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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For your convenience, the Weekly Reminder post!   Monday, March 19: • Parish Council, Bishop’s Room, 6 p.m. • Caring About Precious Seniors, Park Terrace, 6:45 p.m. • Education for Ministry, Art Studio, 7 p.m.   Tuesday, March 20: • Bible Fellowship, Bishop’s Room, 7 p.m. • Festival Singers, Instrumental Music Room, 7:30 p.m.   [....]


Wondering what the youth group is up to? The youth leaders (Patti, Tim, Mr. and Mrs. Nichols, Bree, and Joe) have it covered. Here, in part, is their latest missive to the youth:   So you know what’s ahead, here is a tentative schedule for Easter Vigil prep. It’s not too late to sign up [....]

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St Johns Chrysostom Church, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Tonights your night to step out. 

Youll be out for 90 minutes and youll have an AMAZING time. If youre drawn to parties, to grownups who know their way around a Bingo card, or if you love puzzles, we have the ministry for you.

The Caring About Precious Seniors ministry needs volunteers to help out at RSMs Park Terrace Senior Living each week. This St. Johns ministry helps out at Bingo Thursdays from 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. with training provided.  On Mondays the focus is crossword puzzles with residents from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. — and answers are provided! Meet at Park Terrace, 21952 Buena Suerte, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688. Honestly, youll have so much fun!

Contact Elizabeth Miller via with questions and to get on the volunteer list! We also have a budding ministry at Lake Forest Nursing Center in Lake Forest. If youre interested in learning more, contact Ed Schrum via


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A wonderful ministry!!! Highly recommend. ...

Youth Group Update!

From St. John’s Youth Leaders: Patti, Tim, Mr. and Mrs. Nichols, Bree, and Joe: 

We hope to see you ALL tonight, Wednesday, March 21! We have A LOT to do!

Come anytime after 5 p.m. to begin working on  Palm Crosses. We’ve got to make 450 crosses, so come early and let’s get started! Bring your dinner! 

After crosses are made, we’ll head upstairs for music rehearsals and also get some practice on the Scripture readings as well.  BE HERE!  The plan is still to finish up by 7:30 p.m. — possibly a few minutes after — but were going for 7:30 p.m.

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From Darkness Into Light — for a Christian, this is the illustration of the life formerly lived, and the new life embraced. It is where we now live — caught in His gaze, and in whose steps we attempt to walk.

Some have walked this path since early childhood, thanks to a loving parent, Sunday School teacher, or friend. Many of us took the step because, frankly and finally, it was the only option left to us. Still others linger in the darkness, or on the cusp of His light, not yet ready to give everything over to God. 

Wherever you place yourself on this continuum, the light always beckons; He is always present, He awaits your embrace. Through His Holy Spirit, what was once hidden is known, what was mystery is now, somehow, clarity. 

Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.  ~John 8:12

Which writer or Bible verse speaks most to you? Please share in the comments!

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It’s better to live on a corner of the roof, then inside the house with a quarrelsome wife (or husband)...Solomon


Just Two Sundays Remain for You to Remember a Loved One with Flowers at Easter!

You may choose to honor the memory of a loved one, or commemorate:
  • the birth of a child or grandchild
  • a family members high school or college graduation
  • a wedding anniversary, birthday, or adoption day
  • your baptism, confirmation, or reception into TEC
  • or give thanks for your church family, or a ministry in which youre involved
  • or another event with significance to you
Your choosing to honor a loved one will also enable our beloved Altar Guild prepare the sanctuary for Easter. Youll find Easter flower envelopes next to the flower calendar in the Narthex. Just complete the envelope with your remembrance along with a donation ($50 is the suggested amount) by Palm Sunday, March 25, so that your remembrance can be included in the Easter bulletins. Make checks payable to St. Johns Church” with “Easter flowers” in the memo line.  Thank you for your support!

I am a senior placement specialist and if anyone needs help getting care giving services,hospice,board and care or even just a tour of any nursing home communities for seniors let me know and I would be glad to help. I work with a fantastic compassionate one stop company that handles everything from start to finish. Let me know how I can be of service to you and your loved elderly family. Feel free to message me and I will send you my phone number! God bless! ... See MoreSee Less

RSM Food Pantry Volunteers And Food Needed TODAY, March 15!

Are you able to lend a hand today to help community members in need of food? Todays RSM Food Pantry food distribution needs volunteers anytime between 2 and 5 p.m.  The location is The Bridge Church, 30162 Tomas Avenue in Rancho; your hands and heart are needed anytime between 2 and 5 p.m. Questions? Contact Roger Bradshaw, 949.888.4595 or