St. John's Episcopal Church 

  1A North Hanover Street, P.O. Box 612
     Carlisle, PA 17013
This Week at St. John's Episcopal Church On-the-Square
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December 8, 2019

Program Year Sundays 2019

8:00 a.m.     Rite I Worship
9:30 a.m.    Rite II Worship
10:45 a.m.  Fellowship
11:00 a.m. Parish Forum/Sunday School

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

In Honor of the 50th Anniversary of his Ordination to the Priesthood, on the the Feast of St. Ambrose, The Rev. Harry L. Knisely will be the Celebrant at the 8:00 a.m. Eucharist this coming Sunday.  Receptions will follow in the Parish Hall after both services.

We are beginning to CAST for our mini Twelfth Night!  There will be cards and a list of roles in the cloister.  Please fill out a card and mark your top three choices for roles. The cut off date for signing up is December 22. The casting will be assigned and listed by December 24th.  You must be available for the rehearsal on January 10 and for the performance on January 12 at 9:30 a.m. to participate in this wonderful tradition.

The bulletin board is up for Christmas Flowers

You may place the completed envelopes in the mail slot in the office door, in the safe in the cloister, or drop them in the collection plate.  Please carefully list the names you want printed in the Christmas bulletins, on the pre-printed envelopes found on the bulletin board.  Many thanks for helping make St. John’s look even more beautiful during Christmastide.
The deadline is December 9th. Because we need to have all cash in hand for the purchase of the flowers, this is a hard and fast deadline. Thank you for your understanding.
 2019 Preschool Holiday Party

Monday, December 9, 2019

This year’s Preschool Holiday Party promises to bring delicious appetizers, great conversations and much fun to all those who attend. Please save the date of December 9 for this yearly event which we will be enjoying again at the lovely home of Hope Comeau.  Set aside time for this two-hour party which begins at 5:30pm and ends at 7:30pm. Join the fun and help the Preschool Commission raise funds for St. John’s Preschool. Tickets will be on sale after each church service.


Cookie Walk Update


Only a few more days until this year’s Cookie Walk.  Preparations are almost complete. Our workers are all lined up.  Recipes and ingredients are ready. But, we could still use a few more bakers.  If you haven’t signed up yet there is still time. We appreciate all who are supporting this fundraiser with their time and effort.

Delivery Instructions for the Cookie Walk

Drop-0ff will be on Friday, December 13 from 8:00 until 10:30.  There will be helpers in the alley on Irvine Row who will unload your cookies near the kitchen door so that you will not need to park your car.

Cookies can also be dropped off on Thursday, Dec. 12 from 1:00 until 4:00, but you will need to bring them to the kitchen yourself.

If you need another time, help with transportation, or have questions, please contact Carolyn Freberg.   717-713-0985.


The Prayer Shawl Ministry group will not meet on the 2nd Wednesday in 
December due to Cookie Walk preparations.  Keep stitching!  See you in 

The Stewardship Committee is so grateful for all of you!  This year has been exceedingly positive as most households have increased their pledges and we have welcomed 15 new households into the spiritual practice of pledging. We have 132 households pledging for a total of $346,000  At this point, the stewardship team will begin calling all households from whom we have not heard, so that we can reach full participation. We look forward to speaking with you about the mission and ministries of St. John's as we prepare for the coming of the Christ child.
Annual Parish Meeting
Will Be Held on February 9th! 

The Nominating Committee for the vestry is seeking names for the incoming vestry class.  If you feel called to serve on vestry or are willing to recruit someone who would be willing to serve.  Please contact Cindy Mortzfeldt who is heading the nominating committee at


Did you know we have a Saturday Service? It is the 4th Saturday of the each month. Mark your calendars to keep these upcoming dates.
December 28
January 25
February 22

The Pastoral Care ministry is offering an opportunity for those who are bereaved or struggle at this time of year to attend the 

Blue Christmas Service

 on December 21 at 5:00 p.m.

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church

Shippensburg, PA

Coming Up At St. John's

Christmas Eve Services:
4:00 p.m.Family Eucharist
 10:00 p.m. Choral Prelude with Service at 10:30 p.m.

Christmas Day Service: 11:00 a.m.

Mini Twelfth Night- January 12 Annual Meeting

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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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