From October 4 - 6, St. Albert The Great Church ladies’ group from Minneapolis will be here to enjoy group talks, have family style meals together, games and puzzles and relaxing. The group has about 20 ladies, and they have been coming out to Chi Rho for a few years now! The following weekend, October 11 - 13, ‘Music Meditation,’ a mixed ladies’ and men's group, comes out to meditate to music and have peaceful walks and talks together. On October 15 - 16, Grace Hill Church will come out from Cokato to have a youth retreat with around 15 [...]
Volunteers from St. John’s are needed at 2:30pm Monday to prepare the evening meal for over 80 guests at St. Stephen’s on ClintonAvenue. Please contact the church office or Marlene Holden (612-927-6369) if you are able to help. Thank you!
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!
Join in worship at 10 a.m. on Sunday mornings at St. John's! Opportunity for fellowship follows the service. Enjoy coffee, donuts, and sometimes other treats....and good conversation. This Sunday, November 17, Marcia (Dowling) Dragt will be hosting a Domestic Violence Awareness forum during fellowship time. Marcia is a member of Domestic Violence Awareness and Action (DVAA) who will be sharing her story along with addressing the question of 'Why does she stay?' She will also have information on ways St. John's and its members can ‘Break the Silence and help stop the pain of Domestic Abuse.’
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. Nursery care for children ages 3 - 6 is also available.
Worship at 6:30pm with special music from the choir. Help is needed for the Thanksgiving Eve pie social following the service on November 27! Please sign up in the Fellowship Hall, or let the church office know if you can bring a pie and/or help serve and clean up. (Servers get to sample all the pies first - yum!) Contact Jennifer Burdick with any questions. Thank you!
Plan to attend the St. John's Oratorio Chorus and Orchestra performance of Handel's Messiah on Saturday, December 14 at 7:00pm and Sunday, December 15 at 4:00pm. You will not be disappointed!
A Lutheran Perspective on Faith Traditions in America, is the current focus of ‘Bible Study & More’ with Pastor Mark and others. Hundreds of Christian denominations and dozens of non-Christian traditions have followers in the United States. How do we view this wide variety of beliefs and practices? How does the Lutheran tradition compare with others? All are welcome to come and explore key teachings, worship patterns and practices, and other aspects of main religious traditions in our country today. Sessions meet on Thursday mornings at 10:00 at St. John's.
St. John's is hosting a flu shot clinic this Sunday, October 27, from 11 a.m. - 12 noon. This is sponsored by TRUST, in partnership with MVNA/Hennepin Healthcare. Reminders: To have Medicare billed, please bring both your Medicare & Part B cards. Ages 3 years and older may receive the flu vac- cination with parent/guardian’s consent. There are numerous insurance plans accepted this year. Health insurance card(s) or a photo copy (front only) is required for billing. Picture ID (e.g. Driver’s License or Employee Badge) is required. For the non-insured, vaccination prices are (cash or check [...]
Even though this time of year things become drab and “dry” and the verdant greens turn from vibrant red, gold, yellow, and orange to brown, for me this season feels and is filled with signs of abundance: grain stockpiled in bank parking lots since grain elevators are over capacity, family gatherings during MEA weekend, young moms and dads with their ghosts and ghouls absorbing the timelessness of the moment walking together through neighborhoods, and preparations already started for Thanksgiving and Christmas (too soon?... apologies). While things continue to progress well in the day-to-day operations of your church staff and pastor, [...]