Summer worship services continue at 9 am at the Chapel of the Resurrection in Charles Baber Cemetery. These services will continue through September 8 which will also be the Baber Day celebration in the afternoon. Please join us in the serenity of nature and raise our voices to praise the Lord with thanksgiving.
Summer Reading Camp News
We are making final preparations for Summer Reading Camp which is scheduled for July 8-12. At the present time, we have 35 children enrolled from pre-k to grade 3 from the Pottsville and St. Clair Area School Districts, Child Development, Assumption BVM, Gillingham, Blue Mountain, Schuylkill Haven, and Minersville. We have 13 volunteers who will be classroom teachers and assistants and food program manager.
This year, the theme for camp will be Camping in the Great Outdoors. Activities will include a visit from Porcupine Pat, a trip to the library, guest readers from the community, a parent workshop and lunch, as well as a full schedule of daily activities designed to help the children build their reading skills. We would like to thank the parish for their support and prayers which were appreciated as we move forward with this ministry. Please consider giving some time next year to camp since the rewards that you will get from participating in this program are abundant.
United Thank Offering
As we enjoy the more relaxed days of summer and vacations, let us remember our many blessings with our UTO blue boxes. No matter how small, there are blessings every day in our lives and by offering your small token of thanks, you are giving hope and light to countless others who benefit from the UTO. Our ingathering this year will be on September 22 and 29 when we are worshiping once again in the sanctuary. Thank you for your continuing gratitude and generosity!
Bishop Kevin will join us for Confirmation on Sunday, October 6, 2019. Please mark your calendars now for this special visit and celebrate our young people receiving the sacrament of Confirmation.
Lay Eucharistic Ministers
There will be a summer break for home Communion visits. As people leave for vacations and long weekends, it is much more difficult to schedule these visits. However, if you would like a visit from one of our Lay ministers during this time, please call the office and someone will contact you. Regular visits will continue in mid-September when we return to the sanctuary.
The Wednesday noon Healing Service will not be held during the summer months. They will resume on Wednesday, September 11.
Summer has just begun, but before school starts up again, be sure to bring your backpacks, briefcases and tote bags to be blessed on Sunday, August 25 at the Chapel at Baber Cemetery. Having the blessing of the Lord with us daily is the only way to go!
Schuylkill County Fair
Join the Episcopal Church of Schuylkill County as we offer Hugs and Kisses, and balloons, and information at the Episcopal Church Booth at the Schuylkill County Fair, July 29 through August 3, from 4 till 8 Come for an hour, or come for the entire week! This has always been a wonderful time of fellowship and sharing, good food and interesting folks!
The church picnic will be at the Schuylkill Haven Island on July 21.
In order to save the church money, when there are no sponsored memorials or thanksgivings for flowers on a Sunday morning, there will be one arrangement only. On those Sundays when flowers are sponsored, the suggested donation is $35.00. We are constantly looking for ways to be good stewards of your commitment to the church and our shared ministry.
North Parish Peach Festival
Wednesday, August 21
St. John’s Episcopal Church
13th & Market Sts.
6pm to 8pm
Come enjoy peaches, ice cream, baked goods and a beverage.