Posted on: August 14, 2019
Thursdays at 7pm in the Chancel beginning September 5
A candlelit service of chanting and prayer. Incense is used.
Sunday, September 22 at 10am
We’ll join with everyone around the world commemorating the United Nations International Day of Peace.
Blessing of the Animals
Sunday, October 6 at 5pm in the Holly Street Garden
Bring your pets for a special blessing at this worship service in honor of St. Francis. A festive reception will follow.
Holy Eucharist for the Feast of St. Luke
Friday, October 18 at 8am in the Chancel
A solemn high Eucharist for the feast of St. Luke the Evangelist.
Tuesday, October 29 at 12 Noon in the Chancel
Take a moment out of your busy week for this service from the Book of Common Prayer.
Holy Eucharist for the Feast of All Souls
Thursday, October 31 at 7pm in the Chancel
A special service in remembrance of all our departed loved ones.
Baptism Sunday: All Saints Day
Sunday, November 3
If you are considering baptism for yourself or a child, contact Jered Weber-Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org. The preparations will include a rehearsal at church on Saturday, November 2.
Hearts to Homes Chili Bowl Cook-Off
Sunday, November 10 at 11:15am in the Gym
Enter a crockpot of your best red, white, or vegetarian chili. Then we’ll all come together to eat and to vote on our favorites. All donations benefit our Hearts to Homes ministry helping mentor families who have recently come out of homelessness. To enter a chili, contact Margaret Thor at email@example.com.
First Nations Kitchen
Sunday, September 22 at All Saints Episcopal Indian Mission
Four times a year, we help this ministry serve indigenous food with a sense of welcome to all who come. Two shifts are available:
1:30-4pm, food prep and setup:
chopping vegetables, cooking, andup the dining room.
5-7:30pm, dinner and cleanup: serving food, sharing conversation with guests, and dishes.
To help out, contact Margaret Thor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Choral Evensong for All Saints
Sunday, October 27 at 4pm in the Church
The Adult Choir directed by Richard Gray and with guest organist Christopher Stroh.
Sunday, November 17 at 4pm at Episcopal Homes
Rehearsals are Wednesdays at 7:15pm and Sundays at 9am, beginning Wednesday, September 4 in the Music Room.
Rehearsals are Tuesdays at 5:30pm beginning Tuesday, October 1 in the Church.
To join a choir or to RSVP for the retreat, contact Richard Gray at email@example.com.
Adult Faith Formation
Sundays at 9am in the Fireside Room beginning September 15
September: “Shaped by Liturgy”
This series examines how our beliefs about God are formed in the context of Christianity as it is enacted in Liturgy.
September 15: “Liturgy as the Way of Life” presented by Dr. Mark McInroy – Some years ago the French philosopher Pierre Hadot caused a stir in academic circles with his book, Philosophy as a Way of Life. Hadot’s provocative thesis maintains that ancient Greek philosophers have been misunderstood for millennia. Succinctly put, Hadot holds that those philosophers sought not so much to inform as to form. That is, their philosophies do not in fact present dry lists of abstract propositions, as has often been thought; instead they offer wisdom concerning the way one should live. Using Hadot’s thought-provoking work as our point of departure, this presentation will discuss the ways in which liturgy similarly functions to shape one in the Christian life, and indeed the manner in which all knowing is intimately connected to the practices we enact in our lives.
September 22: “How the Liturgy of the Word Shapes Our Way of Life” presented by the Rev. Terry Dinovo – Building on Dr. Mark McInroy’s remarks from the previous week, we will look at liturgy not as a way of being informed, but about being ready to be formed by it, to embody the love of the One who first loved us. [James Farwell, The Liturgy Explained.]
There are two parts to the liturgy, “Word” and “Sacrament.” Together we will look at the first part, “The Word of God.” We hear the Word of God proclaimed from the beginning of the service to the sharing of God’s peace with one another. Through hearing the Word we are formed into a way of life to be lived.
September 29: “How the Liturgy of the Table Shapes Our Way of Life” presented by the Rev. Cynthia Bronson-Sweigert – Although we don’t often think about it, the Evangelists were members of believing communities just as we are; they didn’t just as we are; they didn’t just pick up a stylus or reed one day and impetuously wdrite a gospel. They, too, had shaped in and by their respective communities; even more than being informed about Hebrew Scripture and the Jesus traditions, the Evangelists had been formed by them. They were also formed by gathering for the sacred meal, the Last Supper, where they re-membered and made new the presence of Jesus.
Then and now, liturgy services as a primary source of the symbols and metaphors through which we can make sense of our world, envision a renewed future, and participate in that renewal. Building on what Dr. Mark McInroy and the Rev. Terry Dinovo have discussed, I too, hope to show how liturgy helps to shape our lives as Christians, specifically by looking at the metaphors and symbols of the Liturgy of the Table.
October: “Faithful Stewards of God’s Bounty”
Our four pledge campaign witnesses will discuss how Henri Nouwen’s book A Spirituality of Fundraising helped them connect their personal stories of faithful stewardship with the four Gospels appointed for the Sundays in October.
November: “Seeing, Noticing, and Welcoming Eucharistic Symbols in the Media”
This series will explore ways the symbols of Holy Eucharist unexpectedly appear in film, fine art, and television.
Youth Faith Formation for Grades 6-12
Wednesdays 5:30-8pm beginning September 11
Gather for open gym at 5:30pm and dinner at 6:30pm followed by programming. To register or learn more, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children’s Faith Formation for Age 5-Grade 5
Sundays beginning September 15
From 9-10am, there will be activities available in the CYF Center (formerly known as the Gathering Space). Then Godly Play Sunday School will be offered from 10am until the Peace during worship, when kids will rejoin their caregivers in church. To register or learn more, contact email@example.com.
“The Basics” Classes
Sundays October 13-November 17 at 11:15am in the Fireside Room
Explore the basics of Christianity, the Bible, and the Episcopal Church. Lunch is served. RSVP to Lea Anne Schmidt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Young(ish) Adults Book Study
Thursdays October 17-November 21 at 7:45pm in the Library
This group for parishioners in their 20s and 30s will be reading Rowan Williams’ book Being Disciples. To join, contact Jayan Nair at email@example.com.
S.H.A.P.E. Spiritual Gifts Retreat
Saturday, November 2 from 9am-1pm in the Green Room
Each of us has a unique shape for ministry. Come to discover and consider your own spiritual gifts. RSVP to Lea Anne Schmidt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Young(ish) Adults Brunch Socials
After 10am worship on September 22, October 20, and November 17
Everyone in their 20s and 30s is encouraged to gather at Bon Vie Café for food and fellowship. An RSVP is preferred (contact Kevin at email@example.com) but you can also simply drop in!
Tuesday, October 29 at 12:30pm in the Fireside Room
“Celebrate the City!” All who identify as Older, Wiser Laity are invited. Local writer Bill Lindeke will speak about St. Paul and his upcoming book. Please RSVP to the church by calling 651-228-1172 x10, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ramsey Hill House Tour
Thursday, September 19 from 3-8pm
St. John’s will be one stop on the Ramsey Hill Association’s tour of stunning architecture. To assist with extending a warm welcome to our neighbors, contact Lea Anne Schmidt at email@example.com.
LGBTQ+ Spiritual Life Happy Hour
Friday, September 20 at 5pm in the Fireside Room
Everyone who identifies as LGBTQ+ is invited! 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.Please RSVP to Lynn Hartmann at firstname.lastname@example.org.