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Note: All events and services at St. John's have been cancelled until further notice due to the covid-19 virus.

We will update the events page as we are able.


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



Special Events

Conversations on Reshaping our Sunday Morning Progam

We have schedule three sessions to continue our conversations about reshaping our Sunday morning program to open up more possibilities for education, small group formations, issue forums, and other programs that might be of interest to us and our neighbors. All sessions will be in the Library.

The last session is:

  • Sunday, March 29. This session is for members of the 8:00 a.m. service.

Lenten Prayer Retreat

Tuesday, March 10 through Saturday, March 14

Click here for details and schedules.

Joanne Woodland on El Hogar School in Honduras


Join Joanne Woodland in a discussion of how El Hogar ("The Home), a school for at-risk children in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, has become an example of how we can make a difference this world, one child at a time.

A Gathering of Men of St. John's

8:30 a.m. in Norm Cram Hall

We will pray and break bread with small group Bible reflection over a potluck of our favorite breakfast foods, followed by informal friendly conversation, and a sharing of ideas of future men's group activities. Coffee will be provided. Please RSVP to Walt Lederhaus via email to or call to 978-985-6665.

Work Day scheduled for April 4 has been postponed.


Regular Events

Benedictine Study Group

Saturday, April 25
8:00 - 10:30 a.m. 
In the Sanctuary

We will focus during this discussion in the book Always We Begin Again: The Benedictine Way of Living, pp 51-59

The Benedictine Group meets monthly, focused on learning and practicing the Benedictine Rule. The morning starts with centering and morning prayers, and chanting in the Sanctuary; then moves to the library for Lectio Divina, discussion, and closing prayer. 

Everyone is welcome, but please let us know if you will join us. For more information, contact Paul Mascovich at

Upcoming meetings:

  • No meeting in March due to the Lenten Retreat that is from 3/10/20 through 3/14/20
  • Saturday, April 25 - 8:00 am
  • Saturday, May 9 - 8:00 am
  • Friday, May 22 - 7:00 am. (This will be a shorter version, without book reading or discussion. Note the different day of week and start time.)
  • Saturda, June 27 - 8:00 am

Fellowship Meal - Prayer and Potluck

Wednesday, March 11 - CANCELED.
5:30 p.m. in Norm Cram Hall

The prayer service will be at 5:30 in Cram Hall with dinner immediately following at 6 p.m.

If you are coming to the potluck only, and arrive early, please enter the kitchen using the side library door during the prayer service.

If you would like to be part of a team to help plan and lead the evening prayer service, contact Daniel at or 762-8872.

If you would like to volunteer to be the maitre d' for the potluck for a future month, contact Betty at


Interfaith Food Pantry

Thurday, April 9
4:30 p.m.
Elim Lutheran Church
504 Baker St.

On the second Thursday of each month, St. John’s volunteers meet at 5:00 pm to set up tables of food at Elim Lutheran Church, 504 Baker St. Your help is greatly appreciated!  Also, spread the word if you know someone in need of food, or possibly come load up a bag to bring to him/her.  To learn more about how you can participate, contact Janet Knudsen or click here.


Labyrinth Walks

7:00 p.m. in Norm Cram Hall

Join us on the third Friday evening of each month for a walking meditation that quiets the mind, opens the heart, and reduces stress. Walking the labyrinth is an ancient spiritual practice that provides a container for contemplation and growth. Walks are facilitated by Emily Betts and other Bay Area labyrinth facilitators. Live music provided by Robin O'Brien and Jean Farmer of Notan. No registration necessary; by donation.

For more about the history of the labyrinth, click here.


Petaluma Contra Dance

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

Click here for more information about North Bay Country Dance.

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.



Sacred Circle Dance

Wednesday, April 15
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
In the Parish Hall

Join us for dances both meditative and joyful to music from many cultures. Dances are simple and taught first. Further info:



Friday, April 3
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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