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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May 26, 2019
Easter VI
Program Year Sundays 2019

8:00 a.m     Rite I Worship

9:30 a.m.    Rite II Worship
*Children will follow the Jr. Crucifer and Ms. Aimee out of the church after the gospel for Children's Chapel


Weather permitting Fellowship will take place in the courtyard with a cool treat following the 9:30 a.m. service.  

Please join us outside to welcome our new members and converse.

If you have NOT had your picture taken for the directory yet, please do so while our photographer gets pictures of our new members. A new directory will be published this summer.  Please either have your picture taken or submit a photo for the next directory printing.

VBS Begins on Monday!
We have 40 children signed up for our program!  Please pray for a safe and fun learning experience for all. If you would still like to help we are decorating on Friday, May 31 at 10 am.  Please join us for fun and lunch!
Calling all non-English Speakers!

Pentecost Sunday is nigh.  If you speak a language other than English, and will be in church Sunday June 9, please contact Fr. Adam   Please indicate whether you will be at St. John's for the 8 a.m. or 9:30 a.m. Eucharist.
St. John’s will conduct the Spring CPR-AED Certification Class on: 

Wednesday, June 5th 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall.

The hands-on training using dummies lasts 1 ½ hours.  Wear comfortable clothes. Kneeling on the floor is recommended but not required to learn the protocol.
The instruction will teach the steps of successful response to an emergency.  
Our instructor will be Ron McKeehan from the Cumberland/Perry Health Education Center.  
The American Heart Association two-year certification costs $25  Payment is due by check at the class. Make checks out to St. John’s Episcopal Church with “CPR-AED certification” noted on the check memo line.
If you have any questions please send me an email:
Thanks for signing up to take the Certification training

The Vestry Members and Clergy of St. John's are in a conversation about the theology of same sex marriage. In the June Vestry meeting they will discuss and then give counsel regarding supporting same sex marriage at St. John's. If you wish to contribute to this conversation please  contact a vestry member or Father Adam.

SPY Volunteers - Time to Sign Up

Please click on the links below each of the weeks and sign up for specific time slots.  If you need help signing up please contact Sue Baxter from SPY.  She will have the current available time slots if you are unable to use the on line system.

We need help with the following volunteer positions:

BOOK READER- Sign up to share your favorite book, or a book selected for you, with a group of young children and show them just how engaging and fun reading a book can be!  Our volunteer readers are so important!  Reading aloud with children strengthens literacy skills, introduces new vocabulary, and models what fluent, expressive reading sounds like.  Volunteer readers read for 30 minutes with each of the two reading groups for a total of one hour.  Counselors remain with the group and monitor behavior so you can relax and enjoy the time making a difference in the lives of children.  

KITCHEN HELPER - Campers at SPY are fed a nutritious and delicious lunch every day while attending camp.  Volunteers are needed to assist our Kitchen Manager with the preparation of the food, serving the campers and cleaning-up after the meal.  Volunteers can sign up for one or all three of the kitchen assignments and can expect to help for about 90 minutes per task.  Two volunteers are needed per kitchen assignment so sign up with a friend!

FOOD BAG PICK-UP- Food bags from Project Share are provided to eligible campers at the end of each week to assure they receive adequate nourishment over the weekend.  A volunteer is needed to pick these bags up and deliver them to the camp for distribution.  Individuals volunteering to pick these bags up should have a vehicle with the capacity to transport as many as 50 bags.

Two Weeks St. John's will be Volunteering for:

St. John's volunteers week of June 12th-14th
click below to volunteer for this week

St. John's volunteer week July 29th - Aug. 2nd 

click below to volunteer for this week
SPY Gift Card Fundraiser

In less than three weeks, Summer Program for Youth, or SPY, will begin its 34th summer camp season here at St. John’s!  SPY is so grateful to St. John’s members who have been committed and dedicated supporters and developed it into the successful and impactful program that the children in our community depend on today! Help SPY prepare for the rapidly approaching camp season by participating in their gift card fundraiser.  Order a gift card from SPY and SPY will use it to purchase camp supplies.  In addition to the gift card contribution, SPY will receive a percentage of the gift card total purchase.  Give once and double your donation!  Gift card order forms can be found on the sign-up table in the cloister.  Completed forms with payment can be mailed or dropped off in the church office.   Thank you for your continued support and for making a difference in the lives of children!  

Please contact Jeanna - SPY 

Copies of the forms are on the Canterbury Cart

A note from Bishop Scanlan:


Anglican Prayer Group

St. John’s Anglican Prayer Group meets each Tuesday in the Chapel, between 10 and 11:00am, all year long.  Please come and join as we intercede for both members of St. John’s and anyone in need of our prayers.  Contact Deacon Ann Whitesel if you would like to learn more about this ministry.


Save the Date - Friday

August 9th


Coffee Hour Hosts Needed
Please sign-up to be the Coffee Hour Host on the online schedule posted through the end of September at or by contacting Susan Murray at (leave msg or text).
Liturgical Ministers Schedule
Easter VII
8:00 am Rite I
Lay Ministers:
Lay Reader 1 – Larry Alexander
Lay Reader 2   – June Trinnaman
Vestry  – Terry Neiles
Intercessor – Lane Duffie
Chalice  –  Sue Hench
Chalice – Linda Myers
Usher – Terry Neiles
Usher – Debbie Kendrick
9:30 am Rite II 
Lay Ministers:

Lay Reader 1 - Harrison Kwame Ayi
Lay Reader 2 - Ann Smith
Verger - Mike Cross
Vestry - Becky Hammell
Intercessor - Joyce Aryee
Chalice -  Becky Hammell
Chalice  - Theresa Rice
Chalice - Barb Cross
1st Crucifer  - Josh Rice
Sr. Server  -  Taylor Hurt
Jr. Server  -  Stefan Hurt
Usher - Mike Gwozdecki
Usher - Dave Stewart
Usher - Suzanne Cornman
Usher - John Newbold

Altar Guild Team:  Sandi Maloney, Carolyn Freberg, Theresa Rice,
Marilyn Koste, Taylor Hurt
Flower Delivery:  Wendy Tibbetts and Connie Middleton
Coming Up At St. John's

Want to know what is happening at St. John's? Please click
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Upcoming Events:

June 9: Pentecost/Acolyte/Senior Recognition

Friday - August 9th: Golf Tournament

 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.
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