Bulletins

JOHN’S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH

Maytown, Pennsylvania

Organized 1767

James Anderson, Pastor

Keith D. Smith, Organist

Melissa Herr, Parish Secretary

(717-945-4209 or email mpenwell1@gmail.com)

www.stjohnsmaytown.com

Church 717- 426-3431   Pastors Cell 402-570-9050

Pastors email- Pastorstjohnsmaytown @gmail.com

Harvest Home Sunday                                        October 18, 2020 10:30 A.M

PRELUDE

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS                 (Congregation stands)

      P:   Blessed be the holy Trinity, one God,

             who creates, redeems, and sustains us and all of creation.

      C:   Amen

      P:  Let us confess our sin in the presence of God and of one another.

 

      P:   Faithful  God,

 

     C:    have mercy on us.

            We confess that we are captive to sin

            and cannot free ourselves.

            We turn from your loving embrace

            and go our own ways.

            We pass judgment on one another

            before examining ourselves.

            We place our own needs before those of our neighbors.

            We keep your gift of salvation to ourselves.

            Make us humble, cast away our transgressions,

            and turn us again to life in you

            through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.  Amen.

 

P:        God hears the cries of all who call out in need,

           and through his death and resurrection,

           Christ has made us his own.

           Hear the truth that God proclaims:

           Your sins are forgiven in the name of Jesus Christ.

           Led by the Holy Spirit, live in freedom and newness

           to do God’s work in the World.

C:   Amen.

 

THE GREETING                                                               (Congregation stands)

 

THE PRAYER OF THE DAY                                            (Congregation stands)

 

Opening Hymn #693 “Come, Ye Thankful People Come”  (All Verses)

 

First reading- Isaiah 45:1-7

 

Psalm 96:1-9 [10-13]                                            (Please read responsively)

 

Middle Hymn#686 “We Give Thee But Thine Own”          (Verses 1 & 2)

 

Second reading – 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10

 

Short interlude played for Gospel

 

Gospel –Matthew 22:15-22                                        (Congregation stands)

                                                  (Children gather to go down for children’s sermon)

Sermon (Pastor preaches from Pulpit)

 

Reflection: #681 “We Plow the Fields and Scatter”                 (All Verses)

 

THE APOSTLE’S CREED,                                                (Congregation stands)

 

I believe in God, the father almighty,

creator of heaven and earth.

 

I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord,

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

born of the virgin Mary,

suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died and was buried;

he descended to the dead.

On the third day he rose again;

he ascended into heaven,

he is seated at the right hand of the Father,

and he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen

 

THE PRAYER OF THE PEOPLE,                                     (Congregation stands)

 

THE WORDS OF INSTITUTION

 

THE LORD’S PRAYER,                                                   (Congregation stands)

Our Father, who art in Heaven,
Hallowed be thy name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.

 

THE DISTRIBUTION

   The pastor and the lay leader, will put on facial masks in addition to the face shields and bring communion to each person, row by row.

  When pastor brings communion to you, he will say “This is my body of Christ, given for you.” While holding the wafer, he will then dunk the wafer in the wine while saying “This is the blood of Christ shed for you.” After this he will hand the combined elements to you. Please wait to consume. Once everyone in your row has been served, he will make a motion to indicate that you may now briefly take your mask off to consume the communion wafer and wine. Please replace your mask over your mouth and nose once you have eaten your wafer.

  The pastor and lay leader will then move to the next row and repeat the process until everyone has been served. After everyone has been served the pastor and lay leader will serve each other.

  If you are in the balcony during the service, we will ask you to come down for communion, and return after you have been served.

  If you do not want to have communion served to you or are a minor who has not yet had first communion class, a blessing is available. Please indicate that you would like a blessing by crossing your arms over your chest.  

 

THE BLESSING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE PRAYER                                                                (Prayed by the deacon.)

       D: We give you thanks, gracious God,

            that you have once again fed us with food beyond compare,

            the body and blood of Christ.

            Lead us from this place, nourished and forgiven,

            into your beloved vineyard

            to wipe away the tears of all who hunger and thirst,

            guided by the example of the same Jesus Christ

            and led by the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

       C:  Amen

THE BENEDICTION

        P:    Mothering God,

               Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,

               bless you and lead you into the way of truth and life.

        C:    AMEN.

