During Lent come to worship at St. John's when each Sunday is a little Easter! The Sunday service begins at 10:00 am and includes Communion. You are invited to stay for fellowship and donuts! See The Messenger for details.
Come for worship February 14 at 7:00 p.m! There will be special music by St. John's Choir.
St. John’s Community Meal Saturday, February 24 at noon. Please contact the church office if you can help set up, cook, serve or clean up. There is also a sign-up sheet posted outside Fellowship Hall. Thank you for your help!
St. John’s will be preparing this meal at St. Stephen’s on Clinton Avenue as one of the TRUST congregations who cook and serve for Loaves and Fishes on the fourth Monday, six times a year. If you would like to know more about serving the community in this way, please ask Marlene Holden. (612-927-6369). Your help is very much appreciated!
TWO SPECIAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETINGS will be held here Sunday, January 28 beginning at 11:15 a.m. The first, for the purpose of adopting a ministry budget for 2018. Copies of the proposed budget are available in Fellowship Hall today for your review. The second, to vote on revisions to our St. John’s constitution in alignment with changes in the model constitution adopted at the last ELCA church-wide assembly. A council member will be available during Fellowship Hour to facilitate conversation concerning the changes.
Sunday, January 28 All 6-12th grade youth and friends are invited to join Judson Memorial Baptist and St. John's Lutheran youth for our TRUST Youth Group "Winter Meet-Up"! WHAT: LUNCH, SERVICE & SLEDDING! WHEN: Sunday, JANUARY 28, 12 noon2:30/3PM (Come when you can; leave when you need to!) WHERE: Judson Memorial Baptist Church, 4101 Harriet Ave. S. & Lyndale Farmstead Park, 40th and Bryant Ave. S. WHY: because eating, having fun, meeting new kids and being of service are cool! BRING: WARM clothes and something to sled with! $5 donation to help with sandwich fixings!
Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint, a memoir by Nadia Bolz Weber, will be the next book for discussion on Sunday, January 14 at 11:30 at St. John's. Grab some coffee in fellowship hall and join the conversation!
I recently happened upon an excellent description of our liturgical church year in general and of the liturgical season of Advent in particular within the ELCA’s worship resource titled Sundays and Seasons. The author writes: “The cycle of the (entire) church year orders our time in Christian community around the central mystery of our faith: the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Our experience of this mystery, however, is not linear—a simple narrative path from beginning to end. Our lives are full of endings and beginnings happening all at once, interspersed with waiting, lament, and hope. The ‘now-and-not-yet’ nature [...]
Please note: No forum will be held this Thursday, November 30. In October and November Wednesdays at 6:30 PM and Thursdays at 10 AM for 1 hour Pastor Mark Tiede is teaching an 8-session forum on Rev. Martin Luther and the Reformation. These studies are specifically to help us build more familiarity with who Luther was, what he taught and why it is not just a story from 500 years ago but also how he is still influencing our lives today 500 years later. Together we’ll explore: 1. Jesus is God’s Best Idea Ever (Luther’s “Salvation by Grace through Faith [...]
The Elizabethan Syngers will be performing at St. John's on Friday, December 1, 2017 at 7:30 pm, directed by our own Samuel Grace. The Elizabethan Syngers is dedicated to performing music of and inspired by The Renaissance. The ensemble is currently one of the longest performing musical ensembles at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival and a favorite among festival patrons. Tickets: $15 general, $12 students and seniors. Don't miss this exciting concert! For more information, visit The Elizabethan Syngers.