May 2016   

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.


Summer Schedule at St. John's

Holy Eucharist

Beginning Sunday, June 19 and continuing through Sunday, August 21, there will be only one Holy Eucharist service at 9:30 a.m. Rite I and Rite II will alternate Sundays. 

Sunday School

Beginning June 5, the Godly Play program takes a summer hiatus, but there will be Sunday School during the 9:30 a.m. service staffed by volunteers.


Childcare will be available during the 9:30 a.m. service.

Julian's Way

We will continue with Julian's Way following the 9:30 a.m. service at 11:00 a.m. except when there is another class or event at the same time.


June 3 will be the final service until Friday, September 2.

Poetry Circle

Poetry Circle willl meet on Friday, June 17, but will take July off. It will resume on Friday, August 19.

Bible Challenge Coffee Hour Discussions Continue:  Please join Laurie Warren and others taking part in this year’s Bible Challenge for informal discussions during the coffee hour.  We will  discuss chapters 13-16 of Luke’s Gospel on June 5  after the 10 a.m. service.  We have been gathering informally to share our insights and to support one another in the year-long challenge that began during the first Sunday in Lent: reading one chapter of The Gospel of Luke and Acts each week, as well as the appointed Psalms in the Book of Common Prayer. Whether you are already participating or interested in doing so, you are  welcome to join the discussions. For more information on Bishop Beisner’s and the Episcopal Diocese of Northern CA 2016 Bible Challenge, please see For questions, please contact Laurie Warren through leaving a message with the church office or email

Poetry Circle
Friday, June 17,
7:00 p.m.
in the Sanctuary.

Friday, June 3,
7:00 p.m.
in the Sanctuary.


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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
    9:15 AM
  • Sunday Morning Childcare
    9:45 AM to 11:30 AM
  • Contemporary 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 6:00 PM
  • Centering Prayer
    9:30 AM
  • Eucharist and Healing
    12:15 PM
  • Taize Service - 1st Friday of Every Month
    7:00 PM
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