Monthly Archives: April 2016

Summerfest 2016

Despite the rain on Saturday, Summerfest 2016 was a great success. During the storm we all went into the Dining Hall.  Brian Pederson continued with song and his guitar in a corner. Food was brought indoors and buttered corn-on-the-cob was served immediately. However, four tents did blow over. Volunteers helped in every way imaginable all weekend and they deserve a huge thanks. The beanbag tournament was resumed when the sun returned. In a heated contest, the repeat winners were Pastor Mark and his son Lucas. When asked whom they beat, Lucas proudly exclaimed, "We beat everyone!" The outdoor worship on [...]

2017-07-02T16:24:55-05:00April 23rd, 2016|

New Member Sunday, May 15

Are you interested in learning more about St. John’s and our work in the world? The Membership Committee will hold an informal get-to-know-you and Q/A session on Wednesday, May 11 at 6:00 p.m. Please contact the church office for more information.

2016-05-09T10:48:19-05:00April 5th, 2016|

Knit a Prayer Shawl

St. John's knitters share a wonderful ministry of creating prayer shawls for comforting those who need it. Prayers go into the work as the shawl is created.  If you like to knit, speak with Marlene Holden about the type of yarn and other tips. Download prayer shawl knitting instructions here.

2019-05-24T13:36:11-05:00April 24th, 2016|

South Sudan presentation May 4, 2016

At 6:00 pm on Wednesday, May 4, hear first hand from Pastor Mark Tiede about his trip to South Sudan last November. Pastor has pictures and stories to share about his experiences and the work being done by the Lutheran Church in South Sudan.

2016-05-07T12:23:59-05:00April 23rd, 2016|

Bemidji Alumni Choir Concert

On Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 3:00 pm the Bemidji Alumni Choir will be performing a concert in St. John's Sanctuary. Their current season is called "Love Is" and this season's recording is titled "And May We Love One Another." Plan to attend this inspiring concert. Also check out the choir's lovely website.

2017-07-02T16:24:55-05:00April 23rd, 2016|


Christ is RISEN! He is risen indeed! Alleluia! This is an astonishing claim. If the astonishment has worn off on you, then receive this reminder as a gift: you are a baptized child of God and therefore a member of Christ’s Holy Church- the Body of Christ in the world. As a member of the Body of Christ you have been joined to the people of God at St. John’s Lutheran Church, which is ONE member congregation of the 154 other congregations which constitute the Minneapolis Area Synod, which is ONE synod of 65 synods comprising the Evangelical Lutheran Church [...]

2017-07-02T16:24:55-05:00April 8th, 2016|