Monthly Archives: July 2012

Coming Events (7/22)

Soul Kitchen Community Dinner, July 27, 5:30 p.m.
New Schedule begins, August 5: Second service begins at 10:30
Fr. Harold’s Last Sunday, August 12, one service only at 10:00, luncheon following
Vestry Meeting, August 14, 7:00 p.m.

Readings for July 29

For those who would like to preview the lectionary for Sunday, July 29, the scriptures are: 2 Samuel 11:1-15, Ephesians 3:14-21, Psalm 14, and John 6:1-21.

Soul Kitchen – Friday, July 27

Everyone is invited to dinner Friday, July 27, at 5:30 p.m. Sign up today on the Ministry Table to provide 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. To volunteer, please contact Kathy Girard or Paula Saubolle.

Fr. Harold’s Retirement

On August 12, we will have one worship service only, beginning at 10:00 am. A luncheon in celebration of Harold’s retirement will follow. Please contact Vanadeane Brooks or Christina Jackson to let us know if you will attend the luncheon. If you would like to contribute photos or written greetings to a commemorative book for Fr. Harold, or if you would like to contribute to a retirement gift for Fr. Harold and Beverley, please send it to the church office.

Black Irish Band at Jessie’s Grove

On July 28, the Black Irish Band (Irish & Scottish, Italian, and American folk music) is playing at Jessie’s Grove Winery (jessiesgrovewinery.com), and we are organizing a group of St. John’s friends to enjoy the concert together. No reservations necessary, just show up at the winery at about 7 p.m. with a lawn chair or blanket and a picnic. General admission is $25 and both wine and food are available for purchase. Questions may be directed to Rosemary or Richard Cress.

Upcoming Adult Forums

Today Claire Augusto, Steve Augusto, and Josie Daughrity share the story of their adventure with Sierra Service Project earlier this month, doing home improvement work with the Chuckchansi Tribe near Oakhurst.

Next week, July 29, Fr. Harold will lead our discussion—his last Adult Forum at St. John’s!

August series: On August 5, Rev. Anne will begin a series she’s calling “Episcopal Church 101.” We’ll talk about the what and why of the Episcopal Church. An excellent opportunity for anyone newer to the Episcopal Church to explore what it’s all about. (Series continues August 19 and concludes August 26.) Join us at 9:30 a.m. outside the nursery.

Coming Events

Sunday, July 15, Newsletter deadline
Tuesday, July 17, Vestry meeting, 7 p.m.
Sunday, July 22, Sierra Service Project presentation, 9:30 a.m.

Readings for July 22

For those who would like to preview the lectionary for Sunday, July 22, the scriptures are: 2 Samuel 7:1-14a; Ephesians 2:11-22; Psalm 89:20-37; and Mark 6:30-34, 53-56.

Soul Kitchen – Friday, July 27

Everyone is invited to dinner Friday, July 27, at 5:30 p.m. Sign up today on the Ministry Table to provide 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.

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 campsanjoaquin.com and diosanjoaquin.org.