Events & Happenings
Sundays at 9:00 - Adult Formation
During the 9:00-10:15 formation hour, we’ll offer an opportunity for those who are interested in going deeper to attend sessions on a variety of aspects of the passages being read each Sunday.
The Choir is meeting in the sanctuary on Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Coffee Hour is Back!
By Kathy Butler, on behalf of the Vestry's Internal Ministries Support Team
Please join us after the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service each week for coffee hour. We will have coffee and tea and some goodies to share. Join us and enjoy a chance to stop a minute and chat with your fellow parishioners.
We are looking for volunteers to set up and provide snacks each week. The process is simple and if you don't know how it works, Antonette Wood would be happy to show you.
The sign up sheet will be on the serving table. Hope to see you there!
Meet at Noon
Date Program Person/s in charge/host
Apr 19 Lunch out Barb
May 17 Mary Craig Caruthers-Oaxaca Alliee
June 21 Wendy Stevens-dogs in hospitals Karen
July 19 ECW history and personal ECW stories Barb (Mary Jane)
Aug 16 Picnic—Sierra Azul Nursery Alliee
Sept. 20 Heather Bloom-Cabrillo Horticulture Alliee
Oct. 18 Lisa Freeman-Aptos Youth Karen
Nov. 15 Making colorful tiles Karen
Dec. 20 Lunch out Barb
New Speaker Series: Faith in Action
5th Sundays of the Month, 9-10 a.m., Zoom
2023 Lenten Series
Soup Suppers & Fellowship
5 Wednesdays starting March 1st @ 5:45 p.m.
All are welcome!
By Debra Spencer
Itching to talk about how to keep the ministries of St. John's vibrant in the years ahead? Come to our Lenten Study this year! We’ll be using Eric Law's book Holy Currencies as a launch pad for discussion, along with scripture relevant to that night's subject. We hope to spend the majority of the time in discussion about the ministries of St. John. It won't be necessary to read the book. Just come prepared to engage in conversation and fellowship as we invite the Holy Spirit to help us imagine and discern God’s will for us.
We'll meet at church for a simple meal (soup and salad) at 5:45 on each of the five Wednesdays of Lent, beginning March 1. To minimize clean-up, please bring your own bowl and plate, etc.
A sign-up sheet will be available during coffee hour and whenever two or three are gathered together.
You can sign up to bring soup, salad, or bread, or to help with clean-up, though, whether signed up or not.
Questions? Contact these members of the Adult Formation Team:
Debra Spencer, Brian Raney, Liz Lindsley, Susan Von Schmacht
Aging & Spirituality Book Group
on Scheduled Sundays after the 10:30 Service
from Rev. Mary Craig, Deacon Joan & Amma Eliza
We had an excellent kickoff forum on Sunday 3/12, and decided to proceed with an open book group for all who are interested.
The idea is that discussion around a book will give us an opportunity to share our own joys and challenges about growing older, as well as how the Spirit is working in our lives. This group will meet twice a month after church at 12:30 for an hour and a half. (Bring a lunch!). We had hoped to have a regularly recurring bimonthly meeting, but the calendar has presented us with several conflicts, like Easter and Mothers’ Day.
• Our first book will be Richard Rohr’s “Falling Upward”. It’s available at the library, on Audible, from Amazon and various booksellers.
• Let’s read the Introduction and the first three chapters for our first meeting - that’s through p. 51.
, and there will be a notice in the E-News the week before each Sunday meeting (that’s - ha! - if one of us remembers!):
• March 26
• April 16
• April 30
• May 21
• June 4
NOTE: after Eliza carefully recorded each of these upcoming dates and then lost the note, we are seriously considering renaming this group “Aging & Totally Losing Your Marbles”!
Hope to see you there!
Holy Week & Easter Service Schedule
Palm Sunday (April 2)
• 8 & 10:30 a.m. Both services begin in FRONT COURTYARD, then SANCTUARY.
Maundy Thursday (April 6)
• 6:30 p.m. - Agape Dinner & Service w/Footwashing & Eucharist, FRONT COURTYARD.
Good Friday (April 7)
• 12-3 p.m. - Seven Last Words of Christ, SANCTUARY
Easter Day (April 9)
• 5:15 a.m. - Great Vigil of Easter, with INCENSE, begins in FRONT COURTYARD,
• 7 a.m. - Easter Breakfast, CAFE & BACK PATIO,
• 9 a.m. - Family Service w/ Holy Eucharist, SANCTUARY,
• 10 a.m. - Easter Brunch & Easter Egg Hunt, BACK PATIO,
• 11 a.m. - Traditional Service w/Choir & Holy Eucharist, SANCTUARY.
Diocesan Spring Renewal
April 28-29, 2023
Spring Renewal is a wonderful, in-person gathering for everyone in our diocese. We will worship, share a banquet to honor our ministries, enjoy presentations and conversation, and most of all, simply be together as a diocese.
Our Keynote Speaker is the Rt. Rev. Diana Akiyama, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon who will engage us more deeply with our theme for 2023, “Courage in the Wilderness.”
More details are coming soon. If you have any questions, please contact Carole Bartolini at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Honored Women's Day
Diocese of El Camino Real
Saturday, May 20, 2023
Please register to support Antonette Wood, St. John's Honored Woman for 2022.
The in person celebration will be at:
Saint Paul’s / San Pablo’s
1071 Pajaro St, Salinas, CA
9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
There will be a communion service with live music, our speaker this year will be Bishop Lucinda!
Registration including Lunch: $25
- CLICK HERE to register online
Ms. Marge Smith, ECW Treasurer,
2528 Sierra Monte Way, San Jose, CA 95116
• You may also pay at the door.
• If you cannot attend you may register to attend by Zoom.
Save the Date!
by Michael DeArmond
Our St. John’s Big Sur Camping Trip will happen again between June 22-26.
It will be a delightful escape of Fellowship, Frolic and Fun.
• As always Kids are Free.
Any questions, contact me. | Michael | email@example.com
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