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Advent and Christmas Worship & Events

Advent Vespers
Wednesdays, December 10 & December 17, at 6:30 p.m.

Lessons and Carols led by all Choirs
Sunday, December 21, at both worship services

Intergenerational Event: Christmas Dinner Workshop
Sunday, December 21, between services

Christmas Eve
Wednesday, December 24
Christmas Vespers at 3:30 p.m.
(Especially for Children and Families)
Christmas Vespers at 5:00 p.m.
(Broadcast on KYMN 1080 AM)
Christmas Candlelight and Holy Communion at 11:00 p.m.

Christmas Day
Thursday, December 25
Festive Christmas Eucharist at 10:00 a.m.
Christmas Dinner for All from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 

Sunday, December 28
Worship with Holy Communion, 10:00 a.m.
Christmas Hymn Sing with John Ferguson, 11:30 a.m.

Poinsettia Orders

The Chancel Guild will be taking orders for poinsettias between services this Sunday, December 7, and next Sunday, December 14. If you would like to order a poinsettia in honor or memory of someone or in celebration of Christmas, stop in the Commons on either of the above referenced Sundays to sign up. The order form will also be available in the Church Office and on the website. The last day to have your order form in is Wednesday, December 17. The flowers will be used to decorate the church for the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services.

Sunday, December 7

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

Between Services and After Services
Coffee and Fellowship in the Commons
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.)
Forum: Liturgical Colors for the Church Year (9:50 a.m.)

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

Advent Fair

Advent Fair
Wednesday, December 3
5:15-7:00 p.m.

Come for the Wednesday night meal and stay for the annual Advent Fair!
It’s a wonderful night of celebrating the beginning of the Advent season!

Create Christmas crafts, try some delicious treats and
shop Serrv International’s Fair Trade Fair.

A night of fellowship and fun for all!

Sunday, November 30

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

Between Services
Coffee and Fellowship
Forum: Palliative Care, presented by Dr. Jacob Strand

Thanksgiving Eve Worship & Pie Social

Thanksgiving Eve Worship and Pie Social
Wednesday, November 26

5:45 p.m.
Everyone’s Choir Rehearsal
This is an inter-generational choir for 4th grade on up.
Come rehearse and sing for the Thanksgiving Eve Service!

6:30 p.m.
Worship

7:15 p.m.
Pie Social in St. John’s Hall!

Bold Cafe will meet this Sunday, November 23

Bold Café Small Group – Taking Our Next Steps:
Next Sunday, November 23,
Between Services (9:45 to 10:45 a.m.), Fireside Room

For women in our 20s, 30s, and 40s (and thereabouts!) interested in connecting socially, exploring how faith intersects with daily life, and service.  Join us as we take the brainstorming from our October 26 meeting and put plans in place for moving forward. Come and enjoy fair trade coffee and tea and coffee cake!  Questions? Contact Christy Hall-Holt at christy.hallholt@gmail.com or (507) 581-1508 or Sara Redetzke atsrednorth@charter.net or (507) 301-3599

Sunday, November 23

Worship Services
8:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m. (Affirmation of Baptism)

Between Services and After Services
Coffee and Fellowship 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: CPR First Responder & AED Usage for the Community (9:50 a.m.)

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

Ringing of the Church Bell

The St. John’s Church bell was rung 11 times this morning at 11:00 a.m. in observance of Veteran’s Day.  The bell is rung for peace, a custom followed by many communities and churches as they commemorate Veteran’s Day.

Wednesday Night Meal Menu

Click here for the November menu.