Thursday, June 23, 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.

Tonight!

June 23rd at 6:00pm


St. John's will celebrate 

La Misa in English 

an opportunity to gather to celebrate Mass

in English while celebrating Latino/Hispanic culture and heritage.


Social – Music – Mass – Dinner


All are welcome to attend -  Please invite family and friends

Centennial Ice Cream Social 

Sunday, July 3, 2022 at 3:00pm


Please save the date and sign up in the Narthex!


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 Sun Harbor 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 

WORSHIP

The Third Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday, June 26, 2022

9:00 am


Come, pray, sing, receive Holy Communion,

and join us for fellowship following our liturgy.


Collect For the Third Sunday after Pentecost


Almighty God, you have built your Church upon the foundation

of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone: Grant us so to be joined together in unity of spirit by their teaching,

that we may be made a holy temple acceptable to you;

through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns

with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.


Readings for the Third Sunday after Pentecost

1 Kings 19:15-16,19-21

Psalm 16

Galatians 5:1,13-25

Luke 9:51-62


Worship Booklet for the Third Sunday after Pentecost, June 26, 2022


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

St. John's website: saint-johns.org

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


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

mask wearing is voluntary, but highly recommended.

Reflection on Luke 9:51-62


This is the turning point in Luke. Jesus has set his face towards Jerusalem, and he begins to travel, to pilgrim towards that wooden cross. Inherent in this specific journey is loneliness. The Samaritan village won’t accept him – it’s as if they can already see the shadow of the crucifixion on his brow. And then three would-be-followers are not quite ready for the lonely journey: they have expectations about where Jesus is going and fathers to bury and family members to say goodbye to. Jesus isn’t sure that these followers are ready for the sacrifice.

The immediacy of Jesus’ mission becomes palpable in this text. Jesus is no longer lingering at dinner tables but must journey onward. To join him in the journey is no small voyage. It is a journey that will take you away from your beloved ones, that will strip you of all sense of home; it’s a pilgrimage that leads you to the cross of Jesus Christ.

And for what?

So that you can be near to the one who promises to journey with us. 

So that you can bear witness to the death-dealing ways of this world. 

So that you can build a new home with the One who has nowhere to lay his head.

In it all, we are promised that the journey is worth it.

  • What are you unwilling to say goodbye to as you walk with Christ?
  • How has Christ transformed your lonely pilgrimage?
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Altar Flowers for 2022


The Altar Flowers for June 26, 2022 are given to the glory of God.


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: maria@saint-johns.org

Suggested donation is $40.00.

FAITH FORMATION

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 mature 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.

OUTREACH AND EVANGELIZATION

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)  


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

ST. JOHN'S CENTENNIAL

Centennial Events 

The Centennial Planning Committee will meet on July 10

in Nale Hall after church.


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/ maria@saint-johns.org

or Diane Gustafson: 619-253-7298/ diangus15@aol.com 

I'll Bee There Book Sale

Contact Diane Gustafson: 619-253-7298/ diangus15@aol.com 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.

PASTORAL CARE

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

Memorial Service for John Chudacek - New Date


The Memorial Service for John Chudacek has been postponed. The new date is 

Thursday, June 30th at 2:00pm

Emmanuel Anglican Church

635 E 7th St., National City, CA 91950

(Chapel is upstairs on the corner of F and 7th)


or via Zoom:

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84860350296

Meeting ID: 848 6035 0296


Notes of care and sympathy may be sent to:

The Chudacek Family

C/O Emmanuel Anglican Church

PO Box number 2186 National City, CA 91951


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


Into your hands, O merciful Savior, we commend you servant, John.

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

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

Receive him 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 him, O Lord;

And let light perpetual shine upon him.


May his soul and the souls of all the departed,

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

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 revroger@saint-johns.org

FELLOWSHIP

Women’s Fellowship Luncheon


Diane Gustafson is hosting a luncheon for St. John’s women on Friday, July 15, starting at 11:30 a.m. Look for a sign-up sheet in the Narthex soon.


Diane will provide soft drinks and water, and each woman attending is asked to bring an item for the Faith Salad. This is a unique and fun way to have lunch because everyone brings something for a salad (protein like eggs or ham, greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, dressing, etc.) and we have faith that it will all be balanced. St. John’s has done this several times in the past, and it has always worked out!

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 maria@saint-johns.org


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 26

July 3 

July 10

July 17

July 24

MINISTRY OF PRAYER

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.
Amen.

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 ( revroger@saint-johns.org)

to be included in the Zoom meeting.


The Morning Prayer guide can be found here:

Morning Prayer, June 29

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 (diangus15@aol.com)
or through the office (maria@saint-johns.org).

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, and Linda Longoria-Neff.


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 clergy and people of St. Margaret's in Palm Desert.


In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the Province of the Episcopal Church of Sudan.


In the Military Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the staff and patients at Naval Hospital

Camp Pendleton.

ADMINISTRATION AND STEWARDSHIP

The Vestry


Lynn Young, Senior Warden

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Tom Brzeczek, Junior Warden

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Jane Ferguson, Clerk

Bill Cheney, Treasurer

Diane Gustafson, Recorder

Pamela Brittain

Alice Burnham

David Dennehy

Alejandra Valdez-Beer


Approved Vestry Minutes 4-27-22

Approved Vestry Minutes 5-14-22

Upcoming Events at St. John's



  • June 25: Parish Council Meeting, 9:00 am in Nale Hall


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


  • July 10: Centennial Planning Committee will meet in Nale Hall after church


  • July 15: Women's Fellowship Luncheon, 11:30 am at Diane Gustafson'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 maria@saint-johns.org). 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 info@saint-johns.org.

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

619-301-0724.

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 www.saint-johns.org.

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

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

AROUND THE DIOCESE

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Environmental Summer Film Festival


Grab some popcorn and join us for an Environmental Summer

Film Festival on Wednesday, July 27, and August 24.


July 27:


August 24:


The evening starts with prayer at 7:00 pm. We’ll stream the films online and have a twenty-minute discussion on each film.

Free registration for one or more of the films is available for this event. Please reserve your spot by completing the form found here.  You will be provided with the Zoom information for this event in an email after registration is complete.

Summer Snacks: A Virtual VBS Resource


Over the past few years, we’ve heard your request for continued offerings of positive, faith-based content and feel proud to announce… 


Summer Snacks

Delivery begins July 7


These short-format videos will focus on the upcoming Sunday’s Gospel featuring formation leaders from across our diocesan family. Each ‘Snack’ has supplemental components to accompany the gospel story like family cookie recipes, Lego translations of the story, Minecraft walkthroughs based on the Gospel, and more.


Premiering each Thursday on the Diocesan YouTube Channel, these videos will be a great supplement to any mealtime conversation, a springboard for summer formation programming, and so much more.

Read more here.

Help Ukrainian Refugees



Episcopal Relief & Development continues to work with Anglican and ecumenical partners to provide aid to people displaced by the crisis in Ukraine. 


Please click the button below to donate:

UKRAINIAN CRISIS RESPONSE
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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…”


Welcome your friends, families, and neighbors to the Good News Festival

on December 9-10, 2022!

Read more about the Good News Festival here.


Save Your Seat for the Good News Festival Here

760 First Ave   Chula Vista, CA   91910

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