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MEN’S BASKETBALL, CARDINAL GYM, EVERY SATURDAY, 6:30 A.M.

Okay, guys, COURT IS IN SESSION! Men’s basketball in the gym Saturday, February 17 at 6:30 a.m.! All are welcome; first timers, come on down! What’s in it for you? This: • shooting hoops helps burn around 300 calories an hour. • playing a half court game brings it to about 558 an hour. • […]

FORWARD DAY BY DAY DEVOTIONAL — NEW ISSUE AVAILABLE IN NARTHEX

The February-April issue of the daily devotional, Forward Day by Day, is available in the Narthex. Your $1 donation is greatly appreciated. Why a daily devotional? 1) You grow spiritually. 2) You get to know God. 3) You gain a deeper understanding of the Bible. 4) You begin to apply the Bible’s teaching. 5) You […]

YOUTH WINTER RETREAT IS FEBRUARY 17 – 19 — YOU CAN STILL SIGN UP!

Here’s Mrs. Patti with a reminder about February’s Youth Winter Retreat: “If you were on the fence about retreat, you can still sign up! We can make space for you!” The details: Rescheduled Youth Winter Retreat Saturday, February 17 – Monday, February 19 El Capitan Canyon, Santa Barbara Email Mrs. Patti right away if you […]

AUGUSTANA COLLEGE SYMPHONIC BAND — CAN YOU HOST A STUDENT OR TWO?

Community Lutheran Church will host the Augustana College Symphonic Band from Illinois Sunday, February 18 at 4 p.m. This in an unticketed event with a freewill offering. In addition to the concert, the people of St. John’s are also invited to consider hosting some of the musicians. Community Lutheran has lined up homes for almost […]

IMPORTANT INFO RE: WORSHIP SERVICES ON DECEMBER 23, 24, AND 25

• Saturday, December 23, our 5 p.m. Holy Eucharist is the Eve of the Fourth Sunday of Advent. We’ll have special guest musicians leading the music with Fr. Christopher. Please invite a friend! • Join us Sunday, December 24 for Christmas Eve worship: – 4 p.m. is our festive family service! – 9:30 p.m. is […]

SET YOUR CLOCKS BACK TONIGHT, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4

Alert! Daylight Saving Time Ends Early Sunday Morning! Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, November 5. Before retiring Saturday evening, November 4, be sure to turn your clocks back one hour! To help you remember this important task, here are six poems to mark the end of Daylight Saving Time.

CANTERBURY IRVINE FALL FUNDRAISER IS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29

After you attend Trunk-or-Treat from 4 to 6 p.m. in our parking lot, head up the 73 Toll Road to St. Michael and All Angels in Corona del Mar for the annual Canterbury Irvine Fall Fundraiser. CI is the Episcopal campus ministry at UCI. The fundraiser runs from 6:30—8:30 p.m., and tickets are $100 each. […]

ANNUAL THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE — CAN YOU HELP?

Our annual Thanksgiving Food Drive To Benefit RSM Cares Food Pantry is around the corner! Shopping lists can be found on the counter in the Narthex. Please bring your donations to church by Sunday, November 12. Contact Roger Bradshaw, rbradshaw@stjohns-es.org, if you can help out with preparing and loading bags on Monday and Tuesday, November […]

YOUTH GROUP WINTER RETREAT SIGN UPS HAPPENING NOW!

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!

HAVE YOU NOTICED THE NEW EMAIL ADDRESS?

We’ve recently introduced the email address “church@stjohns-es.org” in Facebook and website posts as a way for church members needing information to reach out to a ministry’s lay leader. Here’s why we’ve taken the step of providing a generic email rather than posting the ministry leader’s home or work email: 1. Search engines crawl all Facebook […]

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 […]

CUB SCOUT TROOP 1618 INFO NIGHT IS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 6:30 P.M.

Cub Scout Troop 1618, started at St. John’s many years ago, will hold an informational meeting Wednesday, September 27, 6:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room. All parents and boys are invited to learn more about scouting. An exciting year is ahead with a schedule full of thrilling activities. Visit Troop 1618’s website to see all […]

SOCIAL MEDIA SUNDAY IS SEPTEMBER 24 – ALL DAY!

We’re Getting Social on Sunday, September 24! On worldwide Social Media Sunday, September 24, parishes and people across the diocese and around the world will share online their experience of church. Why? Our hashtagged posts, tweets, photos, and more can help us connect with one another in our own community and farther afield. It’s an […]

ST. JOHN’S SCHOOL DEDICATES REULAND FIELD – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 9:30 A.M.

On Friday, September 15 at 9:30 a.m. St. John’s Episcopal School dedicates its new Konrad A. Reuland Memorial Field, a state-of-the-art turf athletics field which will help support the athletics program and physical education curriculum enjoyed by St. John’s students. Konrad was a St. John’s alumnus from the class of 2001, as well as a […]