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This is where you can find weekly news & special announcements at St. John's. Check in now and then. And don't forget to check out our [calendar] for pending events.

  • The Seventh Sunday After Trinity, August 3rd (8/1/2014) - 7:45 am Holy Com­mu­nion Service 9:00 am Holy Com­mu­nion Service “Fish­ers of Men” Pot Luck Meal
  • The Sixth Sunday after Trinity (7/24/2014) - Sun­day, July 27th 7:45 am Holy Com­mu­nion Service 9:00 am Holy Com­mu­nion Service Next Sun­day, which is The Sev­enth Sun­day after Trinity! 7:45 am Holy Com­mu­nion Service 9:00 am Holy Com­mu­nion Service “Fish­ers of Men” Pot Luck Meal
  • Sermons (7/24/2014) - Ser­mons have been updated through 6-​29-​2014. See the Ser­mon page under the “Min­istries” menu item for more.
  • New Bethel AME Church Bowling Party (7/23/2014) - New Bethel AME Church is host­ing a bowl­ing party, in an effort to help raise money for our build­ing fund efforts. This event is being coor­di­nated by the Men’s Day Com­mit­tee, as one of many oppor­tu­ni­ties, lead­ing up to Men’s Day which cul­mi­nates on Sun­day, Novem­ber 16, 2014. So far, five peo­ple from Abing­ton Bap­tist Church are [...]
  • Nicaragua, Thurs. June 26th (6/26/2014) - Fin­ish­ing Strong on June 26! 130 kids in Bible camp, men’s Bible study goes longer than the women’s, and men play game “wide and nar­row path”. No run­ning water forces team to cre­atively shower with buck­ets of well water. Lynn enjoyed a 2 1/​2 inch bed bug, and every­one is healthy. Get­ting ready for the longest day with [...]
  • Nicaragua Mission, Tue. June 24th (6/24/2014) - 1st Day of Camp! Today was the first day of Bible camp. A lot of prepa­ra­tions this morn­ing as the team kicked the week off. Today’s les­son was on Elija and the prophets of Baal. We had about 75 kids at camp today which began a bit late due to the rain. The skies opened up about an hour before camp [...]
  • Nicaragua — Saturday, June 212014 (6/21/2014) - The Team Arrives! The team arrives in Nicaragua with­out much of a hitch. Well except that Butch’s one suit­case broke open. No wor­ries we have duct tape. Lydia’s first time and she says, “I’m just tak­ing it all in.” Our biggest prayer is for good com­mu­ni­ca­tion. No trans­la­tor for the first 24 hours. Thanks for your sup­port and [...]
  • Our Nicaragua Team — Saturday, June 21st (6/20/2014) - Please remem­ber to pray for the mem­bers of our Nicaragua Team. They are depart­ing very early in the morning. 
  • Nicaragua on Thursday, June 19th (6/19/2014) - Train the Trainer This morn­ing, before going to Masaya, we are work­ing with some folks to pre­pare them for lead­ing Bible stud­ies here in Santa Maria. Once they are fin­ished, we will head to see Juan at the school he works at in Masaya. It should be about a 2 hour drive. So far, the trip has been very [...]
  • Tuesday & Wednesday in Nicaragua! (6/18/2014) - Wednes­day, June 18th.….Crystal clear morn­ing here in Santa Maria! Nets are hung, cots are out, water is on ice and all is set for the team’s arrival. Last night was the first Bible Study at the church, start­ing the 2 week study on the Ser­mon on the Mount from Matthew chap­ter 5. Today we are off to [...]
  • Trinity Sunday, June 15th (6/10/2014) - Happy Father’s Day 7:45 am Holy Communion 9:00 am Holy Communion Com­mis­sion­ing The Nicaragua Team following the 9:00 am Ser­vice in the Fel­low­ship Hall
  • Nicaragua Mission Team — 2014 (6/2/2014) - The Advance Team departs on Sun­day, June 15th. Final prepa­ra­tions are nearly com­plete. Please remem­ber to pray for the team!
