St. John’s Concert Series-Americana

The St. John’s Concert Series will end the season with an exciting concert of Americana. From Scott Joplin to Paul Simon, these composers wrote music that evokes the true American spirit. Join us on May 20 at 5 PM in the sanctuary for a free performance celebrating the beauty and

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Upcoming Adult Education Opportunity

Please join us for a two-part discussion entitled The Holy Spirit and an Invitation to Contemplation, led by Nancy Arico. The discussion will be held on May 6 and May 20, following Coffee Fellowship at 11:00 AM in the Carriage House. Nancy will lead a discussion on what scripture and

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Women’s Retreat April 27-29

Bringing Hope to a World in Need: Caring for Self, for Others, and for God’s Creation The women of Central Presbyterian Church in Downingtown invite you to join them at the St. Mary’s of Providence Retreat Center in Elverson, PA, for a weekend of worship, quiet reflection, small group conversation,

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Spring Clothing Drive

We are collecting gently used or new clothing items for children 5-8 years old who attend Chester County Family Academy: spring jackets, sweat shirts, shoes (size 1-5), new socks (youth children 4-10, or generic white crew socks) and T-shirts yellow (no logos, size youth M, youth L, and youth XL).

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Carriage Club Returns!

On April 9 at noon, following a light lunch, author and St. John’s member Michael Zomber will speak to us about his book “Jesus and the Samurai – The Shining Religion and the Samurai.” An internationally known authority on Japanese arms and armor and consultant to museums and auction houses

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Holy Week at St. John’s

Palm Sunday (March 25) Worship at 9:30 a.m., with concurrent Sunday School and nursery care. The Sunday School children will take part in the Procession of Palms at the beginning of worship and then make their way to the Fellowship Hall for combined Sunday School (preK-4th grade). Middle School students

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Texas Mission Opportunity

In partnership with local churches and the First Presbyterian Church of Houston, St. John’s has been invited to participate in three mission trips to Houston to repair homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey. Teams will be going on the following dates: April 21-29, June 23-30, and July 1-8. Each team needs

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Christmas Worship Services

We offer several different ways for you to celebrate the birth of Christ: Wednesday, December 20 at 7 p.m. – Blue Christmas For many people Christmas can be a difficult time of year. Those who are struggling, have lost loved ones, or have bad associations with Christmas can often feel

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Christmas Bazaar

St. John’s is having a mini-Church Bazaar on Sunday, November 19 during coffee hour in Fellowship Hall. This will be a great opportunity for you to get in some early Christmas shopping with unique handmade gifts and baked goods. All proceeds from the bazaar will go to the people hurt

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St. John’s Concert Series

Our next monthly concert will be Sunday, November 12 from 5–6 p.m., and will focus on Music from the Movies! These concerts are free of charge and open to the community. Each month’s concert will focus on a different theme, style of music, or composer, along with different instruments and

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Trunk or Treat

Sunday, October 29 (6 – 7:30 p.m.) Trunk or Treat will take place next Sunday in the parking lot. If you have never been, the idea behind Trunk or Treat is simple: 1. Park your car/truck/van/SUV in the church parking lot. 2. Decorate your trunk in a spooky or silly

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Super at St. John’s

Supper at St. John’s kicks off on Wednesday, September 27 and runs through November 15. Due to the work being done on the kitchen and Fellowship Hall, dinners will be held in the Carriage House until the renovations are completed. We begin at 6 p.m. with dinner. Since we will

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Fall Fest

We will kick off the program year with our annual Fall Festival on Sunday, September 10 from 5–7 PM! There will be good food, live music from the Joy Messengers, and games for the kids. It’s a chance for everyone to come back together after the summer for fellowship, food,

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Vacation Bible School 2017

Rome: Paul and the Underground Church! July 24 – 28, 9 a.m. to Noon Children ages 4 – 10 are invited to discover God’s Word through drama, games, crafts, and songs! Explore a crowded Roman marketplace, tiptoe past watchful Roman guards, race chariots, encourage first-century Christians who meet in a

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Horse Show Parking Sign-ups

It’s time to gear up for our biggest annual youth fundraiser of the year. May 25 through June 3, we will be parking cars from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at St. John’s. Like last year, we will have individual day leaders responsible for each day of parking. Please contact

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Men’s and Women’s Retreats

On Saturday, May 6, we will be holding two separate retreats for men and women. The men’s retreat is titled, “Building Your Legacy in God’s Grace,” and will be led by Gavin Kerr here at St. John’s from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., with breakfast included. Contact Jim Little to

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Holy Week at St. John’s

Starting on Palm Sunday, Christians around the world begin a weeklong observance of the events leading up to the death of Jesus on Good Friday and his resurrection on Easter Sunday. Palm Sunday (April 9) Worship at 9:30 a.m., with concurrent Sunday School and nursery care. The Sunday School children

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Care Package Received

We received this photo and note from some happy recipients of the care packages that the St. John’s family has sent to military personnel on active duty far from home. “Thank you so much for your generosity, @stjohnsPresbyteriandevonpa! Airborne! All the Way! God Bless!”

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St. John’s Concert Series

Our next monthly concert will be on Sunday, March 26 at 4 p.m. as we welcome The Brandywine Singers to perform two J.S. Bach motets. Tickets are required for this event, and may be purchased by visiting www.thebrandywinesingers.org or seeing Lara in the office during regular hours. Please join us

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Concert Series Article

On Sunday 19 February 2017, The Philadelphia Inquirer published a wonderful article by Beth Kephart about the St. John’s Concert Series and the musicians who have so generously shared their talents with our community. The article, titled Commentary: At church concert, an interlude of joy, may be viewed along with

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Supper At St. John’s

Scripture Readings and Discussion-January 18-March 22 Moderator: Rev. Patrick Marshall Back by popular demand, Patrick will lead a highly interactive 10-week class, in which we will read and discuss the scripture readings for the coming Sunday. This will give us the opportunity to already be reflecting on the scripture readings

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St. John’s Concert Series

Our next monthly concert will be on Sunday, January 29 from 5–6 p.m., featuring the music of American composers Cole Porter, Leonard Bernstein, and George Gershwin sung by Lara Kennedy with Iris and the Harvey sisters. These concerts are free and open to the whole community, so please bring a

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CHURCH-WIDE CHRISTMAS CAROLING

On Sunday, December 11 at 5 p.m., our entire church family is invited to bring holiday cheer to the neighborhood around St. John’s. We will meet at the church and walk around the neighborhood, singing Christmas carols. Caroling books will be provided; please wear festive apparel. After caroling we will

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Advent Craft Night

Join us for our annual Advent Craft Night on December 4 from 4–6 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. It will be a fun evening of food, crafts, and fellowship to celebrate the Advent season. This event is open to everyone – kids and adults – and you are welcome to bring

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Stop Hunger Now Returns!

STOP HUNGER NOW RETURNS! On Sunday, November 20, we will be working with the international hunger relief organization Stop Hunger Now to pack 10,000 meals. To accomplish this task, we need 50 volunteers ready to go at 2 p.m. The project will be completed in less than two hours, and

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