Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost


What’s Happening at St. John’s
AN UPDATE ON COVID MEASURES – Consistent with new recommendations from the CDC, Oregon Health Authority, and our Bishop, we are strongly recommending and requesting that, until further notice, you wear a mask whenever you are in the church building, regardless of your vaccination status.

At our Sunday services, we will fill you in on some adjustments as to how we receive Eucharist, but yes, we WILL continue in-person worship at 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. Please join us, and wear your mask!! As before, if you feel particularly vulnerable, we encourage you to stay home and enjoy our worship on Zoom.

Fr. Robert and the Safety Team

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FOOD DELIVERY volunteers needed to reach 100 seasonal and service worker families on Saturday, Aug. 28. This is a worthwhile and fun event, packing groceries and delivering them to families. If you can do either or both, please let Annette know at, or text/call at 415.298.2479.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES — Need donations for WFWA kids. You can bring them to us on Sunday or to the church any day next week. If you want to donate to this cause and NOT shop, let me know. We have shoppers who can put your money to use, I assure you.

Here is the school supply list:

For elementary, middle & high school students:

I know that the virus variant is scary and I appreciate the willingness of folks who believe that they can help with this project. We need more volunteers very much, but I certainly understand if you need to be careful and stay home.

Don’t hesitate to call or text or email:


LIVING OUR BAPTISMAL VOWS – half-day workshop on Sept. 11 – The Committee on Baptismal Ministry (COM-B) will host a half-day free workshop for congregants throughout the diocese on discerning and living into their baptismal ministries. As Episcopalians, we believe that each of us has ministry by virtue of our baptism into Christ. Save the date now, and join us to explore what ministry might mean for you and how to act that ministry out into your church, your community, and our world.

Register today.

HAITIAN EARTHQUAKE — On Saturday, August 14, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck the southwest portion of Haiti. This devastating earthquake was followed by Tropical Storm Grace on Monday night and much of Tuesday. More than 1 million people, including more than half a million children, have been impacted by the back-to-back disasters, and the death toll is close to 2000. Episcopal Relief & Development and its partners are responding immediately with direct assistance to vulnerable households in the region, as partners plan long-term recovery. Your generous gift can provide assistance to help people in the wake of these disasters. To assist in these efforts, visit
CURSILLO POSTPONED: Due to the recent exacerbation in COVID-19, the Cursillo Weekend that had been scheduled for September, 2021 is being postponed till 2022.
Calling a team of Zoom hosts:

As our 10:00 congregants are invited back to in-person worship this month, we remain committed to offer participation via Zoom to those who need to remain at home, are traveling, or just feel like a Sunday morning in their jammies once in a while. While we have relied on Michael Hunter-Bernstein as a super-duper Zoom-meister during our 100% Zoom season, it’s time for him to have the option of returning to choir this Fall. Accordingly we are assembling a team (5-6 people) of folks to be available once a month (at the most) to “person” our Zoom service from home. If you feel reasonably comfortable on a PC or Mac, have a device with a recent microprocessor, sound and video, and have a reliable Internet connection at home, you may be right for this team!! We will TRAIN you on everything you’ve learned and support you through this every step of the way! Please contact Mtr Marianne if you think this sounds like a ministry for you.