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Holy Hikers

Our next gathering will be Saturday, Aug 20 at 9 am Location: Stroud Preserve (454 North Creek Road, West Chester)

Events @ St. John's in August:

See Sunday's Lectionary (Track 1) here.

Youth Group @ SPCA

Wednesday, 8/10 @ 10 AM

Healing Eucharist

Thursday, 8/11 @ 11:30 AM

Women's Potluck

Thursday, 8/18 @ 6 PM

Youth Group Lock In

Friday, 8/19 @ 5 PM - Saturday, 8/20 @ 8 AM

Holy Hikers

Saturday, 8/20 @ 9 AM

Brandywine SPCA:

Collecting towels & blankets

Our Youth Group will be volunteering at the Brandywine SPCA on Wednesday, August 10th. The SPCA is in need of your old towels, blankets, and linens. Please drop off in the Parish Hall by Tuesday.

Red, Red Wine....

Long has been our fast from receiving Communion in “both kinds” (meaning both bread and wine) during the pandemic. Though our Bishop allowed parishes to offer Communion in both kinds this Spring, out of an abundance of caution, parish leadership decided it was best to wait to offer wine at St. John’s.


However, the Vestry and Rev. Jill feel confident and comfortable bringing back this sacrament by intinction only (dipping, not sipping). We will begin to offer the chalice of wine beginning this Sunday, August 7th.


Please note that we will follow these precautions as a way to keep everyone healthy: 

1. An usher will squirt hand sanitizer for parishioners as they come down the aisle for communion.

2. We will use a shallower, wider chalice which allows folks to see where the wine is without having to stick their whole hand into a narrow chalice (often dipping fingers into the wine).

3. We will not be sipping from the same cup. Wine will only be administered to by intinction (dipping).

4. Parents are to be the "dippers" for their children.

5. Chalicists won’t consume the remainder of the wine in the intinction chalice; the blessed sacrament will be disposed of reverently following the service.


Of course, a parishioner may always choose to not receive wine, continuing to receive the wafer alone. Communion in "one kind" (bread only) is, as always, considered full communion.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to speak to a Vestry member or Rev. Jill.

What's New at Saint John's?

Youth Group In August

Youth Group is back! We have several opportunities for youth (which includes our new 6th graders!) to volunteer this month, as well as a LOCK-IN to kick off the Fall with FUN!  RSVP here.

Volunteering at Brandywine SPCA

Wed August 10th from 10-12pm

              **If you need a ride, please arrive at church at 9:30 to ride over with Rev. Jill

Youth Sleepover Lock In

Fri Aug 19th at 5pm – Sat Aug 20th (pick up at 8am)


Youth Room Clean Up

Tues Aug 17th from 10-1

Wed Aug 24th from 10-1


School Supplies Collection

Saint John’s will be collecting school supplies again for Chester Eastside Ministries. Please drop off any new school supplies and backpacks you have in the designated bin. Our collection will go through Sunday, August 21.

You can also donate online ($25 will supply a backpack with notebooks and pencils). Please be sure to fill out the "note" telling us what your "online donation is for."

Thank you for helping out students in our area who are experiencing need as they begin the new school year.

From The Episcopal Diocese of PA

Our Bishop in Lambeth

Bishop Gutiérrez is in England at the Lambeth Conference (a world-wide gathering of all Episcopal/Anglican Bishops that occurs every ten years or so). He shares a daily video on the Diocesan Facebook page. Be sure to check them out!

St. John's Episcopal Church

576 Concord Rd.

Glen Mills, PA 19342


The Rev. Jill LaRoche Wikel, Rector

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