St. Johns Masonic Lodge #20

St. Johns Lodge #20, F&AM, is proudly located in Columbus, IN. Columbus is located in south-central Indiana, approximately 45 minutes south of Indianapolis and 60 minutes north of Louisville along I-65. Columbus is widely known as a destination for architecture and art, which are two of the areas Freemasons are taught to appreciate and emulate.

Mission: In the tradition of Freemasonry, the mission of St Johns Lodge # 20 is to make a positive difference in the lives of its members and to the people they come in contact with everyday, through moral instruction, charity, and fellowship. The Tenets are: Friendship, Morality, Brotherly Love

Feeling Masonic!
11/26/2017

Feeling Masonic!

08/02/2016

Murat Shrine and White Castle team up

Wednesday, Shriners Hospitals for Children and White Castle will team up to raise funds to help children in need.
For each Shriners Hospitals’ donation made at a participating White Castle location, including the one in New Castle, White Castle will give a coupon for three free hamburgers. Members of Murat Shrine, Shriners, will be on site to share information about the philanthropic organization that are the Shriners Hospitals.

05/30/2016

Happy Memorial Day to all brothers and your families.

Brothers, on Saturday June 4th, my family and I will be moving back to Columbus. We are in need of help to load & unload 1 Uhaul truck! and would appreciate your assistance!

If possible, just an hour or what you can to help would be greatly appreciated;

The plan: Load the truck from the storage unit located close to Washington St. and unload at Clintwood drive.

Time: We would be ready to load the truck around 10:30 or 11:00

Please feel free to call me or respond via Facebook if you can help.
765-532-1586.

My family and I would like to thank you in advance for your kind assistance.

Michael Marciano, PM

Very interesting Masonic insight!
06/20/2015

Very interesting Masonic insight!

04/26/2014

Anyone planning to attend the Unity Degree this afternoon? Let me know if you like to carpool! Feel free to call me at 765-532-1586

07/02/2013

In continuance of an annual tradition, St Johns #20 will confer the MM Degree this Thursday, July 4th. We will have breakfast at 6am with the degree starting promptly at 7am. All Master Masons are welcome to attend!

06/09/2013

Here is Brother Lee True bloods obituary. Masonic service 1:00 Tuesday. : Avis Lee Trueblood, 75, of Glick Drive, died at 12:15 p.m. Friday, June 7, 2013, at the emergency room at Columbus Regional Hospital.

He is surviveed by his wife, Delores G. Myers Trueblood; sons, Bryan Allen Trueblood of Columbus, and Robert (Timberly) Trueblood of Columbus; a daughter, Pamela (Joe) Siefert of Columbus; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by an infant son, Rodney Lee Trueblood.

A Masonic memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home followed by a funeral service with pastor Tom Collett officiating. Calling will be from 10 a.m. until service time Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Little York Cemetery in Little York. Memorial contributions may be made to Delores Trueblood.

03/15/2013

Congratulations to our newest Master Mason, John Caldwell!

I took this pictures while I was downtown at St. John's original Masonic building
03/06/2013

I took this pictures while I was downtown at St. John's original Masonic building

03/02/2013

March 14 St. John's 20 will be configuring a Master Mason Degree

03/02/2013

Congratulations to Michael Dalton for becoming a Master Mason

02/21/2013

Brothers! St. John's will be canceling tomorrows MM degree due to freezing rain. We will let you know as soon as possible on the rescheduled date.

Michael Marciano

01/17/2013

Question to our new Worshifull Master Scott Barns ... How does it feels to have been elected into this new position?

01/17/2013

To all the brothers:

St. John's #20 will be conferring a Fellow Craft degree TONIGHT Thursday January 17. All are welcomed!!

Question to our amaizing Junior Warden Phil Miles... "whats for dinner?"
I do know that the lodge meal will be ready to go at 6; and right afterwords we will promptly start our FC work at 7:00.

01/01/2013

Happy New Year!

01/01/2013

Happy New Year!

12/26/2012

Brothers.... The Feast of St. John scheduled to be held tomorrow night at Hope Lodge has been cancelled due to weather! Stay tuned for rescheduling info. Stay safe out there!

12/13/2012
Geminid Meteors Peak December 13-14, 2012 | StarDate Online

Astronomy - One of the Seven Liberal Arts & Sciences.
The Geminid Meteor shower will be putting on a great show tomorrow night and Friday night since it's a new moon. Bundle up, grab a seat, look to the east with a dark sky, and enjoy.

