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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

2017-18 YOUTH NEWSLETTER/CALENDAR – ACTIVITY LOCATIONS? EVERYWHERE!

Here’s the Youth Group Team Report from the “First Night” get-together on Wednesday, September 6! Ready? Go: “Wow! What a great turnout. We were so happy to be back with all of you. We are looking forward to a great year starting with the Half Allnighter on Friday!!! Here’s our calendar-at-a-glance for 2017-18 — we […]

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 […]