St. John’s Blog


SUNDAY SCHOOL classes will not be meeting the next three Sundays, April 2, 9 and 16 in conjunction with Minneapolis schools’ spring break and Easter. 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.

October 12th, 2016|

St. John’s Retreat for Women – Revised Schedule

A LENTEN RETREAT for St. John’s women and guests will be offered Friday evening and Saturday, March 10-11 at Chi Rho Center, Annandale.  We will continue to deepen the practice of “listening” with the help of Pastor Katherine Nycklemoe of St. Stephen Lutheran, Bloomington.  Please contact Ann ( or Anna ( for reservations or more information. Download this flyer for more info.      

November 24th, 2016|

Lenten Suppers and Worship

Please join us for supper and fellowship before the Wednesday night Lenten worship based on the service, “Behold Our Light,” which we also used in Advent. Soup will be served starting at 5:45 PM, with worship following at 7 PM. The five soup suppers will be on March 8, 15, 22, 29, and April 5. Volunteers are needed to set up and serve, to bring dessert, and to help clean up. Please see the sign-up sheet in Fellowship Hall or contact the church office.

February 21st, 2015|

Loaves and Fishes Monday, March 27

Volunteers from St. John’s will serve for Loaves & Fishes  Monday, March 27 at 5:00 p.m. If you can help or have questions, please call Marlene Holden at 612-927-6369. Members of St. John’s Lutheran Church cook or serve dinner for Loaves and Fishes at the St. Stephen’s site in Minneapolis on 22nd Street and Clinton Avenue on the 4th Monday of every other month. This is a wonderful ministry that connects people all over the Twin Cities.

March 10th, 2015|

Thursday Morning Bible Study

Pastor Mark continues to host Bible Studies  each Thursday morning at 10:00 a.m. in St. John’s lounge/ library. Discussion is based on the following Sunday’s texts (readings). Come and learn from one another; grow in and with the Word! During Lent, the Wednesday evening Bible Study is discontinued.  Come to worship every Wednesday at 7:00 pm instead!      

September 6th, 2016|

March Message from Pastor Mark Tiede

Dot 1 Growing our faith in Christ Jesus Dot 2 Growing our relationships with our holy family (St. John’s) Dot 3 Growing our relationships with our neighbors & friends (the world) Dot #1: Last September we embarked on a journey to explore this second of our four congregational values: Worshiping , Welcoming , Growing , and Serving .  Each month, committee members have been giving talks during the offering sharing the ways that their committee’s ministry itself has been an offering to God by giving life to our Growing value by providing opportunities for each of us to be Growing [...]

March 9th, 2017|

Caritas Vocal Ensemble

performs at St. John's on Sunday, April 9 at 4pm followed by dinner. This concert will benefit TRUST Parish Nurse Program. Tickets: $15 for concert, $25 for concert and dinner. Tickets for seniors: $10 for concert, $20 for concert and dinner Caritas Vocal Ensemble is a 9-person a capella choral group with a passion for singing and a desire to change the world through their benefit concerts.  You'll enjoy amazing vocal harmonies through their music, while raising money for an important cause.

February 16th, 2015|

Book Fair Grand Event March 14 – 16

Grandparents and other loved ones are very important in children’s lives, and we are celebrating a week just for them. Our school’s Grand Event Week recognizes the important role this audience can play in a child’s education. Because learning to read is the most important skill a child can learn, we’ve scheduled a special time for grandparents and other loved ones to celebrate reading during our Scholastic Book Fair. Book Fairs have always been about families and reading. We ask you, your families, and any grands or other loved ones to visit our Scholastic Book Fair and experience a celebration [...]

March 9th, 2017|

Celebrate 20 Years of ZOOM at this Year’s Gala March 18, 2017

Join us for this year’s ZOOM House “Come to the Table” fundraising gala! This year, we celebrate ZOOM’s 20th anniversary and the impact those twenty years have had to our community. The evening will include delicious food, live and silent auctions, a wine pull, fund-a-need opportunities, and other fun activities! We invite you to “Come to the Table” and celebrate all that makes ZOOM possible.   Doors open at 5:00 pm. Welcome and dinner at 6:45 pm. Individual Tickets: $75, if purchased by Feb. 10, $100 after Feb. 10 Host a table of 8- $1000 Minneapolis Marriott Northwest  7025 [...]

February 7th, 2017|

Next Community Meal — March 25

Sign up to Help! Come and Eat! St. John’s will host its monthly Community Meal at noon on February 25. Volunteers are needed to welcome guests, help prepare food and beverages, bus and wash dishes, and clean up. The time commitment is about two hours. If you are interested, please sign up on the poster outside Fellowship Hall or let the church office know.  

February 21st, 2015|