St. John's Episcopal Church 

  1A North Hanover Street, P.O. Box 612
     Carlisle, PA 17013
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July 21, 2019
Pentecost VI

Program Year Sundays 2019

8:00 a.m.     Rite I Worship

9:30 a.m.    Rite II Worship
Fellowship Following

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


Thank You!

This past Sunday Giant Cards were sold in the Parish Hall during Fellowship.  Marilyn sold $900 in cards to members of the parish.  These card sales raised $45 for St. John's in the form of rebates to the church, directly from GIANT/Ahold.  There is no fee associated with these card sales.  Watch in the parish hall or stop by the office during business hours to purchase your cards.

Thank you to all who purchased cards! 

If you would like to help sell cards on Sundays, after either service, please let us know!

Byron Koste will be in the Parish Hall selling cards this coming Sunday during Fellowship! 

Remember your Checkbook!

The new Forward Day by Day booklets are in Cloister.
Are you concerned about the situation at the border?

Edgar Robinson invites anyone who would like to gather and discuss the border situation to join him on Sunday, July 28th at 10:45, in the library. The group will discuss how the community at St. John's might help those in need.


First Friday in August, Friday August 2nd, 3-7pm

Did you know St. John's is a part of the Downtown Carlisle Association? We will be opening our doors and extending hospitality to all the newcomers, especially War College, who will be living in Carlisle this year. If you are available to scoop ice cream or give a tour of the church, please contact:

Mike Cross:

We are hopeful that many of our War College alum will volunteer to help with this event.

Mark your calendars for the 

National Acolyte Festival 2019
National Cathedral in Washington

Saturday, October 12, 2019

“Join acolytes from across the United States for a morning service of re-dedication and Holy Eucharist. Bring your processional crosses, banners, torches, thuribles, flags, and streamers for a festive procession of acolytes, clergy, and vergers. Workshops in the afternoon offer enrichment and instruction.”

All trained acolytes are invited to attend the Acolyte Festival at The National Cathedral. Cost per acolyte is $10. 

If you are at least 8 years old and are interested in becoming an acolyte or want to attend the Acolyte Festival, please contact Theresa Rice for more information. 

For information on the event:
Readings For Pentecost VI

A Reading from the Prophet Amos                                                  Amos 8:1-12
This is what the Lord God showed me-- a basket of summer fruit. He said, "Amos, what do you see?" And I said, "A basket of summer fruit." Then the Lord said to me, "The end has come upon my people Israel; I will never again pass them by. The songs of the temple shall become wailings in that day," says the Lord God; "the dead bodies shall be many, cast out in every place. Be silent!" Hear this, you that trample on the needy, and bring to ruin the poor of the land, saying, "When will the new moon be over so that we may sell grain; and the sabbath, so that we may offer wheat for sale? We will make the ephah small and the shekel great, and practice deceit with false balances, buying the poor for silver and the needy for a pair of sandals, and selling the sweepings of the wheat." The Lord has sworn by the pride of Jacob: Surely I will never forget any of their deeds. Shall not the land tremble on this account, and everyone mourn who lives in it, and all of it rise like the Nile, and be tossed about and sink again, like the Nile of Egypt? On that day, says the Lord God, I will make the sun go down at noon, and darken the earth in broad daylight. I will turn your feasts into mourning, and all your songs into lamentation; I will bring sackcloth on all loins, and baldness on every head; I will make it like the mourning for an only son, and the end of it like a bitter day. The time is surely coming, says the Lord God, when I will send a famine on the land; not a famine of bread, or a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord. They shall wander from sea to sea, and from north to east; they shall run to and fro, seeking the word of the Lord, but they shall not find it.
Reader                 The Word of the Lord.                   
People                 Thanks be to God.

Psalm 52
Said by All
You tyrant, why do you boast of wickedness *
against the godly all day long?

2 You plot ruin;
your tongue is like a sharpened razor, *
O worker of deception.

3 You love evil more than good *
and lying more than speaking the truth.

4 You love all words that hurt, *
O you deceitful tongue.

5 Oh, that God would demolish you utterly, *
topple you, and snatch you from your dwelling,
and root you out of the land of the living!

6 The righteous shall see and tremble, *
and they shall laugh at him, saying,

7 "This is the one who did not take God for a refuge, *
but trusted in great wealth
and relied upon wickedness."

