St. John's Episcopal Church 

  1A North Hanover Street, P.O. Box 612
     Carlisle, PA 17013
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July 14, 2019
Pentecost V

Program Year Sundays 2019

8:00 a.m.     Rite I Worship

9:30 a.m.    Rite II Worship
*Please follow the junior crucifer out of the church for Children's Chapel.

This Sunday Giant Cards will be for sale in the Parish Hall during Fellowship (after 10:30 AM).  Marilyn Koste will have $50 and $100 cards available.  Remember you will receive full face value for the cards and Giant donates 5% back to St. John's. Gas Points are still honored.

The new Forward Day by Day booklets are in Cloister.
“The St. John’s Golf Tournament is scheduled for Friday, August 9th.  In order for this tournament to launch, we must have a minimum of 10 foursome teams (40 golfers).  As of right now, we have only one team that has been identified to the church office.  Although official registration with payment has a cutoff of Friday, August 2nd, that is merely an effort to afford participants a later timeframe to pay their registration fees.  On the business end, we must commit to actually holding the tournament with the golf course much earlier.  If we don’t have a 10 team critical mass by close of business, Friday, July 19th, we will have to cancel the tournament.  If you are a golf enthusiast, please consider playing in this year’s tournament…and tell your friends!  If you have a team, please alert the church office.”
A thank you note for the St. John's Youth Investment Club referencing the $400 donation that they made to Habitat for Humanity.  Their careful management of their investment portfolio helped fund several local charities.

Readings For Pentecost V
This coming Sunday
Old Testament                                                                                                   Amos 7:7-17
Rite I -  Alvin Blitz
Rite II – James Confer
A Reading from the Prophet Amos                                                          
This is what the Lord God showed me: the Lord was standing beside a wall built with a plumb line, with a plumb line in his hand. And the Lord said to me, "Amos, what do you see?" And I said, "A plumb line." Then the Lord said, "See, I am setting a plumb line in the midst of my people Israel; I will never again pass them by; the high places of Isaac shall be made desolate, and the sanctuaries of Israel shall be laid waste, and I will rise against the house of Jeroboam with the sword." Then Amaziah, the priest of Bethel, sent to King Jeroboam of Israel, saying, "Amos has conspired against you in the very center of the house of Israel; the land is not able to bear all his words. For thus Amos has said, `Jeroboam shall die by the sword, and Israel must go into exile 
away from his land.'" And Amaziah said to Amos, "O seer, go, flee away to the land of Judah, earn your bread there, and prophesy there; but never again prophesy at Bethel, for it is the king's sanctuary, and it is a temple of the kingdom." Then Amos answered Amaziah, "I am no prophet, nor a prophet's son; but I am a herdsman, and a dresser of sycamore trees, and the Lord took me from following the flock, and the Lord said to me, `Go, prophesy to my people Israel.' "Now therefore hear the word of the Lord. You say, `Do not prophesy against Israel, and do not preach against the house of Isaac.' Therefore thus says the Lord: `Your wife shall become a prostitute in the city, and your sons and your daughters shall fall by the sword, and your land shall be parceled out by line; you yourself shall die in an unclean land, and Israel shall surely go into exile away from its land.'"

The Response                                                                                                            Psalm 82
Rite I -  Alvin Blitz
Rite II – James Confer
1 God takes his stand in the council of heaven; *
he gives judgment in the midst of the gods:

2 "How long will you judge unjustly, *
and show favor to the wicked?

3 Save the weak and the orphan; *
defend the humble and needy;

4 Rescue the weak and the poor; *
deliver them from the power of the wicked.

5 They do not know, neither do they understand;
they go about in darkness; *
all the foundations of the earth are shaken.