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Our four newest Master Masons, Justin Crossen, Don Richards, Jr., Bob Bennett, and James Stanfield.  Welcome brothers!
12/04/2012

Our four newest Master Masons, Justin Crossen, Don Richards, Jr., Bob Bennett, and James Stanfield. Welcome brothers!

11/27/2012

Hope you can make to our stated meeting this evening. Meal at 6 and meeting at 7. I believe we'll have a couple of investigating comittee reports.

11/22/2012

George Washington, October 3, 1789, National Day of Thanksgiving

"Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor....

"Now, therefore, I do recommend and assign Thursday, the twenty-sixth day of November next, to be devoted by the people of these United States...

"that we then may all unite unto him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people of this country previous to their becoming a nation; for the signal and manifold mercies and the favorable interpositions of His providence in the course and conclusion of the late war;

"for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty which we have since enjoyed; for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national one now lately instituted; for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed....

"And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations, and beseech him to pardon our national and other transgressions...to promote the knowledge and practice of the true religion and virtue....

Given under my hand, at the city of New York, the 3rd of October, A.D. 1789"

11/19/2012

The sublime degree of a Master Mason was conferred upon four worthy brothers on Saturday at all degree day held at Jackson Lodge. All four of our candidates had taken their EA here at St Johns and finished up with their FC and MM on Saturday. Please welcome Justin Crossen, Jim Stanfield, Bob Bennett, and Don Richards as our newest Master Masons!

10/15/2012

Columbus Eastern Star Chapter # 339 is having a bean supper on October 27, 2012 at St. Johns Lodge from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Adults $5.00 and children $3:00. Tickets available at the door. Also, the country store will be selling baked goods and crafts

07/23/2012

No secret can be kept in the civilized world. Society is a masked ball, where every one hides his real character, and reveals it by hiding. If a man wish to conceal anything he carries, those whom he meets know that he conceals somewhat, and usually know what he conceals. Is it otherwise if there be some belief or some purpose he would bury in his breast? ’Tis as hard to hide as fire. He is a strong man who can hold down his opinion. A man cannot utter two or three sentences, without disclosing to intelligent ears precisely where he stands in life and thought, namely, whether in the kingdom of the senses and the understanding, or, in that of ideas and imagination, in the realm of intuitions and duty. People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character. We can only see what we are, and if we misbehave we suspect others.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Worship" (1860)

St. Johns Masonic Lodge #20's cover photo
07/17/2012

St. Johns Masonic Lodge #20's cover photo

Flag Raising ceremony held this morning at St Johns Lodge #20 before our Master Mason Degree this morning
07/04/2012

Flag Raising ceremony held this morning at St Johns Lodge #20 before our Master Mason Degree this morning

06/20/2012

The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you choose, what you think and what you do is who you become. —Heraclitus

06/20/2012

Brothers, remember we have our annual 4th of July Master Mason degree coming up. I would like to test the waters on having another Master Mason degree on Thursday, June 28th for Mike Pitcher. He would like to be able to attend our Independence Day celebration and this would let it happen. He has just a little bit to cover in his memory work and he'll be ready.

I attended the Grand Lodge Annual Communication just completed on Tuesday and Wednesday held at the beautiful Scottish R...
05/17/2012

I attended the Grand Lodge Annual Communication just completed on Tuesday and Wednesday held at the beautiful Scottish Rite Cathedral in Indianapolis. Everything went smoothly with the first time use of electronic voting cards. Votes went faster and actual counts were available immediately. I hope that you can attend this month's meeting on May 29th where we'll go over some of the things that were voted on and their results. Overall, an enjoyable time among brother masons.

Stereo Slide Projector with sample slide.
05/08/2012

Stereo Slide Projector with sample slide.

Stereo Slide Projector with sample slide.

We had a great time at the Fish Fry on Saturday.  Thank you to everyone who came out!
05/07/2012

We had a great time at the Fish Fry on Saturday. Thank you to everyone who came out!