8 But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God; *
I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever.

9 I will give you thanks for what you have done *
and declare the goodness of your Name in the presence of the godly.

A Reading from the Letter to the Colossians                    Colossians  1:15-28
Christ Jesus is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation; for in him all things in heaven and on earth were created, things visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or powers-- all things have been created through him and for him. He himself is before all things, and in him all things hold together. He is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that he might come to have first place in everything. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him God was pleased to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, by making peace through the blood of his cross. And you who were once estranged and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, he has now reconciled in his fleshly body through death, so as to present you holy and blameless and irreproachable before him-- provided that you continue securely established and steadfast in the faith, without shifting from the hope promised by the gospel that you heard, which has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven. I, Paul, became a servant of this gospel. I am now rejoicing in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am completing what is lacking in Christ's afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church. I became its servant according to God's commission that was given to me for you, to make the word of God fully known, the mystery that has been hidden throughout the ages and generations but has now been revealed to his saints. To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. It is he whom we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone in all wisdom, so that we may present everyone mature in Christ.
Reader:           The Word of the Lord
People:            Thanks be to God
The Gospel                                                                                     Luke 10:38-42
People stand for the reading of the Gospel
Celebrant:       The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, according to Luke
People:            Glory be to thee, O Lord.
As Jesus and his disciples went on their way, Jesus entered a certain village, where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. She had a sister named Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet and listened to what he was saying. But Martha was distracted by her many tasks; so she came to him and asked, "Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to do all the work by myself? Tell her then to help me." But the Lord answered her, "Martha, Martha, you are worried and distracted by many things; there is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part, which will not be taken away from her."
Celebrant:       The Gospel of the Lord.          
People:            Praise be to thee, O Christ.

Prayers of the People
God gives what is good. Let us pray that this goodness of God flows through us into all the world, saying, O God giver of love,
People:           Hear our prayer.
O God, your love is in motion. We stand in awe at the strength of your love. Where there is hunger, raise up your love. Where there is hurt and persecution, empower your love. Where there are false prophets, proclaim your love. Where there are lies, speak your love. O God giver of love,
People:           Hear our prayer.
Where the nations are angry and plot harm against one another, bring your love. Where powers cripple and destroy what you have made, bring your love. O God giver of love,
People:           Hear our prayer.
Bring us to one another, that we may hear and understand each other. Bring trust and sympathy among the peoples of the world. O God giver of love,
People:           Hear our prayer.
Enliven the church with the spirit of Christ. Through us give your loving Spirit to a world in need of comfort. Make our many gifts one offering to the world. O God giver of love,
People:           Hear our prayer.
Here intercessions shall be offered by the congregation
Celebrant Concludes:
O God, thank you for the power of divine love. We beg for unity that only your Spirit can grow. Guide us all into that greatest love who is Jesus our Lord.
People:           Amen.
Liturgical Ministers Schedule
Pentecost VI

8 am Rite I This Sunday
Lay Ministers:
Lay Reader 1 - Lane Duffie
Lay Reader 2 - Kim Marcone-Lebo
Vestry - Pam Lord
Intercessor - Larry Alexander
Chalice - Larry Alexander
Chalice - Sue Hench
Usher - Linda Myers
Usher - Debbie Kendrick
9:30 am Rite II This Sunday
Lay Ministers:
Lay Reader 1 - Becky Hammell
Lay Reader 2 - Maribeth Wilt-Seibert
Verger - Dave Stewart
Vestry  - Dave - Twining
Intercessor - Alvin Blitz
Chalice - Becky Hammell
Chalice - Byron Koste
Chalice - Dayna Bryner
1st Crucifer - Grace Miller
Sr. Server - Hope Miller
Jr. Server - Ethan Hurt
Usher - Mike Seibert
Usher - Perry Heath
Usher - Mike Miller
Usher - John Newbold
Usher - Adelaide Kradel

Altar Guild:  Ann Whitesel, Anne Stewart, Pat Simms, Kathy Copenhaver, Carolyn Holt,
Laura Potts, Lane Duffie
Flower Delivery:  Wendy Tibbetts and Sandy Patsolic
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 Friday - August 9th: Golf Tournament

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