St. John’s Blog


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|

Wednesday Evening Education and Thursday Morning too!

Pastor Mark continues to host Bible Studies each Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. and 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!      

September 6th, 2016|

Next Community Meal — February 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|

Metropolitan Boys Choir & Metropolitan Men’s Choir

Concert will be held at St. John's Sunday, February 26 at 3:00 pm Free will offering

February 19th, 2015|

St. John’s Retreat for Women

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.      

November 24th, 2016|

December 21 Christmas Caroling!

Please join us on Wednesday, December 21 at 6:15 pm when our Caroling Service will be carried into the community visiting our homebound members. Then gather back at church at 8:00 pm for cookies and more singing. Everyone who likes to sing is welcome! Last year this event lots of fun.

December 19th, 2016|

Advent Midweek Meals and Services

Please join us at St. John's on the Wednesdays in Advent. On November 30 and December 7 and 14 dinner is served from 5:45 - 6:45 pm and will be followed by Holden Evening Prayer at 7:00 pm. December 21 no dinner will be served. Our Caroling Service will be carried into the community.  Invite friends...neighbors!

November 5th, 2016|

Handel’s Messiah: December 10 & 11

Enrich your holiday season with performance of a musical masterpiece! For 27 years, the St. John’s Music Series has presented free performances of Handel's Messiah, featuring the St. John’s Oratorio Chorus, professional orchestra, and distinguished guest soloists under the direction of Samuel Grace. Performances: Saturday, December 10, 7:00pm Sunday, December 11, 4:00pm Riley Svatos, Soprano Sara Fanucchi, Mezzo-Soprano Craig Lemming, Tenor Chandler Molbert, Bass The St. John’s Music Series is dedicated to offering these performances to the public at no charge. A free will offering will be taken to help offset production costs. View or download the Messiah poster here. [...]

September 5th, 2016|

The Holiday Bazaar returns!

THE 2016 HOLIDAY BAZAAR will be held at St. John's during the receptions for Handel's Messiah on Saturday, Dec. 10 and Sunday, Dec. 11, as well as during fellowship on Sunday morning, Dec.11. Plan to purchase baked goods and other food items for the holidays and support the Missionary Circle

November 23rd, 2015|


Poinsettias will again adorn the chancel and narthex for our Christmas services. You may order plants after worship on Sunday, December 11 Or, if you prefer, you may provide the information below to the church office, by phone or by email and send payment to the church office. The cost will be $15 per poinsettia. Name: ________________________________ In Memory of: __________________________ In Honor of: ____________________________ Number of Poinsettias Ordered: ____________ Please check one: ___Pick-up ___For Homebound In order to meet our florist’s deadline, all poinsettia orders must be received no later than Tuesday, December 13 by noon.

December 9th, 2016|