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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Your weekly reminders for Monday, June 17 through Sunday, June 23: Monday, June 17: • Vacation Bible School, 9 a.m. • Caring About Precious Seniors, Park Terrace, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 18: • Vacation Bible School, 9 a.m. – Noon Wednesday, June 19: • Vacation Bible School, 9 a.m. – Noon • Women’s Bible Study, [....]


Good Monday morning to you. Check out this week’s ministry opportunities in our regular Monday morning post of Weekly Reminders! Monday, June 10: 6:30 p.m., Caring About Precious Seniors, Park Terrace 7 p.m., Education for Ministry, Learning Commons Tuesday, June 11: 7 p.m., Bible Fellowship, Bishop’s Room Wednesday, June 12: 10:15 a.m., Women’s Bible Study, [....]


Your weekly reminders to help you go forth to receive and to minister! Monday, June 3: • Caring About Precious Seniors, Park Terrace, 6:30 p.m. • Education for Ministry, Learning Commons, 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 4: • Bible Fellowship, Bishop’s Room, 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 5: • Women’s Bible Study, DJ Gomer’s home, 10:15 a.m. [....]


Weekly reminders are here! Not in this week’s reminders, but to keep in mind: News about you or your children graduating high school, college, or grad school. See the slide below. Also: May’s One Thing Initiative is new white socks — please place in the box in the narthex. Monday, May 27: • Church Office [....]


Here’s an update about St. John’s fabulous Youth Group from the group’s adult leaders: • Wednesday, May 22, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., is our last regular Youth Group meeting before summer break. Bring your dinner and we hope to see you! • Then, NEXT week, Wednesday, May 29, we’re holding our “Last Night” gathering [....]


Your guide to what’s happening at St. John’s this week: *** May’s One Thing Initiative: Socks are needed! Sometimes when you don’t have access to a regular shower, it can feel a little bit like heaven to change into a clean pair of socks. This month we’ll be collecting your contributions of new white socks [....]

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Cmon. CMON. You *know* youre never going to wear those old glasses again. And now we have a GREAT solution to the dilemma of a drawer dedicated to old eye glasses: others need them!

Heres the skinny: St. Johns collects prescription eyeglasses for New Eyes for the Needy, a 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1932 to improve the vision of the poor. The organization accepts, recycles, and distributes donated glasses for those living overseas. Look for the container on the Narthex counter and leave your eyeglasses there. When we have a full basket, we send them to NEftN. Thanks for supporting good vision for all!
Have you wondered about Cursillo? (Maybe youve wondered how its pronounced: its Kerr-see-yo) Cursillo is a ministry that helps participants understand their individual calling to be Christian leaders. That leadership may be exercised in work situations, in the family and social life, in leisure activities, and within the Church environment. Its also A LOT of fun!

Come to the Cursillo information lunch Sunday, June 23 hosted by Kelly Bass, Gary and Dena Graves, and Rev. Karen Maurer. The info lunch is Sunday, June 23 after the 10 a.m. service in the Multipurpose Room. Our special guest speakers will be Colin and Sue Stewart from St. George’s, Laguna Hills. Sign-up in the Narthex when youre next on campus!
Summer vacation is ON, and our Youth Group is dark (almost) for the summer**, so lets keep them in prayer this week!

Lets pray.
Almighty and everlasting God, from whom comes every good and perfect gift: Send down upon our Youth Group members and adult leaders the healthful Spirit of your grace that they may truly please you; pour upon them the continual dew of your blessing, and ensure their enjoyment of their time off. Grant this, O Lord, for the honor of our Advocate and Mediator, Jesus Christ. Amen.

** Spaces for the annual Youth Group All Nighter are filling up fast! The YGAN is open to all youth grades six-12. Here are the details:
   • depart St. John’s Friday, July 12 at 4 p.m. headed to fun
activities throughout Orange County. All locations are secret!
   • return to campus in the wee hours of Saturday morning and continue the fun! The youth will be picked up from church by
their grownups Saturday morning, July 13 at 7 a.m. 
   • cost: $100 and includes all food, transportation, entry costs — everything! 
   • Sign-up by emailing Mrs. Patti,, suddenly. Invite a friend to come along!

