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Posted on: November 7, 2018

Worship

SUNG COMPLINE

Every Thursday at 7pm enjoy music by local vocal ensembles. Incense is used.

CHILDREN’S PAGEANT

Children of all ages (and adults) join in our “no rehearsals” pageant performed on Sunday, December 23 at 10am. Just come to the Gym at 9am.

CHRISTMAS WORSHIP

On Monday, December 24 at 4pm enjoy a musical prelude beginning at 3:30pm and 9:30pm. Nursery care is available at the 4pm service for birth-4 years.

Christmas Day worship will be Tuesday, December 25 at 10am.

Music

FESTIVAL OF NINE LESSONS AND CAROLS

Scriptures and Christmas Music will be led by all the St. John’s choirs on Sunday, December 16 at 4pm. A festive reception will follow. Nursery care is available for children birth-4 years old.

Formation

UNKNOWING AND THE CHRISTIAN LIFE: FAITH FORMATION SERIES FOR ADVENT 2018 

Faith, hope, and love abide, the apostle Paul wrote—but he didn’t mention certainty. While Advent is a season of hope, the Christian life is often a matter of living forward in hope, but without certainty. The Sunday morning forums this Advent address the theme of uncertainty as the atmosphere in which we regularly walk. Join us in the Fireside Room at 9am for these talks:

December 2: Unknowing and Faith. Does faith mean imagining we’re certain when we’re not?  Dr. Mark McInroy of the University of St. Thomas leads a discussion of faithfulness in the absence of certainty.

December 9: Unknowing and God.“We believe,” we proclaim every Sunday, but we confess things about God that we can’t demonstrate or prove. Dr. Paula Cooey of Macalester University leads a discussion of hope and the question of God.

December 16: Unknowing and the Future. Advent is a season of hope—but different Christians seem to look forward to very different futures! The Rev. Terry DiNovo leads a discussion on different ways of understanding hope as we wait for God’s future.

December 23: Unknowing and Christ. As we prepare for the celebration of Christ’s birth, we’re aware of lively questions about the significance of Jesus of Nazareth. Rector Rev. Jered Weber-Johnson leads a discussion of how we might negotiate those questions faithfully.

Fellowship


ADVENT WREATH MAKING & POP-UP SHOP

On Sunday, December 2 join us for advent wreath making following the 10am worship. This event is fun for all ages as we make advent wreaths and prepare ourselves for the birth of Christ. Refreshments and all materials are provided. To RSVP contact Jean Hansen at rjhansen3128@gmail.com by November 25.

Shop the Pop-up Market after the 8am and 10am worships. Holy Apostles will sell crafts and eggrolls. Give Us Wings, our partner with St John’s Clinic Kayoro, will also host a stand. Come shop for Christmas.


PARISH CHRISTMAS PARTY

Drop in anytime on Saturday, December 8 from 5:30-8pm in the Gym for the St. John the Evangelist Christmas Party. Top Chefs from St. John’s will be serving small plates/hearty appetizers. Vegetarian, dairy free and gluten free available. Guests can sample all the stations and then mingle at tables. Please bring a dessert to share.
Childcare is provided, but please RSVP to the nursery at nursery@stjohnsstpaul.org.

HANGING OF THE GREENS 

Join us Wednesday, December 12 at 6pm for the annual Hanging of the Greens. We’ll all decorate the church inside and out with Christmas greens, then come together for food and fellowship.
You can make a donation to the cost of the greens in memory of a loved one or in honor of someone special.