Pastoral Messages

Pastoral Message

To the St. John Family Grace and Peace to you all. I write to share with you two concerns for your prayers.  First, Christine Cunningham, 77, sister to Father Stephen, died on Sunday.  Christine, who resided in England, was Fr. Stephen’s last remaining sister.  She was recovering from a recent surgery but her death was…

Gray Sellers

In sure and certain hope of the resurrection to eternal life through our Lord Jesus Christ, I share with you the news of the death of Gray Sellers, beloved husband of Ellen Sellers and longtime beloved member of St John’s. Gray died peacefully after receiving last rites on Sunday October 28th early in the morning.   A service…

Robert A. Lyon, Jr.

With sadness and Resurrection Hope, I send word of the death of Robert Lyon, Jr.  Bob had been a long time member of St. John’s Church.  He died at Mt. Joy Hospice on Friday, April 13th. Bob was a gifted artist.  His ink and pen drawing of St. John’s Church is still used on our…

Michael Brogan

It is with great sadness that I write with the news of Michael Brogan’s death.  Michael died this Monday past, embraced by Meagan and surrounded by family.  Michael, Meagan and their children Frances, Gabriel and Beatrice have been faithful worshipers at our St John’s Church.  Meagan serves as a lector, Frances as an acolyte, and…

Joan Lahr

Dear St. John’s family, On Friday, February 16th, following a prolonged decline in health, Joan Lahr, faithful member of St. John’s passed from this life to the next.  She was found by her son, Denny, seated peacefully in her living room. Joan was the wife of Stan Lahr.  Together they worshiped every Sunday with the…

Prayer Request

Dear St. John’s family, I write to share with you a near tragedy, a great miracle, and to ask your prayers. This past Friday afternoon while driving to the diocesan youth Happening weekend, Joe Way, our J2A leader, and two of our teens, Hal Williams and Danielle DiPace, were involved in a head on automobile…

C. Richard Farmer

Dear St. John’s family, Mr. C. Richard Farmer, senior member of St. John’s Church, departed this life quietly in his sleep on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 with his family at his side. He and his wife, Mary Suzanne, were active members of the parish and celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on January 10th.   A life-long…

Gloria Schnee

Dear St. John’s family, Gloria Schnee, one of our long time members and mother of Sharon Gromis, departed this life on Thursday, January 11th following a prolonged illness.  Gloria and her husband, Phil, have been much loved by many at St. John’s, and Gloria much in our prayers. Visitation with Gloria’s family will be at…

PROVIDENCE ESHELMAN

Dear St. John’s family, On Tuesday morning, January 3rd, Providence Eshelman departed this life for the greater life of God’s eternal presence.  Her daughter, Jeannie Zeller, was by her side and holding her mother’s hand as she passed peacefully from this life to the next.  Providence had been in good spirits and living comfortably at…