Announcements for Easter Day, April 21, 2019

The Lord is Risen!

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

GFS Dates: Saturday April 20 - regular meeting at 9 am; Saturday May 4 - Testing Day at 9 am; Saturday May 18 - Anniversary and Awards Service at 10:30 am to 1 pm - the whole congregation is asked to come and support the girls who are receiving honors. Also coming up: June 9 - Branch awards at the 10 am service, June 22 - Pool party at the bishop's home - 11-3; September 6-8 - GFS Camp in Wrightwood for girls 8 and up.

Men’s Breakfast, 9 AM Saturday, April 20, Dick Church’s Restaurant, 698 Newport Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92626.

Vestry Meeting – Sunday April 28th at 11:30am and please forward your report to the Administrative Assistant

Treasurer – Please contact Betsy our Treasurer, before you do anything concerning purchases or commitment.

Invite Welcome Connect video will be shown to members during both services on April 28th. Welcome!

10am Coffee Hour – We are humbly requesting our 10 o’clock members to sign up to help with coffee hour on Sundays. We need at least two people each Sunday to prepare and to help clean.

Love Offering Box - We shall have one in the Guild Hall during Coffee Hour. Please support the program.

Rector’s Vacation in May – While Fr. George will be away – Fr. Bob Burton (623) 806 – 4901 (May 5th, 19th and 26th) – and Fr. Abel Lopez (626) 993 – 8585 (May 12th) – will take care of Sunday Services at 8am / 10am, including any pastoral emergencies.

Fill the Pantry! – Let’s “Fill the Pantry” for SOS! For April – Spring has sprung! Beverages, peanut butter, jelly, snacks, bottled water, powdered milk, treats. Contact Cindy at (949) 548-4712.

Volunteers Needed - Volunteer for both church services as a reader, chalice bearer, acolyte, usher or Nursery. Sign-up sheets in the Guild Hall or contact Dale 714. 536-7992 for Rite I and Sharon 949.290.2693 for Rite II.

We're now on Instagram! - In order to increase our social media presence, we created an account: stjohncm_episcopal_church. We've started posting, so sign on and check us out!

Prayer Requests – 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. June 30th, September 29th, December 29th.

Flowers The Easter flowers are given by Cheryl Hyon in loving memory of her father, William Vandegriff, and by Tim and Nina Marshall. 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.

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!

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