Healing Prayer and Healing Anointing
Sundays in Advent (November 27 – December 18)
This pastoral care will be offered by trained ministers in the Chapel during the distribution of Holy Communion at the 10am service. If you attend 8am worship and want to participate, please tell the clergy, who will pray with you and anoint you after the service.

Evening Prayer
5pm Monday-Friday during Advent 
A spoken service of Evening Prayer from the Book of Common Prayer, led by a rota of parishioners.


Lessons & Carols
Sunday, December 18 at 4pm in the Church & on YouTube
Our annual celebration of seasonal music and Scripture is always a delight. A festive reception will follow.

Faith Formation

Advent Read Discussions & Soup Suppers
Wednesday evenings (November 30 – December 21) at 5:30pm
Our all-parish Advent read is Gather by Octavia Raheem. Come for a conversation that invites readers to be “Free to pour the medicine of joy, harmony, and abundance from the ladle of [your] heart into the bowl of [your] being.” (Octavia Raheem). Bring a copy of the book including your journal notes.
Reading Schedule:
November 30: Introduction–page 34
December 7: Pages 36–55
December 14: Pages 56–82
December 21: Pages 84–109

Sunday Faith Forum Series “Healing Within: Spiritual Practices for All Bodies”
Sundays, November 27 – December 18 at 9am in the Fireside Room and on Zoom 
“Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?” (1 Cor 3:16) 
During Advent, Carol DeFrancisco and Marjorie D. Grevious will lead this four-part series. As we prepare to receive God’s love in the Christ Child, we’ll participate in practices that align our minds, bodies, and spirits with wholeness and well-being. We will “inwardly digest” the appointed Advent Scriptures with gentle movements and contemplative breathing practices from a seated position.


Hanging of the Greens
Wednesday, December 14 at 6pm in the Church
Come have a lot of fun while helping decorate the inside of the church with seasonal Christmas greens.

Donate Christmas Flowers and Greens
Honor a friend or family member, give in memory of a departed loved one, or in thanksgiving for a special event, with a gift towards the cost of the Christmas greens and flowers. The name(s) of event(s) and those being recognized will be included in the Christmas bulletins. To be included in the bulletins please submit the form below by December 18. Donate here: www.tinyurl.com/SJEgreens22


Outreach: Faith in Action

Hallie Q Brown Holiday Food Drive
Collected in the Narthex and Kent Street Lobby through December 19
Hallie Q’s  food shelf will be collecting food for Christmas dinners: stuffing, canned gravy and dry gravy mixes, canned vegetables and pumpkin, graham crackers, sweetened condensed milk. Also welcome: canned soups, tuna, pasta, and Manwich meals. Monetary donations are also welcome (choose “Mustard Seed” fund in the dropdown).

Help at First Nations Kitchen
Sunday, December 18 at All Saints Indian Mission Episcopal
This unique ministry in Minneapolis provides a weekly free meal of fresh organic food to all their neighbors, who are mainly indigenous people. It’s a lot of fun to volunteer here! Kids are encouraged to come along and help too! Volunteers needed for:
Prep Shift (12-2:30 pm): Cleaning, sorting, bagging produce; packing up To Go meals, washing dishes, sanitizing surfaces.
Give Away Shift (3:30-5:30 pm): Setting up the area outside where the meals are distributed, greeting guests, handing out meal packs and extras, and cleaning up afterwards. 
To volunteer for a slot, please email Don Weinkauf.

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