Thursday, May 30, 2024


The Second Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday, June 2, 2024


Collect for the Second Sunday after Pentecost

O God, your never-failing providence sets in order

all things both in heaven and earth: Put away from us, we entreat you,

all hurtful things, and give us those things which are profitable for us;

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 Second Sunday after Pentecost

Deuteronomy 5:12-15

Psalm 81:1-10

2 Corinthians 4:5-12

Mark 2:23-3:6

Worship Booklet for the Second Sunday after Pentecost

2024 Altar Flowers

The altar flowers for June 2, 2024 are given in celebration of the 33rd anniversary of Rev. Roger's ordination.

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.


Congratulations to the members of our St. John's family

who are celebrating their graduations!


Save the Date: Italian Dinner

The Men of St. John's are hosting an Italian Dinner

Saturday, June 29th in Nale Hall.

5:30pm - Wine and Appetizer Social

6:00pm - Dinner

All are welcome!

Opportunity Drawing

At the Italian Dinner on June 29th, we will have Opportunity Drawings; this time everything is going to be food-related. So far we will have:

  • Jars of homemade preserved lemons
  • The King Arthur Baking Company pumpernickel bread mix that drew compliments at the Pentecost potluck
  • A large serving bowl for pasta (made in Italy) with an olivewood pasta measure and a bottle of wine
  • Jars of homemade jam (low sugar) made from the jam-maker’s fruit trees

Do you have something to contribute? Perhaps your special cake brought in a disposable foil pan or a pan you got from a garage sale?  A container of your signature soup or chili? The ingredients to a special dish with the recipe?

There are so many possibilities!   Please let Diane Gustafson know if you would like to add something to the list. 619-253 7298 or


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 the second Tuesday of each month 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 5th

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, Celia Vasquez, 

James Kellogg Burnham III, Jesse Brittain, Marcia Morris, and Mike Gollihur.

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, intercessions are offered by each congregation for its own corporate life, clergy and lay leadership, and its organizations; and for the city and civic leadership in its community.

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for Iglesia Anglicana de la Region Central de America.

In the Military Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the Ground Electronics Maintenance Division, 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


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


           Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Units (11 HVAC Units)



Capital Campaign Goal:  $500,000


Capital Campaign Donations Received: $121,875

Percentage of Goal Achieved: 24%


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

  • Wednesday, June 5th: Outreach Meeting, 5:00pm via Zoom
  • Tuesday, June 11th: Prayers and Squares, 9:30-2:30 in Nale Hall
  • 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 afternoons, 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



Faith and Action: EDSD's Commitment to Gun Safety

By: The Gun Safety Working Group, EDSD

In the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego (EDSD), the sorrow linked to gun violence is a call to action, a clarion call to stand against violence and advocate for peace. It is within this spirit of compassion and resolve that the diocese’s Gun Safety Working Group (GSWG) was formed, striving to transform their anguish into meaningful efforts to prevent gun violence.

Bishop Susan Brown Snook’s recent statement on gun violence resonates deeply with our community. Each act of gun violence, she says, reminds us of the fragility of life and the destructive power that can shatter it in an instant. In these moments of chaos, Bishop Snook draws inspiration from Luke 22:49-51, where Jesus, faced with violence, heals rather than harms. His words, “No more of this!” echo across time, urging us to reject violence and embrace peace. Read More

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

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!

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Faith to Go Podcast

In today’s episode, David and Charlette are joined by Rachel Ambasing, our diocesan Missioner for Community Vitality & Diversity. The three unpack the blessings and struggles of General Convention and the need for rest.

Listen Here

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