November 18, 2021
Mission: To be the Good News of Christ Jesus in the world by welcoming and nurturing all as we celebrate God's love.
Vision: We are committed to welcoming, teaching, and inspiring others with the Good News of Christ. We strive to restore people to unity with God and each other in Jesus Christ, by equipping God's people for ministry and caring for God's world.
"Hear my cry, O God, listen to my prayer;
from the end of the earth I call to thee,
when my heart is faint." Psalm 61:1-2
Worship on Sunday, November 21st
With Multiple Ways to Participate
Worship from Home
We will also offer participation in the service from home through ZOOM.
Please make plans to join us at 
10:00am on Sunday. 
Try to login in a little early to check
your ZOOM settings.

Live through ZOOM @ 10:00 a.m.
(see Zoom tutorials below)
Join the Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 886 3445 6054
(see Zoom tutorials below)
The Service will be Available Online after Noon on Sunday,
Please Visit:
The Zoom Zone & New to ZOOM?
When you visit St. John's, feel free to sit anywhere – that includes the front three rows on the patio side of the church. Just note the ZOOM ZONE is the FIRST seat closest to the aisle. If you sit there, ZOOMERs and YouTubers will get a nice view of the back of your head.
If you are new to ZOOM – you can download the ZOOM App or go online to view the service live from the ZOOM website. But before Sunday take a look at these tutorials before you sign up for an online ZOOM meeting.
UDATED Safety Protocols as of October 22nd
Please take a moment read the LATEST Protocols
Holy Happy Hour ~ Virtual Bible Study
Holy Happy Hour Bible Study will be on pause through the holidays. At the beginning of January (tentative start date of January 4), sessions will begin again, with Joanna M. moderating a series of discussions on the Book of Ruth. More details will be provided as the start date approaches.
Attention: Holy Happy Hour 'Grace Squad' Bible Study will be recorded for private sharing with fellow parishioners who are unable to attend.
Links to earlier Holy Happy Hour 'Grace Squad' Bible Study of Ephesians are still available in previous newsletters. The study of Proverbs are below:
Proverbs Week 1:
Proverbs Week 2:
Proverbs Week 3:
Proverbs Week 4:
Proverbs Week 5:
Proverbs Week 6:
Proverbs Week 7:
Proverbs Week 8:
Proverbs Week 9:
Hospitality Hour News 
Now that We Can Serve Food Again We will Have
Light Refreshments in
Duddington Hall
After Most Worship Services!
Dear Friends,

There are two Sundays available in November so we need 2 friends and their friends to surprise us with LIGHT goodies to share after the service. The December signup sheet will be available this Sunday.

It would be good to have something light because November is the beginning of holiday eating time.

Happy November to all Bonnie L.
Sierra Heights Thanksgiving Celebration
Our Thanksgiving dinner served to low-income seniors and their families at Sierra Heights was a success with a record 68 people served!
BIG THANKS to all the volunteers who donated food or helped with setup, serving & cleanup and to Dave & Leann for organizing this special event!
Flowers for Christmas
The Altar Guild is accepting donations for flowers to decorate our church for the December 24 Christmas eve service. Please put your donation in a FLOWER OFFERING ENVELOPE and drop it in the offering plate or give it to Diana B. Be sure to write on the envelope if you want to designate your gift "in honor of" or "in memory of" someone special.
Operation Christmas Child®
A Project of Samaritan’s Purse®
Operation Christmas Child® Shoe Box was a GREAT success! We collected
42 boxes – a record for St. John's!
Kathy W. would would like to thank ALL the participants!
Mark Your Calendar for December 12th!

Mark your Calendars and
Plan to Join Us December 12th
after the Service
for the
Dedication of
Pearson Parkway!
Thanksgiving Music Collection
St. John's Virtual Chalkboard
~ A Weekly Motivation ~
~ Submited by Diana B. ~
Below is the St. John's Virtual Chalkboard featuring an inspirational or motivation message submitted by YOU! Every 2 weeks the message will change. Please email your brief message to!
The only rule – no political or negative messages please!
Did You Know?
~ Submitted by Diana B. ~
The last Sunday after Pentecost is known as Christ the King Sunday or the Feast of Christ the King.  This year it falls on November 21. In our liturgical calendar, a new year starts with the first Sunday of Advent; ergo, the Feast of Christ the King falls on the last Sunday of the Christian year.

