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The Spire: This Week at St. John's Episcopal Church On-the-Square
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Our in-person worship continues this week with two liturgies, at 8am and 9:30, at St. John's.

You will receive an invitation with an assigned
time from the rector.

Please respond as quickly as possible so that others can be extended an invitation if you cannot come.

Of course, our on-line worship continues at www.stjohnscarlisle.org

Wednesday worship is at 6pm at North Middleton Park

For all worship, please remember to wear a mask and stay home if you are not feeling well.

 


Gathering for worship has not always been without difficulty.

In the early church, people had to meet in secret so that the Roman Empire would not prosecute those gathering to worship Jesus Christ. In the middle ages, the angelus bell would ring to remind people to drop their ploughs and tools and come to worship. And now, this pandemic has forced us to contend with weighing the costs and safety of worship. The CDC has determined that being outside is safer than being inside. 

To that end, we will be gathering outside at North Middleton Township Park for evening prayer at 6pm on Wednesdays during July. 

We will be praying Evening Prayer together outside under Pavilion #2. Please email Mother Melissa at priest@stjohnscarlisle.org if you plan to come on any given Wednesday

Congratulations to the Till Family!
On Thursday, July 2nd, Colbie Marian Till came at 5:18 pm and weighed in at 4 lbs 10 ozs and was 17 inches long.   Her sister, Bryce Baxter Till, followed next at 5:21 pm and also weighed 4 lbs 10 ozs but was a hair longer at 18 inches. Colbie Marian and Bryce Baxter are the daughters of David and Lauren Till.  Mother, Father, and babies are all doing well! 
You may send congratulations to:
121 Bellows Drive
Carlisle, PA 17015


Congratulations!
Declan Anthony McAdory was born on the 2nd of May
to Brittany Ackley McAdory and Reece McAdory.
Declan is the 7th Grandson of George and Cheri Ackley.

 

The church and office have opened back up by appointment only!

St. John's Church and office have opened back up by appointment. We want to allow people the opportunity to pray in the Nave/Sanctuary and Chapel.  Please call ahead to arrange for a private scheduled time in the church/chapel, meeting with Adam+, Melissa+, or the Parish Administrator.  The doors to the building will remain locked and most fobs will still not work.  With construction around the complex and for every one's personal safety all must wear a mask and maintain social distancing.  The church will only be open for scheduled, socially distanced in-person visits on:

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
10:15 A.M. until 2:00 P.M.

Larry Alexander
717-243-4220

Melissa+ and Adam+'s hours will still vary because of sick calls and visits, so make sure to plan ahead.  
Words from your Treasurer:

I am gratified to see the work on the roof move at such a rapid pace. We have incurred several thousand dollars in change orders for some minor problems uncovered during the project  but so far nothing substantial has been discovered that could impact the cost of the overall project. In fact, I am hopeful that we may be able to pay off the $100,000 short term loan from the Diocese this year at little or no interest charges on the debt and result in the church balance sheet being debt free again. I am so grateful for how our parishioners have rallied behind this project despite the hardships incurred by the pandemic.

Thanks be to God!!  Alvin


The roofs over the Lloyd Center/Office/Library, the Stair Well, and the Sanctuary are finished:



Aerial view of the Lloyd Center/Office/Library's completed roof.


Work Over the Sanctuary is finished:

The roof over the nave is still covered with the old asphalt shingles!  They should start roofing over the nave and sacristy in the next two weeks.  The chapel roof is being worked on in the image below.



Work continues on the Steeple and Narthex

The new synthetic shingles are being installed on the church's steeple. 

Another fact.... It is over 128 feet from the base of the Narthex to the top of the gold cross!



Note the historically correct shingle corner weave detail to insure the steeple is water tight.



The four spires around the steeple are to be repainted: 

Mike Gwozdecki was up in the lift inspecting the progress and quality of workmanship on the roof project.  The metal cross that tops the steeple was inspected.  It was gold leafed about 20 years ago as part of the last major renovation project.





Not part of the roof but interesting views of Carlisle:

Facing south down Hanover Street:


Facing west towards the US Post Office:


Remember that the roads around the church (Irvine Row and Mulberry Ave.) will be closed during portions of the construction. 



The Courtyard and Cloister Door will be off limits the rest of this week and next because of heavy equipment/construction. If you need to use the ramp call ahead. 

