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
10:45 am  Fellowship
11:00 am Last Parish Forum

"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! - IMPORTANT VBS INFO! We have 40 children signed up for our program!  We need additional volunteers to help. Contact Aimee as soon as possible. Save the VBS Dates: May 31 and June 1:  VBS Decorations days 10 AM 
Save the VBS Dates:
May 31 and June 1:  VBS Decorations days 10 AM 
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, vestry 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 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

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).
Liturgical Ministers Schedule
Easter VI
8:00 am Rite I
Lay Ministers:
Lay Reader 1-Terry Neiles
Lay Reader 2-Carla Fisher
Vestry-Pam Lord
Intercessor-Larry Alexander
Chalice-Bill Lord
Chalice -Larry Alexander
Usher-Gary Kern
Usher-Judy Kern

9:30 am Rite II 
Lay Ministers:

Lay Reader 1-Amy Kordenbrock
Lay Reader 2-Rebecca Schreiber-Reis
Verger-Dave Twining
Vestry-Ann Smith
Intercessor-Don Kutz
Chalice-David Smith
Chalice-Dayna Bryner
Chalice -Charles Stoup
1st Crucifer-Josh Rice
Sr. Server-Hope Miller
Jr. Server-Grace Miller
Usher-Dan Confer
Usher-Jon Still
Usher-Irene Walker
Usher-Mike Miller
New Youth  Ushers-Duncan Lively

Altar Guild Team:  Patty Neiles, Beth Watkins, Darlene McCurdy,
Meaghan McDermott, Linda Myers, Katie Lauriello
Flower Delivery:  Susan Banks, Helen Carroll
Coming Up At St. John's

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Upcoming Events:

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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