The Spire: This Week at St. John's Episcopal Church On-the-Square
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February 16, 2020

8:00 a.m. Rite I Service with Eucharist
9:30 a.m. Rite II Service with Eucharist
10:30 a.m. Fellowship
11:00 a.m. Parish Forum/Sunday School 

*Please follow the junior crucifer out of the church for Children's Chapel. 


What's Your Name Again? What's your Name Again?
With the influx of over 65 new people in the last two years, we have many new faces. In response to requests from new members, the Newcomer Committee is asking that all members consider wearing a name tag—so that we might get a chance to know each other better. We're working on permanent name tags, but in the meantime, please find a tempoprary name tag in the cloister, and write your name on it.  

Thank you to all who attended the Annual Meeting.  Our Raise the Roof public kick off has been a success. Thanks especially to the co-chairs of the campaign, Al and Mike and to Jason Smith for all of the amazing banners he created!  Watch The Sentinel, our local newspaper, for an article on our upcoming roof project.

The Annual Report can also be accessed on our webpage or below.

Help Needed from the Men of the Parish

St. John’s Annual Shrovetide Pancake Breakfast is  Sunday, February 23rd.  Per tradition, the Men of St. John's run this affair. There will be small sitting between services (8:50-09:10) and a larger sitting following the late service (10:45-11:15). We will need about 10-12 volunteers. Gentlemen, please reply soon if you can commit to helping with this annual pre-Lenten event...  Thanks in advance!!!

Jon Still
c: 601-701-5932



This Service happens on February 22!

Changes are coming to your IRA

 At the end of 2019, Congress passed legislation that includes a variety of changes with retirement accounts, including IRAs. 

St. John’s Estate Planning Committee plans to provide a workshop for its parishioners on  February 22, 2020,  Appetizers will be served from 6 - 6:30 pm, workshop presentation will be 6:30 to 7:30 pm. If you have any questions, contact Alvin Blitz at 717-440-5630 or email  

Please RSVP to Debbie Kendrick at  To attend, you must RSVP so we have enough food. The church will be operating on limited hours on 2/13, 2/14, and 2/17, emailing will ensure your RSVP is received.


Josephine Freund's Funeral

If anyone wants to sing in the choir for Josephine Freund's service on Saturday: the rehearsal is at 10:00 a.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church in Camp Hill, service at 11:00. They will provide music and robes for all singers. The choir room is downstairs. 
Coming up at St. John's:

Saturday Service- February 22
IRA Wine and Apps- February 22
Pancake Breakfast- February 23
Ash Wednesday Services- February 26

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Please note:  The deadline for submissions to "This Week" and the Sunday service bulletin is Tuesday at noon. Thanks!  If you submit an out of church event, please verify the information before sending it to the office.
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