Christ the King Sunday is a relatively new addition to the calendar.  Pope Pius XI established this feast in 1925 to help bring God back into a secular and atheistic world. Originally it was celebrated on the last Sunday in October.  Since 1970 it has been observed on the last Sunday before Advent. Originally a Catholic observance, today Christ the King Sunday is celebrated by many Protestants and Anglicans, including the Episcopal Church, the Anglican Church in North America, the Church of England, the Lutheran Church, the United Methodist Church, and the United Church of Christ.

On this Sunday, we honor Jesus Christ as the Lord over all creation. He is the King of all kings. Christ reigns supreme. We look back to Ascension, Easter, and Transfiguration, and ahead to His birth [on Christmas] and Epiphany. There are many passages in the New Testament where Jesus is referred to as “King.” This title was not that of an earthly king which so many Jews were expecting. [They were awaiting someone to overthrow the Roman rule and be the earthly king of Israel.] Jesus’ title was that of a spiritual king. Christ’s kingdom is in heaven.
St. John' New Website is Live!
The new St. John's website is live. Still being 'tweaked' daily, but up and running. Our website will have a seasonal theme and have links to the most recent newsletter and worship video. If you see a problem that needs immediate attention, please contact

You can DONATE or TITHE through the website or the News from the Pews now – just look for the Donate button. The software on both platforms is different. On the website, you may donate in increments of $10 – so,
for example, just enter 5 under quantity to donate $50.

Go to or hover your camera over the QR code to visit the website.
Continuing Food Drive
The Fallbrook Food Pantry needs fresh fruit!
It’s hard to fathom that we have so much fruit going to waste right here in our town, from wonderfully tended trees loaded with fruit! Yet, we have neighbors who are hungry. Bring your fresh produce by, and we'll get it to the Food Pantry!
St. John's Thrift Shop
We need YOU ~ Volunteer!
For more information on how you can help, please email: or
1075 S Mission Rd # G, Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760) 723-9520
Give Voice to Laughter
If you find something that tickles your funny bone, please email with your text or image file!
St. John's Name Tags
They're BAAAACK! Now that we can worship inside, the name tags are making a comeback! If you have your's at home – it's time to dust it off and wear it proudly this Sunday.

If your name tag is missing or you'd like your first name tag, add your name to the list in the narthex, email the Church office at:
or email Kim K. at: 
with the exactly how you'd like your first and last name on your name tag.
If you requested a new name badge,
it will soon be on the white board on Sunday!
COVID-1 Testing & Vaccination Updates
in the Fallbrook Area
Vaccination Clinics 
Working with our community partners to offer the COVID-19 vaccine to Fallbrook, Bonsall, Rainbow, and De Luz residents.
Fallbrook Family Health Center
The Fallbrook Family Health Center offers COVID-19 vaccines and testing to the community through their clinic. Appointments can be made by calling 760.451.4720 or online at CHSI-Fallbrook Family Health Center Online Scheduler

Other Sites & Locations
Upcoming Fallbrook Regional Health District Events:  We will continue to host Cal Fire/Operation Collaboration teams for Vaccination and Testing events at our Community Health & Wellness Center at 1636 E. Mission Rd., on a regular basis.
  • Vaccination appointments: (use 92028 to find the event). Only the Pfizer vaccine will be available at this event.
  • Testing appointments: (the event is will listed about 3 days before the event). *NOTE - you will need the appointment number from your confirmation email to access the results.
COVID-19 updates, or call us at 760.731.9187, for More Information Visit:
or email us at for more information.
REMINDER – St. John's has an
Amazon Smile Account
When you shop on Amazon, please log into Amazon Smile and select St John's Parish Episcopal Fallbrook California. Amazon will donate .5% of your purchase to St. John's. To find St. John's on Amazon Smile, follow the link:

You can also login to Amazon Smile with your Amazon login and password. Under your account information you can change your charity to 'St John's Parish Episcopal Fallbrook California'.
UPDATE! We recently received a donation of $38.72 from Amazon with a year-to-date total of $133.36 
Happy shopping! A special thank you to Malvina L. for setting this up!
Special Services for Our Older Seniors
Here's a wonderful service for those of us who are seniors, and don't like to take the risk of grocery shopping in these dangerous times. The Foundation for Senior Care has partnered with Major Market to do it for you!

