Sunday Services:

 All In-Person Services Cancelled thru April 2020

(See below for more info)

Services will be conducted via Facebook LIVE

 St. Paul's United

Church of Christ

Mechanicsburg, PA


An Open and Affirming


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Service Times

All In-Person Sunday Services cancelled through April 2020

Services will be conducted via Facebook Live



626 Williams Grove Rd.

Mechanicsburg Pa. 17055

Ph. 717-766-7931




No matter who you are, or where you are on life"s journey YOU ARE WELCOME here!

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Important Coronavirus COVID - 19 Information


Following consultation with our Congregation’s leaders and following the guidance of Gov. Wolf, the PA Dept of Health and the CDC we have made some decisions for the next two weeks.  This will apply at least through Sunday March 29.  We will be revisiting these decisions and offer updates as we get more information from various health and government officials.  We are taking seriously the need and effort to stop, or at the very least slow down the spread of the coronavirus or COVID-19.  These practices will not last forever, but we are uncertain at this point how long they will need to be in place.    


All Church Services are cancelled.  We will be attempting to get some Service-like materials up on Facebook and our Website.  We will let you know when that happens.

All Sunday School classes are cancelled, from our youngest through our oldest.

Confirmation classes and activities are cancelled.

Lenten Book Study is cancelled.

All other small gathering are cancelled.

All meetings are cancelled.

All Choir practices are cancelled.

Yoga Classes are cancelled.


Please continue to monitor your email, St. Paul’s Facebook Page and our website at  We will continue to send out updates and news through these modes of communication.  Terry and I will be in the office during many of our regular hours.  However neither one of us will be here on Monday March 16 and I will not be back in the office until later on March 17.  We will be here to answer questions, make plans, and direct people in ways we can help one another.  Please look out for and stay in touch with your family, your neighbors, and members of the Congregation, particularly those most at risk.  You may be able to help get food or supplies.  Your voice or message will be a comfort.  Let’s stay in touch as best we can.  Please call or email me with any questions.

I hope you all are as impressed with this collection of food as I am.  We were invited and accepted an invitation to donate food to the Mechanicsburg School District, through the Pastor’s Network in Mechanicsburg that fairly recently was formed.  This network has been very helpful in serving people here in Mechanicsburg, including the Broad Street Dinners, and establishing a stronger connection with our Schools and between Congregations.  Our School District had been serving students who get free and reduced lunches through a Federal Program, and have continued to do that with take-out meals on Mondays and Wednesdays.  They also had been sending home backpacks to those same students over the weekend.  Recognizing that those students and families would still need food, and knowing that the Wildcat Foundation, which had been funding that program, could not do that on their own, the District Administration turned to our Congregations and asked if we could help.  The response has been very positive, with a number of Congregations acting as the primary food givers for a particular week.  April 8 was our day and week.  Rev. Layne Lebo of McBIC and his family and other volunteers, where they have been receiving the donations, was very grateful for our donations and what we were able to find and give.  On Fridays, District School Buses will deliver boxes of food to the families of students, because they recognize not all people have access to transportation to come pick food up.  These donations have been very much appreciated.


Thank you to everyone who donated food.  Thank you to everyone who donated cash so we could buy food.  Thank you to those who offered creative ideas.  Thank you to Patty and Dave Scott, and Terry and Gene Shaner, who used the money donated to go out and buy the needed and necessary food items.  They were able to focus their purchases on areas of specific need, and then they even  labeled those groupings of food so the people dividing it up into family shares would be able to find what they needed more easily. Thank you to the Allisons, Scotts & Shaners who delivered all the donations to McBIC.


We will be asked to be one of the Primary donating Congregations for another week within the next couple of weeks, and probably at least one more time after that.  Depending on how long the schools are closed, this program could stretch into the summer.  We will let you know as we get more information about when it is our turn again. 


Thank you for being the Church, for living out your faith, for being Jesus’ eyes, ears, hands and feet here in Mechanicsburg, for caring.  Especially in times of crisis, this is how we care for each other, for our community, for the common good.  We do what we can and we act in ways to protect ourselves and those around us.  Thank you!!!  Stay safe.  Be well. Take  care.  Peace, Rev. John

May 31, 2020 - Click on the following to hear RevJohn and Pastor Allyssa on Acts 2:1-21 "Empowered By The Hold Spirit." (Note: Service starts at approx 15:33 minute mark.)

Thank You, Reverend John Ward-Diorio 


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