Jan/Feb 2019 Events at St. John's

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(Where available...)

January 6 - 17 | Sundays | 9:15 a.m.

Adult Education: Continuing today, Sunday, January 13 through January 27. At 9:15 come ready to discuss your own experiences of faith and the “God Talk” we use to describe it. People don’t speak the language of faith at a time when we could most use it. We will be reading a new book by Jonathan Merritt: Learning to Speak God from Scratch: Why Sacred Words Are Vanishing— and How We Can Revive Them.

January 11 to March 5 | 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

See Me: Portraits of Foster Youth reveals stories of an invisible community and shares stunning black and white photography from the Foster Youth Museum. Conceived by current and former foster youth, the Foster Youth Museum is the largest collection of art, artifacts and video portraits about youth experiences in foster care. Join the Foster Youth Museum and youth artists representing Fostering Media Connections in a photography and storytelling program that invites you to consider how youth see, and should be seen. The exhibit will be open January 11 to March 5, during office hours Tuesday through Saturday, 10am to 6pm. The 8am Sunday mass will be celebrated in the choir for the duration of the exhibition.

January 13 | Sunday | 11:00 a.m.

Funeral Pall: Each year on Good Friday we place an icon of the burial of Jesus on the same pall we use to cover the caskets of those buried from this church. Many of you may have loved ones whose bodies were covered with this pall. The connection between each of our deaths and the death of our Lord is a powerful one. In our baptisms we die with Christ in hope that we shall also be raised with him. The pall we have used for many years is becoming worn and we have had a new one made that matches the white and black vestments we use at funerals. January 13 we bless that new pall, thanks to your generosity.

January 19 | Saturday | 5:00pm

Choral Evensong: The Choir of St. John’s Cathedral will present Choral Evensong for the season of Epiphany, on Saturday, January 19, at 5:00pm. The service will feature music by Leighton, Finzi, Holst, Alain, Preston, and Vaughan Williams. The Rev. Kate Cress, rector of St. James’ In-the-City, will be our guest homilist. There will be complimentary valet parking starting at 4:30pm, and a warm reception following the service. All are welcome!

January 20 | Sunday | 3:00 p.m. | All Saints Pasadena

Annual diocesan celebration of the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 20 | Sunday | 8:00pm

Compline returns Sunday, January 20, at 8:00pm. Every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month we gather for thirty minutes of worship, prayer, stillness, and song--bathed in calming candlelight--followed by food and fellowship.

January 26 | Saturday | 9:00 a.m.

Becoming Beloved Community: Bishop Diane J. Bruce and the Deans of St. John's Cathedral invite you to a presentation and facilitated community conversation on Finding Our Connections across Cultures on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 9 AM – 12 PM. This event, sponsored by The Gathering - a Space for Asian American Spirituality, and the Cathedral, features Ms. Heidi Kim, Staff Officer to the Presiding Bishop on Racial Reconciliation, and the Rev. Chuck Wynder, Jr., Staff Officer to the Presiding Bishop on Social Justice and Advocacy Engagement. The event is free and includes continental breakfast. For more information and RSVP: peter.huang@stfrancispalosverdes.org

January 27 | Sunday | 12:30 p.m.

Cathedral Tour: Take a closer look at the art and architecture of St. John’s as the Cathedral Docents lead a tour of our historic building. The tour will meet at the altar platform after the 11:00 service, about ten minutes after the end of the postlude

Coming in February...

February 3 | Sunday | 9:15 a.m.

Annual Meeting: The all-parish annual meeting will be on Sunday, February 3, at 9:15am. Vestry candidate information will be coming soon.

February 10 | Sundays | 9:15 a.m.

Formation Class Save the Date: Beginning February 10th a community of spiritual seekers will form and for ten weeks will explore more deeply what it means to make a deeper commitment to Jesus Christ. The program culminates at the Easter Vigil with new baptisms and confirmations.

February 10 | Sunday | 12:30 p.m.

Clothing Swap: This Christmas, were you gifted a lovely sweater or tie that just doesn't suit you? Do you now own one too many scented candles or garlic presses? Make a New Year's sweep of you closets and set aside the good stuff! St. John's Creation Guild is hosting a clothing swap in the Parish Hall after the 11:00 service on Sunday February 10th. Bring in clothing and small household goods that you can't use -- quality stuff, the kind of things you'd pass on to a friend--and exchange it for something you like better. If you don't have anything to give, but you'd like to "shop" anyway, that's fine too! We hope everyone will join in the fun. Any items which are left over when the swap is done will be donated to charity. If you are interested in receiving updates from the Creation Guild, and email sign up is list will be on the welcome table.

February 16 | Saturday | 1:00 p.m.

ECW Lunch, date change: The women of St. John's are invited to a Heritage Potluck Luncheon on Saturday, February 16th from 1-3pm. The luncheon will occur at St. John's and the theme is your favorite childhood dish. More information will follow. The Diocese of Los Angeles Annual ECW Meeting is Saturday, February 23rd, 9am – 3pm, at the Cathedral Center. Canon Cathy O'Connor, spouse of Bishop John H. Taylor, will deliver the homily. This year's meeting focuses on creating balance and wholeness in one's life. You will have opportunities to participate in hands-on activities and to partake of the wisdom of the presenters. Sign-up for the event on our Facebook page or in the back of the church!

February 23 | Saturday | 7:00 p.m.

Grace Rising, a Guibord Center event: A powerful voice is rising that meets misogyny without flinching, without apology or shame, without backing down. We rise together as individuals and communities, women and men of all colors, faiths and backgrounds, to proclaim the sanctity of the Feminine in all people. We say to those who would intimidate, injure or exploit the vulnerability of any being: “No More!” Please join us for an extraordinary evening of healing and empowerment. Saturday, February 23, 7:00 p.m. at St. John’s Cathedral.

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