Thursday, June 6, 2024


The Third Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday, June 9, 2024


Collect for the Third Sunday after Pentecost

O God, from whom all good proceeds:

Grant that by your inspiration we may think those things that are right,

and by your merciful guiding may do them; 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

Genesis 3:8-15

Psalm 130

2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1

Mark 3:20-35

Worship Booklet for the Third Sunday after Pentecost

2024 Altar Flowers

The altar flowers for June 9, 2024 are given by Jim Lindshield in memory of Ann Lindshield on her birthday and in thanksgiving for his birthday.

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.


Save the Date:

Annual Men of St. John's Italian Dinner

Saturday, June 29th in Nale Hall.

5:30pm - Wine and Appetizer Social

6:00pm - Dinner

The Italian Dinner is being sponsored by Garbatella Osteria in Otay Ranch;

Saul Plata and Antonio Lulu, Owners. They are creating and providing the menu items.

  • There is No Charge (ticket) for the dinner; a "free will" donation will be accepted. (Suggested donation $30)
  • You are asked to reserve a seat by signing up in the narthex or by calling the parish office.
  • Money donated for the dinner and raised on the Opportunity Drawings and Auction will go towards the new roof.

All are welcome!

Italian Dinner Opportunity Drawings and Auction Update

We are trying to keep the prizes food-related: some are consumables but other items are food/drink related. Here is what we have so far:

  • Jars of preserved lemons
  • King Arthur dark pumpernickel bread mixes plus scone mix and single-serve, microwaveable chocolate cakes
  • Large ceramic serving bowl for pasta, an olivewood measure for spaghetti, and a bottle of wine
  • Bottle of sparkling wine and four champagne flutes
  • Jars of homemade jam made with fruit from the jam-maker’s trees
  • Beautiful ceramic pie plate with pie recipes from Mabel Holmes (does anyone know who Mabel is/was?)
  • Wooden tray with six wine glasses
  • Chili prepared for six people, along with a corn bread mix
  • $100 gift card to Garbatella, the restaurant that is providing our Italian Dinner

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

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

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


We will have an auction of two original paintings; painted by Rev. Roger Haenke.


Your Spiritual Gifts

All Christians have been given at least one spiritual gift to use out of love for and in service to one another. Do you know what yours are?

We don’t choose which gifts we will receive; God bestows them on us through the work of the Holy Spirit.

There is a simple exercise that will reveal your gifts. You read statements and decide whether they are consistently true, frequently true, occasionally true, infrequently true, or rarely true. A few of the statements are:

  • I like working behind the scenes to ensure projects are successful.
  • I enjoy meeting new people and becoming acquainted with them.
  • When I know someone is facing a crisis, I feel compelled to provide support and care.

Not knowing your spiritual gifts is like not opening a beautiful package on Christmas morning! In addition, knowing will help you to spend wisely your time and energy.  

If you would like to take the assessment, please contact Diane Gustafson 619-253-7298 or

Items Needed for Blessings in a Bag

Supplies are needed for those who go without food or shelter. Please Click Here for all the items needed.

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 Tuesday, June 11th from 9:30-2:30 to sew. 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 12th

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, and Denise Eddleman.

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 fifth bishop of San Diego, the Standing Committee, and the Diocesan Staff and for the Episcopal Church Center in Ocean Beach, its various ministries, and the people it serves.

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for Province de L'Eglise Anglicane Du Congo.

In the Military Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the 1st Intelligence Battalion, Camp Pendleton.

For Gun Violence Prevention

God of Justice, help us, your church, find our voice. Empower us to change this broken world and to protest the needless deaths caused by gun violence.

Give us power to rise above our fear that nothing can be done 

and grant us the conviction to advocate for change. Amen.


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: $122,225

Percentage of Goal Achieved: 24.5%


The church exists as the People of God,

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

Please consider a 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

Approved Vestry Minutes

Approved Vestry Minutes from 4-24-24

Upcoming Events at St. John's

  • Tuesday, June 11th: Prayers and Squares, 9:30-2:30 in Nale Hall
  • Wednesday, June 12th: Outreach Meeting, 5:00pm via Zoom
  • Monday, June 17th: Men of St. John's Meeting, 6:00pm at Jeff and Scott's
  • Thursday, June 20th: DOK Meeting, 9:30am in the Rev. Stott Conference Room
  • Tuesday, June 25th: La Misa in English celebrating La Natividad de San Juan Batisto (The Nativity of St. John the Baptist), 6:00pm in Nale Hall
  • 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



Wear Orange Sunday - June 9

We invite you to join with the Diocesan Gun Safety Working Group and Wear Orange for Weekend Services on Saturday and Sunday, June 8 and 9. Learn more about Wear Orange Sunday and what more you can do to support gun violence prevention. Thousands of our American brothers and sisters will wear orange at events on June 7, 8, and 9 to support National Gun Violence Awareness weekend and honor survivors and victims of gun violence. Let us take time as a faith community to pray for those who have lost their lives to gun violence and those who have survived and/or have been traumatized by the epidemic of gun violence in our country.

Click Here for More Information

Light Up with Pride: Stories of Defiant Joy

Thursday, June 13th, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

St. Brigid’s, Oceanside is thrilled to be participating once again in Light Up With Pride this year! Inspired by the Light Up the Cathedral event that takes place as the kickoff to San Diego Pride, Light Up with Pride is an interfaith celebration of LGBTQ+ identity especially for folks in North County. The theme for this year is “Stories of Defiant Joy” and will feature music, storytelling, interactive activities, food, and more!

Click Here for More Information

Cathedral Hymn Sing

Sunday, June 30th, 5:00pm

There is nothing quite like singing hymns in the glorious acoustics of St. Paul’s Cathedral! Vote on your favorite hymns and sing them with Canon Martin Green on the cathedral’s landmark Aeolian-Skinner/Quimby pipe organ and brass ensemble.

Click Here to Register and Vote for Your Favorite Hymn

Recording: General Convention Ask Me Anything

Bishop Susan Brown Snook, the Rev. Hannah Wilder, and Rachel Ambasing went live for an “Ask Me Anything About General Convention” Zoom session. This is your opportunity to review the hot topics facing General Convention later this month.

Watch the Video Here

Faith to Go Podcast

The Faith To Go Podcast highlights themes from the Sunday Gospel reading for you to take into your faith discussions and reflections throughout the week.

Listen Here

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