Thursday, June 30, 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.

WORSHIP

The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday, July 3, 2022

9:00 am


Come, pray, sing, receive Holy Communion,

and join us for fellowship following our liturgy.


Collect For the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost


O God, you have taught us to keep all your commandments

by loving you and our neighbor: Grant us the grace of your Holy Spirit,

that we may be devoted to you with our whole heart,

and united to one another with pure affection;

through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns

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


Collect For the Fourth of July


Lord God Almighty, in whose Name the founders of this country

won liberty for themselves and for us,

and lit the torch of freedom for nations then unborn:

Grant that we and all the people of this land

may have grace to maintain our liberties in righteousness and peace;

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 Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

Isaiah 66:10-14

Psalm 66:1-8

Galatians 6:1-2, 7-16

Luke 10:1-11, 16-20


Worship Booklet for the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost, July 3, 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 10: 1-11, 16-20


Though we speak frequently of the twelve named apostles appointed by Jesus, this passage reminds us that Jesus also appointed many others as messengers of the good news. Here we are told that He appointed seventy others to go out into the towns and cities. His advice to them may seem surprising: “Go on your way. See, I am sending you out like lambs into the midst of wolves. Carry no purse, no bag, no sandals.” Jesus makes it clear that they are being sent out into potentially hostile territory, yet he demands that they take nothing with them, not even the most basic of supplies.


Instead, those appointed by Jesus are to depend on the hospitality of strangers. In their movements from house to house, they are to accept lodging, food, and drink wherever they can find it. If they are not welcomed in one place, they are simply to move on to the next one. Jesus’ instructions to these seventy apostles reminds us that the Christian life is not always one of comfort and stability. As Christians, we are sent out to face circumstances we cannot fully imagine, yet we know that God goes with us and will provide all that we could need.

  • Have you experienced a time when you have been forced to depend on the hospitality and kindness of strangers? How did you respond to it?
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Altar Flowers for 2022


The Altar Flowers for July 3, 2022 are given by the Balin family

in memory of Dr. Robert and Myrne, Sonia Balin and Agustín Rodriguez.


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.

OUTREACH AND EVANGELIZATION

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)
  • Blessings in a Bag - For our neighbors who are living outside. Click here for a list of items you can donate to fill the bags.


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.


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 at 6:00pm in Nale Hall


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

on Sunday, September 18th at 9:00am in the church


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 

Centennial Cookbook


Copies of the Centennial Cookbook will be available for sale after church this Sunday and at the Ice Cream Social. The price is $15 or 2 for $25. These would make great Christmas gifts for friends and family!

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

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:


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, July 6

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 pray for you during the Sunday liturgy. 


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. Paul in the Desert in Palm Springs.


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


In the Military Cycle of Prayer, we pray for all recruits, Drill Instructors, and leadership on Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego.

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



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


  • July 4: Office Closed for Fourth of July Holiday


  • July 10: Centennial Planning Committee meeting, 10:15 am in Nale Hall


  • July 15: Women's Fellowship Luncheon, 11:30 am at Diane Gustafson's


  • July 18: Men of St. John's Meeting, 6:00 pm



3rd Quarter Calendar of Events

Parish Office Hours and Contacts


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 will be in the office on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. He is available by appointment. Please call the office to schedule an appointment.


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

619-301-0724.


The office will be closed on Monday, the Fourth of July.

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

Statement on Supreme Court Dobbs Decision

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry


Today the Supreme Court released its decision in the case of Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The court has overturned the constitutional right to abortion that was recognized in the seminal 1973 case Roe v. Wade.  

While I, like many, anticipated this decision, I am deeply grieved by it. I have been ordained more than 40 years, and I have served as a pastor in poor communities; I have witnessed firsthand the negative impact this decision will have.

We as a church have tried carefully to be responsive both to the moral value of women having the right to determine their healthcare choices as well as the moral value of all life. Today’s decision institutionalizes inequality because women with access to resources will be able to exercise their moral judgment in ways that women without the same resources will not.

This is a pivotal day for our nation, and I acknowledge the pain, fear, and hurt that so many feel right now. As a church, we stand with those who will feel the effects of this decision—and in the weeks, months, and years to come.

Read more here.

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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


These short videos can be used to supplement your church's VBS formation offerings this summer, as conversation starters with your family, or as support for your walk. Join in on July 7.


Click on the picture to view the video trailer.

Light Up the Cathedral


Join Dean Penny Bridges and other Faith Leaders as we gather together, in-person to celebrate our faith and resilience. After the service, the Cathedral will be lit in rainbow colors.


July 13, 2022, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

St Paul's Episcopal Cathedral

2728 Sixth Ave, San Diego, CA 92103

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

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