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Growing in God: Worship, Education, Pastoral Care, Evangelism

Worship

Growing in God

Participating in worship together is the foundation of our relationship with God and with each other in Christian community. With prayer, song and sacraments, we give thanks for the blessings we receive.

  • Vestry Steward: Julie Gittens
  • Acolytes: Tom Bond and Kathy Kyper
  • Altar Guild: Toni Ehrhart and Cynthia Minnich
  • Choir: Paul Reese
  • Eucharistic Ministers: (TBD)
  • Flower Memorials: Shelby Kilhefner
  • Handbells: Marilyn Winfield
  • Lectors: Tom Bond
  • Steeple Bell Ringers: Lorraine Nolan
  • Ushers: Mike Gbur

“Anglicanism has always insisted that the life of the church and her sacraments must be thought of as necessary ‘means of grace.’ The fact is, a person cannot really be a Christian apart from involvement in the community of believers.” – John M. Krumm, Why Choose the Episcopal Church?


Education

Growing in God

Growing through Education - St. John's EpiscopalWhether through the youthful exuberance of our Church School and Journey to Adulthood programs, the thoughtful examination of our Adult Education morning sessions, coffee hour presentations, or Lenten and Advent educational programs, members of all ages are stretching and growing.

  • Vestry Steward: Glenn Miller
  • Adult Formation and Education: (TBD)
  • Church School: Karen Di Pace
  • Journey to Adulthood: Mary Ellen Kilp
  • Nursery: Karen Di Pace
  • Vacation Bible School: Karen Di Pace

“Enlighten by your Holy Spirit those who teach and those who learn, that, rejoicing in the knowledge of your truth, they may worship and serve you from generation to generation.” – Book of Common Prayer, pg. 261


Pastoral Care

Growing in God

Pastoral care is the way we minister to each other. It encompasses the work we all do in nurturing those in need, as well as more formal endeavors led by our clergy, including visiting the ill and homebound, being present with the dying and grieving, and supporting spiritual care.

Our parish prayer list is read at worship services and printed in the Messenger, our monthly newsletter.

  • Vestry Steward: Peter Novosel
  • Card Ministry: Barbara Graeter
  • Eucharistic Visitors: Phyllis Gbur

“Who are the ministers of the Church? The ministers of the Church are lay persons, bishops, priests and deacons.” – Book of Common Prayer, pg. 855


Evangelism

Growing in God

Our evangelical mission is to go out and preach the Good News of Jesus Christ by both word and action. Proclaiming the Gospel is one of the duties of our Ministry as Christians.

Our mission is to build up the body of Christ here at St. John’s in both unity and faith.

We welcome newcomers as well as those who have been absent from us for a time, with open arms and a welcoming smile. We encourage all to be faithful servants of Christ by using their gifts and abilities.

Bi-annually, the Vestry and Greeters of St. John’s host a brunch for our newest and returning members and their families. It is a wonderful time of caring and sharing.

In addition, the clergy make calls to newcomers and visitors.

  • Vestry Steward: Amy Dissinger
  • Greeters: Bruce Waskowicz

“It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers.” Ephesians 4:11