The loss and damage of so many trees on the church grounds from the storm on Thursday, August 18th, came as quite a surprise to everyone here at St. John’s. What was not a surprise was the spirit, dedication and
Today marks six months since the day you called me as your Rector. Every day I wake up and I am so grateful to the Holy Spirit and to you for calling me to serve with you. I am
The Rev. Canon David Chavez will be our preacher, this Sunday, August 28th at both services. He will talk to us about Borderland Ministries of The Episcopal Diocese of Arizona. Episcopal Border Ministries: Bringing People of Faith to the US/MX
St John’s Military Veteran’s Ministry is sponsoring our first “Paws for Vets” Golf Tournament at the Willowbrook Golf Course in Sun City, AZ on Saturday, September 24, 2022. Please join us for a morning of fun and friendly competion while
Earlier this week, we celebrated the Feast of Mary, the mother of Jesus. In some places, this feast day is known as the Assumption, following the belief that Mary did not die, but was assumed into heaven in both body and soul.
Have you ever noticed that sometimes a preacher will refer to the words they’re about to speak as a sermon, while other times that person might reference a homily? Are a sermon and a homily the same thing? In
I have a confession to make. This week was election week in Arizona and I did not vote. I’m sad to admit it, really. I take pride in exercising my right to vote and I encourage you to vote
While we always make sure to keep Bishop Jennifer in our prayers, this week we send out extra special prayers on her behalf as she joins hundreds of bishops from around the world to participate in the Lambeth Conference.
Last week we discussed some of the liturgical options that come from the series entitled Enriching Our Worship. While we explored the expansive language choices, we also brushed briefly on the alternate translation of the Nicene Creed. You may
Sometimes at St. John’s we use alternative prayers during our Rite II services. For example, the readings frequently conclude with “Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s people,” instead of the more traditional “The Word of the Lord.” We