Ann Paulson

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Virtual Book Study: “Dear Church”

Pastor Mark of St. John's is currently hosting a weekly virtual book study of “Dear Church: A Love Letter from a Black Preacher to the Whitest Denomination in the US” by Lenny Duncan on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. and Thursdays at 10 a.m via Zoom. The book if readily available through various outlets. Join Zoom meeting for the recurring Wednesday sessions at: Meeting ID: 862 9545 6437 Passcode: 849003 One tap mobile +13126266799,,86295456437#,,,,,,0#,,849003# US (Chicago) +16465588656,,86295456437#,,,,,,0#,,849003# US (New York) Dial by your location +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) Meeting ID: 862 9545 6437 Passcode: 849003 Join Zoom meeting [...]

2020-08-06T13:21:49-05:00July 11th, 2020|

Connecting and Giving During COVID Time

Even though we are practicing physical separation, the ministry needs of our community still exist; so PLEASE keep your financial support coming. You can send your contributions in one of several ways: 1.  Consider calling the office and have Ann set you up with Thrivent ACH (Automated Clearing House) transactions, which minimizes the fees to the church and is a way of sending financial contributions on a regular basis to the church accounts. Super easy and totally secure and confidential. Or, 2.  Mail your check to the church office. The Morning Bookkeeper David, Business Administrator Dan or Assistant for Ministry [...]

2020-08-07T14:49:00-05:00April 22nd, 2020|

Making Music!

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— 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.         

2020-03-18T16:24:08-05:00September 6th, 2019|

God’s Work. Our Hands: Sunday, September 8

Come for worship at 10 a.m. (note time change) and stay for fellowship and service projects at 11 a.m. to benefit our local and global community. Feel free to wear "casual" clothes, and wear your GWOH t-shirt from last year if you have one!  Project opportunities - something for everyone! -  will include: assembling birthday party gift bags for ZOOM House (Zion Originated Outreach Ministry); tying fleece blankets for campers at Camp Noah, a ministry of LSS that helps children impacted by disaster; writing cards and letters to students in India (led by Missionary Circle) sorting and packing food for [...]

2019-09-10T20:29:28-05:00August 16th, 2019|

Caritas Vocal Ensemble in Concert April 28

Caritas Vocal Ensemble, a mixed group of experienced singers, will present a concert of a cappella choral music Sunday afternoon, April 28 at 3:00 at St. John’s. Sacred and secular, traditional, contemporary and culturally diverse, they have something for everyone! A dessert and coffee reception will immediately follow the concert. Tickets are $25 or free will donation of choice. All proceeds will benefit TRUST’s Parish Nursing Program.  

2019-05-02T15:28:12-05:00April 25th, 2019|


What is oval-shaped and filled with candy? An Easter Egg! Join St. John's Sunday school community for an Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday morning, April 21, at 9:30 a.m. (following the the pre-service breakfast)! There won’t be Sunday School on Easter Sunday so all our families can worship together. Easter Breakfast — 8-9:30 a.m. Pancakes, sausages, fruit, juice, coffee/tea                                                                Sponsored by the Chi Rho Committee; donations will support the ministry of St. John’s Chi Rho Center. [...]

2019-04-24T16:20:32-05:00April 17th, 2019|

Christmas Eve at St. John’s

December 24, come to candlelight worship at 4:00 pm or 10:00 pm or both...each service will feature different special music selections and candlelight! The sanctuary will be lovely with poinsettias.

2018-12-28T14:42:38-06:00December 20th, 2018|

St. John’s Trunk-Or-Treat!

This party was a blast!  Thank you so much to all who attended. The food (hot dogs) was great.  Costumes were creative.  Thank you especially to Amy who decorated, lead games, provided crafts, invited folks, and organized the event.  Please see the great photos! Happy Halloween everyone!    

2018-11-04T15:49:50-06:00October 2nd, 2018|