Announcements for September 22, 2019


Men’s Breakfast - on Saturday, September 21st, 2019 at 9am 

at Great Mex Grill – 1525 Mesa Verde Dr E Ste 117, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Bring friends!



(Note – Tailgate party 5:30 on Sat Sept 21 has been postponed)

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


 Catechism Class is starting – Sign up for either Baptism or Confirmation - contact Fr. George or Steve. It will be conducted on Sept 22, then the 1st, 2ndand 4th Sundays of the Month after the 10am service.

 Men’s Breakfast - on Saturday, September 21st, 2019 at 9am at Great Mex Grill – 1525 Mesa Verde Dr E Ste 117, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Bring friends!

 5th Sunday in the Park! Sept. 29 will be a combined service at 9am. Enjoy informal worship on the front lawn, with coffee and cinnamon rolls! Bring your own chairs, if possible. Set-up help is needed. Contact Alex or Nina.

 Blessing of the Animals! On Oct. 6 we will hold our 8am service indoors. At 10am we will get back to nature with a service on the lawn. Bring your pets and your chairs! Treats for all God's creatures, and a photo area for pets and their humans. Invite your family, friends and neighbors! Set-up help is needed. Contact Alex, Nina or Margaret.

 GFS, a faith-based club for girls, is accepting new members in the following age groups: ages 5-8 and 9-12. First meeting will be Saturday, September 28 at 9 am at the church. Meetings are on 2nd and 4th Saturday mornings at 9 am; annual dues are $20 per family. Membership is open to all girls, no matter the religious affiliation. For more information contact Margaret or the church office. Visit our website at

 Art lovers - we need your help! GFS-LA (ages 6-18) is visiting the Sistine Chapel Exhibit at the Cultural Center of Christ Cathedral in Garden Grove on Saturday, October 12, 10 am to noon. We are recruiting art lovers (you don't have to be an expert) to lead small groups around the exhibit. Contact Margaret to volunteer/more information. 

 Our office needs newer, bigger file cabinet(s)! Do you know anyone who would like to donate one or two? Please call Father George.

 The Altar Flowers - 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.



 Fill the Pantry for SOS!! – “School is in!” For September – cereal, snack bars, small bottles of water, boxed milk, canned tuna & chicken, peanut butter & jam, small packs of chips and cookies. Contact Cindy Steiger.

 Laundry Love continues the third Tuesday of each month. Details and sign-ups are at

 Our Share Our Selves Planter Box Vegetable Garden Project continues. Sign-ups are at

 Ready to serve?  Be a reader, chalice bearer, acolyte or usher. Sign-up sheets in the Guild Hall or contact Dale - Rite I and Sharon - Rite II.

 To receive the Episcopal News weekly e-mail from the diocese, send your e-mail address to Steve in the office,, to sign you up.

 We're on Instagram! - to increase our social media presence, sign up at: stjohncm_episcopal_church! Also like us on our Facebook Page

 Photos – share parish event photos on our website - 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 DOK member or contact Nina Marshall. 

 Please contact Father George before making any purchases or commitments.