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 [...]
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: November 2019 – socks, mittens, gloves (hats welcome too) 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.
Each year St. John’s Child Care Center likes to take on a group giving project to help our children realize the importance of helping others in need. For the past 20 years, St. John’s Child Care Center and the congregation of St. John’s Church have worked together on this special project during Advent. This year we are once again going to partner with our next door neighbors, Justice Page Middle School. Families have been identified by school social workers as "highly mobile/at risk" families. During winter break we will assist those families to help make ends meet with food to [...]
for Handel's "Messiah" continue on Sunday evenings from 6:30-8:30 through December 8th. There will be a full dress rehearsal on Thursday, December 12 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. In its 30th anniversary year, the Chorus will perform "Messiah" on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. & Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 4:00 p.m at St. John's. Come and meet our new director, Kira Winter!
YOUR GENEROSITY FEEDS THE HUNGRY! We've resumed the Page Food Backpack program at St. John's for 2019-2020, and the donation baskets are ready! The goal is to be able to give 15 backpacks of food each month of the school year to middle school families in need. The next delivery is scheduled for November 21. Thank you for all of your donations in October! Items requested for the monthly backpacks are: 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, mac and cheese, and brown [...]
TRUST Youth met Sunday, November 10, and went holiday gift shopping for Zoom House children. The next event is planned for January 10 - a mini lock-in, 5:30-10:30 p.m. Check back soon for more details. Youth grades 6-12 are welcome—invite a friend!
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.
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, [...]
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.