» Liturgies for Special Days

Posted on: April 4, 2018

CELEBRATION OF ADOLESCENCE
SUNDAY, APRIL 22 at 10am Worship
During worship, we will celebrate an important Rite of Passage with some of our teens, asking for God’s blessing for them as they enter adolescence, and for our adults who will walk with them.

SERVICE SUNDAY
SUNDAY, APRIL 29
Staff and ministry leaders will take time to specially thank all of the wonderful volunteers from St. John’s. We’ll celebrate outdoors after 10am worship with cupcakes from a food truck! If you serve in any ministry or volunteer in any capacity, please know that the church appreciates your time, effort, and all that you do.

NEW MEMBER WELCOME SUNDAY
SUNDAY, MAY 6 at 10am Worship
New members will be received into the church during 10am worship. Afterwards, they are all invited to the Fireside Room for a welcome brunch hosted by the St. John’s Vestry.

» Website: Survey

Posted on: March 29, 2018

Please help us by sharing your feedback on our current website. Click here for a short online survey.

This year’s budget includes financial support for a new church website, helping us to feed the faith of both our existing and extended communities. With an updated website, we can support and sustain our congregation with information, reach seekers and new members, and assure that those in need of spiritual nourishment don’t go away hungry!

Our committee for the website project has been assembled: Terri Fishel, Aimee Baxter, Ben Carey, Sarah Garceau, and Craig Solid, with staff support from communications assistant Ellie Watkins and executive administrator Sarah Dull. They bring a diverse background of web and data analysis skills, and are all excited about this new endeavor.

The committee has begun gathering information and are interested in getting feedback from all of you. Please contact any one of the members if you’d like to share your thoughts on the existing website or on what you’d like to see in a new website.

 

Terri Aimee Ben Sarah Craig
Terri Fishel
 Aimee Baxter
Ben Carey
Sarah Garceau
 Craig Solid
» Office Closed April 2

Posted on: March 29, 2018

The church office will be closed Monday, April 2, for Easter Monday.

If you have a building emergency, call 612-961-0063.  If you have a pastoral emergency, call 612-758-0514.

» Food Collection at St. John’s

Posted on: March 29, 2018

Thanks to a group of creative and committed parishioners, we are once again collecting food pantry donations here at the church. Look for marked bins in the vestibule/narthex and downstairs in the gathering space for non-perishable goods, as well as more specific ways of giving–not only to the food shelf, but in other Community Center outreach with Hallie Q Brown.

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

» New Faith Formation Series

Posted on: March 29, 2018

Why does Jesus’ resurrection matter? How did it—and does it—change the world?

During the Easter season in the 9am formation hour, we will look at six lessons from the Book of Acts and see how Jesus’ resurrection catalyzed his first followers to go out and live differently and affect their world in radical, culture-changing ways, and we’ll think together about what we are empowered and called to do through their example and God’s Spirit.

Join us Sundays at 9am in the Fireside Room for these exciting discussions:

 Apr 8 – Resurrection and Revelation: Seeing Jesus and Going Forth

Apr 15 – Overcoming Division: the Church’s Revolutionary Inclusivity

Apr 29 – “All Things in Common”: the Early Church and Economic Equality

May 6 – A Ministry and Message of Healing and Deliverance: Salvation and Wholeness in the Early Church

May 13 – Service and Suffering: Jesus’ Radically Counter-Cultural Model in the Life of the Early Church

May 20 – The Spirit Imparted to All: the Unprecedented Empowerment of Jesus’ Followers