• Palm Sunday Potluck

    Join St. John’s for brunch during Coffee Hour on Sunday, April 9 and help us send off Pastor Frank for his sabbatical! Sign up to bring a dish: breakfast meat, egg/potato casserole, vegetable, fruit, or salad. Contact Betty Miller at scmbjm46@gmail.com to sign up.

  • This Lent's St. John's Community Meal is scheduled for Holy Saturday, April 15 in Goethe Hall. Every year, St. John's hosts two community meals for the greater Sacramento community at need. The first meal of the year happens during Holy Week on Holy Saturday.

  • Religious & Spiritual Art

    with juror Jerry Silva,

    Renowned Sacramento Artist


    Show Opening & Champagne Reception

    • Thursday, Mar. 9 from 5:30 – 8:30 pm
    • Awards Ceremony at 7:00 pm

  • By: Pastor Frank Espegren


    We tend to think of sabbatical in academic terms, as a school year free from teaching duties that can be devoted to research, travel and writing. Traditionally, this occurs every seventh year. Because of this scholarly context, we may easily miss what is hiding in plain sight: that sabbatical is related to Sabbath, which refers to the Biblical day of rest, or the seventh day. We trace the origins to the Hebrew word shabbāth, meaning “rest.”