» Sunday Faith Formation: March 25

Posted on: March 22, 2018

This Sunday,  March 25, join us at Saint John’s for a conversation facilitated by our rector, the Reverend Jered Weber-Johnson with the Reverend Neil Elliott and Patrick Schmidt about politics and faith. Both Neil and Patrick have gotten involved with ISAIAH, a faith-based community organizing and advocacy organization that provides, as their vision statement reads, “a vehicle for congregations, clergy, and people of faith to act collectively and powerfully towards racial and economic equity in the state of Minnesota.” ISAIAH has been working hard this year to build a coalition of delegates and supporters in Minnesota’s caucus and convention process, to ensure that a faith platform embracing the values of our diverse communities, will be heard by the candidates in this year’s elections. Come hear where power, politics, and faith intersect in the work of this important organization.

» Upcoming Musical Events

Posted on: March 14, 2018

 

ARTARIA YOUNG ARTIST CONCERT
Friday, April 27 at 7pm in the Church
Students of Artaria Chamber Music School, in residence at St. John’s, will present their final concert of the year. This capstone concert features string quartet works from the Modern era.

STUDENT VOICE RECITAL
SATURDAY, MAY 12 at 1pm in the Church
You are invited to a recital performed by the talented vocal students of Krista Palmquist. The event is free. A festive reception will follow.

 

» Easter Memorial Flowers

Posted on: March 8, 2018

We invite you to honor a family member or friend, give thanks for a special event (such as a wedding or the birth of a child), or remember a departed loved one with a gift towards the cost of the Easter flowers decorating the church this year. Names of those honored will be included in the Easter bulletins. If you choose, you may take your flowers home with you after 10am worship on Easter morning.

Click here to donate online, or use the envelopes in the pews or the forms at the back of the church. Please submit yours by March 25.

» Evensong at St. Mark’s Cathedral

Posted on: March 8, 2018

Sunday, March 18 at 5pm, the Choir of St. John the Evangelist has been invited to sing Evensong at St. Mark’s Cathedral, and will sing music of Gibbons and Poulenc. All St. John’s parishioners are invited to come support the choir and enjoy their beautiful music.

» Worship & Events in Holy Week and Easter

Posted on: March 4, 2018

MORNING EUCHARIST: Monday-Friday, March 26-30 at 7:30am in the Chapel
With homilies by guest preachers from the congregation, speaking on loss, death, and the hope of the resurrection.

MAUNDY THURSDAY: Thursday, March 29 at 7pm
With foot-washing & stripping of the altar.

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

VIGIL WITH THE BODY OF CHRIST: Thursday, March 29 from 8:30pm-midnight and Friday, March 30 from 6am-Noon
Jesus asked his friends to come sit and keep watch with him before his trial. He continues to invite us. Keep an hour’s watch in the Chapel on Maundy Thursday evening 8pm-midnight, or on Good Friday 6am-noon. There will be quiet, readings, and prayers to fuel your meditation, and light refreshments to fuel your body. A staff person will be in the building at all times.
Sign up: on the form in the back of the church or at this online form.
Questions: contact Gwen Odney at gnodney@icloud.com or Elaine Eyre at eelaineeyre@gmail.com.

GOOD FRIDAY: Friday, March 30 at Noon & 7pm
With Communion from the Reserve Sacrament.

HOLY SATURDAY: Saturday, March 31 at 9am
A short liturgy of prayers, reflection, and quiet. It will be held in the choir stalls. 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. If you’d like to know more you can contact Bob Linehan at rlinehan@gmail.com.

THE GREAT VIGIL OF EASTER: Saturday, March 31 at 7pm
With lighting of the new fire and reading of our salvation history. A festive reception follows.

EASTER MORNING: Sunday, April 1 at 8am & 10am
With choirs, brass and timpani at 10am.