Saint John's Episcopal Church
Thank you: To Father Hulbert and the congregation for their warm welcome.
Photos: Taken by SW in February 2014.
Reference: A short history of Saint John's Episcopal Church.
Link 1: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/parish/st-johns-episcopal-church-indio-ca
Link 2: http://www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coachella Valley
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Note 2017: In March of this year I again visited Indio and attended a Sunday Morning worship service at St. John's. During the welcoming coffee hour following the service the replacement of the green grass surrounding the church with the "Desert Garden" featuring the placement of the wooden cross was explained. The cross was give by the nearby Santa Anna Church by the Salton Sea when they closed their doors. The heavy wooden cross was originally carried the 10 miles to the Santa Anna Church from its desert workshop by the maker and his two boys.
The replacement of the green grass with the "Desert Garden" saves the church about $600 a year in watering costs.