» Fall Events at St. John’s

Posted on: August 14, 2019


Sung Compline 

Thursdays at 7pm in the Chancel beginning September 5 

A candlelit service of chanting and prayer. Incense is used.


Peace Sunday

Sunday, September 22 at 10am

We’ll join with everyone around the world commemorating the United Nations International Day of Peace.


Blessing of the Animals

Sunday, October 6 at 5pm in the Holly Street Garden 

Bring your pets for a special blessing at this worship service in honor of St. Francis. A festive reception will follow.


Holy Eucharist for the Feast of St. Luke

Friday, October 18 at 8am in the Chancel

A solemn high Eucharist for the feast of St. Luke the Evangelist. 


Noonday Prayers

Tuesday, October 29 at 12 Noon in the Chancel

Take a moment out of your busy week for this service from the Book of Common Prayer.


Holy Eucharist for the Feast of All Souls

Thursday, October 31 at 7pm in the Chancel

A special service in remembrance of all our departed loved ones.


Baptism Sunday: All Saints Day 

Sunday, November 3

If you are considering baptism for yourself or a child, contact Jered Weber-Johnson at jered.weberjohnson@stjohnsstpaul.org. The preparations will include a rehearsal at church on Saturday, November 2.



Hearts to Homes Chili Bowl Cook-Off 

Sunday, November 10 at 11:15am in the Gym

Enter a crockpot of your best red, white, or vegetarian chili. Then we’ll all come together to eat and to  vote on our favorites. All donations benefit our Hearts to Homes ministry helping mentor families who have recently come out of homelessness. To enter a chili, contact Margaret Thor at margaret.thor@stjohnsstpaul.org.


First Nations Kitchen 

Sunday, September 22 at All Saints Episcopal Indian Mission 

Four times a year, we help this ministry serve indigenous food with a sense of welcome to all who come. Two shifts are available: 

1:30-4pm, food prep and setup:
chopping vegetables, cooking, andup the dining room.

5-7:30pm, dinner and cleanup: serving food, sharing conversation with guests, and dishes.

To help out, contact Margaret Thor at margaret.thor@stjohnsstpaul.org.



Choral Evensong for All Saints

Sunday, October 27 at 4pm in the Church

The Adult Choir directed by Richard Gray and with guest organist Christopher Stroh.


Choral Evensong

Sunday, November 17 at 4pm at Episcopal Homes


Adult Choir 

Rehearsals are Wednesdays at 7:15pm and Sundays at 9am, beginning Wednesday, September 4 in the Music Room.


Adult Choir Retreat 

Saturday, September 7 from 9am-3pm at Lake of the Isles Church


Handbell Choir

Rehearsals are Tuesdays at 5:30pm beginning Tuesday, October 1 in the Church.

To join a choir or to RSVP for the retreat, contact Richard Gray at richard.gray@stjohnsstpaul.org.




Adult Faith Formation 

Sundays at 9am in the Fireside Room beginning September 15


September: “Shaped by Liturgy” 

This series examines how our beliefs about God are formed in the context of Christianity as it is enacted in Liturgy.


October: “Faithful Stewards of God’s Bounty” 

Our four pledge campaign witnesses will discuss how Henri Nouwen’s book A Spirituality of Fundraising helped them connect their personal stories of faithful stewardship with the four Gospels appointed for the Sundays in October. 


November: “Seeing, Noticing, and Welcoming Eucharistic Symbols in the Media” 

This series will explore ways the symbols of Holy Eucharist unexpectedly appear in film, fine art, and television. 


CYF Center Open House

Sunday, September 8 at 9am in the CYF Center (formerly known as the Gathering Space)

Come to the lower level below the worship space to see our new Godly Play rooms and meet storytellers and volunteers! 


Youth Faith Formation for Grades 6-12

Wednesdays 5:30-8pm beginning September 11

Gather for open gym at 5:30pm and dinner at 6:30pm followed by programming. To register or learn more, contact cyf@stjohnsstpaul.org.


Children’s Faith Formation for Age 5-Grade 5

Sundays beginning September 15

From 9-10am, there will be activities available in the CYF Center (formerly known as the Gathering Space). Then Godly Play Sunday School will be offered from 10am until the Peace during worship, when kids will rejoin their caregivers in church. To register or learn more, contact cyf@stjohnsstpaul.org.


“The Basics” Classes

Sundays October 13-November 17 at 11:15am in the Fireside Room

Explore the basics of Christianity, the Bible, and the Episcopal Church. Lunch is served. RSVP to Lea Anne Schmidt at leaanne.schmidt@stjohnsstpaul.org.


Young(ish) Adults Book Study

Thursdays October 17-November 21 at 7:45pm in the Library

This group for parishioners in their 20s and 30s will be reading Rowan Williams’ book Being Disciples. To join, contact Jayan Nair at jtn.nair@gmail.com.


S.H.A.P.E. Spiritual Gifts Retreat

Saturday, November 2 from 9am-1pm in the Green Room

Each of us has a unique shape for ministry. Come to discover and consider your own spiritual gifts. RSVP to Lea Anne Schmidt at leaanne.schmidt@stjohnsstpaul.org.




Crocus Hill Preschool Families Coffee Hour

Thursday, September 4 from 8:30-10am in the Fireside Room

All parishioners, especially ministry leaders, are encouraged to come and welcome the caregivers of Crocus Hill Preschool kids back to a new school year at St. John’s.


Gathering Sunday

Sunday, September 8 at 11:15am in the Gym

We’ll celebrate the return of fall programming with a luncheon in the gym where we’ll eat together and enjoy conversation and new connections. The church will provide lunch; please bring a dessert to share. 


Young(ish) Adults Brunch Socials

After 10am worship on September 22, October 20, and November 17

Everyone in their 20s and 30s is encouraged to gather at Bon Vie Café for food and fellowship. An RSVP is preferred (contact Kevin at kdseitz77@gmail.com) but you can also simply drop in!


OWLs Luncheon

Tuesday, October 29 at 12:30pm in the Fireside Room

“Celebrate the City!” All who identify as Older, Wiser Laity are invited. Local writer Bill Lindeke will speak about St. Paul and his upcoming book. Please RSVP to the church by calling 651-228-1172 x10, or email church@stjohnsstpaul.org.  


Ramsey Hill House Tour

Thursday, September 19 from 3-8pm 

St. John’s will be one stop on the Ramsey Hill Association’s tour of stunning architecture. To assist with extending a warm welcome to our neighbors, contact Lea Anne Schmidt at leaanne.schmidt@stjohnsstpaul.org.


LGBTQ+ Spiritual Life Happy Hour

Friday, September 20 at 5pm in the Fireside Room

Everyone who identifies as LGBTQ+ is invited! We’ll talk about how we can grow together through liturgy, service, fellowship, and faith formation offerings in the new liturgical year. Feel free to bring a friend. RSVP to Craig at craig.lemming@stjohnsstpaul.org.