Laity Sunday, May 6, 2018, Single Worship Service at 10 am

On Sunday, May 6th we will celebrate Laity Sunday at St. John’s church. The regularly scheduled worship services both at St. John’s and the Chapel will be suspended this day that we might come together for one worship service to be held at the St. John’s in Seaford, located at 300 North Pine Street. The single service worship hour will begin at 10am followed with a catered luncheon to follow at 11am. There is no cost for the luncheon, so mark your calendars now for Sunday, May 6th at 10am, Mr. Mark Keeler will be our lay speaker this year and will be preaching from the Gospel of John Chapter 15.

The ministry of the laity is the work of mission or ministry to which each believer is called. As Christians, we are all called to this ministry or priesthood – not just clergy. Each of us has a responsibility to proclaim the Good News and reach out to others in love. Rev. Barbara, Pastor Allen and I look forward to this very special day in the life of St. John’s Church and Chapel.

Seaford Community Food Closet

Seaford Community Food Closet is in need of personal hygiene items such as toothpaste, shampoo, body soap, and toothbrushes. As always, thanks for your continued support of the Seaford Community Food Closet.

The St. John’s Thrift Shop is gearing up for spring. Please keep us in mind when you are doing your spring cleaning. We accept clothing and shoes for adults and children, housewares, and small appliances. We do not accept furniture or toys. We continue to collect children’s books to be given out to every child to encourage reading. If you are interested in sorting, stocking shelves, or waiting on individuals, please let us know. We are open on Thursdays from 1-3 p.m. for donations and Saturdays 9-12 for operation.

GriefShare

GriefShare, a 13 week nondenominational grief support group is being offered at St. John’s United Methodist Church. Sessions are on Sundays beginning at 4:00 p.m. and end at 5:30 p.m. GriefShare is a biblical based program for the journey of grief and recovery utilizing video, workbook and group discussion. It is nondenominational and all are welcome. If you feel you would like to join us during this journey of grief please call the church office to register.

Seaford Community Food Closet

Seaford Community Food Closet is in need of the following items: Peanut butter, cereal, spaghettios, oatmeal, baked beans and pancake mix. We appreciate all you do. Because of your donations, we are able to help all who are referred.

St. John’s Thrift Shop

The St. John’s Thrift Shop is in need of summer clothing especially children’s clothing, shoes, purses, and housewares. We also take children’s books to be given out to every child to encourage reading. If you are interested in sorting, stocking shelves, or waiting on individuals, please let us know. We are open on Thursdays from 1-3 p.m. for donations and Saturdays 9-12 for operation.

Collection of Quarters

The Sunday School children are continuing their collection of quarters for the Congo children. There is a box in the Narthex, the church office, and by rooms 12A and 12B. As of February we have collected $917.22. Thank you for your participation.