St. John's Episcopal Church 

  1A North Hanover Street, P.O. Box 612
     Carlisle, PA 17013
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Advent IV
December 23, 2018

Program Year Sundays 2018-2019
8 – 8:55 a.m. Rite I Worship
9:30 – 10:35 a.m. Rite II Worship

10:45 a.m. Fellowship and Creche/Manger Displays in the Parish Hall

Serving the Parish This Week:
Liturgical Ministers Schedule
8 am Rite I Advent IV
Lay Ministers:

First Reading and Psalm – Bill Lord
Second Reading – Lane Duffie
Chalice Bearers – Terry Young, Linda Myers
Ushers – Terry Neiles, Debbie Kendrick
Vestry Representative – Pam Lord
Intercessor – Terry Neiles


9:30 am Rite II Advent IV
Lessons and Carols
Lay Ministers:

First Reading – James Confer
Second Reading – Truman Bullard

Chalice – (1) Mike Gwozdecki (2) Barb Cross (3) Don Kutz
Ushers – Dave Stewart, Holley Tiley, Dan Confer, Perry Heath

Vestry Representative – Barb Cross
Verger – Dave Twining
Intercessor – Sandra Harding
1st Crucifer –  Josh Rice
Sr. Server – James Confer
Jr. Server – Josiah Kradel
2nd Crucifer – Elias Kradel

Altar Guild Teams: Beth Watkins, Sandi Maloney, Darlene McCurdy, Patty Neiles, Meaghan McDermott, Linda Myers, Carolyn Freberg, Maribeth Wilt-Seibert, Theresa Rice, Marilyn Koste
 Nursery: Jane Robinson, Sarah Rice, Jody Minnich, Georgina Robinson

Flower Delivery:  None
(you can also find it online here!) 

12th Night 2019 Patrons and Tickets
Sunday is the last day to become a Sponsor, Patron, or Benefactor for the  2019 12th Night.  Please make sure any checks are placed in the collection plate and the information is noted in the memo line.
We still have tickets for the 11 am performance! These tickets will be available in the Parish Hall on Sunday.
  1. Please pick up your reserved tickets this Sunday in the Parish Hall, after either service.
  2. There will be Volunteers in the Cloister on Wednesday (12/26), Thursday (12/27), and Friday (12/28) from 10 am until 2 pm to hand out any remaining tickets, but the office will be closed.
  3. You will need to ring the buzzer outside the Irvine Row entrance to get inside the building.
Many thanks for helping support St. John's.
David and Ann Smith, Co-Chairs of 12th Night 2019
Parish Forum - Sunday December 23rd
Next week we ask that the parishioners of St. John’s bring Christmas crèches and nativity sets to share with the congregation. 

First, Contact Beth and Truman Bullard to let them know what you are bringing.  We need to make sure we set up appropriately.  Someone will be in the Parish Hall to watch the sets while we worship.

Next, Please bring your set from different cultures, and places from around the world on Sunday morning December 23.  They must be set up BEFORE 9:15 am. 
Then, please label your sets with some interesting information.  

Finally, this will be a brief and on-your-feet Parish Forum without a speaker. You may stand by your set and converse about your beautiful Christmas pieces. 

Thank You! 

Costume Fittings:  
December 23  after church
January 2 (LAST COSTUME Fitting) during 4th Night

Dress Rehearsal and Dinner:
January 4 - 5:30 Dinner
6 pm Costuming
7 pm Rehearsal

Final Performances:
January 6:  11 am, 2:30 pm, & 5 pm

Aimee Confer and Jordan Heckman
 Our Sunday School program is on haitus until January 13. We look forward to having you join us for all the other wonderful activities that are going on here at church during this Advent, Christmas and Epiphany Season.

A few new updates:
Merry Christmas!  We hope you join us on Monday, December 24 for our Family Eucharist featuring our Men and Youth Choir at 4pm!  

Upcoming Events:
Ronald McDonald House: On January 20 we need some children 12 and older to help cook dinner for the families that stay at RMH in Hershey!  Contact Aimee if you are interested in volunteering.  
Annual Parish Meeting
Will Be Held on January 27th

The Nominating Comm for the vestry is seeking names for the incoming vestry class.  If you feel called to serve on vestry or are willing to recruit someone who would be willing to serve.  Please contact Pam Lord who is heading the nominating committee at
Overview- This Week
Program Year Sundays 2018-2019
Sunday, December 23:
8:00 a.m. Rite I Worship 
9:30  a.m. Rite II Worship
10:45 a.m.  Fellowship and Manger/Creche Displays in the Parish Hall.

Immediately following our 9:30 Liturgy, children, youth, and adults are invited to attend Coffee Hour. This week, everyone will remain in the Parish Hall for our intergenerational Manger/Creche Displays. Children can then head out to the Courtyard, weather permitting for a seasonal game.

*Please remember the office is closed from December 24-January 1st.*
Thursday, December 20:
9:00 am  Morning Prayer

Friday, December 21: 
5:30 pm  Dinner and Greening

Monday, December 24 (Christmas Eve):
9:00 am  No Morning Prayer
9:30 am  No Staff Meeting
4:00 pm  The Nativity of Our Lord Family Eucharist
10:00 pm  Musical Prelude
10:30 pm  The Nativity of Our Lord, Christmas Eve

Tuesday, December 25:
10:00 am  No Anglican Prayer Group
11:00 am Christmas Day Eucharist

Wednesday, December 26:
7:00 am    Morning Eucharist – Celebration of the Feast of St. John
11:00 am  No Bible Study (Library)
5:30  pm   No 4th Night Dinner
6:00 pm    No Father Adam's Religion and Politics Class and Advent Book Study
6:00 pm    No Men and Youth Choir 
7:30 pm    No Parish Choir

Thursday, December 27:
9:00 am  No Morning Prayer

Upcoming Events:
December 30 Christmas Lessons and Carols
January 4       Twelfth Night Dress Rehearsal
January 6       Twelfth Night Celebration
January 27      Annual Parish Meeting

 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. We do not check to verify the information is correct. 
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