You can help Altar Guild members prepare our lovely church for Easter Sunday by sponsoring flowers in honor of or remembrance of a loved one. Palm Sunday is the sign-up deadline. To sign up in the Narthex, find our special Easter flower envelopes next to the flower calendar. Complete the envelope with your remembrance along with a donation ($60 is the suggested amount), so that your remembrance can be included in the Easter bulletins. Make checks payable to “St. John’s Church” with “Easter flowers” in the memo line.
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Our Maundy Thursday prayer vigil has several hours still needing participants to watch & pray with Jesus on this commemoration of the time in Gethsemane: Participants are needed at each hour from midnight Thursday through 5 AM Friday (five hours total). The final hour of the vigil (11 am – noon) on Friday is also unattended right now. (We have participants for all the hours up to midnight on Thursday night, and we have participants coming in at 5 am on Friday through 11 am.)
The overnight hours are beautiful, silent, and sacred times to be in our beautiful sanctuary. There is usually a full moon visible through the chapel windows, and it is a lovely time to meditate and pray.
Here’s the sign up link. If you have already signed up and would like to move to a different hour, you can make changes with the same link. If you have any difficulties signing up, please contact Linda Allport or at 949.981.3404.
Also needed by Palm Sunday: your reservation for our Maundy Thursday sacred dinner.
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We’ll see you at St. John’s this weekend:
• Saturday worship at 5 p.m. in the Chapel
• Sunday worship at 8 a.m. (in-person only)
• Sunday worship at 10 a.m. (in-person and ZOOM)
• Godly Play and Nursery at 10 a.m.
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St. John’s News.
Supporting humanitarian response to the crisis in Ukraine
[Episcopal Relief & Development – February 28, 2022] Episcopal Relief & Development is mobilizing with Anglican agencies and other partners in order to provide humanitarian assistance to people fleeing the violence in Ukraine.
Working through the Action by Churches Together Alliance (ACT Alliance), Episcopal Relief & Development will provide cash, blankets, hygiene supplies and other needed assistance.
“Ecumenical and orthodox faith networks are on the ground in the border areas of Poland and Hungary,” said Abagail Nelson, executive vice president, Episcopal Relief & Development. “We will continue to coordinate with these networks, in order to meet the needs of people who have been displaced.”
Please pray for all those affected.
If you would like to support this humanitarian effort, you may 1) write a check to St. John’s, memo note “Ukraine”, and send via mail or drop your check in the offering plate; or 2) donate through the church PayPal link on our website home page, and notate “Ukraine”. St. John’s will forward donations to ERD. Thank you.
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We’ll see you at St. John’s!