God could have made a better berry, but he never did. – Isaac Walton. We love strawberries. We love to eat strawberry desserts. We love sharing with one another. We love talking with each other at church on Sunday. Okay, let’s combine them all into one FANTASTIC Strawberry Sunday! Mark your calendars, and please, sign up to help and/or bring a dessert. Today in the Commons, or online in CCB, or by calling Christy at the church office at 507-645-4429. Thanks!
When: Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – Noon
Who: Anyone 12 and up (friends welcome!)
Where: Meet in the HS parking lot; pick-up at Culver’s
What: We’ll work on cleaning up our stretch of highway then end with a treat at Culver’s.
Worship times are 8:30 and 10:00 a.m. with coffee and fellowship between services.
Join us at the 10:45 a.m. worship service as we recognize our graduating high school seniors. A luncheon for the graduates, their families, and mentors will follow.
Thursday, May 18, 7:30 p.m., Sanctuary
Concordia College Choir-New York presents a hymn festival in celebration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. The program will feature choral and instrumental music and an opportunity to sing beloved hymns together. The selections with feature music by Bach, Christiansen, Schalk, Weber, and Ferguson.
Sunday, May 14
9:45-10:30 a.m., Lower Level
The congregation is invited to celebrate the last day of Sunday School for the school year. The celebration will take place in the lower level of St. John’s from 9:45-10:30 a.m. Enjoy music, storytelling, refreshments, games, and crafts with family and friends.
The Gospel Choir of St. Olaf College is a unique ensemble on the St. Olaf campus. Consisting of students from various backgrounds, majors, and musical experiences, this ensemble is devoted to the pure joy of worship through traditional and contemporary gospel music, as well as spirituals and anthems. As one the few collegiate gospel choirs in Minnesota, the students in this ensemble share their enthusiastic voices with a sense of pride and purpose. The choir will present at special concert here on Sunday at 10:00 a.m. in St. John’s Hall as part of the Sunday Morning Concert Series.
Thursday, May 4, 7:00 p.m.
St. John’s is fortunate to be surrounded by beautiful music and art. Many of the paintings, banners, and sculptures have been created by our very own church members. The Women of St. John’s invite anyone who has interest in learning more about the history and inspiration in the making of these items to join them. All are welcome!
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.
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