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Activities and Announcements for week of March 3, 2024

Sunday, March 3 - Third Sunday in Lent

9:00 AM - Sunday School

10:00 AM - Fellowship

10:30 AM - Brunch Church in Social Hall

Monday, March 4

10:00 AM - Yoga @ 4th & Faith

2:00 PM - Needles & Hookers

7:00 PM - Boy Scouts

7:00 PM - Barbershop

Tuesday, March 5

2:00 PM - Bible Study

6:30 PM - Cub Scouts/Webelos

Wednesday, March 6

7:00 PM - Chancel Choir Practice


Thursday, March 7

10:00 AM - Chair Yoga @ 4th & Faith

Friday, March 8

Saturday, March 9

Sunday, March 10

9:00 AM - Sunday School

10:00 AM - Fellowship

10:30 AM - Worship/One Great Hour of Sharing



Brunch Church

You don’t want to miss…Brunch Church this Sunday March 3 @ 10:30 am at St. John’s UCC in the Social Hall (downstairs). Everyone is invited!


It’s time to order Potted Easter Plants  

The Sanctuary Committee will once again be taking orders for Easter plants. As the grower has increased the cost this year, each plant will be $10. ALL orders will be taken in the church office during the week through Thursday, March 14. The flowers will be used to decorate our sanctuary in spring magnificence on Easter Sunday. As in the past, we will publish your “in honor of” or “in memory of” in the March 29, Easter Sunday bulletin. We will sell daffodils, tulips, hyacinths, and lilies. An order form will need to be completed...and All orders must be prepaid. Like last year, committee members will not hand out the plants after the last service. Please pick up your plant (which will be marked with a tag with your name on it) after the Easter Sunday service or by Wednesday, April 3. Please speak with a member of the Sanctuary Committee or call the church office if you have any questions or concerns.


Hand Bells…   

Hand bells practice will resume on Sunday mornings at 8:00 am. Recalling all past ringers and inviting any new ringers to join us. We welcome all high school students even if you are not a member of St. John’s we would love to have you 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 on Sunday mornings. We only ask for a commitment month by month, so anyone can ring part-time or full-time.  Come try it out!!! Any questions---call Nancy Smith @ 330-364-2195.


Palm Passion Sunday    

Palm Passion Sunday ~ The March 24 10:30am service will be Palm Passion Sunday. This service will incorporate and take the place of the Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services.  


Attention High School Seniors and College Students

Any member of St. John’s who is a high school senior or a college student may apply for a scholarship.  Pick up your St. John’s Scholarship application in the office or online on the St. John’s Website. Completed applications will be due in the church office on Sunday, March 31.


St. John’s Carillon is Going Digital     

Beginning with the April 2024 edition of the Carillon, the primary source of distribution will be electronic.  We will have a limited number of print copies that can be mailed to your home or picked up in the church office. Please contact the church office to be on the distribution of print copies.To view an electronic copy of the Carillon on your computer, phone, or other electronic device:

sign up for email distribution.  The Carillon will automatically be sent to your email address each month.  Contact the church office if you are not already receiving the Carillon by email. Visit the church website,, and look for it under the “Resources” drop-down menu. You can contact the church office at (330) 364-4458 or

This change will help reduce our expenses, which currently include mailing the Carillon to over 200 recipients each month. We appreciate your understanding and support.


Men’s Community Breakfast  

The next men’s community breakfast will be held on Saturday, March 16 at our Fourth & Faith Community Center at 9:00 am. As usual, no reservations are required.


Korean War, Two Soldiers, Common Faith

American pilot Miller is forced to eject over enemy territory in North Korea. Captain Miller turns to a higher power to survive long enough to regain his freedom.  North Korean soldier Kim, with his faith in prayer challenged by the Communist doctrine, is searching for meaning.  These two men discover common ground in their fragile faith and plan their escape together.  Join the Bad Girls in their quest for understanding the pressures of war and an unlikely friendship when we discuss Praying with the Enemy by Steven T. Collis on Monday March 11 at 6:30 in the Conference Room.


One Great Hour of Sharing Offering

On Sunday March 10 the One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) offering will be collected. The theme for 2024 offering is Share the Light.  

Working collaboratively with conferences, local, national, and global partners we help to provide clean water, food, education, health care, resettlement for refugees and displaced persons, emergency relief, and disaster preparedness and response. When you give to One Great Hour of Sharing, you deploy resources to people in need all around the world and in our own communities.  Your gifts put love into action.

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