Formation

Summer Formation Series: “Bible Basics”
Sundays at 11:15am in the Holly Garden

This series combines a big-picture view with deep dives into some of the Bible’s most familiar stories. Each session is stand alone, so attend as many or as few as work for you. Led by Dr. Judy Stack.

  • June 12th: “Created good, called to care” – The creation stories
  • June 19th: “Called into relationship with God” – The story of the patriarchs and matriarchs
  • June 26th: “Set free by God to serve and worship” – The deliverance from Egypt
  • July 3: “Life as a nation” – Faithfulness, failure, and hope in the story of Israel
  • August 7: “God with us” – the Jesus story
  • August 14: “Led and empowered by the Spirit” – Jesus’ first followers
  • August 21: “Blessings and challenges in community” – Paul’s letters
  • August 28: “Creation redeemed, justice brought forth” – Vision of God’s future

Family Day Camp
10am-2pm
Saturday, July 16
Saturday, August 6
Summer formation with the Children, Youth, and Family ministry! We’ll learn more about our faith, fellowship together and have lots of fun! Contact Katie Madsen for more information on signing up.

Bible Study With Sacred Art
2nd & 4th Thursdays at 10am on Zoom
We’ll explore the upcoming Sunday’s Scripture readings by contemplating sacred art that depicts those Bible stories. Through this sacred practice of Visio Divina, God’s Holy Word will come to life in our hearts and minds.

Use the My St. John’s online directory to contact Holly Stoerker for the Zoom meeting link.

Outreach

Serving at First Nations Kitchen: Sunday, July 24th at All Saints’ Episcopal Indian Mission in Minneapolis
Help provide the weekly organic free meal at this all-volunteer ministry, led by indigenous people for indigenous people. Covid safety protocols are in place. Volunteers are needed for two shifts; Email Don Weinkauf with questions or to sign up for a shift:

Prep Shift, 12 noon-2:30pm: Cleaning, sorting, bagging produce; prepping and packing meals, washing dishes, cleanup.
Giveaway Shift, 3:30-5:30pm: setting up distribution area, greeting guests, managing traffic flow, handing out meals, cleanup.

Help Serve Dinner to Project Home Families: Sunday, August 21st at Provincial House, 1880 Randolph in Saint Paul
We are serving dinner at Project Home’s shelter for families experiencing homelessness. Help is needed with meal prep, salad, dessert, and cleanup. You can use the online My St. John’s directory to contact Kevin and Kelly Russ with questions. Sign up here.

Give Us Wings Gathering: Wednesday, July 27 between 5:30-7:30pm at The Lab Taproom in Saint Paul. 
Give Us Wings, our partners in our Kayoro Clinic ministry in Uganda, have a new Executive Director, Peter Carlson. They invite you to stop by for a beer or one of the venue’s many nonalcoholic offerings, and get to know him as he shares information about future plans and projects.

School Tools: Through Sunday, August 14 in the Kent Street Entrance.
Each year, we help Interfaith Action collect school essentials for children from families with low-income. Please bring new, unused school supplies to the collection bins in the Kent Street Entrance lobby. Especially needed:

  • Backpacks and pencil boxes
  • 3-ring binders, paper, and folders
  • Calculators
  • Spiral and composition notebooks
  • Pencils, pens, markers, colored pencils, crayons, erasers, highlighters, pencil sharpeners
  • Glue sticks & bottles
  • Scissors & rulers
  • Facial tissue and hand sanitizer
  • Reusable masks

Help is also needed Tuesday, August 16 to deliver all the collected supplies to St. Paul’s United Church of Christ. Contact Holly Stoerker to volunteer.

Fellowship

Women’s Group 
Wednesday, August 3rd 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.


Spiritual Life in the Episcopal Homes Pub 

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.


Ice Cream Sundays 
 
Join us each Sunday in August as we travel to different local ice cream shops following the 10am service!
August 7th: Grand Ol Creamery
August 14th: Ice cream served at St. John’s after the service
August 21st: Cold Front
August 28th: Treats

Submission Deadline for the Evangelist 
Wednesday, August 10th. 

We welcome your contributions! You are always encouraged to submit reflections and articles. Email [email protected] with your submissions, or any questions you may have.
 
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.
 
Help Prepare the Evangelist Magazine for Mailing 
Friday, August 19th, 10am-12pm.
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.
 
Live Stream Open House
Sunday, August 28th following the 10am service.
Curious about what happens behind-the-scenes of hybrid worship at St. John’s? The Media Team would love to invite everyone to come check out the media booth to learn more about the equipment we use and our amazing team of volunteers! If you have been curious about joining the Media Team, this is a great way to meet the team, ask questions, and get familiar with our equipment!

Summer Mustard Seed Giving Days

Each month, we have an offering dedicated to helping communities outside our doors.

Sunday, July 31st: Circle of the Beloved
In the fall of 2016, The Episcopal Church in Minnesota, together with St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church and community organizers and neighbors, launched Circle of the Beloved: the Minnesota chapter of the Episcopal Service Corps. Each year four young adults live in intentional community on the north side of Minneapolis and serve at Episcopal churches and/or non-profit sites that serve the greater Twin Cities area. 

Sunday, August 14th: School Tools 
This drive is an easy way to join together with area faith communities and organizations to help children in our community who are affected by poverty. Each year, we collect new school essentials to benefit children from families with low-income who are served through nine different programs in Greater Saint Paul.

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