» LGBTQ+ Spiritual Life Group Happy Hour

Posted on: September 11, 2019

Everyone who identifies as LGBTQ+ is invited to happy hour at St. John’s on Friday, September 20 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.

» Peace Sunday

Posted on: September 11, 2019

On Sunday, September 22 during 10am worship, we’ll join with everyone around the world commemorating the United Nations International Day of Peace.

 

 

» Food Shelf Donations

Posted on: September 10, 2019

Even with no cost breakfast and reduced price lunches at school, there is still a food need for many families. Donations of packaged snacks and food to pack in lunches are especially needed at our local food shelf. We hope to deliver several pounds each week to Hallie Q. Brown and still have left overs to bring forward at the offertory on the first Sunday of October. We plan to make the “first Sunday” offering a tradition keeping the need for on-going support visible.

For info: Gwen Odney, gnodney@icloud.com.

 

» Compline Resumes

Posted on: September 2, 2019

Sung Compline services resume on September 5 at 7pm. Held every Thursday in the Chancel (except for Thanksgiving and Maundy Thursday), Compline is offered by candlelight at a time when the work of the day is finished and the quietness of evening begins to settle over the hearts and minds of those gathered in prayer.

This is a short service of ancient prayers, psalms, chanting, and mystery. We look forward to welcoming back the Mirandola and Lumina ensembles to lead Compline services, as well as introducing a new quartet, The St. John’s Compline Choir. Incense is present at Compline services, as well as the Holy Spirit. All are welcome.

For more information about Compline, please contact Richard Gray at richard.gray@stjohnsstpaul.org.

» Safe Church Training

Posted on: August 29, 2019

Safeguarding God’s People

In the Episcopal Church, we provide a safe and welcoming environment for all who participate in our worship, programs, ministries and any other church supported activities. We especially strive to maintain a safe place for children, youth and vulnerable adults with an awareness that everyone can be vulnerable at certain times.

Safeguarding God’s People will be Sunday, September 15 at 11:30am in the Fireside Room.

Safeguarding God’s People Training is required for:
• Clergy & all paid employees
• Vestry members
• Anyone doing home visits or giving car rides

If you fall into one or more of these roles and you have not taken Safe Church training in the past three years, then it’s time to sign up. Refreshments will be provided – please let us know of any dietary restrictions.
Please RSVP to hanna.stenerson@stjohnsstpaul.org.

 

Safeguarding God’s Children

Safeguarding God’s Children will be taught on Sunday, September 29 at 11:30am in the Fireside Room and Saturday, October 12 at 9am in the Fireside Room. In the Episcopal Church, we provide a safe and welcoming environment for all who participate in our worship, programs, ministries and any other church supported activities. We especially strive to maintain a safe place for children, youth and vulnerable adults with an awareness that everyone can be vulnerable at certain times.

Safeguarding God’s Children Training is required for:
• Clergy & all paid employees
• Children & youth leaders, teachers, & volunteers
• Vestry members & all committee chairs
• Anyone doing home visits or giving car rides
• All key holders

If you fall into one or more of these roles and you have not taken Safe Church training in the past three years, then it’s time to sign up. Refreshments are provided – please let us know of any dietary restrictions.
Please RSVP to hanna.stenerson@stjohnsstpaul.org.