Summer 2021 is shaping up to be much better than summer 2020. Families and friends are gathering and people are starting to travel again. Last summer we were not able to gather for worship in our sanctuary, but we did gather at our historic Meeting House Springs Cemetery for evening vespers, which was a wonderful way to connect as a congregation and worship God.
This year we are able to worship together on the Square on Sunday mornings as we have for more than 250 years. But because Evening Vespers was so popular last summer, we’re going to continue it this summer on the fourth Sundays of June, July, August, and September at Meeting House Springs. I hope you’ll join us this Sunday (June 27) at 7:00pm as we sing and pray and praise God in the place where our ancestors established this congregation in 1734.
Directions are included below. Please bring a lawn chair or blanket. You might also want to bring bug spray and a bottle of water. In case of rain the service will be cancelled.
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As a reminder, at its June meeting, the Church Session made the following changes to in-person worship guidelines:
Fully vaccinated individuals do not need to wear a mask inside the church building. Vaccinated individuals may continue to wear a mask if they so choose.
Unvaccinated individuals should continue to wear a mask.
The congregation will resume singing all hymns and responses.
All pews will now be open for worshippers to use. There is plenty of space in the sanctuary to spread out.
The plexiglass barriers will be removed from the pulpit and chancel.
Directions to Meeting House Springs Cemetery https://www.firstprescarlisle.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Dinner-for-Dads-insert-2021.pdf
We celebrate these July birthdays!
3 Crea Clark
7 Susan Meehan; Nate Easteadt; Trevor Shull
8 Steve Lynes; David Madden
11 Debby Madden; Rich Pitzer
12 Matt Weiser
13 MacKenzie Ellis
14 Ryan Crim;
16 Grace Patterson
17 Jamie Hoffman
18 Tom Sheperd
25 Cody Madison
31 Ruth Mowery
SERVING IN JULY
Greeters/ushers are: Dennis & Connie Husler; Rick Line; Lynda Mann;
Deb Ryerson; Fred Seltzer
Readers are: Deb Ryerson; Barb Allen; Molly Shane
Summer Special Music is planned as follows:
July 18: Ron Richcreek
July 25: Choir anthem
August 15: Ladies' Trio -- Lynda Mann, Deb Richcreek & Deb Ryerson
August 22: Choir anthem
Monday, July 5, 7 PM: Deacons meeting
Saturday, July 10, 10 AM - 4 PM: Carlisle Theatre "Summer Follies" (plaza)
Sunday, July 11, after worship: Fellowship Time
Tuesday, July 20, 7 PM: Session meeting
Sunday, July 25, 9 AM: Choir rehearsal
Sunday, July 25, after worship: Fellowship Time
Sunday, July 25, 7 PM: Sunday Evening Vespers (MHS Cemetery)
Members of the Congregation, Ministers
The Rev. Anthony D. Lorenz, Pastor
The Rev. Jon A. Black, Pastor Emeritus
Debby Madden, Educator Emerita
Arthur Thompson, Organist; Ron Richcreek, Music Director
Avis Allen, Secretary; Chuck Adler, Sexton
Church Office Hours: Mon. & Wed., 9 AM-2 PM
Address: 2A N. Hanover St., Carlisle, PA 17013
Phone: (717) 243-4612; E-mail: email@example.com; Website: www.firstprescarlisle.org