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  • Sundays at 8:00am, St. John’s will offer a service in our sanctuary. Please enter through the doors on the corner of State Street and Irvine Avenue. 
  • Sundays at 10:00am, St. John’s will offer a service in our sanctuary. These services will also be streamed via our Facebook page. 
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5 hours ago

St. John's Episcopal Church

Service for Noonday Thursday Jan 26, 2023 - the feast of Titus and Timothy
Companions of Saint Paul

Officiant O God, make speed to save us.
People O Lord, make haste to help us.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: as
it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen. Alleluia!

Psalm 112:1-9 Beatus vir

1 Hallelujah! Happy are they who fear the Lord *
and have great delight in his commandments!
2 Their descendants will be mighty in the land; *
the generation of the upright will be blessed.
3 Wealth and riches will be in their house, *
and their righteousness will last for ever.
4 Light shines in the darkness for the upright; *
the righteous are merciful and full of compassion.
5 It is good for them to be generous in lending *
and to manage their affairs with justice.
6 For they will never be shaken; *
the righteous will be kept in everlasting remembrance.
7 They will not be afraid of any evil rumors; *
their heart is right;
they put their trust in the Lord.
8 Their heart is established and will not shrink, *
until they see their desire upon their enemies.
9 They have given freely to the poor, *
and their righteousness stands fast for ever;
they will hold up their head with honor.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: *
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

Scripture Titus 1:1-5

Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, for the sake of the faith of God’s elect and the knowledge of the truth that is in accordance with godliness, in the hope of eternal life that God, who never lies, promised before the ages began— in due time he revealed his word through the proclamation with which I have been entrusted by the command of God our Savior,

To Titus, my loyal child in the faith we share:

Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior.

I left you behind in Crete for this reason, so that you should put in order what remained to be done, and should appoint elders in every town, as I directed you.
Thanks be to God.

Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.

Let us pray in the words Jesus taught us...

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy Name,
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those
who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power,
And the glory forever. Amen

The Collect
Lord, hear our prayer; And let our cry come to you. Let us pray.

Almighty God, who called Timothy and Titus to be evangelists and teachers, and made them strong to endure hardship: Strengthen us to stand fast in adversity, and to live godly and righteous lives in this present time, that with sure confidence we may look for our blessed hope, the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen

I invite your own intercessions and thanksgivings at this time… (pause in silence)
For Mark White, Mary Gail, Mabel, Diane, Victoria L, Jackie, Betty Lou, Eli, Tom and family, Jolene Wiliams, Todd Garrett, Melissa, Adam, Scott Gunn, Michael, Rod, Shelly, Cherie, Beverly, Darla. For Kelly Bee and her family. For Sonni, Sandy, Kidd, Kiki, Shirley, Jessica & Paul. For all 1st responders, Police, Firemen, Medical Professionals. For peace in Ukraine. For the release of our prisoners of war, especially those held in Iran. For those suffering from COVID (and any other illness). For those on Faith Journeys. For each of us, that we may practice your command to “love one another”. AND FOR ALL YOUR PRAYERS TODAY. Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer

Grant, almighty God, that all who confess your Name may be united in your truth, live together in your love, and reveal your glory in the world. Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

Guide the people of this land, especially Joe Biden, President of the United States, the Congress, the Courts; and the people of all the nations and their leaders, in the ways of justice and peace; that we may honor one another, treat each other with forbearance and compassion, and serve the common good.
Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

Give us a reverence for the earth as your own creation, that we may use its resources rightly in the service of others and to your honor and glory. Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

Bless all whose lives are closely linked with ours, and grant that we may serve Christ in them, and love one another as he loves us; especially Michael, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church; Sean our Bishop; Adam our rector; Erin our Deacon; our church staff.
Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

Comfort and heal all those who suffer in body, mind, or spirit; Mark, Diane, Gay, Lois, Michael, give them courage and hope in their troubles, and bring them the joy of your salvation. Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

We commend to your mercy all who have died,especially for all those killed by gun violence or wars; that your will for them may be fulfilled; and we pray that we may share with all your saints, especially St. John, in your eternal kingdom. Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

Almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us all our sins through our Lord Jesus Christ, strengthen us in all goodness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep us in eternal life. Amen

The service concludes as follows
Officiant Let us bless the Lord.
People Thanks be to God.

