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Building a Home with Habitat for Humanity, July 24-Aug 4

Home is a powerful word—perhaps one of the most powerful of all. Wood and nails can be shaped to become a house, a home, a place not just to visit but to dwell—the same word the Bible uses to describe Jesus: “The Word was made flesh and dwelt among us.” To create a home is to give a deeply meaningful gift.

Last summer, 70 volunteers worked 150 shifts for Faith Builders, helping Habitat for Humanity construct a new home in…

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Added by St. John The Evangelist Church on June 29, 2017 at 11:58am — No Comments

Two Stations of the Cross Art Exhibits at St. John's in April

From ancient times, Christians have made pilgrimages to holy places.  In the medieval period, when not everyone could travel to Jerusalem, the church began to offer local pilgrimage liturgies — the Way of the Cross. 

Two collections of art work related to the Way of the Cross will be available for viewing at St. John’s beginning April 2 and continuing through April 30.

In the church nave, fourteen…

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Added by St. John The Evangelist Church on March 30, 2017 at 11:47am — No Comments

Sam Wells Workshop

St. John's is excited to host the Reverend Dr. Sam Wells, respected Anglican theologian, ethicist, and pastor, in March.

On Saturday, March 11,  the Rev. Dr. Sam Wells will present a workshop on "Living Without Enemies," exploring what it means to Live With the World in the midst of violence - the theological dimensions of solidarity, reconciliation, and life with our neighbor, our government, and the other. How can the church move from being & doing for others…

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Added by St. John The Evangelist Church on February 12, 2017 at 12:44pm — No Comments

Using the St. John's Bible in Worship During Lent

The Saint John’s Bible is the first completely handwritten and illuminated Bible commissioned by a Benedictine Abbey since the invention of the printing press. It was completed in 2011 and created in the style of medieval manuscripts.

At St. John the Evangelist, we will use a Heritage Edition throughout Lent in our Sunday worship.The Heritage Edition of The Saint John’s…

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Added by St. John The Evangelist Church on February 12, 2017 at 12:39pm — No Comments

Project Home returns to St. John's this February

During the month of February, St. John the Evangelist will provide homeless families with a place to sleep, snacks and hosts with compassion for their present situation. 

Beginning Monday, February 1, we need four volunteers each day. The first two volunteers come from 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm and help welcome our guests as they return from dinner and a day's work, training, or daycare. You may be asked to prepare a healthy evening snack, tidy up the kitchen facilities and eating area after…

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Added by St. John The Evangelist Church on December 18, 2016 at 10:45am — No Comments

St. John's is Sponsoring a Refugee Family

Whether your ancestors came to this continent on a slave ship, fought alongside the US in Vietnam such as the Hmong, left an English prison as mine did, sailed from Finland to work the iron ore range, emigrated from Poland to dig in the coal mines of Western Pennsylvania, came across the Rio Grande to work the farm fields, we are an immigrant people. Only the Lakota, Ojibwe, and other American Indians can claim this land as “home.”

We weren’t the first people-on-the-move.…

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Added by St. John The Evangelist Church on August 4, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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Added by Julie Schedler on July 19, 2016 at 8:50pm — No Comments

EFM Course Now Enrolling for Fall 2016

We are currently enrolling students in an online EFM course staring September 8, 2016. This course is an online course offered by St. Markan's Matt and Julie Schedler who are the first online trained EFM mentors in Minnesota. If you have been interested in EFM but do not want to leave your house one more night of the week this is the perfect solution for you! You will experience the same participation and discussions as a face to face group. In addition, with the online forum you will remain…

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Added by Julie Schedler on June 24, 2016 at 4:47pm — No Comments

WANTED: Everyone's Way of the Cross booklets

Our booklets for Stations of the Cross were published in the 1980s.  We need to purchase more and the newest editions are not usable for us.  If you have 4+ booklets from 1980s/1990s that you are willing to sell or donate, email lynvandesteeg@msn.com. Cover colors may be in  Brown or Black with ISBN:…

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Added by Lyn VanDeSteeg on June 3, 2016 at 12:38pm — No Comments

Annual Spring Used Books, Brats, Bake Sale and Bloodmobile

Mark your calendar for the Regional/Community-Wide Annual Used Books, Brats, Bake Sale and Bloodmobile. Come for the delicious baked cakes, cookies, bars, plenty of used books and phenomenal brats! Hard cover books are $1.00 and paperbacks are 50 cents.

Want to save a life? Memorial Blood Centers will be on campus for the Holy Trinity Bloodmobile. This annual event draws people from not only the Elk River area but also from St. Cloud as well as Minneapolis/St. Paul.

