Plan to Worship with Us during this Holy Season!
Second Sunday of Advent – December 4 at 10:30 AM
Advent Taizé Service – Saturday, December 10 at 7:00 PM
Third Sunday of Advent – December 11 at 10:30 AM
Fourth Sunday of Advent – December 18 at 10:30 AM
Youth Pageant & Song – Pot Luck Christmas Meal after Mass
The Eve of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ – Christmas Eve, December 24
Carol Sing at 6:30 pm; Festal Holy Eucharist, Rite II at 7:00 PM
The Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ – Christmas Day, December 25 at 10:30 AM
Welcome to St. John's Episcopal Church, a historic parish of the Diocese of Pennsylvania, set amid the beautiful rolling countryside of western Chester County. We are committed to spreading the Gospel through excellence in worship; studying God's Word; nurturing companionship; and extending a caring ministry of outreach to our friends and neighbors.
As St. John's new (47th) Rector, I see our mission as coming from our address: We are to be a "Compass" pointing people to the Person and truth of Jesus Christ, and we are on "the Kings Highway," preparing the way of the Lord to come into the hearts and lives of both our members and the world around us.
Everyone is welcome at St. John's, where you will find a warm and open fellowship. Bring your kids to Sunday School! You need not be an Episcopalian to attend our services or take part in our activities. Any baptized Christian may receive the Sacrament of Holy Communion, which is offered at every Sunday Mass. During the Eucharist, trained lay ministers are present to anoint and pray for healing, for anyone who desires this ministry (based on James 5:14).
At St. John's Church, we also welcome Richard ("Rick") Hacker as our new Organist / Choir Director. A native of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, he is returning "home" after many years away. You might notice that our names are similar. We are a married couple (with 3 cats), and can't thank God enough for the blessing of serving in the same parish.
The motto of our new Bishop, the Rt. Rev. Daniel G.P. Gutierrez, is: "Come and see!" (taken from John 1:39). Indeed, come and see what God is doing at St. John's. Come as you are ... leave, transformed!
May the Lord richly bless you, and we hope to see you soon!
The Rev. Dr. Nina George-Hacker, FHC ~ Rector
Mr. Richard J. Hacker ~ Organist / Choir Director
December 04, 2016
Worship With Us!
Our services include music, with the organist, choir, and congregation contributing a "joyful sound!"
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.
Learn With Us!
Adult Bible Study, Wednesdays 6:30 to 8 pm at the church (through November 16)
Youth Sunday School
10:15 am Sept - May
Fellowship With Us!
Coffee hour After Sunday services.