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. This Sunday, November 17, Marcia (Dowling) Dragt will be hosting a Domestic Violence Awareness forum during fellowship time. Marcia is a member of Domestic Violence Awareness and Action (DVAA) who will be sharing her story along with addressing the question of 'Why does she stay?' She will also have information on ways St. John's and its members can ‘Break the Silence and help stop the pain of Domestic Abuse.’
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.
Worship at 6:30pm with special music from the choir. Help is needed for the Thanksgiving Eve pie social following the service on November 27! Please sign up in the Fellowship Hall, or let the church office know if you can bring a pie and/or help serve and clean up. (Servers get to sample all the pies first - yum!) Contact Jennifer Burdick with any questions. Thank you!
Plan to attend the St. John's Oratorio Chorus and Orchestra performance of Handel's Messiah on Saturday, December 14 at 7:00pm and Sunday, December 15 at 4:00pm. You will not be disappointed!
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, [...]
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
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 [...]
for Handel's "Messiah" continue on Sunday evenings from 6:30-8:30 through December 8th, with a Thanksgiving break on December 1. There will be a full dress rehearsal on Thursday, December 12 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Performances will be Saturday, December 14 at 7:00 p.m. & Sunday, December 15 at 4:00 p.m at St. John's. Come and meet our new director, Kira Winter!
We’re in the midst of a wonderful year of music-making at St. John’s! All are welcome and encouraged to join. Contact Kira with thoughts or questions—firstname.lastname@example.org St. John’s Choir - 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays St. John’s Bells - 6:00 p.m., Wednesdays as announced St. John Brass - 6:45 p.m., Wednesdays as announced Follow St. John's Facebook page also for updates, announcements, etc.