Congregations like their individual members have a ministry - a primary way in which God acts
through them to carry out the mission of the Church. Ministry is faith in action!
All members of Saint John's are invited to participate in the ministries. If you are interested in any of these ministries, please contact a member of the group or the church office. If there is a ministry not listed that you would like to see at Saint John's, please contact a member of the Vestry.
Ministries of Saint John's
Acolytes are ministers at the altar of God and assist the priest. They carry the cross, torches and book of Gospel readings at all worship services. Acolytes also assist in serving Holy Eucharist. Youth members of the church can become acolytes.
Chalice Bearers, Lectors, and Lay Readers assist at all services. Lay readers are authorized to conduct services. Lectors read the lessons during the service. Chalice bearers assist in the distribution of communion.
Altar & Flower Guild are responsible for the meticulous condition and inspiring appearance of the Church. They are responsible for the care of the altar and all the implements including polishing, laundering, washing and maintaining the beauty of the Church. If you would like to donate flowers for the Sunday service in memory of someone or for a special occasion?
Altar Guild contact Reverend Cathey Dowdle. Flower Guild contact Marcia Morris.
Choir provides uplifting music on Sunday mornings and other important Church days and services. Choir practices in the church on Thursday evenings from 7:00-8:00 pm. If you like to sing, please contact Cheryl Seppala.
Daughters of the King is a lay order of women who devotes themselves to prayer, service and evangelism. The primary mission is to witness baptisms, pray for the newly baptized and to offer prayers of intercession for all interested people. Contact Reverend Cathey Dowdle.
Hospitality members provide light refreshments on Sundays and coordination of special events. The sign-up sheet is located in the Narthex.
Lectors are those who read the Holy Scriptures and the Prayers of the People. Lectors are scheduled in advance and are on rotation with other Lectors. If you are interested on becoming a reader, contact the church office at (619) 422-4141 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Men of Saint John’s is open to all men of the parish and aims at providing fellowship and service for the Church by meeting once a month. They provide a help hand to the Church by raising funds through various activities and give assistance to various Church groups. Contact George Dalrymple at email@example.com.
Greeters assist by preparing the Church for services. They welcome worshipers, assist newcomers, dispense bulletins, collect the offerings, direct people to find seats and maintain a steady flow to the altar for communion. Contact Bill Cheney.
Sunday School is available to the children where they learn about the love of God. Sunday School begins at 10am every Sunday. Heather Wallace is the Sunday School Director. Heather Wallace at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vestry is the elect body composed of the rector and a group of parishioners administering the temporal affairs of the parish. The volunteers serve a 3-year term ensuring the spiritual work of the Church can go on unhindered by the worldly concerns of the operation and upkeep of its physical church.
Contact Karen Duignan, Senior Warden at (619) 470-1647.
Women of Saint John’s is always ready to lend a helping hand to the Church through activities. Contact Diane Gustafson at email@example.com.
International Order of St. Luke, the Physician (OSL)
Founded in 1932 in San Diego at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, North Park
Ecumenical order of lay and clergy members dedicated to the Christian healing ministry.
Some of the foundational beliefs of OSL
- God’s desire for us is wholeness and health.
- Healing was an important part of Christ’s ministry and is part of the church’s ongoing ministry
- God works through humans to do His healing.
- Christian healing is accomplished through faith in Christ
- God uses many avenues for healing (spiritual, medical and social) and each should be supportive of the other.
Members of OSL are available for healing prayers during communion on Sundays in the Chapel. A monthly healing service is scheduled on the first Sunday of each month at 11:30am in the Chapel.
For more information about OSL, follow this link https://orderofstluke.org/en/