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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. TRUST Youth gatherings: We tentatively have an event scheduled for Sunday, April 15. Youth -- watch for texts from Pastor Mark with details. Welcome the children in worship!  

2018-04-03T08:47:02+00:00 September 7th, 2017|

Caritas Vocal Ensemble

Caritas performs Saturday, April 21 at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Dinner is served at 5:00 pm in Fellowship Hall followed by the Concert at 6:00 pm benefitting TRUST Parish Nursing. $25 for concert and dinner tickets.  Concert only - $15 general, $10 for students & seniors. Call 612-827-6159 or email for dinner reservations. MENU – Salad, Something Italian, French Bread, Dessert Caritas Vocal Ensemble is a 10-person a cappella 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.

2018-04-18T10:58:20+00:00 February 16th, 2015|

Book Group April 22 and May 20

Join the St. John's book group by reading When Breath Becomes Air by David Grann. You are invited to the discussion in the church lounge on Sunday, April 22, 2018. The next book is Killers of the Flower Moon by Paul Kalanithi for discussion Sunday, May 20, 2018.    April 22 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

2018-04-19T20:31:49+00:00 January 21st, 2018|

Bible Studies in April…

are held each Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. and each Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at St. John’s April 18, 19, and also Sunday, April 22 at 11:15 a.m., our study will relate to the Reconciling in Christ ( discussion which concerns welcoming LGBTQA neighbors.

2018-04-17T18:45:01+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|

Tower of Towels

Missionary Circle invites the congregation to join them in collecting new or gently used towels for homeless folks during the month of April. The Circle is meeting at noon on Wednesday, May 2. Everyone is welcome to bring a bag lunch to the St. John's lounge.

2018-04-18T16:31:11+00:00 March 19th, 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.

2018-03-01T21:03:31+00:00 February 7th, 2018|

April 2018 Message from the pastor

Easter is life after death. Easter is the celebratory moment of all celebratory moments. Easter means hope when reason says no hope can exist. Easter means life when only death is present. Easter means new life and new starts. Easter is the season of miracles. We are already doing miraculous work with three (3) major simultaneous projects: exploring steps becoming a Reconciling in Christ (RIC) Congregation, we have produced a Mission Statement, Vision Statement and four (4) Core Values worthy of consideration, and we are considering revamping our Congregational Constitution (and perhaps the By-Laws). It is remarkable work that we [...]

2018-04-02T12:57:59+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|

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 [...]

2018-04-17T21:34:44+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|