Lent IV: We will continue to record and post our morning services and parish forums for Sunday Morning. Please look for the link, bulletin, and zoom invitation on Saturday afternoon.
Our Upcoming Parish Forums:
This Sunday March 14 Anthony Alexander: Union of Black Episcopalians
Mr. Alexander will be speaking on Absalom Jones and his role in the Episcopal Church and the role of the Black Church in America!
3/21 (LAST FORUM)
Brother John Forbis from Holy Cross Monastery, West Park, NY (Member of St. John's for over 12 Years): Finding Identity During COVID
Maundy Thursday Fellowship Soup Supper
It has been so long since many of us have gathered for fellowship. It seems fitting on the night that Jesus gathered with his disciples, we would share a meal together. The Fellowship Commission will be providing soup for us. Sign up here if you would like homemade soup on Maundy Thursday. Soup will be picked up between 4-5 at the church. At 6pm, we will share a special blessing and gathering on Zoom while we enjoy our soup. If you would like to make soup, please contact Marilyn Koste at MarilynKoste@gmail.com. Questions about the Supper, contact Mother Melissa at email@example.com.
“On February 24th, Father Adam presented a $14,000 grant check on behalf of St. John’s Outreach to Lieutenants Oziel Urbaez of the Salvation Army Carlisle Corps for use toward the Stuart House phase II renovations. Stuart House was originally established as a federally funded transition housing program in 1998, but funding was ended in 2016. With St. Johns’ grant support, the Salvation Army was able to reopen Stuart House to provide 8 single-room transitional housing units for adult women and children under the age of 18. Phase II will add 3 apartment units to the program, designed to accommodate families."
A Fourth Night Zoom Class with Father Adam
St. Augustine famously prayed to God saying, “O Lord, You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it rests in you. Human beings are made to search for higher meaning and to be restless until we rest in God. Alas idols abound, and if a person does not find God, a person will find an idol to fill that void. That idol could be: nationalism, love of one's alma mater, or worship of one's own family.
To address this danger, Episcopalian lay leader David Zahl has written a book titled, Secolosity: How Career, Parenting, Technology, Food, Politics, and Romance Became Our New Religion and What to Do About It.
Fr. Adam will lead a book group on this title Wednesday evenings in March 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., please contact him for the Zoom link.
What a blessing to be able to participate in the Liturgy of The Way of the Cross in a different way this year. Each Thursday in The Spire we will post a Way of the Cross Liturgy from different places around the globe. You will find a link that will allow you to watch or listen from different churches.
Our Fifth Week is from the Episcopal Diocese of Texas. Children narrate this beautiful Way of the Cross
Here is the link: https://vimeo.com/39437796
The Partnership for Better Health has invited 52 local nonprofit organizations to participate in our annual matching gift campaign throughout March. We are pleased to welcome M&T Bank and The Josiah W. and Bessie H. Kline Foundation as our partners this year! With the partner’s support, generous donations from our volunteers and the Partnership’s match, this year’s stretch pool has grown to $130,000! During the campaign, all donations to participating organizations will be eligible to receive a portion of the stretch pool.
Match Madness donations will only be accepted between March 1 and March 31, 2021
St. John's Supports many of these non profit organizations but SPY, Project SHARE and Community CARES are three that we support regularly.
Scroll down the form to choose the appropriate organization.
You can also write a check and send it to:
Donations may be made online or via check, payable to Partnership for Better Health with the appropriate organziation in the memo line.
Mail checks to: Partnership for Better Health
274 Wilson Street
Carlisle, PA 17013
Many of our weekly activities will continue on Zoom.
Wednesday Bible Study at 11:00 a.m. will move to Zoom. Please contact Father Adam for details.
Wednesday Evening Fourth Night Class on Seculosity: 6 pm Please contact Father Adam for details.
Bread Baking Through the Bible: Sunday Afternoon 1 PM Contact Aimee for details. Continues through Lent.
Vestry: Class of 2021
Class of 2022
Barb Cross- Senior Warden
Perry Heath – Property Warden
Class of 2023
Kevin Hess- Senior Warden
Alvin Blitz – Treasurer-Life Member
John Newbold - Life Member
Don Kutz – Life Member Emeritus
Linda Myers – Clerk
Adam P. Kradel – Rector
Melissa Q. Wilcox – Associate Rector
Aimee Confer – Director of Children and Youth
Brian Rotz – Director of Music
Josh Edgington – Sexton
Larry Alexander – Parish Administrator
St. John's Episcopal Church
P.O. Box 612
Carlisle. PA 17013