» Coffee Hour and Kayoro Menstrual Kit Assembly

Posted on: July 14, 2019

In many developing nations, girls miss school when they have their period, or are even forced to drop out completely. Our stitchers have been busy making reusable menstrual kits that will be brought to Uganda by the group traveling to Kayoro Clinic in August. Please come to the Farmers’ Market (or the Fireside Room if it rains) to help assemble the kits on Sunday, July 21 at 11:15am. There will also be supplies to write a note or draw a picture for our friends in Kayoro. Come assist with and bless this valuable work!

For more information, please contact Patty Byrne Pfalz at pbp2053@gmail.com.

» Discover St. John’s

Posted on: July 9, 2019

Discover St. John’s on Sunday, July 28 at 11:15am in the Fireside Room. Open to all seekers and newcomers. If that’s you, welcome! If that’s someone you know, invite them to come! Our rector Jered Weber-Johnson will provide a brief overview of our faith community and what we’re about, answer questions, and end with a tour of the church building. Children are welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

RSVP to: leaanne.schmidt@stjohnsstpaul.org.


» Coffee Hour Hosts Needed

Posted on: July 8, 2019

Show everyone attending church, members and visitors alike, a warm welcome and hospitality by hosting coffee hour. Hosts are needed on July 21 and August 11. We ask hosts bring 8-10 dozen treats and 3-4 quarts of juice. The Sexton will set things up outside for you.

If you have questions, or to volunteer, please contact Paige Hagstrom at gphagstrom@gmail.com.

» Children’s Sermon (and special activity) This Sunday

Posted on: July 3, 2019

This weekend marks the first Sunday of the month, and as on previous First Sundays the sermon will feature something especially for our young parishioners.

Remember back in March when Jered preached about the faith planted in each of us, a faith we’ve each been called to steward and tend? We planted peas in a pot and took them home. Well, those seeds are full grown now!

This Sunday Jesus sends out the apostles with the reminder that “the harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few.” No better way to think about the harvest than to get to the farmers’ market and have a look. At the door of the church, volunteers will be handing out either cash or a “voucher” for kids to go back out (hopefully with a parent) to the market before church begins (or later, if you’re running behind) to pick out two ingredients. Jered has a fun idea for his sermon, but he needs those ingredients to make it work!

Bring the kids to church this Sunday and find out what the harvest might bring! There’ll be a lot for everyone of all ages to learn.

» Spiritual Life Groups

Posted on: June 26, 2019

Spiritual Life Groups

St. John’s Spiritual Life Groups provide parishioners the opportunity to be spiritually nurtured in intentional communities. As you meet over time, you will deepen your faith and build connections with each other. St. John’s spiritual life groups currently include:

Prayer Shawl – Knitters and crocheters of all experience levels are welcome to meet the first and third Wednesday at 9:30am in the Gathering Space. Click here for more information.

Book Group – new comers are always welcome to join Book Group on the first and third Thursday of the month at 10am in the Fireside Room.

Women’s Group – for all women, this group meets the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm at St. John’s. Click for more information.

Men’s Breakfast – All men are invited to the Men’s Breakfast the second Saturday of the month at 9am in the Gym Kitchen. 

Men’s Group – for all men, the Men’s Group meets the second Tuesday of the month at 7:30pm in the Fireside Room.

OWLs – for anyone who identifies as Older, Wiser, Laity. This group meets three to four times per year for a special program and luncheon provided by clergy and staff.  

Young Adults – for anyone who identifies as a young(ish) adult. This group gathers for brunch the third Sunday of each month after the 10am worship as well as one time per month for an activity.

LGBTQ+ Spiritual Life Group – anyone who identifies as LGBTQ+ is radically welcomed into our shared faith life at St. John’s. Our program offerings, which usually occur every other month, provide social, liturgical, and educational opportunities for us to broaden, enrich, and deepen our faith commitment to following the way of Jesus as beloved disciples together.