Just get your grocery list together, call the Foundation at (760) 723-7570, read the list to them, and the next day a volunteer will knock on your door with the goods. The service is entirely free. The Foundation to be amazingly friendly and efficient. They also offer free computer classes taught by and for seniors.
Regular Office Hours are 9am – 3pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Sunday, November 21 ~ Since we've begun to celebrate the Eucharist INSIDE, in-person and maskless we've made a few changes to the Liturgy to shorten the service time: we shorten the number of verses we sing for each hymn and say the psalm. We've added the Creed back, as well as the Confession/Absolution. Since we are able to sing now, we've added much of the service music back in.

We have jettisoned the use of "Costco Cups" in favor of putting the host directly in the hands of communicants. The Presider will be masked when offering communion, but those receiving need not mask.

Eucharistic Prayer A will be replaced by Eucharistic Prayer B during Advent (Nov. 28-Dec. 19). "B" has language that reflects the themes of Advent: waiting, preparation, new beginnings and Christ's coming. The Gospel readings in Lectionary Year C are mostly from Luke, The daily office readings are in Year 1 and the color for vestments and altar appurtenances is blue.

If you prefer to remain distanced, we have "misters" and heaters for the patio, and speakers that can be used for in-person worship.

The 2022 pledge information season started last Sunday. Chair Mike M. spoke during the Minute4Mission about the effort and a letter from the Senior Warden, Dave M., will go out this week. Various parishoners will offer insight into their prayerful response to our Every Perfect Gift campaign over the next 6 weeks.

Some have said, "I pledge every year, just put me down for last year's amount." Although that would make it easier, we can't "assume" something like that, so each year we start from scratch asking for pledges.

Please consider responding with a pledge for 2022 after prayerful consideration. The cards for 2022 will be available in early December. Your monetary support of St. John's will extend our ministry and help keep the lights on and the doors open for as long as God calls us to serve!
Thank you for your faithfulness!!!

Forward Day by Day prayer/study guides for November 1 – January 31, 2022 are available in the office, in the Narthex on Sundays, or online (see below). They are pocket-sized and available at no charge to you. You may go to and click on "Forward Day by Day" where you will find information about how to receive a daily email of the booklets contents – for a modest charge!
Reminder to
Check Writers: 
Please make your check out to 
St. John's Episcopal Church
Mail your check to:
We know it is long, but the bank insists on it. 
Do not mail anything to the old P.O. Box - it is inactive! Thank you!

Numbered giving envelopes are available for those who have made a pledge for 2020. You'll find them in the office during the week, along with a numbered sign-up, so we know which envelopes are yours. Please print your name on the sign-up if you take a set of envelopes.

Major Market returns 1% of receipt totals to nonprofit institutions. Your receipts DO make a difference. Our check from Major Market in August 2021 was for $228! Please continue to bring your Major Market receipts to church. You can give them directly to Diana Barrows, or put them in the large envelope on the bulletin board in the kitchen. Thank you
A message from the editors:
The News from the Pews Co-Editors are Kim Kinman and Tonia Young. They will be dividing up the publishing duties, so if you have something you would like to submit to be added to the
News from the Pews, please email Kim and Tonia at and
Vestry Members & Staff
  Class of 2022:
Dave M. – Sr. Warden / Education (Adult)
Marcia P. – Evangelism: Newcomers / Pastoral Care
Bonnie L. – Parish Life: Events
John W. – Jr. Warden / Stewardship: Building/Maintenance
Class of 2023:
Sydney N. – Education (Youth) / Worship Liaison
Kim K. – Evangelism: Communications
Charlie W. – Service: Backpacks
Class of 2024:
Nelson H. – Service: Events

Michael McC. – Stewardship: Pledges

Rector: The Rev. Leland B. Jones
Co-Clerks: Diana B. & Leann M.
Finance Team: Gail J. - Treasurer 
Diana B. - Accounts Receivable
Mary M. - Accounts Payable
Administrative Assistant: Sheryl P. 760.728.2908
Tech Assistant: The Rev. Steven Schuneman

Bishop of San Diego: The Rt. Rev. Susan Brown Snook
St. John's Episcopal Church
Church office: 760.728.2908