The Episcopal Church of St John the Baptist
Celebrating 150 years and more of worship in
To restore all people to unity with God and each other through Jesus Christ.
The Episcopal Church strives to live by the message of Jesus Christ, in which all are welcome and there are no outcasts. Our beliefs, based midway between Roman Catholicism and Protestant traditions, are sacramental and worship-oriented, promoting thoughtful debate about what God is calling us to do and be as followers of Christ.
The Episcopal Church is part of the Anglican Community.
The situation in Gaza breaks our hearts. Regardless of your political position, the humanitarian need is clearly overwhelming. The only power plant in Gaza was destroyed. This means no power for sewage treatment, to pump potable water to homes, to run the hospitals or shelters. Two hospitals are destroyed and dozens of clinics and schools are either totally gone or are inoperative.
And through it all, Al Ahli Hospital continues to serve patients and their families. With only generator power available, they have prioritized the operating rooms and emergency rooms. They must buy fuel to keep the generators running every day at $2000 a day.
The buildings sustained some damage, but are still operational. And the hospital continues to shelter homeless families on their grounds. Suhaila Tarazi, Director of Al Ahli, sends her gratitude for the generous outpouring of support to each donor. Thank you!
Thanks to you and so many like you, AFEDJ has sent over $200,000 to provide funds for food, fuel, medical supplies and medication. And because of your generosity, we will wire more next week. These gifts offer hope at a critical time. You responded to the need and we, and those we serve, are deeply grateful.
Make a gift now. Pray for peace in a troubled land.
Your fully tax deductible gift can be made securely online (www.afedj.org)
or sent to the AFEDJ office by mail. Contact Fr David for more information.
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Fr David and Marilyn were selected to be part of the Ice Bucket Challenge to support ALS that is sweeping the nation !
See the Fr David ice bucket challenge here
(it projects sideways as it was taken on his cell phone,
but you will be able to enjoy the results! )
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The pews have been moved in the church
in preparation for the plastering and painting ! We are having Eucharistic services in Memorial Hall and/or the chapel instead !
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Check out the pictures of the courtyard in full bloom – on the Garden Guild page.
— Bring your Kindle or iPad to church!
We are experimenting with how we can have the bulletin available in that format for your use on Sunday. If interested, please call the office and we will put you on the e-mail list! —
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Meetings at St John’s:
Choir: Tuesdays, 5:30 pm, please use the entrance off the alley (check with church office for time, or check with Dale Burgess for meeting time)
Men’s Group: Tuesdays, 7:30 am (check with office for location)
Vestry Meeting: September 18, 6:30 pm
Updated on September 2, 2014; 12:30 p.m.