Thursday, June 2, 2022

St. John's Mission Statement

St. John's is a Christian community that intentionally gathers 
to experience God's love through Episcopal worship, education,
fellowship, and ministry to the wider community.

A Prayer for Peace Among the Nations (BCP 816)

Let us pray in this time of conflict for the countries of Russia and the Ukraine,

Almighty God our heavenly Father, guide the nations of the world
into the way of justice and truth, and establish among them
that peace which is the fruit of righteousness,
that they may become the kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.


The Day of Pentecost

Sunday, June 5, 2022

9:00 am

Come, pray, sing, receive Holy Communion,

and join us for fellowship following our liturgy.

As San Diego County has moved into the medium-risk category for COVID-19, 

mask wearing is voluntary, but highly recommended.

A word about worship - our worship service begins with the lighting of the altar candles

into the prelude and ends after the postlude with the extinguishing of the candles.

A sense of prayerful reflection is appropriate to be maintained.

Having Troubles Hearing in Church?

With the new sound system at St. John’s, we have the T-Loom (telecoil) technology. This technology permits the coupling of your personal hearing aid with the church sound system.

We also have individual hearing devices for those who do not have hearing aids.

For more information on this system, please contact Kurth Barnes: (619) 415-6543. 

Collect For the Day of Pentecost

Almighty God, on this day you opened the way of eternal life

to every race and nation by the promised gift of your Holy Spirit:

Shed abroad this gift throughout the world by the preaching of the Gospel,

that it may reach to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord,

who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Readings for the Day of Pentecost

Acts 2:1-21

Psalm 104:25-26, 28-29, 31-35, 37

Romans 8:14-17

John 14:8-27

Worship Booklet for the Day of Pentecost, June 5, 2022

If you are not able to attend, please join our livestream service:

St. John's website:

St. John's YouTube Channel: St. John's Episcopal Church, Chula Vista


Reflection on John 14: 8-17

“I am in the Father and the Father is in me,” Jesus says to Philip, adding that he speaks not on his own. Rather, “the Father who dwells in me does his works.” This is a remarkable testimony; with these words, Jesus reveals the truth of the Incarnation: that even in his humanity, he is intimately connected to the divine. The works the disciples have witnessed enable those who cannot believe Jesus’ words to recognize him through his deeds.

Yet there is more to come. Jesus wants his disciples to continue to experience the divine presence, even after he has left them. Accordingly, he promises to send an advocate, a comforter, and a healer who will abide with them forever. All of these terms describe the Holy Spirit, who arrives on Pentecost and remains among us as a constant teacher and guide, for the church as a whole and for everyone who strives to follow Christ.

We celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit each year at Pentecost. 

• How have you felt the presence of the Holy Spirit today?

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Altar Flowers for 2022

The Altar Flowers for June 5, 2022 are given by given by Didi Moore

in memory of Virgil Moore.

Our 2022 Altar Flower sign-up is available in the Narthex. If you are not able to sign up in person, please contact the office to see if your desired date is available. If you donate online, please contact Maria with your dedication:

Suggested donation is $40.00.


Christian Initiation


Do you desire to make a commitment of faith in the Episcopal?


You are invited to celebrate the sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation or the rites of Reception or Reaffirmation of Baptismal Vows


Holy Baptism


Holy Baptism is full initiation into Christ’s Body, the church. Baptism creates a bond which indissoluble and unrepeatable.

Our church recognizes all baptism performed with water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

We do not repeat a baptism that was validly celebrated.

Those who are baptized are thereby admitted to Holy Communion. Baptized infants should receive Holy Communion regularly.


Confirmation, Reception, Reaffirmation of Baptismal Vows


Confirmation is the renewal of baptismal vows for those baptized at an early age who desire to make their first adult affirmation of faith. It is a sacrament of matur adulthood.


Reception is a renewal of baptismal vows for those who have made a mature affirmation of faith in any other Christian church and who now wish to join the Episcopal Church.


Reaffirmation of Baptismal Vows is a renewal of baptismal vows

  • for those who were baptized as adults without laying on of hands by a bishop,
  • for those who have made a mature affirmation of faith but have returned from a lapse of Christian practice,
  • for those concluding a period of personal or pastoral crisis, and
  • for those who are experiencing a new call from God to grow in faith or to begin a new ministry


If you have any questions about these sacraments and/or rites or have a desire to deepen you commitment of faith in the Episcopal Church, please contact Rev. Roger Haenke.

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New Diocesan Sacred Ground Circle

In the wake of recent gun violence due to racial division, we must open our minds and hearts to counter these acts of hate. Bishop Susan urges us to participate in a Sacred Ground race-dialogue series.

