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SIGN UP NOW FOR ST. JOHN’S RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE ON SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8!

St. John’s next Red Cross blood drive is Sunday, November 8! This is your chance to actually save lives — don’t miss the opportunity to have an incredible impact not just on the person’s life you help save, but also on their loved ones. Your act of giving has an enormous positive impact on people […]

HELP FEED 400 LOCAL FAMILIES — OUR THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE IS HAPPENING NOW!

Our annual Thanksgiving Food Drive is here! We have the great honor to help provide Thanksgiving meals for our neighbors in need. We hope you’re able to pitch in and buy food, help pack bags, and hand out meal bags on distribution day in mid-November. Our goal this year is to provide 400 meals through our […]

REV. CHRISTOPHER ON FIRE EVACUATION AND ASSISTANCE FROM ST. JOHN’S

[emailed to the church membership at 10:50 am today] Dear Family of God: There is a fire nearby the church, spreading quickly in the Silverado Canyon — mostly in the Foothill Ranch, Portola and Irvine areas as I write. I know that there are many members of the community of St. John’s (Church and the […]

TRUNK OR TREAT IS ON! SEE YOU AT ST. JOHN’S SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25, 4 TO 6 PM

It’s fall and Trunk or Treat is near! Here are the details: |> St. John’s, Sunday, October 25, 4 to 6 p.m. |> It’s a drive-thru event to ensure social distancing! |> While we give out candy to our young visitors, it’s also time for our annual canned food drive. Please bring one or many […]

IT’S TIME FOR TRUNK OR TREAT — THE DRIVE-THRU EDITION!

It’s fall and Trunk or Treat is near! Here are the details: St. John’s, Sunday, October 25, 4 to 6 p.m. It’s a drive-thru event to ensure social distancing! While we give out candy to our young visitors, it’s also time for our annual canned food drive. Please bring one or many canned goods that […]

UPDATE: THE SIGN-UP LINK IS COMING FOR IN-PERSON, OUTDOOR WORSHIP . . .

To all patiently waiting to click the link to sign-up for our first in-person and outdoor worship: the link will, prayerfully, be available Tuesday morning. We have had behind-the-scenes internet issues between two companies in successfully integrating the needed websites. We are assured the issue will be resolved by Tuesday morning, so please check back. […]

ST. JOHN’S MEMBERS: SURVEY RESPONSE NEEDED BY TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 2020

People of St. John’s: Blessings and peace in the name of Jesus Christ! Preparations are underway to start in-person worship together at St. John’s in the near future. The “Return to In-Person Worship Task Force” and the Bishop’s Committee would like to provide you with a view of what Sunday worship will look like and […]

APRIL 10, 2020 GOOD FRIDAY EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE DOCUMENT

Peace and blessings to you. Friday night, St. John’s will gather online at 7 p.m. to remember the supreme sacrifice of love from Jesus on Good Friday. The service includes readings, meditations and five Solemn Collects which outline the prayers of the church on this most holy night. We will be blessed by the prayers […]

WE’VE LAUNCHED A HELPER MINISTRY FOR ST. JOHN’S MEMBERS — CHECK IT OUT!

St. John’s has launched a new Helper Ministry! We’re ready to help any member of the church who needs assistance. Here are some of the areas of help: – Prepare meals and deliver to your door – Help with set-up of Online Food Delivery or Pick-up – Pick-up a prescription and deliver it to your […]

BISHOP JOHN HARVEY TAYLOR’S BEAUTIFUL COLLECT FOR COVID-19

The Bishop’s Collect for COVID-19 God of all creation, whose people prepared a tabernacle for you and carried it with them through the wilderness so they would never be alone: If we must venture into a landscape transformed by crisis, may we be living vessels of your mercy, grace, and love. Remind us to carry […]

WEEKEND SERVICES TODAY AND SUNDAY ARE CANCELED; MORE FROM FR. CHRISTOPHER BELOW

Peace of Christ be with us all. As you may have seen my email of Friday morning, I alerted you that information regarding best practices during the COVID-19 epidemic were changing sometimes hour-by-hour. That is exactly what has happened today and why I reach out to you again. News from local agencies, health-care professionals, and […]

COVID-19 UPDATE: NEW ROUTINES FOR LONG-TIME TRADITIONS

Here is the latest update from Fr. Christopher and St. John’s leadership about our community’s response to COVID-19. You’ll find detailed information about steps we’re taking to help keep people as safe as possible as we continue ministering to one another. St. John’s people have deep faith; we will come through this stronger than ever. […]

HERE’S YOUR HANDY GUIDE TO CHRISTMAS-RELATED EVENTS AND WORSHIP AT ST. JOHN’S

Here are the Christmas-related St. John’s events for the next six days, all in one spot — see you at St. John’s! Friday, December 20: • Christmas Flower Offerings, deadline today. Checks payable to St. John’s Church, suggested donation amount $50. Sunday, December 22, 9 a.m.: • Advent Faith Formation Series: wraps up with BJ […]

SAVE THE DATE FOR ST. JOHN’S FUNdraising DINNER: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9!

You’re warmly invited to the St. John’s Episcopal Church Fellowship FUNdraiser! Join us Saturday, November 9, 5 p.m. and welcome our new music director, Johannes Stosch, and his wife, Clara Cheng Stosch, and Patrick McHonett — our new St. John’s Head of School — and his wife, Jessica McHonett. This event is the main church fundraiser and […]

WEEKLY REMINDERS: MONDAY, MAY 6 — SUNDAY, MAY 12

Your weekly reminders for activities at and through St. John’s Church, where all are welcome! First up: “The Very Special List With Odd Things On It” ingathering for VBS 2019 is ON. See Sheryll Grogan or Lorraine Kamholz or shoot them an email via church@stjohns-es.org Monday, May 6: • Caring About Precious Seniors, Park Terrace, […]

SUPPORT ST. JOHN’S SCHOOL AT CARDINELLA, SATURDAY, MARCH 30, 5:30 PM

St. John’s School holds the 30th Anniversary Gala, “Cardinella” Saturday, March 30 in Newport Coast.  Cardinella is a fabulous and super fun event which will be held this year at The Resort at Pelican Hill. Cardinella is an evening full of celebration, fellowship, silent and live auctions, the popular wine wall, and a luxury getaway […]

LESSONS AND CAROLS CONCERT AT ST. JOHN’S, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16, 4 P.M.

A very special concert called “Advent Festival of Lessons and Carols” — that happens just once a year — will be held at St. John’s Sunday, December 16 at 4 p.m. The concert is free and the community is warmly invited to attend. Lessons and Carols concerts are traditionally held during the Church season of […]