St. John's Episcopal Church gave special recognition to seven parish members for their ministry and service. The awards recognize the variety of gifts that are given to God's people and honors the use of those gifts in God's service.
Julie Buchmiller, a lifelong member of St. John's and a floral designer in Lodi, serves in the Designer Guild, which places flowers in the sanctuary for services, weddings and funerals. She recently left the Altar Guild after 40 years of service. Altar Guild members store sacred items for the altar and place special items on the altar prior to each service.