Big Wonder Child Care at St. John’s!
St. John’s is excited to announce that a new childcare center, Big Wonder, is set to open in our building on July 31st, 2023! Big Wonder is a non-profit organization that will seek to incorporate both Montessori and Reggio Emilia models of formation in an anti-racist framework that encourages spiritual inquiry; a place where kids […]
Summer at St. John’s
Children, Youth, and Families Ice Cream “Sundays”Sunday, June 18 and Sunday, August 27 at 11am in the Parking LotIce cream and other frozen treats will be served as we celebrate the beginning and the end of summer. Lumos: A Magical Vacation Bible SchoolMonday-Friday, June 26-30, from 9-11:30am at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, EdinaWe’re partnering with […]
Jump into the Water, for Joy and Liberation
Philip did not hesitate to jump into the water and baptize the Ethiopian eunuch. He did not think about the eunuch’s gender or race before welcoming him into the Jesus movement, or ask church authorities if it would be okay before accepting him as a partner in worship. Taking from Philip’s example, how might we cast aside the harmful boundaries and prejudices we have been taught to uphold and maintain?
Sermon for Pauli Murray’s Feast Day
People gonna rise like the water,
gonna to shut this pipeline down
I hear the voice of my great granddaughter,
saying keep it in the ground.
I had my arms linked with one of my movement grandmas, a pastor wearing her collar, and I sang this song through tears while she was ripped out of my arms and thrown to the ground by a police officer. We sang this tune against the backdrop of our beloved earth being torn up for profit.