THE DISMISSAL

        P:  Go in peace. Remember the poor.

        C:    THANKS BE TO GOD.

THE POSTLUDE

ALTAR FLOWERS …

…are given to the Glory of God and in thanksgiving for the beauty of Fall and all that we have. Pat Kirchner

 

BULLETINS…

…are given to the Glory of God and we give thanks for family and friends. Pat Kirchner

 

SERVING GOD’S PEOPLE TODAY

               LECTOR – Joyce Boyer

               ALTAR FLOWERS- Pat Kirchner

               BULLETINS- Pat Kirchner

               ALTAR CARE –Pat Kirchner

               HEAD USHER-

OFFERING COUNTERS – JoNan Shirk, Jamey Shirk, Joyce Boyer

 

HAPPENING THIS WEEK

Monday at 7:00pm Social Ministry

 

 

 

 

SERVING GOD’S PEOPLE NEXT WEEK

               LECTOR –Jamey Shirk  

               BULLETINS- Keck family  

               ALTAR FLOWERS- JoNan Shirk (Red)

               ALTAR CARE – Pat Kirchner

               HEAD USHER –

OFFERING COUNTERS – JoNan Shirk, Jamey Shirk, Joyce Boyer

 

TRUNK-OR-TREAT FUN NIGHT 

Friday, Oct. 30th   6 – 8 pm.  church’s parking lot. A sign-up sheet is posted on the message board in the church’s front entry way for imformation to help donate candy or to volunteer during the event. As of last Sunday, 4 volunteers have signed up for the car trunk-or-treating. Another option would be to decorate a table instead of your car. Please consider helping with this community event. (at least 8 cars or tables are needed). A box is placed in the front office for candy donation.  See Pastor or Janelle for details.

 

CHILDREN’S SERMON 

Starting Oct. 18th, a weekly children’s sermon will be offered during Pastor’s sermon. The participants will be escorted to the Fellowship Hall to listen to a Bible Story with an activity/coloring sheet. Children will return to the sanctuary in time for communion.

 

FOOD COLLECTION

The Social Ministry committee again this year asks you to support our local food bank by donating food during the Harvest Home season.  Pat Vogel said the food bank needs Saltine crackers and Mac and Cheese.  Harvest Home Sunday will be 18 October and we will be asking for you to bring the requested items during the whole month of October.  Thank you for supporting the food bank and if you have any questions please ask Jamie Sine, Nina Gaskill or Pastor James.

 

PORK & SAUERKRAUT

We would like to get an idea for how much interest there is in a takeout Pork and Sauerkraut dinner. We normally have this meal on Reformation Sunday (last Sunday in October). This year, we are looking at if it would be possible to deliver portions of food to congregants in their cars in takeout containers. Meals would cost $6 for each adult meal, and kids eat free. We would like to have 50-60 meals signed up for or we won’t be doing the meal. As of now we have 30 adult meals and 2 kids meals. This is the last day to sign up.  Please sign up down stairs in the narthex if you would be interested. Thank you!

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JOHN’S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH

Maytown, Pennsylvania

Organized 1767

James Anderson, Pastor

Keith D. Smith, Organist

Melissa Herr, Parish Secretary

(717-945-4209 or email mpenwell1@gmail.com)

www.stjohnsmaytown.com

Church 717- 426-3431   Pastors Cell 402-570-9050

Pastors email- Pastorstjohnsmaytown @gmail.com

19th   Sunday after Pentecost                            October 11, 2020 10:30 A.M

PRELUDE “Glory to God on High”                                         G. Blake

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS                 (Congregation stands)                       

      P:   Blessed be the holy Trinity, one God,

             who creates, redeems, and sustains us and all of creation.

      C:   Amen

      P:  Let us confess our sin in the presence of God and of one another.

 

      P:   Faithful  God,

 

      C:   have mercy on us.

            We confess that we are captive to sin

            and cannot free ourselves.

            We turn from your loving embrace

            and go our own ways.

            We pass judgment on one another

            before examining ourselves.

            We place our own needs before those of our neighbors.

            We keep your gift of salvation to ourselves.

            Make us humble, cast away our transgressions,

            and turn us again to life in you

            through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.  Amen.

 

P:        God hears the cries of all who call out in need,

           and through his death and resurrection,

           Christ has made us his own.

           Hear the truth that God proclaims:

           Your sins are forgiven in the name of Jesus Christ.

