This Sunday, August 30, is Apple Sunday!

Everyone is welcome to enjoy all the delicious creations between services in St. John’s Hall.  Please sign-up in the Commons or contact Christy Hall-Holt if you can bring a dessert and/or help with prep, serving, or clean up.  Thank you!

Visit from The Stubbs Family this Sunday, August 23

We will be welcoming ELCA Missionaries Randy and Carol Stubbs & their family who will be visiting St. John’s and helping to lead the congregation in worship.

Holden Evening Prayer on this Saturday, August 22

This week fires moved through the valley of Holden Village, a Lutheran retreat center that is the birthplace of Marty Haugen’s Holden Evening Prayer.  This coming Saturday is the 30th anniversary of that liturgy.  On Saturday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. the St. John’s labyrinth will be available for prayer walking, and we will sing Holden Evening Prayer at 7:00 p.m.

2nd Street Construction Update

The western most entrance on 2nd Street is now open to access the north parking lot.  The temporary access from Poplar Street was closed yesterday and will be removed shortly.  Thank you for your patience during the construction.

Newsletter from Curtis & Katie Kline

St. John’s has begun a missionary sponsorship of Curtis and Katie Kline in Colombia.  The mission bulletin board next to the church office has their photos and information about their work.

From the Klines:

Greetings from Colombia!

Attached is our Kline Newsletter – Summer – 2015, “Happenings in Colombia”, as we continue to serve with the ELCA. Today marks a very special milestone for us – it is our one year anniversary since we arrived in Colombia – wow! 

I would like to welcome two new groups to this list: a group from South Dakota, South Canyon Lutheran Church who came to Colombia on a mission trip this summer. Also new to this group is the wonderful people from St John’s Lutheran Church in Northfield, MN who started sponsoring us – a huge thank you to them as well. 

Churches & Synods: the ELCA suggest the newsletter be one page so you can hang it on our bulletin board, re-print in your newsletter or however else you wish to share it. 

Thank you to all of you for your continued support thought your prayers, financial giving, and communication; global missions is possible because of you and your support!

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Love & Blessings from Colombia!
Curtis & Katie

Fall Programming is Coming!

Check out the Youth and Children’s Registration Packet for specific details!  If you did not receive a registration packet in the mail you may also download the information on St. John’s website. We appreciate having registrations turned in by August 16 for returning members. Visitors and new members are invited to register at any time during the year.

Holden Village Update / Prayer Vigil

Holden Village, a Lutheran retreat center in the Cascade mountains and a space with which many people in the Northfield (or Bethel or St. John’s) community have a connection, is currently under threat from the Wolverine fire.  The fire has already burned more than 28,000 acres along Lake Chelan and though many measures have been undertaken to protect Holden, the village remains in danger.

On Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m. there will be a prayer vigil at Bethel Lutheran Church in Northfield.  We’ll sing Vespers 86 (Holden Evening Prayer) and enjoy some treats and fellowship afterward.  All are welcome.  Please spread the word to anyone you think might be interested.  More information on the fire can be found here:

Do You Like to Sew? You’re Needed!

Quilters are in need of people to sew quilt tops either at home or at church.  The supplies can be picked up at the table in the Commons.  New members are always welcome to join us on the third Thursday of the month and the Monday prior to that Thursday in Fellowship Hall from 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.!  If you have any questions please contact Kathy Vang at 645-4849 or contact the church office.

List of Veterans and those in Armed Forces

“Beyond the Yellow Ribbon” is a comprehensive program that creates awareness for the purpose of connecting Servicemembers and their families with community support, training, services and resources.  On behalf of the committee, Dan Christ is seeking the names of veterans belonging to St. John’s.  Also requested are those in active service, Reserves, and National Guard.  Please contact Dan Christ at 218-259-6479 or


Northfield Noontime Organ Recitals

Wednesday, August 12
12:15-12:45 p.m.
St. John’s Lutheran Church

Nathan Proctor
Organist/Director of Music, Worship & Arts, St. John’s Lutheran Church