Posted on: November 19, 2019
The Society of St. Nicholas Ferrar Evening Prayer
December 1 at 4pm in the Chapel
For Episcopalians interested in practicing and promoting the Daily Office. It will launch at St. John’s with a service of Evening Prayer.
For more information, contact Jayan Nair at email@example.com.
Jay Hornbacher, author of A Letter from Saint Nicholas to Children of Every Age will be preaching at 8am and 10am worship, as well as speaking about the theology of his book at the Faith Forum at 9am in the Fireside Room.
December 22 (Actors meet at 9am in the Gym)
Come and worship with us as children of all ages (adults too) share the story of Christmas during the 10am service.
Those who wish to take part in the pageant are asked to attend at least one meeting/rehearsal (December 15th and/or 21st from 2:30-3:30). You can wear your own costume or use one provided. Contact Katie Madsen (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Richard Gray (email@example.com) for more info.
Christmas Eve and Day Services
December 24 at 4pm and 10pm, December 25 at 10am
Musical prelude beginning at 3:30pm and 9:30pm. Nursery available at the 4pm service for birth through age 4.
January 9 at 7:30pm
Immediately following Sung Compline, come into the Chapel of the Beloved Disciple, where St. John’s young adults will be hosting an educational program about Orthodox Iconography taught by Fr. Jonathan Proctor, Pastor of Holy Trinity Church.
Baptism of our Lord
January 12 at 10am service
The Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord. To plan a baptism for yourself or a child, please contact Jered Weber Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Eucharist and Reception for St. Aelred
January 12 at 4pm in the Church
In honor of the Feast of Saint Aelred of Rievaulx, patron saint of LGBTQ+ Episcopalians, St. John’s invites all to this Celebration of Holy Eucharist which will feature hymns and service music composed by the LGBTQ+ community. The Rev. Mike Angell will be our Guest Preacher. A festive reception will follow the service in the Fireside.
For more information, contact Craig Lemming at email@example.com.
February 2 at 9am in the Fireside Room
Children, Youth, and Family Ministry and Faith Formation invite the whole parish to participate in making candles together which will be blessed at The Feast of Candlemas Eucharist at 10am.
Lessons and Carols
December 15 at 4pm
(Prelude music begins at 3:30pm)
Readings, choral music and carols led by the Adult Choir, Choristers and Handbell Ensemble. A festive reception will follow. Nursery care is available for children birth through age 4.
Thursdays at 7pm in the Chancel
Led by The St. John’s Compline Choir, The Mirandola Ensemble and Lumina. Incense is used. Note: no service on Thanksgiving Day.
First Nations Kitchen
December 22 from 1:30-4 or 5-7:30
First shift is food prep and setup, second shift is serving and clean up. First Nations Kitchen serves healthy, organic food ancestral to the Indigenous peoples of Minnesota in a welcoming, family environment. See our deacon, Margaret Thor, for more information (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For the month of February
Once again we will 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 at coffee hour.
Advent Wreath Making Event and Pop-Up Market
December 1 in the Gym
Advent Wreath Making Event after 10am worship:
Bring back your metal wreath to fill will new greens as we begin Advent and the Church’s New Year. Materials and refreshments provided. To RSVP please email Katie Madsen (email@example.com).
Pop-up Market after 8am and 10am worship:
Holy Apostles will be selling crafts and taking orders for eggrolls. Give Us Wings, will also host a stand. Contact Margaret Thor (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
Parish Christmas Party
December 7 at 5:30pm
Please bring a dessert to the Gym to share. Donations to cover the cost of food are not required, but will be gratefully accepted at the party.
Dinner and activities provided in the CYF center for birth through 5th grade, RSVP to the nursery (email@example.com) by December 1.
Author Jay Hornbacher will be reading with the children from his new book ‘A Letter from Saint Nicholas to Children of Every Age’.
Hanging of the Greens
December 11 at 6 in the Church
We’ll all decorate the church inside and out with Christmas greens, then come together for food and fellowship. Contact Gary Hagstrom (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information. You can make a donation to the cost of the greens in memory of a loved one or in honor of someone special. See envelope included in your Advent mailing.
Coffee Hour Epiphany Event
January 5 at 11:15 in the Gym
We will be packing gift bags for Project Home families staying with us during the month of February. All members of your family are welcome!
January 26 at 11:15 in the Gym
Hear the stories of all the wonderful work being done at St. John’s. The church will provide lunch; please bring a dessert to share. Childcare provided for kids birth through age 4. Contact Marilyn Conklin (email@example.com) for more information.
OWLs and Noonday Prayer
February 4 at Episcopal Homes
Noonday prayer will be held in the chapel of Episcopal Homes at 12pm. Afterwards, we invite everyone who identifies as Older, Wiser, Laity to a luncheon and program. Please RSVP to the church at 651-228-1172 x10 by January 19th to reserve your spot.