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Congratulations!

Marylee Sauder was elected by the vestry at Monday’s meeting to fill a membership vacancy in the 2013.  Marylee will serve as the vestry Steward for Communications. Charlotte Weaver-Gelzer has been chosen by the Standing Committee of the Diocese to be the Chair of the Search Committee for the next Bishop of Central Pennsylvania.

I love to tell the story

Many are familiar with the old hymn that focuses on a tradition at the root of our shared lives as Christians. We all have a story to tell. Would you be willing to share one of yours as we gather this fall to recommit to worship, formation and ministry at St. John’s? Maybe it’s about…

Watch the Presiding Bishop live from Lewistown Sept. 7

Presiding Bishop The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori will visit St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Lewistown, Saturday, Sept. 7 to mark the 30th Anniversary of the first Jubilee Ministry Center in The Episcopal Church. Can’t make it in person? You can still watch the service live online at 2:30 pm. Click here for the link.

Welcome back for Education Sunday!

Classes officially resume this Sunday, Sept. 8. Registration for Church School (Pre-K – 7) will begin in the auditorium at 9 am, followed by “Gathering Time,” when Pastor Jennifer and Minister of Music Paul Reese will present a special lesson of music and kid-friendly theology. Classes follow at 9:15. Registration for the J2A program (teens…

The time to act is now: 37 need our help

Two years ago, 12-15 families/individuals relied on St. John’s Food Bank. Last month, that number was up to 37. As Pastor Jennifer shared in last week’s sermon: “The need is real.  People are genuinely struggling.  The time to act is now.”  If you are able to donate food for our weekly door ministry, please consider…

Pilgrimage news

Our J2A pilgrims and leaders are mid-way through their journey to England and are having an amazing experience. They worshiped at Westminster Abbey and St. Paul’s Cathedral, watched the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace, strolled along the Thames, and rode the London Eye. Today they are touring Stonehenge, Bath and Windsor. The group…

Seeking work-mass day volunteers, projects

ALERT, the All Lancaster Episcopal Response Team, is seeking volunteers to assist elderly or handicapped individuals with outdoor clean-up of their properties (leaf raking, flower bed/shrub maintenance) on Saturday, Oct. 12. Can you help with this Convocation-wide effort, or do you know of someone who could use assistance? Contact Mike Gbur, Shirley Shaheen or Dave Martin by…