Our Summer Service has started 9:30 AM for the months of June, July and August. Then we return to 10:30 AM in September. 


Welcome to Saint John's Compass website. We hope this site will help you learn more about us and our witness for Christ. We strive to recognize and nurture the Christ in ourselves and each person that we encounter along the way. Our church is a thriving community of believers, and lovers of the word of God. Saint John's has a long tradition of outreach and service to its members and the community. We hope you will join us for service on Sunday to experience for yourself the fellowship of Christ.


From your Rector’s Warden

This is your summer addition of our parish newsletter, the Compass. Within it you will find information concerning our activities for this summer. These include the list of our supply priests, Sunday school program, pastoral care support, outreach food collection, and the Mt. Gretna picnic. In addition two new plans are announced, a fall festival and a fund raising campaign to set aside money for the future need of a new organ.

On May 22 we celebrated Father John Obenchain’s ten year ministry as our Priest-in-Charge. There were over one hundred in attendance for the Eucharist at the church. We then went to the Tel Hai Center for Worship and the Performing Arts for an excellent dinner with entertainment and comments by some of our parishioners and friends of Father John. While we miss Father John’s presence with us, he will always be there in our hearts, prayers and memories. We wish him an enjoyable retirement in his new home.

We now move into an interim period in the long and historic history of this fine parish. This parish is blessed with a strong congregation who willingly share their many talents. The vestry and all those chairing and working on our various committees have all stepped up to continue the ministries and life of St. John’s.

The vestry has appointed The Rev. Rob Viggiano as our interim Presiding Priest. We are favored with the support and guidance of Father Rob. I also, greatly value and appreciate his advice and assistance. Our search committee continues to work diligently in looking for a new priest-in-charge for us. It is important for all of us to understand that the search will take some time as there are a limited number of priests looking for part-time work.

Our Sunday service will continue to be at 9:30 AM through the end of August. We will return to 10:30 AM on Sunday, September 4. We do have a need to increase the number of members willing to be service participants:  lector, Eucharist minister, Eucharist visitor, acolyte, and crucifer and altar guild members. We also have a great need for assistance with the children in Sunday school. If you can help in any of these or other areas of our parish life please let me know.

I hope all of you will be enjoying these summer months. If you’ll be gone on any Sunday, please have a good time, but don’t forget us when you are home. Worship continues fifty-two Sundays a year.

Have a great summer.

Reid Heeren, Rector’s Warden




Please join us at the church for services

Sunday 10:30 am Sept - May

Sunday 9:30 AM June - August 

1520 West Kings Highway
Gap, PA 17527-9009
Church: (717) 442-4302



September 26, 2016

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Holy Eucharist

Sunday 10:30 AM Sept - May

10:30 AM - Family Friendly Service 
Both Winter and summer services follows an order of worship, which includes music, organist, and congregation contributing a "joyful sound".  


Sunday Summer Schedule 9:30 AM Jun - Aug

9:30 AM - Family Friendly Service 

The Episcopal service uses a liturgy, or standard order of worship found in the Book of Common prayer (BCP). These liturgies are used by Episcopalians world-wide, fostering a sense of community and continuity across distance and time.

We Celebrate Holy Communion at every service. Every baptized Christian is welcome and encouraged to come to the altar rail to receive the bread and/or wine of Communion or receive a blessing. 

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10:15 am Sept - May


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