The mission of St. John’s Presbyterian Church is to glorify God by knowing, loving, and serving Jesus Christ for life. We are a welcoming church family where all are invited for fellowship, service to others, and spiritual enrichment of the individual, family, and community.
There is much to discover about St. John's, and you'll be able to learn a great deal from this website. The best way to get to know St. John's is to worship with us. Please see our Visitors page for information on Sunday mornings at St. John's. We hope to see you soon!
A Message from our New Pastor, Rev. Patrick Marshall
I am so very excited to be the new pastor of St. John’s! In the short time that I have been able to get to know the people of this church, one thing has been very evident: they are who they say they are. St. John’s refers to itself as “A church family…a family church,” and that is absolutely true. As someone who is brand new to this community of faith, I have felt loved and welcomed from day one. This church is made up of people who are generous, kind, and always ready to help. They truly love and care for one another, and they would love for you to be a part of this family!
I know that visiting a new church can sometimes be uncomfortable or even intimidating. “What do I wear?” “Where do I go?” “What do I do?” “Am I sitting in someone’s seat?!” But look at it this way: I’m new here, too! We can learn together!
It’s a great time to come to St. John’s, because God is doing a new thing here, and we would love for you to be a part of it. So let’s discover together what God is doing among us.
Rev. Marshall's first Sunday at St. John's will be June 9. Please join us to welcome him!
Worship Services Traditional worship service at 9:30 am Sundays with concurrent Sunday School for children and youth. Nursery care for infants and young toddlers also provided during worship.
Communion first Sunday of each month.
Preaching in the coming weeks:
May 19: Chris Clark
May 26: Rev. Dick Ollinger
June 2: Steve Barnes
June 9: Rev. Patrick Marshall
Welcome to Michael Nelson
New Director of Music
We welcome Michael Nelson to St. John's as our Director of Music. Michael began piano lessons at age 8, and organ lessons four years later. He is currently an undergraduate student at West Chester University majoring in Music Education and Music Performance, with a concentration in piano. He also minors in organ and studies with Ms. Anita Greenlee of the Juilliard School of Music. Michael has served in the music ministry at a Presbyterian Church in Glenmoore, PA, and for three years was the organist and choirmaster at a church in Easton. He is very grateful for this opportunity, and looks forward to working with everyone in the church to continue the high quality of music that the congregation has come to expect.
Superstorm Sandy Disaster Relief Next trip - June 4-6
While Superstorm Sandy is receeding in our memories, the hardship felt by those affected is still a very real part of their daily lives. Howard Friend and other members and friends of St. John's have made multiple Disaster Relief trips to hard-hit Staten Island and northern New Jersey and are planning to continue to make regular trips. Learn more about this opportunity and dates for the next trip on our Volunteer Opportunities page.
Pastor Nominating Committee Updates
With the confirmation by the congregation of the call of Rev. Patrick Marshall to be the next pastor of St. John's, the St. John's Pastor Nominating Committee has completed its work. All of the PNC's communications to the congregation, including the announcement of Rev. Marshall's call, can be found on the PNC Updatepage.
Last Update - April 28
Devon Horse Show Parking Volunteer Sign-ups Thursday, May 23 - Saturday, June 1
It's time for the annual Devon Horse Show Parking Extravaganza! All youth participating in the Mission Trip are required to sign up for three shifts, and other youth are requested to sign up for two shifts. Adult participation is also much appreciated. You can sign up using the on-line form linked below.
Vacation Bible School - H2O Adventures! July 22-26, 9:00 am-12:00 pm
We use water all the time for drinking, cooking, playing, and much more. And did you know that there are lots of stories in the Bible that have to with water? Join us for a week of fun and learning as we explore Bible stories through games, crafts, story-telling and of course, water!
Date: July 22-26, Monday through Friday Time: 9am-Noon Cost: $10/child (before July 4), $15/child (after July 4) Ages: Pre-K through 5th grade
Please register using the link below by Thursday, July 4
As our new program year begins, there are plenty of activities for everyone at St. John's! Please check the Coming Events and Youth Eventspages and Calendar for the latest information.
Volunteer Opportunities at St. John's
There are a multitude of opportunities to volunteer at St. John's. Whether you're interested in a one-time activity or in a continuing commitment, there's an activity for you. Take a look at our Volunteer Opportunities page for ways to impact our church family, our local community, and our friends throughout the world.