The Spire: This Week at St. John's Episcopal Church On-the-Square
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A few instructions to make the transition to in-person worship easier:
  • Please continue to reserve your spot online as before.
  • Enter the church through the red doors on Hanover Street. (If you need access to the ramp to enter, please let an usher know when you arrive)
  • Sit by household unit, in front of the post it notes in the pews to maintain safe social distancing.
  • Those who are fully vaccinated (2 weeks have passed since receiving vaccine shots) do not need to wear masks. Anyone may choose to wear a mask. Masking will be enforced through the honor system.
  • Exit the church through the doors on Hanover Street.  You are welcome gather in the courtyard for fellowship. 
The Fellowship Team is looking for volunteers to host Lemonade on the Lawn. We will continue to be in the Parish Hall!  Please sign up in the Parish Hall to bring lemonade to our fellowship time.

We still have spots available at the 8:00 a.m. service and the 9:30 a.m. service. You can sign up here:
Please join us at noon on Wednesdays in July. We will be highlighting the gifts of our retired clergy with a noon day Eucharist. Afterwards, all are invited to the Parish Hall for a brown bag lunch. Because of Covid, many of our clergy haven't had the chance to celebrate the Eucharist in a long time. We are delighted to welcome them back.
Compassion Camp was amazing!  It made my heart happy to plan this event with such special people! Hearing that I made magic for their kids, that it was the best day of their life or that they want to join our St. John's Episcopal Church is why I teach. This is why I love my job, I love kids, their families and guiding them toward connections with God and each other. Compassion Camp by Illustrated Ministry made this easier! Being outside and reconnecting was perfect. You know it was amazing when two days in a row ta three year old moaned, “ i miss church, I want to go back!” All the way home from the event. Thanks to all who attended, supported and invested in this family retreat!  You can click on the link for St. John's above and check out the pictures!
During the month of June St. John’s will be helping Safe Harbour’s ministry to Carlisle’s homeless. Just down the street at the corner of Pitt and High Streets every night 65 children, women and men are given food and a roof over their heads. We can help by providing supplies. In next three weeks, if you want to help please bring personal items such as body wash, sunscreen and sunburn ointment on the 13th, linens and towels/washcloths (new or lightly used) for twin and double beds on the 20th and finally non-perishable food on the 27th. Please consider helping our homeless, thank you.
Please support St. John's by purchasing Giant Gift Cards. 5% of the proceeds go directly to the mission of our church.You may purchase the gift cards at coffee hour or doing the church office hours.


Volunteers for SPY CAMP

There are many opportunities to volunteer and support SPY CAMP this summer. This includes reading to the kids, transporting meals, and helping Ms. Alice in the kitchen! Please contact Sue Baxter on how you can help out!   You can sign up here!
Vestry Class Roster:
 Class of 2021
  • Becky Hammell – Outreach Grants & Investment Committee Chair
  • Debbie Kendrick – Pastoral Care
  • Terry Neiles - Worship
  • Cindy Payo - Preschool
 Class of 2022
  • Barb Cross-  Senior Warden
  • Perry Heath – Property Warden
  • Katie Perkowski – New Members
  • Robert Pound - Stewardship
Class of 2023
  • Mike Gwozdecki – Outreach Projects, Stewardship
  • Anne Backenstow – Outreach Grants
  • Kevin Hess- Senior Warden
  • Cindy Mortzfeldt - Preschool
Alvin Blitz – Treasurer-Life Member
John Newbold - Life Member
Don Kutz – Life Member Emeritus
Linda Myers – Clerk
The Revd. Adam P. Kradel – Rector
The Revd. Melissa Q. Wilcox – Associate Rector
Ms. Aimee Confer – Director of Children and Youth
Mr. Brian Rotz – Director of Music
Mr. Josh Edgington – Sexton
Mr. Larry Alexander – Parish Administrator

St. John's Episcopal Church
P.O. Box 612
Carlisle. PA  17013

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