Pastoral Messages

Pastoral Note

Dear St. John’s, I want to thank you for your prayers for Gina Keiser, our Financial Secretary, and her husband, Keith, over the past several weeks. Keith died this past Saturday, December 18. A Celebration of Keith’s life will take place on Tuesday, December 28th at 11:00 A.M. at Groff’s Funeral Home, 528 W. Orange…

Pastoral Notes

Dear St. John’s, I am writing to inform you of the death of two of our St. John’s members. Nelson “Fritz” Lawrence died on November 18 at his home where he was cared for by his daughter, Carol. Please keep Carol and their family in your prayers as they make arrangements for his Celebration of…

Properties Update

Greetings St. John’s, Below you will find an update from our Senior Warden, Webb Cook, regarding the properties at 209 and 211 Concord Street. I look forward to seeing you all at our Homecoming Celebration this Sunday, August 29! Peace, Amanda+ View/Download the PDF

A message from the Rector

Good morning St. John’s, I pray each of you are well. I apologize for the abundance of emails you are receiving this week, however, I feel it is important to keep you informed of matters concerning our parish life and the community we serve. The following is a letter regarding the devastating situations in both…

Pastoral Note

Greetings St. John’s family and friends, On Thursday, August 19th at 1:00PM, we will gather at St. John’s to celebrate the Life and Ministry of Gregory Rutter. Greg died on August 13 surrounded by loved ones. Greg grew up at St. John’s and served as an acolyte in his youth. His impact on Lancaster, through…

Pastoral Note

Dear St. John’s, On June 20, our beloved friend, Ray Wolf, peacefully passed at Homestead Village after a brief illness. Ray’s kindness and passion for service will be missed by so many. A Celebration of his Life and Ministry will be held at St. John’s on Saturday, July 10, at 10:00AM. A visitation will begin…

A Pastoral Note

Dear St. John’s, I am writing to inform you that beloved friend and longtime parishioner, Rob Ashton, died yesterday, May 28, in his Willow Valley home. Rob has been an invaluable member of our community as former Treasurer, Community Breakfast volunteer, and Finance Committee member. I ask that you keep Rob’s family in your prayers…

A Note of Thanks

Dear St. John’s, Happy (almost) Pentecost! The Holy Spirit continues to move among us here at St. John’s and I couldn’t be more thrilled to share the following letter with you: A Note of Thanks. I look forward to seeing you on Pentecost Sunday as we celebrate the Holy Spirit among us. Don’t forget to…

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…