Greetings to each of you in the name of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.  I often reflect and apply to my life (especially when faced with a challenge) Philippians 4:13 which reads:  “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”  Rather than wasting time thinking about what we cannot do, let’s think positively about what we can do.  With Christ, we can do all things, especially when we do it together; hence, let’s consider what we can do together.

First, we still need more people (St. John parishioners and friends) to email or write a letter to the Richmond Planning Commission stating your support of the St. John Family Life Center.  This Family Life Center will consist of a gymnasium, weight room and game room.  We envision activities, especially for young people, that will be a safe and enjoyable environment for everyone.  Of course, the gymnasium can be used for more than Basketball games.

The Richmond Planning Commission needs to hear from more of us, so let’s convey our written support if we have not done so already.  Their email address is  and their geographical address is 450 Civic Center Plaza, 2nd Floor, Richmond, CA  94804.

Secondly, we need a lot of people (St. John parishioners and friends) to be present in a Zoom meeting with the Richmond Planning Commission, Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 6:30 pm.  If I am called upon to make a presentation to the Richmond Planning Commission, I will need the Richmond Planning Commission to know that our project is greatly supported when they see everyone present.  The following provides information on how the public can participate in this meeting.

To participate by computer:
Webinar ID:  835 3486 9182
Password:  PCAPR1

To participate by phone only:
United States Toll: +1-669-900-6833 or 1-253-215-8782 or 1-346-248-7799
Webinar ID:  835 3486 9182
Password:  923531

Thirdly, we are planning to stream an Easter Worship CelebrationSunday, April 4, 2021.  If God permits, I will preach, and our Worship & Praise Team will sing; also, I will officiate the Lord’s Supper (you will need to have bread and wine/juice).  The Easter Worship Celebration will be broadcasted live online at 8:00 am, 9:30 am and 11:00 am.  Everyone will have the option to view it live with others or at their convenience when the video is made available on-demand.  (More will be said about this in the upcoming weeks.)

Lastly, we express our heartfelt gratitude to everyone for supporting St. John financially, especially in the last year.  We currently contribute by mailing or dropping off our Tithes and Offerings to our St. John South Campus (662 South 52nd Street—Richmond, CA  94804) or by giving online through our website (  If you are a member of St. John who is financially able but not supporting our church financially, allow God to bless you with more by giving today your Tithes and Offerings.

May God bless and sustain each of us.

Your Servant In Christ,

Dr. Kevin B. Hall, Pastor