Youth Group Wednesday night meetings are on hiatus until September 4. 

Photo: 2017 All Nighter


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Your weekly reminders for Monday, June 17 through Sunday, June 23:

Monday, June 17:
   • Vacation Bible School, 9 a.m.
   • Caring About Precious Seniors, Park Terrace, 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 18:
   • Vacation Bible School, 9 a.m. - Noon

Wednesday, June 19:
   • Vacation Bible School, 9 a.m. - Noon
   • Women’s Bible Study, DJ Gomer’s home, 10:15 a.m.
   • RSM Cares Food Pantry, Shepherd of the Hills Church, Noon
   • Bishop’s Committee, Bishop’s Room, 7 p.m.

Thursday, June 20:
   • Vacation Bible School, 9 a.m. - Noon

Friday, June 21:
   • Vacation Bible School, 9 a.m. - Noon

Saturday, June 22:
   • Men’s Basketball, Cardinal Gym, 6:30 a.m.
   • Holy Eucharist, Chrysostom Chapel, 5 p.m.

Sunday, June 23:
   • Holy Eucharist, Church, 8 a.m.
   • Choir Rehearsal, Instrumental Music Room, 8:30 a.m.
   • Holy Eucharist, Church, 10 a.m.
   • Godly Play and Sunday School, Children’s Chapel, 10 a.m.
   • Cursillo Information Luncheon, Multipurpose Room, Noon
   • Women’s Movie and Dinner, TBD 

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As you shop for yourself this weekend, please keep in the mind the needs of our neighbors in need who often rely solely on food obtained at food pantries. Food items can be brought to Church this Sunday and we’ll be sure to get them to the Food Pantry. 
  • Items needed include canned protein-based items: soups, chili, beans, pasta, pasta sauce, peanut butter, jelly, rice, canned meat, and powdered milk. 

Additionally, if you have an hour or an afternoon to pitch in at the food pantry, please join us at the next RSM Cares Food Pantry Wednesday, June 19 at Shepherd of the Hills United Methodist Church, 30605 Avenida de las Flores, RSM. We can use help all day (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or for just an hour or two! Questions? Roger Bradshaw, via
Last microsecond reminder that VBS set-up is today AND tomorrow in the church from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.!

Adult and young adult volunteers are needed to help put up the VBS set. There is much work to do and we can use all hands on deck! No need to sign up, just show up! Many hands make light work!

Our prayer this week is for our youngest members and guests. Thank you for praying! 

Let us pray.
Almighty God, you have blessed us with the joy and care of children; as VBS 2019 ramps up, please give the adult and youth volunteers calm strength and patience as set-up is completed on Friday and Saturday. We pray for the teams safety and unity as final details are attended to. May all the team and participants come together in anticipation and joy for VBS. Holy Spirit, we pray for open minds and hearts as lessons and teachings are shared. Thank you, Jesus, for the example you set for us as we share your Good News. Amen.
Partners! Singles! Friends! Husbands! Wives! Its time to purchase a gift-round of golf for a benefit fundraiser for the Canterbury Ministry at UCI. Here are the details:

   • Saturday, June 22 at Bella Collina Country Club in San Clemente. 
   • Check in is at 10 a.m., putting contest at 11:30 a.m., and shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. 
   • $135 per person. 
   • Contact Diane Pound, or 949.837.4530, x222.
Are you a caregiver to a family member, neighbor, or know someone providing care for another person? St. Johns excellent gathering called Caregiving Mosaics, meets Thursday, June 13 at 6:30 p.m. at DJ Gomers Coto de Caza home. The group offers a time to unplug and unwind from caregiving responsibilities for a few hours. Join us for a cup of coffee (decaf) or tea, enjoy a lovely dessert and share check-in conversations around the coffee table. If you are a caregiver or know someone who is caregiving for another individual, bring them along with you. Questions? Contact DJ Gomer via
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