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 19, 2019
Easter V
Program Year Sundays 2019

8:00 a.m     Rite I Worship

Raise the Roof Presentation Between the Services
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
10:45 am  Fellowship
11:00 am Parish Forum/Last Sunday School

"Hear ye, hear ye!"

On Sunday, May 26th, we will have

a special forum, our last for the


Did you know that St. John's is a part of the worldwide Anglican Communion, which is the third largest Christian denomination in the world with 85 million members?  Did you know that the Episcopal Church in Sudan has more members than the Episcopal Church in the entire United States? Did you know that at St. John's we have parishioners from Ghana, Liberia, England, Uganda, Nigeria and Canada?  On June 2, we are asking all those who hail from different parts of the Communion to share particular prayers from their traditions so we can honor and celebrate the depth and breadth of our faith.  Please call or email Mother Melissa, or speak with her after church, to help plan Anglican Communion Sunday.
Would You Be Interested in Volunteering in the Office? 
For the Summer months we could use extra volunteers to help cover vacations.  Monday mornings, Monday afternoons, Tuesday mornings, and Wednesday mornings are where we need the help.  You would primarily be answering the phone and the door.  Please let Larry in the office know if you might like to help with this ministry.  There is a sign up calendar on the office door.
Vacation Bible School is Coming!

We are less than 2 months away from Vacation Bible  School! Please register with Aimee if you are interested in joining us!  VBS will run from June 3-7 from 9:00 am - 11:00 am. This year we will include children from kindergarten to 5th grade. Older youth can register to help! We are also looking for adult volunteers to help the week of VBS. If you are interested in volunteering to help decorate, set up or work the week (even if it is just 2 days), we would love to have you! Please contact  Aimee if you are interested in helping!

Save the VBS Dates:

Wednesday, May 22, 6 pm: Volunteer Meeting
May 31 and June 1:  VBS Decorations days (Times TBD)


St. John's Episcopal Church

Raise the Roof Campaign

 Due to the number of leaks and after a professional evaluation, we have determined that we need to replace all of our roofing in the near future to avoid continued maintenance and damage to the structure. TODAY, May 19th, Mike Gwozdecki, who is chairing our Raise the Roof campaign, will be explaining why, when, and how we plan to replace our roof.  We hope many of you will be able to come to the presentation at 9am in the Parish Hall between the early and late services. This is a wonderful opportunity to give to our historic building and preserve it in faith for generations to come.

Sarah Rice

Sarah is a junior at Mechanicsburg Area Senior High. She plays the viola and plays soccer for MASH and Fusion FC. She is a member of NHS and very involved with planning year round fundraising activities and events to support The Cheery Center in Nairobi Kenya through the Model UN. Sarah has been a member of St John’s for 3 years, is an acolyte, helps out in the nursery and VBS.

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.


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).
Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation and Automated Emergency Defibrillator
(CPR-AED) Certification Class Opportunities 

St. John’s is offering ONE CPR- AED certification class this spring in the parish hall on either:

Tuesday, May 28th at 6:30 p.m.


Wednesday, June 5th 6:30 p.m.  

Please sign up on BOTH dates if you can attend on both dates.

The date that the most people sign up for will be the date selected.

You will be notified of the date selected no later than May 23rd.

The American Heart Association two-year certification costs $25 for St. John’s members and $35 for guests.  Sign-Up rosters for both dates are on the cloister table. A minimum of four persons per date is required to conduct the certification training.  

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.  All staff, vestry, ushers, altar guild and interested church members are encouraged to complete this certification training.Our instructor will be Ron McKeehan from the Cumberland/Perry Health Education Center.  

Payment is due by check at the time of the class. Make checks out to St. John’s Episcopal Church with “CPR-AED training” noted on the memo line.


Point of contact is Pat Simms 717 243-5570

Liturgical Ministers Schedule
Easter V
8:00 am Rite I
Lay Ministers:
Lay Reader 1 - Bill Lord
Lay Reader 2 - Lane Duffie
Vestry - Pam Lord
Intercessor - Terry Neiles
Chalice - Sue Hench, Bill Lord
Usher   Pam Lord, Janet Thrasher
9:30 am Rite II 
Lay Ministers:

Lay Reader 1 - Susan Banks
Lay Reader 2 - Al Blitz
Verger - Dave Stewart
Vestry  - Al Blitz
Intercessor  -  Sandi Maloney
Chalice  - Maribeth Wilt-Seibert, Mike Gwozdecki, Carolyn Freberg
1st Crucifer - Sarah Rice
Sr. Server - Graham Lively
Jr. Server - Stefan Hurt
2nd Crucifer  - TBD
Ushers - Mike Seibert, Perry Heath, Jon Still, TBD 
Altar Guild Team:  Gail Knisely, Pam Lord, Cindy Payo, Cindy Mortzfeldt, Becky Hammell, Larry Alexander
Flower Delivery:  Mike Gwozdecki and Truman Bullard

Coming Up At St. John's

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Upcoming Events:

May 19th: Raise the Roof presentation - 9 am - Parish Hall
June 2: Anglican World Communion/New Member Sunday
June 3-7:   Vacation Bible School; Athens: Paul's Dangerous Journey to Share the Truth!
June 9: Pentecost/Acolyte/Senior Recognition

 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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