Ministries

Parish Activities and Committees

To contact any of the staff or volunteers listed below, please contact the church office at 740-653-3052 or office@stjohnlancaster.org .

 

  • Acolytes
    • For boys and girls in the 5th grade and older. Training sessions are held each year. Contact James Hall, head verger and master of the acolytes.
  • Altar Guild
    • The Altar Guild serves God and the parish with faithful and dedicated care of the altar. Presently we have sixteen members.
  • St. John's Choir
    • A traditional choir for young adults and adults with rehearsals on Sundays after the 10:30 a.m. service, until 1 p.m. Volunteers are always welcome. Contact Kathy Heim, music director and choirmaster.
  • Catechesis and Christian Formation
    • Adult Classes, Education for Ministry.
    • Youth discussion groups and confirmation classes are scheduled throughout the year.
    • Spiritual Direction and Confession are available on request.
    • For home study, we recommend Global Anglican Theological Institute.
  • Daughters of the King
    • The Order of the Daughters of the King was founded in 1885 with the goal of joining Episcopal women together, that as individuals and as a group they might lead Godly lives devoted to prayer and service. Meetings are on the third Sunday of each month at 9 a.m.
  • Eagle & Lamb
    • Our monthly newsletter is edited by Jean Hammer. The Eagle signifies St. John the Divine and the Lamb signifies St. John the Baptist
  • Evangelism & Renewal Committee
    • Evangelism is the presentation of Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit, in such ways that persons may be led to believe in Him as Savior and follow Him as Lord within the fellowship of the Church. We meet on the second Saturday of each month at 9 a.m. in the undercroft.
  • Lay Readers and Lectors
    • If you would like to serve the Lord in this ministry, please contact the rector.
  • Mission Committee
    • The Mission/Outreach Committee endeavors to spend their budget allocation in a thoughtful and responsible manner. They agreed to support local organizations, youth outreach programs, clergy/seminaries, and our missionaries abroad. Members are Susan Snyder, Jim Merton, Ivan Smith, Chuck Canter and Mary Oehler.
  • Parish Health Ministries
    • The purpose: To help provide resources to promote good health and wholeness of each of us. We provide a luncheon with a presentation on health topics of interest every 3rd Wednesday following the noon Holy Communion service. We sponsor blood pressure checks, blood sugar checks and group outings to provide rest and renewal. Suggestions are welcome and encouraged.
  • Pastoral Care Committee
    • The objective of the pastoral care committee is to offer services to our parish members, including: food for a family during a birth, illness, or death in the family; house-sitting (during a funeral); emergency baby-sitting, running errands, shopping, and transportation. Members are Judi Miller and Jean Hammer.
  • Verger
    • We have 10 chalice bearers, 12 lectors, 12 ushers, and 8 acolytes. Anyone who feels called to these ministries, please Contact James Hall, head verger,
  • Vestry and Wardens

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