Spiritual Life and Community Gatherings
First Tuesdays from 7-8:30pm in the Fireside Room and via Zoom.
In the wake of the demise of Roe and the further erosion of personal freedoms, the women’s group offers a safe space to talk and listen, or just be together. Parishioners of all genders who have or had the ability to get pregnant and/or have female reproductive systems are invited for what will be the first of many conversations. If you have questions, or want information on participating remotely, contact Mary E. Johnson.
Thursday Book Group
Every first and third Thursday of the month from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. in the Fireside Room or on Zoom.
St. John’s Book Group votes on books that challenge, affirm, and deepen our spiritual lives. Join us as we delve into a broad range of literary genres, including history, novels, theology, psychology, poetry, anthropology, biographies, and much, much more. Email [email protected] for more information.
First Wednesdays at 5pm at Watter’s Pub (Episcopal Church Homes: 1879 Feronia Avenue, St. Paul).
Join us for fun and fellowship with St. John’s Episcopal Homes residents in the Watters Pub! We share our joys, struggles, and gratitudes as a community bound together in Christ’s love. The Watters Pub is located in Midway Village, the newest addition to the Episcopal Homes campus. The Pub serves select wines, draft beers, cheese curds, wings and more.
Prayer Shawl Knitting Group
Second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at 1pm in the Saint John’s Fireside Room.
Please join us as we knit our prayers into a garment of care for those needing prayer and comfort in and outside of our faith community. All knitting abilities are welcome, we can help teach you the stitches and you’ll have the guidance of skilled knitters and crocheters at your disposal. Saint John’s Prayer Shawls are delivered by Saint John’s Circle of Care pastoral care team and clergy to individuals recovering from illness, following the birth of a child, experiencing grief, or after a significant life transition and are a tangible reminder of the love, care, and support of this faith community.
Second Tuesday of the month at 7:30pm.
Join with other men of the church for conversation, libations, and a spirit filled time of camaraderie and fun. On the second Tuesday of every month, the Men’s Gathering meets in the Fireside Room (the Holly Garden when weather is warm) to discuss an article, share a beer or soda, and pray with one another. For more information, please reach out to the Rev’d Jered Weber-Johnson.
Second Saturdays of the month at 9am on Zoom.
Join the Men of Saint John’s for their monthly breakfast, always a good time for conversation and the sharing of hospitality. During the pandemic the group has been meeting primarily via Zoom. However, as case rates drop there is a chance the group will return to the Gym Kitchen for breakfast in person. For current plans you can reach out to Jim Johnson.
Host Coffee Hour
Help make connections happen by volunteering to bring treats and juice for coffee hour after 10am worship on one Sunday. If you’re a newer parishioner, this is an especially great way to start to meet and get to know people! Sign up here: www.tinyurl.com/SJEcoffeesignup
Evangelist Submissions Deadline
Wednesday, February 8th
We welcome your contributions! You are always encouraged to submit reflections and articles. Email c[email protected] with your submissions, or any questions you may have.
Help Prepare the Evangelist for Mailing
Friday, February 17th
Help share the good news from St. John’s and keep your fellow parishioners connected! Just show up when you can on this day. Training, fellowship, and donughts are provided. Email [email protected] with questions.
Outreach: Faith in Action
Mustard Seed Offerings
Each month, we have an offering dedicated to helping communities outside our doors. Give thanks for the mission and ministry we share with our wider community and make an offering today:
- Go to “Give” on our website, www.stjohnsstpaul.org and select Mustard Seed fund
- Text 651-273-0753 with the amount and where you’d like the funds to go; e.g. “$50 MustardSeed”
First Nations Kitchen Mustard Seed Collection
Sunday, January 29 as a part of Sunday Worship
Project Home Mustard Seed Collection
Sunday, February 12th as a part of Sunday Worship