St. John's largest annual fundraising event has been cancelled by the festival's organizers.  The church will be looking for alternative ways to sell our apple butter in 2020.  Please be on the look out for information and socially distanced selling opportunities this year.   
 


SPY is fully functioning this summer
in four locations.

St. John's is supporting SPY as a home base and food center. Please click on the link if you have time to volunteer to assist. There are many safe ways to serve SPY this summer.

 

Sign up to volunteer

SPY is in desperate need of guest readers for the remainder of the summer.
Here is a new link that takes you directly to the guest reader sign-ups.  Could you help spread the word? 
 

https://www.timetosignup.com/spy2019/  
 

Worship:

This week is Pentecost 6.  You can view this Liturgy  here:  

Go to our website www.stjohnscarlisle.org, go to the Worship page, go to the Sermons and Liturgies, you will find the Sunday Service with music.
Or follow this link:  https://www.stjohnscarlisle.org/worship/sermons-liturgies/
The video will be up by Sunday Morning.

A copy of the bulletin for Pentecost 6:
https://mcusercontent.com/84e192b72824f8d682b270c81/files/9920efe7-2c86-4bab-9901-ec69706fb3ca/Pentecost_VI_2020_in_the_church_Morning_Prayer.pdf


Or this to get to Ms. Aimee's Children's Chapel Lessons for Pentecost 6:
Ms. Aimee will continue to host a Sunday Morning Zoom. 


Facebook:

If you do not have a Facebook account, you can still go on their page www.facebook.com, and then search for St. John's Carlisle, PA.  On our Facebook page we have a variety of offerings including Daily Evening Prayer by Fr. Adam.


 
 
 Intercessions Pentecost VI, July 6

 Congratulations to the Till Family
On Thursday, July 2nd, Colbie Marian Till came at 5:18 pm and weighed in at 4 lbs 10 ozs and was 17 inches long.   Her sister, Bryce Baxter Till, followed next at 5:21 pm and also weighed 4 lbs 10 ozs but was a hair longer at 18 inches. Colbie Marian and Bryce Baxter are the daughters of David and Lauren Till.  Mother, Father, and babies are all doing well!  You may send congratulations to:
121 Bellows Drive
Carlisle, PA 17015

Congratulations!
Declan Anthony McAdory was born on the 2nd of May to Brittany Ackley McAdory and Reece McAdory.
Declan is the 7th Grandson of George and Cheri Ackley.
 
We pray for those who have died: God, whose mercies cannot be numbered: Especially accept our prayers on behalf of your servants, April, Susan, Bette, Marge, Roland, William, Charles, Bonnie, Ivan, Todd, and Joe and grant them an entrance into the land of light and joy, in the fellowship of your saints; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. (BCP pg. 493)
 
We pray for the soul of Ivan Beachy who died this past Monday: Father of all, we pray to you for Ivan, and for all those whom we love but see no longer. Grant to him eternal rest. Let light perpetual shine upon him. May his soul and the souls of all the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen. 
We pray for the soul of Todd Copenhaver who died this Tuesday: Father of all, we pray to you for Todd, and for all those whom we love but see no longer. Grant to him eternal rest. Let light perpetual shine upon him. May his soul and the souls of all the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen. 
We pray for the soul of Gregory Abeln who died this Wednesday: Father of all, we pray to you for Greg. and for all those whom we love but see no longer. Grant to him eternal rest. Let light perpetual shine upon him. May his soul and the souls of all the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
 
We especially pray for all families who are grieving and not yet able to bury their loved ones.
 
We pray for the human family: O God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us through Jesus your Son: Look with compassion on the whole human family; take away the arrogance and hatred which infect our hearts; break down the walls that separate us; unite us in bonds of love; and work through our struggle and confusion to accomplish your purposes on earth; that, in your good time, all nations and races may serve you in harmony around your heavenly throne; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen. (BCP pg. 815)
                    
We pray for the sick: God of heavenly powers, by the might of your command you drive away from our bodies all sickness and all infirmity: Be present in your goodness with your servants that their weakness may be banished and their strength restored; and that, their health being renewed, they may bless your holy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (BCP pg. 458)
Especially for Linkey, Cheri, Betty, Felicity, Sharon, Tara, Sandra, Pam, Charlie, Eleni, Christine, Krista, Dorothy, Ruby, Bob, Sonny, Erika, Sue, Megan, and Dominick.  Please let us know if you have names to add to this list.
 
