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St. John’s Forum: Conversation on Race Continued

Sunday, April 30, 9:45 a.m., Sanctuary

We will continue our conversations around race by welcoming guest speaker Lisa Moore. Lisa is the Assistant Professor of Social Work and Family Studies at St. Olaf College. Please join us as we continue this crucial conversation.

Wednesday Night Meals

Served from 5:15-6:15 p.m. in St. John’s Hall
Menu for April 26: Goulash (Chili Mac)

We need your help tomorrow with the following:

  • 2 people for dishwashing and bussing
  • 1 person to wash pots and pans
  • 1 person to sweep
  • 1 person to wipe down and tidy
  • 6 people to bring desserts

Contact Christy Hall-Holt or follow this link to CCB to sign up.

Manna and Mercy Mondays Continue

Starting Monday, April 24, from 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Ever since Alan Storey preached at St. John’s in October (you can find the sermon on our website) and led a Manna and Mercy retreat, we have been hearing from many people about how powerful it was and the impact he made on them. Those who attended the retreat have been wondering, “What’s next? When can we dig deeper into Manna and Mercy, and what Alan taught us?” Continuing on Monday, we invite you to bring a lunch and join us over the lunch hour to watch a video and have group discussion around the topic. We hope you will join us! This is a great way to both grow in faith and in relationship with each other.

St. John’s Forum with Leonard Vibbe

Sunday, April 23
9:45 a.m., Sanctuary

Leonard is a senior at St. Olaf and a longtime friend of St. John’s. Leonard has just returned from an internship in Sierra Leone, where he worked with Ebola survivors. Come to hear his story about his travels and where life is leading him now.

Prayer Buddies Get-Together

Wednesday, April 19
5:30 p.m., Fireside Room

During the Lenten season, 4th and 5th grade Catechism kids were paired with an adult member from our congregation to be their “Prayer Buddy”. Prayer Buddies were asked to pray for their child from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday. This Wednesday we will have an informal get-together for Prayer Buddies and their child/family to eat together and share their experience. Thank you for being a part of Prayer Buddies.

Wednesday Night Meals

Served from 5:15-6:15 p.m. in St. John’s Hall
Menu for April 19: Sloppy Joes / Minestrone Soup

We need your help with the following:

  • 2 people for dishwashing and bussing
  • 1 person to wash pots and pans
  • 1 person to sweep
  • 1 person to wipe down and tidy
  • 6 people to bring desserts

Contact Christy Hall-Holt or follow this link to CCB to sign up.

Holy Week and Easter Worship

Maundy Thursday, April 13
Holy Communion
12 noon and 6:30 p.m.

Good Friday, April 14
Liturgy of Good Friday
12 noon and 6:30 p.m.

Holy Saturday, April 15
The Great Vigil of Easter
7:00 p.m.
Beginning in the St. John’s Courtyard
Service with candlelight and Holy Communion
6:00 p.m. Community Choir rehearsal – Everyone is welcome!
Bring a bell to ring in the service!

Celebration of the Resurrection
Easter Sunday, April 16
8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., and 11:00 a.m.
Holy Communion at all Services
Easter Breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
9:30 a.m. service broadcast on KYMN 1080 AM / 95.1 FM

Olaf & Christy’s Excellent Adventure!

Thursday, April 6, 1:00 p.m., St. John’s Hall

Tales of their excursion around the world with St. Olaf’s Global Semester program will broaden your understanding of God’s work around the globe. Everyone’s welcome!

Holy Week and Easter Services

Palm Sunday, April 9
Procession with Palms and Holy Communion
8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.

Maundy Thursday, April 13
Holy Communion
12 noon and 6:30 p.m.

Good Friday, April 14
Liturgy of Good Friday
12 noon and 6:30 p.m.

Holy Saturday, April 15
The Great Vigil of Easter
7:00 p.m.
Beginning in the St. John’s Courtyard
Service with candlelight and Holy Communion
6:00 p.m. Community Choir rehearsal – Everyone is welcome!
Bring a bell to ring in the service!

Celebration of the Resurrection
Easter Sunday, April 16
8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., and 11:00 a.m.
Holy Communion at all Services
Easter Breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
9:30 a.m. service broadcast on KYMN 1080 AM / 95.1 FM

Holy Week Hospitality Needs — Signups Are Ready!

Please take a look at your availability — especially which services you plan to attend anyway — and let us know if you can serve as a Greeter, at the Welcome Desk on Easter Sunday, as a Communion Server during one of the services, or in preparing or cleaning up from Communion. We need you — there are over 46 roles for volunteers to help welcome everyone to St. John’s. You sign up online or by contacting Christy Hall-Holt. Thank you!