Welcome Statement: St. John's is a Reconciling in Christ congregation that celebrates and cares for all people. As followers of Christ, who calls us to reconciliation and wholeness through baptism, the members of St John’s Lutheran Church welcome all who are seeking God. We affirm that this reconciliation extends to people of all gender identities and sexual orientations. We welcome members of the LGBTQ+ community as well as those who may have been excluded because of other human distinctions. We strive to live as a welcoming people in our life together and our outreach to the community. Our doors are [...]
Pastor Mark Tiede has returned from visiting India with Lutheran Partners in Global Ministry. Ask him about his trip! Come a few minutes early for a musical prelude. Worship includes Holy Communion and special music every Sunday. Stay for fellowship over donuts and coffee.
So, once again this year the midweek Lenten Worship services will be contemplative in nature. Soup is served (free will offering) at 5:00-5:45 p.m. in the fellowship hall, and worship starts at 6 p.m. in the chapel. Each week worshippers will enter the worship space in silence and in near darkness and wait. We will sing a little, hear readings, pray together, sit in intentionally long moments of silence, and bask in the peace and presence of Christ. I sincerely hope you come and have a deeply moving experience of Encountering the Cross of Christ, a continual unfolding event in [...]
On Friday, March 15th, from 5:30-7 p.m., join us for a night of healthy food and exercise in the new year. Sarah Dutton from Mad Hatter Wellness will guide us through some family-friendly Yoga. Her organization’s mission is to “provide learning opportunities that empower people of all abilities with knowledge and skills to make joyful, healthy choices,” and that’s exactly what she’ll be helping us do on March 15th! We’ll also make pita pizzas, and we’ll have time for crafts and other activities. This is a free-will offering event. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat if you have [...]
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 [...]
Pastor Mark has decided to indeed lead a Bible study during Lent: "Baptized, We Live - Lutheranism As a Way of Life," Wednesdays at 6:35 p.m. (following midweek worship) and Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. beginning March 13. All are welcome to join the conversation!
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!
Our amazing childcare families are partnering with us to replenish the food shelf at Justice Page Middle School. Justice Page Middle School is very grateful for our offer to replenish their family food shelf in March! This will be a blessing prior to Spring Break. The Spring Break food shelf drive is in addition to our regular drop off of 15 backpacks. Together with our childcare families, let’s restock the food shelf with: -Bagged rice -Bagged beans -Applesauce -Canned fruit -Pasta Noodles -Mac and Cheese -Ravioli -Spaghetti Sauce We ask that donations be in by Sunday 3/17. 2019 Delivery [...]
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
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.