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“You shall love the alien as yourself, for you were aliens…” Lev. 19:34

“You shall love the stranger, for you were strangers…” Deut. 10:19

“I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not give me clothing,
sick and in prison and you did not visit me.”  
–Jesus, Matt 25:43

This 2017-2018 season we will explore diversity, equity and justice in the immigration process in our nation, state and communities; and how the process affects our lives in the Northfield community, stirring us to effective service and advocacy for our neighbors.


  • September 7, 2018

    “Reconnection & Revelation”              1:00pm

    Reconnect with friends, old and new.

    View a video message from this Summer’s Triennial keynote speaker, Alexia Salvatierra from the ELCA Southwest California Synod, The National Immigration Forum and the Evangelical Immigration Table.

    Be enlightened by anecdotes from women who experienced the Triennial first hand.
    And St. John’s Women 2017-2018 theme and program schedule revealed.

    St. John’s Hall
    Hostess: Mary Circle

  • October 5, 2017

    “It All Started With Children”                 7:00pm

    Mark Peterson, retired CEO of Lutheran Social Services and his wife, Mary, will speak on LSS’ history with immigration, refugees, adoption and resettlement. Open to the community.

    St. John’s Hall
    Hostess: Lydia Circle

  • November 2, 2017

    “Walking With South Sudan”               7:00pm

    Clark Cary, Chair of the SE Minnesota Synod (SEMS) Hunger Task Force, speaker. SEMS is partnering with the church in South Sudan where people suffer from civil war, hunger, migration of refugee and lack of health care. Open to the community.

    St. John’s Hall
    Hostess: Boomers

  • December 7, 2017

    “I’mMigration – Cookie Exchange”           1:00pm

    Share from where your family emigrated, one family tradition from that culture, or one object (Christmas or otherwise) passed down from ancestors. Bring two dozen cookies for the exchange and 1/2  dozen to share with coffee.

    St. John’s Hall
    Hostess: Executive Board

  • January 4, 2018

    Delightful music and delicious food are always the fare at our annual Christmas luncheon.

  • January 17, 2018