ADDRESS: 30382 Via Con Dios • Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
PHONE: 949.888.4595

Services: Sunday 8 and 10am, Saturday 5pm
Childcare offered during both Sunday services; Sunday school and Godly Play at the 10am service.

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WEEKLY REMINDERS FOR TUESDAY, JULY 17 — SUNDAY, JULY 22

Tuesday, July 17: • Caregiving Mosaics, DJ Gomer’s home, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 19: • RSM Food Pantry, The Bridge Church, Noon • Caring About Precious Seniors, Park Terrace, 6:15 p.m. Saturday, July 21: • Men’s Basketball, Cardinal Gym, 6:30 a.m. • Holy Eucharist, Church, 5 p.m. Sunday, July 22: • Holy Eucharist, Church, 8 [....]

ARE YOU ABLE TO PITCH IN? LEND A HAND? MAKE A DIFFERENCE? FANTASTIC!

Caring About our Precious Seniors — St. John’s ministry to the residents of Park Terrace — needs your help! This is a new opportunity! From Linda Allport, who is spearheading our involvement at PT: * Many of you have participated in the CAPS ministry at Park Terrace in the past, and I want to let [....]

WEEKLY REMINDERS FOR TUESDAY, JULY 10 — SUNDAY, JULY 15

Tuesday, July 10:      • RSM Interfaith Council, Multipurpose Room, 7 p.m.   Wednesday, July 11:      • Interfaith Youth Forum Training, Multipurpose Rm, 7 p.m.   Thursday, July 12:      • Caring About Precious Seniors, Park Terrace, 6:15 p.m.      • Altar Guild Meeting, Bishop’s Room, 7 p.m.   Saturday, [....]

YOUTH GROUP UPDATE — SUMMER 2018

So, what’s up with our Youth Group? As always, LOTS!   They’re back from the Big Bear Weekend, and Mrs. Patti says it was an “awesome time”!   Next up is the annual Midsummer’s Night event on Wednesday, July 25. All incoming 6th graders are invited to attend, along with all 7th through 12th graders. [....]

WEEKLY REMINDERS FOR TUESDAY, JULY 3 — SUNDAY, JULY 8

It’s Monday, and it’s the day for the Weekly Reminder post!   Tuesday, July 3:      • RSM Cares Food Pantry, The Bridge Church, Noon   Wednesday, July 4:      • Have a safe Fourth! Church Office closed and reopens Thursday.   Thursday, July 5:      • Caring About Precious Seniors, Park [....]

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St Johns Chrysostom Church, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Tonight the Caregivers meet! 

If youre not familiar with Caregiving Mosaics, this terrific group of folks are church members, and sometimes friends of members, who are caring for a loved one, often at home, sometimes visiting a loved one in an assisted living home. The demands of providing this care, while often rewarding, can also be challenging. A night out with others who understand what its like to be a caregiver is a much-looked-forward-to evening. 

Tonights gathering is at DJ Gomers Coto de Caza home. Let her know, via church@stjohns-es.org, that youd like to attend, and shell leave your name at the Coto gate. You can also use your church roster to give her a call.

The group meets at 6:30 pm for coffee (decaf) or tea, enjoys a lovely dessert, and share check-in conversations around the coffee table. Often shared are services or agencies one member has found that may be beneficial to another caregiver. Its a lovely group of people, very welcoming, and all are welcome.

1 day ago

St John Chrysostom Church

In yesterday's sermon, Fr. Christopher suggested that a builder's level, while a good tool, is second to a plumb line for pinpointing accuracy, a straight line, and what is level and true.

The faithful Christian, he said, always leaves the world a better place for others. He went on to say that an important refrain in his own life is this question: "Am I still exercising integrity?"

To that end, Fr. Christopher this week is making two lists that he will keep in his wallet. The first list will have his personal creed — "What I believe to be always true," and will include the values that are important in his life. The second list will hold Fr. Christopher's convictions — "The things I want to live by. Those things I want to live by no matter what will come along."

