Bulletins

ST. JOHN’S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH
Maytown, Pennsylvania
Organized 1767
James Anderson, Pastor
Marilyn Rehkugler, 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
24th Sunday after Pentecost November 15, 2020 10:30 A.M
PRELUDE
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS (Congregation stands)
P: Blessed be the holy Trinity, one God,
in whose image we are made,
who claims us and calls us beloved.
C: Amen.

P: Holy One,

C: we confess that we are not awake for you.
We are not faithful in using your gifts.
We forget the least of our siblings.
We do not see your beautiful image in one another.
We are infected by sin
that divides your beloved community.
Open our hearts to your coming,
open our eyes to see you in our neighbor,
open our hands to serve your creation. Amen.

P: Beloved, we are God’s children,
and Jesus, our Beloved, opens the door to us,
Through Jesus you are forgiven,
by Jesus you are welcome,
in Jesus you are called to rejoice!
Let us live in the promises prepared for us
from the foundation of the world.

C: Amen.

THE GREETING (Congregation stands)

THE PRAYER OF THE DAY (Congregation stands)

Opening Hymn #689 “Praise and Thanksgiving” (All Verses)

First reading- Zephaniah 1:7, 12-18

Psalm- 90:1-8 [9-11] 12 (Please read responsively)

Middle Hymn#679 “For the Fruit of All Creation” (All Verses)

Second reading – 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11

Short interlude played for Gospel

Gospel –Matthew 25:14-30 (Congregation stands)
(Children gather to go down for children’s sermon)
Sermon (Pastor preaches from Pulpit)

Reflection: #674 “Let Us Talents and Tongues Employ” (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: May the God of all creation,
in whose image we are made,
who claims us and calls us beloved,
who strengthens us for service,
give you reason to rejoice and be glad
C: Amen
THE BENEDICTION
P: The blessing of God,
Sovereign, Savior and Spirit,
be with you today and always.
C: AMEN.
THE DISMISSAL
P: Beloved of God,
go in peace to love and serve the Lord.
C: THANKS BE TO GOD.
THE POSTLUDE
BULLETINS…
…are given to the glory of God and in celebration of Dad and Kaycee’s birthday on November 17th. We love you both! Jamey & Buffy

ALTAR FLOWERS…
…are given in Thanksgiving to God and in memory of Bob’s dad, Francis Long on his birthday on November 17th. Also in celebration of Kaycee & Dick Shirk on their birthdays. Happy Birthday to all. Bob & Wanda Long

SERVING GOD’S PEOPLE TODAY
LECTOR – LeeAnn Doane
BULLETINS- Jamey & Buffy Shirk
ALTAR FLOWERS- Bob & Wanda Long
ALTAR CARE – Pat Vogel
HEAD USHER- JoNan Shirk
OFFERING COUNTERS – Laura Wolfe, Bill Earhart, Ruth Ebersole

THIS WEEK AT ST.JOHN’S
Monday- 7pm- Social Ministry

SERVING GOD’S PEOPLE NEXT WEEK
LECTOR – Kaycee Shirk
BULLETINS- Richard Baker
ALTAR FLOWERS- JoNan Shirk (White & Gold)
ALTAR CARE – Pat Vogel
HEAD USHER – JoNan Shirk
OFFERING COUNTERS – Laura Wolfe, Bill Earhart, Ruth Ebersole

THANK YOU…
….To Marilyn and Gene for playing the beautiful music this morning.

…..for the generous contributions of crackers, mac & cheese and a tre-mendous monetary donation by the members of St. John’s to the Food Bank. Your support is much appreciated by our board & clients. Pat Vo-gel

CHRISTMAS CRAFTS& COOKIES!!
Join us for Family Fun on Saturday, December 19th 10 am – 11:30 am in the Fellowship Hall. We’ll be painting Angel & Christmas Tree candles and decorating sugar cookies. See sign-up sheet on bulletin board in front entryway.

COMMITTEE CHAIRS…
If you are a committee chairperson please have your 2021 budget worksheet back to the treasurer by Sunday November 22. We will need to complete the budget prior to the January council meeting so they can approve it and have it ready for the January congregational meet-ing. Thank you, Nina Gaskill

A CHRISTMAS COOKIE EXCHANGE
Will be held after the service on December 13th. Please see the sign- up sheet on the bulletin board by the front doors. A booklet of the cookie recipes will be given to participants at the exchange. Please email your recipe to jhollinger@pvprinters.com or give your hand printed copy to Janelle by December 6th. Thanks!!

LOOKING FOR SPECIAL MUSIC…
…Calling all vocalists, instrumentalists, and other talented individuals. We are looking for special music to enhance our services here at St. John’s. Since we can no longer sing, thanks to the pandemic, we are looking for those folks that can provide special music from the choir loft sitting behind the shield that has been set up. You name the Sun-day you’d like to share and let Keith know if you need accompaniment. He would be happy to accommodate your needs.