There is no… Continue

Added by The Rev. Dr. Rob Cavanna on May 14, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

St. John's Farmers' Market returns June 6

Farmers' Market

The St. John’s Holy Apostles Farmer’s Market will officially return to the St. John’s parking lot starting June 6. Please help us host by going to our Signup Genius volunteer page. There, you can volunteer for a time slot or two on any of the Sundays throughout the growing season.

The Farmers Market is held in the church parking lot on the corner of Kent Street and Summit…

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Added by St. John The Evangelist Church on May 4, 2016 at 1:27pm — No Comments

Professional-grade kitchen for rent at St. Christopher's

St. Christopher's in Roseville has a modern, professional-grade kitchen that is available for rent, starting at $10/hour. Additional information can be obtained by contacting Ruth at 651-633-4589 or office@stchristophers-mn.org

Added by Michael on April 19, 2016 at 8:16am — No Comments

We Are One Minnesota (April 24)

St. John's is proud to be a co-sponsor of this community event that stands against racism and Islamophobia in Minnesota. 

The program will take place Sunday, April 24 from 1-3pm at the St. Paul RiverCentre. There will be speakers, food, music, spoken-word performances from many countries and cultures, ethnic handicrafts, art, book exhibits, and videos of personal journeys of new and settled refugees in Minnesota. The event will also have the exhibit “Tents of Witness: Genocide and…

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Added by St. John The Evangelist Church on April 17, 2016 at 11:13am — No Comments

“The Cross in Art and Visual Culture”: Exhibit at St. John’s

The cross is the central symbol of the Christian faith, representing both suffering and salvation, sacrifice and forgiveness, redemption and hope.  Throughout the ages it has been the focus of Christian art and architecture, worn as jewelry, and cherished as an object of personal devotion.

Throughout the Easter season, the church will feature an exhibit of crosses and cross artwork from members of St. John’s, plus a photographic survey of 100 crosses from diverse sources and…

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Added by St. John The Evangelist Church on March 30, 2016 at 11:55am — No Comments

Maundy Thursday Eucharist and Agape Dinner

The Liturgy of the Word will begin in the church. The Holy Eucharist will take place in the Parish Hall followed by a simple yet delicious meal prepared and cooked by our very own, Scott and Donald Svoboda (Two Dudes Catering). 

After this meal shared by our Christian sisters and brothers, we will then go back to the church making the church bare for Good Friday and praying before the Blessed Sacrament. All are asked to volunteer time throughout the night to watch and pray with Our…

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Added by The Rev. Dr. Rob Cavanna on March 24, 2016 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday

Join us for A Procession with Palm Fronds and a Reading of the Passion of Our Lord According to Luke read by the youth and adults of the parish.

Please wear red for the occasion.

Coffee Fellowship follows in the Parish Hall.

All are invited.

Added by The Rev. Dr. Rob Cavanna on March 20, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

Lenten Quiet Day/Retreat

In this Lenten Quiet Day/Retreat there will be readings, prayers and meditations centered around one's relationship with God and one's discipleship.

The purpose of the Quiet Day is to enter more deeply into a conversation with God. One of the real challenges that we too often find in our busy lives is finding the time to pray and meditate. This scheduled time will give you an opportunity to deep your relationship with God and to connect with your faith before the beginning of Holy…

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Added by The Rev. Dr. Rob Cavanna on March 19, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

WHAT IS QtM YOU ASK?

Quieting the Mind is a new offering at St. Mary's in Ely. It is a weekly gathering of diverse individuals, drawing from the contemplative practices of meditation and centering. We meet primarily in silence, followed by a time of reflection and sharing. Those who are new to quiet meditative practices who do not think that they can hold silence for two 22 minute sessions are welcome to bring some reflective/spiritual reading with them to read to themselves while the group continues in…

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Added by Eunice Koch on February 28, 2016 at 1:56pm — No Comments

Church accounting

We are having a discussion at St. John's about changing the software we are using for our accounting.  We are currently using Quikbooks and it seems to work well enough.  The alternative would be to purchase one of the programs designed specifically for churches. 

One of the things we are not doing in Quikbooks is pledge reporting.  The entries are made as a deposit but that does not help with statements. 

Is there anything that does the job well, does not cost a bundle, and…

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Added by Larry Brugger on February 16, 2016 at 10:47pm — No Comments

160th Annual All Parish Meeting and Pot Luck Lunch

The Annual Meeting will review all aspects of the life of Holy Trinity from the budget and finances to pastoral care to evangelism to worship and liturgy, to name some of the topics. The Wardens and the Vestry members will report to the community and people will be recognized for their contributions to the mission and ministries of Holy Trinity.
Join us for the 10:00 am Eucharist and a delicious Pot Luck Lunch before the beginning of the meeting.

Added by The Rev. Dr. Rob Cavanna on January 17, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

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