» Upcoming Musical Events

Posted on: March 14, 2018

Sunday, March 18 at 5pm at St. Mark’s Cathedral, 519 Oak Grove St, Minneapolis
St. John’s adult choir will be singing Evensong with music of Gibbons, Poulenc, and St. John’s own John Graham. You are all invited to attend this beautiful service and support our choir.

Sunday, April 8 at 10am
The Artaria Quartet will join us for 10am worship, playing music of Mozart and more.

Friday, April 13 at 7:30pm in the Church
Sophia Vastek, an active performer on the East Coast (and daughter of Sonya Sutton) will present a program that tells in part her own story, performing music in conjunction with stories pulled together by Barbara Mraz. Sophia performs repertoire which includes new works written for her, music based on Indian ragas, and music by women composers. Donations will be collected on behalf of Women’s Advocates, Inc.

Sunday, April 15 at 4pm in the Church
This will be Interim Director of Music Sonya Sutton’s last day with us. Come to this service of Evensong when we will “pull out all the stops,” so to speak! A festive reception will follow.


» Easter Memorial Flowers

Posted on: March 8, 2018

We invite you to honor a family member or friend, give thanks for a special event (such as a wedding or the birth of a child), or remember a departed loved one with a gift towards the cost of the Easter flowers decorating the church this year. Names of those honored will be included in the Easter bulletins. If you choose, you may take your flowers home with you after 10am worship on Easter morning.

Click here to donate online, or use the envelopes in the pews or the forms at the back of the church. Please submit yours by March 25.

» Evensong at St. Mark’s Cathedral

Posted on: March 8, 2018

Sunday, March 18 at 5pm, the Choir of St. John the Evangelist has been invited to sing Evensong at St. Mark’s Cathedral, and will sing music of Gibbons and Poulenc. All St. John’s parishioners are invited to come support the choir and enjoy their beautiful music.

» Worship & Events in Holy Week and Easter

Posted on: March 4, 2018

MORNING EUCHARIST: Monday-Friday, March 26-30 at 7:30am in the Chapel
With homilies by guest preachers from the congregation, speaking on loss, death, and the hope of the resurrection.

MAUNDY THURSDAY: Thursday, March 29 at 7pm
With foot-washing & stripping of the altar.

Please note: there will be no Sung Compline service on Maundy Thursday.

VIGIL WITH THE BODY OF CHRIST: Thursday, March 29 from 8:30pm-midnight and Friday, March 30 from 6am-Noon
Jesus asked his friends to come sit and keep watch with him before his trial. He continues to invite us. Keep an hour’s watch in the Chapel on Maundy Thursday evening 8pm-midnight, or on Good Friday 6am-noon. There will be quiet, readings, and prayers to fuel your meditation, and light refreshments to fuel your body. A staff person will be in the building at all times.
Sign up: on the form in the back of the church or at this online form.
Questions: contact Gwen Odney at gnodney@icloud.com or Elaine Eyre at eelaineeyre@gmail.com.

GOOD FRIDAY: Friday, March 30 at Noon & 7pm
With Communion from the Reserve Sacrament.

HOLY SATURDAY: Saturday, March 31 at 9am
A short liturgy of prayers, reflection, and quiet. It will be held in the choir stalls. Communion is not served at this service. Rather, it is an opportunity to pause and reflect during the busiest week of the Church year. As the body lies in the grave in its final hours, we prepare ourselves through contemplation and prayer, to receive with gladness the Resurrected One in our midst again. If you’d like to know more you can contact Bob Linehan at rlinehan@gmail.com.

THE GREAT VIGIL OF EASTER: Saturday, March 31 at 7pm
With lighting of the new fire and reading of our salvation history. A festive reception follows.

EASTER MORNING: Sunday, April 1 at 8am & 10am
With choirs, brass and timpani at 10am.

» Safe Church Training

Posted on: March 1, 2018

We will be offering “Safeguarding God’s Children” on Saturday, March 24 from 9am-noon. Refreshments will be served. Everyone who works with children or youth, as well as vestry members, committee leaders, and key holders, is required to attend the training every 5 years.

We will be offering “Safeguarding God’s People” on Saturday, April 7 from 9am-noon. Refreshments will be served. Clergy, vestry members, and leaders who work with vulnerable adults, are required to attend the training every 5 years.
To sign up for either or both of these classes: RSVP at this link or email church@stjohnsstpaul.org. You can also contact the office to check on the date of your last training.

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