Category Archives: Coming Events

Coming events at St. John’s

Celebrating Shrove Tuesday, February 28

Join Us for a Mardi Gras Party on Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Jazz and Happy Hour:  6:00 pm
Traditional Cajun dinner follows
Tickets on sale soon!

Reading for Lent: Strength for the Journey

In keeping with our up-coming theme for Lent, “Sacred Journeys”, the following book may be of interest.  Strength for the Journey: A Guide to Spiritual Practice, by Renee Miller.  This book is a collection of reflections which looks at events and activities of everyday life and discovers routes to spiritual practice and deeper, daily spirituality. Each entry is aimed at evoking mindfulness in the common activities of life, from music and movie going to reading, writing, and walking.  There are also introductions to more formal practices such as centering prayer, praying with bead, reading the Daily Office and meditation. The book is organized under the following categories: Meditative Practice, Ministry Practice, Media Practice, Mind Practice, and Movement Practice. Each reflection is fairly short making the book easy to read.  If you would like a copy of this book, for your own use this coming season of Lent, see the Ministry Table to order.

Food for the Journey: “Soup On Sundays”, March 12, 19 & 26

Food for the Journey: “Soup On Sundays”,
Sundays in Lent following the Eucharist, March 12, 19 & 26 we will serve soup after church. Please sign up at the Ministry Table, if you are willing to make and serve a soup, or help with set up and clean up.

A Celtic Eucharist, Thursday, February 9

The Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist
“Celebrating St. Brigid” A Celtic Eucharist
on Thursday, February 9 at 7:00 pm

Celtic Spirituality, Chants and Communion

1055 S. Lower Sacramento Road, Lodi † 209.369.3381 †

Annual Meeting

On January 29, following the 9:30 Eucharist the annual meeting will be held.
All who worship with us are invited and encouraged to attend the meeting. At the annual meeting we elect new parish leaders: vestry members and delegates to convention. We will review our finances and receive next year’s budget as presented by the vestry. We will continue our community building work as guided conversations on a theme will be offered. As in the past two years, the Annual Meeting will take place in the narthex at tables with a simple light breakfast snacks being provided.

A Celtic Eucharist, November 10 at 7 pm

The Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist


Letting Go
Exploring Celtic Winter 

A Celtic Eucharist  

Thursday, November 10
at 7:00 p.m.

Celtic Prayers, Chants, Community

“Falling Upward” Book Club, October 3, Mondays, 7:00 pm

During the month of October, I will be leading a book study on Richard Rohr’s “Falling Upward”,  Mondays, from 7-8 pm, for 4 weeks- October 3, 10, 17 and 24. This is a book that seeks to lead us to a greater understanding and experience of spirituality in ‘the second half of life’. There is a sign-up on the Ministry Table. I’m so excited about diving into this book-please join me!   Colleen Hurley

“Kinship With Earth” A Celtic Eucharist

Thursday, October 6, at 7:00 p.m.  Celtic Eucharist – We celebrate with Francis and all the Saints our love of the Earth, sing chants, gather informally around the altar for communion. A party will follow, so bring a festive beverage and/or a finger food snack to share.

Episcopal Visitation, October 23, 9:30 am

Bishop David Rice, preaching and Canon to the Ordinary, Rev. Anna Carmichael, presiding.  Please come to welcome our Diocesan Leaders!

Kristopher Lindquist Chant Sing Wednesday, June 1, 7-8:30 p.m.

Some of the service music we sing each Sunday has been written by my former friend and colleague the late Kristopher Lindquist. Many individuals have expressed an opportunity to learn more of this music. You are invited to do so on Wednesday, June 1, 7-8:30. Our new assistant pianist, Karina Ibarra will provide piano accompaniment as we learn some new chants. Many of the chants we will learn will be sung at the next Celtic Eucharist which will be held on Thursday, June 23. Karina will be the pianist on that evening. Please join me on Wednesday, June 1 at 7:00 as we explore some new chants.