St. John's is partnering with St. Thomas the Apostle, a Catholic parish in Linden Hills, for worship at the Lake Harriet Bandshell on June 30 at 10:00 a.m. We are excited to be sharing in this ecumenical service with our brothers and sisters in Christ. Worship will be led by leaders and volunteers from both churches.
In June the Missionary Circle will meet on the second Wednesday of the month, June 14 at noon at Marj Sethna's home. Nokomis Square is located at 5015 35Th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55417. The meeting is potluck with Elaine Taylor bringing dessert.
The Tenth Triennial Convention of Women of the ELCA will be held July 11-13, 2017, in Minneapolis, Minn. The triennial convention is the highest legislative authority within the organization. Visitors are welcome at the Tenth Triennial Convention, and a special visitors seating area will be available. No advance registration is needed in order to attend the convention. Name tags for visitors will be available outside the convention hall. Meta Herrick Carlson, a pastor at Zion Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, will lead Bible study at the Tenth Triennial Convention, July 11-13. Download Coloring Devotionals!
CHI RHO IS ‘50’ THIS YEAR! Dates to remember: May 27-28 Work Weekend at Chi Rho Sunday-Pancake Breakfast 8 a.m.—noon Everyone welcome! July 2—Fireworks at Chi Rho, Annandale Sponsored by Greater Lake Sylvia Assn. August 19-20—SUMMERFEST Saturday: Music, Food, Games Sunday: Pancake Breakfast &Worship NOTE: Chi Rho Retreat Center is in need of a piano…contact Oly at firstname.lastname@example.org “68 miles due west” St. John’s Chi Rho Committee will Present the ‘Special Offering’ during worship on Sunday, May 7.
A service in celebration of the life of Dana Blanck, St. John’s Child Care music teacher for over 35 years, will be held at Mayflower Community Congregation UCC, 106 E. Diamond Lake Road in Minneapolis, on Saturday, May 13 at 11:00 a.m. A reception will follow the service. Additionally, there will be a Children and Youth Sing-a-long Service on Friday, May 12 at 4:30 p.m., also held at Mayflower Church. This will be an opportunity for the many children and youth whose lives have been touched by Dana and her music to come together to sing the songs which she [...]
Thursday, May 25, beginning at 6:00 p.m. This will be an informal gathering open to all people curious about St. John’s and its ministries, who want to get to know the crazy pastor and meet some others who are also curious about the congregation. The invitation into membership is offered. If anyone says yes, then we will hold a New Member Sunday on June 4th for those who are wanting to be a part of our work in the world.
On June 1st some of the staff surprised me with a cake to celebrate my 20th anniversary of ordination. That was a lovely gesture. Thank you, guys! While we ate cake, Ann Paulson asked me whether I have Bible verses that have been foundational to my ministry. I honestly had never really thought about it before, but I discovered that I did have not just one but three immediately come to mind -- and I believe they have truly been foundational to not only my career but to my life as a baptized child of God. Hebrews 12: 1-2a Therefore, [...]