St. Johns #20 - 2012 Fish Fry
05/07/2012

St. Johns #20 - 2012 Fish Fry

05/06/2012

We had a sucessful Fish Fry yesterday. Special thanks for all who participated with your time and labor. It is a lot of work but still a good time with friends and brothers. It was great seeing those we don't see everyday. Greg Erdman, wm

05/03/2012

Remember our Master Mason Degree this evening for Mel Hawkins. All Master Masons are welcome to attend. We will also be doing a little prelim work for the Fish Fry which is Saturday from 11 until 7. The Public is welcome to attend our Fish Fry. Tell your friends! Greg Erdman, WM

04/12/2012

If you get a chance, stop by this evening from 6-8 to help with our preparation for the May 5th Fish Fry. We will be stuffing envelopes with tickets for our members to sell or buy. This is our main fundraiser for the year and we appreciate your help. Past Master Jeff Erdman is the chairman this year and I'm sure he'd welcome any help you could give us this year, monetary or time. Greg Erdman, WM

04/07/2012

"A Bible and a newspaper in every house, a good school in every district, all studied and appreciated as they merit, are the principle support of virtue, morality, and civil liberty."

~ Benjamin Franklin

04/06/2012

St Johns welcomed their newest Master Mason last night with a good turnout and great work. There were 27 present for the degree work. Special thanks to all who were there. Greg Erdman WM

Dirk Rader and Roger Neptune traveled to Henryville last Thursday to present a $1,250 check to state trooper Wimp, a fel...
03/13/2012
2012 Henryville Tornado DisasterMarch 2, 2012

Dirk Rader and Roger Neptune traveled to Henryville last Thursday to present a $1,250 check to state trooper Wimp, a fellow mason, on behalf of the Bartholomew Co. Masonic Lodges. Included is a slide presentation of the presentation and pictures of the area. Grand Master Gregory Walbridge was present and they proceeded to the Henryville Lodge and opened lodge for a special prayer by our Grand Master. Please share the link as we promote charity and relief for those affected by the deadly tornadoes.

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03/09/2012

We had a rewarding evening last night which started with another great meal from our JW, his wife, and the JS followed by the conferal of 4 Fellowcraft degrees to worthy brethren. Great work by all involved. We also had a presentation by Dirk Rader and Roger Neptune of a special day in Henryville on Masonic relief. More to come on this soon. Our next event is our Lodge of Instruction to be held on Tuesday, March 13. Eat at 6, work at 7. Master Masons only at LOI.

03/02/2012

We had a great turnout this evening for our first Entered Apprentice degree of the year. I counted 26 present. Special thanks for all those who were there and involved in any way. Also continuing kudos to our JW, Mike Marchiano, and his wife for another great meal. We also presented Honorary Membership Certificates to Larry Chapman and Ernie Tharpe. Darell Bruce was presented his Honorary Membership during last weeks Master Mason degree. Honorary Membership was voted on and approved for these very deserving individuals at our December business meeting. Greg Erdman WM, St. Johns Lodge #20

2012 Officer Installation
02/29/2012

2012 Officer Installation

Lewis Award Presentation Ceremony 2/28/2012
02/29/2012

Lewis Award Presentation Ceremony 2/28/2012

Lewis Award Presentation Ceremony 2/28/2012

02/23/2012

I have been informed that the Junior Warden and Junior Steward are planning a special meal for us before Thursday's (23rd) Master Mason degree. Shepard's Pie will be prepared for the craft. Eat at 6, work at 7. All Master Masons welcome. There will also be a special presentation for our new Honorary Members Ernie Tharpe, Larry Chapman, and Darrel Bruce. Hope to see you there. Greg Erdman WM.

Address

4131 Rocky Ford Rd
Columbus, IN
47203

General information

The Free and Accepted Masons, or just Masonic Lodge, is the world’s oldest fraternity and you will find its organizations, called Lodges, all across the World. Its primary purpose is to build men of character. St. Johns Lodge #20 has existed for nearly 200 years to allow men to know others that they might not otherwise know. Historic origins of modern Freemasonry can be traced to the stonemasons guilds that formed during the Middle Ages in Europe. Guilds were developed to train men in skills needed to construct magnificent cathedrals and castles. Over time, these guilds allowed some who were not actual stone masons to join their ranks, known likely as “admitted” or “accepted” masons. Men of thought were drawn to the idea of creating cathedrals of men – character, balance, and a spiritual belief in something beyond what we see on earth. By the 1700s the Grand Lodge, or association of four principle lodges of Freemasonry, was founded in England. Freemasonry in the United States is slightly different than in other parts of the world. The United States does not have one national Grand Lodge, but rather each state has its own Grand Lodge that is seperate from each other state. All of the lodges within a particular state are under the jurisdiction of that state's Grand Lodge with few exceptions.

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