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ST. JOHN’S SUNDAY WORSHIP – JULY 15

Summer Worship at 9 am in the St. John’s Center - Dr. Rodney Powell preaching

Traditional Worship at 11 am in the Sanctuary - Dr. Rodney Powell preaching

Summer Worship Schedule

This summer our congregation is going to try an exciting worship experiment! We will celebrate one combined 9 a.m. worship service, as well as our 11 a.m. traditional worship service. Our 9 a.m. summer worship service will be held in the St. John's Center and will feature elements of both the Contemporary service and First Light Service . This schedule will conclude on August 19th.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

If you are willing to serve in the Summer Worship Service / Contemporary Service as a greeter, usher, or set up team members, please contact Peyton Worley at pworley@springsco.com

Summer Choir

The Chancel Choir is not rehearsing on Wednesday evenings during June, July and August. Instead, they are meeting early on Sunday mornings to prepare only the music for that day's 11:00 am worship service. This change in schedule is a great singing opportunity for members of the congregation who cannot participate in the Chancel Choir on a regular basis, or who might want to try the choir for a short time with no commitment. Please consider joining the choir for rehearsal on Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m. in the Choir Room. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Justin at jaddington@stjohnsrh.org

LOOKING FOR AN ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS?

The new Lectionary Study group invites you to join them on Sunday mornings at 10:00 am in room 311. Each week they read and discuss the Lectionary text for day. Everyone is welcome! Contact Nolie Futch at nolie@bellsouth.net for more information.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY WORKDAY - JULY 21

St. John’s is blessed to be one of twelve churches participating in Habitat for Humanity’s Faith Build for 2018. Our designated workday is Saturday, July 21 and are asking for 10-12 volunteers to work from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. We also need volunteers to provide lunch and lead the opening devotional. Please let us know on the sign-up sheet on the Opportunities Table or at stjohnsrh.org if you plan to volunteer. The address is 269 Bynum Avenue (behind AB Poe Exchange (Farmer’s Exchange) on Cherry Road). Once again, we are asking for donations for St. John’s share of cost for materials. You also have the opportunity to join the elite Society of Joseph’s Hammer in honor of Risher Brabham for a donation of $100. Call Wes Martin with questions or more details at 704-363-3403 or wesm@carocon.com . Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

ST. JOHN’S 101 - JULY 28

Mark your calendar for our next St. John's 101 class. The class is Saturday, July 28 (10am - 1pm). We invite visitors, those interested in joining and anyone that wants to learn more about St. John's and what it means to be a member of the United Methodist Church. Please call or email Ce Ce Bucy with questions or if you want to participate. ( cbucy@stjohnsrh.org or 803.327.3113).

FIFTH SUNDAY PANCAKE BREAKFAST - JULY 29

On Sunday, July 29th, Quest is hosting our 5th Sunday Pancake Breakfast in Huddleston Hall! Please join Quest as they serve a wonderful Pancake Breakfast beginning at 9:45 AM until 10:45 AM. There is no set cost for Breakfast but donations will be gladly accepted.

SCHOOL UNIFORMS & SCHOOL SUPPLIES NEEDED

Oakland Baptist Ministry Center needs donations of new or gently used school uniforms to give out to needy middle school students the first week of August. Uniforms include: Shorts, capris, long pants, and skirts in black, navy, or khaki (no logo) and polo type shirts (collared with no logo) in any color are acceptable. You may bring items to St. John’s or take them directly to the Ministry Center on Charlotte Ave. We are also collecting school supplies for St. John's partner school, Northside Elementary as our Summer Missions Focus.

ST. JOHN’S YARD SALE - AUGUST 11 - DONATIONS & VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

St. John's Yard Sale for Missions will be August 11 and we would love your treasures that you’re no longer using. Bring items to room 203. We cannot accept clothes, old TVs, mattresses box springs, cribs, or child car seats. Volunteers are needed August 8, 9 & 10 to unpack, organize and price items, which always seems like a daunting task but God is good and we always accomplish it! This sale generates thousands of dollars for our local missions and we need your help on the days leading up to the sale and the day of the sale! Please plan to join us!

CHURCH DIRECTORIES ARE COMING SOON! - AUGUST 15-18

Family pictures will be taken August 15-18 at St. John's United Methodist church for our new church directory from LIFETOUCH. Everyone that has a picture taken will receive a free photograph and a church directory. Please go to this link and sign-up: https://booknow-lifetouch.appointment-plus.com/ydzmzgp8/ If you are unable to sign-up online, please call CeCe Bucy in the church office.

Volunteers are needed to help with check-ins for directory pictures. Pictures will be taken August 15-18 (2pm - 8pm) and if necessary again September 12-15. Call the church office or email Ce Ce to volunteer. ( cbucy@stjohnsrh.org or 803.327.3113)

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION SUNDAY - AUGUST 19

Join us August 19th as children and youth promote to the next grade level, and we celebrate and give families a chance to get involved with all of the ministries that we offer for children and youth. We will also have a “Blessing of the Bookbags” at the beginning of the Sunday school hour. We will also be presenting Bibles to our rising Third Graders during the 11:00 worship service. Please contact Jenifer Crawford at jcrawford@stjohnrh.org by July 30 if you would like your child included in this presentation. During Sunday School on August 26, our ministers will meet with the Third Graders to discuss how to use their new Bibles.

SMALL GROUP BOOK STUDY - AUGUST 23

Pastor Rett will be starting a new small group book study in August. The group will study a different book each month. There will be two discussion times offered for those who have read the book each month. The first gatherings will be held on Thursday, August 23rd at 12 noon and 7:00 pm. The first book they will be using is Everything Happens for a Reason and Other Lies I’ve Loved by Kate Bowler. This book deeply tackles the topics of faith couched in the question “Why do bad things happen?” Please obtain your own copy and read it prior to the August gathering.

