Monthly Archives: October 2017

Sermon from Sunday, October 29, 2017

Greg Masztal
Sunday, October 29, 2017
The Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost:  Proper 25
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Adult Forum in November

“Love Your Muslim Neighbor As Yourself”

Adult Forum in November
Living the Questions
DVD Series and Discussion
November 12, 19 & 26

The Adult Series resumes with a new video series exploring the Islamic Tradition. It will be held at 11:15 on Sundays, November 12, 19, 26.  The series is introduced by the editors, saying this, “Much of what passes as information about Islam is weed-like disinformation rooted in stereotype and watered by fear. In this series, Islamic and Christian scholars offer reliable information about what Muslims believe, how they live out their faith, and how we all can be about building relationships across the lines of faith.”

This Series will be a nice complement to Fr. Tom Bonacci’s presentation on the Islamic Tradition on Saturday, December 9, 9-noon. Here is a sneak peak about what to expect from Fr. Tom:

“The association of Islam and terrorism seriously compromises the well-being of Muslims and all peoples of Faith.  Our reflections on Islam will encourage us to experience Islam as a dedicated way of life centered in God.  Exploring the Pillars of Islam, we will discover how we might live our own lives for the glory of God and the benefit of others.  The faithful Muslim is inspired by the words and deeds of Mohammad (pbuh) as the exemplar of what it means to hear and live the words of the Holy Quran.  Isaiah 55 provides the words and imagery to experience the interplay of Islam, Judaism, and Christianity.”

Celtic Eucharist, Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 7:00 pm

The Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist


Autumn Homecoming

A Celtic Eucharist 

Celtic Prayers, Chants, Community

Thursday, November 2, 2017

At 7:00 p.m.

Potluck Snack Reception Follows

Bring a favorite snack or beverage to share.

November 2017 Newsletter

Newsletter November 2017

Sermon from Sunday, October 22, 2017

The Rt. Rev. David Rice
Sunday, October 22, 2107
The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost:  Proper 24
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Sermon from Sunday, October 15, 2017

The Rev. Elaine H. Breckenridge
Sunday, October 15, 2017
The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost:  Proper 23
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Sermon from Sunday, October 8, 2016

The Rev. Elaine H. Breckenridge
St. Francis Observed
Sunday, October 8, 2017
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October 2017 Newsletter

Newsletter October 2017

Sermon from Sunday, October 1, 2017

The Rev. Elaine Breckenridge
The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 21
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Introduction to The Jewish Tradition, November 4 at 9:00 a.m. in Lodi

“Where Can I Go From Your Presence?”
The Jewish Tradition


Our partnership with the Interfaith Peace Project continues this month. Again we will welcome, Fr. Tom Bonacci as our presenter. Last month’s event was a presentation that creatively included elements of teaching, preaching and storytelling. This month’s topic is, “Gleaning from the Jewish Tradition” Fr. Tom offers the following introduction;

For the Christian, Judaism is our Mother in faith and the ways of God.  We are heartbroken over the troubled history of Jews and Christians.  But, now more than ever, we are grateful for the advances made in more recent times between Jews and Christians.  We will explore the splendor of the Hebrew Bible to appreciate anew the wisdom of our Mother in faith. The power of Tradition presented in story, ritual, and remembrance will surge through our consciousness inviting us to praise the God who would liberate us all. Our reflections will conclude by appreciating the Judaism of Jesus. On December 9, we will explore the Islamic Tradition.

A sign up sheet for registration is available on the barrel in the narthex.  There is a ten dollar free will offering.
Copies from last month’s program are also available.