Wednesday, July 3, 2024


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.

The Office will be closed on Thursday, July 4th.


The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday, July 7, 2024


Collect for the Seventh 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.

Readings for the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

Ezekiel 2:1-5

Psalm 123

2 Corinthians 12:2-10

Mark 6:1-13

Worship Booklet for the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

2024 Altar Flowers

The altar flowers for July 7, 2024 are given by Bob Dunn

in memory of Norma Dunn.

Our 2024 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.


Italian Dinner and Fundraiser - Update and Thank You

The Italian Dinner and Fundraiser was a wonderful event; a joyful parish gathering with delicious food and a successful fundraiser.

The total amount raised from our Italian Dinner and Fundraiser was $5,246.00.

Our sincere thanks to:

  • Garbatella Osteria
  • the Men of St. John’s, teen servers, and all who helped set up, serve, and cleaned up the dinner
  • those who contributed to the wine and appetizer social
  • those who provided music
  • those who organized, donated gift basket and auction items, and all who purchased tickets for the Opportunity Drawings and the auction bidders
  • and to all who worked behind the scenes to make this Italian Dinner and Fundraiser a success



Outreach Collections

We will continue our ongoing collections for:

  • New Blankets - Domestic Violence Shelters (Denise Czer and Linda Dennehy)
  • Eyeglasses (Bob Dunn)
  • Greeting Cards - ECS Head Start (Judy McKay)
  • Clean, Gently Used Blankets - Dreams for Change (Bob Dunn)
  • Emergency Food Pantry - South Bay Community Services (Maria and Joe Love)
  • Blessings in a Bag - For our neighbors who live in need. Click here for a list of items you can donate to fill the bags.
  • Gently Used Clothing - Men's, women's and children's 

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


Prayers and Squares: The Prayer Quilt Ministry

St. John's is a member of a national organization called "Prayers and Squares: The Prayer Quilt Ministry".

Prayers and Squares meets on the second Tuesday of each month to sew. Please note that the July meeting will be on the third Tuesday, July 16th. Participants will be shown how to make simple quilts for our Prayer Quilt Ministry. If you don't sew but would like to be a part of this ministry, there are many other quilt-making steps you can help with.

Please bring your own sewing machine and brown bag lunch. If you have any questions, please contact Debbie Lothspeich.

If you would like to request a Prayer Quilt for anyone in need of prayer and support, please contact Diane Gustafson ( or Maria (

This important ministry brings comfort and healing to many people who are suffering with illness.

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, July 10th.

Parish Prayer Lists

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, Jamal Warner, Devon Strunk, Matt Hernandez, Daniel Getreu, Taylor Harrold, Jorge Zuazua, Sebastian Morales, Roberto Chavez, Ryan Lothspeich, Andrew C. Dugger, Dan and Chelsey Nyaradi, Gen. G.C. Heinrich, Pedro Bonilla, and Patrick King.

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

Steve Magill, Gary and Shirley McCarren, the McClure family, Alec Hauer, Barbara Oliveira, Linda Longoria-Neff, Ann and Bill Rogers, Karen Polk, Bob Milam, Jesse Brittain,

James Kellogg Burnham III, Marcia Morris, Mike Gollihur, Denise Eddleman, Dan Muwazi, Rosemarie Viloria, and Pamela Brittain.

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. Bartholomew's, Poway, and for the children and teachers of St. Bartholomew's Preschool.

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for The Church of the Province of the Indian Ocean.

In the Military Cycle of Prayer, we pray for Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 39, Camp Pendleton.


We Are Here for You

Eucharistic Visits to your home

If you are not able to join us for our celebration of Eucharist and would like Communion brought to you (click here)

Sacramental and Spiritual Preparation

If you are interested in celebrating a sacramental/spiritual event in your life (click here)

Pastoral Emergency

If you have a pastoral emergency when the parish offices are closed,

please call 619-301-0724 or email


“Raise the Roof”

St. John’s Capital Campaign

Capital Campaign for Property Maintenance Reserve


Our loved ones raised the church with money and physical labor –

We must maintain their legacy


Property Maintenance Reserve Needs:

  • New Roof for Church, Nale Hall and Graves Pavilion = $175,000
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Units (11 HVAC Units) = $325,000


Capital Campaign Goal:  $500,000


Capital Campaign Donations Received: $142,121

Percentage of Goal Achieved: 28%


The church exists as the People of God,

but also, as the buildings from which God is served and worshiped.

Please consider investing in St. John's with a donation to the Capital Campaign:

Capital Campaign Statement of Intent


Capital Campaign Committee: Bob Dunn (co-chair), Terry Farrelly (co-chair),

Tom Brzeczek, Denise Czer, Jane Ferguson, Rev. Roger Haenke

Upcoming Events at St. John's

  • Thursday, July 4th: Office Closed for Fourth of July Holiday
  • Wednesday, July 10th: Outreach Meeting, 5:00pm, via Zoom
  • Sunday, September 1st: Men of St. John's BBQ and Ice Cream Social

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

Rev. Roger will be in the office on Monday and Tuesday mornings, and all day on 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



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The Election of a Presiding Bishop

By: Bishop Susan Brown Snook

General Convention 2024 didn’t bring a revolution like some of our conventions have done in the past. For instance, nearly 50 years ago, the General Convention approved the ordination of women; more recently, in 2015, our church added canonical provisions to allow marriage equality.

This convention’s biggest news had to do with the election of leaders – primarily the new Presiding Bishop-Elect, Sean Rowe, who will officially take office on November 1. Our current, beloved Presiding Bishop, Michael Curry, will retire on October 31, after an eventful nine-year term. Bishop Curry has been instrumental in emphasizing the love of Jesus and making evangelism a household word in the Episcopal Church again. He raised the profile of the Episcopal Church significantly when he preached at the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Megan Markle. His term has seen increasing emphasis on racial reconciliation and creation care as part of the mission of the church. Read More

Light Up the Cathedral

Join us on July 17 at 7:00 PM at St. Paul’s Cathedral for “Light Up the Cathedral.” This inspiring interfaith service marks the start of Pride Week in San Diego, and brings together diverse faith communities to celebrate unity, love, and acceptance, illuminating the cathedral with vibrant colors and powerful messages of inclusivity. Be part of this uplifting event as we honor the spirit of Pride and stand together in solidarity, embracing the beauty of love.

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San Diego Pride Parade

July 20th, 8:30 am - 2:00 pm

March with Episcopalians, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and friends in the San Diego Pride Parade: Making History Now on July 20th. All are welcome to join in walking the 1.5 mile parade.

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Invite a Friend to Church Season

Is “Invite a Friend to Church” an actual season on the Church calendar? No, but Bishop Susan is inviting all our congregations to participate in a month-long season of inviting our friends, neighbors, and loved ones to join us for worship on a Sunday of every congregation’s choice from October 13 to November 17. Read More

Vote Your Faith This Fall

The election season can make civil discussions difficult, specifically if misinformation is shared in conversations. On July 2 at 6:20 PM, EDSD Executive Council member Mae Chao will speak specifically to this subject so that we can all have thoughtful conversations, guided by our faith, as we enter the voting booth this fall.

Click here for details.

Faith to Go Podcast

In this week’s episode, Charlette shares a #GodSighting of feeling God’s presence in the waves. Then both David and Charlette talk about the importance of embracing belief and unbelief.

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