Saint John’s Day (Transferred): September 25, 2016

Adult Forum: Come visit Adult Forum’s fall series in Saint Mary’s Chapel following the 8:00 a.m. service.  The series began on “How Jesus Became God!”  We will look at the myths and the man. We will begin a series that mixes scholarly lectures interrupted by contemporary questions. Make this a part of your Sunday discipline and join us.

Today We Are Celebrating St. John’s Day:  We will celebrate with worship, and a ‘party’ in Trimble Hall following the 10:15 service this date.  The clues of our historical artifacts as presented by “Poke E John” will be revealed at this time as well.  We will share good food just as may have been eaten near the turn of the 19th century when our Parish was formed. Invite your family, friends, parishioners you may not have seen in a while…Let’s Come Together and Celebrate St. John the Evangelist in a big way J!  May we continue to tell the Story!

5th Annual Community Book Drive Ends Today: Last year more than 17,400 books were collected in the HARC/ Rotary/ United Way / ECAC annual book drive by 63 houses of faith, businesses, services clubs, and organizations.  Books were used for children's literacy programs throughout the year as part of an overall literacy initiative.  We need your help again this year!  Books can be new or gently used for children ages 0-11. Your book will help a child learn to read.  Your book could be the first book a child has ever owned!

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. Tickets will go on sale on September 18. 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!

Bester School Needs: If you can help by providing underwear for ages 4-8, please contact Louise (Lou) Lamb at or 301-437-5704.

                           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  We will have light refreshments.  This is for every skill level of artist!



    Music Making Opportunities for All Ages:


Saint Francis Choir (Grades 1-3)

Rehearsals 5:00 p.m. ─ 5:30 p.m. beginning Monday, September 19

Light Dinner for Saint Francis and Canterbury Choirs

5:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. beginning Monday, September 19

Canterbury Choir (Grades 4-12)*

Rehearsals 5:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. beginning Monday, September 19

Parish Choir (Grades 9-12 and Adults)*

                               Rehearsals 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. on Thursday

*Youth in grades 9-12 have the option of either singing in the Canterbury or Parish Choir

For more information about the choirs, contact Mark King at

(301) 733-2560, ext. 108 or






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 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, if you would like to become a part of this vital outreach service.

Pastoral Care:  If you are in need of emergency pastoral care please contact Senior Warden, Bill Alexander at 301-665-9322 or cell 240-469-7988, or Saint John’s Office at 301-733-2560.

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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