Thursday, June 20, 2024


The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday, June 23, 2024


Collect for the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

O Lord, make us have perpetual love and reverence for your holy Name,

for you never fail to help and govern those whom you have set upon

the sure foundation of your loving-kindness; 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 Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

Job 38:1-11

Psalm 107:1-3, 23-32

2 Corinthians 6:1-13

Mark 4:35-41

Worship Booklet for the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

2024 Altar Flowers

The altar flowers for June 23, 2024 are given by Gregg and Elizabeth King in celebration of their 42nd anniversary.

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.


Annual Men of St. John's Italian Dinner

Saturday, June 29th

5:30pm - Wine and Appetizer Social in the Courtyard

6:00pm - Dinner in Nale Hall

  • There is no charge (ticket) for the dinner

a "free will" donation will be accepted. (Suggested donation $30)

  • Limited Seating (80): Please reserve a seat by signing up in the narthex or by calling the parish office (619-422-4141).

  • Money donated for the dinner and raised on the Opportunity Drawings and Auction will help pay for the new roof.

All are welcome!

Italian Dinner Opportunity Drawings and Auction Update

Opportunity Drawings:

More items are being received daily and being combined into baskets.

Among the things we have so far are:

  1. $100 gift card to Garbatella
  2. $50 gift card to Trader Joe’s plus white cheddar popcorn, Rainbow’s End Trail Mix, dried mandarin oranges, sweetened dried cranberries, and a reusable Trader Joe’s shopping bag
  3. Three Frontier Soup mixes (Southwestern chickpea, Classic Chili, Colorado Campfire Chicken Stew), cornbread mix, jar of organic jam, Menu list/shopping list pad, cookbook Slow Cooker Magic in Minutes
  4. Large ceramic pasta serving bowl from Italy, Giada De Laurentis cookbook Everyday Pasta, olivewood spaghetti measure, 1 lb. spaghetti, bottle of red wine, Italian trivet with leather cord for hanging, King Arthur Pull-Apart Garlic Bread mix
  5. Bottle of sparkling wine, 4 flutes, jar of preserved lemons, jar of organic jam
  6. Wooden tray with six wine glasses, glass decanter, bottle of wine, six jade green cloth napkins (never used), six pasta bowls with a large matching serving bowl (beautiful Italian design; these belonged to Mark and Tom), and Avocado & Dill Green Goddess Dip mix
  7. Ceramic pie plate, Mabel Holmes’s pie recipes, jar of organic jam, pinafore-style apron, St. John’s Centennial Cookbook
  8. Serenity basket: several candles, a tea cup, tea, King Arthur Vermont Maple Scone Mix, L’Occitane pillow mist, lavender bath bomb, sleep mask and socks
  9. 2 King Arthur Dark Pumpernickel Bread mixes, loaf pan that belonged to Norma Dunn, Bottle of champagne, jar of organic jam, and a wicker bread tray that belonged to Mark and Tom
  10. Baker’s Delight! Martha Stewart cookie sheet, Martha Stewart loaf pan and pound cake mix, Martha Stewart muffin pan and blueberry muffin mix, non-stick bundt pan and Williams-Sonoma Meyer lemon bundt cake mix, Master Class springform pan
  11. Tom’s amazing chili (serves 4-6), kept refrigerated until someone wins it, plus a cornbread mix


We will have 2 silent auction prizes:

  • Original photograph on canvas by Cliff Berkowitz
  • Two Civic Theater tickets to “Peter Pan” for Sunday, August 4th at 6:30pm. 

These are great seats in Row A of the Orchestra!

We will have a live-auction prize(s):

  • Two original painting done by Rev. Roger Haenke

Diane is creating and arranging beautiful gift baskets. How can you help?

Do you have any large wicker baskets that you would like to donate?

If so, please contact Diane at 619-253-7298/


Sow and Grow

The gardens of our creation care project with ECS Head Start have been planted.

Do you have time to help weed and water the gardens?

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, June 26th

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, and Rosemarie Viloria.

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, Palm Springs, for members of Religious Orders, especially the Society of St. Paul, and for the delegation from the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego, our bishop, and those attending the General Convention.

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

In the Military Cycle of Prayer, we pray for Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 267 (HMLA 267), Camp Pendleton.


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


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and on Instagram at stjohnsepiscopalchurchcv


“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: $135,375

Percentage of Goal Achieved: 27%


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

  • Sunday, June 23rd: Vestry Meeting at 10:30 (following our 9:00am Service)
  • Saturday, June 29th: Italian Dinner hosted by the Men of St. John's in Nale Hall, 5:30pm - Wine and Appetizer Social, 6:00pm - Dinner

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



Emmanuelle Love, daughter of Joe and Maria, is a member of the cast of this show.


Bishop Susan Announces

“Invite a Friend to Church” Season

By: Jason Evans, Canon for Mission

In the spring of 2023, Dr. Vivek Murthy, the U.S. Surgeon General, said loneliness is a public health epidemic. People all around us are looking for human connection, and our congregations are wonderful communities for building relationships. Moreover, the good news of Christ is announced every week in our churches—something every invitee will get the chance to hear and respond to.

Inviting others to church can be intimidating! Ensuring that others across the diocese do the same thing during the same month can give us courage. In the Mainline Church Evangelism Project led by Martha Grace Reese—a national Lilly Endowment-funded research project—denominations such as the Episcopal Church were found to be averse to inviting others to church. Inviting others to church is an exercise that we only get better at the more we practice it. Read More

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.

Click Here for More Information

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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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.

Bread and Roses

By: The Rev. Canon Gwynn Lynch

On June 18, 2006, I was serving as Curate at All Souls’, Point Loma. My rector, the Rev. Mike Russell, was a Deputy to Convention. On that fateful day, he sent me an email with a quote from the poem “Bread and Roses.” I knew it well. As a teenager, I was a big fan of Judy Collins, and she included Bread and Roses on her 1975 album of the same name. I knew that it spoke of love, beauty, and the equality of women, but I did not know that a year after James Oppenheim wrote “Bread and Roses” it inspired the Bread and Roses Strike led by women workers in textile mills of Lawrence, Massachusetts.

On June 18, 2006, The Rt. Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori was elected as the first female Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church. Mike Russell sent his email in response to that joyful, momentous occasion! Women were now represented at every level of my beloved church! Read More

Faith to Go Podcast

During today’s episode, Charlette shares a God Sighting from her experience at The College for Congregational Development. After reading from the Gospel of Mark, she and David look beyond the limits of language and how Jesus can calm our storms.

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