The Spire: This Week at St. John's Episcopal Church On-the-Square
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  •  The service for Lent V, March 21, 2021 Morning Prayer will be on the website by Sunday Morning.  This service is recorded and can be viewed at any time. 
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Special Guest Musician Today

Herman Makosky, a resident of Carlisle, is in his last semester of college at the Hartt School of Music studying trumpet performance in the studio of Phil Snedecor.  He spent his first two years at the Peabody Conservatory studying under Josef Burgstaller. You may recognize Herman from previous performances at St. John’s, including the Trumpet Herald in the previous two Boar’s Head Festivals. 
Of all the musical opportunities in which Herman has been involved, perhaps the most memorable for him is his Eagle Scout Service project. Herman created and organized a youth chamber ensemble program, now managed by the Harrisburg Symphony. When not playing trumpet, Herman loves to fly fish, tie flies, run, and kayak.

Sunday Morning 11 a.m on Zoom

Life is Changed Not Ended

Benedictine monks and nuns make vows of conversion to the monastic way of life as is it is lived in the particular community to which they commit their life.  They also make vows of stability and obedience.  In monastic life and, one in could argue, in any vocation, it is a constant progression.  Life is changed, life will change.  Just because one has established in life what they feel God desires for them does not mean one has “arrived”.  Most of all, God desires change, conversion, an obedience – a willingness – for that conversion by listening.  Benedict teaches us to “listen with ear of our hearts”.  The Native American and Poet Laureate of the United States, Joy Harjo, wrote in her poem,Remember:  “Remember all is in motion, is growing, is you.”  Perhaps, this is our ultimate vocation:  God calls us to be motion, growing.


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Time: Mar 21, 2021 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Intercessions- Lent V

The Prayer List is Prayed Each Week by Our Clergy and Our Prayer Group. To Add a Name Please Contact Mother Melissa.
We pray for those who have died: O God, whose mercies cannot be numbered: Especially accept our prayers on behalf of your departed servants, April, Susan, Bette, Marge, Roland, William, Charles, Bonnie, Ivan, Todd, Greg, William, Gladys,  John, Yates, Dan, Ann, Griff, Miriam, Michael, and Joe and grant them an entrance into the land of light and joy, in the fellowship of your saints; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. (BCP pg. 493)

We especially pray for all families who are grieving and not yet able to bury their loved ones.

We pray for the sick: O God of heavenly powers, by the might of your command you drive away from our bodies all sickness and all infirmity: Be present in your goodness with your servants that their weakness may be banished and their strength restored; and that, their health being renewed, they may bless your holy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (BCP pg. 458) 
Especially for Linkey, Betty, Felicity, Charlie, Eleni, Marty, Qui, Ida, Brian, Kaew, Charley, Shelley, Maia, Susan, Mason, Perry, Shelly, and Dominick.  Please let us know if you have names to add to this list.
We pray for those desiring guidance: Direct us, O Lord, in all our doings with thy most gracious favor, and further us with thy continual help; that in all our works begun, continued, and ended in thee, we may glorify thy holy Name, and finally, by thy mercy, obtain everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.  (BCP pg. 832)
Especially for those in need. 

We pray for those who are deployed:  Michael Twining, Benjamin Smith, and Brandon Manfred
In this time of pandemic we also pray for all who work in health care:  Sanctify, O Lord, those whom you have called to the study and practice of the arts of healing, and to the prevention of disease and pain. Strengthen them by your life-giving Spirit, that by their ministries the health of the community may be promoted and your creation glorified; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen. (BCP pg. 460)
Especially for Claudia, Jennifer, Susan, Marinda, Laura, Andrew, Rachel,  Meaghan, Monica, Sharon, Lori, and Jennifer.

 In our Diocesan Cycle of Prayer we pray for St. Luke’s, Mechanicsburg.

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer we pray for the the Diocese of the Carolinas - Bishop Steve Wood and his wife, Jacqueline.  Bishop David Bryan and his wife, Nancy, and Bishop Thad Barnum and his wife, Erilynne.

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