• Each year the ELCA designates a day in September as “God’s Work. Our Hands” Sunday. Congregations are encouraged to gather in worship and then disperse out into the community for a variety of service-related projects. 


  • The Enduring Authority of the Christian Scriptures is a compilation of chapters from 36 different evangelical scholars on a variety of topics.


  • Have you ever seen the license plate on Gwynnae Byrd’s car? She is the St. John’s Church Council President, and a professional home organizer. It’s one of those personalized plates that reads “I♥2ORG” - I love to organize. One thing I have noticed in my brief time here is that St. John’s’ leaders and staff are aiming and working to become more organized. 


  • In the midst of the Sacramento heat wave, with temperatures peaking at 110 degrees, you can go to bed at 11:00 pm with stagnant, 90-degree air outside. This is dangerous, fatal weather. While The Pilgrimage that St. John’s hosted last month was not in the midst of this heat wave, the dozens of people experiencing homelessness that attended were outside in that sweltering heat. These individuals weighed heavily on my mind during the heat wave, especially when I found it challenging to keep cool at home and work.


  • Throughout the month of June, the St. John's Communications Committee asked members to complete our Communications Survey. The aim of this survey was to provide quantitative data to analyze how well we reach our members and what information you want to receive.