NEWCOMER’S BRUNCH COMING SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8, AFTER 10 A.M. SERVICE

If you’re new or newish to St. John’s, please come to the brunch we’re hosting in your honor Sunday, October 8! The brunch begins immediately following the 10 a.m. service in the Multipurpose Room. Members of the Bishop’s Committee will be present in addition to leaders of the men’s and women’s ministries. This event will […]

SOCIAL MEDIA SUNDAY IS SEPTEMBER 24 – ALL DAY!

We’re Getting Social on Sunday, September 24! On worldwide Social Media Sunday, September 24, parishes and people across the diocese and around the world will share online their experience of church. Why? Our hashtagged posts, tweets, photos, and more can help us connect with one another in our own community and farther afield. It’s an […]

ST. JOHN’S SCHOOL DEDICATES REULAND FIELD – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 9:30 A.M.

On Friday, September 15 at 9:30 a.m. St. John’s Episcopal School dedicates its new Konrad A. Reuland Memorial Field, a state-of-the-art turf athletics field which will help support the athletics program and physical education curriculum enjoyed by St. John’s students. Konrad was a St. John’s alumnus from the class of 2001, as well as a […]

2017-18 YOUTH NEWSLETTER/CALENDAR – ACTIVITY LOCATIONS? EVERYWHERE!

Here’s the Youth Group Team Report from the “First Night” get-together on Wednesday, September 6! Ready? Go: “Wow! What a great turnout. We were so happy to be back with all of you. We are looking forward to a great year starting with the Half Allnighter on Friday!!! Here’s our calendar-at-a-glance for 2017-18 — we […]

BIGOTRY, BULLYING AND BRAVERY: A YOUTH FORUM, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1-5 P.M.

This forum, sponsored by the Interfaith Council of Greater Rancho Santa Margarita, is set for Sunday, September 10 in St. John’s Cardinal Gym. The event will run from 1 to 5 p.m. Middle-School and High School students of all faiths from the surrounding area are invited. For registration details or more information call 949.391.3376 or […]

PARISH COUNCIL, BISHOP’S ROOM – MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 6 P.M.

Our next Parish Council meeting is Monday, September 11 at 6 p.m. in the Bishop’s Room. A representative from each ministry is asked to attend. Plans for the Welcome Home and Thank You BBQ will be discussed along with other exciting new ministries coming soon to St. John’s.

LAUNDRY LOVE IN LAKE FOREST – WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 5:45 P.M.

This awesome outreach to folks in need is a GREAT volunteer opportunity. Get out into the community, meet new people, lend a hand, even make new friends! WOW! This bubbly group meets at Sparklean Laundry, 23532 El Toro Road in Lake Forest. Washing begins about 6 p.m., so arriving by 5:45 p.m. is very helpful […]

WELCOME HOME & THANK YOU BBQ! SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 11:30 A.M.

Plan to attend for the annual St. John’s Welcome Home and Thank You BBQ Sunday, September 17 immediately after the 10 a.m. service (only one worship service that Sunday). Join us for fun, food, and fellowship! The Church provides the hotdogs and hamburgers and our faith community brings the sides! Sign ups continue in the […]

RSM CARES FOOD PANTRY DISTRIBUTION – SEPT. 5 & 21, 11 A.M. – 5:30 P.M.

There are two volunteer types: those who do and those who WANT to, but haven’t yet! Well, here’s your chance, volunteers-to-be: the RSM Cares food pantry distribution!   The distribution is held twice a month — you don’t have to serve both days, but you would be most welcome. This month the dates are Tuesday, […]

RAISE YOUR VOICE AND SING IN THE CHOIR! SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 8:30 A.M.

The St. John’s choir warmly invites you to consider becoming a member of our wonderful choir. The new choir season begins September 10. You don’t need to be a professional singer; our four professional section leaders will work with you and train you! All you need is a voice, an interest in music, and a […]

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY, MONDAY, AUGUST 28, 10 A.M.

The St. John’s Prayer Shawl Ministry combines care and love of knitting, crocheting, and quilting into a prayerful outreach to those in need of comfort and solace. Upon completion, each shawl is offered for a final prayer and sent on its way. Both the giver and the receiver experience the enrichment of creative stitching. We […]

RELAY FOR LIFE, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14 (PANERA, CHIPOTLE, BJ’s FLYERS HERE!)

St. John’s is supporting the American Cancer Society through this year’s Relay for Life event. It will be held October 14 at Central Park. Relay for Life is a day where we all can CELEBRATE those who have battled cancer – REMEMBER those we have lost – FIGHT BACK with education and prevention. Our fundraising […]

RSM FOOD PANTRY: VOLUNTEER TUESDAY, AUGUST 1, 11 A.M. — 5 P.M.

We have our next regular food distribution scheduled for Tuesday, August 1 at The Bridge Church, 30162 Tomas Avenue in Rancho Santa Margarita. We need help anytime between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. If you’ve purchased food from the list in Sunday’s bulletin, please bring items to the Church Office. Thank you! And see you […]

LAUNDRY LOVE, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2, 5:45 P.M.

Our next Laundry Love is Wednesday, August 2! We’re meeting at Sparklean Laundry, 23532 El Toro Road, Lake Forest. Washing begins about 6 p.m., so arriving by 5:45 p.m. is very helpful to get things started on time. For those who can only come later, your service, too, is valuable, giving relief to earlier volunteers […]

BOOK IT ON MONDAYS FEATURES WRITER MARK HADDON, JULY 31, 7 P.M.

Our next gathering is Monday, July 31 at 7 p.m. at the home of Linda Allport in Rancho Santa Margarita (GPS takes you to the alley behind Linda’s home, but you can park on the street in the front of her house — look for the balloon outside her home). For directions and to RSVP, […]

SUMMER SOUNDSATION CONCERT, SUNDAY, AUGUST 13, 4 P.M.

Save the date for the Summer Soundsation Concert! Your St. John’s Section Leaders have a wonderful evening planned for you Sunday, August 13 at 4 p.m. in the Church! Jason Francisco, Lisa Naulls, David Cramer, and Erin Pence will present an evening of Broadway and Opera — an opportunity for them to share songs they love, […]