He urged each of us to develop something similar that we will carry in our wallets, pockets, clutches, or purses:
• a personal creed
• a list of personal convictions

Please, if you decide to create two lists — personal creed and personal convictions — comment below that your lists are done, and share anything you wish on what the process meant to you. If it takes you several days to complete your lists, do come back and let us know. Your progress will be an encouragement to others. And share this post, too; think of the power these lists can have not just on our lives, but on others' lives as we stand true and straight. Thank you.

Let us pray.
Almighty God, who created us in your image: Grant us grace fearlessly to wade into our busy minds, and find that still, quiet place where You speak to us. Help us to face the question: are we still exercising integrity? Then, help us to find writing time to wrest the words from our busy lives that we might create our personal creeds, and help us identify and record our personal convictions. Through your Son Jesus Christ help us to live into our creeds and convictions. Help us to employ our beliefs in the maintenance of justice in our communities and among the nations. We do all of these things to the glory of your holy Name. Amen.
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In yesterdays sermon, Fr. Christopher suggested that a builders level, while a good tool, is second to a plumb line for pinpointing accuracy, a straight line, and what is level and true. 

The faithful Christian, he said, always leaves the world a better place for others. He went on to say that an important refrain in his own life is this question: Am I still exercising integrity?  

To that end, Fr. Christopher this week is making two lists that he will keep in his wallet. The first list will have his personal creed — What I believe to be always true, and will include the values that are important in his life. The second list will hold Fr. Christophers convictions — The things I want to live by. Those things I want to live by no matter what will come along. 

He urged each of us to develop something similar that we will carry in our wallets, pockets, clutches, or purses: 
     • a personal creed
     • a list of personal convictions 

Please, if you decide to create two lists — personal creed and personal convictions — comment below that your lists are done, and share anything you wish on what the process meant to you. If it takes you several days to complete your lists, do come back and let us know. Your progress will be an encouragement to others. And share this post, too; think of the power these lists can have not just on our lives, but on others lives as we stand true and straight. Thank you.

Let us pray.
Almighty God, who created us in your image: Grant us grace fearlessly to wade into our busy minds, and find that still, quiet place where You speak to us. Help us to face the question: are we still exercising integrity? Then, help us to find writing time to wrest the words from our busy lives that we might create our personal creeds, and help us identify and record our personal convictions. Through your Son Jesus Christ help us to live into our creeds and convictions. Help us to employ our beliefs in the maintenance of justice in our communities and among the nations. We do all of these things to the glory of your holy Name. Amen.Image attachment

 

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Your Facebook Correspondent checking in: I thought writing my personal creed would be ez-pz. Not so much. The task is to write my creed — what I believe to be always true. I have two short sentences written, with still more to add. Then it's on to my list of personal convictions. How are your two lists going?

I know my personal creed. I feel pretty okay with it.

I like the seat shifting!

Very good service, the plum line was great

 

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Y’all sounded great!

Wonderful!

SINGING! MUSIC! SUMMER CHOIR!

Like to sing but cant make a weekly commitment to join the St. Johns Choir? From now through August, you can join the Summer Choir! We rehearse each Sunday morning at 9 a.m. in the choir room; ask an usher if youre not sure where to go. Then you’ll sing during the 10 a.m. service. Your Facebook correspondent will be in the choir, too, this Sunday. Come join us!

Members of the congregation are welcome to sing any Sunday in July or August when the Spirit moves you to raise your voice in praise to God. Music for the day will not be difficult and easily learned in one rehearsal with the assistance of our marvelous section leads. And choir members will not wear choir robes during those weeks, so youre sure to stay cool — plus, youll have one of the best seats in church!

5 days ago

St John Chrysostom Church

Caring About our Precious Seniors — St. John's ministry to the residents of Park Terrace — needs your help! This is a new opportunity!

From Linda Allport, who is spearheading our involvement at PT:

* Many of you have participated in the CAPS ministry at Park Terrace in the past, and I want to let you know where the CAPS ministry is right now, and where it *could* go: The CAPS ministry has served Park Terrace residents for many years, serving root beer floats, leading a big crossword puzzle session, and calling Bingo. Recently, we have gone from leading Crosswords on Monday nights and calling Bingo on both Tuesday and Thursday nights, to only being able to sustain Bingo on Thursday nights, mostly from just two volunteers.

