BIBLE STUDY this week meets with Pastor Mark on Wednesday, April 26 at 6:30 p.m. only in St. John's lounge. Text for study is Acts 6:1-7:2a; 44-60 (the reading for Sunday, April 30). All are welcome!
SUNDAY SCHOOL classes will resume on Sunday, April 23 at 9:00 a.m.! Come to Sunday school before worship at 9:00 a.m. for music, Bible stories and crafts. Nursery care is offered for those up to age six during worship each Sunday. Activity bags can also be found in the narthex.
A FORUM will be held in Fellowship Hall following worship on Sunday, April 30 to inform, generate interest, and advance the growth of St. John’s 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, [...]
ST. JOHN’S BOOK CLUB is beginning again! Members and friends of St. John’s of all ages are invited to meet in the lounge on Sunday, April 30 at 12:00 p.m. to discuss “A Man Called Ove,” by Fredrik Backman. A light lunch will be provided. Please contact Jennifer Burdick with any questions—email@example.com or 651-636-0899. Happy reading!
Today I am overwhelmed at the gift of God. I don’t necessarily mean the gifts that God continuously gives, which are truly astounding. But rather that God in and of God’s self is a gift. God sees me. God knows the darkest parts of my heart and soul. God does not cast a blind eye to my moments of shame and embarrassment pretending to NOT see them, but God sees me utterly, completely, crystal clear. And nonetheless God chooses to come to me. God knows that I cannot and will continuously choose to not come to God, and BECAUSE of [...]
ST. JOHN’S ORATORIO CHORUS will perform FAURE REQUIEM Sunday, May 21 at 2:00 pm in St. John's Sanctuary. Peder Flaten Organ Stephanie Claussen Harp Sophie Amelkin Soprano Gerry Schmidt Baritone Samuel Grace Conductor Download a poster here! FAURE REQUIEM Sunday Rehearsals (6:30-8:30pm) April 2, 9, 23, 30 [NO Rehearsal April 16. Easter Sunday] May 7, 14 [FYI - Mothers Day is 5/14] Performance Week: Thursday, May 18, 7:00-10:00pm [Dress Rehearsal] Sunday, May 21, 1pm call, 2:00pm Performance For more information please contact Sam Grace, firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-827-4406.
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 [...]
Missionary Circle met on Wednesday, March 1 with Ann Paulson, St. John's accompanist and office assistant as speaker on the topic of her calling. Betty Johnson brought a lovely dessert and agreed to share her recipe for Cafe Latte Turtle Cake. You will love it!
CHILI BOWL! 2nd Annual St. John’s Chili Competition Sunday was a great success! Over $300 was donated to support St. John's food and backpack program for families of Ramsey school. Eight people brought their best chili and the winner was Jeanne Tuvey. She has agreed to share her recipe for white chili. Thank you to everyone who participated.
"It really does make a difference” is one of the comments from the social workers at Ramsey Middle School. We want to continue to make a difference for these families. When you go shopping for your family, remember the Ramsey families also. We have added a couple of new items—canned corn and peanut butter. Our backpack foods include rice, canned tuna or chicken, canned fruit, mac & cheese and cereal (Cheerios, Rice Krispies and Mini-Wheats). Cash donations are also used to purchase fresh fruit and any items we are short of. Bruegger's Bagels at 46th & Nicollet donates bagels also [...]