We Worship as Usual This Weekend!

Our convenient community Holy Eucharist service tomorrow

(Saturday, October 17) at 5 p.m. and at 8 and 10 a.m. on the 21st Sunday After Pentecost. We’ll hear from both the Hebrew and New Testaments about the core Christian value of servanthood. At 9 a.m., join Mo. Martha in the Bishop’s Room as we rediscover the faith and power of the early church through the book The Illumined Heart.

Premiere Of “Galaxy Buck: Mission To Sector 9” is Saturday, October 24

New from “What’s in the Bible?” and “Veggie Tales” Creator Phil Vischer comes a new space trilogy starring Buck Denver and friends. Bring your friends to a movie première right here on the St. John’s Campus. Join us Saturday, October 24 for a 1:30 p.m. show in the Cardinal Gym. Kids — bring a blanket and pillow. Goodies will be provided. A parent must accompany their child. RSVP to Mrs. Patti, pattipeebles@gmail.com.

Boy Scouts Selling Trails-End Popcorn Sunday Morning

Troop 1618 of the Boy Scouts of America, sponsored by St. John’s Episcopal Church and School, will be selling Trails End gourmet popcorn following Sunday services this week and next. Stop by the Scout’s table in front of Hunsaker Hall. Seventy percent of the proceeds from Boy Scout popcorn benefits Orange County scout camps, facilities, and programs. Thirty percent of the proceeds stay directly with Troop 1618. These funds are used to provide needed equipment for camping and programs as well as to provide “camperships” for scouts in need. To date Troop 1618 has produced eight Eagle Scouts out of approximately 50 scouts in the troop. Also, 1618 has a very high rate of scouts that earn all four Religious Emblems. Your support Troop 1618 and Scouting overall is greatly appreciated.

Thanksgiving Food Drive To Benefit RSM Food Pantry

The Thanksgiving Food Drive is here! This year your donations will support our local RSM Food Pantry. Stop by the display on the counter in the Narthex to pick up a shopping list. Donations are needed by Sunday, November 15. If you can help with preparing and loading the bags on November 17 or 18, or help out with food distribution at the RSM Food Pantry at The Bridge Church November 19, please contact Roger Bradshaw, 949.505.4663 or parisbradshaws@me.com.

Families Forward Christmas Adopt-A-Family

It’s time to sign up for Families Forward Adopt-A-Family! Please consider supporting the Adopt-a-Family drive by (1) donating gift cards—Target, Walmart, Kohl’s, grocery stores, gas stations or (2) Adopting and providing gifts for a local family. To adopt a family, sign up at www.families-forward.org. Click “events” tab, go to Adopt-a-Family, and complete the registration form. Gifts can be delivered to the Church Office anytime between November 4 and December 6 or taken directly to the Families Forward offices located at 8 Thomas in Irvine. If you have questions, please contact Loreen Guilford, loreenguilford@gmail.com.

Prayer Shawl Ministers Set Next Meeting

The Prayer Shawl Ministry will meet at the Starbucks in Lowe’s Center Tuesday, October 20 at 10:30 a.m. We welcome anyone interested in knitting for pleasure. We pass on the completed shawls to those needing comfort due to difficulties with medical issues or loss of a loved one. Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea with us on Tuesday morning!

“The Emperor’s New Clothes” Tickets Now On Sale

Please plan to attend a performance of the Elementary Division’s play, “The Emperor’s New Clothes”, Thursday, October 29. The performances are at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Please go to www.creativekidsplayhouse.com, click on The Emperor’s New Clothes, to purchase your tickets for this exciting show put on by our St. John’s School 1st-5th graders.

Sign ups begin Sunday for “Autumn’s Abundance,” our fall Fellowship Dinner, Saturday, November 14 at 6 p.m. in the Cardinal Gym.