» Food Shelf Reminder

Posted on: June 7, 2018

Upstairs, downstairs, there’s a bin
Buy some groceries and put them in!
Support the Hallie Q. Brown Foodshelf!

We are once again 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

» Grand Old Days Parking on June 3

Posted on: May 30, 2018

Grand Old Days will be taking place this weekend. As a fundraiser, the youth will be selling parking spots in our lot on Sunday, June 3.

You may, of course, park in the church parking lot that Sunday morning without having to pay.  However, if at all possible, it would be great if parishioners could park on the street that Sunday morning.

If you have questions, contact Jean Hansen at rjhansen3218@gmail.com .

» GLBTQ Outing to Como Park Concert

Posted on: May 20, 2018

Sunday, June 3 at 3pm at Como Park Lakeside Pavilion, 1360 Lexington Pkwy. Kick off Pride Month at this free concert by the Queer Music Consortium, featuring: One Voice Mixed Chorus, Calliope Women’s Chorus, Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus, Minnesota Freedom Band, and the Minnesota Philharmonic Orchestra. Everyone who identifies as GLBTQ and allies is invited to attend. We’ll meet at the Pavilion.
For more information: contact Ellie Watkins at elizabeth.watkins@stjohnsstpaul.org.


» Young Adult Gathering

Posted on: May 20, 2018

Wednesday, May 30 at 7pm at Sweeney’s Saloon, 96 North Dale Street. This is the revival of the Young Adult Group that was started and met last year with The Rev. Kate Bradtmiller.  We will gather on May 30 to determine a few logistics—where you would like to meet, what time, how often, and what you would like to do when you meet. Everyone who identifies as a Young Adult is invited to attend.
To join in: please RSVP to Kevin Seitz-Paquette at kdseitz77@gmail.com.



» Companions in Transformation: Our Season of Renewal

Posted on: May 17, 2018

This summer will be a season of rest and renewal for our community, to prepare St. John’s for the next season of engaged ministry. We will share meals and listen deeply to one another’s stories in order to discern God’s call for our next step in ministry together.

During our season of sabbatical, we will welcome guest preachers, some from St. John’s and some from the wider community, preaching on the Lessons of the Day and on renewal.
June 3: The Rev. Susan Moss
June 10: The Rev. Neil Elliott
June 17: The Rev. Barbara Mraz
June 24: Ollin Montes
July 1: The Rev. Karen Mosso
July 8: The Rev. Neil Elliott
July 15: Nate Van Yperen
July 22: Elaine James
July 29: The Rev. Barbara Mraz
Aug 5: Vivian Ihekoronye

Small-group meals, a chance to pause and connect with old and new friends.
To sign up: visit www.tinyurl.com/SJEsabbath or use the signup sheets in the back of the church over the summer.
For more information: Contact Julie Luna at julie.luna@stjohnsstpaul.org .