The Twenty Second Sunday after Pentecost

Weekday Liturgies The congregation is invited to attend Evening Prayer on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 5:30 p.m. in the Church; the midweek Eucharist is held on Wednesdays at 12:15 p.m. in Saint Mary’s Chapel.

Organ Recital by Nathan Strite, today at 5:00 p.m. as part of the Music at Saint John’s Series. The diverse program will feature a variety of repertoire, featuring an organ and piano duet with pianist, Heidi Macaluso, and an organ composition in which the feet play 4 notes at the same time. A reception will follow the program. Be sure to invite family, friends and neighbors to attend this free recital.

Halloween Spooktacular Concert will be held this Friday, October 26, 7:30 p.m. at  Greencastle Presbyterian Church. Sponsored by the Cumberland Valley and Chambersburg Chapters of the American Guild of Organists, the performers will include area musicians including Mark King. Our boy and girl choristers will be attending the concert. The event is free and open to the public. Dress in Halloween costumes is optional. 

Organ Recital: All about Hymns, presented by Kathy Barr, Saint Mark’s Lutheran Church, Hagerstown, Sunday, October 28 at 3:00 p.m.

Yoga: Before the Quiet Day on November 3rd, there will be an optional hour of yoga led by Stephny Lietuvnikas from 9-10 am in Saint Mary’s Chapel.  Everyone is invited to attend as a way to calm your mind and prepare for the Quiet Day. Please bring a mat if you have one, and if you have an extra, please bring it to share.  Hope to see you there!

Quiet Day ~ Learning From the Saints: The Daughters of the King will host a Quiet Day for the whole parish and any interested individuals on Saturday, Nov. 3rd from 10-3 in Saint Mary's Chapel. Fr. Todd will lead a series of meditations which will end with Holy Eucharist. Everyone is invited.  A continental breakfast will be offered.  Bring a bag lunch.  A labyrinth will be in Trimble Hall from 9 am to 3 pm.  Even if you don’t attend the Quiet Day, you are invited to walk the labyrinth.  Please be sure to take off your shoes, wear socks, and observe the silence.  Hope to see you there! To register, call the parish office. 


Diapers and Wipes Needed for Babypalooza: Scheduled for November 3rd in the Bester area. Babypalooza celebrates young families and expectant parents and provides access to local resources and programs that help foster strong families. Families often struggle to afford the essentials like diapers, wipes, formula, and appropriate nutrition. Bester Community of Hope needs our support by providing diapers and wipes for these families. A donation box is located in Trimble Hall.  Donations to be received no later than October 31st.  Thank you for your support.

Saint John’s Shelter: Saint John’s Shelter is collecting donations to give each family at the shelter a $50.00 gift card for Thanksgiving. If you would like to donate please make checks payable to Saint John’s Shelter noting in the memo section “Thanksgiving”. Give checks or money to Bill Soulis or Ann Chaney by November 15th.  Thank you. Saint John’s Shelter Board

Homemade Thanksgiving Pie and Lemon Cheesecake Sale: The Service and Outreach Commission will be holding their 3rd annual Thanksgiving Pie and Lemon Cheesecake Sale in November. The following homemade pies can be purchased baked or frozen for baking later. Apple, Pumpkin pies -$12 each Apple-Cranberry-Walnut, Cherry, Mincemeat, Pecan-Cream Cheese pies $15 each Lemon Cheesecake $25 each (Sold baked but can be frozen for serving later.) All pies and cheesecakes are nine inches in diameter.  Pie crusts, pies and cheesecakes are made freshly in our kitchen November 19-21. Pick-up will be November 20-21. Orders can be made at the Antietam Street Entrance through Sunday, November 11 or by calling Sue Sowers at 301-733-4370 by Wednesday, November 14. Pre-payment is required. All proceeds support our outreach projects. Thank you for your support!

Christmas Boutique Reminder: Needed donations: items in good condition but no longer needed, that would be a nice gift for someone else. Examples: jewelry, collectibles, artwork, craft items you have made, home decor, etc. NOT WANTED: Christmas decor, old sports equipment, clothing, shoes, furniture, anything worn or dirty. Thanks!

Bester School Needs: Bester Elementary School is back in session and so is the need for new underwear for its youngest students. The school and its needy families greatly appreciate our donations.  Sizes needed are: 4, 6, and 8 for both boys and girls.  Please contact Lou Lamb or call her at 301-437-5704.

Van Drivers and/or Supervisor: We are in need of a van drivers and/or a Supervisor. This ministry provides transportation to who cannot get to Saint John’s without assistance. If you are interested or have any questions please contact Bob Speelman at 540-247-2482.

Micah’s Backpack Shopping List

Each “backpack” receives the following:

2- Cans of Vegetables – Corn/Green beans                              1 - 24 oz. Can of Apple Sauce

2- Cans of Soup – Tomato/Chicken Noodle                             1 - Packet of Instant Oatmeal

      *Other types of Soups are okay                                         2 - Types of Cracker Packets

2 - Boxes of Juice – Must be 100% Juice                                        *Peanut Butter and Crackers                        

                                                                                                   work well

1 - Can of Tuna                                                                    1 - Individually Wrapped PopTart

1 - Can of Chef Boyardee                                                             *Make sure a box of PopTarts is

       *Spaghetti and Meatballs or Ravioli                                  individually wrapped

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