As a community of women created in the image of God, called to discipleship in Jesus Christ, and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we commit ourselves to grow in faith, affirm our gifts, support one another in our callings, engage in ministry and action, and promote healing and wholeness in the church, the society, and the world.
St. John's Women
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Our 2017-2018 theme: “I’mMigration” is taken from the notion that unless we are Native American, we are all immigrants. Even our spiritual roots are founded in stories of the stranger and alien. God seeks to remind us to love the alien because we were aliens. Even Jesus identifies himself as the stranger and mandates us to love and care for the alien in our midst.
Thursday, April 5, 2018, 7:00pm, St. John’s Hall
Michael Johnson is a philanthropic advisor at Lutheran World Relief. Michael connects with donors to understand why LWR is important to them and make sure they are engaged at a level they are excited about.
A graduate of the University of St. Thomas with a degree in chemistry, Michael began his career in development work as a philanthropic advisor and planned giving specialist at Luther Seminary. He also served as the director of development at Lake Wapogasset Lutheran Bible Camp, Inc.
Most of the time, it is Michael’s voice on the other end of the line inviting U.S. Lutherans for a visit or event. He’s the person to talk to about planned giving or how to include LWR in your end of life planning. Michael is available to speak to congregations or a group of people who wish to learn more about the general work of Lutheran World Relief.
What has intrigued me about LWR is the way we go about our work. LWR is like the bass guitar of the “global rock band.” We are not out in front, like the lead vocals or the lead guitar. We sit in the background, accompanying the percussion team creating the rhythm. You may not notice us when we are there, but you notice when we are not. We humbly walk side by side with people to create or restore the rhythm of life.
St. John’s Women gather in small groups each month to support each other and grow in our faith. We meet in homes, pubs, retirement communities… wherever we are we enjoy meeting new friends, sharing laughter and tears while exploring God in our world.
St. John’s Women are God’s hands locally and globally. Check out the missions we support physically, prayerfully and monetarily. Find your passion and jump in! Go ahead, change the world!
St. John’s Women create monthly programs to educate and inspire our congregation, promoting healing and wholeness in our community and our world.
2017-2018 Servant Leaders