This week it’s VBS 2022 at St. John’s. Let’s pray for the kids, the staff, and the volunteers.

Almighty God, thank you for the gift of children. Their inquisitiveness, innocence, occasional unruliness, and love provide so much joy. As our littlest ones show up at St. John’s this week, please bless their time as they learn about you, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. We pray they will come away from VBS with deeper knowledge of you as Creator, caregiver, and guardian. Please bless the VBS staff and volunteers who work behind and in front of the kids to enable moments of learning and growing in knowledge of you. We pray these things in the name of Jesus. Amen.

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Here’s what’s happening this week at St. John’s,
Monday, June 20 through Sunday, June 26:

Monday, June 20:• VBS, 9 a.m. – Noon

Tuesday, June 21:• VBS, 9 a.m. – Noon
• Evening Prayer, ZOOM link, 8 p.m.

Wednesday, June 22:• VBS, 9 a.m. – NoonThursday, June 23:• VBS, 9 a.m. – Noon
• Evening Prayer, ZOOM link, 8 p.m.

Friday, June 24:• VBS, 9 a.m. – NoonSaturday, June 25:• Holy Eucharist, Chapel, 5 p.m. (potluck follows on Learning Commons Courtyard)

Sunday, June 26:
• Red Cross Blood Drive, Cardinal Gym, 8:15 a.m. – 2 p.m.• Holy Eucharist, Church, 8 a.m.• Holy Eucharist, Church and ZOOM link, 10 a.m.• Godly Play and Nursery, Godly Play Room, Nursery, 10 a.m.
  •  The Saturday evening service now includes a potluck supper. Those in attendance are invited to bring a favorite dish and join us (at the conclusion of the service) on the Learning Commons Courtyard to share a meal together. Come one, come all for food and conversation as the beloved community of St. John’s.

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NOTE: Thank you to the Gross and Lillard families for providing the photo and profile below on their recent graduate so that we can share it with the St. John’s family!

  • Sophia Lynne Gross, the granddaughter of Lynne Lillard, recently graduated in late May from Santa Margarita Catholic High School, having previously graduated from St. John’s School as a “lifer” — preschool through eighth grade.
  • Sophia was a scholar athlete on the Varsity Lacrosse team for SMCHS, volunteered time doing beach clean-up for the Surfrider Foundation, participated in Kairos retreat, and was active on the weekends providing canned food and toiletries to the homeless in San Clemente.
  • Sophia will attend The University of Arizona, College of Science in fall 2022. She is majoring in psychology with a minor in criminology. She will also be ‘rushing’ in the fall in hopes of joining a sorority.
  • Sophia’s career goal is to be forensic psychiatrist.
  • This summer Sophia will continue to work at EverBowl in RSM. She’ll also enjoy beach time with friends and family.
  • Sophia’s parents are Steven and Dana Gross.