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8:30 am Rite I Traditional Eucharist

9:30 Coffee Hour

10:30 am Rite II with Children's Chapel and Music

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Family Fun at our Parish Picnic last Sunday!

Thank you to Steve Carmichael & Garrick Weaver for planning such a wonderful event!

Events @ St. John's in June:

See Sunday's Lectionary (Track 1) here.

Holy Hikers

Saturday, 6/18 at 10 AM.


Wednesday, 6/22 at 7pm. Women Sitting by the Fire Group! BYOB&Chair

Thursday Morning Café

Drop in between 10-11:30. Next date is 6/23.

Thursday Healing Eucharist

This short, 30-minute worship includes healing prayers and a spiritual reflection time. Next date is 6/23 at 11:30.

Holy Hikers THIS Saturday

Join Rev. Jill as she leads our next Holy Hikers trip to Valley Forge Park on Saturday, June 18th at 10:00.

Location: Washington Headquarters (on Rt 23 near the intersection of Rt 252) Trail: mostly shady and following the Chapel Trail, approx. 2.8 mile out-and-back. Bring water!

RSVP (helpful but not required) to Rev. Jill

Saint John's Camp Out

We will have our annual camp out in our field on Saturday, July 23 – Sunday, July 24. Games, s’mores, chatting around the fire and sleeping under the stars! More details to come.

Music Director Retires

After 13 years of music ministry at our parish, Music Director Jess Villante retired to spend more time with her family (pictured here with son Connor). St. John’s has been truly blessed to have Jess’s gifts in our church: Our worship was always enhanced with her beautiful violin solos, and she skillfully directed our choir in their twice-monthly anthems. Jess’s enthusiasm for music and our choir, as well as her sunny and positive outlook, will be much missed as part of our staff. (See Facebook for more pictures.)

The silver lining is that Jess and her son Connor will remain at St. John’s as worshiping parishioners! As Jess said in her farewell remarks, “All I’ll be doing is moving from the choir pews upfront to sitting with the rest of the congregation.”

Dear St. John’s,

Thank you very much for the retirement gift! It will be put towards our family in a few weeks. Thank you also for all of your friendship, care, love, and support over the last 13 (!!) years. I look forward to being a parishioner at St. John’s!



On behalf of the choir, Carol Angus presents Jess with a gorgeous plant

(in the bottom right corner)

"Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, when U.S. General Gordon Granger read General Orders No. 3 to the people of Galveston, Texas. He announced: “The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free.” With this announcement, all enslaved people in the United States knew they were free." Read more here.

Gracious God,

We are especially grateful for the Fathers and Father figures in our lives. Hold them in your good care.

Give them patience, wisdom and strength, that through them their families may experience your unconditional love.

Bless those who long to be fathers and those for whom the day is difficult. Amen.

Events Through Our Diocese


"United at One" Red Cross Blood Drive

On 6/18, the diocese partners with the American Red Cross to host the "United As One" blood drive. You can help save a life by donating blood (register now) and learning about gun safety and how to help decrease the number of firearm deathsDetails.

LGBTQIA+ Service of Evening Prayer (6/26)

Open to all! Special invitation extended to queer members of the Episcopal community and their allies. The LGTBQIA+ Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania and St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Roxborough invite you to a Service of Evening Prayer, followed by a fellowship hour. Light refreshments will be served. Details here.

St. John's Episcopal Church

576 Concord Rd.

Glen Mills, PA 19342


The Rev. Jill LaRoche Wikel, Rector

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