Christ the King

Pastoral Emergencies: Following Father Todd’s recent surgery he will be out of the office until December 2nd.  If you have a pastoral emergency please contact the Parish Administrator at 301-733-2560 or Deacon Sue at extension 113 or cell number 443-838-1671.

Get Well Wishes:  Cards may be sent to Fr. Todd at 1921 Applewood Drive, Hagerstown, MD  21740.

Weekday Liturgies The congregation is invited to attend Evening Prayer on Monday and Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in the Church; the midweek Eucharist will not be held on Wednesday. Thanksgiving Eve service and pie social will be held on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.

Christian Education: Saint John’s offers Christian Education for youth on Sunday mornings at 9 a.m. Classes for children ages 4 through high school meet in the classrooms above Trimble Hall.  New participants are always welcome. 

Adult Forum: Institutional Development Before Constantine ~ History is not merely a matter of great people and the struggle of big ideas, it involves social structure and social dynamics. We will investigate the social structures and dynamics of the 2nd and 3rd centuries and take a close look at the three dimensions of Christianity’s institutional development; its growth in space and numbers, its elaboration of worship and leadership, and its hierarchical structure. Join us in Saint Mary’s Chapel following the 8:00 a.m. service as we follow the story beyond the Sunday school teachings of your childhood.

Thanksgiving Pie Pickup!Your Thanksgiving pies may be picked up in Trimble Hall on Tuesday or Wednesday, November 26th and 27th between the hours of 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Thank you for supporting the Service and Outreach Commission projects!

Ushers: Two ushers are needed on team #7 at the 10:15 a.m. service. If you are interested, please contact Mike Mummert or the Church office.



Saint Nicholas Day Festival:  Please join us on Sunday, December 8, 2019 following the 10:15 a.m. service for lunch where you can purchase grilled cheese sandwiches, tomato soup, and chips. There will be crafts from the kids to make and take home. Don’t forget you can purchase delicious baked goods from the Snowflake Bakery and have your picture taken with Saint Nicholas. We hope everyone will join us and make this a wonderful day together. If you would like to volunteer to help in the kitchen to prepare the food for the luncheon, please contact Kathy Argueso, 717-404-8357 or by email at and for the Snowflake Bakery donations contact Judy Raysely. All proceeds from lunch will be donated to The Rector’s Discretionary Fund and proceeds from the Snowflake Bakery to personal blessings.

Spread Christmas Cheer to Bester School!  Bester’s elves have assembled the list of children in need of a St. John’s Santa.  By now we hope that you have your list and are hard at work to make this the merriest Christmas ever for all the children. When you finish your shopping, please wrap the shoebox and tape your card with the age and gender of the child on the box. Please DON’T FORGET to mark the date you returned the box on our list. This allows us to take inventory so we can ensure that no child is overlooked by Santa. We ask that all boxes be returned by Sunday DECEMBER 8 to give us time to organize everything and get it to Bester before Christmas vacation. Thank you is such a simple thing to say, but we want you to know that this means so much to the children. Thank you for brightening a child’s Christmas and for all the many things you do to help our community! God bless us everyone, as Tiny Tim always said. 

                                      Florence Forbes, Karla Davis, and Lou Lamb  

Counters: Many thanks to Maureen Sheridan and Jane Rozes for their years of service as counters. This is an important ministry that happens behind the scenes. Beginning January 2020, two counters are needed for the 2nd Sunday of each month plus one additional week each year. Counting is typically done on Sunday following the 10:15 a.m. service (other arrangements can be made if necessary).  Confidentiality is of utmost importance as well as accuracy. Training and detailed instructions will be provided. If you are interested in this ministry or have questions, please contact the Church office or the treasurer.

Christmas Boutique Reminder!  The Y2A Youth Groupneeds your donations for the Christmas Boutique fundraiser! Re-giftable items such as jewelry, collectible items, art, picture frames, scarves, hats and gloves, men’s ties, attractive useful kitchen items/decor, home décor, stationary, children’s activity materials such as coloring books, colored pencils, glitter pens, art paper, children’s toys, games, puzzles, decks of cards, and other items you think someone would appreciate receiving as a gift. But, PLEASE, no furniture, tools, shoes, sports equipment or clothing, or Christmas items. Leave donations in marked box(es) on stage in Trimble Hall. Contact Melissa Hutton at 240-625-6550 with questions. Many Thanks!

Saint John’s Shelter: Christmas is coming and Saint John’s Shelter will once again be collecting donations to give the families at the shelter a gift card for Christmas.  If you would like to make a donation please make checks payable to Saint John’s Family Shelter noting in the memo section, Christmas donation. Christmas donations are due by December 16th. You may give checks to Bill Soulis or Ann Chaney.  Thank you, Saint John’s Shelter Board.


Martin's and Sheetz Gift Cards are the perfect gift for that special someone who has everything.  They are also great stocking stuffers too. They are a Win/Win:  Easy shopping for you and a contribution to J2A and our Personal Blessing Ministry. If you are thinking about giving multiple gift cards this holiday season, please see Joelene Young at the Antietam Street Entrance to place your order today. Your early order will ensure we have the inventory when you need them.  Thank you!

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