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ONLINE OPPORTUNITIES TO CONNECT WITH OUR EPISCOPAL COMMUNITY ABOUND THIS WEEKEND

Here’s the lineup: Saturday, June 27, 8 p.m., is our regular evening worship ZOOM gathering for St. John’s. You’ll have the link in the e-blast Rev. Christopher sent Saturday, June 20. If you didn’t receive that email, contact him here, and he’ll send you the link: cpotter@stjohns-es.org. + + + + + + + Sunday, […]

WORSHIP SERVICE DETAILS FOR SUNDAY, JUNE 21 THROUGH SATURDAY, JUNE 27, 2020

Do you remember the song, “Where Did Our Love Go?” by The Supremes? Released in 1964, it became part of my playlist — you know, the kind you put on your 4-inch reel-to-reel recorder after holding the microphone too close to the radio speaker? If you don’t recall (or weren’t around for its initial release), […]

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 […]

WORSHIP SERVICE DETAILS FOR SUNDAY, JUNE 14 THROUGH SATURDAY, JUNE 20, 2020

Happy Saturday, and Blessings on this, the upcoming Second Week after Pentecost. Performing my morning constitution in my close-knit neighborhood, I crossed paths today with a couple of women and a child in a stroller. They were well dressed. Perhaps a couple with child, or a mother and child walking with a neighbor – it […]

ONLINE OFFICE HOURS FOR REV. CHRISTOPHER AND REV. KAREN

Rev. Karen Maurer and I are posting our office hours for you. These meetings are, naturally, Zoom conferences where you can do a virtual drop-by to say, “Hi,” or to ask any question on your mind. This will not be a confidential setting. If you wish to have personal time with us, simply speak to […]

WORSHIP SERVICE DETAILS FOR SUNDAY, JUNE 7 THROUGH SATURDAY, JUNE 13, 2020

Trinity Sunday: A Day of Hope June 7, 2020 What a gorgeous depiction of the Trinity. The serenity of the faces; the love that binds them; the sublime relationship between the three; the equanimity of person; the omniscient look in their eyes; the hope of the universe reflected in their hands. Only — and most […]

OUR FOOD DRIVE FOR NEIGHBORS IN NEED IS SATURDAY, JUNE 13; HERE’S WHAT TO DO . . .

Orange County Needs Food Pantry Donations — Here’s How We Can Help:  Our Women’s Ministry is partnering with RSM Cares Food Pantry and Saddleback Community College to donate much needed specific items for our local sisters and brothers. Most of us don’t have to choose between buying groceries or paying the rent. So we’re gathering some specific items in the coming weeks […]

CLERGY ZOOM OFFICE HOURS NOW SET FOR TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY; COME VISIT!

By the Rev. Christopher Potter Rev. Karen Maurer and I are posting our office hours for you. These meetings are, naturally, Zoom conferences where you can do a virtual drop-by to say, “Hi,” or to ask any question on your mind. This will NOT be a confidential setting. If you wish to have personal time […]

REV. CHRISTOPHER POTTER’S MISSIVE FOR SUNDAY, MAY 17, 2020

Sixth Sunday of Easter May 17, 2020 Christopher Potter+ St. John’s Vicar I didn’t grow up on a farm. I can count probably on one hand the number of live chickens I’ve encountered in my life. One recollection about chickens comes from an industrial egg-laying farm where monthly my father would take me when I […]

UPDATE! OUR EXTREMELY ADAPTABLE YOUTH GROUP

You may not know this but the St. John’s Youth Group, and its leaders, are EXTREMELY adaptable. In January — before the Coronavirus disruption — the YG launched a new approach to ministry. Did you read about it in the newsletter? We’re loading the article below. In essence, the new approach offered multiple opportunities to […]

OUR YOUTH, LEARNING FROM LIFE: YOUTH GROUP UPDATE

What do dogs and Covid-19 have in common? It turns out we can learn a lot from both of them. At least that’s what our middle school and high school youth groups discovered Wednesday during their Zoom meetings with Mrs. Patti and the adult leaders. The Middle Schoolers enjoyed this hysterical video about dogs caught […]

EVENING PRAYER VIDEO WITH REV. CHRISTOPHER, TUESDAY, MAY 5, 2020

Grant, O Lord, that the course of this world may be peaceably governed by your providence; and that your Church may joyfully serve you in confidence and serenity; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.