Thursday, May 9, 2024


Seventh Sunday of Easter

Sunday, May 12, 2024


with the Celebration of Holy Baptism and Eucharist for Richard Martinez

Collect for the Seventh Sunday of Easter

O God, the King of glory, you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ

with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven:

Do not leave us comfortless, but send us your Holy Spirit to strengthen us,

and exalt us to that place where our Savior Christ has gone before;

who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.

Readings for the Seventh Sunday of Easter

Acts 1:15-17, 21-26

Psalm 1

1 John 5:9-13

John 17:6-19

Worship Booklet for the Seventh Sunday of Easter

2024 Altar Flowers

The altar flowers for May 12, 2024 are given by Wilma Hunter

in memory of Bob Hunter.

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.


A Collect for Mother's Day

On this Mother’s Day, we give thanks to God for the divine gift of motherhood

in all its diverse forms. Let us pray for all the mothers among us today;

for our own mothers, those living and those who have passed away;

for the mothers who loved us and the mothers who fell short of loving us fully;

for all who hope to be mothers someday and all whose hope to have children

has been frustrated; for all mothers who have lost children;

for all women and men who have mothered in any way –

those who have been our substitute mothers and we who have done so

for those in need; and for the earth that bore us and provides us

with our sustenance. We pray this in the name of God,

our great and loving Mother. Amen.

-The Rev. Leslie Nipps

La Misa in English Celebrating Día de las Madres (Mother's Day)


Pentecost Sunday is on May 19th. 

You are invited to wear red or ethnic clothing.

Would you be willing to participate in the reading of the First Lesson - a portion will be read simultaneously in various languages. Please contact the office if you would like to participate and the language you are able to read.

Pentecost Potluck

Following the service, we will have a Pentecost Potluck for the parish. There is a sign-up sheet in the Narthex. Please indicate if you and your guests are able to attend. Also, let us know if you are able to bring food dish representing your ethnic background. All are welcome to attend - even if you can't bring a dish.


In preparation for the Remembrance of Memorial Day on May 27th, please inform the office if you have had a family member from any branch of the military die in active service since last Memorial Day or if your loved one was missing from last year's Memorial Day Roll Call. Please contact Maria at with any new names, or to check for your loved one's names on our previous list.


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


Update on Marcia Morris

On Wednesday, Marcia was medically transported to a rehabilitation hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan; which is near her family in Holland, Michigan. As Marcia continues to progress in her healing, please keep her in your prayers.

Almighty God, giver of life and health:

Comfort and strengthen your servant, Marcia,

and give your power of healing to those who minister to her needs,

that her strength be restored, her health be renewed,

and that she may have confidence in your loving care;

through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you

and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Cards and letters of care and encouragement may be sent to:

Marcia Morris

Corewell Health Butterworth Hospital

100 Michigan Street, Room 4 North - 4015

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Thank you to all who have kept us informed of Marcia's condition.

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, May 14th 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, May 15th

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, Denise Eddleman, Jesse Brittain,

Al Berkowitz, Ted Garcia, Janie Burchartz, Dan Muwazi, Dan Thomas,

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.

For the Deceased


Pray for the repose of the soul of Deborah Pendleton Maurice.


Rest eternal grant to her, O Lord;

And let light perpetual shine upon her.


May her soul and the souls of all the departed,

through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Cycle of Prayers for the Church

In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the clergy and people of St. John's, Indio.

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

In the Military Cycle of Prayer, we pray for Marine Wing Support Squadron 373 (MWSS 373), MCAS Miramar


The Interment of John and Charlene Ayers

The Interment of John and Charlene Ayers will be on

Saturday, May 11th at 11:00am

at St. John's Episcopal Church Columbarium and Memorial Garden,

760 First Ave. Chula Vista, CA 91910

All are welcome to attend.

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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Upcoming Events at St. John's

  • Saturday, May 11th: Interment of John and Charlene Ayers

St. John's Columbarium and Memorial Garden, 11:00am

  • Tuesday, May 14th: Prayers and Squares, 9:30am-2:30pm in Nale Hall
  • Tuesday, May 14th: La Misa in English, celebrating Día de Las Madres, 6:00pm in Nale Hall
  • Sunday, May 19th: Day of Pentecost; Potluck following the Worship Service

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



The Bishop's Statement on Gun Safety

By: Bishop Susan Brown Snook

Every time I learn of another shooting, my heart is filled with sorrow, reflecting a grief that we, as a community of faith, all share. These moments remind me of the profound fragility of life and the destructive power of violence that can shatter that fragility in the blink of an eye. In the face of such tragedies, I am drawn back to the compassionate heart of Christ, who mourned with those who mourned and wept for the suffering of His people. Read More

Diocesan Service and Justice Coalition

Bi-Monthly Meeting

May 18th, 9:30-11:30am on Zoom

Email Debby Park at for link.

You are invited to the next meeting of the Diocesan Service & Justice Coalition on May 18 at 9:30am, when Randy Heyn-Lamb will offer a brief reflection on his 2-week visit to Palestine and Israel earlier this year. An opportunity for Q&A will follow. Randy attends All Saints, Pasadena, where he co-leads the Middle East Ministry. He is also involved with Friends of Sabeel (the voice of the Palestinian Christian) and the Episcopal Peace Fellowship Palestine Israel Network. Click here for more information

Episcopal Community Services’ Moonlight Ball

May 18th, 5:30-9:30pm

Celebrate with Episcopal Community Services at the annual Moonlight Ball. Enjoy an evening of fine dining, live music, and festivities, supporting vital health and human services programs for over 7,000 clients in the areas of homelessness, mental health, substance use disorder treatment, and early childhood education.

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here

Volunteer Opportunities for the Moonlight Ball

ECS is in need of volunteers for the Midnight Ball. The Moonlight Ball is ECS's biggest fundraiser, and your involvement ensures that they can continue their vital work.

If you are interested, please fill out the Volunteer Interest Form.

For more information, please see the Volunteer Job Description.

General Convention: Ask Me Anything Zoom

May 29th, 5:30pm

Join Bishop Susan Brown Snook, the Rev. Hannah Wilder, and Rachel Ambasing for a live "Ask Me Anything About General Convention" Zoom session on May 29 at 5:30 pm. This is your opportunity to engage directly and ask any questions you have regarding the upcoming General Convention. Feel free to submit up to three questions for our speakers. Please share this unique chance to gain insights and have General Convention questions addressed with your congregations. Click here for more information

Support Episcopal Relief and Development

Your gift to the Middle East Fund will support the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem and Al-Ahli Arab Hospital as they offer critical health services to those impacted by the current crisis in Gaza. Through your generosity, ERD is able to provide medicine and other supplies to help tend to the physical and psychosocial wounds of the current conflict.

Visit today to make a contribution

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