Thanksgiving Eve Worship & Pie Social

Thanksgiving Eve Worship and Pie Social
Wednesday, November 26

5:45 p.m.
Everyone’s Choir Rehearsal
This is an inter-generational choir for 4th grade on up.
Come rehearse and sing for the Thanksgiving Eve Service!

6:30 p.m.

7:15 p.m.
Pie Social in St. John’s Hall!

Bold Cafe will meet this Sunday, November 23

Bold Café Small Group – Taking Our Next Steps:
Next Sunday, November 23,
Between Services (9:45 to 10:45 a.m.), Fireside Room

For women in our 20s, 30s, and 40s (and thereabouts!) interested in connecting socially, exploring how faith intersects with daily life, and service.  Join us as we take the brainstorming from our October 26 meeting and put plans in place for moving forward. Come and enjoy fair trade coffee and tea and coffee cake!  Questions? Contact Christy Hall-Holt at or (507) 581-1508 or Sara Redetzke or (507) 301-3599

Sunday, November 23

Worship Services
8:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m. (Affirmation of Baptism)

Between Services and After Services
Coffee and Fellowship in St. John’s Hall
Sunday School for Preschool – Grade 5 (9:45 a.m.)
Life Groups for Grades 6-9 and Life Group Leaders for Grades 10-12 (9:45 a.m.)
Accompany Session (9:50 a.m.)
Forum: CPR First Responder & AED Usage for the Community (9:50 a.m.)

Laudate Choir: 4:00 p.m. in Room 205

Ringing of the Church Bell

The St. John’s Church bell was rung 11 times this morning at 11:00 a.m. in observance of Veteran’s Day.  The bell is rung for peace, a custom followed by many communities and churches as they commemorate Veteran’s Day.

Wednesday Night Meal Menu

Click here for the November menu.

Shared Ministry Coordinator Position Open

The position of Shared Ministry Coordinator is open at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Northfield, MN.  This is a 20-hour/week position, requiring regular presence on Tuesday mornings and Sunday mornings.  We seek an individual with excellent communication, hospitality, and organizational skills to coordinate the shared tasks of hospitality and welcome in our multi-generational congregation, working with multiple staff and lay leaders to invite members into fellowship and common work together.

Send a resume to  

Application deadline is November 14, 2014.

Sunday, November 2, is All Saints Sunday

This morning we will remember by name those who have been baptized
and those who have died since last All Saints Sunday 2013.

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

Between Services
Coffee and Fellowship in St. John’s Hall
Sunday School (9:45 a.m., Lower Level)
Life Groups – Grades 6-9 & Life Group Guides – Grades 10-12 (9:45 a.m., St. John’s Hall)
Accompany Session (9:50 a.m., Rooms 203 and 205)
Sunday Morning Concert Series: Piano Recital (9:50 a.m., St. John’s Hall)


Volunteers Needed for Christmas Day Dinner

Following our long history, St. John’s will again host the Community Christmas Dinner.  St. John’s Lutheran Church is located at 500 3rd St. West.  On December 25, 2014, a traditional Christmas dinner with turkey, meatballs, potatoes, salads, and desserts will be served from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.  This dinner is St. John’s gift to the community as we celebrate the birth of Christ.  There is no charge and all are welcome!

Members of St. John’s will be asked to volunteer by providing either food or service time on December 24th and on Christmas Day the 25th.  Immediately after Thanksgiving, there will be opportunities to sign up to provide a potato bake dish or a dessert or a salad to supplement the other foods that must be purchased.  Other (or the same) members will be asked to volunteer 1.5-2 hours of their time on the 24th or 25th.  Set up for the dinner will begin at 9:00 a.m. on the 24th.  Christmas Day work shifts will begin at 10:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 12:30 p.m. both in the kitchen and in St. John’s Hall.  As in the past, volunteers will sign up for a particular task at a particular time.  Consequently, each volunteer will know exactly what his or her specific duty will be that day.  And as in the past, we never ask for volunteers to show up in hopes of having something for them to do.  The entire dinner, a gift from St. John’s, depends upon our members for its success.  We warmly welcome your contribution.

Christmas is a joyous time!  The Magi celebrated the birth of the Christ child with gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.  As part of our celebration, we open our doors wide to the community with our gifts equally precious: service; nourishment; human kindness.

Come in your PJs to Movie Morning!

Kids 5th grade and younger are invited to come in their pajamas to movie morning at St. John’s!  Come for breakfast and stay to watch a movie!  Feel free to bring friends!

Where: The Commons for Breakfast, Movie in St. John’s Theater
When: Monday, November 3 – NO SCHOOL DAY!
Time:   9:00–11:00 a.m.
Children younger than kindergarten need to be accompanied by a parent.

Sign up on the bulletin board in the Commons or call Julie at 645-4429

Thanksgiving Pie Social

Our Thanksgiving Eve Pie Social is fast approaching and we need a coordinator for the event as well as volunteers to help plate pies and clean up.  If you can help please contact the Church Office at 645-4429 or