» 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.

Holy Eucharist for the Feast of St. Luke

Friday, October 18 at 8am in the Chancel

A solemn 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.



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.


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.

October: “Faithful Stewards of God’s Bounty” 

In October, come to town hall discussions focused on the impact our ministries have on all those involved.

October 6: Members of St. John’s involved in Children, Youth, and Family Ministries, as well as Sarah Barnett from the diocese, will talk about the work the Episcopal Church in Minnesota is doing, specifically pertaining to CYF ministries, and how St. John’s supports it.

October 13: Adult Faith Forums and Spiritual Life

October 20: Music

October 27: Faith in Action


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. 


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 Adults Book Study

Thursdays October 17-November 21 at 7:30pm 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.



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.  


LGBTQ+ Spiritual Life Group Meeting

Everyone who identifies as LGBTQ+ is invited to meet at St. John’s on Friday, November 1 at 5pm in the Fireside Room. 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. Beverages and treats will be provided.

Please RSVP to Lynn Hartmann at hartmann.8234@gmail.com.