*The Bible texts of the Old Testament, Epistle and Gospel lessons are from the New Re
vised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Church of Christ in the USA, and used by permission. The Collects, Psalms, and Canticles are from the Book of Common Prayer, 1979. Also prayers from Forwardmovement.org, The Mission of St Clare online. Episcopalchurch.org Wikipedia. Espicopalcafe.com
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Peace of the Lord!

Thanks be to God 🙏

1 day ago

St. John's Episcopal Church

Service for Noonday Monday Jan 23, 2023 - the Feast of Phillips Brooks, Bishop, 1893

Officiant O God, make speed to save us.
People O Lord, make haste to help us.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: as
it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen. Alleluia!

Psalm 123 Ad te levavi oculos meos

1 To you I lift up my eyes, *
to you enthroned in the heavens.
2 As the eyes of servants look to the hand of their masters, *
and the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress,
3 So our eyes look to the LORD our God, *
until he show us his mercy.
4 Have mercy upon us, O LORD, have mercy, *
for we have had more than enough of contempt,
5 Too much of the scorn of the indolent rich, *
and of the derision of the proud.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: *
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

Scripture 2 Corinthians 5:17-18
If anyone is in Christ he is a new creation; the old has passed away, behold the new has come. All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation. Thanks be to God.

Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.

Let us pray in the words Jesus taught us...

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy Name,
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those
who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power,
And the glory forever. Amen

The Collect
Lord, hear our prayer; And let our cry come to you. Let us pray.

Lord Jesus Christ, you said to your apostles, "Peace I give to you; my peace I leave with you:" Regard not our sins, but the faith of your Church, and give to us the peace and unity of that heavenly city, where with the Father and the Holy Spirit you live and reign, now and for ever. Amen

I invite your own intercessions and thanksgivings at this time… (pause in silence)
For Mark White, Mary Gail, Mabel, Diane, Victoria L, Jackie, Betty Lou, Eli, Tom and family, Jolene Wiliams, Todd Garrett, Melissa, Adam, Scott Gunn, Michael, Rod, Shelly, Cherie, Beverly, Darla. For Kelly Bee and her family. For Sonni, Sandy, Kidd, Kiki, Shirley, Jessica & Paul. For all 1st responders, Police, Firemen, Medical Professionals. For peace in Ukraine. For the release of our prisoners of war, especially those held in Iran. For those suffering from COVID (and any other illness). For those on Faith Journeys. For each of us, that we may practice your command to “love one another”. AND FOR ALL YOUR PRAYERS TODAY. Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer

Grant, almighty God, that all who confess your Name may be united in your truth, live together in your love, and reveal your glory in the world. Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

Guide the people of this land, especially Joe Biden, President of the United States, the Congress, the Courts; and the people of all the nations and their leaders, in the ways of justice and peace; that we may honor one another, treat each other with forbearance and compassion, and serve the common good.
Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

Give us a reverence for the earth as your own creation, that we may use its resources rightly in the service of others and to your honor and glory. Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

Bless all whose lives are closely linked with ours, and grant that we may serve Christ in them, and love one another as he loves us; especially Michael, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church; Sean our Bishop; Adam our rector; Erin our Deacon; our church staff.
Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

Comfort and heal all those who suffer in body, mind, or spirit; Mark, Diane, Gay, Lois, Michael, give them courage and hope in their troubles, and bring them the joy of your salvation. Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

We commend to your mercy all who have died,especially for all those killed by gun violence or wars; that your will for them may be fulfilled; and we pray that we may share with all your saints, especially St. John, in your eternal kingdom. Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

Almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us all our sins through our Lord Jesus Christ, strengthen us in all goodness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep us in eternal life. Amen

The service concludes as follows
Officiant Let us bless the Lord.
People Thanks be to God.

*The Bible texts of the Old Testament, Epistle and Gospel lessons are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Church of Christ in the USA, and used by permission. The Collects, Psalms, and Canticles are from the Book of Common Prayer, 1979. Also prayers from Forwardmovement.org, The Mission of St Clare online. Episcopalchurch.org Wikipedia. Espicopalcafe.com
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2 days ago

St. John's Episcopal Church

Service for Noonday Tuesday Jan 24, 2023 - the feast of Florence Li Tim-Oi Priest, 1992

Officiant O God, make speed to save us.
People O Lord, make haste to help us.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: as
it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen. Alleluia!