           Led by the Holy Spirit, live in freedom and newness

           to do God’s work in the World.

C:   Amen.

 

THE GREETING                                                               (Congregation stands)

 

THE PRAYER OF THE DAY                                            (Congregation stands)

 

Opening Hymn #641 “All Are Welcome”                            (Verses 1,2,& 3)

 

First reading- Isaiah 25:1-9

 

Psalm 23                                                                (Please read responsively )

 

Middle Hymn#663 “Spread, oh, Spread, Almighty Word”      (All Verses)

 

Second reading – Philippians 4:1-9

 

Short interlude played for Gospel, C: “ Glory to you, O Lord”

 

Gospel –Matthew 22:1-14                                          (Congregation stands)

 

Response- C:  “Praise to you, O Christ”

Sermon                                                               (Glenn preaches from Pulpit)

 

Reflection: #673 “God, Whose Almighty Word”              (Verses 1,2, & 3)

 

THE APOSTLE’S CREED,                                                (Congregation stands)

 

I believe in God, the father almighty,

creator of heaven and earth.

 

I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord,

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

born of the virgin Mary,

suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died and was buried;

he descended to the dead.

On the third day he rose again;

he ascended into heaven,

he is seated at the right hand of the Father,

and he will come to judge the living and the dead.

 

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen

 

THE PRAYER OF THE PEOPLE,                                     (Congregation stands)

 

THE LORD’S PRAYER,                                                   (Congregation stands)

Our Father, who art in Heaven,
Hallowed be thy name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.

 

THE BLESSING

 

THE PRAYER                                                            (Prayed by the deacon.)

       D: We give you thanks, gracious God,

            that you have once again fed us with food beyond compare,

            the body and blood of Christ.

            Lead us from this place, nourished and forgiven,

            into your beloved vineyard

            to wipe away the tears of all who hunger and thirst,

            guided by the example of the same Jesus Christ

            and led by the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

       C:  Amen

THE BENEDICTION

        P:    Mothering God,

               Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,

               bless you and lead you into the way of truth and life.

        C:    AMEN.

THE DISMISSAL

        P:  Go in peace. Remember the poor.

        C:    THANKS BE TO GOD.

THE POSTLUDE “Firm in the Faith”                                                  T. Kendall

 

BULLETINS…

…are given to the Glory of God. By Pauline & Charlie Johns  

 

 

 

 

SERVING GOD’S PEOPLE TODAY

               LECTOR – Pat Vogel

               ALTAR FLOWERS-

               BULLETINS- Pauline Johns

               ALTAR CARE – Pat Kirchner

               HEAD USHER- No Volunteer

OFFERING COUNTERS – JoNan Shirk, Jamey Shirk, Joyce Boyer

 

SERVING GOD’S PEOPLE NEXT WEEK

               LECTOR-Joyce Boyer

               BULLETINS-Pat Kirchner  

               ALTAR FLOWERS- Pat Kirchner

               ALTAR CARE – Pat Kirchner

               HEAD USHER – No Volunteer

OFFERING COUNTERS – JoNan Shirk, Jamey Shirk, Joyce Boyer

 

THANK YOU…

…To Glenn Bachert for preaching while Pastor Anderson is quarantine.

 

FOOD COLLECTION

The Social Ministry committee again this year asks you to support our local food bank by donating food during the Harvest Home season.  Pat Vogel said the food bank needs Saltine crackers and Mac and Cheese.  Harvest Home Sunday will be 18 October and we will be asking for you to bring the requested items during the whole month of October.  Thank you for supporting the food bank and if you have any questions please ask Jamie Sine, Nina Gaskill or Pastor James.

TRUNK-OR-TREAT FUN NIGHT 

St. John’s will be hosting a Trunk-or-Treat Halloween event on Friday, Oct. 30th   6 – 8 pm. in the church’s parking lot. A sign-up sheet is posted on the message board in the church’s front entry way to help donate candy or to volunteer during the event. Please see Pastor or Janelle with questions.

CHILDREN’S SERMON

Starting Oct. 18th, a weekly children’s sermon will be offered during the middle-anthem and Pastor’s sermon. The participants will be escorted to the Fellowship Hall to listen to a Bible Story with an activity/coloring sheet. Children will return to the sanctuary in time for communion.

