Monthly Archives: October 2016

Welcome, Children!

Sunday School is offered for children ages 3 through 5th grade Sunday mornings at 9:15 at St. John’s. Join with other St. John’s kids to hear God's word. All are welcome--bring a friend! Children are welcome to worship with their family at 10:00. Nursery care for children ages 3 - 6 is also available. Note: Sunday school will not meet on Dec. 1 Children and youth will present a Christmas pageant blending traditional storytelling and carols with some new multimedia and the debut performance of St. John's Youth Band on Dec. 15 during fellowship hour.

2019-11-22T12:28:12-06:00October 12th, 2016|

Food for Families of Ramsey Students

Wednesday, June 7 will be the final backpack drop-off time for this school year. Donations will be due Sunday, June 4, and we will fill backpacks for delivery to Ramsey on Wednesday, June 7. Packing help is appreciated; you may contact Tamara Gebhardt at gebhardtfamily@msn.com. Requested foods are canned corn, peanut butter, rice, canned tuna or chicken, canned fruit, mac & cheese, canned ravioli or spaghettios and cereal (Cheerios, Rice Krispies and MiniWheats). Cash donations are used to purchase fresh fruit and any items of which we are short. Brueggers at 46th & Nicollet donates bagels to add to the backpacks as [...]

2017-07-07T21:17:11-06:00October 14th, 2016|

Like Lefsa?

COME, MAKE LEFSE! Saturday morning, November 12 Have you always wanted to learn how to make Norwegian lefse? Here's your chance! Join in a fun morning of lefse-making in St. John’s fellowship hall on Saturday, November 12 starting at 10:30 a.m. Led by Mark Stagg, Sean Stagg’s father, we’ll roll and grill and fold our lefse; then, on Sunday, November 13, the lefse will be sold during fellowship hour with proceeds benefitting St. John’s ministry with Ramsey Middle School youth and families. If you have your own lefse-making tools (iron or griddle, rolling pin, stick, etc.) please bring those. To [...]

2016-11-14T11:03:17-06:00October 18th, 2016|

A Message from the Pastor — October 2016

October 2016: Already within the first month of our new program year focusing on Growing:  our relationships with Christ; aka our faith,  our relationships with our Church Family, aka fellowship,  our relationships with our Neighbors; aka our friendships, backpacks of food for Ramsey Middle School families have already been filled once, St. John’s Youth have already met twice, Missionary Circle has convened; the building is humming all the time with the sounds of children laughing, singing (and crying too especially when they wake from the naps), choirs, brass, and hand bells rehearsals; and as October arrives the [...]

2017-07-02T16:24:54-06:00October 14th, 2016|

Winter at Camp Chi Rho!

During the first weekend of January, a group cancelled but I was able to fill one of the days with a local family who rented out the lodge. They were super excited to make future reservations to utilize the camp.  During the last two weekends we had returning groups. One was a ladies’ group from a Twin Cities church. On the last weekend Pastor Orval continued a men's retreat tradition of over 10 years. They came from the local small town of Kingston: Kingston ALC. February is a busy month! Xiong and his family and friends will come for their [...]

2017-06-07T21:34:37-06:00October 14th, 2016|