Monthly Archives: September 2013

Blessing of the Animals

Sunday, October 6 we will replace our Adult Sunday school  with “The Blessing of the Animals.”  Please bring you pets and join us at 9:30 a.m. until approximately 10:00 a.m. for this Annual tradition.

Readings for 10/6

For those who would like to preview the lectionary for Sunday, October 6,  the scriptures are: Lamentation 1:1-16; Psalm 137; 2 Timothy 1:1-14 and Luke 17:5-10

Harvest Fair 9/28

Harvest Faire—September 28th
Our Annual Harvest Faire is Saturday, September 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
We have a number of vendors returning this year and a couple of new vendors!
Something for the whole family.
•Animals, herding dogs, lama’s
•crafts •produce, including organic
•food •jellies •fresh flowers and wreaths
•candles, and much much more!!
Everything harvest related!
Mark your calendars and join us for a fun filled morning!

Coming Events for the Week of 12/8

St. John’s Ringers (Handbells), Dec.  8, 15,  & 22, 7:00 p.m.  to 8:00 p.m.
Youth Group , Dec.   8, 15, 22 & 29, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Hosp. Room
Yoga for Christians, Dec. 10,  at 9:30 am, Nursery – Last one of the year.
Choir Practice, Dec.   11, & 18 , 7:00 p.m.
Choristers, Dec.   11, & 18, 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Stockton Chorale Christmas Festival, December 13, 7:30 p.m.
Arts of St. John’s Christmas Concert, December 15, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
Christmas Eve Services, December 24, 5:30 p.m. Pageant and 10:30 p.m. Music
Christmas Day Service, December 25, 10:30 a.m.

What Is Soul Kitchen/Community Dinner Up To?

Not only do they provide a monthly meal for the community, they were able to provide plastic cups, silverware, plates and napkins  to “Second Step Living Program.”  Second Step is collecting items to be given for the Firefighters in Sonora.  Our Soul Kitchen monthly dinner is free to all who come.  Our next Soul Kitchen/Community Dinner is Friday, September 27.

Update on calling a Priest in Charge to St. John’s

The vestry, parish profile committee members, and a candidate are spending this weekend in mutual discernment to see if both St. John’s leaders and the candidate discern that God is calling this person to be our new Priest in Charge.  You’ll find a wonderful prayer for the Election of a Minister on page 818 of the Book of Common Prayer – please use it regularly during the next few weeks!

Would You Like to Acolyte?

We want to invite children 9 years old or older and adults who are interested in being more involved and engaged in worship by participating as an acolyte?  Please contact Stacey Robles Bagnasco or the Church Office.

St. John’s Music Groups Begin

Three of St. John’s Musical Groups have begun and we would love to have new members join us. St. John’s Ringers meets tonight, but in an unusual place: The Nursery! (we usually meet in the church)Join us Sunday nights from 7-8 pm.  Our Parish Choir is singing this morning and is just in the starting. We rehearse on Wednesday nights, 7-8:30 pm and would love to have new singers join us. The next rehearsal is Sept. 11. Finally, our children’s choir, Choristers, will have their first rehearsal on Wednesday, Sept. 11 from 4- 5 pm. Children grades 1-6 are welcome to come, sing and learn more about music. Contact Music Director Randy Knutson at the church office phone to learn more.

Welcome Deacon Bentley

Deacon Steve Bentley on call for pastoral emergencies.
The new issue of Tidings has a fuller introduction of the Rev. Steve Bentley, a newly-ordained deacon who lives in Stockton. He will be available for pastoral emergencies when Pastor Jim is back home in the East Bay.  Steve will be our guest preacher on September 22nd.

Readings for 9/15

For those who would like to preview the lectionary for Sunday, September 15,  the scriptures are: Jeremiah 4:11-12,22-28; 1 Timothy 1:12-17; Psalm 14 and Luke 15:1-10