Children of all ages are invited to Babylon: Daniel’s Courage in Captivity. Children will step back in time to Babylon, exploring Daniel’s adventures as a captive in a foreign land. Kids and adults participate in a memorable Bible-times Marketplace, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, dig into Bible-times snacks, visit Daniel, and collect Bible Memory Makers to remind them of God’s Word. Plus, everyone learns to look for evidence of God all around them. Each day concludes at Celebration—a time of upbeat worship that gets everyone involved.
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Join us Sunday, May 6 at 3:00 pm as we welcome Juni Fisher, an award winning western ballad singer to St. John’s. Tickets are on sale now, contact Tina Newsome via the church office or submit the form below. More information can be found here.
Our nursery is busier than it’s been in years, and we could use extra hands to help care for the children on Sunday mornings. If you can help in the nursery, please speak to Rev. Anne. We especially need help at the 10:45 service. Teenagers are especially invited to help out!
Join the men of St. John’s on Sunday, May 6 at 6 pm as they gather for good food and fellowship. Please note the change in time this month. Sign up on the ministry table.
At our coffee hour Sunday we say good-bye to Leslie Baker, who has been with at St. John’s the past two years. She is moving to Florida in May to live near her parents and help with their care. We are all very grateful for her sharing her musical gifts in her time with us.
On May 5, Fr. Harold will join the Lodi community in a Walk for Life to support the Pregnancy Resource Center of Lodi, which provides counseling, referrals, classes, and support, and relies on community donations to sustain its ministry. If you would like to sponsor Fr. Harold, please sign up at the Fair Trade Coffee table after the service today!
May 13 is not only Mother’s Day, it’s also the date for our next Children’s Liturgy. We’ll celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit! The choristers will sing for the final time this academic year, and we will make our Rogation Day prayers for the Children’s Pumpkin Patch and our Community Garden after the service.
Through the leadership of Josie Daughrity, St. John’s on Sunday will be the beneficiary of a Job Corps Facilities Maintenance program whose students have constructed and donated benches for our enjoyment here on the church grounds. After the 10:45 liturgy we will install the benches and give thanks together for this gift. Service project workers who will join us today are Scott Stillinger, Solomone Fuko Fuka, Robert Carline, Ryan Allen, John Ambriz, Pedro Bustos, Joseph Barela, Vincent Curran, Albert Garcia, Lydia Mollett, Manuel Ramirez, Rafael Valladeras, and Jacinta Uperesa. We thank these students, Josie, Job Corps, and all who have made it possible to bring this project to St. John’s. Blessings be upon you all!
Last year as part of our Visioning Process, the children of St. John’s expressed a dream to have a pumpkin patch here at St. John’s. That dream is coming to fruition now that the Vestry has approved use of land for that purpose. We’ll plant near the current community garden with the aim to open the patch to the community during our Harvest Faire in September. Volunteers to help develop and maintain the patch are very welcome! Families, we encourage you to watch this space for more information on how you can be a part of this project.
It’s graduation season again, and St. John’s wishes to acknowledge the achievements of parishioners and family members who complete an academic program this spring. If you are celebrating a graduation, please let us know. We’d like to know the name of the graduate, where they’re graduating, their degree, and how they’re related to you if not a parish member themselves. Please add your graduate to the list on the ministry table or contact the church office.