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TAB COLLECTION - We have been collecting aluminum tabs from soda and other beverage cans since 1995. In years past, we have been able to help send children with kidney disease to a summer camp for two weeks. Since this program is no longer in existence, we are now donating all funds from the recycling of these tabs to the Social Ministries/Human Care Fund here at St. John’s. These funds add to what is needed to help people with food boxes during the year and at the holidays. Please remove all tabs from your cans before you recycle them and bring to the church. Tabs can be left in the Cloak Room as you enter the church. All donations are appreciated.
ATTENTION KNITTERS & CROCHETERS: The Lighthouse Mission in Bellport needs warm hats, scarves, gloves and mittens in all sizes, child and adult. If you are able to donate any of these items, it would be greatly appreciated. Just drop them in the church office. Thank you.
Needed: Gently used boys clothes, size 10 shirt & 8 pants, size 6 shirt & 6 pants. Please call Donna Meier at 516-319-2541.
FELLOWSHIP CLUB: Join us on Thursday, March 13 for our annual St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon at the Irish Coffee Pub at 12 noon. We will car pool (if needed) from the church parking lot at 11:30am. Luncheon includes soup, salad, choice of entree (4) dessert and beverage. Total cost with tax and tip is $32.00 pp. Cash only to be collected the day of the luncheon. Call Joan Stuart at 567-5471 to reserve. Bring a friend!!
SIGN UP FOR ST. JOHN’S FANTASY BASEBALL!
It is time for St. John’s Fantasy Baseball 2014! Please sign up and show off (in a Christian way, of course) your baseball management skills. Our draft is tentatively scheduled for 9:00pm Friday, March 14. Contact Ray Keating via email at Rkeat614@aol.com, and he will provide all the information. Play ball!
SOCIAL MINISTRIES/HUMAN CARE: Our church-side Lenten effort to connect with the community is now going on and the food items being requested for the food pantry are:
March 15 & 16 - macaroni & cheese, apple sauce, pasta
We will meet in the undercroft on April 12 at 9:00am to make up the food boxes. Join us if you can!
The Youth Group is hosting its second St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon on Sunday, March 16 at noon. They will have a family-style lunch with corned beef, cabbage, potatoes and Irish soda bread. It is $5 pp. Please sign up or call Chris Abatelli so they know how much food to prepare. You can also purchase tickets from the youth group. All proceeds support the Youth Group events. RSVP by March 13.
POT LUCK LUNCHEON: Celebrate Pastor Noack and his family on Sunday, March 23 at noon for a Pot Luck Luncheon. A presentation from Peragallo Pipe Organ Company will be given. Come enjoy fellowship with your church family, and have your questions and concerns answered about many things. Support your pastor and your church. Sign up sheet is on the gym bulletin board.
“Thank God for the gift of your pastor. Let the gratitude be known in word and deed.”
We are planning another overnight trip to Sight & Sound Theatre to see the upcoming production of “Moses” in the Spring 2014. Let Alice Dreher know if you are interested in attending as soon as possible
Maundy Thursday, April 17, noon & 7:30pm (with communion)
Easter Sunday Services, April 20
8:00-11:00am Easter Breakfast hosted by the Youth Group
SIMPLY GIVING PROGRAM: Our church offers electronic giving on a scheduled, automatic basis. If you are writing checks and preparing envelopes every week, you will especially appreciate electronic giving. It is convenient for you and provides much-needed donation consistency for our church. Council members will be in the gym during coffee hour to answer any questions and help you fill out the form.
1-3 John: Epistles of Love and Christian Unity
SOCIAL MINISTRIES: As we prepare for our busy season, the Food Pantry shelves are in need of peanut butter, jelly, cereal, bottled juice and canned tuna. All donations can be left in the Cloak Room off the Narthex. THANK YOU!!
If you would like to put live flowers on
the altar in memory of or in honor of someone, please contact our
Flower Coordinator Linda Lee Sharbowicz.
The Coffee Hour sign-up sheet is available in the gym lobby for families and St. John's groups to host a coffee hour. Directions for hosting are on the pantry door in the kitchen. If you need assistance, please call Donna Meier at (516) 319-2541.
JACOB'S LIGHT - We continue to collect batteries and deodorants for our service men and women. There are many people in various parts of the world that are still in need. Many receive nothing from home. Please help and pick up a deodorant and/or 4-pack of AA batteries when you do your weekly shopping, and drop the items in the box in the Narthex.