Summer Sunday Hospitality

Reminder Monthly Hospitality Groups are not in service during the summer. Would you be willing to check your calendar and sign up for one of these Sunday morning hospitality roles?

  • Greeter & Welcome Desk
  • Communion Preparer, Clean Up & Server
  • Coffee Preparer, Server, & Clean Up

Please call or email Christy Hall-Holt at 507-645-4429 or to sign up or go to the online sign up by clicking here.

Curtis and Katie Kline are coming to St. John’s!

Curtis and Katie Kline, lay mission workers we help sponsor in Colombia, are coming to St. John’s to lead us in worship this Sunday, June 26th. This is their first visit to our congregation since we began sponsoring them one year ago. The donations that members make in the Mission Offering envelope (in the packets sent in January) are used to support the Klines, as well as the Stubbs in Tanzania. The Mission Partner Team is hosting a lunch with the Klines in St. John’s Hall after the second worship service starting about 11:15 a.m. You are invited for this opportunity to visit informally with the Klines. If you would like to be at the lunch, please RSVP to David Norman by Monday, June 20thYou may reach David at or call him at 785-317-1477.

Pub Theology – Mondays at the Contented Cow

Join us at the Contented Cow on Mondays this summer from 6:00-7:30 p.m. for good conversation around weekly topics of faith, life, God, the Church, politics, etc. This is an opportunity for us to reach out to the Northfield community, as well for people of St. John’s to stay connected to each other throughout the summer. Each weekly topic will be led by either Pastor Pam, Pastor Jonathan, or Mike Skunes. Stay tuned to our Facebook page, Friday Newsblasts, and emails announcing the weekly topic. If you would like to be added to the “Pub Theology” email, email Pastor Jonathan at All are welcome at this conversation, so please join us and invite a friend!

Blessing of the Bikes – Sunday, June 12

As VBS week kicks off, ride your bike to church this Sunday, June 12th. We’ll have a brief “Blessing of the Bikes” after both services, praying for safety and fun for all ages. After the 10:00 a.m. service, stick around for treats, free bike checks/adjustments, and a fun skills course! Riders of all ages are welcome.  Rain or shine!

This Sunday at St. John’s

Summer Worship Schedule has Begun!
Sunday, June 5
Worship Services:
8:30 a.m. / 10:00 a.m.
Between Services:
Rhubarb Sunday with Coffee and Fellowship, St. John’s Hall 

Summer Nursery Schedule
The Nursery will be providing childcare at only the 10:00 a.m.
service during the summer months.

St. John’s will host the annual gathering of the Northfield Ecumenical Women.

Saturday, June 4
9:30 a.m., St. John’s Hall 

Enjoy coffee, tea & coffee cake and a visit with women from other churches in the Northfield area. We will celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Fellowship of the Least Coin and bring our collection of pennies. Sandra Nyvall and Rhoda Van Tassel will present the program. Music will be provided by Jane Rinehart, cellist, and Donna Paulsen, pianist. Please spread the word.

The Adventures of Flat Jesus 2016!

Summer is a time for unique opportunities: travel, do different things and see different people. To help keep us connected this summer, St. John’s is going to have its very own “Adventures of Flat Jesus!”

The basic idea is for kids to take Flat Jesus on summer adventures – be it near or far (and it does not have to be ONLY children!)  You can take pictures of yourself standing with Flat Jesus in places you visit or things you do, and then share them with our congregation. Bring your photos to St. John’s Office or email to  We’ll be displaying them in the Commons during the summer months.

Don’t have a Flat Jesus? Feel free to pick up one in St. John’s Commons or print one from the St. John’s website – decorate one for yourself (and a friend) and then take it with you on your summer adventures! Flat Jesus is a reminder that Jesus travels with us everywhere. It also reminds us that your church family is praying for you and looks forward to hearing about your adventures!


Memorial Day 2016

The church office and building will be closed on Monday, May 30,
in observance of Memorial Day.

Summer Worship Schedule Begins this Sunday, May 29!

Sunday, May 29
Worship Services:
8:30 a.m. / 10:00 a.m.

Between Services:
Coffee and Fellowship, St. John’s Hall

Sunday’s Adult Forum for May 22

Reconciling in Christ:
Crafting a Welcome Statement Part 2
9:45 a.m., St. John’s Hall

As many of you know, this year, we are intentionally exploring the topic of God’s welcome, human sexuality, and the possibility of becoming a Reconciling in Christ congregation. Part of this process has included the possibility of St. John’s crafting a welcome statement that specifically includes people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. On May 1st, many of us gathered in St. John’s Hall to begin the discussion of what such a welcome statement that is unique to St. John’s might sound like. With your input, three draft welcome statements have been crafted. These statements will be presented at this forum for feedback and discussion. Click here for a preview of these draft statements. Please join us for continuing this important conversation.