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Posted on: August 8, 2017

Worship

GATHERING SUNDAY: Sunday, September 10
Join us to reconnect with your church family as we return to our fall programming. We’ll celebrate and eat together at our Connection Fair and Parish Potluck.
Following 10am worship in the Gym

PEACE SUNDAY: Sunday, September 24
Come respond to violence with prayer, adding our intentions to those around the world. We’ll end by blessing the Peace Pole and recommitting to work for justice and peace.
At 10am worship

BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS: Sunday, October 8
Bring your pet to this Eucharist for all creatures great and small. A reception with treats for animals and humans will follow.
5pm in the Holly Garden (or in the Gym if it rains)

FEAST OF ALL SOULS EUCHARIST: Thursday, November 2
Remember all our departed loved ones at this Eucharist, with special music and reading from the Book of the Names of the Dead.
7pm in the Church

ALL SAINTS SUNDAY: Sunday, November 5
Commemorate all saints, known and unknown. 10am Eucharist will be a festive service with baptisms.
For info on baptism for yourself or a child: email jered.weberjohnson@stjohnsstpaul.org

 

Formation

FAITH FORMATION HOUR FOR ALL: 9am every Sunday
•  “Sharing Our Stories” Youth & Adult Formation begins September 10. Meets in the Fireside Room.
•  “Children’s Faith Connections” for age 5-6th grade begins September 17. Meets in the Gym. Click here to register.

YOUTH MINISTRY for GRADES 7-12: Every Wednesday, beginning September 13
Click here to register. Or learn more about the Journey to Adulthood youth ministry program by clicking here.
6:30pm, starting in the Gym Kitchen

 

BASICS CLASSES: Sundays, Oct 1-Nov 19
“The Basics” is an eight-week faith formation series offered to all, and required for parishioners marking a significant transition in the church (e.g. baptism, confirmation, membership, marriage).
At 11:30am in the Fireside Room. Lunch is served.
To sign up: email Lea Anne Schmidt, leaanne.schmidt@stjohnsstpaul.org

 

Music

ADULT CHOIR RETREAT: Saturday, September 9
A great way for new and returning singers to enjoy a day together and to become familiar with the anthems, especially if you’d like to join the choir but can’t attend every Wednesday rehearsal.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1917 Logan Ave, Minneapolis

MINNESOTA YOUTH MUSIC FESTIVAL: Saturday, November 4
Our singers in 2nd-6th grade will be participating in this exciting event! Children’s Choir learned the music last spring. Additional rehearsals will be scheduled, too.
St. Mark’s Cathedral,  519 Oak Grove St, Minneapolis

CHOIR REHEARSALS
Handbell Choir: Tuesdays 5:45pm, beginning September 5.
Adult Choir: Sundays 9am and Wednesdays 7:15pm, beginning September 13.
Youth Choir for grades 7-12: Wednesdays 5:30pm, beginning September 13.
Children’s Choir: now part of Children’s Faith Connections (see “Formation” above).

 

Outreach

FIRST NATIONS KITCHEN: Sunday, November 5
Come serve with us to provide free indigenous meals to our neighbors. Shifts needed:
•  Food prep:  1:30-3:30pm
•  Dining room setup: 4-5pm
• Dinner service: 5-6:30pm
•  Cleanup: 6:15-7:30pm
3044 Longfellow Ave, Minneapolis
Sign up: email Margaret Thor,  margaretcthor@gmail.com

CHILI BOWL COOK-OFF: Sunday, November 19
Eat together at the 6th Annual Chili Bowl Cook-off. Enter your best red, white, or vegetarian chili. Or come taste all the entries and vote on your favorites. Sides and beverages provided. Admission is a cash donation to the Hearts to Homes ministry.
After 10am worship in the Gym
To enter a chili: email Holly Weinkauf, betterwein@gmail.com

 

Connection

CROCUS HILL COFFEE HOUR: Thursday, September 7
We invite all St. John’s members and especially ministry leaders to come build relationships with the Crocus Hill preschool families. At this coffee hour, we’ll welcome them back for the school year.
8:30-10am in the Fireside Room

RAMSEY HILL HOME TOUR: Thursday, September 14
Get to know our neighbors and share our historic church with them. In the spirit of being the church of the open door, we are part of the 2017 Ramsey Hill Home Tour. Parishioners will be on hand to provide tours of our beautiful worship space, Compline will be held at 7pm, and light refreshments will be served to our guests.
3pm-8pm in the Church
To volunteer as a host: email Libby Snelson, easesq@snelsonlaw.com or email Lea Anne Schmidt,  leaanne.schmidt@stjohnsstpaul.org
To sign up to take the tour: www.ramseyhill.org

NOONDAY PRAYERS & OWLs LUNCHEON: Tuesday, October 17
Everyone is invited to Noonday Prayers at 12 noon in the Chapel.

Following the service, the clergy and staff of St. John’s invite the OWLs  (all who self-identify as Older, Wiser Laity) to a luncheon & program. We will explore “Privilege, Gratitude, and Faith,” especially as it relates to race, gender, class, and age. Please make sure to RSVP for the luncheon.
12:30pm luncheon & 1pm program in the Fireside Room
To RSVP: call the church office, 651-228-1172 x10

Please note: Noonday Prayers & OWLs Luncheons will be held on TUESDAYS this year.

 

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