An opportunity for fellowship sponsored by the Adult Education & Ministry Board, Summer Suppers are part of an intentional effort to bring together members of St. John’s in ways that foster and renew our connections to each other. The first Summer Supper, held in June, saw over 30 St. John’s community members and friends getting better acquainted over cozy home meals, eating, and visiting into the early evening. Inspired to join in? Look for the Summer Supper display in the Commons, and RSVP on the sign-up sheet to host or attend the second Summer Supper. We warmly welcome previous participants and newcomers to join us in this second event. We look forward to seeing you!
St. John’s is once again hosting one of the biggest neighborhood gatherings in Northfield on Tuesday, August 1. Everyone is invited! Come and enjoy a summer meal outdoors with music, a bouncy tent for kids, vintage cars, and safety vehicles for everyone to explore. We need volunteers to help set up, serve, and clean up after. If you know you’ll be here, please let us know if we can count on your help. Call Christy Hall-Holt at (507) 645-4429 or sign up on the Volunteers Serving board in the Commons or online by clicking here.
This Monday’s Topic: God, Suffering, and How We Respond
Why do we suffer? How is God involved (or not involved) in the bad things that happen in this world? These are the questions of faith for many of us. At Pub Theology, we will take up these questions and wonder how we are called to respond in the face of suffering. There is plenty to discuss and this just might become a two-part topic. To help ground our conversation, please read Sam Well’s article, “The Power of Being With: A Jesus Model for Ministry.” Click here to view the article.
We love coming to church on Sunday. We loved Rhubarb Sunday and Strawberry Sunday. We love to share in fellowship with one another. We love to eat, especially desserts. We love fruits that are red, white, and blue. Why not combine it all and have another special fruit Sunday? The date is set. The sign ups are ready. We need you to sign up to help and bring desserts! Would you please consider signing up to help with setup or flowers on Saturday, July 22, from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.? How about helping on Sunday morning doing prep and serving, or serving and clean up? We need YOU to make fruit Sundays possible!
August 7-10, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
Good Earth Village is coming to Northfield in August to lead, “The Table is Set” Day Camp. The theme centers on food and hunger. We’ll explore the variety of people Jesus ate with, the gifts we have to serve those who hunger and give thanks to God who provides all that we have.
Dates: August 7-10
Grades: K-5 (completed)
Times: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (before & after care available for an additional fee)
Place: St. Peter’s, 418 Sumner Street E.
Lunch: Bring your own Monday – Wednesday. Thursday we’ll cook!
Cost: $65 (scholarships available)
Limited space so sign up soon!
The registration form is online at www.StJohnsNorthfield.org or stop by the church and pick one up in the upper Commons.
Church Office and Building Closed
Monday, July 3 and Tuesday, July 4
No Manna & Mercy or Pub Theology on Monday, July 3
Both will resume on Monday, July 10.
God could have made a better berry, but he never did. – Isaac Walton. We love strawberries. We love to eat strawberry desserts. We love sharing with one another. We love talking with each other at church on Sunday. Okay, let’s combine them all into one FANTASTIC Strawberry Sunday! Mark your calendars, and please, sign up to help and/or bring a dessert. Today in the Commons, or online in CCB, or by calling Christy at the church office at 507-645-4429. Thanks!
When: Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – Noon
Who: Anyone 12 and up (friends welcome!)
Where: Meet in the HS parking lot; pick-up at Culver’s
What: We’ll work on cleaning up our stretch of highway then end with a treat at Culver’s.
Worship times are 8:30 and 10:00 a.m. with coffee and fellowship between services.
Join us at the 10:45 a.m. worship service as we recognize our graduating high school seniors. A luncheon for the graduates, their families, and mentors will follow.