» Adult & Youth Faith Formation

Posted on: November 19, 2018

Dr. Jermaine Singleton presents The Theology of James Baldwin’s Go Tell It on the Mountain on Sunday, November 25 at 9am in the Fireside Room. Professor of English Literature at Hamline University, Dr. Singleton will discuss Baldwin’s nuanced exploration of the relationship between Christianity and African American communities through the prism of historical racial grievance, melancholy, resilience, and gender order. Attendees are strongly encouraged to read the novel before they attend the forum.

» Season of Epiphany

Posted on: November 14, 2018



The Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord will be celebrated Sunday, January 13 at the 10am worship. To plan a baptism for yourself or a child, please contact Jered Weber-Johnson at jered.weberjohnson@stjohnsstpaul.org.


Compline is offered every Thursday evening at 7pm by candlelight. This is a short service of ancient prayers, psalms, chanting, and mystery. Music will be performed by local vocal ensembles. Incense will be present at this service, as well as the Holy Spirit. All are welcome.



On Friday, January 25 at 7:00pm Director of Music, Richard Gray, presents an evening Organ Concert as part of the 2018-2019 Sacred Music at St. John’s series. Music performed includes Bach, Howells, Phillips, Willan, the Hymn Alleluila, Sing to Jesus!, Alain and Vierne.

There is no charge for admission and a reception will follow the recital.



During the month of February we will once again open our gym and provide families experiencing homelessness with a place to sleep, some snacks, and hosts with compassion for their present situation. Signups for volunteer slots will be available online and in the Gathering Space.



All are welcome at Noonday Prayer in the Chapel on Tuesday, January 16 at noon. Afterwards, the staff and clergy of St. John’s invite everyone who identifies as Older, Wiser Laity to a luncheon and program at 12:30 in the Fireside Room. Please RSVP to the church at 651-228-1172 x10 and let us know any dietary restrictions.


St. John’s Annual Meeting is Sunday, January 27 at 11:15am in the Gym. Come hear the stories of all the wonderful work being done at St. John’s, vote on new vestry members, and preview the 2019 budget. The church will provide lunch; please bring a dessert to share. Nursery care is available during the meeting for birth-4 years.



» Decorating Party & Annual Christmas Party

Posted on: November 13, 2018

Christmas Party Decorating Party

In preparation for the annual Christmas Party, join us for a festive and fun decorating party on Tuesday, December 4 from 5-8pm. All volunteers are welcome to enjoy fellowship and pizza while we string lights and decorate trees in the Gym.

Annual 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.

» Advent Wreath & Pop-Up Market

Posted on: November 13, 2018

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.

» Church Office Closed

Posted on: November 13, 2018

The Church office will be closed on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23 for the Thanksgiving holiday.