January 7, 2018
Sung Compline | Thursdays at 7pm in the Chancel
A candlelit service of prayers and chanting. Incense is used.
Noonday Prayers| Tuesday, January 30 at Noon in the Chapel
Everyone is invited to this simple midday service.
“Our Story”: The Nicene Creed
Youth & Adult Formation | Sundays beginning TODAY at 9am in the Fireside Room
Every Sunday we stand together to tell our story of faith through the recitation of the Nicene Creed. We will dedicate six weeks of formation to an engaging discussion on the substance of our communal confession. Youth and adults welcome.
Children’s Faith Connections (age 5-grade 6)| Sundays at 9am in the Gym
Kids connect with each other, explore different ways to pray, deepen their family faith, and experience God’s love.
For more info: contact Jean Hansen at email@example.com.
Deepen your faith and your connection to the St. John’s community.
To join a small group: contact Susan Moss at 651-228-1172 x18.
Prayer Time on Facebook
We offer a community prayer time on our Facebook page each Saturday. Leave your prayer requests and your thanksgivings in the comments, and our Saint John’s community will pray with you.
To participate: “like” the St. John’s Facebook page at http://tinyurl.com/sjefb.
Online Formation Resources
The St. John’s website has a section of online resources that can help you in your journey of faith formation, chosen by our rectors, at
Project Home Training | Sunday, January 21
Learn about Project Home and how you can help serve homeless families at this meeting in the Fireside Room after 10am worship. For more information contact Holly or Don Weinkauf, 651-724-5200 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mustard Seed Offering| Sunday, January 21
Our offering will benefit Episcopal Relief & Development. They work with church partners and local organizations to rebuild after disasters and fight poverty, hunger and disease. Their programs impact the lives of approximately 3 million people in 40 countries around the world.
Advocacy Fair | Sunday, January 21 from 2-5pm at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 700 Snelling Ave South
Connect with organizations advocating for change in our community and state. Learn how you can be part of their work. This non-partisan event is free; you can bring a nonperishable food item for donation.
For more information: visit http://tinyurl.com/2018advocacyfair
Be a Hearts to Homes Mentor
Help a family coming out of homelessness by being a friend and listening ear. Mentors get training and support from the YWCA and the Hearts to Homes committee.
To volunteer or learn more: contact Rianna Matter at email@example.com.
Discover St. John’s| Sun, Jan 14 at 11:30am in the Library
Open to seekers, newcomers to the Episcopal Church, and newcomers to this parish. Is there anyone you know who might be interested? Invite them along! Bring your questions and curiosity, and discover what we’re all about at St. John’s.
For more info: Contact Lea Anne Schmidt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Office Closed | January 15
The church office will be closed Monday, January 15 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Annual Meeting & Lunch | Sunday, January 28 at 11:30am in the Gym
Celebrate the wonderful work being done at St. John’s, thank outgoing vestry members, approve new parish leaders, and learn about the 2018 budget. The church will provide lunch; please bring a dessert to share. Childcare will be available; let us know how many children will be coming by emailing email@example.com.
OWLs Luncheon | Tuesday, January 30 at 12:30pm in the Fireside Room
**Please note that OWLs luncheons will be held on Tuesdays this year.**
All who self-identify as “Older, Wiser Laity” are invited to a luncheon hosted by the St. John’s staff and clergy. The Reverend Susan Moss will be our speaker. Please make sure to RSVP for the luncheon so we can plan to have enough food.
RSVP: call the church office, 651-228-1172 x10.
Enrollment opportunities at Crocus Hill Preschool
Our partners. Crocus Hill Preschool, have openings now for ages 2 1/2 – 5. Members of St. John’s receive a 10% discount on tuition.
To learn more: contact director Kathy Hopkins at firstname.lastname@example.org.