In June the Missionary Circle will meet on the second Wednesday of the month, June 14 at noon at Marj Sethna's home. Nokomis Square is located at 5015 35Th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55417. The meeting is potluck with Elaine Taylor bringing dessert.
A WOMEN’S EVENING RETREAT with gentle yoga, supper, and listening practice is planned for Wednesday, June 14 from 6:00-8:30 p.m. at St. John’s. Members, friends and neighbors are welcome! A special guest will provide music for meditation. A free-will offering will contribute to costs. Please help us plan by registering with St. John's church office, 612-827-4406 (may leave a message - prompt 1) or email@example.com, by Sunday, June 11. Or just come - all are welcome! Questions? Contact Anna Carlson (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ann Paulson (email@example.com).
Blessed 2 Be South Minneapolis Day Camp June 19 - 23, 2017 Come and learn about how we are blessed by God to be a blessing in the world through music, story, art, play, field trips, and more! What: A progressive ecumenical experience offering faith formation in a fun, safe, Christcentered and relational setting. Worship, crafts, games, lunch and field trips. When: June 19 - 23, 9am-4pm, M-F Where: Bethel Lutheran Church, 4120 17th Ave S, Minneapolis MN 55407 Who: Entering K - Entering 8th graders Cost: $25 per camper, $60 max for families. Make checks payable to First Congregational [...]
ST. JOHN’S BOOK CLUB will meet to discuss Jodi Picoult's newest book, Small Great Things, on Sunday, July 9 at 11:30 a.m. in St. John's lounge/library (please note date change). This book tackles prejudice, race, privilege, and social justice. Please contact Jennifer Burdick with any questions, firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-636-0899. The group is still forming, so mark your calendar and come, join the discussion! Happy reading!
The Tenth Triennial Convention of Women of the ELCA will be held July 11-13, 2017, in Minneapolis, Minn. The triennial convention is the highest legislative authority within the organization. Visitors are welcome at the Tenth Triennial Convention, and a special visitors seating area will be available. No advance registration is needed in order to attend the convention. Name tags for visitors will be available outside the convention hall. Meta Herrick Carlson, a pastor at Zion Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, will lead Bible study at the Tenth Triennial Convention, July 11-13. Download Coloring Devotionals!
St. John's Lutheran Church and St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church will worship together at Lake Harriet on Labor Day Weekend Sunday, September 3 at 10:00 am. Of course, everyone is welcome. Please invite your friends and families to attend!
Celebrate a special day in your life or memorialize or honor a loved one by ordering altar flowers. You are welcome to take home the beautiful arrangements after worship on Sunday. Please sign up on the chart located on the bulletin board outside of Fellowship Hall. The cost of the two arrangements is currently $30. (Make checks payable to St. John’s and write “Flowers” in the memo line.) There are still several dates open on the 2017 flower chart.
BIBLE STUDIES with Pastor Mark will resume in September. Check back soon for information about summer education opportunities! If you would like to study the Sunday texts on your own, the Lectionary Readings can be found listed in The Messenger newsletter.
On June 1st some of the staff surprised me with a cake to celebrate my 20th anniversary of ordination. That was a lovely gesture. Thank you, guys! While we ate cake, Ann Paulson asked me whether I have Bible verses that have been foundational to my ministry. I honestly had never really thought about it before, but I discovered that I did have not just one but three immediately come to mind -- and I believe they have truly been foundational to not only my career but to my life as a baptized child of God. Hebrews 12: 1-2a Therefore, [...]
Would you like to learn more? Download the PowerPoint presentation about Reforming the Foundation. Please be sure to remember St. John’s Foundation in your will! We solicit your gifts realizing that there could be substantial tax savings for your estate as well as great satisfaction to you knowing that your assets will continue to provide support for God’s work in the world through St. John’s Lutheran Church. If you have already remembered us we would like to say a HUGE THANK YOU! For learning more about the foundation, if you have questions, or are interested in donating please call the [...]