St. John’s Spiritual Life Groups nurture the spirit in intentional communities.
In the wider community, we advocate for hunger relief, safe housing, and accessible health services. We pursue our mission through local and global partnerships, personal service, supportive prayer, and financial contributions.
The music program at St. John’s engages people of all ages in a wide range of musical possibilities. Our ensembles provide a sense of belonging, a place where people care about one another. Together we discover what it means to sing and rejoice in the Lord through music.
St. John’s ongoing impact relies on you — our parishioners — to commit time, talent, and financial support, to sustain the ministries that improve the lives of our members and the communities we support.
The members of St. John’s Altar Guild prepare the altar for all Eucharistic services, which also includes weddings and funerals. Time commitment is less than 1 hour per month. All members of St. John’s over 13 can join the altar guild. You are welcome to talk to a volunteer in the sacristy before and after services, or you may contact Diane Power, Altar Guild Coordinator at 651-222-1031.
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Do you want to assist with liturgy? Acolytes carry the symbols of our faith during worship and help clergy prepare for the Eucharist. Youth grades 4 and up, and adults, are invited to participate. If you have questions or would like to join, contact Katie Madsen.
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COVID-19: During the pandemic, lay readers serve from their homes, using a webcam or phone camera to read during the service.
Is God calling you to share His word aloud in worship? These volunteers read passages from Scripture during liturgy and serve approximately every two months. Contact Liturgical and Lay Reader Coordinator Robert Linehan to learn more.
Does your faith give you confidence to step forward, give direction, and answer questions? Ushers assist parishioners and visitors during Sunday worship and serve about one Sunday a month. Contact head usher Jeff Olsen to learn more.
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Vergers add an important ceremonial and symbolic element to a church service. They remind us that a service works best with order and rhythm. They help the clergy, freeing them from having to worry about every single element of a service, like getting people lined up for a procession. A verger leads the liturgical procession by setting a rhythm and, symbolically, pointing a way forward. If you feel called to participate in liturgy by leading the way as a verger, contact Contact Liturgical and Lay Reader Coordinator Robert Linehan to learn more.