Psalm 116:1-12 Dilexi, quoniam

1 I love the Lord, because he has heard the voice of my supplication, *
because he has inclined his ear to me whenever I called upon him.
2 The cords of death entangled me;
the grip of the grave took hold of me; *
I came to grief and sorrow.
3 Then I called upon the Name of the Lord: *
"O Lord, I pray you, save my life."
4 Gracious is the Lord and righteous; *
our God is full of compassion.
5 The Lord watches over the innocent; *
I was brought very low, and he helped me.
6 Turn again to your rest, O my soul, *
for the Lord has treated you well.
7 For you have rescued my life from death, *
my eyes from tears, and my feet from stumbling.
8 I will walk in the presence of the Lord *
in the land of the living.
9 I believed, even when I said,
“I have been brought very low.” *
In my distress I said, “No one can be trusted.”
10 How shall I repay the Lord *
for all the good things he has done for me?
11 I will lift up the cup of salvation *
and call upon the Name of the Lord.
12 I will fulfill my vows to the Lord *
in the presence of all his people

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: *
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

Scripture Luke 5:1-11
Once while Jesus was standing beside the lake of Gennesaret, and the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God, he saw two boats there at the shore of the lake; the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets. He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out a little way from the shore. Then he sat down and taught the crowds from the boat. When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, "Put out into the deep water and let down your nets for a catch." Simon answered, "Master, we have worked all night long but have caught nothing. Yet if you say so, I will let down the nets." When they had done this, they caught so many fish that their nets were beginning to break. So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both boats, so that they began to sink. But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, "Go away from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man!" For he and all who were with him were amazed at the catch of fish that they had taken; and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. Then Jesus said to Simon, "Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching people." When they had brought their boats to shore, they left everything and followed him.
Thanks be to God.

Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.

Let us pray in the words Jesus taught us...

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy Name,
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those
who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power,
And the glory forever. Amen

The Collect
Lord, hear our prayer; And let our cry come to you. Let us pray.

Almighty God, who pours out your Spirit upon your sons and daughters: Grant that we, following the example of your servant Florence Li Tim-Oi, chosen priest in your church, may with faithfulness, patience, and tenacity proclaim your holy gospel to all the nations, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen

I invite your own intercessions and thanksgivings at this time… (pause in silence)
For Mark White, Mary Gail, Mabel, Diane, Victoria L, Jackie, Betty Lou, Eli, Tom and family, Jolene Wiliams, Todd Garrett, Melissa, Adam, Scott Gunn, Michael, Rod, Shelly, Cherie, Beverly, Darla. For Kelly Bee and her family. For Sonni, Sandy, Kidd, Kiki, Shirley, Jessica & Paul. For all 1st responders, Police, Firemen, Medical Professionals. For peace in Ukraine. For the release of our prisoners of war, especially those held in Iran. For those suffering from COVID (and any other illness). For those on Faith Journeys. For each of us, that we may practice your command to “love one another”. AND FOR ALL YOUR PRAYERS TODAY. Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer

Grant, almighty God, that all who confess your Name may be united in your truth, live together in your love, and reveal your glory in the world. Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

Guide the people of this land, especially Joe Biden, President of the United States, the Congress, the Courts; and the people of all the nations and their leaders, in the ways of justice and peace; that we may honor one another, treat each other with forbearance and compassion, and serve the common good.
Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

Give us a reverence for the earth as your own creation, that we may use its resources rightly in the service of others and to your honor and glory. Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

Bless all whose lives are closely linked with ours, and grant that we may serve Christ in them, and love one another as he loves us; especially Michael, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church; Sean our Bishop; Adam our rector; Erin our Deacon; our church staff.
Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

Comfort and heal all those who suffer in body, mind, or spirit; Mark, Diane, Gay, Lois, Michael, give them courage and hope in their troubles, and bring them the joy of your salvation. Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

We commend to your mercy all who have died,especially for all those killed by gun violence or wars; that your will for them may be fulfilled; and we pray that we may share with all your saints, especially St. John, in your eternal kingdom. Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

Almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us all our sins through our Lord Jesus Christ, strengthen us in all goodness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep us in eternal life. Amen

The service concludes as follows
Officiant Let us bless the Lord.
People Thanks be to God.

*The Bible texts of the Old Testament, Epistle and Gospel lessons are from the New Re
vised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Church of Christ in the USA, and used by permission. The Collects, Psalms, and Canticles are from the Book of Common Prayer, 1979. Also prayers from Forwardmovement.org, The Mission of St Clare online. Episcopalchurch.org Wikipedia. Espicopalcafe.com
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Macao was controlled by Portugal (and was returned to China in 1999); Japan occupies much of China at the time and committed a lot of human rights violations

Sorry! Couldn't find you anywhere at noon...and then I had to go off to work! Peace of the Lord!

