» Parish Picnic August 5

Posted on: July 11, 2018

Join our companion parish Holy Apostles at the annual church picnic at Lake Phalen Picnic Area (Phalen Park Picnic Pavilion, 1600 Phalen Drive, St Paul, MN 55106). We’ll share 10am worship with baptisms, followed by a cookout and picnic lunch.

Please bring:

  • A dessert or side to feed 10-12 people
  • Lawn chairs or blankets to sit on
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Outdoor games
» Join the Days for Girls Team

Posted on: July 11, 2018

When girls in developing nations don’t have access to menstrual supplies, they are forced to miss school, falling further and further behind their male counterparts. Sometimes they are even left with no option but to drop out of school entirely. Reusable menstrual kits from Days for Girls empower girls to continue their education uninterrupted.

The last two groups from St. John’s that traveled to Uganda purchased Days for Girls kits to bring to the young women of Kayoro. Now we’re joining with stitchers from Ascension Church to form an official team that will make the reusable supplies from scratch. We need cutters, stitchers, and assemblers to work either at home or as a group.

Our first meeting for instructions and getting started will be held on Monday, July 23 from 5-9pm at Ascension Church in the parish hall. A light supper will be provided.

If you’re interested or have questions, please contact Patty Pfalz at pfalz@macalester.edu .
» School Tools Drive

Posted on: July 5, 2018

Every year, St. John’s partners with Interfaith Action to collect school supplies for hundreds of local children from families in poverty or experiencing homelessness.  If you see great deals on school supplies, you may want to pick up a few extra.

We will be collecting donations at church from July 22-August 21. All donations must be new and unused.

High priority supplies:  Backpacks, 3-ring binders, Calculators, Facial tissue

Other supplies needed:  Spiral notebooks, Composition notebooks, Pencils, Pens, Markers, Folders, School boxes, Erasers, Highlighters, Pencil sharpeners, Colored pencils, Rulers, Glue sticks & bottles, Loose-leaf paper, Scissors, Crayons, USB Flash Drives.

You can also help with a financial donation. Make checks payable to Interfaith Action with “School Tools” in the memo line.

For more information: contact Holly Weinkauf at betterwein@gmail.com .

» Office Closed July 4

Posted on: July 2, 2018

The church office will be closed Wednesday, July 4 for the Independence Day holiday.

» Food Shelf Reminder

Posted on: June 28, 2018

A package, a box,a can or two …
when food shopping, please think Hallie Q!

We are still collecting donations at church to give to our local food shelf. These are especially needed in summer, when kids can’t get free breakfast and lunch at school. There are bins in the narthex and Gathering Space where you can leave your donations.

Contact Dave Borton (dave@sidewalkmystic.com), Marvin Cadwell (susie46buffy@gmail.com), or Gwen Odney (gnodney@icloud.com) with questions or to volunteer to help move donations down the road to the community center.

Here is a list of the most needed food items for the Hallie Q Brown food shelf:
1. canned beans
2. peanut butter, or other nut butters
3. rolled oats
4. canned fruit in juice, not in light or heavy syrup
5. canned vegetables, with no or low-sodium
6. low-sodium soups
7. canned tuna in water
8. canned chicken
9. rice
10. nuts
11. seeds
12. shelf stable milk
13. pasta
14. low-sodium pasta sauce
15. canned stews
16. unsweetened apple sauce
17. whole grain, low-sugar cold cereals
18. olive or canola oil
19. canned tomatoes
20. dried fruits (no sugar added)
21. honey
22. chicken, beef and vegetable broths and stock