Parish Community Life

Parish Community Life

Mar 18, 2019

Quilting Ministry

Each week people gather to create a quilt which is raffled off at the end of the year to raise money for the residents of The Episcopal Home. The members of this ministry also make other creative projects they sell at their annual Pumpkin Patch. No quilting experience needed, just an enjoyment of the company of others!
Mar 20, 2019

Wednesday evening Spiritual formation group gathering

We gather together to enjoy spiritual companionship, to create a safe space to seek and explore, to learn together, to share our thoughts and questions, and to live out our baptismal vows of “continuing in the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of the bread, and in the prayers”. We are being faithful members who want to know more about God and to know God more deeply. We meet every other Wednesday at Mother Barbara’s home. Topics vary from learning about…
Mar 24, 2019

Holy Eucharist Rite II

This is an opportunity to come together in community and share the Holy Eucharist, to nourish and strengthen us for our lives in Christ throughout the rest of the week. All are welcome. No exceptions.
Mar 27, 2019

Spirituality of Eucharist

The Episcopal Church understands the centrality of the Holy Eucharist in our Christian lives. We celebrate this sacrament of praise and thanksgiving each week, coming forward each time expecting to be transformed by the love and grace of Christ. In addition to understanding the history and tradition of the various parts of the Eucharistic service, it is helpful to explore the spirituality of entering fully into the service. This can involve exploring how our heart and soul is touched by…
Apr 1, 2019

Community Meal

Twice each month, on the first and second Mondays of the month, we open our doors and share a meal with our neighbors and friends who come to us hungry for a good home-cooked meal and our friendship. Typically we serve 55-70 guests a full and well-balanced meal. This is part of our community’s care for those in need of physical food as well as the spiritual food of friendship. It is an amazing opportunity to extend the grace offered…
Apr 6, 2019

Youth Mini-Mission event: visit to cumberland valley animal shelter

Our young people will gather together with an event which will continue their focus this year on “All Creatures Great and Small … the Lord God Loves Them All.” We will go to the Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter and read books to the dogs, which calm them down, help to socialize them, all of which helps the animals to be more ready and appealing to be adopted to their forever homes. After the event, we will come back to church…
Apr 21, 2019

SPO Egg Money Collection

Every month we ask our members to support our commitment to SPO (Shippensburg Produce Outreach), our local food panty, with a donation of $75.00 per month or a total of $900 per year. This month allows our community to provide fresh eggs to our clients. This is an important reach out into our community that we have been participating in for many years. We are grateful to be a part of making it better for the people who are our…
May 11, 2019

Youth Mini Mission Event: visit to the smithsonian zoo

As part of our year-long effort for our young people to live into embracing the glory of God’s creation, (All Creatures Great and Small), our youth group will travel to the Smithsonian Zoo in Washington DC for a wonderful time together. All young people and their families are welcome to join us. It will be a time when we can enjoy each other’s company and learn about the animals from around the world and to understand how zoos are keeping…