Do you miss coffee hour at St. John's? Right after online worship, you are invited to come together via ZOOM. It's a great way to catch up with the folks you have been missing. You can even bring your pets. The link for Cyber Coffee Hour is available every week. To join the ZOOM meeting, please use the link below: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87194621011 Meeting ID: 871 9462 1011
Community and Neighborhood (CAN) Committee invites you to volunteer at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in the Longfellow Neighborhood where Food and Supplies are collected and distributed to people struggling due to the COVID pandemic and the murder of George Floyd and events that followed. During August, they will hold distribution events on Wednesdays and Fridays. A link to sign-up is below if you are interested in volunteering. Holy Trinity Volunteer SignUpGenius Also please consider giving a cash donation to St. John's toward purchasing 1000 six-packs of Gatorade which Holy Trinity Church has asked St. John's to supply for the food [...]
Justice Page Middle School still needs our support. Given the current health risk situation, the Social Workers at Page Middle School have asked if instead of filling backpacks with food we might provide Target and CUB gift cards for hungry families. The Social Workers will give gift cards to the families who need them most. You can help in these ways: Purchase Target or CUB gift cards at the store or online and have them mailed directly to St. John’s Lutheran Church, 4842 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55419; Mail a check to church with BACKPACK PROGRAM in the memo line; [...]
The adult leaders had so much fun that we want to keep offering online gatherings over the summer - specically, once/week "Water Wednesdays"! Save the date - and share the word with other friends/kids you know. This opportunity is geared for elementary aged kids (K-5th grade), but middle schoolers are welcome to tune in as well. What: Water Wednesdays When: 9-10am on Zoom, plus videos on our website Dates: Every Wednesday from July 8 - August 26 Register here: https:// sites.google.com/view/ southminneapolisdaycamp2020/home Here is the Zoom link for our Water Wednesdays gatherings: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89173970572
Recently a member of St. John’s attended a webinar called: “Churches that make a difference: Seven Creative Models for Community Ministry” Here are some of my thoughts on what she outlined as the Seven Models: Retool Existing Ministries: I have asked Admin and Council to seriously consider reorganizing our committee structure to become much more nimble in this liminal age AND so that our Young Adults will not feel so much they need to conform to a foreign system of doing things. Partner with groups serving vulnerable populations: We are actively working with Holy Trinity Lutheran and the schools, and [...]
July has arrived! WOW it is HOT!! March 15th was the last time we assembled in worship together. Today is July 2nd and marks the 109th day since we last assembled at St. John’s. We cannot be together. I miss you. We miss each other. We are required to wear masks. And yet God is still calling to God’s church and so we press on... The Reopen Taskforce continues to meet to discuss when and how we might reopen the church for worship and also brainstorm things that we can do as a church in the meantime. I [...]
Welcome Statement: St. John's is a Reconciling in Christ congregation that celebrates and cares for all people. As followers of Christ, who calls us to reconciliation and wholeness through baptism, the members of St John’s Lutheran Church welcome all who are seeking God. We affirm that this reconciliation extends to people of all gender identities and sexual orientations. We welcome members of the LGBTQ+ community as well as those who may have been excluded because of other human distinctions. We strive to live as a welcoming people in our life together and our outreach to the community. Our doors are [...]
...to be a people of welcoming, worship, healing and serving in this extraordinary time. Members and staff have been working together to provide ways of connecting spiritually, emotionally, and socially while maintaining physical distance. In the meantime: 1) Sunday worship will continue virtually for the foreseeable future at 10 a.m. via Facebook. These worship services can also be viewed through St. John’s website. A worship bulletin for each service will be posted on both the website and Facebook in printable format, or for opening in a separate window, to follow during each service. Then join in fellowship via Zoom following [...]
Copies of Christ in Our Home and The Word in Season quarterly devotionals for July—September are now available to the congregation. If you would like a copy mailed to you (some large print copies of Christ in Our Home are available as well as regular print of each) please let the office know.
These past 12 months brought a ton of change. On the one hand, I am filled with gratitude! On the other, it has been a LONG time since I was this stressed out. The one hand first. I hand my heart filled with gratitude for all the people of St. John’s I am called to serve. I have been truly in awe of your generosity of me and financial support which has allowed St. John’s Lutheran Church to keep the ministry happening despite being required to be physically distant. You have tuned in to the worship service via Facebook or [...]
This is not meant to be a complete list. Your church is here for you. We can help find the resource you need. And please do not hesitate to reach out to Pastor Mark when you need his help. Mental Health Connect: Their mission is to connect especially through faith communities to reach those in need of mental health resources through churches. Their Navigator is trained specifically to help connect callers with resources unique to their need. http://www.mhconnect.org/ 612-312-3377, email email@example.com or fill out the online form. NAMI Minnesota 651-645-2948, firstname.lastname@example.org; National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or Text [...]
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!
Wednesday, March 4 at noon everyone is welcome to come to St. John's Chapel to make Easter tray favors for Meals on Wheels. Bring artificial flowers and wire cutters if you have them. Tiny cups and Play-doh are provided as well as dessert. Missionary Circle has enjoyed this craft project for many years. You will too!
Bible Study & More will not meet at church for the time being. When it resumes on Thursday mornings at 10:00, the focus of discussion will be a Bible overview called Manna and Mercy: A Brief History of Gods Unfolding Promise to Mend the Entire Universe, written by Dan Erlander.
Sunday school will not meet at St. John's for next few Sundays. When it resumes, Sunday School is offered for children ages 3 through 5th grade Sunday mornings at 9:15 at St. John’s. Join with other St. John’s kids to hear God's word. All are welcome--bring a friend! Children are welcome to worship with their family at 10:00, also when that resumes. Nursery care for children ages 3 - 6 is also available during worship.