PORK & SAUERKRAUT

We would like to start getting an idea for how much interest there is in a takeout Pork and Sauerkraut dinner. We normally have this meal on Reformation Sunday (last Sunday in October). This year, we are looking at if it would be possible to deliver portions of food to congregants in their cars in takeout containers. Meals would cost $6 for each adult meal, and kids eat free. Please sign up down stairs in the narthex if you would be interested. Thank you!

 

Hymns will be found in the back of your bulletin so you can follow along.

 

Please take all bulletins and trash with you!

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

JOHN’S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH

Maytown, Pennsylvania

Organized 1767

James Anderson, Pastor

Keith D. Smith, Organist

Melissa Herr, Parish Secretary

(717-945-4209 or email mpenwell1@gmail.com)

www.stjohnsmaytown.com

Church 717- 426-3431   Pastors Cell 402-570-9050

Pastors email- Pastorstjohnsmaytown @gmail.com

18th   Sunday after Pentecost                       October 4, 2020 10:30 A.M

PRELUDE

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS (Congregation stands)

      P:   Blessed be the holy Trinity, one God,

             who creates, redeems, and sustains us and all of creation.

      C:   Amen

      P:  Let us confess our sin in the presence of God and of one another.

 

      P:   Faithful  God,

 

     C:    have mercy on us.

            We confess that we are captive to sin

            and cannot free ourselves.

            We turn from your loving embrace

            and go our own ways.

            We pass judgment on one another

            before examining ourselves.

            We place our own needs before those of our neighbors.

            We keep your gift of salvation to ourselves.

            Make us humble, cast away our transgressions,

            and turn us again to life in you

            through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.  Amen.

 

P:        God hears the cries of all who call out in need,

           and through his death and resurrection,

           Christ has made us his own.

           Hear the truth that God proclaims:

           Your sins are forgiven in the name of Jesus Christ.

           Led by the Holy Spirit, live in freedom and newness

           to do God’s work in the World.

C:   Amen.

 

THE GREETING (Congregation stands)

 

THE PRAYER OF THE DAY (Congregation stands)

 

Opening Hymn #799 “When Long Before Time”    (Verses 1,2,& 3)

 

First reading- Isaiah 5:1-7

 

Psalm 80:7-15    (Please read responsively )

 

Middle Hymn#733 “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”  (Verses 1 & 2)

 

Second reading – Philippians 3:4b-14

 

Short interlude played for Gospel, C: “ Glory to you, O Lord”

 

Gospel –Matthew 21:33-46 (Congregation stands)

 

Response- C:  “Praise to you, O Christ”

Sermon (Glenn preaches from Pulpit)

 

Reflection: #729 “ The Church of Christ, in Every Age” (Verses 1,4, & 5)

 

THE APOSTLE’S CREED, (Congregation stands)

 

I believe in God, the father almighty,

creator of heaven and earth.

 

I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord,

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

born of the virgin Mary,

suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died and was buried;

he descended to the dead.

On the third day he rose again;

he ascended into heaven,

he is seated at the right hand of the Father,

and he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen

 

THE PRAYER OF THE PEOPLE, (Congregation stands)

 

THE LORD’S PRAYER, (Congregation stands)

Our Father, who art in Heaven,
Hallowed be thy name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.

 

THE BLESSING

 

THE PRAYER (Prayed by the deacon.)

       D: We give you thanks, gracious God,

            that you have once again fed us with food beyond compare,

            the body and blood of Christ.

            Lead us from this place, nourished and forgiven,

            into your beloved vineyard

            to wipe away the tears of all who hunger and thirst,

            guided by the example of the same Jesus Christ

            and led by the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

       C:  Amen

THE BENEDICTION

        P:    Mothering God,

               Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,

               bless you and lead you into the way of truth and life.

        C:    AMEN.

THE DISMISSAL

        P:  Go in peace. Remember the poor.

        C:    THANKS BE TO GOD.

