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 — Monday, March 18 – Sunday, March 24, 2019

Monday, March 18: • Caring About Precious Seniors, Park Terrace, 6:30 p.m. • Education for Ministry, Learning Commons, 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 19: • Bible Fellowship, Learning Commons, 7 p.m. • Festival Singers, Music Room, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 20: • Women’s Bible Study, DJ Gomer’s home, 10:15 a.m. • RSM Cares Food Pantry, Shepherd [....]

WEEKLY REMINDERS: MONDAY, MARCH 11 — SUNDAY, MARCH 17

Here’s your quick reference guide for all the week’s happenings at St. John’s: Monday, March 11: • Parish Council, Learning Commons, 6 p.m. • Education for Ministry, Learning Commons, 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 12: • School Committee, Learning Commons, 6 p.m. • Bible Fellowship, Multipurpose Room, 7 p.m. • Festival Singers, Music Room, 7:30 p.m. [....]

REGISTER NOW FOR 2019 VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

A wild adventure awaits as St. John’s Episcopal Church experiences “ROAR – Life is Wild, God is Good!” — our 2019 Vacation Bible School running Monday – Friday, June 17 – June 21, 9 a.m. to Noon. The registration fee is $55 per participant and is open to children age 4 years old (as of June [....]

SUPPORT ST. JOHN’S SCHOOL AT CARDINELLA, SATURDAY, MARCH 30, 5:30 PM

St. John’s School holds the 30th Anniversary Gala, “Cardinella” Saturday, March 30 in Newport Coast.  Cardinella is a fabulous and super fun event which will be held this year at The Resort at Pelican Hill. Cardinella is an evening full of celebration, fellowship, silent and live auctions, the popular wine wall, and a luxury getaway [....]

MARCH 6 IS ASH WEDNESDAY — SERVICES AT 7 AM, NOON, 7 PM

Ash Wednesday marks the first of the forty days of Lent, named for the custom of placing blessed ashes on the foreheads of worshipers at Ash Wednesday services. The ashes are a sign of penitence and a reminder of mortality, and may be imposed with the sign of the cross. Ash Wednesday is observed as a [....]

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This Sundays Faith Formation Hour series continues with Lisa Espinoza sharing her lifes journey and how God transformed her, and brought her to a place of gratitude. Join us at 9 a.m. in the Learning Commons. Bring a friend. This is Christianity 101 — sharing our walk with others that they would find encouragement and strength. 

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Via The Episcopal News:

Deacon Dennis Gibbs, who ministers in our Diocese, is author of newly released spiritual memoir Oblivion: Grace in Exile With a Monk Behind Bars, published this month by Cathedral Center Press. Brother Gibbs story tells his journey through decades of poverty, addiction, homelessness and incarceration into life as a monk who steps out of the monastery daily to walk with those living in exile in jails and prisons. 

Gibbs weaves his story into those of the incarcerated men and women he serves in a tale of suffering, grace and redemption. Gibbs is a founding member of the Community of Divine Love monastery in San Gabriel and a deacon of the diocese, is executive director of Prism Restorative Justice, a ministry in Los Angeles County jails and hospitals. Heres the Amazon link: 
https://www.amazon.com/s?k=Oblivion%3A+Grace+in+Exile+With+a+Monk+Behind+Bars&ref=nb_sb_noss
Heres your chance to help out with a terrific ministry: tomorrow, Wednesday, March 20, the RSM Cares Food Pantry will be held at Shepherd of the Hills United Methodist Church, 30605 Avenida de las Flores, between noon and 5 p.m. What will you do? Many things, including helping organize food, holding baskets for folks picking up food, and replenishing produce supplies.

If youre able to provide foot for the pantry, please refer to the food list included in last Sundays bulletin. Bring food donations to the Church Office by Wednesday morning; and well get your goods to the pantry. If you have questions, contact Roger Bradshaw, 
rbradshaw@stjohns-es.org, or use your church roster to call his cell. Thank you for all you do to help our neighbors in need.
New-ish to St. Johns? Please come to this special event just for you on  Sunday, March 24. Were hosting a brunch for those who have begun attending St. Johns within the recent past. Well gather in the Multipurpose Room after this Sundays 10 a.m. service. If you havent signed up in the Narthex, please call the Church Office, 949.888.4595, and RSVP. At the brunch youll get to know many of our lay leaders and learn about St. Johns activities and upcoming events, and how you can become involved. Brunch will last about an hour. We look forward to seeing you there and learning more about you, too!
Your weekly reminders:

Monday, March 18:
   • Caring About Precious Seniors, Park Terrace, 6:30 p.m.
   • Education for Ministry, Learning Commons, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, March 19:
   • Bible Fellowship, Learning Commons, 7 p.m.
   • Festival Singers, Music Room, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 20:
   • Women’s Bible Study, DJ Gomer’s home, 10:15 a.m.
   • RSM Cares Food Pantry, Shepherd of the Hills Church, Noon
   • Youth Group, Enrichment Center, 6 p.m.
   • Bishop’s Committee, Learning Commons, 7 p.m.

Thursday, March 21:
   • YogaPlus, Church, 6:30, 7 or 7:30 p.m. (see slide for details)

Saturday, March 22:
   • Holy Eucharist, Church, 5 p.m.

Sunday, March 23:
   • Holy Eucharist, Church, 8 a.m.
   • Choir Rehearsal, Music Room, 9 a.m.
   • Sunday Morning Faith Formation, Learning Commons, 9 a.m. 
   • Holy Eucharist, Church, 10 a.m.
   • Godly Play and Sunday School, Children’s Chapel, 10 a.m. 
   • Newcomers Brunch, Multipurpose Room, 11:30 a.m.
   • Choir Rehearsal, Music Room. 11:45 a.m.Image attachmentImage attachment
And a good Monday to you and yours! This weeks prayer is for all whose living situations are tenuous.

Members of the St. Johns women’s ministry spearhead monthly the One Thing Initiative”, which helps those in need in our community. This month were collecting jackets and sweat pants. Please consider donating new or used jackets and sweatpants — any size, mens or womens — but bigger is better in these categories of clothing. The priorities this month are desperately needed as it is still chilly during the day and especially at night for our neighbors without homes.  Our donation box is located in the Narthex and ready to be filled when you attend church! 

Let us pray.
Almighty and most merciful God, we remember before You all neglected persons whom it would be easy for us to overlook: those without homes, the destitute, those who are old or sick, and all who have none to care for them. Help us to heal those who are broken in body or spirit, and to turn their sorrow into joy. Grant this, O God, for the love of Your Son — who for our sake became poor — Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
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