February 2019   
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Upcoming Events at St. John's

Regular Events (click on name for link to event on page)

Special Event

RAMAYANA, India's Sacred Epic of Love and Devotion

Saturday, February 23
7:00 p.m. in Norm Cram Hall

Tickets are $20 from https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4027304

Master storyteller Hari Meyers has told mythological stories from Arjuna to Zeus and from Sumer to the Norse.  A founder and facilitator for almost thirty years of the Redwood Men's Center's annual Men's Conference and Gathering, his mission is to serve the resurrection of Soul through the live transmission of immortal stories. 

"In the manner of an ancient Greek rhapsode, a medieval troubadour or a modern African griot, Hari Meyers dramatically tells the timeless tale."
          Robert A. Johnson, author of "He", "She", "We", etc.

Hari comments, "I believe that the live transmission of stories, theater pieces, wisdom of all sorts contains a vibrant quality of Soul which is absent in the same material relayed via media. In a live performance, storyteller and audience merge as one deeply receptive entity."

Benedictine Study Group

Saturday, March 2
9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
In the Sanctuary

Join us as our contemplative Benedictine Study Group continues with members of the Benedictine Study Group leading the office of Morning Prayer with simple Taize chanting in the church sanctuary. We go to the library for fellowship; study of chapter one of Seeking God: The Way of St. Benedict (see below); Lectio Divina; discussion of Benedictine Spirituality; and closing prayers.

More information on it can be found on our diocesan website: http://www.norcalepiscopal.org/seasonalresources. Interested in learning more about Benedictine Spirituality or Rule? Visit the Friends of St. Benedict website: www.benedictfriend.org/the-rule.html.

Everyone is welcome-please let us know if you will join us. For more information, contact Paul Mascovich at pmascovich@att.net.


Celtic Evensong

5:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary



Monthly Labyrinth Walks

2019 Schedule TBD

Please register through the
Veriditas website by clicking here.

Veriditas and St. John’s are partnering to offer community labyrinth walks. Come as you are to share in the experience of a walking meditation that quiets the mind, opens the heart and reduces stress. First-time labyrinth walkers are warmly welcome.

Live musical accompaniment by Robin O'Brien.
Facilitated by Brighid FitzGibbon.

Donations gratefully accepted.

Veriditas would like people to register for each event they will attend. 
Please click on the title of the event to link to their website.


Petaluma Contra Dance

Sunday, March 3
6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Beginner's Lesson at 6:00 p.m.
In Cram Hall

Band: The Crabapples: Teresa Fife (bass), Marta Lynch (fiddle), Bob Silberstein (mandolin, piano, doumbek), Norm Cotton (piano)

Caller: Kelsey Hartman
Sound: Marty Brenneis

Prices: $10 NBCDS/CDSS-affiliate members; $12 non-members; $5 under 30, FT students w/ID, and financial hardship; $2 ages 6-17

Please note the dance is in the St. John’s Social Hall on C St. between 5th and 6th Streets by the parking lot.


Poetry Circle: Living Word | Creative Spirit

Friday, March 15
Note change of date for January.
7:00 p.m.
In the Sanctuary

The Living Word/Creative Spirit Poetry Circle is on the third Friday of each month from September thru June.


Theological Reflections Circle

After the 10 a.m. Eucharist
Sunday, March 3
In the Library

Fundamental questions posed by the riddles of our Humanity call out for us to seek understanding, to take time to ponder, contemplate and discuss.

Free From Dogma by Rev. Tom Ravetz, a book of theological reflections, will serve as basis for our discussion.

Larry Temple will facilitate this study,

Upcoming dates:

February 17 - Topic for discussion is "The Wounded Healer," Chapter 3 from Free From Dogma by Tom Ravetz.

March 3,17 & 31.

All are welcome. For further info contact Larry Temple onezelf2@gmail.com or 707-628-9870.


Sacred Circle Dance

Wednesday, February 20
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
In the Parish Hall

No partners or experience needed.The circle is your partner and all dances are simple and taught first. Music comes from around the world. A donation is requested.

There will be no Sacred Circle Dance on November 21.



Friday, March 1
7:00 p.m.
In the Sanctuary

St. John’s has been hosting Taize services in Petaluma on the first Friday of the month since 2009. These candlelit services of contemplative chant and song offer participants an alternative worship experience to the traditional Sunday morning church service. The Taize service is ecumenical, providing a quiet space for spiritual communion with no preaching, no doctrine, just a calm environment for meditation and for song led by a cantor to the melodious tones of piano and cello.

A donation of $10 is requested, but not mandatory.





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