Monthly Archives: February 2016

A Word from the Pastor — February

February has arrived and the season of Lent will soon be upon us. The season of Lent begins with Ash Wednesday with a reminder of our finitude and frailties. We are called to remember that we are dust and to dust we shall return, but did you know that the word Lent actually comes from the Old English word ‘Lecten” which means springtime, or spring? Perhaps during the season of Lent this year we might counterbalance the intentional remembrance of our mortality on Ash Wednesday with a sense of rebirth and joy in whose we have become. Instead of refraining [...]

2017-07-02T16:24:55-05:00February 2nd, 2016|

Chili Cookoff was a success!

St. John's First Annual Chili Cookoff/Showdown was held Sunday, February 28 after worship.  There were nine fabulous entries -- all delicious!   Tasters voted with their money which went toward the good cause of Food for Ramsey School families in need. Bea Hasselman's recipe received the most votes.  She takes it to the men under the bridges on Wednesdays and they agree it's the best in town.

2016-04-07T20:44:44-05:00February 2nd, 2016|

Crafty Wednesday

YOU are invited to St. John's lounge on at noon Wednesday, March 2, 2016 to make tiny flower arrangements for Meals on Wheels delivered by TRUST (Toward Renewed Unity in Service Together). These tray favors are an annual project of St. John's Missionary Circle and will brighten up Spring-time meals for the home-bound. The Circle regulars will bring the craft supplies: artificial flowers, bottle caps, Play-do, and wire clippers. YOU might like to bring a sandwich or bag lunch.  Vicky Ercolani will provide dessert and read devotions.

2016-03-09T21:36:26-06:00February 5th, 2016|

Minneapolis Area Synod of the ELCA Winter/Spring Events

The local synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America sponsored some exciting opportunities for education and socializing including "Spring Ministerium," and conference assembly. For a complete list of events, visit the ELCA website. ------------------------------------------------- Spring Ministerium March 31, 2016 at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Hopkins   You don't have to plan, preach, or perform. Just show up! Hear from Michael J. Chan, Assistant Professor of Old Testament at Luther Seminary and spend some time in worship. Then join your colleagues for pizza and bowling at Park Tavern for just $10! Register Now for Spring Ministerium -------------------------------------------------     COMBINED Spring Tool [...]

2017-07-02T16:24:55-05:00February 2nd, 2016|