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Easter Breakfast at St. John’s

Come to Easter Breakfast before worship at St. John's on Sunday, April 16!  Pancakes, Sausage, Fresh Fruit, Coffee, Tea, Juice, and Milk will be served.  Donations will support Chi Rho Camp & Conference Center. Breakfast will be followed by the Easter Egg Hunt when children fill their baskets. The Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ is celebrated with a service of Holy Communion. It will be a fun day!

March 1st, 2015|

Wednesday Evening and Thursday Morning Bible Study

BIBLE STUDY this week meets with Pastor Mark on Wednesday, April 26 at 6:30 p.m. only in St. John's lounge. Text for study is Acts 6:1-7:2a; 44-60 (the reading for Sunday, April 30).  All are welcome!

September 6th, 2016|

Caritas Vocal Ensemble

performs at St. John's on Sunday, April 9 at 4pm followed by dinner. This concert will benefit TRUST Parish Nurse Program. Tickets: $15 for concert, $25 for concert and dinner. Tickets for seniors: $10 for concert, $20 for concert and dinner Caritas Vocal Ensemble is a 9-person a capella choral group with a passion for singing and a desire to change the world through their benefit concerts.  You'll enjoy amazing vocal harmonies through their music, while raising money for an important cause.

February 16th, 2015|


SUNDAY SCHOOL classes will resume on Sunday, April 23 at 9:00 a.m.! Come to Sunday school before worship at 9:00 a.m. for music, Bible stories and crafts. Nursery care is offered for those up to age six during worship each Sunday. Activity bags can also be found in the narthex.

October 12th, 2016|

St. John’s Foundation Forum

A FORUM will be held in  Fellowship Hall following worship on Sunday, April 30  to inform, generate interest,  and advance the growth of  St. John’s Foundation. Please be sure to remember St. John’s Foundation in your will! We solicit your gifts realizing that there could be substantial tax savings for your estate as well as great satisfaction to you knowing that your assets will continue to provide support for God’s work in the world through St. John’s Lutheran Church. If you have already remembered us we would like to say a HUGE THANK YOU! For learning more about the foundation, [...]

April 7th, 2017|


ST. JOHN’S BOOK CLUB is beginning again! Members and friends of St. John’s of all ages  are invited to meet in the lounge on Sunday, April 30 at 12:00 p.m. to discuss “A Man Called Ove,” by Fredrik Backman. A light lunch will be provided. Please contact Jennifer Burdick with any questions— or 651-636-0899.  Happy reading!

April 7th, 2017|

March Message from Pastor Mark Tiede

Dot 1 Growing our faith in Christ Jesus Dot 2 Growing our relationships with our holy family (St. John’s) Dot 3 Growing our relationships with our neighbors & friends (the world) Dot #1: Last September we embarked on a journey to explore this second of our four congregational values: Worshiping , Welcoming , Growing , and Serving .  Each month, committee members have been giving talks during the offering sharing the ways that their committee’s ministry itself has been an offering to God by giving life to our Growing value by providing opportunities for each of us to be Growing [...]

March 9th, 2017|

April Message from Pastor Tiede

Today I am overwhelmed at the gift of God. I don’t necessarily mean the gifts that God continuously gives, which are truly astounding. But rather that God in and of God’s self is a gift.   God sees me. God knows the darkest parts of my heart and soul.  God does not cast a blind eye to my moments of shame and  embarrassment pretending to NOT see them, but God sees me utterly, completely, crystal clear. And nonetheless God chooses to come to me. God knows that I cannot and will continuously choose to not come to God, and BECAUSE of [...]

April 7th, 2017|

Spring Concert 2017

ST. JOHN’S ORATORIO CHORUS will perform FAURE REQUIEM Sunday, May 21 at 2:00 pm in St. John's Sanctuary. Peder Flaten                    Organ Stephanie Claussen        Harp Sophie Amelkin               Soprano Gerry Schmidt                 Baritone Samuel Grace                 Conductor Download a poster here! FAURE REQUIEM Sunday Rehearsals (6:30-8:30pm) April 2, 9, 23, 30 [NO Rehearsal April 16. Easter Sunday] May 7, 14 [FYI - Mothers Day is 5/14] Performance Week: Thursday, May 18, 7:00-10:00pm [Dress Rehearsal] Sunday, May 21, 1pm call, 2:00pm Performance For more information please contact Sam Grace, or 612-827-4406.

September 6th, 2016|

Blessed 2 Be South Minneapolis Day Camp June 19 – 23

Blessed 2 Be  South Minneapolis Day Camp June 19 - 23, 2017  Come and learn about how we are blessed by God to be a blessing in the world through music, story, art, play, field trips, and more! What:  A progressive ecumenical experience offering faith formation in a fun, safe, Christcentered and relational setting. Worship, crafts, games, lunch and field trips. When: June 19 - 23, 9am-4pm, M-F Where: Bethel Lutheran Church, 4120 17th Ave S, Minneapolis MN 55407 Who: Entering K - Entering 8th graders Cost: $25 per camper, $60 max for families. Make checks payable to First Congregational [...]

April 7th, 2017|