Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

Children’s Books Wanted – Annual Community Book Drive: Saint John’s is again asking for donations of new or gently used books for children between the ages of birth and eleven.  The book drive is from August 1 to September 17, 2017. Drop off books in boxes located in Trimble Hall.  Providing books to children is a simple and effective way to promote language and literacy growth in preparing them for learning and reading. The Community Book Drive is a partnership of the Hagerstown Area Religious Council and other non-profit organizations for the benefit of local organizations, schools, and at-risk-children.

Leitersburg 38th Annual Peach Festival: The Leitersburg Ruritan will be sponsoring this festival  held on Aug 12th and 13th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Ruritan Community Park.  Come  and joy great food, fresh peaches, pony rides, live music, arts and crafts and more.  Admission and parking are free. 

Basket Bingo: Mark your calendars for Basket Bingo on Friday, October 20.  Proceeds will benefit Service and Outreach Commission projects. The evening will include a lasagna dinner and opportunities to win a basket full of wonderful prizes.  More details will be forthcoming. Last year's event was a huge success.  Our plans for this year will match or exceed it!  If you are interested in assisting with this event or donating a basket, please see our event chairperson, Cathy Bushey (301-992-8444) or Bruce Massey (240-675-4498).

Anyone interested in Dinner for Eight? If you are interested in joining this dinner club, please contact the office.  If there is enough interest, we will start in September! 


Nursery Volunteers Needed! – We are seeking adults and teens to help in the nursery with infants through 4 year-olds.  If you are willing to help with this ministry once a month, please contact Margaret Clinch at youthmin.stjohns@myactv.net or 301-733-2560.

Stewardship: Christian stewardship at Saint John’s is a way of life.  The cards in the pews and throughout the church encompass more than money. Please use one to indicate where you are willing to offer your talents and time in gratitude of God's love.

Micah’s Backpack Shopping List

Each “backpack” receives the following:

2- Cans of Vegetables – Corn/Green beans

2- Cans of Soup – Tomato/Chicken Noodle

      *Other types of Soups are okay

2 - Boxes of Juice – Must be 100% Juice

1 - Can of Tuna

1 - Can of Chef Boyardee

       *Spaghetti and Meatballs or Ravioli

1 - 24 oz. Can of Apple Sauce

1 - Packet of Instant Oatmeal

2 - Types of Cracker Packets

       *Peanut Butter and Crackers work well

1 - Individually Wrapped PopTart

      *Make sure a box of PopTarts is individually wrapped

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