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Posted on: August 15, 2018

Homecoming

HOMECOMING SUNDAY CELEBRATION & LUNCH
11:15am Sunday, October 14 in the Gym
We’ll celebrate the successes of our sabbatical, the return of the Weber-Johnson family, and the resumption of all our fall programming. Come enjoy food and conversation together. Lunch will be provided by the church; you may bring dessert if you like.

Worship

SUNG COMPLINE
7pm Thursdays beginning September 6 in the Choir Stalls
A candlelit service of psalms, chanting, and mystery, led by local vocal ensembles. Incense is used.

PEACE SUNDAY
Sunday, September 23, 10am
Respond to violence with prayer, for the United Nations International Day of Peace.

BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS
Sunday, October 7, 5pm in the garden on the north side of the church
Bring your pets for a blessing at this service in honor of St. Francis.

ALL SAINTS SUNDAY
Sunday, November 4, 10am
A festive service with baptisms.
For info on baptism: contact Susan Moss at susan.moss@stjohnsstpaul.org

Music

ADULT CHOIR RETREAT
Saturday, September 8, 9am-5pm
St. Paul’s Lake of the Isles, Minneapolis
Reconnecting and getting a head start on our repertoire. If you’re interested in singing with the choir, it’s a great way to get started!
To attend the retreat or learn more: contact director Richard Gray at rlgray3@me.com

CHOIR REHEARSALS RESUME
Adult Choir: 9am Sundays and 7:15pm Wednesdays, beginning September 5.
Handbell Choir: 5:45pm Tuesdays, beginning September September 18 September 25 — please note new date.
Youth Choir (grades 7-12): 5:30pm Wednesdays, beginning September 19 September 26 — please note new date.
To join a choir or learn more: contact director Richard Gray at rlgray3@me.com

EVENSONGS
Sunday, October 21, 4pm in the Church
Sunday, November 18, 4pm at Episcopal Church Homes

FEAST OF ALL SOULS EUCHARIST
Thursday, November 1, 7pm in the Choir Stalls
Remember all our departed loved ones at this Eucharist with special music: William Byrd’s “Mass for Five Voices.”

Faith Formation

Adult and Youth Faith Formation Series
“HOLDING SCRIPTURE CAPTIVE:
USING & MISUING THE BIBLE IN OUR CONTEMPORARY WORLD”
9am Sundays September 9—October 7 in the Fireside Room
Differing stances on issues such as immigration, poverty, race relations, and climate change have appealed to the Bible for support. Yet some of these so egregiously oppose the overarching themes of the Bible that it seems Scripture has been held captive to serve an agenda.
In this series, local scholars will examine how Scripture is deployed in our society to support a wide variety of causes, and offer resources for interpreting the Bible as it addresses topics that shape our contemporary world.

Sept. 9: Immigration – Dr. Ruben Rivera, Bethel University
Sept. 16: Gender Issues – Dr. Amy Marga, Luther Seminary
Sept. 23: Race Relations – Dr. Paula Cooey, Macalester College (Emerita)
Sept. 30: Climate Change – Dr. Cara Anthony, University of St. Thomas
Oct. 7: Poverty – Dr. Amy Levad, University of St. Thomas
Oct. 14: Reflections and Connections: A Community Dialogue for Interpreting Scripture (facilitated by Dr. Neil Elliott)


CHILDREN’S FAITH CONNECTIONS & GODLY PLAY FOR GRADES K-6
Sundays beginning September 16
Children will come to know and experience God’s love, explore different ways to practice their faith, learn music together, and explore Bible stories using a multi-sensory approach. Parents, please drop children off in the Undercroft by 8:50am.
9am: Grades K-3 meet for Godly Play and grades 4-6 meet for Faith Formation.
9:30am: Grades 4-6 transition to music formation.
10am: Grades K-3 transistion to music formation and grades 4-6 join thir families for worship.
(On the 1st Sunday of each month, there is no Godly Play; all children meet for music formation and sing an anthem during the service.)
To register your child: visit www.tinyurl.com/SJEkids18
To get more information: contact Jean Hansen at rjhansen3128@gmail.com.

YOUTH GROUP FOR GRADES 7-12
6:30pm Wednesdays beginning September 19
Everyone gathers for dinner, then breaks into smaller groups for the Journey to Adulthood faith formation curriculum.
To register your youth: visit www.tinyurl.com/SJEyouth18

ST. JOHN’S LIBRARY OPEN HOUSE
Sunday, October 7 after 8am & 10am worship in the Library
The library committee has been working hard reorganizing our space and invites you to come see the results. Relax, refresh your mind, and restore your spirit. Financial donations are welcomed too so the library can continue to grow and meet your spiritual needs.

BASICS CLASSES
11:15am Sundays October 7-November 11 in the Fireside Room
Learn about the church, living a balanced spiritual life, and growing in community. All parishioners welcome; required for those joining the church or participating in a sacrament (such as marriage or baptism). Lunch is served.
To join or get more information: contact Lea Anne Schmidt at leaanne.schmidt@stjohnsstpaul.org

SHAPE: SPIRITUAL GIFTS DISCOVERY WORKSHOP
Saturday, November 10, 9am-1pm in the Fireside Room
SHAPE helps us find ways that we can be fulfilled in serving others. Explore your own passions and experience, then meet with a trained consultant who will focus on your personal profile to help identify opportunities to use your spiritual gifts.
To RSVP or learn more: contact Lea Anne Schmidt at leaanne.schmidt@stjohnsstpaul.org

 

Connection

CROCUS HILL COFFEE HOUR
Thursday, September 6 from 8:30-10am in the Fireside Room
We invite all St. John’s members and especially ministry leaders to a coffee hour welcoming Crocus Hill Preschool families back to St. John’s on the first day of preschool this year.

DISCOVER ST. JOHN’S
Sunday, September 16, 11:15am in the Library
Open to all seekers and newcomers. If you know someone interested in St. John’s, invite them to this simple introduction to our church! We’ll answer questions, share what we’re about, and end with a brief tour of the building.

NOONDAY PRAYERS & OWLS LUNCHEON
Tuesday, October 16, 12 noon
Noonday Prayers in the Chapel for all, followed by lunch for those who identify as Older, Wiser Laity. With speaker Jered Weber-Johnson talking about his sabbatical. Please RSVP for the luncheon.
To RSVP: contact the church office at 651-228-1172 x10 or church@stjohnsstpaul.org

 

Outreach

CHILI BOWL COOK-OFF
Sunday, November 11, 11:15am in the Gym
Enter your best red, white, or vegetarian chili. Or come taste all the entries and vote on your favorites. All donations benefit our Hearts to Homes Ministry.
To enter a chili: contact Holly Weinkauf at betterwein@gmail.com

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