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Sermon from Sunday, November 12, 2017

The Rev. Elaine H. Breckenridge
Sunday, November 12, 2017
The Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost:  Proper 27
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Introduction to World Regions, New Date *Saturday, December 16*

Psalm 139:7
Introduction to world religions


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

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  


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

Sermon from Sunday, November 5, 2017

The Rev. Elaine H. Breckenridge
Sunday, November 5, 2017
All Saints’ Sunday
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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.

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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.

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


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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

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