Monthly Archives: June 2012


VBS Day 5

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Last Day!


VBS Day 4

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More photos from this year’s VBS. Thank you to all who participated, especially the kids. What a wonderful time! Photos from day four:

July Tidings Now Available

The July 2012 issue of the St. John’s Tidings is now available. Be sure to check it out!

Past issues can be found here.


VBS Day 2

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Photos from Day 2 of VBS at St. John’s. Today we learned about Daniel having to interpret the king’s dream and going to God in prayer when we need help with challenges in our lives.


VBS Day 1

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We have 24 children participating in this year’s VBS. Here are some photos from day 1:


Celebrating St. John’s

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On Sunday, June 24, we celebrated the fact that half of our mortgage is now paid with an all-parish picnic. Here are some photos from the event. If you have additional photos, we would love to add them to the … Continue reading

Readings for July 1

For those who would like to preview the lectionary for Sunday, July 1, the scriptures are: Lamentations 3:21-33, 2 Corinthians 8:7-15, Psalm 30, and Mark 5:21-43.

Coming Events (6/24)

Parish Picnic, today! June 24, following the 10:45 service
Vacation Bible School, June 25-29, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Soul Kitchen, June 29, 5:00 p.m.
Office Closed, July 4, in observance of Independence Day
Newsletter Deadline, July 15

San Joaquin Family Camp

Families of the Diocese of San Joaquin are invited to Camp San Joaquin Family Camp July 19-22, 2012. Bishop Nedi Rivera will lead the “Hogwarts School of Magic” themed weekend, where campers discover that LOVE is truly the GREATEST MAGIC that exists. Camp San Joaquin is located in the Giant Sequoia National Monument at a cool 7,000 foot elevation, deep in the dense forest of the Sierra Nevada. Camp in cabins, eat in the dining hall, and enjoy campfires, crafts, and games. Registration forms are available on the Ministry Table, and more information is online at and

Soul Kitchen – Friday, June 29

Everyone is invited to dinner Friday, June 29, at 5:30 p.m. Sign up today on the Ministry Table to donate food for our community dinner or to help serve. We’ll continue to offer a dinner at 5:30 p.m. in the church on the last Friday of each month. All are welcome! There is no charge for dinner, though donations are accepted. The Jon Bon Jovi Foundation instituted a program called Soul Kitchen to help feed homeless and low-income families; the Soul Kitchen at St. John’s has similar goals for the Lodi community. If you would like to help, please contact Kathy Girard or Paula Saubolle.