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WELCOME TO ST. JOHN’S UCC, LANSDALE, PA, an Open & Affirming Congregation of the United Church Of Christ! Please join us for Sunday worship in person or here online.  With Faith, We Move Forward”
St. John’s UCC is located in Lansdale, Pennsylvania in the northern suburbs of Philadelphia. Come learn about St. John’s UCC, the church, the people, and the activities, by clicking on the subject tabs. “No matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey, our deep desire is to meet you where you are and share God’s love with you.” Click here for St. John’s UCC First Time Visitors Information.  CLICK TO DONATE TO ST. JOHN’S
 
We have two Sunday worship services at 8:00 am & 10:15 am.  The 10:15 am service audio is recorded & available later in the day Sunday here on our website, Facebook & YouTube pages. 
 

Sunday, December 4 – Second Sunday in Advent.  WHITE GIFT SUNDAY. ONE service only this week at 10:15 am. Theme:      “Love”  Music: Were You There on That Christmas Night by              Natalie Sleeth, Children’s Choir, Carol of the Advent by David Hurd, Chancel Choir. Children’s in-person Sunday School following worship.  

 

Sunday, December 11 – Two worship services at 8:00 am & 10:15 am.  Third Sunday in Advent.  Fellowship Time after 10:15 am service.

 

Sunday, December 18 – Two worship services at 8:00 am & 10:15 am.  Fourth Sunday in Advent.  New Member gathering after 10:15 am service.

 

Saturday, December 24:  Christmas Eve.  5:00 pm: worship service with carol singing & music by the Children’s Choir, piano, organ.  11:00 pm: Worship of Lessons & Carols with Chancel Choir, United Ringers, string quartet, piano & organ.

 

The complete Advent-Christmas list of events for 2022 is on the front page of The Enlightener, our monthly newsletter. It is found on the ‘Read Our Publications’ page of this website under Enlighteners, December 2022. Follow this link:  https://st-johns-ucc.org/publications/

 

Announcements for Upcoming Events & Projects

 

Women’s Christmas Retreat – Saturday, December 10 – in the Library from 9:30 – 11:30 am for a time of celebrating the season. Includes festive goodies, carol singing, creating a simple holiday craft & sharing Christmas stories. Planning to attend? Please contact the Church Office by Mon. Dec. 5th, so we may plan accordingly. Information? Contact Sally Jarinko, 215-256-8289.

 

If you’d like to donate a poinsettia in memory or honor of a loved one, please call the church office or complete the donation form in the Herald or bulletin & deposit in the offering plate. Your donation may be in any amount, & poinsettias will be delivered to home-bound members after Christmas Day. Due date: 12/16/22.     

 

Christmas Giving Tree Project: Intersect: Community Needs has asked our Outreach Team to collect gifts for people who live outdoors. As you shop for your holiday dinner or for Christmas gifts, we ask that you add one or two more items to your list.
Please bring Giving Tree gift cards to the office, or place in the locked mailbox next to the ramp door. Please place socks and convenience kits in the designated bin in the Narthex. Donate before December 31.
Wawa($25)  Walmart($25)  McDonald’s($10)  Burger King($10)
Merino Wool Socks (Dick’s Sporting Goods or comparable)
Convenience Kits International
Women’s or Men’s Deluxe 10 Piece (about $10 on Amazon)

 

Visit our church library to see 42 new books that are all “Rev. Sue Favorites!” Each month 3 books are highlighted in The Enlightener. These special books are available for adults & children to borrow for a week. Please use the purple notebook to check out your book; help us take good care of these special books, purchased in honor of Rev. Sue. There are more excellent children’s books downstairs in our Children’s Library!

 

Rev. Dale Davis, our Interim Senior Pastor, introduces “The Monthly Journey” & “Pastor Dale Meetups”.  For details, click this link:

St. John’s Interim Pastor 2022-2023

 

The Music Ministry Minute is a weekly video series in which Andrew Paulson (Minister of Music at St. John’s) discusses an aspect of music ministry.  A new video premieres each Friday at 12 noon!  To watch, go to our YouTube page or follow this link on our website:

Music Ministry Minute

 

Information posted in memory of Rev. Dr. Sue Bertolette is now located on a special memorial page. Select the ‘About Us’ tab, then select ‘In Memory of Rev. Dr. Sue Bertolette’. 

 

Our St. John’s Artist Series now has it’s own website!  To see the schedule for our 35th season and to become a patron of the series, click here:  https://www.stjohnsartistseries.org/ Also, the Artist Series now has it’s own Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/stjohnsartistseries/

 

St. John’s is supporting humanitarian work being done in Ukraine & neighboring countries as refugees seek safety. For information, click this link: https://st-johns-ucc.org/mission/
 
Thank you to everyone who contributed to NGA!  We collected over 14,000 donations that were distributed to 11 agencies. Monetary contributions totaled $2,800.00. Thank you, St. John’s, for doing your part in 2022.
 
Helping Hands Ministry needs drivers to take members to medical appointments.  To volunteer, please call Lisa in the Church Office, 215-855-5489.
 
The Hospitality Teams, who act as greeters & ushers each week, are looking for new members.  Each team serves once every four weeks.  Call the church office if you are interested.
 
Important Note: We have updated the pages of this website as best as we can post-pandemic with special notes to show the current schedules & events.  If you have any questions about the status of any activity listed on this website, contact the church office.  Click to go to St. John’s public Facebook page

 

Listen to past worship services on our audio page:  Click here for our Audio webpage This includes sermons by the late Rev. Sue.

 

Help is available locally for persons with depression & other mental health disorders. NAMI, The National Alliance on Mental Illness, has a 24-hour helpline: 800-950-6264; the LOCAL number for NAMI Montgomery County Lansdale: 215-361-7784.  For LGBTQ+ official Health & Support resources in Montgomery County, go to this website: https://montcopa.org/3349/LGBTQ-Health-and-Support

 

Now there is a nationwide phone number, 988, for direct connection to care & support for anyone experiencing mental health-related distress, including thoughts of suicide, mental health or substance abuse crises, or any other emotional distress. People can also dial 988 if they are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support. 

 

Our St. John’s office hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm. Call 215-855-5489 during business hours.  Check our publications for holiday closures.  Questions about St. John’s UCC Lansdale?  Send an email to our church office:  office@st-johns-ucc.org