Monthly Archives: September 2015

The Great TRUST Auction

WHEN? Friday, October 13 at 6:00 PM WHERE? St. Joan of Arc 4537 3rd Avenue South Minneapolis WHY? To bid for great stuff!! To eat great food! To be entertained! To raise $$ for TRUST programs! HOW MUCH? $25 in advance or with reserva6ons $20 for seniors 65+ /youth free for kids under 12 years $30 at the door HOW? For reserva6ons, call 612-827-6159 OR Email Get more info in the TRUST newsletter.

2017-10-20T21:48:30-05:00September 29th, 2015|

Rally Sunday September 11, 2016

Sunday school begins on Rally Day at 9:00 am! Worship at 10:00 am includes music from St. John's Choir and St. John's Brass. Fellowship Hour begins after worship with donuts, juice, and coffee. The Children, Youth, and Family Committee is looking forward to sharing the Spark Whirl curriculum with the young members of our congregation. All children are welcome! Pastor Mark will lead the teaching of Sunday School and volunteers have signed up to help.

2017-07-02T16:24:55-05:00September 3rd, 2015|

Zoom House “Building Foundations” Gala

When: Saturday, April 2, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Where: International Market Square 275 Market St, Minneapolis, MN 55405 Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Welcome and Dinner at 6:30 p.m. This year's ZOOM House “Building Foundations” fundraising gala will include delicious food, live and silent auctions, a wine pull, fund-a-need opportunities, and other fun activities. ZOOM House is focused on helping families transition from homeless-ness to find roots and true welcome at ZOOM and in the community. Also this year, we celebrate ZOOM's first year without a 24-month limit for residents, helping to break the cycle of homeless-ness [...]

2016-04-03T22:09:54-05:00September 3rd, 2015|

TRUST Youth Fall Calendar

St. John’s Middle/High School Students… Come Join Us!  This year’s theme is environmental justice and the connection to our faith. For more information, please contact Julie Hurbanis – Our next event is December 3, Will Steger at UofM! Polar explorer Will Steger has accomplished the most significant polar expeditions in history. Steger is a recognized authority on polar environmental issues and a popular speaker, giving more than 100 invited presentations annually. To learn more about Will Steger, check out his website.

2015-12-09T11:25:24-06:00September 18th, 2015|

St. John’s Oratorio Chorus Annual Performance

Performances of Handel's Messiah will be Saturday December 12 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday December 13 at 4:00 p.m.  This will be Joyce Larson's final season, after which she will hand off the baton to Samuel Grace, the new Director of Worship and Music. Let's get-together for more music and fellowship time. And feel free to invite friends and family members!!  Come for the music, stay for the refreshments! The 2015 soloists have been announced! Welcome to: Tracey Engelman, soprano; Alyssa Andersson, mezzo; Craig Lemming, tenor; Aaron Larson, bass. Download a poster.  

2015-12-15T11:40:34-06:00September 12th, 2015|

Teen Movie Night in June was a blast!

Everyone made very impressive ice cream sundaes. Who knew candy-coated sunflower seeds were so good! High School Youth Table is for St. John’s high school students who will meet with Pastor Mark Tiede on the second Sunday of September after worship at 11:45 am. Recent events include Chi Rho Work Weekend in May and Movie Night in June.  Please join this group with even more ideas how you would like to spend your time together. Several congregations in south Minneapolis have collaborated to form the TRUST youth group led by Ben Whalen from Linden Hills United Church of Christ. TRUST [...]

2017-07-02T16:24:55-05:00September 18th, 2015|

Caught up in Creation took place in June.

Volunteers and campers from St. John's and other area churches took part in romping around in Genesis, getting their hands dirty gardening, learning about solar panels, composting, making art, and more! It was a progressive ecumenical summer day camp experience in South Minneapolis offering faith formation in a fun, safe, Christ-centered and relational setting hosted at Bethel Lutheran Church for 4 year-olds to 6th graders...and volunteers. Sponsoring Congregations included Our Saviour’s Lutheran, Bethel Lutheran, Calvary Lutheran, First Christian (Disciples of Christ), First Congregational UCC, Zion Lutheran, Salem Lutheran, St. John’s Lutheran, Augustana Lutheran, Lyndale UCC, Lake of the Isles Lutheran, Living [...]

2017-07-02T16:24:55-05:00September 18th, 2015|

Narrative Lectionary

Starting on Sunday, September 13, the Scripture lessons will be from the Narrative Lectionary. The Narrative Lectionary is a four-year cycle of Bible readings. On the Sundays from September through May each year, the texts follow the sweep of the whole biblical story, from Creation through the first years of the Christian church. The texts show the breadth and variety of voices within Scripture. They invite people to hear the stories of Abraham and Sarah, Moses and the prophets, Jesus, and Paul. Listening to the many different voices within Scripture enriches preaching and the life of faith. What are the [...]

2017-07-02T16:24:55-05:00September 3rd, 2015|