Wednesday Night Meal – October 19

Wednesday Night Meal
Served from 5:15-6:15 p.m.

Menu: Egg Bake and Hashbrowns (with a gluten free/vegetarian option)

Click here to sign up to help with the meal. Thank you!

Intergenerational Event – Sunday, October 23

It’s that time again!
Pack the Backpacks Sunday – An event for all ages!

Sunday, October 23, 9:45-10:45 a.m.
St. John’s Hall

For additional information, see the October edition of the Voice.

Pitch In to Help Build the 2016 Habitat for Humanity House in Northfield

St. John’s has signed on to help with the Habitat House being built at 805 1st St. W, just a few blocks from the church. We need about a dozen volunteers to sign up to participate to fill our slots on that Saturday. A site supervisor will be on hand to show us exactly what to do and how to do it. Volunteering with Habitat helps Northfield with one of its most pressing problems, the need for affordable housing. Any questions can be directed either to Habitat ( or to St. John’s Habitat ‘Faith Builders’, Brent Nystrom ( or Ruthie Neuger ( for more information and to sign up: Hope to see you on the build site!


This Sunday at St. John’s

October 9, 2016

8:30 a.m. / 10:45 a.m.

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

9:45 a.m.
Sunday School (Preschool-Grade 5), Lower Level
Adult Forum: Musical Heritage of Martin Luther, Sanctuary
Accompany, Undercroft
Toddler Time, Room 20

Life in Transition – One Transgender Story

Life in Transition – One Transgender Story
Thursday, October 6, 7:00 p.m., St. John’s Hall

Austen Hartke, former member of St. John’s, graduate of Luther Seminary and winner of the 2010 John Milton Prize in Old Testament Writing, will present his story of change. Sponsored by the Women of St. John’s.

This Sunday at St. John’s

8:30 a.m. / 10:45 a.m.

Between Services
Coffee and Fellowship
Fair Trade Sales of Coffee and More
Meals on Wheels Sign Up

9:45 a.m.
Sunday School (Preschool-Grade 5)
Life Groups (Grade 6-9)
Life Group Guides (Grades 10-12)
Adult Forum: Manna & Mercy


Pub Theology – Monday, Oct. 3

Pub Theology Continues
Monday, October 3, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Contented Cow
Topic: Reflecting on Alan Storey

Rev. Alan Storey is seen by many as a prophetic, yet loving, voice in the Church. He is a pastor in Cape Town, South Africa, and was the last conscientious objector to the apartheid. His commitment to the peacemaking Jesus and to justice for all is clear in his preaching and teaching. Alan is at St. John’s Lutheran this weekend, teaching a Manna and Mercy Retreat, as well preaching and teaching the adult forum on Sunday. Please consider attending these events! Even if you do not get to hear Alan this weekend, please read his sermon on the story of Noah and the Flood in preparation for our discussion.

You can find the sermon here.

Manna and Mercy Retreat, led by Pastor Alan Storey…

South African pastor Alan Storey will be leading a Manna and Mercy Retreat Friday evening, September 30th through Saturday, October 1st at St. John’s. Using Daniel Erlander’s book Manna and Mercy (a book we use for Confirmation here at St. John’s), Alan Storey developed a retreat as a journey from Genesis to Revelation over the course of two days, with sensitivity to the contexts in which the scriptures were written and of our present day. The cost for this event is $40 but if this cost is a hindrance to you, scholarships are available. For more information and to register for this event click here.

Adult Fellowship Gathering…

Re-Membering – Connecting Through Our Stories
Calling all adults! As we start off this new program year, it is good for us to spend some time getting to know each other. This Sunday at 9:45 a.m., please join us in St. John’s Hall for a time of meeting new people and re-connecting with old friends. Pastors Pam and Jonathan will lead us through some questions that will help cultivate discussion.

This Wednesday at St. John’s…

Ministry Fair Continues
Wednesday from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Wednesday Night Meal ~ Pulled Pork Sandwiches
Wednesday from 5:15-6:15 p.m. in St. John’s Hall

“Rock”, Reaching Out to Christ’s Kids
Begins this Wednesday for children in grades K-5. St. John’s will be providing bussing for children from Greenvale, Bridgewater and Sibley Schools and from the Middle school for Prairie Creek students who are interested in participating in our Wednesday Afterschool Programs. For additional information contact Julie Brehmer.

Confirmation for Grades 6-9 Begins
Wednesday from 6:15-7:30 p.m.