Check out St. John’s Website for our NEW online registration information for Children and Youth 2016-2017 School Year!

Click here to go to the website where you will find all the forms needed for registering children and youth for the 2016-2017 school year plus information on how to volunteer for upcoming events and programs. We appreciate registrations turned in by August 7th for returning members. Visitors and new members are invited to register at any time during the year. Please contact Julie Brehmer or Mike Skunes, 645-4429, if you have questions regarding programming.

Please note that this is the first year with online registration. If you are having technical difficulties please contact Leah in the church office at 645-4429 or

Night to Unite – Tuesday, August 2, from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Northfield area churches invite families with children who have completed 5th grade and younger to our Annual Pool Party at the Northfield Outdoor Pool. The cost for admission is $3.00 per person or you may use your pool pass. Churches will be providing free food (hot dogs, grill cheese, french fries, pop/water) at the event from 5:00–7:30 p.m. so come and eat, swim and enjoy! (We will cancel the event if the pool closes due to the weather.)

Red, White, & Blue Fruit Sunday coming up on Sunday, July 31.

Sign-ups to bring a red or blue fruit dessert or to help out will be in the Commons this Sunday.

Magical Mystery Tour II

Who: Middle School Youth who’ve completed Grades 5-8
When: Wednesday, July 20, 8:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (meet at Bethel Lutheran Church)
What: Magical Mystery Tours are events organized by the youth directors of churches in Northfield. The ‘mystery’ part of it is that we try to keep our destination a secret from our youth. The youth do not find out where we are going and what we are doing until we get there. A letter went out in the mail explaining where we’re going. If you did not receive that letter and want to know what we’re doing please contact Mike Skunes at 507-645-4429 or

Summer Sunday Hospitality

Reminder Monthly Hospitality Groups are not in service during the summer. Would you be willing to check your calendar and sign up for one of these Sunday morning hospitality roles?

  • Greeter & Welcome Desk
  • Communion Preparer, Clean Up & Server
  • Coffee Preparer, Server, & Clean Up

Please call or email Christy Hall-Holt at 507-645-4429 or to sign up or go to the online sign up by clicking here.

Curtis and Katie Kline are coming to St. John’s!

Curtis and Katie Kline, lay mission workers we help sponsor in Colombia, are coming to St. John’s to lead us in worship this Sunday, June 26th. This is their first visit to our congregation since we began sponsoring them one year ago. The donations that members make in the Mission Offering envelope (in the packets sent in January) are used to support the Klines, as well as the Stubbs in Tanzania. The Mission Partner Team is hosting a lunch with the Klines in St. John’s Hall after the second worship service starting about 11:15 a.m. You are invited for this opportunity to visit informally with the Klines. If you would like to be at the lunch, please RSVP to David Norman by Monday, June 20thYou may reach David at or call him at 785-317-1477.

Pub Theology – Mondays at the Contented Cow

Join us at the Contented Cow on Mondays this summer from 6:00-7:30 p.m. for good conversation around weekly topics of faith, life, God, the Church, politics, etc. This is an opportunity for us to reach out to the Northfield community, as well for people of St. John’s to stay connected to each other throughout the summer. Each weekly topic will be led by either Pastor Pam, Pastor Jonathan, or Mike Skunes. Stay tuned to our Facebook page, Friday Newsblasts, and emails announcing the weekly topic. If you would like to be added to the “Pub Theology” email, email Pastor Jonathan at All are welcome at this conversation, so please join us and invite a friend!

Blessing of the Bikes – Sunday, June 12

As VBS week kicks off, ride your bike to church this Sunday, June 12th. We’ll have a brief “Blessing of the Bikes” after both services, praying for safety and fun for all ages. After the 10:00 a.m. service, stick around for treats, free bike checks/adjustments, and a fun skills course! Riders of all ages are welcome.  Rain or shine!

This Sunday at St. John’s

Summer Worship Schedule has Begun!
Sunday, June 5
Worship Services:
8:30 a.m. / 10:00 a.m.
Between Services:
Rhubarb Sunday with Coffee and Fellowship, St. John’s Hall 

Summer Nursery Schedule
The Nursery will be providing childcare at only the 10:00 a.m.
service during the summer months.

St. John’s will host the annual gathering of the Northfield Ecumenical Women.

Saturday, June 4
9:30 a.m., St. John’s Hall 

Enjoy coffee, tea & coffee cake and a visit with women from other churches in the Northfield area. We will celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Fellowship of the Least Coin and bring our collection of pennies. Sandra Nyvall and Rhoda Van Tassel will present the program. Music will be provided by Jane Rinehart, cellist, and Donna Paulsen, pianist. Please spread the word.