The Spire: This Week at St. John's Episcopal Church On-the-Square
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Current Worship Services:

  • 8:00 Rite I Eucharist in Church (by reservation)
  • 9:30 Rite II Eucharist in Church (by reservation) 
  • 9:30 Young Families Eucharist in the Parish Hall (by reservation)
    • Begins October 11!
  • 4:00 pm Outdoor Eucharist (see below for details)
  • You may now access our livestream liturgies online at
    • This will begin at 7:45 a.m. on Sunday Morning. You will be able to view the Rite I and Rite II services LIVE. There are no more pre-recorded services.

Below are copies of the two online bulletins and our parish prayer list for Pentecost 18:

8am Rite I Bulletin Link click below

9:30am Rite II Bulletin Link click below


If you do not have a Facebook account, you can still go on their page, and then search for St. John's Carlisle, PA.  On our Facebook page we have a variety of offerings including Daily Evening Prayer by Fr. Adam.

Dez wants to show Father Adam his light up shoes, Father Adam wants to show you our new live stream services!

The NEW Livestream Services will begin this Sunday. There will no longer be a pre-recorded service to watch. Beginning at 7:45 a.m. on Sunday Morning you can go to the St. John's Website and scroll to the bottom. You will find the Rite I and then the Rite II services playing. You will be watching the services as they are celebrated at 8:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.  Larry posted the two bulletins above, just as before.
Outdoor Eucharist 
Sunday, October 4, 4pm
Kosco Field at
261 Mooreland Avenue

In addition to the two indoor liturgies held at St. John's, we will be hosting an outdoor Eucharist on Sunday afternoons for those who do not feel comfortable entering the church. This liturgy is family-friendly. Please bring your own chairs or blankets you would like to help in any way with the service, please contact Mother Melissa,  Please bring and wear your mask!

Join us Sunday for
Our Blessing of the Animals:

On Sunday, October 4 at 11:00 a.m. We will hold this ceremony in the courtyard.  Join us to celebrate St. Francis and your pets!
Wednesday Bible Study Resumes

The Wednesday Bible Study has resumed.  We are reading 1st Samuel chapter 20 as we work our way through the Hebrew Bible. If you would like to join us at 11 a.m. Wednesdays in the parish hall, you must contact Fr. Adam at (  Fr. Adam sets places in the parish hall to insure proper social distancing. We are happy to have new participants, and to do so you must contact Fr. Adam ahead of time.
This year our Apple Butter fundraiser will look different.  Even though there is no National Apple Festival this year, please find a way to participate in this exciting fundraising project.  All sales benefit our children and youth programs and mission trips.

You may help by:

Together we can continue this ministry with joy and enthusiasm, despite Covid-19. Please use the order aform to order apple butter (this is coming) or sign-up to volunteer to sell apple butter. Any questions, please contact Aimee Confer or Robert Pound. Due to Covid-19,the parish office will NOT be selling apple butter.
 All apple butter orders will be picked up at the Farmers' Market on Wednesdays.


St. John's needs ushers for our in-person worship.

Please contact Fr. Adam, if you can serve.
Harvest Celebration for our Children and Youth:

On October 17, from 12-3 p.m. please join us for a Harvest Celebration.  We will make scary masks, carve pumpkins, enjoy a meal together and play some games.  If you are interested in helping or planning please let Aimee know!
This is a way for us to connect outdoors and see each other safely during the pandemic!
 Location TBD!  

From your stewardship chair,
Becky Hammell

"Jesus said it was difficult for the rich man to pass through the eye of the needle -- difficult but not impossible.  One small action we can take involves our own resources.  How do we manage what we have with an eye on a larger picture?  Using our money in a disciplined way helps to counter the pressures of unfairness and of consumerism.  Proportional giving is a strategy to help us extend our resources beyond our individual needs.  Giving 3 percent, 5 percent, 8 percent or 10 percent becomes a habit that informs the rest of our spending.  The important point is to commit to a specific level of generosity, integrating it into our everyday spending patterns.  Americans have a lot of stuff in our lives:  full closets, full larders.  We embody that favorite phrase of car dealers: we come fully loaded.  How much is enough?  it is a question to ponder."

Dr. Mary Blair, Stewardship Chair
Cathedral of the Incarnation, Baltimore
From "One Minute Stewardship" by Charles Cloughen, Jr.


SPY is looking for Volunteers:

Now that school has started and the SPY program for this year is underway we would love for volunteers to help with lunch at various locations acrooss Carlisle. SPY is also looking for snack donations to keep the kids working hard in the afternoons.

Here is a list of the snacks SPY is requesting:



Giant Card Fundraising for the Church

We have $50 and $100 Giant Cash for Causes gift cards for sale.  Please email the office to arrange to purchase cards and set up pick-up
M-W-F, 10 am-2 pm.

St. John's purchases Cash for Causes gift cards at a 5% discount and then sell them at face value. The difference between the discounted price and the face value is profit for St. John's. Easy!  There are no fees associated with these cards.  You can also use the cards to fill up your car with gas.

Anglican Prayer Group:
Tuesday 10 a.m. Parish Hall 

Bible Study:
Wednesday 11 a.m. Parish Hall


Fourth Night For Youth Choir:
Wednesday 5:30 p.m. Courtyard


Class of 2020
  • Pam Lord
  • Cindy Mortzfeldt – Sr. Warden
  • Theresa Rice
  • Dave Twining
 Class of 2021
  • Becky Hammell
  • Debbie Kendrick – Sr. Warden
  • Terry Neiles
  • Cindy Payo
 Class of 2022
  • Barb Cross
  • Perry Heath – Property Warden
  • Katie Perkowski
  • Robert Pound
Alvin Blitz – Treasurer-Life Member
John Newbold - Life Member
Don Kutz – Life Member Emeritus
Linda Myers – Clerk
Adam P. Kradel – Rector
Melissa Q. Wilcox – Associate Rector
Aimee Confer – Director of Children Youth
Brian Rotz – Director of Music
Josh Edgington – Sexton
Larry Alexander – Parish Administrator

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

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