St. John's continues to collect towels, socks, non-medical masks, toiletries (especially travel-sized) and blankets for the Harbor Light Shelter in Minneapolis. Missionary Circle is leading this effort to help meet heightened needs during this time when they must adapt to all-day sheltering. St. John's members and friends are invited to please bring your donations to the church where receptacles are available to receive your items. You may also have donations shipped directly to St. John's, attn: Bea. For more information on this project, please call the church office. All gifts are much appreciated!
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday September 24, 25, 26 Join in sharing a love of reading with our St. John’s Child Care students at the Book Fair in the Lounge. It’s a great way to connect kids you know with books they want to read! Consider purchasing a book for one of our classrooms; teacher “Wish Lists” will be posted at the fair. We appreciate your dedication to creating lifelong readers. See you at our Book Fair open 7:00am to 6:00pm!
The Evangelical Lutheran Church of America has declared the church to be a sanctuary for refugees. Jim and Karen McConkey from Mayflower Church (United Church of Christ) shared their personal experiences with asylum seekers sponsored by their church with the Missionary Circle at their October 2 meeting. People interested in learning more and moving toward an understanding of 'what this means' for us are welcome to reach out to a Circle member for more on this conversation. Vicky Ercolani hosted the meeting; JoAnn Christopherson is Circle Chair.
for Handel's "Messiah" continue on Sunday evenings from 6:30-8:30 through December 8th. There will be a full dress rehearsal on Thursday, December 12 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. In its 30th anniversary year, the Chorus will perform "Messiah" on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. & Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 4:00 p.m at St. John's. Come and meet our new director, Kira Winter!
We’re in the midst of a wonderful year of music-making at St. John’s! All are welcome and encouraged to join. Contact Kira with thoughts or questions—firstname.lastname@example.org St. John’s Choir - 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays St. John’s Bells - 6:00 p.m., Wednesdays as announced St. John Brass - 6:45 p.m., Wednesdays as announced Follow St. John's Facebook page also for updates, announcements, etc.
On 'God's Work. Our Hands.' Sunday, Missionary Circle invited St. John's people to write letters to students who attend schools in India run by Lutheran Partners in Global Ministry. Here are photos of the students sponsored by Missionary Circle and St. John's Community and Neighborhood committee.
With the wet weather, etc., we are cancelling tonight's Friday Night Fun at Fuller Park. We'll try again another time!