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WEEKLY REMINDERS FOR MONDAY, APRIL 16 THROUGH SUNDAY, APRIL 22

**All Week: All are Invited to the St. John’s School Book Fair. Mon-Th = 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., and Fri = 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. **   Monday, April 16:      • Caring About Precious Seniors, Park Terrace, 6:45 p.m.      • Education for Ministry, Art Studio, 7 p.m.   Tuesday, […]

SIGN UP HERE FOR VBS 2018! COME SAIL AWAY FRIDAY, JUNE 18-22, 9 A.M. TO NOON

Come Sail Away — REGISTER TODAY FOR VBS 2018! This year’s program — Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus — is set for Monday through Friday, June 18―22 from 9 a.m.-Noon. Vacation Bible School is open to children age 4 years old (as of May 1, 2018) through present 4th graders. Present 5th graders through young adults […]

WEEKLY REMINDERS FOR EVENTS BETWEEN MONDAY MARCH 12 THROUGH SUNDAY MARCH 18

You know the drill! It’s weekly reminder time . . .   Monday, March 12: • Caring About Precious Seniors, Park Terrace, 6:45 p.m. • Education for Ministry, Art Studio, 7 p.m.   Tuesday, March 13: • Bible Fellowship, Library, 7 p.m. • Festival Singers, Instrumental Music Room, 7:30 p.m.   Wednesday, March 14: • […]

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME IS NIGH — SET CLOCKS AHEAD AN HOUR SATURDAY NIGHT, MARCH 10

This weekend we move to Daylight Saving Time (Amen!). When you head to bed Saturday night, move your clock *ahead* one hour, then we’ll see you (on time!) for church Sunday morning! Want to know more about the history of Daylight Saving Time? Of course you do! https://www.timeanddate.com/time/dst/history.html IT’S ALMOST SUMMER!

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]