January 26, Rev. Don Potter Sermon -Keep It Simple
OPPORTUNITIES TO LEAD WORSHIP THROUGH MUSIC MAKING –
Adult Choir: Thursdays from 7-8:15pm (Currently Running)
Worship Band: Thursdays from 8:15-9:15pm (Currently Running)
Kidz Music: 1st and 3rd Thursdays 6:00-6:45pm (Starting January 16th)
OR if you are a soloist/small group that would like to participate in our worship services. Please contact Dr. Beth Trez (Music Director) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
KIDZ MUSIC – Kidz Music is for kids in preschool to 1st grade on the 1st and 3rd Thursday evening at 6pm. Dr. Beth will teach kids about God’s love through songs, instruments and music! During that same time Sue Foster will be facilitating a devotion time with parents from the book “Night Light for Parents” by Dr. James and Shirley Dobson in Holy Grounds.
ZETEO BREAKFAST/SNACK DONATIONS – The Youth of St. James are going to Zeteo on January 31st! You may be asking yourself, “How can I, a non-youth, support these teens?” We need breakfast donations! We need donations of non-refrigerated breakfast items. The items can be perishable (such as bagels/fruit) as long as they will not go bad before the trip. (January 31-February 2) Preferably, we are looking for “grab & go” breakfast items for the youth to eat on the ride to the event each morning. Snacks are also accepted as donations, but not as necessary. If you would like to donate food to the youth, please bring your items on Sunday, Jan. 26th, or drop them off at the church sometime before January 30th. In addition to these items, we are also asking for prayer throughout the trip. On January 26th there will be a commissioning of the youth going to Zeteo. There will be a flyer highlighting what it is the congregation can pray for at any given time during the weekend. Thank you for any and all support you can provide!
DIAPER DRIVE – Now through February 14th – Let’s celebrate the birth of our Savior with a Happy Birthday Jesus Diaper Drive. What better way for our St James family to show love to the youngest of God’s children. Any brand and size are greatly appreciated. Families working with nonprofit agencies serving struggling families benefit from these donations. Question? Contact Carol McNulty 717-395-2984 or visit Healthy Steps Diaper Bank at https://healthystepsdiaperbank.com/ to learn more!
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL – The St. James Adult Sunday School Class is reading and discussing Jefferson Bethke’s “To H*** with the Hustle.” The book is aimed at “reclaiming your life in an overworked, overspent, and overconnected world” – perfect for your New Years’ resolution to eliminate clutter and simplify your life! There is a limited supply of books you can pick up on Sunday morning, or feel free to purchase your own. The study is going on now and we meet each Sunday in the library at 9 a.m. Below is the link to his blog about the book follow along! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/fight-hustle-end hurry/id1480300467?i=1000450022960
PEPPINO’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT – The Fellowship committee is organizing a dinner night out on January 26th at 5:30 p.m. at Peppino’s. We hope you can join us! Sign up in the lobby or let Helen Cooke (717-460-3969) know you’re interested in attending.
BAKED POTATO BAR – Following the annual congregational meeting, join us for a hot baked potato lunch. Potato toppings will include chili, sour cream, broccoli, cheese, bacon, and more ! Enjoy your customized potato and the warm fellowship
with your St. James family.
NEW HOPE MINISTRIES – We are continuing our support of the New Hope Ministries Food Pantry. All food and personal care items are welcome. We will have featured items each month. Our featured items for February will be canned fish and canned meats.
TON OF LOVE (2000 lbs) NEW HOPE MINISTRIES FOOD DRIVE – Many thanks for those participating in and supporting this 2019 mission effort. The results of the annual effort was 1994 lbs. (rounds to a TON). With food insecurity being a constant and ongoing issue for many families in our community, the Saint James Mission Committee again thanks you for exhibiting the love of Christ through this effort. We also look forward to working with New Hope Ministries in 2020.
NEW LUNCH BUNCH – Would you like to grab a cup of coffee or lunch after worship? Starting February 2nd (and the first Sunday of each month following) anyone interested in an informal meal after church is invited to simply meet in the lobby following the service. We will then leave together to a local restaurant. No need to RSVP or make advanced plans. This is an excellent opportunity to get to relax in a friendly setting. Come alone or bring a friend. Questions? Contact Carol McNulty at 717-395-2984.
SAVE THE DATE – The Fellowship committee has invited Laura Souders, a professional organizer, to speak at our church on Monday, March 30th at 7:00 p.m. You may recognize her from her frequent appearances on Good Day, PA .
OFFERING ENVELOPES – Please pick up your 2020 offering envelopes. They are on the table in the Narthex. Thank You!
PER CAPITA – Per Capita is an annual expense to St. James. We will be paying $27.20 for each confirmed member. Your donation to this expense is greatly appreciated. It is used to fund the operations and mission of the Presbytery, Synod and General Assembly. Please use the blue envelopes in your offering envelopes which is for the per capita. Thank you!
ATTENDANCE PADS – Please remember to pass & sign the member/guest registry at the end of your pew so we can keep in touch with you! Please write legibly and visitors please fill out all information.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST – “Boy Scout Troop 279 is hosting an All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast on Saturday Feb 15th from 8:00 – 11:00 am at Sporting Hill Station. Come and enjoy!”