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SUNDAYS
     Worship Service	9:00AM
     Sunday School 	10:15AM





	
	
  
	



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Every Week...

 

 

Tuesdays & Thursdays

Church Office               9:30AM-3:00PM

 

Wednesdays

Bible Study              10:00 AM

     May 3, 10, 17, & 24

Chancel Choir             6:00 PM

 

Thursdays

SEEDS Weight Loss Group     10:00AM

 

PLEASE SEE THE LINK ABOVE

“This Month’s Calendar”

SAINT JOHN’S 

UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

 

121 East Main Street, Schuylkill Haven, PA

 

We are a friendly congregation founded in 1862 in the heart of Schuylkill Haven. Click on the links above to learn more about Saint John’s, join us for worship in our beautiful Sanctuary or air-conditioned Chapel, or attend an event in our historic building, Strunck Memorial Hall. You will find a warm welcome here this holiday season!

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From The Pastor...

Dear Friends,

     The month of May is one of the most beautiful times of the year, and so it is here at St. John’s!  Although we had to remove one of the beautiful flowering trees last year, our church yard and surrounding area is blooming in all the pastels of the season.  One of the prettiest trees is the Kwanzaa cherry  in front of our church given in memory of Grace Reider.  Each Spring it grows and blossoms alongside the white dogwood, while the smaller pink dogwood is the focal point of the front garden area.  The grass is already so green (although I don’t know how it survives all the trampling by people taking shortcuts through the lawn) and lends a special contrast to the delicate flowers.

     Spring is the season of new birth—of opening buds and the fresh aroma of fragrant lilacs, brilliant forsythia and all kinds of colorful blooms.

     As the poem above also reminds us, this season is also the  time of Eastertide—the celebration of the resurrection and new life—abundant and eternal through our Lord Jesus Christ.

     This month we have several opportunities to enjoy the beauty of the season with one another.  May 7th is our monthly communion service, the 14th we will honor our Mothers, the 21st brings a Ladies’ Tea, complete with hats, fellowship, refreshments, and, of course, tea.  The end of the month we commemorate Memorial Day, remembering and giving thanks for the sacrifices made for our freedom.

     The end of May is also a beginning—as we “officially” begin the summer vacation season.

     May reminds us of how blessed we are—through the sacrament of Holy Communion, when we honor and remember our mothers and those who have loved us and our country, and with the beauty of nature all around us.  Let us give thanks to God for all these gifts!  Have a wonderful May!

Pastor Janet

 

“Loveliest of trees, the cherry now, is hung with bloom along the bough; and stands about the woodland ride wearing white for Eastertide.”—A. E. Housman

ANNUAL SPRING FESTIVAL

 

SATURDAY

MAY 7

7 AM - 1 PM

 

 

Happy Memorial Day