THE POSTLUDE

ALTAR FLOWERS …

…are given to the Glory of God and in memory of my wife Louise Houseal Baker. We were married here at St. John’s on October 4th 1975 by Pastor Denny Hall. Richard

 

 

 

BULLETINS…

…are given to the Glory of God and in memory of Esther Shirk and special prayers to my friend George (Dick) Shirk. Richard

 

SERVING GOD’S PEOPLE TODAY

               LECTOR – Buffy Shirk

               ALTAR FLOWERS- Richard Baker

               BULLETINS- Richard Baker

               ALTAR CARE – Pat Kirchner

               HEAD USHER- No Volunteer

OFFERING COUNTERS – Laura Wolfe, Jamey Shirk, Joyce Boyer

 

HAPPENING AT ST. JOHN’S THIS WEEK

Monday 7pm- Council meeting in sanctuary

Tuesday 7pm – Fundraising committee in parlor

 

SERVING GOD’S PEOPLE NEXT WEEK

               LECTOR- Pat Vogel

               BULLETINS- Pauline Johns

               ALTAR FLOWERS- Keck family

               ALTAR CARE – Pat Kirchner

               HEAD USHER – No Volunteer

OFFERING COUNTERS – Laura Wolfe, Jamey Shirk, Joyce Boyer

 

THANK YOU…

…To Glenn Bachert for preaching while Pastor Anderson is quarantine.

…To Marilyn Rehkugler for playing the piano while Keith is away.

 

FOOD COLLECTION

The Social Ministry committee again this year asks you to support our local food bank by donating food during the Harvest Home season.  Pat Vogel said the food bank needs Saltine crackers and Mac and Cheese.  Harvest Home Sunday will be 18 October and we will be asking for you to bring the requested items during the whole month of October.  Thank you for supporting the food bank and if you have any questions please ask Jamie Sine, Nina Gaskill or Pastor James.

 

BLESSING OF THE PETS SERVICE OCT. 4TH 

 CANCELLED due to Pastor’s quarantine

 

 

 

 

 

HARVEST HOME WINDOW DECORATIONS

Let’s give THANKS to God and celebrate our blessings by decorating the window sills in the sanctuary for Harvest Home. Please see the sign-up board in the church’s front entry way for information. Decorations should be up by October 10th service.

 

TRUNK-OR-TREAT FUN NIGHT 

St. John’s will be hosting a Trunk-or-Treat Halloween event on Friday, Oct. 30th   6 – 8 pm. in the church’s parking lot. A sign-up sheet is posted on the message board in the church’s front entry way to help donate candy or to volunteer during the event. Please see Pastor or Janelle with questions.

 

CHILDREN’S SERMON

Starting Oct. 18th, a weekly children’s sermon will be offered during the middle-anthem and Pastor’s sermon. The participants will be escorted to the Fellowship Hall to listen to a Bible Story with an activity/coloring sheet. Children will return to the sanctuary in time for communion.

 

PORK & SAUERKRAUT

We would like to start getting an idea for how much interest there is in a takeout Pork and Sauerkraut dinner. We normally have this meal on Reformation Sunday (last Sunday in October). This year, we are looking at if it would be possible to deliver portions of food to congregants in their cars in takeout containers. Meals would cost $6 for each adult meal, and kids eat free. Please sign up down stairs in the narthex if you would be interested. Thank you!

 

Hymns will be found in the back of your bulletin so you can follow along.

 

Please take all bulletins and trash with you!

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

JOHN’S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH

Maytown, Pennsylvania

Organized 1767

James Anderson, Pastor

Melissa Herr, Parish Secretary

(717-945-4209 or email mpenwell1@gmail.com)

www.stjohnsmaytown.com

Church 717- 426-3431   Pastors Cell 402-570-9050

Pastors email- Pastorstjohnsmaytown @gmail.com

17th   Sunday after Pentecost                       September 27, 2020 10:30 A.M

Baptism of Lía Esther Boccagno

PRELUDE

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS (Congregation stands)

      P:   Blessed be the holy Trinity, one God,

             who creates, redeems, and sustains us and all of creation.

      C:   Amen

      P:  Let us confess our sin in the presence of God and of one another.

 

      P:   Faithful  God,

 

     C:    have mercy on us.

            We confess that we are captive to sin

            and cannot free ourselves.

            We turn from your loving embrace

            and go our own ways.

            We pass judgment on one another

            before examining ourselves.

            We place our own needs before those of our neighbors.

            We keep your gift of salvation to ourselves.

            Make us humble, cast away our transgressions,

            and turn us again to life in you

            through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.  Amen.

 

P:        God hears the cries of all who call out in need,

           and through his death and resurrection,

           Christ has made us his own.

           Hear the truth that God proclaims:

           Your sins are forgiven in the name of Jesus Christ.

