20th Sunday After Pentecost

Our Celebrant and Preacher for today’s services will be The Reverend Elaine Prince.  Please extend a warm welcome to Rev. Prince.

Sunday - October 16th after the 10:15 service in St. Mary's Chapel - You are invited - We are making plans for the Community Café for the holiday season and need your help. The Café falls on Christmas Eve this year so we need to think outside the box a little. If you are a volunteer or are thinking you would like to volunteer or just want to offer support in some way please join us. Questions - contact Susan or Bob Rauth - 301-665-9394 or srauth1021@gmail.com 

                                                                   Painting Fundraiser:

Come have fun with us painting this snowman picture and raising funds to contribute to the New Rector’s Relocation Fund. 

DATE:  October 23, 2016

TIME:  2pm – 4pm

PLACE:  Trimble Hall

PRICE:  $40.00

Tickets go on Sale Sunday, September 17, 2016 after 8am & 10am Services in the Antietam Street Entrance.  See Kathy Argueso with questions or call 717-643-0254 or kaddy0920@comcast.net.  We will have light refreshments.  This is for every skill level of artist!


All Saints’ Day Prayers:  It is customary on All Saints’ Sunday to remember in our prayers those whom we love who have passed, especially those who have passed since our last All Saints’ observance.  Forms are available at the back of the church and the Antietam Street entrance.  Please turn in no later than Monday, October 31st.

Pastoral Care:  If you are in need of emergency pastoral care please contact Junior Warden, Charles Chaney at 301-797-5496 or cell 301-964-8079, or Saint John’s Office at 301-733-2560.


The Service and Outreach Commission would like to sincerely "THANK YOU" for your contributions to the Bountiful Blessings Box in Trimble Hall.  Additional donations are needed.  Please contribute to our supply of toiletries, soap, shampoo, feminine hygiene products and toilet paper. These items are made available to consumers at the monthly Community Cafe. Thank you for your continued support of this outreach endeavor!

Save the date for Basket Bingo! The Service and Outreach Commission will be holding a Basket Bingo event on November 4, 6:30 PM.  Twenty five dollars ($25) will get you a delicious lasagna dinner and ten games of Bingo with a chance to win one of 10 baskets valued at $25.  Please mark your calendars! Please see Cathy Bushey, event chair, if you have questions. 

Are you Entertaining for Thanksgiving?  Let Service and Outreach Commission help you with a variety of homemade pies.  You can choose between pumpkin, apple, apple-cranberry, mincemeat, sweet potato.  More details to follow................ Thank you for supporting our outreach projects!

New Rector Transition Appeal Please consider joining us in welcoming our new rector by contributing to this appeal. Your donations will help in transferring and settling the Young family into their new home with us.  In addition to traditional donation methods, you can assist immediately at http://bit.do/stjohnsgiving or use the QR scan below with your smart phone.

Give while you shop:If you use Amazon currently to shop, AmazonSmile is a simple, safe, and automatic way to support St. Johns every time you shop, at no cost to you, using your current Amazon account.   We are now registered under “St Johns Parish Episcopal”.   Watch for further information coming soon on our website.

Van Driver Opportunity:  We have two openings for individuals on our rotation list of van drivers. Our van drivers provide  a service to those who need transportation to and from Sunday services. One is needed now and the other will be needed beginning in August.  Please contact Bob Speelman at 540-247-2482 or rwspeelman@mail.com, if you would like to become a part of this vital outreach service.

Gift Cards: The Service and Outreach Commission will be selling gift cards for Martins and Weis Grocery Markets after the 8:00 AM and 10:15 services each Sunday at the Antietam Street entrance.   The commission will receive 5% from the sales of the gift certificates.  These proceeds will be used to sponsor mission projects.    You can help Service and Outreach obtain its goals by purchasing gift cards to be used at all Martin/Weis locations.   Thank you for your patronage!

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