Announcements for July 21, 2019

New Members and Visitors – The St. John the Divine family loves you all and hopes you will continue coming!

 The Prayers of the People –we will read these from the Book of Common Prayer, rather than the bulletins.

 MEN’S BREAKFAST – this Saturday, July 20 9:00 AM – Dick Church’s Restaurant, 2698 Newport Blvd (corner of Mesa), Costa Mesa, CA 92627 – join us!

 VESTRY MEETING – 11:30 AM Sunday July 21 – Vestry Members, please submit your written reports ASAP.

 ECW is welcoming everyone to join - Healthy Aging, Caregiving and Grieving – for three talks featuring Cordula Dick-Muehlke, PhD, nationally known expert on dementia and aging. 7pm Wednesdays July 24, Aug 7 and Aug 21. Suggested donation: $12.00 per session or $30.00 for the series. – Save the Dates

 Catechism Class - Since Bishop John Taylor is visiting our church in March next year, we do invite anyone who had not been Baptized or Confirmed by the Bishop - to see Fr. George. Classes start in the FALL 2019!!!

 Trellis Picnic – for the Community is on Saturday July 27th - 4pm at Halescrest Park 3124 College Ave. Come!

 Clergy and Community Gathering – Fr. George will be attending this function on Tuesday July 30th at Congregation B’nai Tzedek in Fountain Valley, from 10am – 12:00 Noon.

 Clergy Pulpit Exchange Program – following this program in the Diocese St. John the Divine with participate with St. Margaret Episcopal Church in South Gate on Sunday August 4th

 A Five Spiritual Series for Men Seminars – Fr. George has started attending this every month from July 13th, August 3rd , September 22nd, December 7th, and February 1st, at St. Joseph Center, Batavia Street, Orange.

 Dodger Night, Friday Sept. 6, 7:00 pm. – at Dodger Stadium, with after-game fireworks. $27 per person, checks are payable to St. John the Divine, memo line “Dodger Baseball,” by July 24. For more information contact Virgil Nolde (714) 713 5993

 Wednesdays Summer Bible Study on the Book of Revelation –Wednesday July 10th, 17th, 31st from 6pm  - Copies of the book “Revelation: A 12-Week Study” by Stephen Witmer are available for $11.00 each. Call the office or Fr. George!

 Summer Park Service is coming on 5th Sunday September on the 29th at 9am. What do you want us to include??

 Park Animal Blessing is coming on Sunday October 6th at 9am. Spread the word and save the date!

 Fill the Pantry! – “Schools Out” for SOS! For July – Peanut butter & jelly, individual fruit cups, juice, snack bars, cereal, powdered milk, small packs of cookies, nuts & crackers. Contact Cindy at (949) 548-4712.

 Rummage Sale is on - GFS supports girls at our church by providing a free program and subsidies for registration fees. Several girls are planning to travel to South Africa next summer for the World Conference of GFS. Please support us in 2 ways: 

·      Please save the morning of August 3 to assist at a Rummage Sale. We need as much assistance from parishioners as possible.

·      Please save items for the sale - kids items, all types of clothing and household items. Please do not contribute anything we cannot dispose of ourselves if it is not sold (No large furniture or items that will be unacceptable to the Goodwill/Salvation Army - ie - the Goodwill will not take a TV). Feel free to contact Margaret Nolde!

GFS Motto is “Bear ye one another's burdens and so fulfill the law of Christ.” Please lend us a hand for this important need.

 GFS Camp Dates:  September 6-8 - GFS Camp in Wrightwood for girls 8 and up.

 We're now on Instagram! - to increase our social media presence, sign up at: stjohncm_episcopal_church!

 Laundry Love is held the third Tuesday of each month from 7-9pm at the Coin Laundry, 1913 Pomona Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92627. It will be on Tuesday July 16, 2019. Please sign up at the web site under the Projects page. All information about LLCM is there. You will need to make an account there to sign up. For more info contact: Rock Hunter,, 619 787-7625.

Our Share Our Selves Planter Box Vegetable Garden Project continues. We have workshops set from 9-11am on Saturday July 20 and 27. More will be coming. Details and sign ups are at Click on the menu and click on projects. We continue to break down pallets (handyfolk/carpenters needed) and stain/seal the wood (everybody needed). Contact Rock Hunter,, 619 787-7625 for more info.

 The Altar Flowers are given this week by Bob and Barbara Abbott in honor of the birthday of their son, Brian.  They are also given by Roger and Alex Jacobs in celebration of their 30th wedding anniversary on the 22nd. What a beautiful way to celebrate an anniversary, birthday, or thanksgiving. A $30 suggested donation covers all Sunday’s altar flowers. Contact Emmy Lou Swanson for details.

 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Please Volunteer for either services as a reader, chalice bearer, acolyte, Usher or Nursery. Sign-up sheets in the Guild Hall or contact Dale (714) 536-7992 - Rite I and Sharon (949) 290-2693 - Rite II.

 Photos – if anyone has photos they’d like to share on our website - from any parish event - please send them to the office and we’ll put them online. Thanks!

 Prayer Requests – may be noted on the Prayers of the People sheet as you enter church. These prayers will be petitioned in services. Confidential prayers may be submitted to any Daughters of the King member or e-mailed to Nina Marshall at

 5th Sundays of the month - for the year 2019 will be combined services at 9am, Sept. 29, Dec 29. 

 Please contact Father George before making any purchases or commitments.

Cans and Bottles - Members are encouraged to bring in their cans and bottles for recycling.