News

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.

Wednesday Night Meals

Wednesday, May 18
Meal served from 5:15-6:15 p.m.

Menu for May 18th
Fried/Grilled Chicken with chips, coleslaw, potato salad, and watermelon
*We will have a limited supply of grilled chicken for those who need a gluten free option.

Please click here if you can help with set-up, clean-up and/or bring a dessert.

Sunday School Celebration – Sunday, May 15

The congregation is invited to celebrate the last day of Sunday school for the school year! The celebration will take place in the lower level of St. John’s from 9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. with the theme, “Pentecost”. Enjoy music, storytelling, refreshments, games, and crafts with your family and friends.
If you are interested in lending a hand to help at the event, contact Julie Brehmer by phone at 645-4429, or email at children@stjohnsnorthfield.org.

Children’s Choir Musical – Wednesday, May 11th

Children’s Choir Musical
This year’s Children’s Choir Musical, “All Nature Sings”,
will be held this Wednesday, May 11th.
Starting at 5:15 p.m., come for our Wednesday Night Meal
and stay for the musical, starting at 6:00 p.m.
Join us for this special “Dinner Theater” event!
Everyone is welcome!

Adult Forum: Nonviolent Peaceforce

Sunday, May 8
9:45 a.m. Sanctuary

Workers for the Nonviolent Peaceforce will present the May 8th Adult Forum, sponsored by the Peace and Justice Group. They will trace the development of this organization and help us see the power of nonviolence in various conflicts around the world. For more information about the group, see http://www.nonviolentpeaceforce.org/

Women of St. John’s Monthly Meeting

Of Many Generations – Sisterhood of the Traveling Faith
Thursday, May 5
7:00 p.m., St. John’s Hall

The women of Bold Café have been invited to lead the program for the gathering of the St. John’s Women of the ELCA on Thursday evening. We invite all St. John’s women to come and enjoy an evening of celebrating our Sisterhood of many generations. Connect with St. John’s women of all ages and celebrate the gifts of this interactive reunion.

Wednesday Night Meal

Every Wednesday night a team of volunteers prepares a meal to be served in St. John’s Hall from 5:15-6:15 p.m.  The meals are open to all and do not have a set cost, but free will donations are welcome.  It’s a fantastic time for fellowship for ALL ages!

Menu for May 4th: Sloppy Joes

Adult Forum: Reconciling in Christ – Crafting a Welcome Statement Part 1

Adult Forum: Reconciling in Christ – Crafting a Welcome Statement Part 1
Sunday, May 1
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. This Sunday we would like to begin that discussion of what such a welcome statement might look like and we want your input! At this forum, together, we will come up with words and phrases that help describe who St. John’s is, who is welcome here, and why.