Happenings

Upcoming Events at St. John's

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


Special Event

A Birthday Party for Johann Sebastian Bach

Sunday, March 31
5:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary


Kayleen Asbo, story, piano and organ
Nigel Armstrong, violin
Devon Bolt, flute

A celebration of the life and music of Johann Sebastian Bach.Through story and song, we'll trace the inspiring tale of Bach's life from orphaned child to organ virtuoso, passionate husband, exuberant dancer, dedicated father, beleaguered and belligerant employee, spiritual seeker, and hero for all time. Reception to follow in courtyard garden


Early Bird Special: $25 General Admission before March 18

Buy tickets here.


Regular Events

Benedictine Study Group

Saturday, May 11
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.

The next meeting will be on Saturday, June 8.

   

Celtic Evensong

In Search of Wisdom
Sunday, March 17
5:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary

This Evensong is part of the one-day workshop, but Evensong participants are welcome separate from the workshop. 

A donation of $20 is requested for the Evensong if you are not registering for the workshop.

   

Monthly Labyrinth Walks


Sunday, March 24
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

 

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, April 7
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, April 19
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 31
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,

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

   

Sacred Circle Dance

Wednesday, March 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.

   

Taize

Friday, April 5
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.