April 2019   

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.

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  Holy Week and Easter

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Note: there will be only one service at 10:00 a.m.
on Easter Sunday.

Upcoming Events at St. John's

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Celebrate Bishop Barry

As you all probably already know, Bishop Barry Beisner is retiring this year, and the diocese has selected a new bishop who will take that position in June.  In the meantime, the Diocese is hosting 4 gatherings to say "so long" and Godspeed to Bishop Barry.

Petaluma's St. John's was chosen to host one of those gatherings for members of the diocese who choose to come to give their thanks to him, and wish him on his way.  As you know, Cram Hall is not huge, and we only have room for 120 people, so we hope you will RSVP soon!!  Reservations MUST BE made IN ADVANCE due to these space limitations, and since folks are coming from other churches, we don't want anyone who really wants to come to be left out.

SO -- PLEASE respond to this invitation as soon as possible before it is too late.  

There will not be a church service, but just a gathering with food and beverages -- something us Episcopalians do very well -- and there is no charge.  BUT, you do need to sign up, and sign up soon!!!

Click here to RSVP.

Saturday, May 11
5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
St. John’s Episcopal Church
40 5th Street - Petaluma

The Passion of Mary Magdalene
Saturday, April 20 at 7 pm
Norm Cram Hall
Cost: $25

Early Christianity and the Lost Feminine

A three part course by
Daniel C. Morse and Kayleen Asbo, Ph.D

Tuesdays, 7- 9 pm
Norm Cram Hall

April 23:
The Historical Context of Early Christianity
April 30:
An Introduction to Sophia (Wisdom)
in early Christian texts
May 7:
Sophia in Alchemy: A Figure for Our Times

$60 Early Bird for three part series
$30 per drop in class
Click here to register.

Poetry Circle
Friday, April 26
7:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary

Note change in time
and in date from third Friday.

Friday, May 3
7:00 p.m.
In the Sanctuary

Petaluma Contra Dance
​Sunday, May 5
6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Beginner's Lesson at 6:00 p.m.
In Cram Hall

Benedictine Study Group
Saturday, May 11
9:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Starting in the Sanctuary

Celebrate Bishop Barry
Saturday, May 11
5:30 - 8 p.m.

Join the diocese as we gather for an event at St. John’s to honor Bishop Barry Beisner. This event is free, but please RSVP here if you plan to attend.

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

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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  
  • Feast of the Resurrection: Holy Eucharist, Rite II
    – 10:00 AM
  • Sunday School
    – 10:00 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
  • Taize Service First Friday of the Month - September - May
    – 7:00 PM to 8:15 AM
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