St. John’s is partnering with the Coachella Valley Rescue Mission for the “Annual Backpack Bonanza” to help thousands of impoverished children in the Coachella Valley who face the new school year without a backpack or the supplies necessary to complete classroom assignments or the daily homework. The goal for 2019 is to fill 2,500 backpacks!
Items needed include: backpacks, safety scissors, pencils, notebook paper, spiral notebooks, box of 24 crayons, glue sticks, rulers, colored pencils, pink erasers, 3” binders, calculators, and index cards. A donation box is in the Narthax.
For more info visit cvrm.org/backpack.
St. John’s Prayer Chain
This dedicated group gives of their time to bring life-changing requests for healing, strength, and peace to the Lord. Our first prayer request was received on September 8, 2008. Many who have requested prayer over the years have conveyed their deep appreciation and said that they can feel the prayers.
Permission must be granted by the person or persons being prayed for in order to release information regarding their request. With permission, some prayer requests for church members or their family are also shared with the membership of St. John’s. Prayer requests are shared via email.
If you have a prayer request, or would like to join the Prayer Chain team, please contact the church office at 760-345-2122 for more information.
St. John’s Eucharistic Visitation Team
Each week, members of St. John’s bring Communion, companionship, and conversation to those in our church community who are unable to attend regular worship services. This vital ministry allows individuals to experience the Lord’s Supper together with a caring minister in their own home.
If you would like to join the Eucharistic Visitation Team, or would like Communion brought to you, please contact Pastor Jen at the church office at 760-345-2122 for more information.
Stephen Ministers are available to provide weekly support for those who are going through a difficult time. For more information, please contact Pastor Jen through the church office.
Cancer Support Ministry
St. John’s has launched a new ministry of support for people diagnosed with cancer and for their families. Administered through Stephen Ministry, we will provide the book “Cancer – What Now?” by Kenneth C. Haugk, Ph.D. to cancer patients or family members identified by Pastor or one of our caring ministers. For more information, to help support this ministry, or to discuss ways we might provide support to cancer patients and their family members, please contact Pastor Jen through the church office.