St. John’s Blog

Loaves and Fishes Monday, July 23

Volunteers from St. John’s are needed to serve the evening meal for Loaves & Fishes at St. Stephen’s Today, Monday, July 23 at 5:00 p.m. Please contact Marlene Holden,612-927-6369 if you would like to help.

2018-07-27T11:36:29+00:00July 23rd, 2018|

Calling All of God’s Creatures!

Calling all of God’s creatures!  On July 15, Sunday morning worship at St. John's will feature a “Blessing of the Animals.” If you have a pet that you would like to receive a blessing for this service, you are welcome to bring him/her with you! Worship will take place outdoors at 9 a.m.; please consider the climate, space, and your pet’s temperament before bringing them along. If you do not feel comfortable bringing your pet, or if your pet does not do well around others, you are welcome to bring a photo for the blessing. If you have any questions, please ask the church office, [...]

2018-07-17T11:31:07+00:00July 3rd, 2018|

Reverend Mawein Ariik Sunday July 1

Come and hear REV. MAWIEN ARIIK, ELCA missionary, tell of his work with the newly established Reconciliation Lutheran Church Community Center and Clinic in Juba, South Sudan.   He will be at St. John’s for a Sunday forum on July 1 at 10:15 a.m., following 9 a.m. worship. A potluck meal will be shared to help raise funds for a plot of land for development of a second clinic in Alabeck, South Sudan. St. John’s Community and Neighborhood Committee has committed a $400 matching grant toward the $800 needed in order to purchase this land. All are welcome! 

2018-07-03T15:18:38+00:00June 28th, 2018|

Sunday, June 10 Worship at 9:00 am

ANNUAL MEETING of the Congregation and CELEBRATION of Ministries! On Sunday, June 10, we’ll take time to celebrate all that God has been accomplishing in, through, and among us. At this ‘celebration of ministries’ in St. John’s 135th year, we’ll share high- lights of our ministries, elect new council members, and fellowship together with a meal following the 9 a.m. worship hour. Pork sandwiches, chicken, and lemonade will be provided for the picnic; the congregation is invited to bring salads and desserts...some dish to share.

2018-06-22T14:01:18+00:00June 8th, 2018|

He is risen!

Easter season continues with Sunday worship services at 10:00 am. Every Sunday includes Holy Communion and celebratory music followed by fellowship and donuts!

2018-05-28T19:25:33+00:00March 31st, 2018|

Schubert in Love

In May 2018 SCHUBERT in Love - Mass No. 1 in F Major, D. 105 was performed by St. John's Oratorio Chorus, professional orchestra and soloists. The performance was a great success. Thank you to everyone who planned,  performed, attended, served, and contributed.

2018-07-11T11:34:39+00:00March 1st, 2018|

Book Group May 20

Join the St. John's book group in reading Killers of the Flower Moon, narrative non-fiction by journalist David Grann. You are invited to the discussion on Sunday, May 20, 2018. Grab some coffee in fellowship hall, then come and join the conversation in the lounge at 11:30 a.m.! Contact Jennifer Burdick with questions at or 612-226-5448.

2018-05-28T19:23:34+00:00January 21st, 2018|

Experience St. John’s Chi Rho Center!

Celebrate Memorial Day weekend exploring our camp and retreat area at Lake Sylvia, Annandale, MN. Enjoy the lake or lodge, join in games or projects; walk, relax, just have fun! Sunday, May 27, we serve a pancake breakfast towhich we invite the people who live by the lake. Stay a day or overnight in a cabin or ‘dorm’;please call the office to reserve a spot, or Bob or Marlene Holden (612-927-6369) with questions.

2018-07-11T10:42:28+00:00May 14th, 2018|

Lake Harriet Sunday, June 3, 2018

Come to the Lake Harriet Bandshell at 10:00 am.  St. John's and St. Thomas the Apostle are joining for this special worship service. The Minneapolis Brass led by Ron Hasselmann and a combined choir led by Sam Grace will participate. Bring friends, families, pets for a lovely morning. Pray for good weather!

2018-06-08T14:37:54+00:00May 14th, 2018|