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Grand Event Week March 20-21, 2018

Dear Families of St. John’s Lutheran Church: Grandparents and other loved ones are very important in children’s lives, and we are celebrating a week just for them. Our school’s Grand Event Week recognizes the important role this audience can play in a child’s education. Because learning to read is the most important skill a child can learn, we’ve scheduled a special time for grandparents and other loved ones to celebrate reading during our Scholastic Book Fair. Book Fairs have always been about families and reading. We ask you, your families, and any grands or other loved ones to visit our [...]

2018-02-07T15:34:46+00:00 February 7th, 2018|

Chi Rho Center in February 2018

The month of February is fairly quiet out at Camp Chi Rho! Currently the first weekend of February sees a father/son retreat returning for their third year. An active group that gets out to fish, play broomball, sled and skate. Now we just got to hope for snow out here in Annandale. We didn't get a lick of the great snow the cities received the other day and many areas are to the grass out around here. Happy February! David Helm Camp Manager Camp Chi Rho Events Center

2018-02-07T15:30:32+00:00 February 7th, 2018|

Children Youth and Family Committee provides Sunday School, Nursery, and more.

Sunday School for 3-year olds through 5th grade is at 9:15-9:45 AM. Nursery care is available during worship services. Confirmation classes for 6-8th grades are on Wednesdays at 5:00 PM (except during Lent when they meet on Sundays at 11:30am.) TRUST Youth gatherings: We tentatively have an event scheduled for Sunday, February 25. Youth -- watch for texts from Pastor Mark with details. Welcome the children in worship!  

2018-02-07T10:52:04+00:00 September 7th, 2017|

Wednesdays in Lent

On Wednesdays in Lent: February 21 and 28, March 7, 14, and 21 come to Fellowship Hall for a meal anytime from 5:00 to 5:45 pm. (Wednesday February 28 is Pizza Night!) Then come to the St. John's Chapel for worship from 6:00 to 6:30 pm.

2018-02-07T10:46:59+00:00 February 7th, 2018|

Worship Dialogue at St. John’s

On Thursday, February 22 at 11:30 a.m., Worship Dialogue will meet at St. John’s with Andrew Howard, member of the Genesis Community of Minneapolis, presenting the topic, “Intentional Christian Community: A Different Way of Life.” Anyone interested is welcome; bring a bag lunch if you like.

2018-02-07T15:49:29+00:00 February 7th, 2018|

Book Group February 25

Join the St. John's book group by reading The Nightingale (fiction) by Kristin Hannah. You are invited to the discussion in the church lounge on Sunday, February 25, 2018. More books are planned for April and May...    April 8 When Breath becomes Air (a memoir) May 20 Killers of the Flower Moon (non-fiction) Book Club meetings will take place in St. John’s Lounge at 11:30 a.m. on these Sundays. Grab coffee in fellowship hall and join the discussion! Contact Jennifer Burdick with questions at 612-226-5448 or

2018-02-07T16:09:48+00:00 January 21st, 2018|

I Believe… a Lenten Message from Pastor Mark

While preparing for worship planning session with Sam and Peder, I stumbled upon a description of the season of Lent within the preaching resources of Sundays and Seasons. I very much appreciated this description of what the season of Lent is for some and how it offers another option as an opportunity of what Lent could be: a season of restrained celebration. A Season of Restrained Celebration When people think of Lent what comes to mind might be repentance, or giving things up, or a focus on the cross. For some it brings to mind a heavy-handed season of inward [...]

2018-02-06T11:49:16+00:00 February 6th, 2018|

Loaves & Fishes… Monday, January 22, 2:30 p.m.

St. John’s will be preparing this meal at St. Stephen’s on Clinton Avenue as one of the TRUST congregations who cook and serve for Loaves and Fishes on the fourth Monday, six times a year. If you would like to know more about serving the community in this way, please ask Marlene Holden. (612-927-6369). Your help is very much appreciated!

2018-01-30T14:28:15+00:00 March 10th, 2015|