Children, Youth, and Families

Ice Cream “Sundays”
Sunday, June 18 and Sunday, August 27 at 11am in the Parking Lot
Ice cream and other frozen treats will be served as we celebrate the beginning and the end of summer.

Lumos: A Magical Vacation Bible School
Monday-Friday, June 26-30, from 9-11:30am at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Edina
We’re partnering with St. Stephen’s for a VBS adventure exploring a variety of Bible stories that also highlight themes found in the Harry Potter series, such as baptism, guides, friendship, overcoming obstacles, and love! For potty-trained  3-year-olds up to 5th graders. Register at

Game Night
Friday, July 14, 5-7pm in the Gym
An evening of fun and fellowship where we’ll share dinner and play games together.

Parents and Caregivers Meeting
Sunday, July 23 at 9am

Childcare will be provided while parents and caregivers talk through next year’s CYF Ministry formation.

Intergenerational Service Saturday
Saturday, August 12 from 10am-Noon
For EVERYONE at St. John’s! Gather as we complete a service project together.

ECMN Camps at Shores of St. Andrews Bible Camp, New London

Youth Camp
Sunday-Thursday, June 11-15

Family Camp
Sunday-Friday, July 30-August 4
A family-oriented sleepaway camp of fun and discipleship in an outdoor ministry setting. For all ages.

Register for either camp at No young person will be turned away from any ECMN camp due to lack of funds. If you need financial assistance, please contact Dan Miglets-Nelson, Minister for Children and Youth.

Worship and Formation

LGBTQ+ Affirmation Service and Karaoke Night
Friday, June 2nd: Service at 7pm, with karaoke to follow at 8pm.
At St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 1895 Laurel Ave, St. Paul, MN

Created by Queer & Trans Christians for our LGBTQIA+ family in the Twin Cities in collaboration with St. Mary’s Episcopal Church & St. John’s the Evangelist Episcopal Church.

Music Sunday: Cathedral Classics
Sunday, June 4 at 10am
Our final music ministry event of the season, a celebration featuring English cathedral music with St. John’s choir; Organist in Residence Dr. Dean Billmeyer; and the Copper Street Brass Ensemble

Priestly Ordinations
Saturday, June 17 at 10:30am at St. Mark’s Cathedral, Minneapolis
Our bishop Craig Loya will ordain several new priests, including St. John’s member Jayan Koshy, as well as familiar faces Marc Landeweer and Jay Phelan, both past interns for ministry at St. John’s.

First Eucharist for the Rev. Jayan Koshy
Saturday, June 17 at 5pm in the Church
Newly ordained priest Jayan Koshy will be the celebrant for his first Eucharist at a Solemn High Mass offered as a votive for the Blessed Virgin Mary. Incense, of course, will be used. A joyful reception will follow!

Racial Reconciliation Holy Eucharists
Every 4th Sunday of the month at 8am and 10am

  • June 25: Honoring Saint Enmegahbowh, with guest preacher the Rev. Robert Two Bulls
  • July 23: Honoring Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, with guest preacher the Rev. Barbara Fairbanks
  • August 27: Commemorating the Baptism of Manteo, with guest preacher the Rev. Jim Bear Jacobs

Sacred Art Bible Study
2nd & 4th Thursdays at 10am on Zoom
Scripture comes to life for us as we contemplate sacred art together. Contact Holly Stoerker for the Zoom link.

Deep Dive Bible Study: The Book of Judges
Sundays beginning May 21 at 11:30am in the Library

The group formerly known as the Thursday Evening Bible Study has a new day and time for the summer only. Come anytime! Contact Judy Stack with any questions.


Capital City Grief Coalition
Thursdays through June 29 from 5:30-7pm in the CYF Center
An ongoing support group for anyone grieving the death of a loved one. Contact the coordinator Lois Knutson with any questions.

Twin Cities Pride
June 23-25
Save the Date! Opportunities to participate with St. John’s and/or ECMN will be announced in church communications.

Creation Care Ministry
Meeting every 2nd Monday from 6:30-7:30pm in the Parking Lot
This summer’s goal is to plant two more pollinator gardens of native species, and host nature walks to enjoy birding and tree identifying with folks of all ages, experience, and abilities. To get involved, contact Johannah Frisby.

Help Prepare the Evangelist
Thursday, June 22 at 10am in the Fireside Room
Extra hands are needed to help prepare our magazine for mailing. Training, coffee, and donuts provided!


Farmer’s Market
Sundays starting at 9am in the Parking Lot
Selling food grown by local Hmong farmers and collecting donations to buy and deliver to produce to our local hunger relief partners.

Project Home Dinners
Sunday, June 11; Sunday, July 16; and Sunday, August 13 from 3:30-6:30pm at Provincial House
Help prepare dinner for families experiencing homelessness. Sign up at

First Nations Kitchen
Sunday, June 18 and Sunday, August 20 at All Saints Episcopal, Minneapolis
Volunteers are needed for Prep Shift (12:30-3pm) and Giveaway Shift (3:30-5:30pm). Kids are always welcome to join in!

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