We have been invited by St. Bart's to join a new Sacred Ground dialogue circle on Wednesday's beginning June 15th from 3-5 pm via Zoom.

Sacred Ground is the Episcopal Church’s film & reading based series which creates space for difficult but respectful and transformative dialogue on race, racism & faith.

For more information and instructions on how to register, please see the flyer attached here.


Latino/Hispanic Ministry

St. John’s has been invited to participate in a diocesan ministry reaching out to members of the Latino/Hispanic community.

La Misa in English is an opportunity to gather to celebrate Mass in English while celebrating their culture and heritage.


Thursday, June 23, 2022


St. John’s Episcopal Church

760 First Avenue    Chula Vista, CA  91910

Please contact us to reserve a place at the table:



Child care will be available

Outreach Ministry

Feel passionate about helping the homeless, but don’t want to hand out money on the streets? Here’s an idea!

Blessings in a Bag

St John’s will begin collecting and packing 1 gallon zip top bags with items that are helpful for our neighbors living outside. A few bags can be kept in your car to hand out when you come across a homeless person in need. We will also provide a prayer card from the church, so they know we care!  Click here for a list of items you can donate to fill the bags.

Outreach Collections

We will continue our ongoing collections for:

  • New Blankets - Domestic Violence Shelters (Denise Czer and Linda Dennehy)
  • Pill Bottles - Matthew 25 Ministries (Sally Elliott)
  • Eyeglasses - (Norma Dunn)
  • Greeting Cards - ECS HeadStart (Judy McKay)
  • Clean, Gently Used Blankets - Dreams for Change (Norma Dunn)
  • Emergency Food Pantry - South Bay Community Services (Maria and Joe Love)   There is a great need for groceries at this time

Items may be brought to Nale Hall on Sundays when we gather for worship.

You may also bring your items to the church during our weekday office hours,

Monday through Thursday from 9am to 3pm.

If you are not able to bring them, please contact the parish office, and we will pick up the items from your home.

St. John's Outreach Committee meets monthly to discuss our parish Outreach activities.

Please click on the following link for more information on our Outreach collection activities:

Outreach Ministries of St. John's


Centennial Events 

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Ice Cream Social with Old-Time Music

July 3, 2022

Save the Date:

Sunday July 3, 2022 at 3:00pm

All parish and community old-fashioned Ice Cream Social (for all ages).

  • Ice cream sundaes with lots of toppings!
  • Live entertainment - featuring the St. John's Choir and the SH Quartet
  • Fun program
  • Community sing along
  • Tribute to the military

Please invite your friends and families to this event as we recreate a St. John’s favorite tradition from the past in this year of our Centennial Celebration.

Hope to see you there as well as members of our community!

Jane Ferguson, Chair 

Parish Art/Variety Show on a date to be determined

St. John’s Parish BBQ and Chili Contest on Saturday, August 13th, hosted by the MOSJ

St. John’s Centennial Dinner on Saturday, September 17th

St. John’s Centennial Liturgy with a visitation from Bishop Susan Brown Snook

on Sunday, September 18th

Parish Centennial Cookbook is being published and will feature the favorite recipes of the parishioners of St. John's.

If you are interested in helping with any of these events, please notify

Maria Love in the Office: 619-422-4141/

or Diane Gustafson: 619-253-7298/ 

I'll Bee There Book Sale

Contact Diane Gustafson: 619-253-7298/ if you would like a signed copy of her book I'll Bee There: Short Stories and Personal Essays.
The entire $10.00 price will go to the Centennial Dinner fund.


Celebration of Life: Muriel Kulikowski

In times of grief, we are comforted with assurance of our faith, that those who die have the promise of newness of life in the resurrection.

The Celebration of Life for Muriel Kulikowski will be on

Saturday, June 4th at 11:00am

at St. John's Episcopal Church, 760 First Ave. Chula Vista, CA 91910

The family has requested that donations in Muriel's honor be made to KPBS.

Notes of Care and Sympathy may be sent to:

The Kulikowski Family

1074 Las Rosas Court

Chula Vista, CA 91910

Please hold the Kulikowski family in your prayers during this difficult time.

Into your hands, O merciful Savior,

we commend you servant, Muriel.

Acknowledge, we humbly beseech you, a sheep of your own fold,

a lamb of your own flock, a sinner of your own redeeming.

Receive her into the arms of your mercy,

into the blessed rest of everlasting peace,

and into the glorious company of the saints in light. Amen.


Rest eternal grant to her, O Lord;

And let light perpetual shine upon her.

