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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…

Our Next Rector

We are delighted to share with you that the Vestry of St. John’s, following the recommendation of the Search Committee, has called The Rev. Amanda Knouse to be the next Rector of St. John’s. Pastor Knouse will begin her ministry among us on July 1. Pastor Knouse is a native of Central Pennsylvania. She has…

Is the Church silent on climate deterioration?

Is the Church silent on climate deterioration? Hardly! The Church’s position is action! The Church holds devastation of climate as a justice issue. It urges climate action – a moral responsibility, integral to faith- and science-informed stewardship of Creation. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas, in an Anglican Theological Review article “The Episcopal Church and Climate Change” reported: “……