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ALERT: Our Response to Hurricane Florence

Bishop Audrey has asked each convocation in the Diocese to undertake a collaborative project. The Lancaster Convocation has decided to respond to the ravages of Hurricane Florence, with the ALERT group facilitating this project. Each church in the Convocation is participating. The greatest identified need at this point is money, with hands-on opportunities coming in…

A Livable Earth: Building Moral and Political Will

Global Weirding… Snow earlier this week. Temps in the 30’s. This weekend: high of 80. Welcome to Global Weirding! Lancaster Citizens’ Climate Education chapter meets this Sat., April 14, St. John’s Parish Hall, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m., no matter how weird it gets! Agenda: Citizens’ Climate “What’s Happening” in our Lancaster area – A…

Volunteers needed for Winter Shelter program

St. John’s continues its support of the Winter Shelter Program, a partnership between the Lancaster County Council of Churches and YWCA Lancaster, which provides a warm, safe, and dry place for homeless women and children to sleep from December through March. Volunteers are needed to staff the shelter at the YWCA, 110 N. Lime St., Lancaster:…

GoFundMe request for Pete Plaxa

In response to the request of Lauren Boyle Plaxa, the St. John’s vestry invites the parish to participate in the GoFundMe event described below for Pete Plaxa: I’m reaching out today on behalf of Pete Plaxa, my father-in-law and a proud member of St. John’s Episcopal. When his body permitted it, he was a host…

A gentle pledge reminder

A reminder from the Stewardship Team: If you have not yet pledged to our annual operating budget for 2017, we would be grateful if you would bring your pledge card to church by Sunday, October 30, or mail it by Wednesday, Nov. 2. Our Finance Committee will be finalizing the proposed budget in time to…

Join ALERT at the Food Hub Feb. 27

Do you have some time to give on Saturday, Feb. 27? ALERT (All Lancaster Episcopal Response Team) is returning to the Lancaster County Council of Churches Community Food and Resource Distribution Hub, 812 N. Queen St., Lancaster, for a work day. We’ll be there from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Come when you can and stay as…

St. John’s kids supporting school in Tanzania

Our youth and church school are raising funds to help kids in Tanzania! Tyler Brenton, a graduate of St. John’s Sunday School program and current Peace Corps volunteer stationed in Tanzania, will be painting a world map on the wall of the Nyoni Primary School. The map will include landmarks from around the world. Our…