MEN’S BASKETBALL, CARDINAL GYM, EVERY SATURDAY, 6:30 A.M.

Okay, guys, COURT IS IN SESSION! Men’s basketball in the gym Saturday, February 17 at 6:30 a.m.! All are welcome; first timers, come on down! What’s in it for you? This: • shooting hoops helps burn around 300 calories an hour. • playing a half court game brings it to about 558 an hour. • […]

TWO MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES FOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15 — STEP OUT AND VOLUNTEER!

The first is the RSM Food Pantry which happens at The Bridge Church, 30162 Tomas Avenue in Rancho, Thursday, February 15 from 2 to 5 p.m. Food donations and volunteers are needed. Questions? Contact Roger Bradshaw, rbradshaw@stjohns-es.org.       Your next opportunity is Thursday, February 15 from 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. with “Caring About […]

WEEKLY REMINDERS FOR MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12 — SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18

Monday, February 12: • Caring About Precious Seniors, Park Terrace, 6:45 p.m. • Education for Ministry, Art Studio, 7 p.m.   Tuesday, February 13: • Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, Multipurpose Room, 6 p.m.   Wednesday, February 14: • Women’s Bible Study, DJ Gomer’s home, 10:15 a.m. • Holy Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes, Church, Noon […]

FORWARD DAY BY DAY DEVOTIONAL — NEW ISSUE AVAILABLE IN NARTHEX

The February-April issue of the daily devotional, Forward Day by Day, is available in the Narthex. Your $1 donation is greatly appreciated. Why a daily devotional? 1) You grow spiritually. 2) You get to know God. 3) You gain a deeper understanding of the Bible. 4) You begin to apply the Bible’s teaching. 5) You […]

WEEKLY MINISTRY REMINDERS FOR MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5 — SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11

Monday, February 5:   • Caring About Precious Seniors, Park Terrace, 6:45 p.m.   • Education for Ministry, Art Studio, 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 6:   • RSM Cares Food Pantry, The Bridge Church, 30162 Tomas Avenue in Rancho., Noon   • St. John’s Bible Fellowship, Bishop’s Room, 7 p.m. Wednesday, February 7:   • Women’s Bible Study, […]

YOUTH WINTER RETREAT IS FEBRUARY 17 – 19 — YOU CAN STILL SIGN UP!

Here’s Mrs. Patti with a reminder about February’s Youth Winter Retreat: “If you were on the fence about retreat, you can still sign up! We can make space for you!” The details: Rescheduled Youth Winter Retreat Saturday, February 17 – Monday, February 19 El Capitan Canyon, Santa Barbara Email Mrs. Patti right away if you […]

SUNDAY’S FAITH FORMATION HOUR INVITES YOUR THOUGHTS — FEBRUARY 4, 9 A.M.

Sunday’s Faith Formation Hour invites your participation to discuss  St. John’s. We all love our St. John’s faith community, so the week following the family meeting is a great time to gather with our church leaders to ask any questions or impart new suggestions you’ve been considering. Designed for newcomers and long-standing members alike, grab […]

AUGUSTANA COLLEGE SYMPHONIC BAND — CAN YOU HOST A STUDENT OR TWO?

Community Lutheran Church will host the Augustana College Symphonic Band from Illinois Sunday, February 18 at 4 p.m. This in an unticketed event with a freewill offering. In addition to the concert, the people of St. John’s are also invited to consider hosting some of the musicians. Community Lutheran has lined up homes for almost […]

CHRYSOSTOM DAY IS SUNDAY, JANUARY 28 (JUST ONE SERVICE THAT WEEKEND!)

Chrysostom Day — our Family (Annual) Meeting and Potluck — celebrates our patron saint, John Chrysostom. There will be only one service that weekend: Sunday at 10 a.m. No Saturday 5 p.m. service on January 27! The Family (Annual) Meeting immediately follows the Sunday 10 a.m. service, along with our ministry fair, and potluck luncheon. […]

PROFILES FOR CANDIDATES TO THE BISHOP’S COMMITTEE — VOTE SUNDAY, JANUARY 28

Next Sunday, January 28, we celebrate our patron saint, John Chrysostom. There will be only one service that weekend at 10 a.m. on Sunday followed by our family (annual) meeting, ministry fair, and potluck luncheon. It’s a great way to make new friends, find out about our great ministries, and eat fabulous food! If you […]

START YOUR YEAR WITH A MORNING OF SERVICE AT ISAIAH HOUSE, SATURDAY, JANUARY 13

  Been Thinking About Volunteering This Month? Saturday is Your Chance to Lend a Hand! St. John’s serves breakfast to the clients of Isaiah House — a home offering shelter and assistance to homeless women — the second Saturday of each month beginning at 9 a.m. — that’s this Saturday, January 13. If you can […]

YOUTH WINTER RETREAT RESCHEDULED! NOW FEBRUARY 17-19

Our youth will trek to El Capitan Canyon Saturday—Monday, February 17, 18, 19 for their annual winter retreat. Our theme this year is “Respect Yourself”! This year’s retreat was originally set for mid January, but the surplus rain and subsequent mud slides made El Capitan inaccessible. If you had a schedule conflict for the January […]

IMPORTANT INFO RE: WORSHIP SERVICES ON DECEMBER 23, 24, AND 25

• Saturday, December 23, our 5 p.m. Holy Eucharist is the Eve of the Fourth Sunday of Advent. We’ll have special guest musicians leading the music with Fr. Christopher. Please invite a friend! • Join us Sunday, December 24 for Christmas Eve worship: – 4 p.m. is our festive family service! – 9:30 p.m. is […]

CHRISTMAS EVE AND CHRISTMAS DAY WORSHIP SERVICES!

2017 is one of those unusual years when the Fourth Sunday of Advent is also Christmas Eve! Here’s what we plan to do: We will celebrate the Fourth Sunday of Advent on Saturday, December 23 at the 5 p.m. service. • On Sunday, December 24 we will begin with our Festive Family Service with Children’s […]

THE 2017 FALL/WINTER VAYA NOW AVAILABLE!

The Vaya is your quarterly newsletter featuring in-depth articles about ministries, musings, recaps, and a smattering of coming events at St. John’s. With the Fall 2017 issue, Leslie Eskildsen assumes the role of coordinator of Vaya submissions. We give many thanks to Linda Allport for her many years of coordinating the Vaya, editing it, and […]