May Events at St. John's

Events in March at St. John's Cathedral and in our community:

May 5 | Sunday | 12:30 p.m.

Green cleaning seminar with the Creation Guild May 19: Simple, homemade cleaning products are safer for your family and better for the earth. Join us for an hour after the 11 o’clock service and learn how to clean your home without toxins. We’ll talk about what works and why, and debunk a few internet myths along the way!

May 5 | Sunday | 3:00 p.m.

GLEAM Garden Party: Join us Sunday, May 5th, 2019 from 3 to 5 pm in the beautiful Pasadena gardens of Bishop John Harvey Taylor & Canon Kathy Hannigan O'Connor. $25 suggested donation at the door benefits the work of GLEAM -- our Commission for LGBTQ ministry. Proceeds help us support the important work of local communities throughout the year as well as our diocesan presence at PRIDE events around the diocese. Bring your friends. Make new friends. Enjoy refreshing beverages and tasty treats as we gather to raise money, celebrate our diversity and grow in relationship. Please RSVP for directions to: and see Facebook for more.

May 5 | Sunday | 8:00 p.m.

Compline: Join the young adults of St. John’s for an evening of candle lit meditative prayer on Sunday, May 5, at 8:00 p.m. This will be our last choral service before summer, so make plans to attend. Beginning May 19, Compline will continue in a simpler form with the office read from the prayer book, followed by food and activities.

May 11 | Saturday | 2:00 p.m.

The Dance of Life: Maypole Celebration: After a chilly L.A. winter, aren't you ready for spring? Please join The Guibord Center and the Rev. Angie Buchanan for The Dance of Life on Saturday, May 11. We'll greet the season with a maypole dance - a joyous celebration of love and abundance that affirms our deep connection with the Earth and one another. Free and open to all adults and children. In ancient times, our ancestors came together for festivities and rituals to give thanks for the spring, protect crops, and call forth abundance. The maypole dance was one such custom. Rev. Buchanan will lead this beautiful ritual and share some of its history. A reception will follow the event. Saturday, May 11, 2019 • 2:00–4:00 pm • Hollywood United Methodist Church • 6817 Franklin Ave., Hollywood 90028. Registration required:

May 12 | Sunday | 12:30 p.m.

Stephen Salts & the Cathedral Choral Academy: October 2019 will mark the inaugural season of the St. John’s Cathedral Choral Academy - a fully funded music education program for children aged 7-13. We are excited to announce that Stephen W. Salts has been named the Director of the Choral Academy. Stephen comes with over 4 years of experience successfully directing the chorister program at St. Wilfrid of York Episcopal Church in Huntington Beach. Prior to his appointment at St. Wilfrid’s, Stephen was the recipient of a Fulbright scholarship in the United Kingdom, where he earned a Master of Music degree from the College of Royal Holloway. He also holds degrees in music from California State University Long Beach, as well as Florida State University. Stephen grew up as a boy chorister at the Episcopal parish of Bethesda by-the-Sea in Palm Beach, Florida, and regularly sings now as part of the Choir of St. James’ in-the-city. We will warmly welcome him to St. John’s Cathedral on May 12, when he will be formally introduced to the community at the 11:00am mass, and will available after to answer questions about the Choral Academy.

May 12 | Sunday | 2:00 p.m.

Anonymous Gun Buyback Program 2019: Saturday, May 11, from 8am- 1pm. Receive a Target Gift Card (while they last). $100.00 for handguns, shotguns, and rifles. $200.00 for assault weapons. 3750 West ML King Blvd., L.A., CA 90008. Transport your unloaded firearms in the trunk of your vehicle.

May 18 | Saturday | 9:00 a.m.

United Way Homewalk 2019: Join the fight to end homelessness and poverty in L.A. County on Saturday, May 18th at Grand Park (downtown L.A.) Registration online at On May 18th registration at Grand Park opens at 6:30am. The run begins at 8:45am and the walk begins at 9:00am. Sign up is on the Welcome Table. Our contact is Brian Batchelder.

May 26 | Sunday | 9:15 a.m.

Stories of Easter: Adult Christian education for the Easter Season -- All four Gospels present different stories of the first disciples' experience of meeting the Risen Lord. Let's explore the differences, the similarities and the insights we can gain for hope of resurrection in our own lives. Three Sundays: May 26, June 2, and June 9 at 9:15 in the Christian Education Conference Room. If you want to read ahead: Mark 16:1-8; Matthew 28; Luke Luke 24; John 20 and 21.

May 29 | Wednesday | 6:30 p.m.

Laundry Love: Join St. John’s the last Wednesday of every month at Los Lavanderos, 4371 Melrose Ave., for one of the diocese’s most creative and meaningful ministries. We wash and dry laundry for people with financial needs. There are fewer things more important to someone self-image than clean clothes—and it is so often overlooked among service providers. Not to mention how expensive it can be for families without machines in-home! Truly this is one of the premier ministries of St. John’s and the Episcopal Church.

May 30 | Thursday | 7:00 p.m.

Ascension Day Mass & Potluck: Thursday, May 30, 7:00 p.m., a joint service with our neighbor St. James. The Rev. Kate Cress will preach. Bring a dish to share at our annual Ascension Day potluck dinner! Please RSVP today at the welcome table or by following the link the weekly email update.

Altar Flowers: You can directly contribute to the beauty of worship at St. John’s by signing up to provide altar flowers for a simple donation of $75—the Flower Guild will do that hard part! Sign up at church today.

Coming in June...

June 9 | Sunday | 11:00 a.m.

Deacon Margaret McCauley is officially retiring! She has served this community in pastoral care, children’s ministry, social justice ministry, as well as on Sunday mornings. We will celebrate her ministry on Pentecost Sunday, June 9, at the 11:00 am service and present her with a gift from the congregation. If you would like to contribute to a retirement gift for her you may note this in the memo of a check, or make a donation through our online portal marking it as a gift for Deacon Margaret. Please give generously to honor her many years of generous service!

June 15 | Saturday | 10:00 a.m.

Film Screening: BlacKkKlansman, Saturday, June 15m at 10:00am, followed by discussion. “It’s the early 1970s, and Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan.”

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