CUB SCOUTS AT ST. JOHN’S

St. John’s Cub Scout Pack 925 offers the full Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Cub Scout program for boys and girls in kindergarten (K5) through 5th grade. Meetings are held on Thursday evenings at 6:30 PM. Scouts can start at any level and will be organized with other Scouts of the same gender and grade. Pack 925 is currently registering scouts for the fall. For more information, contact Brian Cope at 803-818-1053. www.scoutingiscool.com

ST. JOHN’S JOURNEY TO BETHLEHEM - DECEMBER 7, 8, & 9, 6-8 p.m.

JTB costume committee needs "department store" type coat hangers... the heavy duty kind that clothes hang on in stores with metal hooks and plastic "shoulders" with notches. These hangers keep the robes and toppers from falling off. Please leave any that you have in the Helping Hands box. We need about 50. We also need: Bamboo tiki torches, Large brass and pottery vessels, Old metal and wooden tools (think biblical and old)

Key roles* are being cast early. Contact Ce Ce Bucy to sign up (803-327-3113 or email cbucy@stjohnsrh.org ). * Key Roles per night: Mary (3), Joseph (3), Gabriel (2), Elizabeth (1), Angels in field (3-6), Stable Family (2), Stable angel (2), Wise Men (3), Rabbi (1), Prophet (1)

SAVE YOUR CHANGE

Do you have spare change lying around the house? Maybe in the cup holder of the car, or even under the cushions of the couch? If so, we want to help you get rid of it! The Music Ministry would like for you to donate all of your loose change to the Pipe Organ Restoration Fund. In the lobby of the St. John's Center there is a 12 foot tall golden organ pipe. Members of the church, especially children, are invited to climb the steps each Sunday and drop their loose change down the pipe. Our goal will be to fill the pipe by the end of 2018.

Hospitality Team

Looking for friendly folks with smiling faces. St. John's has many events that take place weekly and we want to make a great first impression on our members, guests and visitors. Please contact Ce Ce Bucy if you are interested in serving ( cbucy@stjohnsrh.org ) or 803.327.3113.

Helping Hands

The newly formed Helping Hands Committee is willing to offer the following services to senior citizens: trips to grocery store, trips to and from doctors and/or treatments, errands and help with minor household projects. Contact numbers are: Judy Griffin (803/517-2774) and Louise Hoffman (803/367-8842)

Delicious Missions Contribution Opportunity

The Hwy 55 restaurant in Rock Hill has informed us of an awesome opportunity they are extending to our church.They will make a donation to St. John’s Missions and Outreach for simply turning in customer receipts. Here’s how this works: When you eat at Hwy 55 (anytime or any day) save your receipts and turn them into Jenifer at St. John’s. We will return these receipts to Hwy 55 and they will donate back to us 15% of the amount on those receipts. It’s that simple! This gives Hwy 55 the chance to make a difference in our community and us the chance to support a business that wants to give back to their local church.

Communion Assistants Needed - Online Sign Up

Sign up to serve, assist with set-up, or clean when we celebrate Holy Communion on our new Sign Up Genius!

  • Contemporary Worship Service 9:00 a.m. - Sign up here.
  • First Light Service 9:00 a.m. - Sign up here.
  • Traditional Worship Service 11:00 a.m. - Sign up here.
  • If you would like to serve, but don't feel comfortable using this tool, please contact Jan Shillinglaw at 803-448-1627 or Jennifer Stowe at 803-322-5206

    Acolytes and Crucifers Needed

    Acolyte and crucifer are always needed to serve during our 11 a.m. worship service.. Sign up at www.tinyurl.com/11amworship As always, if you happen to be in the 11am service and have not signed your child up, encourage them to stop by the robe room to see if they are needed. Please call or email if you have any questions. Robin Owens, 803-517-5015, robins_nest@comporium.net

    Stephen Ministry

    How does the referrals process work at St. John’s?

  • A person - either you, a relative, or a friend - is hurting and in need of Christian care.
  • The Stephen Ministry Referrals Coordinator learns about this need for care - from the pastor, the person, or a friend, always with the person's permission.
  • The Referrals Coordinator meets with the person to talk about Stephen Ministry.
  • With the person's permission, the Referrals Coordinator assigns a Stephen Minister to meet on a weekly basis with the person.
  • The Stephen Minister continues to provide distinctively Christian care for the person with strict confidentiality.
  • Our referrals coordinator is Lee Ann Livingston 803 328-9472

    Prayer Chain

    To submit prayer requests for our Prayer Chain, please email them directly to prayer@stjohnsrh.org. If you are committed to the sacred responsibility of praying for others in need, please subscribe to the St. John’s Prayer Chain by sending an email to prayer@stjohnsrh.org with the subject “I will pray for others.”

    Connect with St. John’s Communication Tools

    • Visit www.stjohnsrh.org

    • Read or post your story on the St. John’s Blog! Contact Lacy Ngo at lacyngo@yahoo.com.

    • Join our Facebook page, "St. John's United Methodist Church (UMC) Rock Hill, SC".

    • Follow us on Twitter @StJohnsRockHill.

    Notify Church Office with Hospitalizations or Nursing Home Changes

    Privacy laws (HIPAA) prohibit access to medical facilities; including hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living and other health care agencies. Please let the office know at 803-327-3113 if a member is being treated or moved into one of these facilities. Feel free to call even if you think someone else has already notified the office. Help us all serve our sick or injured by sharing that information.

    See you Sunday!

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