News

Sunday, March 1

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

Between Services
9:30 a.m.
Coffee and Fellowship in the Commons
Pave the Path Donations, Commons
Fair Trade Sales of Coffee & More, Commons

9:45 a.m.
Sunday School: Preschool – Grade 5, Lower Level
Life Groups: Grades 6-9, St. John’s Hall
Life Group Guides: Grades 10-12, St. John’s Hall

9:50 a.m.
Forum: Prayer and Spiritual Disciplines Part 3, Sanctuary
Accompany, Undercroft
Take This Bread book discussion, Room 212 (upper level)
Daily Bread, Holy Meal book discussion, Room 201 (upper level)

Afternoon
Laudate Choir (4:00 p.m.)

Wednesday, February 25

Lenten Soup Supper
Served from 5:15-6:15 p.m., St. John’s Hall
Menu: Potato Soup w/Ham and Lentil w/Vegetables
(served with bread)

Lenten Worship Service at 6:30 p.m.
Haugen Vespers
Homily – Jim Blaha,
Executive Director of the Community Action Center

Sunday, February 22, at St. John’s…

Worship Services
8:30 a.m. / 11:00 a.m. (Rite of Welcome)

Between Services
Coffee and Fellowship in the Commons
Pave the Path Donations in the Commons
Girls Gala Ticket Sales in the Commons
Sunday School: Preschool – Grade 5 (9:45 a.m., Lower Level)
Life Groups – Grades 6-9 (9:45 a.m., St. John’s Hall)
Life Group Guides – Grades 10-12 (9:45 a.m., St. John’s Hall)
Forum: Prayer and Spiritual Disciplines Part 2 (9:50 a.m., Sanctuary)
Accompany (9:50 a.m., Room 205)
Small Group: Book Discussions (9:50 a.m., Rooms 201 and 212)

Afternoon
Laudate Choir (4:00 p.m.)

Minnesota All-State Lutheran Choir Auditions

Sunday, February 22, 4:00-5:00 p.m., Sanctuary

Founded in 1969 by Mark Aamot, the Minnesota All-State Lutheran Choir (MASLC), is currently under the direction of Dr. Thomas D. Rossin. During its 40 plus years, the choir has grown to include over 1,450 alumni who have shared sacred music and Christian witness in approximately 150 churches throughout the state.  Each year high school students all over the state audition for the 40-65 voice choir. In June, the choir assembles at beautiful Mt. Carmel Camp near Alexandria. There, in seclusion, the singers participate in eight days of rehearsal, Bible study and discussion concerning the meaning of the texts they will be singing on the tour.

NAYW’s Middle School All-Nighter!

When: Friday, February 20th, 8:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. Saturday, February 21st
Where: Bus leaves from and drops off students at St. John’s
Who: 6th-8th Graders
Cost: $25 (Food is included)
What: A fun overnight adventure awaits: swimming, bowling, Romans and Christians, and movies – oh boy!  Join us and other area youth group’s as we try to squeeze in all these fun activities into one night.  Sign up in the Commons or email Mike Skunes.

Faith and Family Night – MN Timberwolves Game and Danny Gokey Concert

When: Friday, February 20th – Game starts @ 7:00 p.m.
Where: Target Center
Who: All Ages
What: Christian radio station 98.5/KTIS is sponsoring a family-friendly night out at a MN Timberwolves game. We’ll watch the Wolves take on the Phoenix Suns, hear a faith story from a Timberwolves player, and get a half-hour concert from American Idol star, Danny Gokey. In addition, we have up to 15 spots reserved for kids/youth to assemble in the tunnel and high-five the players as they come onto the court for warm-ups!!! Cost is $24/ticket and if people want to carpool, we can meet at St. John’s beforehand. Contact Mike Skunes if you are interested.

Ash Wednesday – February 18

February 18 – Ash Wednesday
Worship Services with Imposition of Ashes
12:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
(Preaching – Pastor Fickenscher)

This Sunday at St. John’s

February 15

Coffee and Fellowship in the Commons

Pave the Path Donations and Girls Gala Ticket Sales
in the Commons

Sunday School: Preschool – Grade 5 (9:45 a.m.)

Life Groups – Grades 6-9 (9:45 a.m.)

Life Group Guides – Grades 10-12 (9:45 a.m.)

Forum: Prayer and Spiritual Disciplines Part 1 (9:50 a.m.)

Accompany (9:50 a.m., Room 205)

Bold Café (9:50 a.m., Fireside Room)

 

Update Regarding Ash Wednesday Activities

There will NOT be after school programming or a soup supper.  The events on that day are the worship services at 12 noon and 6:30 p.m.

Pave the Path is Back!

This upcoming summer our high school youth will traveling to Detroit for the 2015 ELCA National Youth Gathering.  The Gathering is an event where over 9,000 Lutheran high school students from across the nation come together for five days of worship, bonding, and service.  Because we don’t want to deny any youth or chaperones this experience because of cost, we hope to raise $2,500 through our “Pave the Path” initiative.  During Wednesday Night meals and Sundays during the learning hour from now until we reach our goal, we will have youth stationed outside of St. John’s Hall collecting donations.  For each donation, there is a corresponding car for donations of $5 all the way up to $100 that you can put your name.  We will post these cars on a road that snakes from the Commons into St. John’s Hall so the congregation can keep track of our progress.  This is the best vehicle for supporting our youth’s summer faith experiences (pun intended)!  Thank you! ~ Mike SkunesDirector of Youth Ministry