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BACK TO SCHOOL BLESSING

Summer flew by way too fast! You may have noticed school supplies back on the shelves, as this coming week marks the beginning of a new school year. In honor of students, faculty, and staff heading back to the classroom, St. John’s will hold a special blessing at the 10:15 a.m. service this Sunday, August 20, for all those Read More

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SECOND SATURDAY: WALL-RAISING

Our “Second Saturday” summer hiatus is coming to a close as St. John’s Outreach for Habitat for Humanity begins again. Saturday, September 9th, is the projected date for wall-raising to start two new Habitat homes on 20th Street. We’ll need volunteers to sign up for new teams to provide lunch for the building crews. Please look for the information table Read More

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YOUTH AND ADULT CHOIRS

St. John’s Youth and Adult Choirs will begin rehearsals on Wednesday, September 6th.  The Youth Choir will rehearse from5 :00-6:00 p.m. in the Parish Life Center and is open to all second through eighth graders.  The Adult Choir will meet from 7:00-8:15 p.m. in the church sanctuary.  For further information or to indicate your interest in either choir, please contact Barbara Read More

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ANOTHER GREAT VBA!

Nearly 30 children came to this year’s Vacation Bible Adventure this July! For a brief slideshow of the event, click here. Designing a Vacation Bible Adventure program – rather than choosing one of the many off-the-shelf packages – is truly a labor of love. This is what Jack and Dixie Hulley, inspired by Dorothy Wilson, have offered the children Read More

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MESSAGE FROM FR. YALE

Fr. Richard Yale has given much consideration to a potential calling to join a holy order as an oblate, an affiliate of a religious community living in the world. Below is an excerpt of his recent blog post available on the Rector’s Corner of the website. Click here to read the full post. This past Lent I Read More

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CUB SCOUTS STARTING SOON!

Cub Scout Pack 3 will again be holding meetings at St John’s Parish Life Center starting this month. Meetings will be Mondaynights at 6 p.m. starting August 28, and will run through May 21. The year will include a rain gutter regatta, pinewood derby, popcorn fundraiser, and other scouting activities that encourage the boys and their families to experience new Read More

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FOOD AND TOILETRIES FOR YOUTH AND FAMILY CENTER

If you are wondering what are in those baskets, we collect food and toiletries at the back of the church and bless them at the altar eachSunday morning.  These are donations to the Youth and Family Services program. Youth and Family is a foster parenting program that is one of our primary outreach programs.  We support Read More

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TOO HOT TO COOK

Don’t forget about Troop 3’s upcoming annual “Too Hot To Cook” fundraiser! Find a scout and buy a ticket to their BBQ’d tri-tip dinner for four that includes salad, rolls, and a brownie dessert. The drive-through dinner will be Monday, August 28, 5-7 p.m. at Chico Elks Lodge. Tickets are $40, with roughly $23 from every ticket going to each Read More

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