The Spire: This Week at St. John's Episcopal Church On-the-Square
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This week is Pentecost 5.  You can view this Liturgy  here:  

Go to our website, go to the Worship page, go to the Sermons and Liturgies, you will find the Sunday Service with music.
Or follow this link:
The video will be up by Sunday Morning.

A copy of the bulletin for Pentecost 5:

Or this to get to Ms. Aimee's Children's Chapel Lessons for Pentecost 5:
Ms. Aimee will continue to host a Sunday Morning Zoom. The past few Sunday's were such a success. If you are interested in participating again please send me an email and I will send you a private invite!


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.

 Intercessions Pentecost V, July 5

We pray for those who have died: God, whose mercies cannot be numbered: Especially accept our prayers on behalf of your servants, April, Susan, Bette, Marge, Roland, William, Charles, Bonnie, and Joe and grant them an entrance into the land of light and joy, in the fellowship of your saints; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. (BCP pg. 493)
We especially pray for all families who are grieving and not yet able to bury their loved ones.
We pray for the human family: O God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us through Jesus your Son: Look with compassion on the whole human family; take away the arrogance and hatred which infect our hearts; break down the walls that separate us; unite us in bonds of love; and work through our struggle and confusion to accomplish your purposes on earth; that, in your good time, all nations and races may serve you in harmony around your heavenly throne; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen. (BCP pg. 815)
We pray for the sick: God of heavenly powers, by the might of your command you drive away from our bodies all sickness and all infirmity: Be present in your goodness with your servants that their weakness may be banished and their strength restored; and that, their health being renewed, they may bless your holy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (BCP pg. 458)
Especially for Linkey, Cheri, Betty, Felicity, Todd, Sharon, Sandra, Pam, Charlie, Eleni, Christine, Krista, Dorothy, Ruby, Bob, Sonny, Erika, Sue, Greg, Marty, and Dominick.  Please let us know if you have names to add to this list.
We especially remember Ivan Beachy in our prayers: Lord Who Inhabits Eternity, we ask that You sustain our sick loved one with Your Holy Spirit. O Lord, let Your mercy rest upon him, for his trust is in You. May his days be spent in Your favor. Defend him with Your mighty power and remind him that You are always walking with him. Receive our entreaties and prayers which we offer before You for Your mercies’ sake. Amen. 
For Brian Rotz: O Lord, holy Father, giver of health and salvation: Pour your Holy Spirit over Brian; that, as your holy apostles anointed many that were sick and healed them, so Brian may be healed;  through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

We pray for those desiring guidance: Direct us, O Lord, in all our doings with thy most gracious favor, and further us with thy continual help; that in all our works begun, continued, and ended in thee, we may glorify thy holy Name, and finally, by thy mercy, obtain everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (BCP pg. 832)
Especially for Shane, Sharon, Kate, Keaton, Dolores, Millie & Joe, Teresa, Isaiah, Brayden, Scott, The Hurt Family, J.T. & Sandra, Marie, Amelia, Greg & Jen, Theresa, and Chelsea & Zack
We especially remember Erin Abeln as she prays for her father Greg during this difficult time .
We pray for Kathy Copenhaver, her children, and grandchildren as they gather in Atlanta to be with Todd and his family.  

We pray for those who are deployed:  Mike Reynolds, Grayson Whisler,  and Brandon Manfred

In this time of pandemic we also pray for all who work in health care:  Sanctify, O Lord, those whom you have called to the study and practice of the arts of healing, and to the prevention of disease and pain. Strengthen them by your life-giving Spirit, that by their ministries the health of the community may be promoted and your creation glorified; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen. (BCP pg. 460)
Especially for Claudia Libertine, Jennifer Still, Susan Erwin, Suzanne Cornman, Marinda Reams, Laura Potts, Andrew Dussinger, Rachel Markey,  Meaghan McDermott, Monica Carman, Sharon Hattrick, Lori Edmondson, and Jennifer Gramley.
Today in the Anglican Cycle of Prayer we pray for the United Church of Pakistan
The Most Rev. Humphrey Peters – Bishop of Peshawar & Moderator of the Church of Pakistan
We Pray for our Companion Congregations:  St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church, York; and Carlisle Cathedral, Carlisle, England.
In our Diocesan Cycle of Prayer we pray for All Saints, Brookland.
July Anniversaries by Week
Week 1
  • Libertine, Mary & Hattrick, Sharon   
Week 2
  • Raley, Donald & Ann  
  • Hench, Brad & Susan 
Week 3
  • Confer, Dan & Aimee 
  • Matzner, Jeff & Megan          
  • Murray, John & Susan
Week 4
  • Young, Terry & Kathy 
  • Anderson, Kirk & Rebecca     
Week 5
  • Kradel, Fr. Adam & Wilcox, Mother Melissa 

July Birthdays by Week                                                      
Week 1
  • George Ackley
  • Luca Trazzi
  • Mike Cross
  • Grace Messimer
  • Marianne Smith
Week 2
  • Tony Manetta
  • Suzanne Cornman
  • Ashley Smith
  • Anna Mortzfeldt
  • Sabrina Spirito
Week 3
  • Megan Chicchi
  • Susan Smith
  • Peter Tiley
  • Barbara Cross
  • Brian Francis Hurt
  • Fr. Harry Knisely
  • Diane Blitz
  • Jason N. Smith
  • Ethan Hurt
Week 4
  • Holly Gwozdecki
  • Edgar Robinson
  • Graham Lively
  • Bonnie Ulrich
  • William Shufflebarger
Week 5
  • Samuel Carroll
  • Jonathan Carroll
  • Judy Kern

Giving Methods

1.  Send a Check to Saint John’s

  • Make the check payable to “Saint John’s Episcopal Church”
  • You must use the bottom lower left memo line for any contribution other than Stewardship 2020
  • Mail to St. John’s Episcopal, P.O. Box 612, Carlisle, PA.  17013 

2.  Electronic Donations to St. John’s
You can use this link:


  • Or you can go to the bottom of the St. John’s Website
  • (For Online Giving questions, please call Larry Alexander at 717-243- 4220 or Debbie Kendrick at 717-448-6117.)

3.  Arrange with your bank, via its on-line service to issue a check to St. John’s.

4.  Via transfer of stock or from your IRA / 401k. Please contact Alvin Blitz for assistance (;  phone:  717 440-5630).

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