6 Now I say to you, 'You are gods, *
and all of you children of the Most High;

7 Nevertheless, you shall die like mortals, *
and fall like any prince.'"

8 Arise, O God, and rule the earth, *
for you shall take all nations for your own.


The Epistle                                                                                                  Colossians 1:1-14

Rite I -  June Trinnaman
Rite II – Now Don Kutz
A Reading from the Letter to the Colossians:                    
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the saints and faithful brothers and sisters in Christ in Colossae: Grace to you and peace from God our Father. In our prayers for you we always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, for we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints, because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. You have heard of this hope before in the word of the truth, the gospel that has come to you. Just as it is bearing fruit and growing in the whole world, so it has been bearing fruit among yourselves from the day you heard it and truly comprehended the grace of God. This you learned from Epaphras, our beloved fellow servant. He is a faithful minister of Christ on your behalf, and he has made known to us your love in the Spirit. For this reason, since the day we heard it, we have not ceased praying for you and asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of God's will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that you may lead lives worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, as you bear fruit in every good work and as you grow in the knowledge of God. May you be made strong with all the strength that comes from his glorious power, and may you be prepared to endure everything with patience, while joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has enabled you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the light. He has rescued us from the power of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
Rite I -  Larry Alexander
Rite II – Now Dolores Rizzuto
Prayers of the People
God gives what is good. Let us pray that this goodness of God flows through us into all the world, saying, O God giver of love,
People:                Hear our prayer.
O God, your love is in motion. We stand in awe at the strength of your love. Where there is hunger, raise up your love. Where there is hurt and persecution, empower your love. Where there are false prophets, proclaim your love. Where there are lies, speak your love. O God giver of love,
People:                Hear our prayer.
Where the nations are angry and plot harm against one another, bring your love. Where powers cripple and destroy what you have made, bring your love. O God giver of love,
People:                Hear our prayer.
Bring us to one another, that we may hear and understand each other. Bring trust and sympathy among the peoples of the world. O God giver of love,
People:                Hear our prayer.
Enliven the church with the spirit of Christ. Through us give your loving Spirit to a world in need of comfort. Make our many gifts one offering to the world. O God giver of love,
People:                Hear our prayer.

The Gospel                                                                                                          Luke 10:25-37
Just then a lawyer stood up to test Jesus. "Teacher," he said, "what must I do to inherit eternal life?" He said to him, "What is written in the law? What do you read there?" He answered, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself." And he said to him, "You have given the right answer; do this, and you will live." But wanting to justify himself, he asked Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?" Jesus replied, "A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell into the hands of robbers, who stripped him, beat him, and went away, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a priest was going down that road; and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan while traveling came near him; and when he saw him, he was moved with pity. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, having poured oil and wine on them. Then he put him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him. The next day he took out two denarii, gave them to the innkeeper, and said, `Take care of him; and when I come back, I will repay you whatever more you spend.' Which of these three, do you think, was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of the robbers?" He said, "The one who showed him mercy." Jesus said to him, "Go and do likewise."
Liturgical Ministers Schedule
Pentecost V

8 am Rite I This Sunday
Lay Ministers:
Lay Reader 1 - Alvin Blitz
Lay Reader 2 - June Trinnaman
Vestry - Alvin Blitz
Intercessor - Larry Alexander
Chalice - Linda Myers
Chalice - Bill Lord
Usher - Terry Neiles
Usher - Pam Lord
9:30 am Rite II This Sunday
Lay Ministers:
Lay Reader 1 - James Confer
Lay Reader 2 – Don Kutz
Verger - Dave Twining
Vestry - Theresa Rice
Intercessor – Dolores Rizzuto
Chalice - Mike Gwozdecki
Chalice - Craig Jurgensen
Chalice - Don Kutz
1st Crucifer - James Confer
Sr. Server - Josh Rice
Jr. Server – Sarah Rice
Usher - Dave Stewart
Usher - Irene Walker
Usher - Nii Aryee
Usher - Suzanne Cornman

 Altar Guild:  Dayna Bryner, Patti Shufflebarger, Kathy Holtry, Lisa Miller, Dolores Rizzuto
Flower Delivery: Doreen Maisano and Connie Middleton
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