May her soul and the souls of all the departed,

through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Lay Eucharistic Ministers

St. John's has four Lay Eucharistic Visitors who are commissioned to bring Holy Communion to anyone requesting a visit.

If you are not able to join us for our celebration of Holy Eucharist, we will bring Holy Communion to you. You may call the parish office (619-422-4141) and request communion to be brought to you by one of our Eucharistic Visitors.

We Are Here For You!

If you, a family member, neighbor or a friend are interested in celebrating a significant event in your spiritual life, please know that you are welcome.

We would be honored to be a part of your Baptism, Holy Communion, Quinceañera, Marriage, Renewal of Vows or Anointing of the Sick.

At St. John's, no matter who you are or where you are on your spiritual journey - you are welcome here

We Are Available in Your Time of Need

If you have a pastoral emergency when the parish offices are closed,
please call 619-301-0724 or email


Pentecost Sunday Potluck Canceled

Due to the rising number of COVID cases, we have decided to cancel the Pentecost Potluck.

Hospitality Hosts Needed!

Please join us for hospitality after the Sunday morning worship service. 

If you would like to host a Sunday, you may sign up on the poster in Nale Hall or by calling or emailing Maria at 619-422-4141 or

Refreshments should be individually portioned or wrapped, or served by a server who is the only one touching the serving implements. Coffee and Clean-up are done by our Sexton, Ryan Attaway.

Current Available Dates:

June 12

June 19

June 26


Wednesday Morning Prayer and Bible Study

Join us for Wednesday Morning Prayer and Bible Study

on Wednesdays at 9:30 am as a Zoom meeting.

Please contact Rev. Roger (

to be included in the Zoom meeting.

The Morning Prayer guide can be found here:

Morning Prayer, June 8

Prayer Quilt Ministry

The leaders of the Prayer Quilt Ministry would like to remind
you that there are many quilts available for anyone in need
of prayer and support. This important ministry brings comfort and healing to many people who are suffering with illness.
Please contact Diane Gustafson directly (
or through the office (

Daughters of the King Prayers

All the women of the parish are invited to discern becoming a member of the Daughters of the King. If you have any questions, please contact Lynn Young (208-695-7735) or Linda Dennehy (619-429-4747).

If you have a special prayer request for Daughters of the King, you are invited to fill out a prayer card, found in the narthex. Drop your prayer request in the church-shaped box or in the offering plate. These requests are confidential and are separate from our printed parish prayer lists.

Parish Prayer Lists

Birthday and Anniversary Prayers

We would like to acknowledge and pray for anyone celebrating a birthday and/or anniversary in the coming week. Please let us know by Thursday of the prior week so that we can get it in the Sunday liturgy. If you have a picture of you that we could post for your birthday and/or a wedding photo or current photo for those celebrating an anniversary, please email it to us - it would be great to allow everyone to see you.

Our Parish Prayer Intentions

Today and every day include some time for prayer, for yourself,

for your church family, and for those in need.

For our Military

Matt Jensen, Drew Shorkey, Cody Crossland, Cameron Ronie, Chariti Paden, Mark Stanfield, Sean Robinson, Jonathan Martinez, TK Nguyen, Christopher Lindshield, Timothy Lindshield, Jeremy Colton, David Sanchez, Jonathan Baldera, Nick Wyatt, Daniel Getreu, Jamal Warner, Matt Hernandez, Devon Strunk, Taylor Harrold, Jorge Zuazua, Katherine Milam, Sebastian Morales, Richie Lebron, Andrew C. Dugger, Dan and Chelsey Nyaradi, Ryan Lothspeich,

and Roberto Johnson and the crew of USS Essex.

Almighty God, we commend to your gracious care and keeping 

all the men and women of our armed forces at home and abroad.

Defend them day by day with your heavenly grace; 

strengthen them in their trials and temptations; 

give them courage to face the perils which beset them; 

and grant them a sense of your abiding presence 

wherever they may be; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For Strength in Time of Need

Scott Hunter, Steve Magill, Gary & Shirley McCarren, Ann Lindshield, the McClure family, Christy and Mike Gollihur, Norma Dunn, Anna Jones, Linda Longoria-Neff, Alice Burnham, and Dominick Smith and his family.

O God of heavenly powers, 

by the might of your command you drive away from our bodies 

all sickness and all infirmity: 

Be present in your goodness with your servants, 

that their weakness may be banished and their strength restored; 

and that, their health being renewed, they may bless your holy Name;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Cycle of Prayers for the Church

In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the Anglican Communion and the ministries of all its provinces.

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the Anglican Church of Southern Africa.

In the Military Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the veterans of World War II.


