Everyone is invited to attend when Holly Sampson, who is a daughter of St. John's and President of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation (DSACF), will be the speaker for the October meeting of Missionary Circle. The Foundation promotes private giving for the public good. We will hear about the many ways DSACF serves the community including a focus on the "Opportunity Gap" which includes homeless and hungry youth. Meet with the Circle at noon on Wednesday, October 4 in St. John's lounge. Bring your bag lunch. Vicky Ercolani will provide dessert and devotions.
We threw a party at Chi Rho on August 19th - over 450 guests were there and said “It was GREAT!” This was the 5th year of Summerfest and Grant Johnson started us off with his unique brand of music. We added some things we hadn’t done before: 1. The Greater Lake Sylvia Association joined us to make a bigger party. 2. We had “We’re Smokin’ Now” grill our meats and Dave Helm and staff cooked the rest of the food. 3. Scott & Eric Belz ran the exciting minnow races. 4. A display of camp history and a short [...]
Acts 2: 42 “They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.” Each of these four activities of the first followers of Jesus became identifying activities of God’s people. These marks of discipleship defined the first group of Christians and I believe they still impact our life in faith today. Over the past three years this little Bible verse has guided our congregational life. Each program year (September through May) we have focused our life together on one of these marks/congregational values: 2015-2016 Fellowship = Serving Youth affected by Food and Housing [...]