The Spire: This Week at St. John's Episcopal Church On-the-Square
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A few instructions to make the transition to in-person worship easier:
  • Please continue to reserve your spot online as before.
  • Enter the church through the red doors on Hanover Street. (If you need access to the ramp to enter, please let an usher know when you arrive)
  • Sit by household unit, in front of the post it notes in the pews to maintain safe social distancing.
  • Those who are fully vaccinated (2 weeks have passed since receiving vaccine shots) do not need to wear masks. Anyone may choose to wear a mask. Masking will be enforced through the honor system.
  • Exit the church through the doors on Hanover Street.  You are welcome gather in the courtyard for fellowship. 
The Fellowship Team is looking for volunteers to host Lemonade on the Lawn. What does it involve? The host provides lemonade or iced tea.  A small snack is welcome, but not necessary. Please sign up here to host any time this summer.
We still have 13 spots available at the 8:00 a.m. service and 25 at the 9:30 a.m. service. You can sign up here:
The St. John's Office will be closed Monday 5/31/2021 for Memorial Day.
Let's Celebrate our Senior High School Students!

On June 6 at the 9:30 am service our seniors will join to celebrate their graduation from High School!  Come share in celebration with Evan Kase, Katie Lauriello, Hudson Henry, Grace Miller and Hope Miller!  
The Pastoral Care Team is resuming their ministry of writing letters to the homebound. We will meet on Tuesday, June 8th at 10am at the church. Please join us to support and encourage those who are at home.
Youth Group Donates Money to Honor First Responders

The Youth Investment Club of St John’s Episcopal Church on the Square will donate $2,000 to honor first responders for their service during the pandemic.  The investment club studies how to invest in the stock market and every summer donates their profits to local charities.  This year the club voted to donate $2,000 of their estimated $5,000 to honor local first responders.  On 22 May the club will sponsor a catered dinner at the Cumberland-Goodwill ambulance service on South Hanover for all in the members of the ambulance company.  Additionally as a thank you, each responder will receive $30 apiece in the form of Downtown Carlisle Association “LoveBucks” to support local downtown businesses.  It’s a win-win situation, honor the first responders and support local businesses. 

We are looking for people to help answer phones and buzz people in and out of the church and provide lunch coverage in office!

Please contact Larry Alexander in the office if you would like to return to this volunteer ministry or inquire about volunteering for the first time. 

717-243-4220 or
Sunday Flower Delivery

We are now looking for volunteers to help with our Flower Delivery Ministry.  After the 9:30 am Sunday Service is finished the altar arrangements are taken to shut ins, those who might be ill, or possibly celebrating a special anniversary. Please contact Suzanne Cornman if you would like to return to this ministry or inquire about volunteering for the first time.
Congratulations to Shayyan 

Congratulations to Shayyan Malik who served as our videographer during the last year.  He was instramental in getting our recorded services out to the congregations.  He received his diploma from Dickinson this past week!
Urgent Need for Blood Donations

John Newbold (The Count Dracula of St. John's) our own blood drive coordinator let us know that there is a critical need for blood donations in our area.  St. John's has been a regular blood drive host for many years.  With Covid-19 we have not been able to host a donation drive.  We hope to host one in the near future..  Please check, many of the donation restrictions have been lifted. Mad Cow restrictions have changed for some donors. You can call or check the website below.

A+, O+, and O-  are the ones in lowest supply.

Central Pennsylvania Blood Bank
Carlisle Location:
UPMC Carlisle Blood Donor Center
419 Village Drive
Carlisle, PA 17015

Call Central Pennsylvania Blood Bank at:
Vestry Class Roster:
 Class of 2021
  • Becky Hammell – Outreach Grants & Investment Committee Chair
  • Debbie Kendrick – Pastoral Care
  • Terry Neiles - Worship
  • Cindy Payo - Preschool
 Class of 2022
  • Barb Cross-  Senior Warden
  • Perry Heath – Property Warden
  • Katie Perkowski – New Members
  • Robert Pound - Stewardship
Class of 2023
  • Mike Gwozdecki – Outreach Projects, Stewardship
  • Anne Backenstow – Outreach Grants
  • Kevin Hess- Senior Warden
  • Cindy Mortzfeldt - Preschool
Alvin Blitz – Treasurer-Life Member
John Newbold - Life Member
Don Kutz – Life Member Emeritus
Linda Myers – Clerk
The Revd. Adam P. Kradel – Rector
The Revd. Melissa Q. Wilcox – Associate Rector
Ms. Aimee Confer – Director of Children and Youth
Mr. Brian Rotz – Director of Music
Mr. Josh Edgington – Sexton
Mr. Larry Alexander – Parish Administrator

St. John's Episcopal Church
P.O. Box 612
Carlisle. PA  17013

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