St. John's Episcopal Church 

  1A North Hanover Street, P.O. Box 612
     Carlisle, PA 17013
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July 28, 2019
Pentecost VII

Program Year Sundays 2019

8:00 a.m.     Rite I Worship

9:30 a.m.    Rite II Worship
*Please follow the junior crucifer out of the church for Children's Chapel.


The August 9th St. John’s Golf Tournament has been
cancelled due to lack of teams. Thank you to the teams who signed up to play.  Please contact the office or Bruce Watkins, if you already paid your registration.

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.


Thank You!

A few Sudays ago, 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, please let us know!

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 this coming 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.


National Acolyte Festival 2019
National Cathedral in Washington

Saturday, October 12, 2019 | 10:00am

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.  Theresa Rice would like to take a group of people to this event.  If you might be interested in attending, please contact her:

Theresa Rice -

For information on the event:

Photo from Peterkin Summer Camp 2019

Welcome our campers back from Peterkin.  Let them share their experiences with you and encourage them to tell you about camp!




The sacrament of Christ's body and blood, and the principal act of Christian worship. The term is from the Greek, "thanksgiving." Jesus instituted the eucharist "on the night when he was betrayed." At the Last Supper he shared the bread and cup of wine at a sacred meal with his disciples. He identified the bread with his body and the wine with his blood of the new covenant. Jesus commanded his disciples to "do this" in remembrance of him (see 1 Cor 11:23-26; Mk 14:22-25; Mt 26:26-29; Lk 22:14-20). Christ's sacrifice is made present by the eucharist, and in it we are united to his one self-offering (BCP, p. 859). The Last Supper provides the basis for the fourfold eucharistic action of taking, blessing, breaking, and sharing. Christ's body and blood are really present in the sacrament of the eucharist and received by faith. Christ's presence is also known in the gathered eucharistic community.

In the BCP, the whole service is entitled the Holy Eucharist. The first part of the service is designated the Word of God. It usually includes the entrance rite, the lessons and gradual psalm, the gospel, the sermon, the Nicene Creed, the prayers of the people, the confession of sin and absolution, and the peace. The second portion of the service is designated the Holy Communion. It includes the offertory, the consecration of the bread and wine in the Great Thanksgiving, the communion of the people, and the concluding prayers of thanksgiving and dismissal. A blessing may be given prior to the dismissal.

The Eucharist is also called the Lord's Supper, Holy Communion, the Divine Liturgy,
the Mass, and the Great Offertory (BCP, p. 859).
Readings For Pentecost VII
     July 28th

Old Testament                                                                                                  Hosea 1:2-10
Rite I -  Terry Neiles
Rite II – Byron Koste
A Reading from the Prophet Hosea:
When the Lord first spoke through Hosea, the Lord said to Hosea, "Go, take for yourself a wife of whoredom and have children of whoredom, for the land commits great whoredom by forsaking the Lord." So he went and took Gomer daughter of Diblaim, and she conceived and bore him a son. And the Lord said to him, "Name him Jezreel; for in a little while I will punish the house of Jehu for the blood of Jezreel, and I will put an end to the kingdom of the house of Israel. On that day I will break the bow of Israel in the valley of Jezreel." She conceived again and bore a daughter. Then the Lord said to him, "Name her Lo-ruhamah, for I will no longer have pity on the house of Israel or forgive them. But I will have pity on the house of Judah, and I will save them by the Lord their God; I will not save them by bow, or by sword, or by war, or by horses, or by horsemen." When she had weaned Lo-ruhamah, she conceived and bore a son. Then the Lord said, "Name him Lo-ammi, for you are not my people and I am not your God." Yet the number of the people of Israel shall be like the sand of the sea, which can be neither measured nor numbered; and in the place where it was said to them, "You are not my people," it shall be said to them, "Children of the living God."
Psalm 138
Rite I -  Terry Neiles
Rite II – Byron Koste

