Come to Easter Breakfast before worship at St. John's on Sunday, April 16! Pancakes, Sausage, Fresh Fruit, Coffee, Tea, Juice, and Milk will be served. Donations will support Chi Rho Camp & Conference Center. Breakfast will be followed by the Easter Egg Hunt when children fill their baskets. The Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ is celebrated with a service of Holy Communion. It will be a fun day!
ST. JOHN’S ORATORIO CHORUS will perform FAURE REQUIEM Sunday, May 21 at 2:00 pm in St. John's Sanctuary. Peder Flaten Organ Stephanie Claussen Harp Sophie Amelkin Soprano Gerry Schmidt Baritone Samuel Grace Conductor Download a poster here! FAURE REQUIEM Sunday Rehearsals (6:30-8:30pm) April 2, 9, 23, 30 [NO Rehearsal April 16. Easter Sunday] May 7, 14 [FYI - Mothers Day is 5/14] Performance Week: Thursday, May 18, 7:00-10:00pm [Dress Rehearsal] Sunday, May 21, 1pm call, 2:00pm Performance For more information please contact Sam Grace, firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-827-4406.
The third annual LENTEN RETREAT for St. John’s women and guests was at Chi Rho Center, Annandale in March. Pastor Katherine Nycklemoe of St. Stephen Lutheran, Bloomington guided the gathering with the practice of "listening" for God. The weekend included Yoga, rest, walks, companionship, healthy meals, and lots of sweatshirts!
During the first weekend of January, a group cancelled but I was able to fill one of the days with a local family who rented out the lodge. They were super excited to make future reservations to utilize the camp. During the last two weekends we had returning groups. One was a ladies’ group from a Twin Cities church. On the last weekend Pastor Orval continued a men's retreat tradition of over 10 years. They came from the local small town of Kingston: Kingston ALC. February is a busy month! Xiong and his family and friends will come for their [...]
Despite the rain on Saturday, Summerfest 2016 was a great success. During the storm we all went into the Dining Hall. Brian Pederson continued with song and his guitar in a corner. Food was brought indoors and buttered corn-on-the-cob was served immediately. However, four tents did blow over. Volunteers helped in every way imaginable all weekend and they deserve a huge thanks. The beanbag tournament was resumed when the sun returned. In a heated contest, the repeat winners were Pastor Mark and his son Lucas. When asked whom they beat, Lucas proudly exclaimed, "We beat everyone!" The outdoor worship on [...]
Camp Chi Rho is moving out of the busy Summertime into arrival of the late Summer and Fall groups. In September we welcome the Muslim Youth group over the Labor Day weekend for their 5th year out at camp. The following week brings a wedding group and local neighbors of the camp for their big day. Going into the last three weekends of September we welcome St. Joseph's women's retreat (13 people), St. Alberts women’s retreat (20 people), and Listen and Learn (20 people). So every week of September is covered with new and older groups. Plus during a couple [...]