Worship for Holy Week and Easter

Maundy Thursday, April 17
Holy Communion
12 noon and 6:30 p.m.

Good Friday, April 18
Liturgy of Good Friday
12 noon and 6:30 p.m.

Holy Saturday, April 19
The Great Vigil of Easter 7:30 p.m.
at Boe Chapel, St. Olaf College

Celebration of the Resurrection
Sunday, April 20
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 11:00 a.m.
9:30 service broadcast
on KYMN 1080 AM


Saturday, April 12

Women from churches in the Cannon River Conference will join women from St. John’s for their annual Spring Gathering.  Featured will be campus pastors and students from several colleges in Minnesota.  The morning will also include special music from the Northfield Youth Choir and a quintet of women from St. John’s—Kristin Partlo, Elizabeth Bade, Ruth Smestad Anglin, Ruth Legvold and Nancy Ordahl Kmoch accompanied by Donna Paulsen.  Coffee and rolls will be served during registration, 8:00-9:00 a.m. and a lunch will be served at 11:30.  Adults are $12 and students $5 for lunch and program.  This gathering is an ideal time for parents and students planning on college in the near future to find out how our church continues to minister among young people when they go on to school.

Wednesday, April 9

4th and 5th Grade CAT at 4:00 p.m.

Lenten Soup Supper served from 5:15-6:15 p.m. in St. John’s Hall.  Soups are Split Pea and Spit Pea w/ham and both are served with bread.

Lenten Worship Service at 6:30 p.m. with homily by Kaethe Schwehn.

The Annual St. John’s Easter Egg Hunt is on Saturday, April 19!

This event invites children up to 5th grade, along with parents, to meet in the Commons at 9:30 a.m. for the egg hunt.  Make sure to bring a basket or bag for collecting eggs and feel free to bring a friend!

Everyone: We need individually wrapped candy and small items to fill the eggs. Donations can be dropped off in the Church Office or put in the basket in the Commons. Thanks so much!

Quilters will meet Monday and Thursday, after Easter instead of Holy Week. The dates would be April 21 and 24.

Eggs Bakes Needed for Easter Breakfast!

It is a tradition at St. John’s that the youth put on an egg-bake breakfast for the congregation and the community each year with egg-bakes donated by the congregation.  There is a sign-up sheet outside of St. John’s Hall.  We provide the pans and the recipes for a ham, sausage, veggie, or gluten-free egg bake and all you have to do is return them covered and uncooked to the main kitchen between 8:00 a.m. and noon on Saturday, April 19th.  At the breakfast, we take suggested donations of $5/person or $20/family and all proceeds go towards defraying the cost of mission trips, bible camp, and magical mystery tours for our youth.  We usually go through 30 egg bakes so all your help is appreciated!

“Restore, Replenish, Renew”

Service of Renewal

A service of inspiration and renewal for caregivers,
featuring music, prayer and music meditation,
will be Sunday, April 6, 4:00 p.m. at St. John’s.

The service is designed for anyone who
is providing care or services to persons in need.
This includes family caregivers, nurses, physicians,
healthcare workers, therapists, clergy and volunteers.

Following the service there will be refreshments and a time for fellowship.


Wednesday, April 2

After School Programming Resumes
including CAT for Grades 4 and 5 at 4:00 p.m.

5:15 p.m.
Lenten Soup Supper in St. John’s Hall
with Wild Rice Soup & Lentil Soup w/Vegetables
served with bread

6:30 p.m.
Lenten Worship Service
Homily by Ruth Hansen

7:15 p.m.
Laudate Choir Practice
St. John’s Chorale Practice

Exterior Restoration Project Set to Begin This Wednesday, April 2

Be aware that during this time, scaffolding will be set up around the exterior of the building and certain entrances to the building may be closed.  In addition, a construction trailer will be located on Poplar St.  For everyone’s safety, please do not approach the trailer area or the scaffolding.


Sunday, March 30

This Sunday at St. John’s

Worship Services
8:30 a.m. / 11:00 a.m.

Between Services
Coffee and Fellowship in St. John’s Hall
9:30 a.m.
Prayers for Healing and Intercession
9:45 a.m.
Small Group: “The Active Life”
Inquirer’s Gathering for Baptism or Reaffirmation
Forum: “Gift of Time” presented by Jim Blaha