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 […]

BISHOP JOHN AND KATHY JOYFULLY INVITE YOU TO VISIT ON . . .

Open House At The Bishop’s Residence — Did You Receive Your Invite? Bishop John Taylor and Kathy O’Connor have warmly invited the people of St. John’s to an open house at the Bishop’s residence in Pasadena Saturday, November 11 from 1-4 p.m. An Evite was sent to those St. John’s members for whom we have […]

SET YOUR CLOCKS BACK TONIGHT, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4

Alert! Daylight Saving Time Ends Early Sunday Morning! Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, November 5. Before retiring Saturday evening, November 4, be sure to turn your clocks back one hour! To help you remember this important task, here are six poems to mark the end of Daylight Saving Time.

URGENT: SIGN UP *NOW* FOR YOUTH WINTER RETREAT!

We’re heading to El Capitan Canyon, just north of Santa Barbara, for our annual Youth Winter Retreat, Saturday-Monday, January 13-15, 2018. To sign up, shoot an email to Mrs. Patti at sjecyouthgroup@gmail.com. Cost is $225 for all youth grades 6-12. TWENTYSOMETHINGS are invited, too! Mrs. Patti adds: “The bus leaves the church at 8am Saturday, […]

LOVED ONES’ NAMES NEEDED BY WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1 FOR ALL SAINTS’ SUNDAY

All Saints’ Sunday is November 5 and at both services we pray for loved ones who have gone before — members of the “great cloud of witnesses” described in the Letter to the Hebrews. Please email Cindy, cdrennan@stjohns-es.org, by Wednesday, November 1 with names of parents, grandparents, children, spouses, friends, or anyone for whom you […]

CAN YOU HELP AT OUR NEXT LAUNDRY LOVE ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1?

Wednesday, November 1 we’re meeting at Sparklean Laundry, 23532 El Toro Road in Lake Forest. Washing begins about 6 p.m., so arriving by 5:45 p.m. is very helpful to get things started on time. For those who can only come later, your service, too, is valuable, giving relief to earlier volunteers and to those who […]

CANTERBURY IRVINE FALL FUNDRAISER IS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29

After you attend Trunk-or-Treat from 4 to 6 p.m. in our parking lot, head up the 73 Toll Road to St. Michael and All Angels in Corona del Mar for the annual Canterbury Irvine Fall Fundraiser. CI is the Episcopal campus ministry at UCI. The fundraiser runs from 6:30—8:30 p.m., and tickets are $100 each. […]

ANNUAL THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE — CAN YOU HELP?

Our annual Thanksgiving Food Drive To Benefit RSM Cares Food Pantry is around the corner! Shopping lists can be found on the counter in the Narthex. Please bring your donations to church by Sunday, November 12. Contact Roger Bradshaw, rbradshaw@stjohns-es.org, if you can help out with preparing and loading bags on Monday and Tuesday, November […]

YOUTH GROUP WINTER RETREAT SIGN UPS HAPPENING NOW!

We’re heading to El Capitan Canyon, just north of Santa Barbara, for our annual Youth Winter Retreat, Saturday-Monday, January 13-15, 2018. To sign up, shoot an email to Mrs. Patti at sjecyouthgroup@gmail.com. Cost is $225 for all youth grades 6-12. TWENTYSOMETHINGS are invited, too!

STEWARDSHIP 2018 FINANCIAL UPDATE MEETINGS, SUNDAYS, OCTOBER 29 AND NOVEMBER 5

Please join us at one of three gatherings for our annual stewardship conversations. Fr. Christopher and the Bishop’s Committee will provide a short presentation on the “State of St. John’s”. You are a vital part of the discussion, so please plan on attending one of the meetings and help us plan our future together. Each […]

ST. JOHN’S WALL OF SAINTS – PHOTOS NEEDED BY WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25

We’re collecting photos of loved ones from our St. John’s community who have died, to be used for our “Wall of Saints” boards. The photo displays will be in the Columbarium as part of our Dia de los Muertos Ofrenda, the week of October 30. Photos of grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and other family […]

HAVE YOU NOTICED THE NEW EMAIL ADDRESS?

We’ve recently introduced the email address “church@stjohns-es.org” in Facebook and website posts as a way for church members needing information to reach out to a ministry’s lay leader. Here’s why we’ve taken the step of providing a generic email rather than posting the ministry leader’s home or work email: 1. Search engines crawl all Facebook […]

SOPRANO CHOIR LEADS IN “OPERA OF THE HIGH SEAS”, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22, 6 PM

Support Our Choir Leads and the Ocean Institute at Opera Of The High Seas: A Musical Event at Dana Point’s Ocean Institute! The Ocean Institute of Dana Point will host singers from Lyric Opera of Orange County, including St. John’s sopranos Erin Baker Pence and Diana Farrell, in a concert of operatic music celebrating the high […]

YOUTH NEWSLETTER FOR OCT/NOV — WINTER RETREAT SIGN UP DEADLINE COMING UP

Here’s the latest St. John’s Youth Newsletter featuring October/November events. Check it out — there are some events that need immediate attention because of sign up deadlines, like the Winter Retreat. From the leadership team to youth group members: “We began signups last night for Winter Retreat, January 13-15, 2018. Check your calendars and let […]

BIGOTRY, BULLYING, AND BRAVERY – ADULT FORUM, MONDAY, OCTOBER 2, 7-9 P.M.

Building on the incredible youth forum held at St. John’s earlier this month, an informational forum for parents, teachers, and community leaders is set for Monday, October 2 from 7-9 p.m. at the Norman P. Murray Community Center, 24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo. For more information, please call 949.709.0976 or email ato bbbadltforum@gmail.com.

RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE NOVEMBER 12 AT ST. JOHN’S — SIGN UP NOW

St. John’s hosts a Red Cross Blood Drive Sunday, November 12 from 8 a.m.-2:15 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room. Sign ups for both donors and volunteers continue Sundays. Look for the sign up sheet in the narthex. Questions? Contact Paul Eskildsen via church@stjohns-es.org Like to know more about what your donation can do? Check it […]