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Annual Meeting / Potluck on Sunday, January 22

The annual meeting of St. John’s will take place Sunday, January 22, at noon in St. John’s Hall. Following a potluck lunch we will meet to hear reports, elect council and board members for 2017, and approve the 2017 budget. The St. John’s Foundation meeting will take place just before the congregational meeting.

Can you help with set up or clean up? Can you bring a dish to share? If you can help with any of these items, please sign up in the Commons. You may also sign up by contacting Mary Kelvie at 507-645-4429 or sharedministry@StJohnsNorthfield.org or sign up online thru CCB.

 

Wednesday Night Meals

St. John’s Wednesday Night Meals
Served from 5:15 – 6:15 p.m.

Wednesday, January 11
Scalloped Potatoes with Ham

All are welcome!

 

Adult Forum: Sunday, January 8

Welcoming the Stranger–Understanding Immigration and Sanctuary
9:45 a.m., Sanctuary

Many of us have been hearing in the news recently about “Sanctuary Cities” and “Sanctuary Churches” as ways of caring for undocumented immigrants in the United States. Our own Northfield City Council is having this conversation. Join us this Sundaywhere Alexa Horwart, from the ISAIAH organization, will speak to us about immigration and what it means to be a sanctuary. The forum will include the following:

  1. Sharing stories from immigrants and connecting them to our own stories
  2. Dispelling myths and learning about how our immigration system works
  3. Connecting to what our faith says about immigration
  4. And how to take action to support our neighbors

Wednesday Programming Resumes

Wednesday Afterschool Programming, Confirmation, and choir rehearsals resume tomorrow!

CAT for Grades 4th and 5th resume tomorrow from 4:00-4:45 p.m.

Wednesday Night Meals
Served from 5:15-6:15 p.m. in St. John’s Hall
Menu for January 4: Chili
We need your help tomorrow with the following:

  • 2 bussers
  • 1 pots and pan scrubber
  • 1 person to tidy up and wipe down surfaces
  • 1 sweeper
  • 4 desserts

Contact Mary Kelvie or follow this link to CCB to sign up.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

There will be one worship service on Sunday, January 1 at 10:00 a.m.

Joined by an ad hoc choir we will sing “in the new year” as John Ferguson’s traditional carol sing is folded into our festival worship service.

 

Christmas at St. John’s

Advent Vespers
Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Sanctuary

Christmas Eve – Saturday, December 24
Christmas Vespers at 3:00 p.m.
(especially for families and children)
Christmas Vespers with Candlelight at 5:00 p.m.
Christmas Candlelight and Holy Communion at 11:00 p.m.

Christmas Day – Sunday, December 25
Christmas Eucharist at 10:00 a.m.
Christmas Dinner for All from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Christmas Dinner Workshop! Everyone is welcome!

Intergenerational Event: Christmas Dinner Workshop
Sunday, December 18, 9:45-10:30 a.m.

Elves of all ages are needed to decorate placemats, make table decorations, and roll napkins for our St. John’s Community Christmas Dinner. Come join in the Christmas Spirit of helping others while enjoying some carols, cookies, and camaraderie. (Sunday School, Life Groups, and Life Group Guides meet in St. John’s Hall)

Advent Vespers

GOD WITH US is the theme of Advent Vespers this year.

We will gather at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday December 14 and 21 in the sanctuary. We will sing evening hymns and part of Holden’s Evening Prayer. Pastors Pam and Jonathan will offer short reflections on “God-With-Us” as a world-shaping vision for our relationships with creation, with God and with each other.

St. John’s Children’s Christmas Program

Sunday, December 11
at the 10:45 a.m. Worship Service

St. John’s Sunday School classes will be participating
in our 10:45 a.m. worship service in St. John’s Sanctuary.
Pre-service music by children in K-Grade 5 begins at 10:30 a.m.

GOD WITH US is the theme of Advent Vespers this year.

We will gather at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday December, 7, 14, and 21 in the sanctuary. We will sing evening hymns and part of Holden’s Evening Prayer. Pastors Pam and Jonathan will offer short reflections on “God-With-Us” as a world-shaping vision for our relationships with creation, with God and with each other.