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General announcements about St. John’s

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.

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.

Coffee Hour Sponsors

We are asking groups to pick a Sunday and sponsor coffee hour.  Check with your group or guild and let Penny in the office know what Sunday is good for you.  Other groups agreeing to take part in this are the Office Angels, Garden Committee and the Ladies Dinner Night.  Thank you for participating in this important ministry.

A Note From Our Organist

My sincere and enthusiastic “thank-you!” to those who made donations toward the organ mirror. It was designed and crafted by MichaelJon, Woodworker, of Lockeford, and it will allow me to see the back of the church, and our worship leaders while I am playing. It is  a beautiful and useful tool for St. John’s, and I really appreciate it!

Office Hours Update

Pastor Jim be on vacation the Month of August. The Rev. Anne will be in on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. You can reach Rev. Anne at the church or by email at

Office Hours

Pastor Jim be in the office from Tuesday, July 23 through Thursday, July 25.  You can reach him by e-mail at Rev. Anne will be on vacation July 22 through July 28.

Liturgical Schedule Now Available

The new liturgical schedule (July 28 to October 3) is now available. You can find a copy (minus everyone’s phone numbers) here. Check your email for another copy that includes the phone numbers.

The page with the schedule can also be found through the site menu: Hover over Ministries -> Services -> Liturgical Schedule.

Check out Our Kitchen Addition!

After years of fundraisers like the High Tea, the Fellowship Committee has saved enough money to expand our storage in the kitchen.  The new cabinets were installed this week.  Check it out!

Updated Office Hours

Pastor Jim is on vacation until July 8 and will be in the office this week Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. You can reach Pastor Jim at the church office or by email at The Rev. Anne will be in the office this week on Tuesday and Thursday. You can reach Rev. Anne at the church by email at

Ladies Challenge the Men

The Ladies of St. John’s (dinner/Bunco night) collected $100 towards the purchase of our Episcopal welcome sign (see below for a blank one)!  The ladies would like to challenge the men (men’s bbq) to match their donation.  Are you up for the challenge?

The new sign will replace the current, dilapidated one on the corner of S. Lower Sacramento and Kettleman.