Category Archives: Coming Events

Coming events at St. John’s

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.

Celtic Eucharist, Thursday, June 23, 7:00 p.m.


Next Celtic Eucharist,
Thursday, June 23, 7:00 p.m.  

Save the date for the celebration of The Nativity of John the Baptist and the summer solstice. Celtic prayers, chants, and festivities! As is traditional on the longest day of the year in Ireland, Scotland and Wales we will enjoy a small bonfire outside. Stay tuned for more details.     

The Bishop’s Visitation: Sunday, April 17, 9:30

Picture1The Rt. Rev. David Rice will make his annual visitation to
St. John’s on Sunday, April 17. Please make every effort to join us as we will be welcoming new members into the congregation on that special Sunday. As of this writing, we will be baptizing one adult, two children.
Two adults and one teenager will be confirmed. Seven people are currently attending the Tuesday evening class to prepare for this event.

 We will also be blessing and welcoming two babies into our parish family and other new households. A festive reception will follow.



St. John’s Annual High Tea

Tea PictureIt’s tea time.
We are once again having our annual fund raiser on
Saturday April 23, 2016 at 1pm.
Tickets will be available beginning April 1.
Once again our seating is limited so please get your tickets early.  The tickets are $30.00 for adults & $12.50 for children. We would appreciate donations of Raffle Baskets and or Baked Goods. Please contact Kathy at 369-3381.