This Week at St. John's Episcopal Church On-the-Square
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     St. John's Episcopal Church 

  1A North Hanover Street, P.O. Box 612
     Carlisle, PA 17013

OCTOBER 28, 12:30 pm,
Holland Union Building, Dickinson College


On Sunday October 28th the entire parish was invited to attend the annual meeting of the Society.  At St. John's the Society honors individuals, both living and departed, who have made legacy gifts to the parish upon their death.  Membership in the Society requires only a statement of the intention by an individual or couple to provide some form of a gift.  Please plan to attend this luncheon to learn more about the mission of this Society.

Pentecost XXIII
October 28, 2018

Program Year Sundays 2018-2019
8 – 8:55 a.m. Rite I Worship
9:30 – 10:35 a.m. Rite II Worship
  *Children will follow the Jr. Crucifer and Ms. Aimee out of the church after the gospel for a children's sermon.*
10:35 a.m.  Intergenerational Instructed Eucharist Begins in the Parish Hall!
10:45 a.m.

11 a.m. NO Parish Forum
11 a.m  Instructed Eucharist for Families
12:15 p.m. Building Closes
12:30 p.m   Bishop White Luncheon 

Serving the Parish This Week:
Liturgical Ministers Schedule
8 am Rite I Pentecost XXIII
Lay Ministers:
First Reading and Psalm – Larry Alexander
Second Reading – Sue Hench
Chalice Bearers – Bill Lord, Robert Pound
Ushers – Ron Copenhaver, Debbie Kendrick
Vestry Representative – Dave Potts
Intercessor – Larry Alexander
9:30 am Rite II Pentecost XXIII 
Lay Ministers:
First Reading and Psalm – Susan Banks
Second Reading – Chuck Banks
Chalice Bearers - David Smith, Dean Glick, Don Kutz
Ushers – Holly Tiley, Dave Twining, Jim Carman, Susanne Cornman
Vestry Representative – Barb Cross
Intercessor – Theresa Rice
Verger – Patti Shufflebarger
1st Crucifer – James Confer
Sr. Server – Grace Miller
Jr. Server – Hope Miller
2nd Crucifer – Josh Rice
Altar Guild: Dayna Bryner, Patti Shufflebarger, Kathy Holtry, Lisa Miller, Dolores Rizzuto

Nursery: Jane Robinson, Sarah Rice, Jody Minnich, Georgina Robinson

Flower Delivery:  Helen Carroll/Doreen Maisano

On October 28,
we are having an Instructional Eucharist for all ages. Mother Melissa and Aimee will be leading an experience on Eucharist and what it means to take communion. This is especially geared toward young children and their parents.  It is a great reminder for older children and their parents on what happens in this part of our liturgy.  We hope that all families will join us for this educational and interactive experience.  We welcome EVERYONE regardless of age and know that anytime we learn about the Eucharist we are strengthened. 

This will be in the Preschool upstairs starting at 11 AM.

 Stewardship Season

This is an exciting time for our community in which we have the chance to renew our commitment to St. Johns--or make an entirely new commitment.  All parishioners received a letter in the mail asking them to consider prayerfully their pledge for this year. We are asking to have every member complete a pledge acknowledging their commitment to this community as it continues to be a place of worship and nourishment not only for members of St. John's, but the greater community. Please have your cards completed by November 16th so the vestry can see how we will minister to you and the world in the coming year. Cards can be found in the cloister and can be dropped off in the office, placed in the collection plate, or mailed to St. John's.

The two week's totals are 56 pledge cards for a total of $149,200!

 Our Sunday School program is growing, and we encourage your children to attend! Everyone is welcome. There are many wonderful connections being made with the lectionary and the Bible as well as with children and adults. If you have any questions, you can call Aimee in the office.  Each week there will be discussion questions given to you to help connect as a family!

 We hope that all families will join us for this educational and 
We have some wonderful service events going on here at church! Here a few ways you can encourage this as a family:
  • Carlisle CARES is here in November. Sign up for a slot to host one evening!
  • Men's Clothing Drive: we are collecting, sorting, and giving clothes to the men from Carlisle CARES who stay here in November
  • Reverse Advent Calendar: Starting in December we will be collecting canned goods to give to the food pantry!
  • Ronald McDonald House: On January 20 we need some kids 12 and older to help cook dinner for the families that stay at RMH in Hershey!
We are partnering with St. Paul's Lutheran Church for this community event!
Who wants to join the party, hand out candy and play games with us as at the Trunk or Treat on October 27?  I am looking for a few FUN adults and children to party with us!

Contact Aimee if you are interested in joining us on Saturday!
We are partnering with St. Paul's Lutheran Church for this community event!
  • We are looking for 300 pieces of candy for this event!  A collection box will be in the parish hall for any donations!
  • Who wants to join the party, hand out candy and play games with us as at the Trunk or Treat on October 27?  I am looking for a few FUN adults and children to party with us!

Sign up in the Parish Hall!

  Sign Up Sheets for the CARES Shelter are in the Parish Hall - St. John’s will once again be opening our doors.  We will host the homeless of Carlisle for the month of November.  Carlisle is blessed to have an organization of churches that have combined ministries and minister to the homeless.

Sunday November 4th

 St John's will take a special offering for Hurricane Relief for Episcopal Relief and Development.  All cash collected in the plate and any checks marked ERD in the Memo line will go to Hurricane Relief in the United States.
Turn these in no later that Tuesday Evening


The 10th Annual St. John's Cookie Walk
Friday, December 7, 2018


Overview- This Week
Sunday, October 28:
Program Year Sundays 2018-2019
8:00 am. Rite I Worship 
9:30  am Rite II Worship
10:35 a.m. Intergenerational Instructed Eucharist Begins in the Parish Hall
10:45 a.m. Coffee Hour Begins
11 a.m. No Parish Forum
11 a.m.  Instructed Eucharist for Families
12:15 pm   Building Closes
12:30 pm  Bishop White Luncheon


Saturday, October 27:
8-10 am Lector Training 
5:30 pm  Trunk or Treat Event with St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church
Monday,  October 29:
9:30 am -  Staff Meeting

Tuesday,  October 30:
10:00 am - Anglican Prayer Group

Wednesday, October 31:
7:00 am    Morning Eucharist
11:00 am  Bible Study (Library)
12:00 pm  Healing Eucharist
5:00  pm   Trunk or Treat Decorating in the Courtyard
5:30  pm  4th Night Dinner
6:00 pm   Father Adam's Religion and Politics Class
6:00 pm   Men and Youth Choir 
7:30 pm   Parish Choir

Thursday, November 1:
9:00 am   Morning Prayer

Upcoming Events:

November 4- All Saints' Sunday
Turn Back the Clocks!!!!

November 7
Celebration of All Souls with Luncheon

November 11  
Men and Youth Choir Evensong

November 30
Christmas Parade

December 16 
Greening of the Church

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. We do not check to verify the information is correct. 
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