August 2018  

St. John's is an emergent Christian Community and has been Petaluma's parish of the Episcopal Church since 1856. Check out our schedule of services to your right and announcements about special programs under "News."

We are rooted in the Hebrew and Greek scriptures, the ancient practices of the church, and a historic institution, the Anglican Communion, that connects us with brothers and sisters throughout the world.  

At the same time, we are on a journey of discovery as we follow the living Spirit through an era of uncertainty and epochal change.  We welcome individuals and families of diverse faith backgrounds, ages, interests, and experiences to join us on this exciting adventure.  We honor personal freedom and responsibility and the divine image in everyone. Contact us to find out more, or come by for a visit.

Episcopal Disaster Relief Fund
Requests Donations for Fire Victims

If you would like to donate to our Disaster Relief fund, please make checks out to "The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California" and write "Disaster Relief" in the memo. 100% of these funds go directly to disaster relief. 

Checks can be mailed directly to the Office of the Bishop at:
The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California
350 University Avenue, Suite 280
Sacramento, CA 95825

You may donate online to our Diocesan Disaster Relief fund here. Choose "Disaster Relief" from the drop down options. The link to donate is also here:

A Local Assistance Center has been set up in Lake County for wildfire recovery. Our diocese is organizing volunteers to help staff it, offering gift cards for purchase of basic necessities like food and gas, and spiritual and emotional support. Volunteers are needed from 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. from Friday, August 10 through Friday, August 17 at the Alpine Senior Center at 3985 Country Club Dr. in Lucerne. Overnight hospitality can be arranged on request. If you would like to volunteer, or get more information, please email Rev. Mary Taggart at with your name, telephone, and date(s) that you are available. The diocesan disaster relief fund has released $5,000 for purchase of gift cards. Additional donations of money to the Dioceses of Northern California for Disaster Relief will be gratefully accepted. Donate on-line at

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Summer Schedule

Through Sunday, September 9,
we will have one one service at 9:30 a.m.
We will alternate between Rite I and Rite II.

Return to Regular Schedule:
Taize will resume on Friday, September 7
Godly Play will resume on Sunday, September 9
Regular Sunday service schedule will resume on Sunday, September 16
Julian's Way will resume on Sunday, September 16
Poetry Circle will resume on Friday, September 21

Upcoming Events at St. John's

Click on the name of the event for more information.

Sacred Circle Dance
Wednesday, August 15
7:00 - 9:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall


Benedictine Study Group
9:00 - 11:30 a.m.
starting in the Sanctuary

Life in Grace
Sunday, August 19
11:15 a.m.
in the Library

Petaluma Children's Chorus
Fall Season Starts

Monday, August 27
4:30-5:30 p.m. - 5-7 year olds
5:15-6:15 p.m. - 11-17 year olds
In Norm Cram Hall

Petaluma Contra Dance
​Sunday, September 2
6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Beginner's Lesson at 6:00 p.m.
In Cram Hall

Habitat for Humanity
Saturday, September 8
Building site is in Santa Rosa.
Click here for information
on how to volunteer.

Homecoming Potluck Lunch
Sunday, September 9
11:00 a.m.

More information to come.

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Contact Us  
St. John's Episcopal Church
40 Fifth Street
Petaluma, California 94952
Map  •   Directions
Phone 707-762-8872
Regular Schedule  
  • Holy Eucharist - One Service Only Summer Schedule
    – 9:30 AM
  • Office Open Tuesday through Friday
    – 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Centering Prayer
    – 5:00 PM to 5:30 PM
  • Centering Prayer
    – 9:30 AM
  • Eucharist and Healing
    – 12:15 PM
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