3 days ago

St. John's Episcopal Church

Service for Noonday Monday Jan 23, 2023 - the Feast of Phillips Brooks, Bishop, 1893

Officiant O God, make speed to save us.
People O Lord, make haste to help us.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: as
it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen. Alleluia!

Psalm 84:7-12 Quam dilecta!

7 Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer; *
hearken, O God of Jacob.
8 Behold our defender, O God; *
and look upon the face of your Anointed.
9 For one day in your courts is better than a thousand in my own room, *
and to stand at the threshold of the house of my God than to dwell in the tents of the wicked.
10 For the Lord God is both sun and shield; *
he will give grace and glory;
11 No good thing will the Lord withhold *
from those who walk with integrity.
12 O Lord of hosts, *
happy are they who put their trust in you!

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: *
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

Scripture Matthew 24:24-27
Jesus said, "False messiahs and false prophets will appear and produce great signs and omens, to lead astray, if possible, even the elect. Take note, I have told you beforehand. So, if they say to you, `Look! He is in the wilderness,' do not go out. If they say, `Look! He is in the inner rooms,' do not believe it. For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes as far as the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man."
Thanks be to God.

Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.

Let us pray in the words Jesus taught us...

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy Name,
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those
who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power,
And the glory forever. Amen

The Collect
Lord, hear our prayer; And let our cry come to you. Let us pray.

Everlasting God, who implants your living Word in the minds and on the lips of all who proclaim your truth: Grant that we, like your pastor and preacher Phillips Brooks, might proclaim your Gospel in our own generation with grace and power. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, ever one God, now and for ever. Amen

I invite your own intercessions and thanksgivings at this time… (pause in silence)
For Mark White, Mary Gail, Mabel, Diane, Victoria L, Jackie, Betty Lou, Eli, Tom and family, Jolene Wiliams, Todd Garrett, Melissa, Adam, Scott Gunn, Michael, Rod, Shelly, Cherie, Beverly, Darla. For Kelly Bee and her family. For Sonni, Sandy, Kidd, Kiki, Shirley, Jessica & Paul. For all 1st responders, Police, Firemen, Medical Professionals. For peace in Ukraine. For the release of our prisoners of war, especially those held in Iran. For those suffering from COVID (and any other illness). For those on Faith Journeys. For each of us, that we may practice your command to “love one another”. AND FOR ALL YOUR PRAYERS TODAY. Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer

Grant, almighty God, that all who confess your Name may be united in your truth, live together in your love, and reveal your glory in the world. Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

Guide the people of this land, especially Joe Biden, President of the United States, the Congress, the Courts; and the people of all the nations and their leaders, in the ways of justice and peace; that we may honor one another, treat each other with forbearance and compassion, and serve the common good.
Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

Give us a reverence for the earth as your own creation, that we may use its resources rightly in the service of others and to your honor and glory. Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

Bless all whose lives are closely linked with ours, and grant that we may serve Christ in them, and love one another as he loves us; especially Michael, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church; Sean our Bishop; Adam our rector; Erin our Deacon; our church staff.
Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

Comfort and heal all those who suffer in body, mind, or spirit; Mark, Diane, Gay, Lois, Michael, give them courage and hope in their troubles, and bring them the joy of your salvation. Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

We commend to your mercy all who have died,especially for all those killed by gun violence or wars; that your will for them may be fulfilled; and we pray that we may share with all your saints, especially St. John, in your eternal kingdom. Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

Almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us all our sins through our Lord Jesus Christ, strengthen us in all goodness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep us in eternal life. Amen

The service concludes as follows
Officiant Let us bless the Lord.
People Thanks be to God.

*The Bible texts of the Old Testament, Epistle and Gospel lessons are from the New Re
vised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Church of Christ in the USA, and used by permission. The Collects, Psalms, and Canticles are from the Book of Common Prayer, 1979. Also prayers from Forwardmovement.org, The Mission of St Clare online. Episcopalchurch.org Wikipedia. Espicopalcafe.com
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Peace of the Lord!

He also wrote the prayer "For Today" on the inside back cover of Forward Day by Day.

In some circles, folks even claim to be prophets and claim God supports whatever ideas they have. (This happens in Charismatic circles, but both clergy and laity in the Charismatic Movement acknowledge the presence of false prophets in their midst.)

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