This Week at St. John's Episcopal Church On-the-Square
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     St. John's Episcopal Church 

  1A North Hanover Street, P.O. Box 612
     Carlisle, PA 17013
The 2018 Molly and Wayne Borges Memorial Lecture Series Presents:
Pentecost XXII
October 21, 2018

Program Year Sundays 2018-2019
8 – 8:55 a.m. Rite I Worship
9:30 – 10:35 a.m. Rite II Worship
  *Children will follow the Jr. Crucifer and Ms. Aimee out of the church after the gospel for a children's sermon.*
10:35 a.m. Sunday School Begins in the Parish Hall!
10:45 a.m.

11 a.m. Forum begins
11:45 a.m. Sunday School and Forum Conclude
12:15 p.m. Building Closes

Serving the Parish This Week:
Liturgical Ministers Schedule
8 am Rite I Pentecost XXII
Lay Ministers:
First Reading and Psalm – Carla Fisher
Second Reading – Linda Myers
Chalice Bearers – Larry Alexander, Ray Fidler
Ushers – Pam Lord, Terry Neiles
Vestry Representative – Linda Myers
Intercessor – Terry Neiles
9:30 am Rite II Pentecost XXII 
Lay Ministers:
First Reading and Psalm – Maribeth Wilt-Seibert
Second Reading – Beth Bullard
Chalice Bearers - Craig Jurgensen, Barb Cross, Carolyn Freberg
Ushers – Mike Seibert, Dave Stewart, Mike Miller, Jon Still
Vestry Representative – Theresa Rice
Intercessor – Dolores Rizutto
Verger – Dave Twining
1st Crucifer – Laurin Still
Sr. Server – Natalie O'Neill
Jr. Server – Josiah Kradel
2nd Crucifer – Kathleen O'Neill
Altar Guild: Sandi Maloney, Carolyn Freberg, Maribeth Wilt-Seibert, Theresa Rice, Marilyn Koste

Nursery: Jane Robinson, Sarah Rice, Jody Minnich, Georgina Robinson

Flower Delivery:  Ann Martin/Susan Banks




Tentatively rescheduled for December 27th

 Stewardship Season

This is an exciting time for our community in which we have the chance to renew our commitment to St. Johns--or make an entirely new commitment.  All parishioners received a letter in the mail asking them to consider prayerfully their pledge for this year. We are asking to have every member complete a pledge acknowledging their commitment to this community as it continues to be a place of worship and nourishment not only for members of St. John's, but the greater community. Please have your cards completed by November 16th so the vestry can see how we will minister to you and the world in the coming year. Cards can be found in the cloister and can be dropped off in the office, placed in the collection plate, or mailed to St. John's.

The first week's totals are 40 pledge cards for a total of $94,710.08!


 Our Sunday School program is growing, and we encourage your children to attend! Everyone is welcome. There are many wonderful connections being made with the lectionary and the Bible as well as with children and adults. If you have any questions, you can call Aimee in the office.  Each week there will be discussion questions given to you to help connect as a family!

This Sunday, October 21 all the children will attend our Parish Forum.  Five children from church will be Telling their Faith Stories:  Finding God at Summer Camp! 
We promise it will be an fun experience for all!

There is no Sunday School  on
October 28 because of the Bishop White Luncheon. 
Instead, we are having an Instructional Eucharist for all ages. Mother Melissa and Aimee will be leading an experience on Eucharist and what it means to take communion. This is especially geared toward young children and their parents.  It is a great reminder for older children and their parents on what happens in this part of our liturgy.  We hope that all families will join us for this educational and interactive experience.

We have some wonderful service events going on here at church! Here a few ways you can encourage this as a family:
  • Carlisle CARES is here in November. Sign up for a slot to host one evening!
  • Men's Clothing Drive: we are collecting, sorting, and giving clothes to the men from Carlisle CARES who stay here in November
  • Reverse Advent Calendar: Starting in December we will be collecting canned goods to give to the food pantry!
  • Ronald McDonald House: On January 20 we need some kids 12 and older to help cook dinner for the families that stay at RMH in Hershey!
We are partnering with St. Paul's Lutheran Church for this community event!
  • We are looking for 300 pieces of candy for this event!  A collection box will be in the parish hall for any donations!
  • On October 24 at 5 pm we are decorating the trunk of Aimee's Car.  I am looking for creative teens to help develop a theme and to decorate!
  • Who wants to join the party, hand out candy and play games with us as at the Trunk or Treat on October 27?  I am looking for a few FUN adults and children to party with us!

OCTOBER 28th – Bishop White Legacy Society Invitations have been sent.  On Sunday October 28th the entire parish is invited to attend the annual meeting of the Society.  At St. John's the Society honors individuals, both living and departed, who have made legacy gifts to the parish upon their death.  Membership in the Society requires only a statement of the intention by an individual or couple to provide some form of a gift.  Please plan to attend this luncheon to learn more about the mission of this Society.

Sign up in the Parish Hall!

  Sign Up Sheets for the CARES Shelter are in the Parish Hall - St. John’s will once again be opening our doors.  We will host the homeless of Carlisle for the month of November.  Carlisle is blessed to have an organization of churches that have combined ministries and minister to the homeless.
Time to Save Your GIANT Reciepts


The 10th Annual St. John's Cookie Walk
Friday, December 7, 2018


This group is doing wonderful things in Latin America!

Overview- This Week

Sunday, October 21:
Program Year Sundays 2018-2019
8:00 am. Rite I Worship 
9:30  am Rite II Worship
10:35 a.m. Sunday School Begins
10:45 a.m. Coffee Hour Begins
11 a.m. Forum Begins in the Church
11:45 a.m. Sunday School and Forum Conclude
12:15 pm   Building Closes
Thursday, October 18:
7:30 pm David Hurd Recital and Reception

Friday, October 19:
Noon- David Hurd Lecture/Workshop

Saturday, October 21:
Noon- James Lebo Funeral

Monday,  October 22:
9:30 am -  Staff Meeting

Tuesday,  October 23:
10:00 am - Anglican Prayer Group

Wednesday, October 24:
7:00 am    Morning Eucharist
11:00 am  Bible Study (Library)
12:00 pm  Healing Eucharist
5:00  pm   Trunk or Treat Decorating in the Courtyard
5:30  pm  4th Night Dinner
6:00 pm   Father Adam's Religion and Politics Class
6:00 pm   Men and Youth Choir 
7:30 pm   Parish Choir

Thursday,  October 25:
9:00 am   Morning Prayer
3 – 7 pm Blood Drive CANCELLED

Upcoming Events:
October 27th
8-10 am Lector Training 
Trunk or Treat Event with St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church
October 28th
Bishop White Society Presentation and Luncheon
Parish Wide Invitations Sent – Please RSVP

November 4
Turn Back the Clocks!!!!

Please note:  The deadline for submissions to "This Week" and the Sunday service bulletin is Wednesday at noon. Thanks!  If you submit an out of church event please verify the information before sending it to the office. We do not check to verify the information is correct. 
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