Pastoral Note

Dear St. John’s Family,

I’m writing to inform you that beloved friend and former parishioner, Shirley Plaxa Cannon, died last evening surrounded by her loved ones. Shirley put up a courageous battle against brain cancer and her perseverance and courage is nothing short of inspiring. A Service of her Life and Ministry will take place in her home parish in South Carolina at a later date. Please keep Phyllis and Michael Gbur, Peter Plaxa, and the entire family in your prayers in the coming days and weeks.

May her soul and the souls of all the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

I remain faithfully yours,

Amanda+

Pastoral Note

Greetings St. John’s, I pray this email finds you warm and safe this snowing afternoon. I’m writing to inform you that parishioner, William Miller, died on Thursday, January 28, at his home. Please keep Bill’s family and friends in your prayers in the coming days and weeks. May his soul and the souls of all…

A Service for the Rev. Canon Stephen Casey

Greetings St. John’s family, Many of you have inquired about a service for The Rev. Canon Stephen Casey. The Celebration of his Life and Ministry will take place this Saturday, January 30th at 2:00PM. Please join Rayelenn and her family as well as the entire community via livestream through St. Edward’s YouTube Channel. Click here…

Pastoral Note

Greetings St. John’s, I am writing to inform you that Margaret Crothers, long-time parishioner and friend, died this past Sunday morning, January 17th. Margaret was a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother and will be missed by all those who knew her. Due to the pandemic, a private celebration of her life and ministry will take…

Pastoral Note

Dear St. John’s, As you know, COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc on our lives in a multitude of ways. This morning I come to you bidding your prayers for The Rev. Canon Stephen Casey. Father Casey, our former assistant priest, is currently fighting the virus at LGH. He is currently on a ventilator. Please keep…

Pastoral Note

Christmas Greetings St. John’s, The celebration of Christmas continues as we end this year with full hearts for the friendships we have made and deepened, the service we have been invited into, and worship that ignites our hearts to proclaim the good news. I have found this year to be unlike any other, yet it…

Pastoral Note

Greetings St. John’s family, I’m writing to inform you that longtime member and beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, Isabel Yackly, died this afternoon, November 20th, surrounded by her loved ones. A private service to celebrate her life and ministry will take place later this week. Please keep Isabel’s family in your prayers in the coming…

COVID19 Update

Greetings St. John’s, Please find the attached letter regarding our current practices at St. John’s. Click here to read the pastoral note on: COVID UPDATE November 2020. You can also read our Bishop’s letter here: https://myemail.constantcontact.com/Pastoral-Letter-from-Bishop-Scanlan.html?soid=1128398123380&aid=e7R4PPj_H2Y. Please know our prayers are with each of you as we continue seeking and serving Christ during these times.…

Pastoral Note

Dear St. John’s Family, I pray this note finds you well. I am writing to inform you that friend and parishioner, Jim Dohren, died this afternoon. Jim fought the good fight for so long and inspired so many of us. I ask for your prayers on behalf of Susan and their family as they grieve…

Pastoral Note

Greetings St. John’s, I pray this email finds you well. I’m writing with a heavy heart to inform you that beloved parishioner, Michael Frantz, died early this morning, June 25th. Michael is one of the most gracious and loving people many of us have had the privilege of knowing. Please keep Michael’s wife, Kathy, and…