February 2019 Events at St. John's
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Black History Month
At St. John’s we celebrate Black History from the Feast of Martin Luther King, Jr. (01.20.2019) to the feast of Absalom Jones (02.10.2019). “Quilting is a part of many cultures. The patchwork quilt is especially a part of black culture,” says Canon Earl Mounger. “The altar ‘quilt’ is technically not a quilt. A quilt has a front and back and usually has stuffing in the middle. What we have is a banner. We called it a quilt because it was created to celebrate African American History in 2010. That year the theme was ‘He’s got the Whole World in His Hand.’ Many African American families have used quilts for record keeping to mark significant parts of the family’s life: birth, marriage, and death. I wanted our ‘quilt’ to reflect the diversity of our parish family. There are more than African Americans represented on the ‘quilt.’ Like a ‘family record quilt;’ ours serves as a record of the St. John’s parish family. Parishioners were asked to provide a piece of fabric that held some sentimental significance. There are four parts to each panel: birthplace (upper right) at least two things that represent their involvement in the parish (lower left), the applique of the church is in the center with the year they became a member in the doorway and their name beneath. The ‘quilt’ has many textures and colors like each of us. Separate we are each unique like the panels that represent us. When sown together we are a beautiful, diverse family all in God’s hand.” Please come onto the altar platform after the service and immerse yourself in the history of the parish.
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. See the flier on the welcome table (or here!) for more information and class schedule.
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 16 | Saturday | 5:00 p.m.
Evensong: The Choir of St. John’s Cathedral will present Choral Evensong for the season of Epiphany, on Saturday, February 16, at 5:00pm. There will be complimentary valet parking starting at 4:30pm, and a warm reception following the service. All are welcome!
February 3, 17 | Sundays | 8:00 p.m.
Compline: Sunday, February 3 and 17, 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
February 21 | Thursday | 6:30 p.m.
Keeping the Sabbath: On Thursday, February 21, at 6:30 pm St. John's Spirituality group invites you to attend an evening with Rabbi Sarah Bassin, of Temple Emmanuel, Beverly Hills, discussing "Sabbath as Resistance." In our culture of consumerism, the world of work takes over our lives. How can the ancient practice of sabbath help us to re-frame our life and work? A light dinner will be served.
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.