Announcements:

Sunday, August 2, 2020   Pentecost 9
Attendance  –  35   Offering  –  $1,949.00      Offering needed: $2,500.00 

We are now doing a Whoopie Pie Sale…..information follows the COVID19 information below.

CHICKEN BAR-B-Q  Aug. 8 beginning at 11:00 a,m,

OUTDOOR WORSHIP is planned for SEPTEMBER 6 beginning at 9:00 a.m.  Please, plan to sit in the pavilion or in the shaded area and not in a hot car. If there is rain, we will move indoors.  

NOTICE:   MISSING CHECKS: It has recently come to our attention that three of our members had mailed checks to our church during the shutdown, but we never received them.. The checks were, however, cashed by someone and cleared our members’ accounts. We believe they may have been stolen from our mailbox. The same thing could have happened  to others. We don’t know who sent checks to us, and if the checks cleared your bank account, there would be no reason for you to think that anyone other than the church cashed them. Therefore, we are asking for your help in tracking down  any others that may have been stolen. If you mailed any checks to our church from March 15 to the July 25, please look in your check register and let us know the date, amount and check number. We make copies of all the checks we receive, so we can easily tell if we got yours. We have been in contact with York Twp police and, unfortunately, you will have to notify them of the theft. We will compile information as soon as possible and then we will be notifying the Postal Inspector. PLEASE, help us with checking your account IF YOU MAILED any checks in late March or April 2020. THANK YOU

We have purchased a locking mailbox that CHARLIE DIEHL installed. This will prevent the stealing of any other mail so, we thank you for your help in this matter!

Link to Children’s lessons from David C. Cook...just copy and paste the following: 
https://ministryspark.com/13-very-bible-lessons-jesus-friends/?_cldee=c3Rqb2huc2JseW1pcmVzdWNjQGNvbWNhc3QubmV0&recipientid=contact-db2a865acc9ce911a989000d3a374449-07157dbed2f4466190db6fa24ad99ea7&esid=27c3ccca-527f-ea11-a812-000d3a5a1cac

Please, do not become panicked over the spread of this virus. We do need to be concerned for elderly people and all who have underlying medical conditions.  IF WE ALL USE COMMON SENSE, we will make it through! We keep in our prayers all who have the virus, those quarantined because of possible contact, and all who have lost loved ones!

Now through August 25 we are having a WHOOPIE PIE SALE!  The cost is $1.50 for each one. The varieties we are offering are: Chocolate with white icing; Chocolate with Peanut Butter icing; Pumpkin with buttercream icing; Vanilla with raspberry icing; and Chocolate with raspberry icing.  Pickup will be September 15. If you would like to order, please call 717-244-0655 and if you get the recorded message, please give your name, phone number and your order. IF YOU WOULD LIKE A LARGE NUMBER OF WHOOPIE PIES, we do have order forms available.

An updated CHURCH DIRECTORY is now available on the Welcome table!

NEWSLETTERS are now available to be picked up at the Welcome Center in the Gathering Room or to be downloaded from our website, http://stjohnsblymiresucc.com. The next issue will come out the end of August.

HAND OF HOPE FUND: On the first Sunday of each month there will be a basket passed around during the welcome and announcement time to receive pocket change and small bills for the SJB Hand of Hope Fund. The July offering was $40.00. There is a balance of  $618.79 in this fund. Please, if you are in need or know anyone we can help, contact the church office!

WOMEN’S BOOK CLUB: The club meets every other Tuesday. They are changing their format in that they will meet at 11:00 at the Dallastown Family Restaurant OR another restaurant they choose and will discuss the books while enjoying lunch. Call the church office to confirm meeting date and place  or contact Ginny Weber: 209-549-4358.

COFFEE SOCIALS: Don’t forget to sign up to host a coffee social. We have the schedule for 2020 posted. Lots of open dates!!! PLEASE, sign up!!!!  Right now we are offering individually wrapped items for people to enjoy. We rejoice that people do share fellowship following our worship service.

SISTERS OF SERVICE (SOS) will meet next in September. Special meetings may be called to convene following the worship service. ALL WOMEN WELCOME!

MEN’S GROUP – The next meeting of our Men’s Fellowship group will be in September.  Come out for a time of FELLOWship!

FUNERAL INFORMATION FILE: We now have the forms available if you would like to compile your information for your family and for the church. This form will have your biographical information compiled so that family members will not have to worry about remembering these facts in their time of grief. See Pastor Lou Ann for more information.

SPONSORS: If you would like to become a sponsor for the Bulletin and/or Altar Flowers in memory of a loved one or in honor of an occasion, please fill in your information in the book located on the podium in the Gathering Room. The cost of sponsoring the bulletins for a week is $10.00. We are using a new server for our Altar flowers and the prices are $25.00 for a half set and $35.00 for a full set. You may place your payment in an envelope marked “Altar Flowers” or “Bulletin” in the offering plate or mail it to the church office. You may also sponsor a choir anthem in memory of a loved one or in honor of a special occasion. The cost is $50 for each anthem.

GIFT CARDS: Would you like to help your church without spending any extra money? You can do this by buying gift cards to use for everyday purchases. For every card sold we earn a profit from 1½% all the way to 16%, depending on the merchant. To get your cards, just fill out an order form and attach a check or cash. Checks should be made payable to St. John’s Blymire’s UCC. You may drop the orders in the offering plate, place them on Wanda’s desk in the office or mail them to the church. Payment must be included with your order. Orders will be sent to the Great Lakes Scrip Center each Monday morning. You may pick up your gift cards from Sandy Innerst at church the following Sunday. For more information about the program, you may call Wanda at the church office or check out the website http://www.glscrip.com

COUPONS WANTED: We are asking the congregation to donate any unwanted store coupons, manufacturer’s coupons, and Catalina coupons (those printed out at the register) in the coupon box so that we can give them to the Kaltreider/Benfer Library in Red Lion.

SHOWERS OF BLESSINGS: The Called to Care Team would like to offer “Showers of Blessings” to those who are sick or in need of comfort or support. This card shower of prayers, inspirational notes and cards may be sent to anyone, not just members of SJB. To initiate this outreach, put the name and address on a prayer request in the collection plate or call Wanda at the church office.