Thursday, June 27, 2024


The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday, June 30, 2024


Collect for the Sixth 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 Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

Wisdom of Solomon 1:13-15; 2:23-24

Psalm 30

2 Corinthians 8:7-15

Mark 5:21-43

Worship Booklet for the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

2024 Altar Flowers

The altar flowers for June 30, 2024 are given to the glory of God.

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

Italian Dinner Opportunity Drawings and Auction Update

Opportunity Drawings Tickets are six for $5. Deposit one or more tickets into the bag for any prize you'd like a chance to win.

  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, 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: two candles with holders, a tea cup, tea, King Arthur Vermont Maple Scone Mix, L’Occitane pillow mist, lavender bath bomb, sleep mask and socks, lava lamp
  9. 2 King Arthur Dark Pumpernickel Bread mixes, loaf pan that belonged to Norma Dunn, bottle of champagne, jar of organic jam
  10. Baker’s Delight! Martha Stewart cookie sheet, loaf pan and muffin pan; non-stick bundt pan and Master Class spring-form pan. Also Williams-Sonoma Meyer lemon bundt cake mix, blueberry muffin mix, and pound cake mix.
  11. Tom’s amazing chili (serves 4-6), kept refrigerated until someone wins it; plus a cornbread mix and a centerpiece basket filled with shells that belonged to Tom and Mark
  12. Six pasta bowls with a large matching serving bowl (beautiful Italian design), six jade green cloth napkins (never used), and a wicker bread tray. All belonged to Tom and Mark.


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


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, July 3rd.

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. Francis, Pauma Valley.

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui.

In the Military Cycle of Prayer, we pray for Afloat Training Command, Naval Base San Diego.


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


Follow Us on Facebook and Instagram

Please follow us and friend us on Facebook at Saint John's Episcopal Church

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: $136,875

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

  • 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
  • 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



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


The Rt. Rev. Sean W. Rowe Elected

as 28th Presiding Bishop

The Episcopal Church’s General Convention has elected The Rt. Rev. Sean Rowe to be its 28th presiding bishop and primate. He will begin his nine-year term on November 1st. He will succeed the current Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, who was installed in 2015. Read More

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s Sermon

during Episcopal Church ‘Love Always’ Revival

Click here to read the transcript of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s sermon delivered at a June 22nd churchwide revival in Louisville, Kentucky, the evening before the start of the 81st General Convention of The Episcopal Church. 

Why I Love General Convention

By: Bishop Susan Brown Snook

The Episcopal Church’s giant family reunion has started! General Convention usually happens every three years, but because 2021 was a pandemic year, the last convention was in summer of 2022. We are now back on track for the full extravaganza – and what an extravaganza it is! Over 1,000 bishops and deputies will gather in Louisville, Kentucky, from June 22 through June 29 to do the work of the church.

There are many things I love about General Convention. This is my sixth Convention – I was an elected deputy from Arizona in 2009, 2012, 2015, and 2018, and attended as a bishop in 2022 and now 2024. Every convention is different, but there are some constant elements that I love. 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.

Click Here for More Information

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

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 today’s episode, David shares a touching God Sighting of a recent adventure as a solo parent, establishing much respect for single parents. Then, he and Charlette wonder about the three people Jesus seems to trust the most. Who are those people in our own lives?

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