Category Archives: Coming Events

Coming events at St. John’s

This Week’s Calendar

Monday, September 17
10:00 am, People of Faith Meeting, Hospitality Room or Nursery

Tuesday, September 18
7:00 pm, Circles of Christ, Chapel

Wednesday, September 19
10:30 am, Fr. Tom Bonacci: The Gospel of Luke: An Interfaith Perspective, Chapel12:30 pm, Oktoberfest Meeting, Kitchen
7:00 pm, Choir Practice, Church

Thursday, September 20
11:00 am, Clericus, Chapel
12:00 pm, Lunch & Meeting, Narthex

Friday, September 21
7:00 pm, International Peace Day Service, Chapel

Sunday, September 23
11:30 am, Circles of Trust, Chapel

Yoga for Kids, Coming to St. John’s in June

Yoga for Kids will be offered for five weeks at St. John’s! The group will be for youth between the age of 6-12. A one hour class will be offered twice weekly for five weeks on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 11:00 am. Children may register to sign up for a once a week session or two times. The program will begin Tuesday, June 19 and conclude July 18.  The teacher is Emily Fulton who is a certified RTY yoga instructor at Now and Zen Yoga Studio in Lodi. A mother of five, she has experience teaching children having offered classes for children at Hutchins Street Square. Parents are welcome to attend and practice if so desired. If you would like more information or wish to sign up, please see the Ministry Table.

A Celtic Eucharist for the Summer Solstice, Saturday, June 23, 7:00 p.m.

The Eucharist will be celebrated in the

chapel with the Bishop present.

Party follows!              

The Arts at St. John’s Presents: St. Petersburg Men’s Ensemble

Introduction to World Regions, New Date *Saturday, December 16*

“WHERE CAN I GO FROM YOUR SPIRIT?”
Psalm 139:7
Introduction to world religions


Presentation-Study-Reflection-Sharing 

The Rev. Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P., Presenter
The Interfaith Peace Project
www.interfaithpeaceproject.org 

Saturday, December 16
9:00 am – 12 Noon 

Islamic Tradition

Fr. Tom Bonacci has had an unexpected foot surgery scheduled for December 8. He is sorry to have to postpone our upcoming session. We will announce the new date as soon as it has been confirmed. Please keep Fr. Tom in your prayers.

Registration is requested for the printed materials  

SIGN THE CLIPBOARD ON THE ROUND TABLE OR CALL 209-369-3381    

A free-will ten dollar donation is invited.    

The Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist
Worship: Sundays 9:30 a.m.
Office Hours: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Thursday
1055 S. Lower Sacramento Road, Lodi, California 95242

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

trees

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.

Introduction to The Jewish Tradition, November 4 at 9:00 a.m. in Lodi

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

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 4, 9-NOON 

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.

International Day of Peace, Thursday, September 21 @ 7:00 pm

PRAYING FOR PEACE, CARING FOR GOD’S WORLD

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                  Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Sacred Readings, Sung Chants, Meditation

The Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist
1055 Lower Sacramento Road, Lodi, CA 95242
209-369-3381

A Guide to Holy Week and Easter Services

SUNDAY, APRIL 9 PALM SUNDAY 

9:30 a.m. Palm Procession & Passion
The liturgy begins on a triumphal note, outdoors as all participants are handed palms to wave, just as the crowds did who welcomed Jesus into Jerusalem. The Eucharist is received in a joyful spirit. The mood of the service then changes as the congregation joins in the narrative reading the Passion story.

THURSDAY, APRIL 13      MAUNDY THURSDAY

7:00 p.m. The Night Before Jesus Died
The story of the Last Supper is told in a traditional celebration of the Eucharist with hymns. Following the Eucharist, we hear the story of the betrayal of Jesus. All adornment is removed from the altar and church commemorating the stripping of Jesus. A solemn procession leads the congregation to the narthex which is set up with the Garden of Gethsemane where we are invited to watch and weep with Jesus. Please note there will be no foot washing ceremony this year.

8 p.m. to 8 a.m. Garden of Gethsemane Watch
The church will be open all night for prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane created by the Designer Guild in the narthex. People are invited to sign up to pray one hour, reminiscent of Jesus’ vigil on the night before he died.

FRIDAY, APRIL 14 GOOD FRIDAY

12 Noon Passion & Prayers
A traditional service from the BCP, with music is held in the church and features a reading from the Passion Gospel, sermon, prayers of intercession, and the Veneration of the Cross.

7 p.m.  The Cross: Love Set Free (New!)
This service features silence, scripture and readings interspersed with sung chants focusing on the Passion of Jesus and the meaning of the cross. The rite includes the Taize ritual of participants placing votive candles on the cross.

SATURDAY, APRIL 15   A CELTIC EASTER VIGIL

7:00 p.m.  Vigil and Eucharist
This liturgy is rich with meaning as we celebrate in word and action three Passovers: the Passover of the Hebrew people from their bondage in Egypt, the Passover of Jesus from death to life and the Passover of Christ’s People as we celebrate our awakening to resurrection life. It includes the Renewal of Baptismal Vows and Celtic prayers. The first Eucharist of Easter is celebrated. A festive pot-luck snack reception follows the service. Please bring something to share.

SUNDAY, APRIL 16   EASTER SUNDAY

9:30     Festival Eucharist
Reception and Easter Egg Hunt