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Paul Reese: Reflections From the Pulpit

On Sunday, December 9, St. John’s Minister of Music Paul Reese stepped away from the organ for a few moments to deliver some “awesome” reflections from the pulpit. Read on, and contemplate Paul’s words as he explores why song is an essential part of the human experience and a valuable part of Christian worship. Introduction…

Christmas Clean-up

Excitement is building as we prepare to welcome newcomers and long-timers to Christmas celebrations in our beautifully renovated, fully accessible church! Join the Property Committee and fellow parishioners to add some “spit and polish” this Saturday, December 8 from 9 a.m. to noon for our Christmas Clean-up. This is always a fun morning for the…

Gift cards for St. John’s college students

We are collecting gift cards and letters of encouragement to send to our St. John’s college students as they prepare for finals. If you would like to participate, please give cards to Karen DiPace or Mary Ellen Kilp by Sunday, December 2. Suggested $10-$20 gift cards: Amazon, Target, coffee or food chains. Our students: Aiden…

J2A Wreath Sale: Orders Due By Nov. 18

It’s a holiday tradition at St. John’s. Order beautiful holiday greens, wreaths and poinsettias from our Journey to Adulthood youth. Orders due by Sunday, November 18 for delivery on Dec. 2. Visit the youth table in the Parish Hall to order. Choose from a wide variety of items supplied by Good Harvest Farms and Greenhouse…

Parish Meeting Reminder

All are encouraged to attend St. John’s 165th Parish Meeting, Sunday, November 11 from 9:15 to 10 a.m. in the Parish Hall. The agenda for the meeting includes reports on:’ Parish finances Capital campaign Search committee efforts to find a permanent rector The most important item of the agenda is the election of candidates for St. John’s…

Election Eve/Day Quiet Space and Bake Sale

St. John’s Episcopal Church, 321 W. Chestnut Street, Lancaster, invites parishioners and the community to a quiet place for reflection amidst the “noise” of the mid-term election. The doors of the church’s sanctuary will be open on Election Eve, November 5, 5-8 p.m., and Election Day, November 6, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. for anyone desiring space for reflection,…