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Summerfest 2017

August 19-20—SUMMERFEST              Saturday: Music, Food, Games              Sunday:  Pancake Breakfast &Worship Please check back soon for more details.

June 7th, 2017|

Chi Rho is 50 years old this year!

Dates to remember: July 2—Fireworks at                Chi Rho, Annandale               Sponsored by                Greater Lake Sylvia Association. News & Notes: Chi Rho held a successful Memorial Sunday pancake breakfast, raising some $1500 for special projects. Chi Rho Center has a ‘new’ piano, thanks to Oly!  He found one that was being given away by Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church in Minnetonka and  then moved the piano to Chi Rho. Thank you, Oly. Thank you also to Oly and Julie Stromberg for their donation and  installation of a new flag pole at Chi Rho Center.

June 7th, 2017|

Missionary Circle in June

In June the Missionary Circle will meet on the second Wednesday of the month, June 14 at noon at Marj Sethna's home. Nokomis Square is located at  5015 35Th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55417. The meeting is potluck with Elaine Taylor bringing dessert.

May 4th, 2017|

A Women’s Evening Retreat

A WOMEN’S EVENING RETREAT with gentle yoga, supper, and listening practice is planned for Wednesday, June 14 from 6:00-8:30 p.m. at St. John’s. Members, friends and neighbors are welcome! A special guest will provide music for meditation. A free-will offering will contribute to costs. Please help us plan by registering with St. John's church office, 612-827-4406 (may leave a message - prompt 1) or, by Sunday, June 11. Or just come - all are welcome! Questions? Contact Anna Carlson ( or Ann Paulson (  

June 1st, 2017|

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|


ST. JOHN’S BOOK CLUB will meet to discuss Jodi Picoult's newest book, Small Great Things, on Sunday, July 9 at 11:30 a.m. in St. John's lounge/library (please note date change). This book tackles prejudice, race, privilege, and social justice. Please contact Jennifer Burdick with any questions, or 651-636-0899. The group is still forming, so mark your calendar and come, join the discussion!  Happy reading!  

April 7th, 2017|

Women of the ELCA Convention in Minneapolis

The Tenth Triennial Convention of Women of the ELCA will be held July 11-13, 2017, in Minneapolis, Minn. The triennial convention is the highest legislative authority within the organization. Visitors are welcome at the Tenth Triennial Convention, and a special visitors seating area will be available. No advance registration is needed in order to attend the convention. Name tags for visitors will be available outside the convention hall. Meta Herrick Carlson, a pastor at Zion Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, will lead Bible study at the Tenth Triennial Convention, July 11-13. Download Coloring Devotionals!

May 4th, 2017|

Worship at Lake Harriet!

St. John's Lutheran Church and St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church will worship together at Lake Harriet on Labor Day Weekend Sunday, September 3 at 10:00 am.  Of course, everyone is welcome.  Please invite your friends and families to attend!

May 2nd, 2017|

Altar Flowers

Celebrate a special day in your life or memorialize or honor a loved one by ordering altar flowers. You are welcome to take home the beautiful arrangements after worship on Sunday. Please sign up on the chart located on the bulletin board outside of Fellowship Hall. The cost of the two arrangements is currently $30. (Make checks payable to St. John’s and write “Flowers” in the memo line.) There are still several dates open on the 2017 flower chart.

June 16th, 2015|

Barbary Coast is Back — Sunday, May 14!

The Barbary Coast Dixieland Band will lead us in worship this Sunday. More information about the group is available on their website.  

April 23rd, 2016|