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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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. As a Parish, we are combining our efforts with those of St. Clements Episcopal Church and our companion parish, Holy Apostles Episcopal Church. We are asking everyone to band together and volunteer their time to help us provide an invaluable service to those greatly in need.
Beginning Monday, February 1, we need…
Added by St. John The Evangelist Church on January 5, 2016 at 1:40pm — No Comments
Our faith calls us to care for one another and serve those in need. Yet the magnitude of the world's needs can seem overwhelming, beyond our ability or capacity to affect. So it was in 2008 that St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church made a seemingly modest, but incredibly bold decision to do “one good thing.”
Five years ago, after much consideration and with a lot of faith, St. John’s decided their “one good thing” was to get to know…Continue
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Beginning November 7, St. John’s will be hosting a women’s AA Basic Text group every Saturday at 10 am in the Fireside Room. All are welcome. Contact Stephanie Senum for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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This fall, the Guthrie Theater presents an American Touring Company production of The Events, a riveting new play by author David Greig.
St. John’s Adult Choir will participate in the Guthrie Theater’s presentation of The Events, which explores themes of community, tragedy, healing, and forgiveness surrounding the tragic shootings in Norway 2 years ago. Unique to…Continue
Added by St. John The Evangelist Church on September 29, 2015 at 12:23pm — No Comments
The 2nd Annual Cabaret to benefit Kayoro Clinic & St. John's Youth Pilgrimage will be a fun evening of live entertainment, auctions and great food. Mark your calendar for Saturday, November 21, 7-10 pm. We’ve gotten some fabulous donations for the auction, and we’re still…Continue
Added by St. John The Evangelist Church on September 10, 2015 at 3:04pm — No Comments
One of St. John’s H2H families is in need of a single/twin bed & mattress for her son. Please contact Diane Wallace-Reid at 651-303-1154, if you know of one that can be donated. Also, the H2H “supply” closet is getting rather low and we are taking in a new family soon. Please bring donated items such as toilet paper, paper towels, Kleenex, toothpaste, dish soap, shampoo/conditioner, etc. and place them in the H2H box in the Kent Street entrance. Thank you for your help.
Added by St. John The Evangelist Church on July 21, 2015 at 1:06pm — No Comments
The Farmers' Market at St.John's parking lot on Sunday mornings and Wednesday afternoons, has again been offered a $1,500 matching grant for Fields to Families! Donations to the program are collected at our farmers market and used to purchase produce from the farmers.This produce is then delivered to our neighborhood food shelf, Halle Q. Brown. Last year we were able to donate over 6,000 pounds of fresh food, feeding hundreds of families with healthy produce and supporting Hmong farmers from…Continue
Added by St. John The Evangelist Church on June 30, 2015 at 3:49pm — No Comments
You've probably heard of micro-breweries, micromanagement, and microbes, but are you familiar with micro-commissions of new music? Through a micro-commission, a large number of people contribute any amount, large or small (even $1), toward the commissioning of a piece of music. For example, in 2010, over 400 donors combined their resources to commission a full-blown symphonic work for the Minnesota Orchestra. Here at St. John’s, we have the possibility to participate in micro-commissions as…Continue
Added by St. John The Evangelist Church on March 25, 2015 at 8:13pm — No Comments
At the February vestry meeting, after a discernment process with the Huge Sale committee and the wider community, it was voted to end the Huge Sale in its current form. Instead, we will extend this wonderful tradition into furthering our partnership with the Hallie Q. Brown Community Center, which has a community closet and an annual rummage sale. They are excited to have everything we have already collected for the Huge Sale as well as your future donations. They also welcome…Continue
Added by St. John The Evangelist Church on March 5, 2015 at 6:18pm — No Comments
The eagerly awaited illustrated history of St. Johns, For All The Saints, will be available for sale in February. This 311-page volume was written by our former Music Minister, Jim Frazier and is filled with pictures and stories of the myriad families and individuals who have made St. John's the place it has always been.
The narrative brings to life the the eras of all of our 16 rectors from Mr. Kittson in 1882 up to the…Continue
Added by St. John The Evangelist Church on January 8, 2015 at 6:39pm — No Comments
The parishioners at St. John's have been incredibly generous. In particular, their generosity has led to the building and support of St. John's Clinic Kayoro in Uganda. In 2008, St. John the Evangelist embarked on a relationship with the people of Kayoro, Uganda through a partnership with Give Us Wings. Through our relationship with the people of Kayoro, we have come to know and cherish them. Our community has shared in their joys and struggles and has reached out to assist them as they…Continue
Added by St. John The Evangelist Church on December 8, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments
From October 2014 through June of 2015, the St. John’s Music Program will include a pilot year for a composer-in-residence program! Our St. John’s Music Commission and Vestry have created a pilot program for this year with Paul John Rudoi, former tenor section leader from our St. John’s Adult Choir, and a member of Cantus. The residency program gives individual parishioners the opportunity to commission new works, designed for use within St. John’s liturgy. In addition to any…Continue
Added by St. John The Evangelist Church on November 19, 2014 at 6:09pm — No Comments
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.
We need four volunteers each day to help provide these services—two evening volunteers from 5:30-8:30 pm and two overnight volunteers from 8:30 pm-7:30 am. Training will be available.
Added by St. John The Evangelist Church on November 19, 2014 at 6:06pm — No Comments
When a child enters the world with Down syndrome, his or her parents face challenging questions. Will my baby have medical issues? Will people accept my child? What is possible for my son or daughter as they grow? If you are the parent of a child with Down syndrome, a hearty welcome to a large and caring community. There are thousands of us all around you – perhaps as many as 3,000 in just the upper Midwest and well more than a million nationwide. We have all been just where you are today…Continue
Added by St. John The Evangelist Church on October 28, 2014 at 4:28pm — No Comments
We are so grateful for the treasure that you all and our neighbors poured into our fundraising mission to get fresh produce to those who would not otherwise afford it. We raised almost twice our goal of $1,500! When added to the matching grant, we were able to increase our truck deliveries to twice a week at the Hallie Q Brown Community Center Food Shelf. It is an amazing accomplishment. Thank you one and all! We will be closing our market on October 12. So, stock up for canning and…Continue
Added by St. John The Evangelist Church on September 29, 2014 at 4:09pm — No Comments
St. John’s Episcopal Church, on Kent and Portland, has been offered a matching grant of $1,500 for Fields to Families. Currently, donations to the program are collected at St. John’s Farmers Market during the summer and used to purchase produce from the farmers. This produce is then delivered to our…Continue
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