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     St. John's Episcopal Church 

    On-the-Square
  1A North Hanover Street, P.O. Box 612
     Carlisle, PA 17013
       717-243-4220
       www.stjohnscarlisle.org
This Week at St. John's Episcopal Church On-the-Square
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December 22, 2019
Program Year Sundays 2019

8:00 a.m.     Rite I Worship
9:30 a.m.    Advent Lessons and Carols
10:30 a.m.  Greening of the Church
11:30 p.m. Fellowship and Lunch


*There will be no Children's Chapel this week. We encourage all families with children to sit up front. There will be special bulletins for the children to use to help them process the liturgy.


We are beginning to CAST for our mini Twelfth Night!  There will be cards and a list of roles in the cloister.  Please fill out a card and mark your top three choices for roles. The cut off date for signing up is December 22. The casting will be assigned and listed by December 24th.  You must be available for the rehearsal on January 10 at 5:30 p.m. and for the performance on January 12 at 9:30 a.m. to participate in this wonderful tradition.
 

The Cookie Walk Committee wants to thank all the people who gave so generously of their time and energy to help with the Cookie Walk: the bakers who produced thousands of delectable homemade treats, the parishioners who distributed posters and bookmarks and spread the word to encourage customers, the volunteers who transported cookies from cars to the kitchen, the shift workers and the cashiers, the men who welcomed customers in the church, the parish administrator, and the sexton – together we made the 2019 Cookie Walk a success.  Approximately $5000 was raised for St. John’s.

How blessed we are to have such a giving church family!  We are deeply appreciative of all of your support.  

Doreen Maisano

Lauren Till

Sandy Patsolic

Carolyn Freberg


Thank you for your generous and faithful response to our stewardship message. God is working in exciting ways at St. John's.  We are so close to our goal of $400,000. At this point, 151 households have pledged for a total of $384,000. If our remaining households pledge by the end of the year, we will certainly make our goal. If we make this goal, we will have the strongest stewardship response since 2007.  We wish you all a blessed Christmas and many thanks for your love of Jesus Christ made manifest in your pledge to St. John's.
 
Annual Parish Meeting
Will Be Held on February 9th! 


The Nominating Committee for the vestry is seeking names for the incoming vestry class.  If you feel called to serve on vestry or are willing to recruit someone who would be willing to serve.  Please contact Cindy Mortzfeldt who is heading the nominating committee at cindy.mortzfeldt@gmail.com.


 


Saturday, December 28 at 5 p.m.
 
The Pastoral Care ministry is offering an opportunity for those who are bereaved or struggle at this time of year to attend the 

Blue Christmas Service

 on December 21 at 5:00 p.m.

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church

Shippensburg, PA

Coming Up At St. John's

Christmas Eve Services:
4:00 p.m. Family Eucharist
 10:00 p.m. Choral Prelude with Service at 10:30 p.m.

Christmas Day Service: 11:00 a.m.

Saturday Service:  December 28 at 5:00 p.m.

Mini Twelfth Night- January 12

Annual Meeting- February 9


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 Please note:  The deadline for submissions to "This Week" and the Sunday service bulletin is Tuesday at noon. Thanks!  If you submit an out of church event, please verify the information before sending it to the office.
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P.O. Box 612, Carlisle, PA 17013

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