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College Information Session for Grades 10 & 11 and Parents

College Information Session for Grades 10 & 11 and Parents (10:00 a.m.)

Dan Franklin, Director of Admissions Campus Programs and Services at St. Olaf,
will lead a session for upcoming high school sophomores, juniors and parents
on what they can do NOW to be prepared to apply to colleges their senior year.

The session will take place in the Fireside Room from 10:00 – 10:40 a.m.

Forum this Sunday, October 5

Luther’s Small Catechism – Creed Part 3

Don’t miss the final installment of our three-part look at Luther’s Small Catechism.

On this third week, we look at the third article of the
Apostle’s Creed: “I believe in the Holy Spirit…”
What does this mean?

Mark Granquist will be our guide!

Wednesday, October 1, at St. John’s

CAT starts today for 4th and 5th graders!
4th graders will meet in Room 19 (lower level) with Pastoral Interim, John Schwehn.
5th graders meet in Room 9 with Pastor Pam.
Make sure to bring your Catechism books!

  3:45 p.m.
Snack / Opening (Grades K-5), Fellowship Hall

4:15 p.m.
Alleluia Choir (Grades K-2), Room 205
“DOG” ~ Discovering Our Gifts (Grade 3), Fellowship Hall
CAT (Grades 4-5), Grade 4 – Room 19, Grade 5 – Room 9
Homework Hangout (Grades 6-8), Youth Room

4:45 p.m.
Kid’s Club (Grades K-2), Fellowship Hall
Jubilate Choir (Grades 3-5), Room 209
Homework Café (Grades 3-5), Resource Room

5:15 p.m.
Wednesday Night Meal ~ Chicken & Noodles, St. John’s Hall
Jubilate Schola (Grades 6-8), Room 209

6:15 p.m.
Confirmation (Grades 6-8), Fellowship Hall
9th Grade Confirmation, Fireside Room

7:00 p.m.
St. John’s Chorale, Room 209

iDuo Concert, Tuesday, September 30, 7:00 p.m. at St. John’s

Join us for a concert by the Norwegian group iDuo, featuring soprano Ivi Karnezi and pianist Inger-Kristine Riber.  Free will offering appreciated.

Youth Blast! Friday – Saturday, October 10-11

Kid in grades 3 – 5 are invited for an overnight adventure at Good Earth Village in Spring Valley, MN.  The 24 hour camp experience is filled with games, hikes, good food, campfires, crafts and worship.  We’ll carpool from St. John’s on Friday leaving at 5:15 p.m. and arrive back on Saturday around 6:00 p.m.  Feel free to bring a friend and join us for Youth Blast!  Cost: $50.00 (scholarships available), $25 non-refundable deposit due at registration.  We’ll accept registrations until the camp is full.  For more info check out their website atwww.goodearthvillage.org

Sunday Coffee Hour at St. John’s

The coffee hourhas long been important as a gathering place to renew friendships, meet new faces and to get a little refreshment either after, or just before services.  We have probably not usually thought of this simple coffee break as an integral aspect of our ministry to each other.  We want to encourage everyone to share in the fellowship, and to affirm this time together, as part of the St. John’s Sunday morning ministry to our guests as well as our members.  We also wish to encourage congregational sharing in support of the coffee hour. We believe this may be accomplished by a division of labor.  We believe that spreading the responsibilities can reduce the burden on volunteers.  Volunteers can help by making and/or serving coffee, set up and/or clean up, or bringing treats.  There will be a sign up board in the Commons to help with this important tradition at St. John’s.

Flower Ministry at St. John’s

Corrine and Elvin Heiberg are retiring from their “flower ministry” at St. John’s.  Since they retired from working in Elvin’s dental office seventeen years ago, they have distributed flowers from worship services and funerals to the hospitalized and shut-ins.  They hope that this service will continue to bring joy to many people.  If you are interested in helping with flower distribution, please contact the Church Office or Joanne Sommers, Shared Ministry Coordinator.

Forum this Sunday, September 28

Luther’s Small Catechism – Creed Part 2

Join your friends at St. John’s as we continue looking at the Small Catechism.

This week: Luther’s explanation of the second part of the Apostle’s Creed.
We confess in worship each Sunday,
“I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord…”
Martin Luther asks, “But what does this mean?

Professor Darrell Jodock will be our guide.

All are welcome!

 

Sunday, September 28, at St. John’s

Worship Services
8:30 a.m. (Installation of Mentors)
11:00 a.m.

Between Services and After Services
Thank You Reception for John Ferguson 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: Luther’s Small Catechism – Creed Part 2 (9:50 a.m.)

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

This Wednesday, September 24!

3:45 p.m.
Snack / Opening (Grades K-5), Fellowship Hall

4:15 p.m.
Alleluia Choir (Grades K-2), Room 205
“DOG” – Discovering Our Gifts (Grades 3-5), Lower Level
Homework Hangout (Grades 6-8), Youth Room

4:45 p.m.
Kid’s Club (Grades K-2)
Jubilate Choir (Grades 3-5), Room 209
Homework Café (Grades 4-5), Resource Room

5:15 p.m.
Wednesday Night Meal – Baked Potato Bar, St. John’s Hall
Jubilate Schola, Room 209

6:15 p.m.
6th, 7th and 8th  Grade Confirmation, Fellowship Hall
9th Grade Confirmation, Fireside Room

7:00 p.m.
St. John’s Chorale, Room 209