* Park Terrace has a new Activity Director and she spoke to me about getting Monday night going again, and wondered if there was something different from crosswords that could be done, possibly to entice new volunteers and more participation from the residents (Crossword attendance was getting low). She suggested Bunco night, which had been done before at Park Terrace, and wondered if we would have any volunteers who would love to run a Bunco night at Park Terrace.

* Would you be interested in leading Bunco on Monday nights? With enough volunteers, it could be just one night a month…If we get fewer, we could only offer it twice a month. Also, it can be done together with a friend or a spouse!

* If Bunco is not your thing, would you be interested in taking one Thursday Bingo a month (or every two months), so we are not relying on just two volunteers?

* Do you have any other suggestions for a Monday night offering?

Serving at Park Terrace is a a wonderful experience, as well as a commitment that St. John’s has made to Park Terrace. These lovely folks are so appreciative and really fun to hang out with! Any questions, or to volunteer, contact Linda Allport via church@stjohns-es.org, or use your church roster to give her a call.

Need a joy-filled evening? Come to Park Terrace TONIGHT at 6:15 p.m., and help call Bingo! It's a lot of fun and you WILL have a blast. Park Terrace, 21952 Buena Suerte, RSM 92688.
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Caring About our Precious Seniors — St. Johns ministry to the residents of Park Terrace — needs your help! This is a new opportunity! 

From Linda Allport, who is spearheading our involvement at PT: 

* Many of you have participated in the CAPS ministry at Park Terrace in the past, and I want to let you know where the CAPS ministry is right now, and where it *could* go:  The CAPS ministry has served Park Terrace residents for many years, serving root beer floats, leading a big crossword puzzle session, and calling Bingo.  Recently, we have gone from leading Crosswords on Monday nights and calling Bingo on both Tuesday and Thursday nights, to only being able to sustain Bingo on Thursday nights, mostly from just two volunteers.  

* Park Terrace has a new Activity Director and she spoke to me about getting Monday night going again, and wondered if there was something different from crosswords that could be done, possibly to entice new volunteers and more participation from the residents (Crossword attendance was getting low).  She suggested Bunco night, which had been done before at Park Terrace, and wondered if we would have any volunteers who would love to run a Bunco night at Park Terrace.  

* Would you be interested in leading Bunco on Monday nights?  With enough volunteers, it could be just one night a month…If we get fewer, we could only offer it twice a month.  Also, it can be done together with a friend or a spouse!

* If Bunco is not your thing, would you be interested in taking one Thursday Bingo a month (or every two months), so we are not relying on just two volunteers?

* Do you have any other suggestions for a Monday night offering?

Serving at Park Terrace is a a wonderful experience, as well as a commitment that St. John’s has made to Park Terrace.  These lovely folks are so appreciative and really fun to hang out with!  Any questions, or to volunteer, contact Linda Allport via church@stjohns-es.org, or use your church roster to give her a call.

Need a joy-filled evening? Come to Park Terrace TONIGHT at 6:15 p.m., and help call Bingo! Its a lot of fun and you WILL have a blast. Park Terrace, 21952 Buena Suerte, RSM 92688.Image attachment

 

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Linda I truly miss my time volunteering at Park Terrace. The folks there are so very appreciative of all the time we spend with them. It saddens me to learn that only two people are willing to donate an hour of their time a week or a month to bring some enjoyment to our seniors. I wish I was living close enough to RSM to still be involved in this wonderful ministry. High school students this is a great way to get community service credit.

Linda wish I were there to be with the loving residents and playing games with them. Miss it...Thanks you for continuing to serve them. By the way, miss all of folks at St. John’s too.

Been thinking about volunteering at Isaiah House? Not sure what to expect? Here's ministry coordinator Emily Salvanera explaining just what volunteers do!

All you need to do is give Emily a heads-up that you'll be there, she'll let you know what you could bring (it could be donuts, mixed fruit, rolls), and then you show up at 316 South Cypress Avenue in Santa Ana this Saturday, July 14 at 9 am. That's it!

If you have small toiletry items including lotion, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, sewing kits, to leave with the ladies, these kinds of items are much needed and appreciated.
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