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. Also on Sunday, October 13, the second of a series of forums introducing St. John's fall Generosity campaign will begin at about 11:15. We will explore St. John's 'Generosity Culture Map.'
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. Note: Sunday school will not meet on October 20, MEA weekend.
Missionary Circle invites St. John's congregation to donate items monthly to Harbor Light Center in Minneapolis, which is a shelter for the homeless operated by Salvation Army. Thank you for your help! Harbor Light Project Schedule: October 2019 – toothpaste, toothbrushes, toiletries November 2019 – socks December 2019 – new or used blankets and sleeping bags January 2020 – new or clean used towels February 2020 – toothpaste, toothbrushes, toiletries March 2020 – socks April 2020 – new or used blankets and sleeping bags May 2020 – new or clean used towels June 2020 – toothpaste, toothbrushes and toiletries
The Evangelical Lutheran Church of America has declared the church to be a sanctuary for refugees. Jim and Karen McConkey from Mayflower Church (United Church of Christ) shared their personal experiences with asylum seekers sponsored by their church with the Missionary Circle at their October 2 meeting. People interested in learning more and moving toward an understanding of 'what this means' for us are welcome to reach out to a Circle member for more on this conversation. Vicky Ercolani hosted the meeting; JoAnn Christopherson is Circle Chair.
for Handel's Messiah on Sunday, October 20 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Performances will be Saturday, December 14 at 7:00 p.m. & Sunday, December 15 at 4:00 p.m. Additionally, there will be a full dress rehearsal on Thursday, December 12 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Come and meet our new director, Kira Winter!
On 'God's Work. Our Hands.' Sunday, Missionary Circle invited St. John's people to write letters to students who attend schools in India run by Lutheran Partners in Global Ministry. Here are photos of the students sponsored by Missionary Circle and St. John's Community and Neighborhood committee.
ST JOHN’S FAMILY WEEKEND at CHI RHO CENTER is now being planned for Friday evening, August 9 through Sunday, August 11 to coincide with the Greater Lake Sylvia Association Get-Together on August 10, with live band, family games and activities, and picnic from 4-8 p.m. Saturday. Throughout the weekend, there will be time for food, swimming, canoeing, games, story-swapping, campfires, and of course, relaxing! Come and celebrate and experience our beautiful retreat center on Lake Sylvia, Annandale, MN! Meals and overnight accommodations will be available Friday evening through Sunday morning. Please inform the church office if you plan to attend [...]