The Spire: This Week at St. John's Episcopal Church On-the-Square
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February 9, 2020

9:00 a.m.  Combined One Service Liturgy
10:00 a.m.  Annual Meeting and Sunday School
4:00 p.m. Youth Investment Group
5:00 p.m Evensong
5:30 p.m  Youth Group with Pizza and Flashlight Tag

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


The Annual Report
The Annual Report is available here for you to read to prepare for the Annual Meeting. Please feel free to print copies at home.  The Annual Report can also be accessed on our webpage. In an effort to conserve paper, limited copies will be available AFTER the meeting.

Annual Meeting with ONE Liturgy at 9:00 a.m.  Please plan to join us after the service to elect new vestry members and to hear about the Raise the Roof Campaign. Check out the bulletin board in the cloister to see our wonderful candidates for Vestry.

Carlisle's Ice Art Fest will be THIS WEEKEND!
Bring a Friend!

St. John's participated last year with a sculpture of our church steeple in front of the church.  Over 75 ice sculptures will be available around town.  Food vendors, ice sculpture carvings, glass blowing demonstrations, an ice bar at the Comfort Suites, and carriage rides will be available throughout the weekend. 

The church and exhibits will be open:
Friday, February 7, 2020    5-7pm
Saturday, February 8, 2020   10am-6pm
Sunday, February 9, 2020  Noon-2:30pm


 On February 8th, 2020, we will be coming together 
in the Library for a program on "Preparing for Lent". Refreshments 
will be served from 9 - 9:30 am; program will be presented from 9:30 
to 11 am.  Please join us for a morning of spiritual growth, sharing, 
and refreshments. NOTE: Consider carpooling or being dropped 
off for the meeting as this will be Ice Fest weekend and parking will 
be in demand. Contact Debbie Kendrick if you have any questions at


Feb 9- Youth Group- Tag You're It!
Join us after Evensong for Pizza and Flashlight Tag here at church! This event is for youth from Grades 6-12. Look for an email from Deeg with more information!

This year for VBS we are having Family Camp!  Save the weekend- September 11-13.  More information to come!

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 if you can commit to helping with this annual pre-Lenten event...  Thanks in advance!!!

Jon Still
c: 601-701-5932


The Prayer Shawl Ministry will meet on Wednesday, February 12 at 1:00 
in the church library.  All who stitch are welcome to join in for a 
time of fellowship and handwork.


 Everything you’ve always wanted to know about Saint John’s and more, these informative sessions include topics such as the social and political dynamics that led to the formation of the Episcopal Church, the people that were martyred in the process, and how, why and when The Book of Common Prayer was written, the Scriptures, and the Sacraments. This formation program is geared towards newcomers and anyone who would like to deepen their faith. Classes will start the first Sunday in Lent (March 1) at 11am. Please email Mother Melissa to reserve a spot.


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
Coming up at St. John's:

Ice Fest- February 7-9
Annual Meeting and ONE Liturgy at 9:00 a.m. - February 9
Evensong with Men and Youth Choir- February 9
Youth Group- Pizza and Flashlight Tag- February 9
Saturday Service- February 22
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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