For Brian Rotz: O Lord, holy Father, giver of health and salvation: Pour your Holy Spirit over Brian; that, as your holy apostles anointed many that were sick and healed them, so Brian may be healed;  through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

We pray for those desiring guidance: Direct us, O Lord, in all our doings with thy most gracious favor, and further us with thy continual help; that in all our works begun, continued, and ended in thee, we may glorify thy holy Name, and finally, by thy mercy, obtain everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (BCP pg. 832)
Especially for Shane, Sharon, Kate, Keaton, Dolores, Millie & Joe, Teresa, Isaiah, Brayden, Scott, The Hurt Family, J.T. & Sandra, Marie, Amelia, Greg & Jen, Erin, Theresa, and Chelsea & Zack.

We pray for those who are deployed:  Mike Reynolds and Brandon Manfred

In this time of pandemic we also pray for all who work in health care:  Sanctify, O Lord, those whom you have called to the study and practice of the arts of healing, and to the prevention of disease and pain. Strengthen them by your life-giving Spirit, that by their ministries the health of the community may be promoted and your creation glorified; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen. (BCP pg. 460)
Especially for Claudia Libertine, Jennifer Still, Susan Erwin, Suzanne Cornman, Marinda Reams, Laura Potts, Andrew Dussinger, Rachel Markey,  Meaghan McDermott, Monica Carman, Sharon Hattrick, Lori Edmondson, and Jennifer Gramley.
Today in the Anglican Cycle of Prayer we pray for the Anglican Church of Papua New Guinea - The Most Rev. Allan Migi – Archbishop of Papua New Guinea
 
We Pray for our Companion Congregations:  St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church, York; and Carlisle Cathedral, Carlisle, England.
 
In our Diocesan Cycle of Prayer we pray  Mt. Calvary, Camp Hill
 
 
July Anniversaries by Week
               
Week 2
  • Raley, Donald & Ann             
  • Hench, Brad & Susan             
Week 3
  • Confer, Dan & Aimee            
  • Matzner, Jeff & Megan         
  • Murray, John & Susan           
Week 4
  • Young, Terry & Kathy            
  • Anderson, Kirk & Rebecca     
Week 5
  • Kradel, Fr. Adam & Wilcox, Mother Melissa        
 
                            July Birthdays by Week                                                       
Week 2
  • Tony Manetta
  • Suzanne Cornman
  • Ashley Smith
  • Anna Mortzfeldt
  • Sabrina Spirito
Week 3
  • Megan Chicchi
  • Susan Smith
  • Peter Tiley
  • Barbara Cross
  • Brian Francis Hurt
  • Fr. Harry Knisely
  • Diane Blitz
  • Jason N. Smith
  • Ethan Hurt
Week 4
  • Holly Gwozdecki
  • Edgar Robinson
  • Graham Lively
  • Bonnie Ulrich
  • William Shufflebarger           
Week 5
  • Samuel Carroll
  • Jonathan Carroll
  • Judy Kern
 

Giving Methods

1.  Send a Check to Saint John’s

  • Make the check payable to “Saint John’s Episcopal Church”
  • You must use the bottom lower left memo line for any contribution other than Stewardship 2020
  • Mail to St. John’s Episcopal, P.O. Box 612, Carlisle, PA.  17013 

2.  Electronic Donations to St. John’s
You can use this link:
https://www.eservicepayments.com/cgi-bin/Vanco_ver3.vps?appver3=wWsk24ZWJSTZKsGd1RMKlg0BDvsSG3VIWQCPJNNxD8upkiY7JlDavDsozUE7KG0nFx2NSo8LdUKGuGuF396vbVcYllWHQQB5HpAAbDOGknEiYnTg5dP4O6rpX5QvPEWlBhHDN59kLZFffwKfYERpQsJoRlXi08bDX_-cpOyztNI=&ver=3

 

  • Or you can go to the bottom of the St. John’s Website
  • (For Online Giving questions, please call Larry Alexander at 717-243- 4220 or Debbie Kendrick at 717-448-6117.)

3.  Arrange with your bank, via its on-line service to issue a check to St. John’s.

4.  Via transfer of stock or from your IRA / 401k. Please contact Alvin Blitz for assistance (dianeblitz@Comcast.net;  phone:  717 440-5630).

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