» Evening Choral Eucharist

Posted on: March 17, 2019

St. John’s Choir with the Artaria String Quartet present an Evening Choral Eucharist on Sunday, March 24 at 4pm. Featured music includes Schubert’s Mass in G Major and Brahms’ Geistliches Lied.

» EMMA Gathering and Listening Session

Posted on: March 17, 2019

This East Metro Mission Area gathering is a chance to talk with the Bishop and the Bishop Search Committee at St. John’s on Saturday, April 6 in the Gym. The agenda will be:

9:00-9:30 – Gathering, coffee and snacks, casual conversation with the Bishop
9:30-10:00 – Opening Prayer, remarks by the Bishop
10:00-12:00 – Bishop Search Listening Session
12:00 – Closing prayer

The Listening Session is an opportunity for those gathered to share hopes and desires for our new Bishop. The committee wants people of all ages to come out and participate.

Please come prepared to answer these questions:

  • Where in our common life has God been most vibrantly alive for you?
  • What new things does God seem to be doing among your community?
  • How would you describe the Episcopal Church in Minnesota? What are our joys and blessings? What are our longings and concerns?
  • Where is God beckoning you as you look towards the future? What is your BIG DREAM for ECMN?
  • Describe the next Bishop of Minnesota! (Have some fun with this one!)

We need YOUR ENERGY and YOUR VOICE! Show up, speak up, and share the Word! See you there!

» Serve at First Nations Kitchen

Posted on: March 10, 2019

First Nations Kitchen is a ministry of All Saints’ Episcopal Indian Mission in Minneapolis that serves traditional indigenous food every Sunday evening. We are looking for volunteers to prepare and serve meals on Sunday, March 24.

Shifts include:

  • Food Prep and Set Up: 1:30-3:30pm
  • Setup: 4:00-5:00pm
  • Dinner Service: 5:00-6:30pm
  • Clean-up: 6:15-7:30pm

All Saints Episcopal Indian Mission is located at 3044 Longfellow Ave., Minneapolis. For more information, contact Margaret Thor at margaretcthor@gmail.com.

» Sunday 8am worship & Faith Formation are Cancelled

Posted on: March 8, 2019

As we wait for yet another winter storm this weekend, we are carefully monitoring the potentially dangerous weather. As a precaution we are canceling the 8am service on Sunday, March 10. 9am Adult and Youth Faith Formation is also canceled. Speaker Mary E. Johnson, who was to present “Directing Your Own End-of-Life Care: Making a Healthcare Declaration,” is rescheduled. She will present at the “When Coming to the End of Life Workshop” on Saturday, March 16. Grades K-6 Faith Formation is also canceled. 

At this time, the 10am worship with Confirmations and Receptions will occur as planned. We will continue to monitor the weather as the storm begins on Saturday and if it seems inappropriate to host our celebration, we will notify parishioners of the cancellation.

Please be cautious and aware of potentially dangerous weather. Please stay safe and use your best judgement in going out!

» Holy Week 2019

Posted on: March 6, 2019


Sunday, April 14 (Meet in the Gym before the 10am worship)

Morning Eucharist will be offered Monday-Friday, April 15-April 19 at 7:30am in the Chapel with homilies by parishioners and friends of St. John’s speaking on loss, death, and the hope of the resurrection.

On Thursday, April 18 at 7pm with foot-washing & stripping of the altar.

It is St. John’s tradition in response to Jesus’ request to His disciples that they “watch and pray on the hour” the night before Jesus begins his Passion. On Thursday, April 18 at 8pm, our chapel will be open for silent prayer and meditation from the close of the Maundy Thursday Eucharist until noon on Good Friday. Readings, books, prayers, meditations, and nourishment will be available. Signup at https://tinyurl.com/SJEvigil19.
For more information, contact Gwen Odney at gnodney@icloud.com.

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

Join us on Good Friday, April 19 for worship at noon and 7pm with Communion from the Reserve Sacrament.

A short liturgy of prayers, reflection, and quiet held in the chancel on Saturday, April 20 at 10am. 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.

The Great Vigil of Easter and Baptisms, with lighting of the new fire and reading of our salvation history will be Saturday, April 20 at 7pm. A festive reception follows.

Join us Sunday, April 21 at 8am and 10am – with a brass quartet at the 10am service.


On Friday, April 26 at 7pm, Artaria Chamber Music School is pleased to present their complimentary spring concert at St. John’s. Everyone is welcome to come and hear these exceptional young musicians and enjoy a reception following the concert.