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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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5 Ways to Live Like A Monk in the World

Here are five tenets of Benedictine monasticism that you can cultivate in your life by Fr. Paul Sheller, OSB, Vocation Director, Conception Abbey 1. Cultivate Silence St. Benedict wrote, “Speaking and teaching are the master’s task; the disciple is to be silent and listen” (RB 6:8). Silence is the environment that allows you to listen 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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REMINDER: FALL WOMEN’S RETREAT

Here is a friendly reminder to keep the dates open for our much anticipated Women’s Retreat. The overnight retreat will be fromFriday supper to after Eucharist on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. All women from St. John’s are invited to be the guests of the Sisters of Mercy Retreat Center in Auburn, CA. The fee for the two 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