…We would like to have Special music for our 8:00pm Christmas Eve service. We are soliciting for those folks who would like to help us out on that special evening. As usual, the children will be asked to share a musical offering at the early family service at 6:30 that same night.

Share what God has given you with those who would enjoy your musi-cal offering. Your participation is both needed and appreciated. Thank you. Keith Smith

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ST. 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
23rd Sunday after Pentecost November 8, 2020 10:30 A.M
PRELUDE “Higher Ground” J. Scriveyner
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS (Congregation stands)
P: Blessed be the holy Trinity, one God,
in whose image we are made,
who claims us and calls us beloved.
C: Amen.

P: Holy One,

C: we confess that we are not awake for you.
We are not faithful in using your gifts.
We forget the least of our siblings.
We do not see your beautiful image in one another.
We are infected by sin
that divides your beloved community.
Open our hearts to your coming,
open our eyes to see you in our neighbor,
open our hands to serve your creation. Amen.

P: Beloved, we are God’s children,
and Jesus, our Beloved, opens the door to us,
Through Jesus you are forgiven,
by Jesus you are welcome,
in Jesus you are called to rejoice!
Let us live in the promises prepared for us
from the foundation of the world.

C: Amen.

THE GREETING (Congregation stands)

THE PRAYER OF THE DAY (Congregation stands)

Opening Hymn #673 “God, Whose Almighty Word” (All Verses)

First reading- Amos 5:18-24

Psalm- 70 (Please read responsively)

Middle Hymn#669 Rise up, O saints of God!” (Verses 1,2, & 5)

Second reading – 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

Short interlude played for Gospel

Gospel –Matthew 25:1-13 (Congregation stands)
(Children gather to go down for children’s sermon)
Sermon (Pastor preaches from Pulpit)

Reflection: #674 “Let Us Talents and Tongues Employ” (Verses 1-3)

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 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: May the God of all creation,
in whose image we are made,
who claims us and calls us beloved,
who strengthens us for service,
give you reason to rejoice and be glad
C: Amen
THE BENEDICTION
P: The blessing of God,
Sovereign, Savior and Spirit,
be with you today and always.
C: AMEN.
THE DISMISSAL
P: Beloved of God,
go in peace to love and serve the Lord.
C: THANKS BE TO GOD.
THE POSTLUDE “Song For a Feast Day” H. Livingston, Jr.
BULLETINS…
… To the glory of God by LeeAnn Doane

SERVING GOD’S PEOPLE TODAY
LECTOR – Glenn Bachert
BULLETINS- LeeAnn Doane
ALTAR FLOWERS-
ALTAR CARE – Pat Vogel
HEAD USHER- JoNan Shirk
OFFERING COUNTERS – Laura Wolfe, Bill Earhart, Ruth Ebersole

SERVING GOD’S PEOPLE NEXT WEEK
LECTOR – LeeAnn Doane
BULLETINS- Jamey & Buffy Shirk
ALTAR FLOWERS- Bob & Wanda Long
ALTAR CARE – Pat Vogel
HEAD USHER – JoNan Shirk
OFFERING COUNTERS – Laura Wolfe, Bill Earhart, Ruth Ebersole

THANK YOU…
…..for the generous contributions of crackers, mac & cheese and a tre-mendous monetary donation by the members of St. John’s to the Pat Vogel

…I would like to thank everyone that brought a blanket for the food bank today. I especially would like to thank Thrivent Financial for providing $250 to purchase blankets. They will be delivered to the food bank this coming week. Thanks again. Nina Gaskill

A CHRISTMAS COOKIE EXCHANGE
Will be held after the service on December 13th. Please see the sign- up sheet on the bulletin board by the front doors. A booklet of the cookie recipes will be given to participants at the exchange. Please email your recipe to jhollinger@pvprinters.com or give your hand printed copy to Janelle by December 6th. Thanks!!

LOOKING FOR SPECIAL MUSIC…
…Calling all vocalists, instrumentalists, and other talented individuals. We are looking for special music to enhance our services here at St. John’s. Since we can no longer sing, thanks to the pandemic, we are looking for those folks that can provide special music from the choir loft sitting behind the shield that has been set up. You name the Sun-day you’d like to share and let Keith know if you need accompaniment. He would be happy to accommodate your needs.

…We would like to have Special music for our 8:00pm Christmas Eve service. We are soliciting for those folks who would like to help us out on that special evening. As usual, the children will be asked to share a musical offering at the early family service at 6:30 that same night.

Share what God has given you with those who would enjoy your musi-cal offering. Your participation is both needed and appreciated. Thank you. Keith Smith

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