Monthly Archives: January 2013

St. John’s Annual Meeting

St. John’s held our annual meeting on Sunday, Jan. 27, following a joint service. We reviewed the parish budget, elected new members of the vestry and delegates to the diocesan convention, recognized the outgoing members of the vestry and those who completed LEM and LEV training, and heard from Pastor Jim about the state of the parish. Pastor Jim also briefly described our options as we begin to look for a new rector or priest in charge. The meeting was followed by a festive potluck lunch.

Elected as members of St. John’s Vestry

Ann Marie Addler
Kathy Bell
Beth Elwood
Barbara Krengel
Deb Shook
Greg Wilson

Beth Elwood was also appointed as Senior Warden by Pastor Jim.

Elected as delegates to Diocesan Convention

Randy Knutson
Corky Kuykendall
John Ledbetter
Andee Zetterbaum
Jeannie Canwell (Alternate)
Karen Kuykendall (Alternate)
Edyth Ledbetter (Alternate)

Plus, photos!

Blessing of New Altar Linens

Today we will be blessing some new altar linens that were handmade by the Sisters of Foyer Notre Dame, Haiti, especially for St. John the Baptist Church here in Lodi.

Update: Here’s the blessing of the linens.

Soul Kitchen Dinner

Thank you, everyone, for your help with the Soul Kitchen on the 25th.  Our next Soul Kitchen dinner will be February 22, 2013.  We can use help every month with advertising, set-up and clean-up, food preparation, and serving.  Sign up at the back.  Questions? See Beth Elwood or Paula Saubolle.


The Arts at St. John’s

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Thank you for all those who attended and supported The Arts of St. John’s Trio Globo concert yesterday.  Keep your eyes open for more about The Arts at St. John’s. Here are some photos from last night’s fantastic event!

Cookies & Kisses

It is time, once again, for Cookies and Kisses at St. John’s.  We will be selling them on Sunday, February 10 between the services.  Anyone who would like to help with the baking can call Sharon Farnsworth or Paula Saubolle. Your help would be greatly appreciated.

Youth Group Forming!

Youth in junior high and high school: We will begin weekly youth group meetings February 24 and meet every Sunday at the church from 6 to 8 p.m. Come and bring a friend to our kick-off February 24. It’s game night! Enjoy games, food, fun and fellowship.

Parents: If you have a junior higher or high schooler, please come to a Parent Meeting on February 10 after the second service in the Hospitality Room. This is a time for leader Joyce Petrotta and you to get to know each other better and to share plans, ideas, and hopes for our youth. Questions? Ask Joyce at

Lenten Devotions for Individuals and Families

In the coming weeks, pick up devotional materials for Lent! A devotional provided by Episcopal Relief and Development offers a meditation and prayer for each day during Lent. To accompany our traditional practice of “going without” during Lent, these devotions help focus prayers on the needs of those in the world who go without every day.

Especially for families with children at home, we are also offering a packet of goodies that are designed for families to use together to learn more about the traditional practices of prayer, alms-giving, and fasting during Lent, and to add a scriptural dimension to a brief family time each week (similar to Advent devotions for families). This packet’s prayer cards, prayer cubes, special family activity, and alms box add meaning and purpose to the observance of the season of Lent.

The Miter’s Edge at St. Anne’s (Stockton)

For two nights only the Episcopal Church of St. Anne in Stockton is transformed into a British Pub – THE MITER’S EDGE.

Join St. Anne’s for their Annual Pub Night from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, February 8 and Saturday, February 9. Enjoy a fun-filled family night complete with British foods, fun, games, and entertainment along with a silent auction and raffle. All of the proceeds from this year’s raffle and silent auction will go to benefit The Women’s Center / Youth And Family Services  and The Emergency Food Bank of Stockton San Joaquin.

Tickets are $30 and include admission, meal, souvenir glass, and desserts. Micro-brewed beer and local wine will be available. Kids under 12 are $15. Purchase tickets online at or in advance at the Episcopal Church of St. Anne. For more information call (209) 473-2313.

Annual Meeting and Pot-luck, Sunday, January 27, 2013

Join us today!  The annual meeting starts at 10:30 a.m.  We will be electing new vestry members, presenting the budget for 2013, and give an overview of our parish life.  We plan to conclude by noon for a pot-luck lunch.

Readings for Feb. 3

For those who would like to preview the lectionary for Sunday, February 2, the scriptures are: Jeremiah 1:4-10, 1 Corinthians 13:1-13, Psalm 71:1-6, and Luke 4:21-30.