Carillon Deadline

The deadline to get information and articles into the next regular issue of the Carillon is Monday, July 10, 2017. Please mark your calendar! This will be for the August Carillon. We want to continue to keep each mailing loaded with information, dates, articles, etc. pertaining to the life of St. John’s. Remember ... you can now send your articles, thank you’s, etc. by E-mail to: church.secretary@doverstjohns.org

Feed My Flock (Free Lunch fOr Christ's Kids)

Join us on the front lawn every Monday in summer (June 5th - August 21st) 10:30am - 1:00pm as we help pass out lunches to less fortunate children in our area. We are also accepting donations of the following items on the list:

  • cash
  • brown lunch bags
  • sandwich size baggies
  • peanut butter (creamy)
  • jelly
  • pudding cups
  • fruit cups
  • applesauce cups
  • fruit (apples, bananas, oranges)
  • pretzel rods
  • veggies (baby carrots, celery, broccoli)
  • cookies
  • small bottles of water
  • napkins

FLOCK - Help Wanted!

We need volunteers on Monday, August 14 and August 21.  Please consider helping with this ministry. Many of our volunteers are teachers and they will be going back to school.  The hours are from 9:30am-1:00pm (we begin making the sandwiches at 9:30 and serving starts at 10:30).  Please sign up in the Fellowship Center, contact the church office or speak with Belinda.  Also, we still need help in packing the bags with the non-perishable items immediately following church each Sunday. Thank you for volunteering your time to help feed Christ’s Kids.    

Sunday School & Regular Worship Schedule

Sunday School classes for children, youth and adults will begin on September 10 in their respective classrooms at 9:00AM. Looking forward to a year filled with learning, discussions and experiencing God’s love.

Also on September 10, we will resume Fellowship time at 10AM in the Fellowship Center and worship service at 10:30AM where we will welcome back the Chancel Choir.  Please plan to attend to start our fall schedule with your church family! 

Attention Parents of Ninth Graders

If you have a child who will be attending the 9th grade this fall and is interested in confirmation, please contact the office at 330-364-4458 or send an email to church.secretary@doverstjohns.org. We will be starting a new class in September.

Food Pantry Reminder

This is a reminder that St. John’s Food Pantry volunteers will be needed on Friday, August 25, from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.  If you have signed up to be a volunteer and are unable to be there, please notify Sue Ferbrache at 330-364-6132.

Chancel Choir Resumes

If you enjoy praising God with singing, laughing and good fellowship, please consider joining St. John’s Chancel Choir for rehearsals on Wednesday evenings @ 7:00PM beginning August 30, 2017.  Our first Sunday to sing during worship services is Sunday, September 10, 2017.

Our goal is to present a variety of musical styles throughout the year that, not only praises God, but in some way, helps to bring the spirit of God into the hearts of the listeners, as well as the singers. We would love to have you join us and help us keep this wonderful ministry alive at St. John’s.

If you have any questions, please contact Jeanne Baker @330-308-9361 or any choir member.


Handbells

Handbells practice will resume on Sunday, September 10 at 8:00 AM.   Recalling all past ringers and inviting any new ringers to join us. Adults and children grade 6 and up are welcome. Some music knowledge  is helpful, but not mandatory as the music will be numbered and color-coded.  Practices are Sunday mornings and the bell choir presents an anthem in church on the 4th Sunday of the month.  We only ask for a commitment month by month, so members can ring part-time or full-time.  Come try it out!!!

Any questions---call Nancy Smith at 330-364-2195

Summer Worship Schedule

Summer Worship will be held at 9:30 a.m. every Sunday beginning June 11 and running through August 27.

Summer Hours for Church Office

Please note that the church office will be adjusting the hours of operation for the summer.  The office will be open from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.  The summer hours will take effect June 5 and run through August 25.

Altar Flowers & Bulletin Sponsors

Available dates for altar flower sponsors for 2017: March 19; April 2, 9, 30; May 7; June 4, 18, 25; July 9, 23, 30; August 20, 27; September 3, 10, 24; October 15, 29; November 5, 12, 19, 26; December 3, 10, 17, 31. If any of these dates sound especially important to you, be sure to call or stop in the church office to get it reserved so you can honor a loved one or celebrate a special occasion! There are also many dates available for bulletin sponsors. Come in...let’s talk!!