The Vestry

Lynn Young, Senior Warden


Tom Brzeczek, Junior Warden


Jane Ferguson, Clerk

Bill Cheney, Treasurer

Diane Gustafson, Recorder

Pamela Brittain

Alice Burnham

David Dennehy

Alejandra Valdez-Beer

Upcoming Events at St. John's

  • June 4: Muriel Kulikowski Celebration of Life, 11:00 am at St. John's

  • June 16: DOK meeting, 10:00 am in the Rev. Stott Conference Room

  • June 18: Parish Council Meeting, 9:00 am in Nale Hall

  • June 20: MOSJ meeting, 6:00 pm 

  • June 22: Vestry Meeting, 6:00 pm, virtual

  • June 23: La Misa in English, 6:00 pm at St. John's

  • July 3: Ice Cream Social, 3:00 pm at St. John's

2nd Quarter Calendar of Events

Emergency Contact Information

If you had a medical emergency at church on Sunday morning, would the ushers or church staff know who to contact? If you would like to add someone to St. John's  emergency contact list in case of such an emergency, please contact Maria in the office (619-422-4141 or Please provide your name, the name of your emergency contact, their relationship to you and their phone number. Any information you provide will be stored carefully in order to protect the privacy of your contact's information.
Parish Office Hours and Contacts

As our staff are now fully vaccinated, we are permitted to open our parish office.

Masking and social distance should be maintained when visitors are present.

The Parish Office will be open 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Monday through Thursday.
Please call the parish office if you have any questions or concerns
(619-422-4141) or email

Rev. Roger's Office Hours

Rev. Roger will be in the office on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. He is available by appointment. 

Please call the office (619-422-4141) to schedule an appointment.

In case of a pastoral emergency, Rev. Roger may be reached on his cell phone at


Beware of Scam Emails & Phishing Attempts

If you receive a suspicious email from an address that seems to be Rev. Roger or another parishioner asking for a favor, it may be a phishing attempt. Scam emails mimic addresses we are familiar with and are very often full of grammatical errors.

Rev. Roger will never email you asking for funds or financial support by way of gift cards. If you receive an email that seems suspicious, do not open it or respond to it. Delete it immediately.
Phishing is a cyber attack that uses disguised email as a weapon. The goal is to trick the email recipient into believing that the message is something they want or need - a request from their bank, for instance, or a note from someone in their company - and to click a link or download an attachment.
Your weekly newsletter highlights important events at St. John's Episcopal Church. You can also find news about St. John's at

We welcome your feedback, photos, and news items. Contact Maria Love at (619) 422-4141 or

Please submit your announcements by Tuesday of each week for inclusion in the Enews.


Help Ukrainian Refugees

Specific needs will change as the crisis evolves. As of right now, there is a need for food, water, and shelter. Please consider partnering with Episcopal Relief & Development in this response.

Please click the button below to donate:

Evangelism 101- Recap

If you were unable to attend the Evangelism 101 webinar, you can view the recap video:

Evangelism 101 Recap

St. Paul's Cathedral Opening Events

A Week of Celebration Together

Beginning June 4, St. Paul's Cathedral will host a week of celebratory events. This week of festivities celebrates the opening of new doors and opportunities in their physical space at 525 Olive, which will be used to better serve the community. The Cathedral will also have new rentable event space. With planned tours, music experiences, education experiences, high tea, and more, the Cathedral is ready to celebrate with you!  Join in the joy by attending one or more of these wonderful events! 

Read More Here

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Cursillo Celebration 2022

Saturday, June 25

8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

The celebration will begin with fellowship and a continental breakfast, followed by welcoming, orientation, opening prayer and a video address from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry.

Cost: $20 — includes the agape lunch and take-home materials.

Location: Church of the Good Shepherd, Bonita

Point of Contact: Larry Salvadori, 858-485-5434,

For details and registration info, please see the flyer attached here.

Cursillo Forward

The Forward is an informational newsletter for Cursillistas in the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego.  It is published every other month and on special occasions and contains useful information, dates and messages of encouragement as we live out our Fourth Day. 

You can read the June Forward here.


The Good News Festival

What is the Good News Festival?

December 9-10, 2022

“Do not be afraid; for see—I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people…”

We need some Good News. With hardship after hardship, it can feel like there is nothing good in front of you. We are here to remind you that the Good News of Christ is alive in you and in me. 

On December 9 - 10, 2022, the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego will welcome Presiding Bishop Michael Curry to Southern California for a celebration of good news. With interactive outreach projects, workshops, live discussion panels, youth offerings, and an evening of celebration at the beautiful Town and Country Resort, this is the perfect time to get away and enjoy some good news.

Good News Festival Updates
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