We’re Worshipping Together
CANDIDATES FOR THE 10TH BISHOP
The Standing Committee announced a final slate of candidates for the 10th Bishop of the Episcopal Church in Minnesota. The election is Saturday, January 25th. Speak with St. John’s delegates who will cast their vote based on what they hear from you. Our delegates are:
- Marilyn Conklin: firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-222-5431
- Jerry Woelfel: email@example.com or 651-283-7798
- Becky Garthofner: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sabine Krall
- The Rev. Jered Weber-Johnson: email@example.com or 651-228-1172 x11
- The Rev. Craig Lemming: firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-228-1172 x18
- The Rev. Margaret Thor: email@example.com.
Learn more: mnbishopsearch.org.
Tuesday, February 4 at 12pm, Episcopal Homes
All are invited to a service of Noonday Prayers at Episcopal Homes, 1860 University Ave. West, St. Paul.
For info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
DAILY MORNING PRAYER
Weekdays at 8am, Chapel
A simple service said directly from the Book of Common Prayer.
For info: Jayan Nair, email@example.com.
Thursdays at 7pm in the Chancel (Incense is Used)
We’re Making Music
Kirk Michael Rich, Organ Recital
Sunday, January 26 at 4pm, Church
Dr. Kirk Michael Rich, Director of Music for All Saints Episcopal Church, Atlanta, performs on the pipe organ. A reception will follow.
For info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’re Growing in Our Faith
SUNDAY FAITH FORUM
Sunday, January 26 at 9am, Fireside Room
Come discuss “Theology of Healing Prayer and Anointing” with
St. John’s Healing Prayer and Anointing Ministers.
For info: email@example.com.
MICAH Legislative Breakfast
Thursday, January 30, 7-9:15am, St. Timothy Lutheran Church, 1465 Victoria Street N, St. Paul
Along with MICAH (Metropolitan Interfaith Council on Affordable Housing), we can work on the root causes of homelessness and support policies for more affordable housing. Enjoy breakfast, watch a brief video on the history of homelessness and activism, and hear a panel address housing concerns and solutions. Attendees will sit with their public official(s) and be able to discuss concerns and solutions.
For info: Patti Whitney-Wise, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, February 2 at 9am, Fireside Room
Children, Youth, and Family Ministry and Faith Formation invite the whole parish to participate in making candles together which will be blessed at The Feast of Candlemas Eucharist at 10am.
For info: email@example.com.
We’re Giving to God and Our Neighbors
The month of February
We open our gym to provide those experiencing homelessness with a place to sleep, snacks, and hosts with compassion. Each night volunteers are needed as greeters and overnight hosts. Provide an invaluable service to families in need.
Sign Up: tinyurl.com/SJEProjectHome2020.
For info: Holly Weinkauf, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Margaret Thor, email@example.com.
CREATION CARE MEETING
TODAY at 11:15am, Library
Don Postema presents the Minnesota Green Star Home he and Gabriel Lawrence built in St. Paul. All are welcome.
For info: Eric Odney, firstname.lastname@example.org.
SATURDAY ALTAR GUILD HELP
Help prepare the church for the celebration of Eucharist. Saturday or Sunday morning prep or clearing after 10am worship is available. Each time-frame involves ONE HOUR A MONTH and makes you part of a great team and mission.
To help: Diane Power, email@example.com or Colleen Swope, firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAFE CHURCH TRAININGS
Safeguarding God’s People: Saturday, February 22 from 9am-12pm
Safeguarding God’s Children: Saturday, February 29 from 9am-12pm
In this church we strive to maintain a safe and welcoming environment for children, youth, and vulnerable adults. We require Safe Church training for ministry leaders, keyholders, and some other volunteers. The Episcopal Church in Minnesota has updated their policies to require Safe Church Training renewal every THREE years. Please contact the office to find out if you need to take or renew a class.
RSVP to: email@example.com.
We’re Building Community
CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED
Monday, January 20
The church office will be closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
LGBTQ+ SPIRITUAL LIFE GROUP
Nominate your favorite PG-13 LGBTQ+ film. The winning nominee will be featured at St. John’s first parish-wide film night on Friday, February 21 with the film showing from 6:30-8:30pm and discussion to follow. Pizza and beverages provided. Nominations due February 3 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, January 26 at 11:15am, Gym
Hear the stories of all the wonderful work being done at St. John’s, thank outgoing leaders and welcome new. The church will provide lunch; please bring a dessert to share. Childcare is provided for kids birth-5th grade. RSVP to email@example.com.
For info: Marilyn Conklin, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, February 4 at 12:30pm, Episcopal Homes, 1860 University Ave. W, St. Paul
All who identify as Older, Wiser, Laity are invited to a luncheon with the Rev. Jered Weber-Johnson and the Rev. Barbara Mraz presenting “Fondues and Fon-don’ts: Food Trends and Fads of the Past 100 Years.” There are 60 parking spaces at Episcopal Homes, but as always it is good to carpool if you can.
RSVP by January 20: 651-228-1172 x10, email@example.com.