           Led by the Holy Spirit, live in freedom and newness

           to do God’s work in the World.

C:   Amen.

 

THE GREETING (Congregation stands)

 

THE PRAYER OF THE DAY (Congregation stands)

 

Opening Hymn #876 “Let the Whole Creation Cry” (Verses 1 & 3)

 

First reading- Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32

 

Psalm 25:1-9    (Please read responsively )

 

Middle Hymn#818 “O Master, Let Me Walk With You”          (All Verses)

 

Solo- “Father Welcomes” R. Mann   Soloist JoNan Shirk

 

Holy Baptism of Lía Esther Boccagno 

                                                           (Please see last pages of your bulletin)

 

Solo- “Father Me, Again” M. Zehnder Soloist JoNan Shirk

 

Second reading – Philippians 2:1-13

 

Short interlude played for Gospel, C: “ Glory to you, O Lord”

 

Gospel –Matthew 21:23-32 (Congregation stands)

 

Response- C:  “Praise to you, O Christ”

Sermon (Pastor preaches from Pulpit)

 

Reflection: #543 “Go, My Children, with My Blessing”   (All Verses)

 

THE APOSTLE’S CREED, (Congregation stands)

 

I believe in God, the father almighty,

creator of heaven and earth.

 

I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord,

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

born of the virgin Mary,

suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died and was buried;

he descended to the dead.

On the third day he rose again;

he ascended into heaven,

he is seated at the right hand of the Father,

and he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen

 

THE PRAYER OF THE PEOPLE, (Congregation stands)

 

THE WORDS OF INSTITUTION

 

THE LORD’S PRAYER, (Congregation stands)

Our Father, who art in Heaven,
Hallowed be thy name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.

 

THE DISTRIBUTION

   The pastor and the lay leader, will put on facial masks in addition to the face shields and bring communion to each person, row by row.

  When pastor brings communion to you, he will say “This is my body of Christ, given for you.” While holding the wafer, he will then dunk the wafer in the wine while saying “This is the blood of Christ shed for you.” After this he will hand the combined elements to you. Please wait to consume. Once everyone in your row has been served, he will make a motion to indicate that you may now briefly take your mask off to consume the communion wafer and wine. Please replace your mask over your mouth and nose once you have eaten your wafer.

  The pastor and lay leader will then move to the next row and repeat the process until everyone has been served. After everyone has been served the pastor and lay leader will serve each other.

  If you are in the balcony during the service, we will ask you to come down for communion, and return after you have been served.

  If you do not want to have communion served to you or are a minor who has not yet had first communion class, a blessing is available. Please indicate that you would like a blessing by crossing your arms over your chest.  

 

THE BLESSING

 

THE PRAYER (Prayed by the deacon.)

       D: We give you thanks, gracious God,

            that you have once again fed us with food beyond compare,

            the body and blood of Christ.

            Lead us from this place, nourished and forgiven,

            into your beloved vineyard

            to wipe away the tears of all who hunger and thirst,

            guided by the example of the same Jesus Christ

            and led by the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

       C:  Amen

THE BENEDICTION

        P:    Mothering God,

               Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,

               bless you and lead you into the way of truth and life.

        C:    AMEN.

THE DISMISSAL

        P:  Go in peace. Remember the poor.

        C:    THANKS BE TO GOD.

THE POSTLUDE

ALTAR FLOWERS …

…are given to the Glory of God and in memory of Dorothy Thomas. By Nancy Valerio

 

BULLETINS…

…are given to the Glory of God and in celebration of the Holy Baptism of Lía Esther Boccagno. Welcome to the St. John’s Lutheran Church family.

 

SERVING GOD’S PEOPLE TODAY

               LECTOR – Jenn Nell

               ALTAR FLOWERS- Nancy Valerio

               BULLETINS- St. John’s Congregation

               ALTAR CARE –JoNan Shirk

               HEAD USHER- JoNan Shirk

OFFERING COUNTERS – Rodney Nell, Jim Leonard, Nina Gaskill

 

 

 

 

 

SERVING GOD’S PEOPLE NEXT WEEK

               LECTOR – Buffy Shirk

               BULLETINS- Richard Baker

               ALTAR FLOWERS- No Donor

               ALTAR CARE – Pat Kirchner

               HEAD USHER – No Volunteer

OFFERING COUNTERS – Laura Wolfe, Jamey Shirk, Joyce Boyer

 