1 I will give thanks to you, O Lord, with my whole heart; *
before the gods I will sing your praise.

2 I will bow down toward your holy temple
and praise your Name, *
because of your love and faithfulness;

3 For you have glorified your Name *
and your word above all things.

4 When I called, you answered me; *
you increased my strength within me.

5 All the kings of the earth will praise you, O Lord, *
when they have heard the words of your mouth.

6 They will sing of the ways of the Lord, *
that great is the glory of the Lord.

7 Though the Lord be high, he cares for the lowly; *
he perceives the haughty from afar.

8 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you keep me safe; *
you stretch forth your hand against the fury of my enemies;
your right hand shall save me.

9 The Lord will make good his purpose for me; *
O Lord, your love endures for ever;
do not abandon the works of your hands.

The Epistle                                                                                                        Colossians 2:6-19
Rite I -  Larry Alexander
Rite II – Beth Bullard
A Reading from the Letter to the Colossians:
As you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving. See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the universe, and not according to Christ. For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily, and you have come to fullness in him, who is the head of every ruler and authority. In him also you were circumcised with a spiritual circumcision, by putting off the body of the flesh in the circumcision of Christ; when you were buried with him in baptism, you were also raised with him through faith in the power of God, who raised him from the dead. And when you were dead in trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive together with him, when he forgave us all our trespasses, erasing the record that stood against us with its legal demands. He set this aside, nailing it to the cross. He disarmed the rulers and authorities and made a public example of them, triumphing over them in it. Therefore do not let anyone condemn you in matters of food and drink or of observing festivals, new moons, or sabbaths. These are only a shadow of what is to come, but the substance belongs to Christ. Do not let anyone disqualify you, insisting on self-abasement and worship of angels, dwelling on visions, puffed up without cause by a human way of thinking, and not holding fast to the head, from whom the whole body, nourished and held together by its ligaments and sinews, grows with a growth that is from God.
The Gospel                                                          Luke 11:1-13
Jesus was praying in a certain place, and after he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, "Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples." He said to them, "When you pray, say:  Father, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread.
And forgive us our sins, for we ourselves forgive everyone indebted to us.
And do not bring us to the time of trial." And he said to them, "Suppose one of you has a friend, and you go to him at midnight and say to him, `Friend, lend me three loaves of bread; for a friend of mine has arrived, and I have nothing to set before him.' And he answers from within, `Do not bother me; the door has already been locked, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot get up and give you anything.' I tell you, even though he will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, at least because of his persistence he will get up and give him whatever he needs.
"So I say to you, Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened. Is there anyone among you who, if your child asks for a fish, will give a snake instead of a fish? Or if the child asks for an egg, will give a scorpion? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!"
Prayers of the People
Rite I -  Lane Duffie
Rite II – Wendy Tibbetts
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:
Liturgical Ministers Schedule
Pentecost VII

Liturgical Ministers Schedule
8 am Rite I This Sunday
Lay Ministers:
Lay Reader 1 - Terry Neiles
Lay Reader 2 - Larry Alexander
Vestry - Linda Myers
Intercessor - Lane Duffie
Chalice - Terry Young
Chalice - Robert Pound
Usher - Larry Alexander
Usher - Pam Lord
9:30 am Rite II This Sunday
Lay Ministers:
Lay Reader 1 - Byron Koste
Lay Reader 2 - Beth Bullard
Verger - Mike Cross
Vestry - Barb Cross
Intercessor - Wendy Tibbetts
Chalice - Barb Cross
Chalice - Dean Glick
Chalice - Byron Koste
1st Crucifer - Josh Rice
Sr. Server - Joyce Aryee
Jr. Server - Graham Lively
Usher - Holly Tiley
Usher - Dan Confer
Usher - Dave Twining
Usher - Jon Still
Usher (youth) - TBD

Altar Guild:  Gail Knisely, Cindy Mortzfeldt, Cindy Ludwig, Pam Lord, Becky Hammell
Flower Delivery:  Suzanne Cornman, W. David Smith
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