Farewell Gift for Father John

Bishop Vestments

As Father John begins preparing for his new role as Bishop Coadjutor of the Diocese of Los Angeles, many have asked what they might do in the way of a good-bye gift. Since each new bishop requires specialized vestments, along with other items – chasubles in the four main liturgical colors, cassock, alb, rochet, crozier, […]

“St. John’s e-Vangelist” for Jan. 14, 2017

St John's Holy Land Pilgrims

January 14, 2017 My sisters and brothers in Christ: We worship on the Second Sunday after the Epiphany at 8 and 10 a.m., when, from John’s gospel’s unique perspective, we’ll revisit our LORD and John the Baptist’s meeting at the Jordan River (where your latest batch of St. John’s pilgrims will visit not long after […]

January 2017 Women’s Events (and then Some)

January Happenings (& Then Some)“The New Year, like an Infant Heir to the Whole World, was waited for, with welcomes, presents, and rejoicings.” ~Charles DickensYes, January has arrived, urging me to pack away my Christmas finery and don my 2017 “get back to work” attitude. But I find myself still awaiting the Epiphany, or the […]

St. John’s e-Vangelist: Upcoming Events, Dec. 30, 2016

Just a brief note of greeting from St John Chrysostom Church on this fifth day of Christmas. Owing to the timing of the New Year’s holiday, we’ll worship just once this weekend: A “said” service on Sunday, Jan. 1 at 10 a.m. to mark the Holy Name of our LORD Jesus Christ. Also, please note […]

“St. John’s e-Vangelist” for Nov. 30: Kate’s Service — Convention Agenda And Bishop Election — “A Charlie Brown Christmas” And “Arrival” — Advent Community Outreach

My sisters and brothers in Christ: On Sunday, Dec. 4 (the 2nd Sunday of Advent), we worship at 8 and 10 a.m., when we’ll hear John the Baptist prophesy the coming of Christ and sternly call the era’s religious authorities to repent. Knowing what we do about the aversion to criticism displayed by many who […]

St. John’s e-Vangelist” for Nov. 17: Thanksgiving Pizza Feast

My sisters and brothers in Christ: We worship as usual this weekend: Our convenient community Holy Eucharist service at 5 p.m. on Saturday (Nov. 19) and on Christ the King Sunday (Nov. 20) at 8 and 10 a.m. We’ll be startled by Luke’s account of Jesus Christ’s crucifixion and his killers’ sarcastic taunt in the […]

“St. John’s e-Vangelist” for Nov. 12: Thanksgiving Gifts Due

My sisters and brothers in Christ: We worship as usual this weekend: Our convenient community Holy Eucharist service today (Saturday, Nov. 12) at 5 p.m. and on the 26th Sunday after Pentecost at 8 and 10 a.m. We’ll hear our LORD Jesus Christ predict the destruction of the temple, warn of “wars and insurrections,” and […]

RSM Food Pantry in Need of Donations

Thanksgiving food

RSM Food Pantry Needs your Help! Last year, St. John’s Episcopal Church members donated 55 bags of Thanksgiving dinner food for the RSM Cares Food Pantry. However, over 200 families showed up that day. Let’s not send 145 families home empty-handed this year! Please shop and donate no later than Wednesday, November 16, 2016. The […]

“St. John’s e-Vangelist” for Nov. 3: “To Serve And Guard The Earth”

My sisters and brothers in Christ: We worship as usual this weekend: At our convenient community Holy Eucharist service at 5 p.m. on Saturday (Nov. 5) and on All Saints’ Sunday (Nov. 6) at 8 and 10 a.m., when we’ll remember our St. John’s saints — all our faithful departed, joined to the great cloud […]

Caring for Creation

Bible and Caring for Creation

The Bible and Caring for Creation What does Holy Scripture teach about caring for the totality of God’s creation? What does it mean to tend and till or have “dominion” over the earth? This class will be held starting Sunday, November 6th at 9 a.m. in the Bishop’s Room. Additional sessions will continue Sundays, November […]