AUG. 27

Blessing of the Backpacks

We invite all to bring their bags, backpacks, briefcases and more to church on Sunday, August 27. During all three worship services, we will bless these bags for the coming year. This is a yearly traditional at St. John's as we enter our programmatic year and our children and youth head back to school.


Volunteer Dinner

We love all of our volunteers at St. John's. Without them and their commitment, we wouldn't have the flourishing community life that we do. To show our appreciation, we are having an appreciation dinner for them.


Council Retreat

Once a year, our council members come together for a day-long retreat to discuss the past year and work on the vision and plan for St. John's for the upcoming year. 


Freshmen Welcome Party

With the beginning of the school year upon us, those of our youth who made their confirmation in the spring are entering high school. To welcome them into our youth group, our older youth group members are coming together to throw a freshmen welcome party for them!

Calendar of Events

St. John's is an active community with something always happening. Take a look at our calendar to the right and see if there is anything that interests you! Don't see an event you are looking for? Follow the "Contact Us" link below to let us know. We look forward to seeing you at one of our events soon!

Want to host an event at St. Johns?

Our facilities are available for use to members and the Sacramento community. Anyone looking to host an event at St. John's must fill out the Facility Use Request form. Once it is submitted, a staff member at St. John's will be in touch about using our facilities.



August 23

Pastor Leslie is leaving St. John's to further her journey down God's path. She is returning home to Colorado to work for the Rocky Mountain Synod as Assistant to the Bishop for Faith Formation and Candidacy.

Join us on Wednesday, August 23 at 6:00 pm in Goethe Hall for a Farewell Spaghetti Dinner. Attendees are invited to bring their own wine.

Be sure to RSVP so we can make sure everyone has more than enough to eat!


September 10, 2017

The ELCA Day of Service is on Sept. 10 and this year most of us will be going to our ministry partner, Saint John’s Program for Real Change, and working on a number of projects.


Help a child feel special on his or her first day at school. Mustard Seed saw over 300 students come through their doors last year. We want to help them have enough clothing to have a new outfit or two to make tough transitions a little easier. Please bring NEW outfits and sturdy shoes, sizes 3T-Adult (for teenagers) to church on or before September 10. We will sort and ready them for delivery as part of God’s Work: Our Hands Sunday.


If you are looking for a way to serve, look no further! We have areas where everyone, from all walks of life, can serve. If you have any questions about any of these fields please let us know.

The different areas where you may wish to serve are organized into specific groups. We hope that you will be able to find a ministry in which you can best use your talents. Don't see what you're looking for? Please contact us and let us know where you'd like to help!

  • Property maintenance and assistance

  • Worship assistance - i.e., greeters, ushers, eucharistic servers

  • Nursery attendance

  • Children's teaching and leadership

  • Youth group assistance

  • Hospitality and welcoming