July 22, 2018
SERMON SERIES: STORIES OF RENEWAL
During the summer, we will welcome guest preachers to speak on the Lessons of the Day and on renewal. Copies of all sermons in the series are available on the table in the back of the church.
Today: Elaine James
July 29: The Rev. Barbara Mraz
August 5: Vivian Ihekoronye
ALL SUMMER LONG
Small-group meals hosted by parishioners, a chance to pause and connect with old and new friends.
To sign up: visit www.tinyurl.com/SJEsabbath.
For more info: Contact Julie Luna at email@example.com.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 5 at 10am at Phalen Park Picnic Pavillion, 1600 Phalen Drive, St Paul
Join us at our annual church picnic with Holy Apostles for 10am worship and baptisms, followed by a cookout. Bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on, a dessert or salad to feed 10-12 people, and sunscreen/bug spray.
HELP US PLAN FAITH FORMATION
The Faith Formation commission wants to know: what are your ideas, questions, concerns, yearnings, and curiosities about faith? Help them plan the Sunday Education Hour for 2018-19! Write your suggestions on the yellow Post-it notes at the back of the church.
THURSDAY MORNING BOOK GROUP
1ST & 3RD THURSDAYS
at 10am in the Fireside Room
Always open to newcomers—join in at any time. On August 2, they will be discussing chapter 8 of Jerusalem, Jerusalem: How the Ancient City Ignited our Modern World by James Carroll.
For more info: contact Susan Moss at 651-228-1172 x18.
SERVE AT FIRST NATIONS KITCHEN
TODAY at 3044 Longfellow Ave, Minneapolis
Serve free indigenous meals to our neighbors. Help with food prep: 1:30-3:30pm; Setup: 4-5pm; Dinner service: 5-6:30pm; Cleanup: 6:15-7:30pm.
To sign up: contact Cynthia Bronson Sweigert at firstname.lastname@example.org.
STITCH FOR KAYORO
MONDAY, JULY 23 from 5-9pm
at Ascension Church, 214 3rd St. N, Stillwater
When girls don’t have access to menstrual supplies, they are forced to miss school and even drop out. Reusable menstrual kits from Days for Girls (daysforgirls.org) empower girls to continue their education uninterrupted. We’re joining with stitchers from Ascension Church, to make kits for girls in Kayoro, Uganda. We need cutters, stitchers, and assemblers to work either at home or as a group. Our first meeting for instructions will be held at Ascension Church in the parish hall from
5-9. Light supper provided.
To participate: contact Patty Byrne Pfalz at email@example.com.
JULY 22-AUGUST 19
School Tools is a school supplies drive that serves local children from low-income and homeless families. The most-needed items are backpacks, 3-ring binders, calculators, facial tissue, but all donations of new supplies are welcome. Bring items to the marked bins at church.
Questions: contact Holly Weinkauf at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUPPORT THE FARMERS’ MARKET
Sundays from 9am-noon in the Parking Lot
Donate to our Fields to Families program, which purchases fresh produce from our farmers and delivers it to our local food shelf. You can also help by signing up a volunteer role at the market: visit www.tinyurl.com/SJEmarket18
More info: Cammie Beattie, email@example.com
COFFEE HOUR HOST NEEDED
SUNDAY, AUGUST 12 or 19
Help provide treats for coffee hour after worship on August 12 or on August 19.
To participate: contact coordinator Paige Hagstrom at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAPITAL CITY GRIEF COALITION
THURSDAYS THROUGH JULY 26
from 5:30-7pm in the Gathering Space
Education and support for those grieving the death of a loved one. Drop in to a meeting at any time.
For more info: Lois Knutson, 651-227-4430.
NEW SMALL GROUP FOR YOUNG FAMILIES
SUNDAY, AUGUST 19 at 11:15am
Parents and their young (infants to elementary age) children are invited to gather at a park near St. John’s to discuss the possibility of starting a small group. More details coming soon; save the date!
For more information: contact Julie Luna at email@example.com.
MY ST. JOHN’S PARISHIONER PORTAL
The My St. John’s online parishioner portal offers anytime, anywhere access to the most up-to-date church pictorial directory. If you’ve recently moved, or changed your email or phone number, please log in to update your records.
To access the portal: Go to www.StJohnsStPaul.org and click “My St. John’s” at the top of the page.
For help: Contact the office at 651-228-1172 x10.