Worship Racial Healing Eucharists 4th Sundays at 8am and 10am February 25: Celebrating Barbara Clementine Harris and Anna Julia Haywood Cooper. With joint guest preachers the Rev. Dr. Dorothy White and the Rev. Katie Ernst. March 24: Celebrating Óscar Romero and the Martyrs of El Salvador, with guest preacher the Rev. Daniel Romero. Music Artaria […]
The Vestry is the committee of laypeople (meaning people who are not ordained clergy) who provide leadership for the parish. They help articulate the mission of the congregation, ensure effective organization and planning, and manage resources and finances. The senior warden and junior warden serve two-year terms; other vestry members serve three-year terms. They are […]
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 […]
Additional photos from the Spring Brunch In 2022 the Episcopal Church in Minnesota passed a resolution restating the wider Episcopal Church’s position supporting Reproductive Rights and Bodily Autonomy. The St. John’s Women’s Group added their voices to this statement by reading portions of it together as a witness to the fact that 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. Community Episcopal Night at the Twins!Thursday, August 24 at 6:10pm at Target FieldThe diocese had so much fun […]
We are a vibrant community that finds great joy in being together on our journey of faith. At St. John’s, where two or three are gathered, not only is Jesus present, but very often so are refreshments! Most of the time this happens organically, as we go about worship, study, and service, members will bring […]
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Around the world as here at home, the flow of goods, means, monies, and resources, is stopped up and held in stagnant pools. And, while there are exceptions that prove the rule, the church has largely left this process unquestioned and unchecked, benefiting and profiting from it as we have over the millennia. We have ignored the very teachings of Jesus which envisions and hopes for a world where resources and money are not accumulated but distributed. Where the flow of health and wealth isn’t directed at the followers of Jesus and the church that purports to follow in his name, but rather passes through us and out to a world desperately in need of healing and hope.
The costs of following Jesus include all we possess, and all we hold dear. But like a mother concerned for her children, Jesus seems to believe that the old ways, the ways of neighbor love and welcoming the stranger, the ways of treating everything as gift instead of possession, the ways of grace and peace, are ways worth passing along, worth giving our lives over to. Choose these ways, he is saying. Choose life.
Great sinner that I am, what I adore about Jesus is that he has the audacity to not only welcome sinners like me at his table but he chooses to be seen publicly feasting with my kind and loving us in public. And let’s face it, the stories at the sinners’ table where Jesus is are juicier and we sinners are far more interesting that those seated at the judgy, self-righteous, holier-than-thou tables.