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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

NEWCOMER’S BRUNCH IS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8, AFTER THE 10 A.M. SERVICE

We’re hosting a brunch Sunday, October 8 for all who have begun attending our church within the recent past. The brunch will begin immediately following the 10 a.m. service in the Multipurpose Room. All newcomers are invited. Members of the Bishop’s Committee will be present in addition to leaders of the men’s and women’s ministries. […]

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS (SERVICE HOURS!) AND ADULTS IN RSM

CAPS, the Caring About Precious Seniors Ministry, is looking for people to assist at Park Terrace Senior Living in RSM each week. This ministry of St. John’s is incredibly valuable to the residents of Park Terrace. On Monday evenings volunteers spend time helping seniors solve crossword puzzles from 6:45-7:45 p.m. (don’t worry, answers are provided!). […]

GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21

Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner is Back! The goal for “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” is to make guests feel comfortable and to feel welcomed! Will you sign up as a host or a guest? You decide! You’re invited to sign up for our next “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” event which will be held […]

ST. JOHN’S PARISHIONERS INVITED TO DECORATE THEIR CARS FOR TRUNK-OR-TREAT!

It’s time for our annual Trunk-Or-Treat party! It’s a family friendly event during which children and their families from our nearby community head to our parking lot and visit cars decorated by church and school families, play games and receive treats! This event is safe and friendly (no scary costumes, please!). If you’re a St. […]

NEWCOMER’S BRUNCH COMING SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8, AFTER 10 A.M. SERVICE

If you’re new or newish to St. John’s, please come to the brunch we’re hosting in your honor Sunday, October 8! The brunch begins immediately following the 10 a.m. service in the Multipurpose Room. Members of the Bishop’s Committee will be present in addition to leaders of the men’s and women’s ministries. This event will […]

ALL ARE INVITED TO ST. JOHN’S HALLOWEEN TRUNK-OR-TREAT – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29, 4-6 P.M.

Everyone’s invited to St. John’s Trunk-or-Treat family-friendly event Sunday, October 29 from 4-6 p.m.! What happens? Just about the most fun ever! Make the rounds of a parking lot full of specially decorated cars whose trunks are overflowing with candy, games and treats! Who does the decorating? Church and school families, that’s who! Adding to […]

BIGOTRY, BULLYING AND BRAVERY: A YOUTH FORUM, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1-5 P.M.

This forum, sponsored by the Interfaith Council of Greater Rancho Santa Margarita, is set for Sunday, September 10 in St. John’s Cardinal Gym. The event will run from 1 to 5 p.m. Middle-School and High School students of all faiths from the surrounding area are invited. For registration details or more information call 949.391.3376 or […]

RAISE YOUR VOICE AND SING IN THE CHOIR! SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 8:30 A.M.

The St. John’s choir warmly invites you to consider becoming a member of our wonderful choir. The new choir season begins September 10. You don’t need to be a professional singer; our four professional section leaders will work with you and train you! All you need is a voice, an interest in music, and a […]

BOOK IT ON MONDAYS FEATURES WRITER MARK HADDON, JULY 31, 7 P.M.

Our next gathering is Monday, July 31 at 7 p.m. at the home of Linda Allport in Rancho Santa Margarita (GPS takes you to the alley behind Linda’s home, but you can park on the street in the front of her house — look for the balloon outside her home). For directions and to RSVP, […]