• I am a month back into my work at St. John’s following my three-month sabbatical taken ten years into my service here amongst you. Before I get too far away from it, I want to share a little more about my sabbatical experience that was such a gift to me in three distinct ways.


  • Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men after skin cancer; however, it can often be treated successfully. Knowing what to expect can help you cope, so this month we would like to share some information about prostate cancer, including risk factors, symptoms, how it is found and how it is treated.  


  • In many places, things slow down during summer, but not here. 

     

    In June, we hosted Vacation Bible School, offering a full week of programming to 55 of our youngest members, ten of which joined us for the first time. Thank you, our cheerful and generous volunteers who joined us for the week. 


  • Christian education for our children is a critical part of how we fulfill our mission here. We live God’s love in the world through teaching the Bible, creating community and leading children with grace.


  • The musical partnership between Sarah Jessop Street, Steven Johnson and me is focused on making our 150th Anniversary year as special and memorable as possible for all members no regardless of their age. We are also excited to see the return of our children’s music program and Youth Ensemble.


  • Paul Jacobs, one of the most dynamic performers in today’s organ world, presents a concert at St. John’s on Sunday, September 24, at 3:00 pm. Co-sponsored by the church and the Sacramento chapter of the American Guild of Organists, Paul is at the very pinnacle of his profession and the first organist to win a Grammy for his work.


  • St. John’s is fortunate to have Kat LaTurneau as our bookkeeper/accountant, helping us serve as effective stewards of our financial assets. While a recent addition to our staff, she has quickly become a treasured colleague.