St. John’s Blog

Sunday School not meeting for now….

Sunday school will not meet at St. John's for next few Sundays. When it resumes, Sunday School is offered for children ages 3 through 5th grade Sunday mornings at 9:15 at St. John’s. Join with other St. John’s kids to hear God's word. All are welcome--bring a friend! Children are welcome to worship with their family at 10:00, also when that resumes. Nursery care for children ages 3 - 6 is also available during worship.

2020-05-08T14:25:52-05:00October 12th, 2016|

Thoughts from Pastor Mark… January 2020

Welcome to the new year! (Whew we made it!) Though we started 2019 with a bang, we also had those moments of frustrations and difficulties—especially in the administration side of things. Having 6 different bookkeepers between January and October (Angela, Barb, Angela, Stacy, Sarah, and Patty) caused many glitches within our financial management system. But after bringing in a consultant to assist us in fixing our financial management system and adding new safeguards to our methods of handling money, sending and receiving invoices, recording transactions, and creating reports, I believe we are well on our way to a system that will [...]

2020-03-18T16:23:27-05:00January 4th, 2020|

Loaves and Fishes Monday, September 23

Volunteers from St. John’s are needed at 2:30pm Monday to prepare the evening meal for over 80 guests at St. Stephen’s on ClintonAvenue. Please contact the church office or Marlene Holden (612-927-6369) if you are able to help. Thank you!

2019-09-27T17:06:42-05:00July 23rd, 2018|

Visit the Book Fair!

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday September 24, 25, 26 Join in sharing a love of reading with our St. John’s Child Care students at the Book Fair in the Lounge. It’s a great way to connect kids you know with books they want to read! Consider purchasing a book for one of our classrooms; teacher “Wish Lists” will be posted at the fair. We appreciate your dedication to creating lifelong readers. See you at our Book Fair open 7:00am to 6:00pm!

2019-09-27T17:07:22-05:00September 22nd, 2019|

Thanksgiving Eve at St. John’s

Worship at 6:30 p.m. with special music from the choir. Help is needed for the Thanksgiving Eve pie social following the service this Wednesday, November 27! Please sign up in the Fellowship Hall, or let the church office know if you can bring a pie and/or help serve and clean up. (Servers get to sample all the pies first - yum!) Contact Jennifer Burdick with any questions. Thank you!

2019-11-30T20:31:34-06:00November 18th, 2019|

A Sanctuary Church – What Does This Mean?

The Evangelical Lutheran Church of America has declared the church to be a sanctuary for refugees.  Jim and Karen McConkey from Mayflower Church (United Church of Christ) shared their personal experiences with asylum seekers sponsored by their church with the Missionary Circle at their October 2 meeting.  People interested in learning more and moving toward an understanding of 'what this means' for us are welcome to reach out to a Circle member for more on this conversation. Vicky Ercolani hosted the meeting; JoAnn Christopherson is Circle Chair.

2019-10-07T20:45:14-05:00September 22nd, 2019|

The Giving Tree – Thank You!

Each year St. John’s Child Care Center likes to take on a group giving project to help our children realize the importance of helping others in need. For the past 20 years, St. John’s Child Care Center and the congregation of St. John’s Church have worked together on this special project during Advent. This year we are once again partnered with our next door neighbors, Justice Page Middle School. Families have been identified by school social workers as "highly mobile/at risk" families. During winter break we assist those families to help make ends meet with food to prepare and gift [...]

2020-01-04T12:44:11-06:00November 9th, 2017|