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St. John’s Oratorio Chorus Spring Concert 2019

On Sunday, May 12 at 3 p.m., the Oratorio Chorus will be performing two stunning masterworks, Haydn’s Nicolaimesse and Mozart’s Coronation Mass in C (K.317). Rehearsals in preparation for this concert will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at St. John’s on: -Sunday, March 24 -Sunday, March 31 -Sunday, April 7 -Sunday, April 14 -Thursday, April 25 -Sunday, April 28 -Thursday, May 2 -Sunday, May 5 -Thursday, May 9 (Rehearsal with Orchestra, 7:00-9:30 p.m.) If you have questions, please contact Director of Music Sam Grace.

2019-04-17T09:29:41-05:00January 27th, 2019|

Thoughts from Pastor Mark — April 2019

Last week I attended the Minneapolis Area Synod Ministerium at River of Life Lutheran Church in Northeast Minneapolis. The topic was "Does Church Really Matter? What Young Adults Want You to Know." We had a presentation, a panel discussion and a Q & A Session. The presenter was Dr. Jeremy Myers from Augsburg University's Riverside Innovation Hub. The Riverside Innovation Hub is a 5-year project designed to help congregations innovate new connections with young adults at the intersections of their faith and their public lives. It is a collaborative effort sponsored by Augsburg University’s Christensen Center for Vocation and supported [...]

2019-04-08T21:55:37-05:00April 8th, 2019|

Justice Page Backpack Program

  YOUR donations ARE needed to fill the Page Backpacks this month. Here’s the list: cereal (Cheerios, Rice Krispies and Mini Wheats), peanut butter, tuna and chicken, chunky soup/stew, ravioli, boxed dried noodle soup, canned fruits and vegetables, applesauce, pudding snack packs, mac and cheese, brown rice. To avoid making the backpacks too heavy for students to carry we are asking folks to choose food packets and plastic when possible. Money to purchase fresh fruit is always welcome. Make checks out to St John’s and write Backpack food in memo or drop off Aldi or Cub gift cards at church. Let’s make [...]

2019-04-10T16:17:37-05:00November 9th, 2017|

Children Youth and Family Activities

Sunday School from 9:15-10 a.m. (ages 3 - 6th grade) Adult Sunday School, 9:15 a.m. (fellowship hall) - a new opportunity for Bible study based on the Sunday's Gospel text. A great place to continue exploring your faith, and an even better place to strengthen relationships with mentors in the congregation. Homework House Tuesdays from 3:10-5 p.m.  Middle and high school students can hang out with friends from the community each Tuesday in the lounge to work on homework. Brunch and Bible Study —Sundays from 11:10-noon: Middle and high school youth are invited to stick around after the service to dive into God’s [...]

2019-03-22T15:38:32-05:00September 5th, 2018|

Loaves & Fishes—Monday, March 25, 5:00 p.m.

Volunteers from St. John’s are needed to serve the evening meal on March 25 for the guests of Loaves & Fishes at St. Stephen’s on Clinton Avenue. Please contact the church office or Marlene Holden (612-927-6369) if you are available to help. Thank you!

2019-03-29T14:49:04-05:00January 26th, 2019|

Scholastic Book Fair

Come and visit our Scholastic Book Fair in St. John’s Lounge, March 19-21 from 7:30am to 6:00pm. The Child Care earns lots of free books to restock our classroom libraries when people purchase books at our fair! St. John’s Child Care

2019-03-22T15:40:17-05:00February 12th, 2019|

OneSight Foundation

Missionary Circle will be learning about OneSight -- a foundation that brings eye exams and glasses to people who lack access to vision care locally and around the world. Everyone is welcome to meet with the Circle at noon on Wednesday, March 6 in the lounge at St. John's. Bring a bag lunch! Dessert is provided.

2019-03-15T13:45:02-05:00February 20th, 2019|

Homework House and Bible Brunch

Homework House Tuesdays from 3:10-5 p.m. Middle and high school students can hang out with friends from the community every Tuesday in the lounge to work on homework. Brunch and Bible Study Sundays from 11:10-noon Middle and high school youth are invited to stick around after the service to dive into God’s word and some bagels. Learn why the Bible is relevant to your life and contemporary social justice issues. We’ll meet upstairs.

2019-03-15T13:50:06-05:00September 5th, 2018|

St. John’s is partnering with the Wayzata Community Church…

... in their very exciting summer camp program. This summer they will be using Chi Rho Center during the months of June and July August. They will also be using the retreat center for small group Bible study during the fall and winter of 2019. As part of our efforts to "get to know you better," some members of their congregation, including their council president, attended worship services at St. John's on January 20. They enjoyed the experience very much. They REALLY liked our big rolls and doughnuts at coffee hour. On Sunday, January 27, some members of the Chi [...]

2019-02-12T20:47:40-05:00February 12th, 2019|