Sunday School, 9:00 AM                                                                        Social Ministry, 6:00 PM
Worship w/Comm. 10:15 AM                                                                            AL ANON 7:00PM
                                                                                                                                                6 AM-Noon
Quiet Communion 3:00 PM                                                                             AA 8:00 PM
Ice Cream Social, Noon

                                                                                          Pastor Away

13                             14                     15                       16                   17                            18            19
Worship 8:00 AM                TOPS 6:00 PM                                    Youth Trip           AL ANON 7:00PM                   Synod         Synod
Adult Sunday School 9:00 AM    WELCA Picnic 6:00 PM                                                 AA 8:00 PM                      Assembly     Assembly
                                                                               to Knoebel’s                                       Susquehanna   Susquehann
Worship 10:15 AM               Finance 7:00 PM
                                                                                                                                   University   a University
Pastor Away
George Groff Preaching                                                                                                                          Feaster/Miller
                                                                                                                                                    3:00 PM

20                             21                     22                       23                   24                            25            26
Worship: 8:00 AM               TOPS 6:00 PM                                                         Messenger Deadline
Adult Sunday School 9:00 AM                                                                         AL ANON 7:00PM
Worship 10:15 AM                   Summer Begins                                                    AA 8:00 PM
Set up for VBS (FH)
Father’s Day
                                                                 VBS June 21-25 in Fellowship Hall, 5:30-8:00 PM
                                                                         VBS June 21-25 in Fellowship Hall, 5:30-8:00 PM
27                             28                     29                       30
Worship 8:00 AM
Adult Sunday School 9:00 AM    TOPS 6:00 PM
Worship 10:15 AM               Property 7:00 PM
                        Service Assistants for June 2010
 Date         Lector     Greeters        Communion        Bread              Ushers          Acolyte          Sound
                                          Assistants                                         Crucifer         System

 June 6                                    8:00 AM        Judy Reigle
 8:00 AM                                  David Herbert
                                         Brenda Herbert

              Blaine     Bill & Brenda                                  Barb Moyer, Capt.                      Mike Erdley
 June 6                                    10:15 AM       Judy Reigle                        Jessica Steele
 10:15 AM     Shaffer    Hockenbrock      Gail Lehman                   Dani Erdley
                                          Matt Billman                  Teresa Miller
                                                                        Sally Mayer

 June 6                                    3:00 PM
 3:00 PM                                  Mary Siemsen
Quiet Comm.

 June 13       Ginny     Maryann Berry                                  Bud Diehl, Capt.        Derek
 10:15 AM      Butler    Bonnie Berry                                   Greg Morton                             Bob Berry
                                                                        David Menges
                                                                        Blaine Shaffer

June 20        Diane      Bud & June                                    Laurie Robinson,
 10:15 AM     Hoffman       Diehl                                       Capt.                                 David Menges
                                                                        Dani Erdley
                                                                        Katie Billman
                                                                        Erin Reigle
                                                                        Rebecca Boyer

 June 27       Elaine    Doug & Cindy                                   Judy Bickel, Capt.
                                                                                                 Nick         Lou VanGilder
 10:15 AM       Kohl       Manning                                      Jena Bogovich
                                                                        Curtis Bickel
                                                                        Kyle Bickel
                                                                        Zach Bickel

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