A LITTLE BIT ABOUT LÍA

Lía Esther Boccagno was born on May 27th, 2020 in Brooklyn, New York. The accent in her name represents her diverse, multicultural background. She shares her middle name with her great grandmother Esther Shirk, and her great-great grandmother Esther Ney Shirk. She lives in Maytown with her parents, Marissa and Derek, her great grandpa “Pap” and his dog Penny. Her uncle Ryan Boccagno will serve as her godfather, and Shea Jacobson will serve as her godmother. Her loving grandparents are Shawn and Barb Ness, Frank and Barb Boccagno, Monica Rodriguez, and Thomas and Shantel Pieratt. Lía loves going for morning walks with Penny and watching the koi fish in the backyard pond.

 

THANK YOU…

…To our guest pastor Reverend Edgar C. Reed for preaching while Pastor     Anderson is away.

…To Amy Intrieri for playing the piano while Keith is away.

…To Great Auntie Jo for her beautiful solos this morning.

 

FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE…

…will be meeting on October 6th at 7pm in the parlor.

 

FOOD COLLECTION

The Social Ministry committee again this year asks you to support our local food bank by donating food during the Harvest Home season.  Pat Vogel said the food bank needs Saltine crackers and Mac and Cheese.  Harvest Home Sunday will be 18 October and we will be asking for you to bring the requested items during the whole month of October.  Thank you for supporting the food bank and if you have any questions please ask Jamie Sine, Nina Gaskill or Pastor James.

 

BLESSING OF THE PETS OUTSIDE SERVICE

when: October 4th at 3pm

where: church parking lot

please bring a lawn chair if able

 

 

 

Hymns will be found in the back of your bulletin so you can follow along.

 

Please take all bulletins and trash with you!

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JOHN’S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH

Maytown, Pennsylvania

Organized 1767

James Anderson, Pastor

Keith D. Smith, Organist

Melissa Herr, Parish Secretary

(717-945-4209 or email mpenwell1@gmail.com)

www.stjohnsmaytown.com

Church 717- 426-3431   Pastors Cell 402-570-9050

Pastors email- Pastorstjohnsmaytown @gmail.com

16th   Sunday after Pentecost                       September 20, 2020 10:30 A.M

PRELUDE-“Kum Ba Yah”                                                  arr. L. Smith  

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS:

CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS (Congregation stands)

      P:   Blessed be the holy Trinity, one God,

             who creates, redeems, and sustains us and all of creation.

      C:   Amen

      P:  Let us confess our sin in the presence of God and of one another.

 

      P:   Faithful  God,

 

     C:    have mercy on us.

            We confess that we are captive to sin

            and cannot free ourselves.

            We turn from your loving embrace

            and go our own ways.

            We pass judgment on one another

            before examining ourselves.

            We place our own needs before those of our neighbors.

            We keep your gift of salvation to ourselves.

            Make us humble, cast away our transgressions,

            and turn us again to life in you

            through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.  Amen.

 

P:        God hears the cries of all who call out in need,

           and through his death and resurrection,

           Christ has made us his own.

           Hear the truth that God proclaims:

           Your sins are forgiven in the name of Jesus Christ.

           Led by the Holy Spirit, live in freedom and newness

           to do God’s work in the World.

C:   Amen.

 

THE GREETING (Congregation stands)

 

THE PRAYER OF THE DAY (Congregation stands)

 

Opening Hymn #853 “When Morning Gilds the Skies” (Verses 1, 2, & 4)

 

First reading- John 3:10-4:11

 

Psalm 145:1-8    (Please read responsively )

 

Middle Hymn#592 “Just As I Am, Without One Plea”             (All Verses)

 

Second reading – Philippians 1:21-30

 

Short interlude played for Gospel, C: “ Glory to you, O Lord”

 

Gospel –Matthew 20:1-16 (Congregation stands)

 

Response- C:  “Praise to you, O Christ”

Sermon (Pastor preaches from Pulpit)

 

Reflection: #537 “On Our Way Rejoicing”                              (Both Verses)

 

THE APOSTLE’S CREED, (Congregation stands)

 

I believe in God, the father almighty,

creator of heaven and earth.

 

I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord,

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

born of the virgin Mary,

suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died and was buried;

he descended to the dead.

