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OUR ANNUAL THANKSGIVING EVE WORSHIP AND PIZZA PARTY IS HAPPENING — HERE’S HOW!

We’re gathering online Wednesday, November 25 at 6 p.m. for the annual St. John’s Church service to give thanks for life’s blessings on the eve of the Thanksgiving holiday. Rev. Christopher will include the ZOOM worship link in his eblast to the congregation this Saturday, November 21. And, even in this crazy year, we will […]

ST. JOHN’S YOUTH GROUPS ARE POPPING!

There are tons of events popping in the St. John’s Youth Groups! First up are the weekly ZOOM meetings, on Tuesday for Middle School, and Wednesday for High School/College; please let Mrs. Patti know if you’d like to attend any of the events and she’ll set you up with the details. Meeting details and her contact […]

HOW LIFE-AFFIRMING PRAYER HELPS ST. JOHN’S YOUTH GROUP MEMBERS

This week the Middle School and High School Youth Groups fell into the metaphorical dunk tank about prayer. From the opening devotion, which included part of the Prayer of St. Patrick — “Christ be with me, Christ within me, Christ behind me, Christ before me” — our kids talked about prayers they use that help them […]

IN-PERSON WORSHIP FOR SATURDAY, AUGUST 22 IS NOW LIVE!

In-person worship at St. John’s is happening Saturdays at 6:30 p.m. on the fountain courtyard. We are enjoying worshiping together — it is so good to see one another! Per State of California guidelines, sign-ups are required. Please show up 15 minutes before the service so your temperature can be taken (additional guidelines are at […]

REGISTER NOW FOR IN-PERSON WORSHIP ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 1!

Your link to sign-up for in-person and outdoor worship on Saturday, August 1 is here! Just click on the “Register for In-Person Worship!” button above. The number of worshippers and volunteers is small, due to state guidelines, so don’t delay signing up.

REGISTER NOW FOR 2019 VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

A wild adventure awaits as St. John’s Episcopal Church experiences “ROAR – Life is Wild, God is Good!” — our 2019 Vacation Bible School running Monday – Friday, June 17 – June 21, 9 a.m. to Noon. The registration fee is $55 per participant and is open to children age 4 years old (as of June […]

MARCH 6 IS ASH WEDNESDAY — SERVICES AT 7 AM, NOON, 7 PM

Ash Wednesday marks the first of the forty days of Lent, named for the custom of placing blessed ashes on the foreheads of worshipers at Ash Wednesday services. The ashes are a sign of penitence and a reminder of mortality, and may be imposed with the sign of the cross. Ash Wednesday is observed as a […]

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 […]