  • Good Friday 2014 (4/25/2014) -
  • Taking Religion Seriously: Muslims, Christians, Jews and World Order (4/22/2014) - The Rt Rev Michael Nazir-​Ali will be speak­ing on April 30 at 7 pm in Mar­ion Sta­tion, PA, lec­tur­ing on the role of reli­gion in world order with ref­er­ence to demo­c­ra­tic aspi­ra­tions for the near east. Par­tic­u­lar atten­tion will be given to Anglo-​American for­eign pol­icy consideration. Bishop Nazir-​Ali is a Pakistani-​born British Angli­can bishop. He was the [...]
  • Is The Bible A “SNAP”? (4/15/2014) - On Fri­day the 25th, West­min­ster Book­store is hold­ing a spe­cial event enti­tled “Why the Bible is Know­able, Nec­es­sary, and Enough, and What That Means for You and Me.” This is an all-​day event, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, at Covenant Fel­low­ship Church, 1 Fel­low­ship Rd., Glen Mills, PA, 19342. Well known schol­ars Kevin DeY­oung, David Powli­son, K. Scott Oliphint, [...]
  • Moving Day: The Sequel (12/30/2013) - Please note that the fol­low­ing con­tains both news and infor­ma­tion that may be help­ful to you. Please take a moment to skim through this update. 12/​28/​2013: Mov­ing Day: The Sequel The first steps in tran­si­tion­ing St. John’s out of the Jesus Focus Min­istry build­ing began some 6 weeks ago, shortly after receiv­ing a let­ter from Jesus Focus Ministry’s [...]
  • Navel-​Gazing Or Star Tracking? (12/21/2012) - Any orga­ni­za­tion which is merely com­mit­ted to self-​preservation and con­tin­ued exis­tence is an orga­ni­za­tion that is already on a down­ward slide. Orga­ni­za­tional “navel-​gazing” is an unhealthy pre­oc­cu­pa­tion with what has been called “the other holy trinity,” — me, myself, and I. It’s the spir­i­tual equiv­a­lent of the run­ner look­ing back­wards over his shoul­der, or only look­ing down at his [...]
  • Affiliation Update: Conclusion (9/4/2012) - On Wednes­day, 29 August, the vestry of St. John’s voted unan­i­mously and unhesi­tat­ingly to remain with the Province of Rwanda’s US branch — pop­u­larly known as PEARUSA (Province de L’Eglise Angli­caine au Rwanda, USA). The deci­sion, due by 31 August, came after extended con­ver­sa­tion, study, and prayer for wis­dom. Addi­tion­ally, the con­gre­ga­tion of St. John’s was sent [...]
  • Great Love, Local Love (4/28/2012) - Jesus told his dis­ci­ples on the eve before his cru­ci­fix­ion, “This is my com­mand­ment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” And in order to make clear what he meant by love — and cer­tainly with his own suf­fer­ing on his mind — he clar­i­fied his point by say­ing “Greater love has no one than this, that [...]
  • Luther on Hardship (3/27/2012) - This last Sun­day, Pas­tor Ken quoted from Mar­tin Luther in the con­text of his ser­mon. He fol­lows up by writing: More than a few peo­ple spoke to me about the quo­ta­tion from the Ger­man Reformer with which I ended my ser­mon at both 8:00 and 9:30 yes­ter­day morn­ing. I had first encoun­tered it dur­ing a Jan­u­ary Term course I took [...]
  • Benedict XVI On “The Crisis Of Marriage And Family” (3/24/2012) - Sex out­side of mar­riage and cohab­i­ta­tion as a “prac­tice run” for mar­riage are both so com­mon that some pas­tors feel as if it is impos­si­ble to fight the trend. The attached news release from the Vat­i­can on the present cri­sis of mar­riage takes a com­mend­ably active stance on this topic, par­tic­u­larly urg­ing catechesis. While Angli­cans do [...]