On the third day he rose again;

he ascended into heaven,

he is seated at the right hand of the Father,

and he will come to judge the living and the dead.

 

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen

THE PRAYER OF THE PEOPLE, (Congregation stands)

 

THE WORDS OF INSTITUTION

 

THE LORD’S PRAYER, (Congregation stands)

Our Father, who art in Heaven,
Hallowed be thy name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.

 

P: Come to the banquet table

where Christ gives himself as food and drink.

 

THE DISTRIBUTION

   The pastor and the lay leader, will put on facial masks in addition to the face shields and bring communion to each person, row by row.

  When pastor brings communion to you, he will say “This is my body of Christ, given for you.” While holding the wafer, he will then dunk the wafer in the wine while saying “This is the blood of Christ shed for you.” After this he will hand the combined elements to you. Please wait to consume. Once everyone in your row has been served, he will make a motion to indicate that you may now briefly take your mask off to consume the communion wafer and wine. Please replace your mask over your mouth and nose once you have eaten your wafer.

  The pastor and lay leader will then move to the next row and repeat the process until everyone has been served. After everyone has been served the pastor and lay leader will serve each other.

  If you are in the balcony during the service, we will ask you to come down for communion, and return after you have been served.

  If you do not want to have communion served to you or are a minor who has not yet had first communion class, a blessing is available. Please indicate that you would like a blessing by crossing your arms over your chest.  

 

THE BLESSING

 

 

THE PRAYER (Prayed by the deacon.)

       D: We give you thanks, gracious God,

            that you have once again fed us with food beyond compare,

            the body and blood of Christ.

            Lead us from this place, nourished and forgiven,

            into your beloved vineyard

            to wipe away the tears of all who hunger and thirst,

            guided by the example of the same Jesus Christ

            and led by the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

       C:  Amen

THE BENEDICTION

        P:    Mothering God,

               Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,

               bless you and lead you into the way of truth and life.

        C:    AMEN.

THE DISMISSAL

        P:  Go in peace. Remember the poor.

        C:    THANKS BE TO GOD.

THE POSTLUDE “Postlude in Db”                                               F. von Flotow

 

ALTAR FLOWERS …

…are given to the Glory of God and in memory of my mom’s birthday on the 26th & Gram’s on the 25th Love & Miss you both. Jo

 

BULLETINS…

…are given to the Glory of God and in memory of Evelyn L. Schenck beloved mother. Nichole

 

SERVING GOD’S PEOPLE TODAY

               LECTOR – JoNan  Shirk

               ALTAR FLOWERS- JoNan Shirk

               BULLETINS- Nichole Mohn

               ALTAR CARE –JoNan Shirk

               HEAD USHER- JoNan Shirk

OFFERING COUNTERS – Rodney Nell, Jim Leonard, Nina Gaskill

 

HAPPENING THIS WEEK AT ST. JOHN’S

Monday              7pm- Social Ministry (parlor)

Wednesday         1:30pm- Food Bank Duty

 

 

SERVING GOD’S PEOPLE NEXT WEEK

               LECTOR – Jenn Nell

               BULLETINS- No Donor

               ALTAR FLOWERS- Nancy Valerio

               ALTAR CARE – JoNan Shirk

               HEAD USHER – JoNan Shirk

OFFERING COUNTERS – Rodney Nell, Jim Leonard, Nina Gaskill

 

THE SOCIAL MINISTRY COMMITTEE …

…has decided to start meeting again.  We will meet tomorrow, Monday the 21st at 7:00.  We will be wearing masks to keep everyone safe.  If this is a committee you have wanted to join, just show up and find out what we do.  This Wednesday, September 23 at 1:30, we will be helping the local Food Bank distribute food.  We are one of about 15 churches in the area that take turns helping on a Wednesday afternoon.  Anyone is welcome to join the committee.  If you have questions ask Jamie Sine or Nina Gaskill.  Hope to see you tomorrow.

 

FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE…

…will be meeting on October 6th at 7pm in the parlor.

 

SURVEY AND NEWSLETTER…

Please be on the lookout for a survey and newsletter that was sent this past week. Please take the time to fill out and return the anonymous  survey so that we can make changes where you feel needed. Thank you!

 

Hymns will be found in the back of your bulletin so you can follow along.

 

Please take all bulletins and trash with you!

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