September 2017  

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.

New Members Welcome and Luncheon

All newcomers and new members are invited to a formal welcoming at the Sunday, Oct. 22 10 a.m. service followed by a luncheon at 12 p.m. at the home of Gail and Bill Reid. If you are new to St. John’s since the last welcoming event last fall, we look forward to having the opportunity to welcome you, help you to get better acquainted with other members and with the church community. Newcomers are encouraged to choose a “sponsor,” someone whose hospitality and friendship has helped them connect with the community, to introduce them to the congregation at the 10 a.m. service. If you do not yet have a sponsor and would like one, please contact Laurie Warren at Please RSVP by Oct. 15 by calling the church office at 762-8872 or by email to

Back to Regular Schedule on September 24

A reminder that services at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. will resume on Sept. 24. Julian’s Way resumes on the same date at 9:30 a.m. in the libraryChoir rehearsals, during the regular Sunday service schedule which resumes on Sept. 24, are at 6:15 p.m. on Thursday and 9:30 a.m. on Sunday.

Upcoming Events at St. John's

Click on the name of the event for more information.

Benedictine Study Group
Friday, September 22
6:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary

Celtic Evensong
An Evensong for the
Archangel Michael

Sunday, October 1
5:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary

Friday, October 6
7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary

Poetry Circle
Friday, October 13
7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary

Newcomers' Luncheon
Sunday, October 22
Click on the link for RSVP info.


Dates to Remember

September 24 Back to regular schedule
October 5 Father Daniel returns
October 15 Visit by Bishop Barry Bisner
October 22 Newcomer's Luncheon
October 22 - November 5 Fall Pledge Drive


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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  
  • Contemplative Holy Eucharist (Rite I)
    – 8:00 AM
  • Julian's Way Study Group
    – 9:40 AM
  • Contemporary Holy Eucharist (Rite II)
    – 10:00 AM
  • Sunday School
    – 10:00 AM
  • Sunday Morning Childcare
    – 10:00 AM to 11:15 AM
  • Office Open Tuesday through Friday
    – 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Centering Prayer
    – 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Centering Prayer
    – 9:30 AM
  • Eucharist and Healing
    – 12:15 PM
  • Taize Service First Friday of the Month - September - May
    – 7:00 PM to 8:15 AM
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