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Project Home Starts Feb. 2

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.

Click here to sign up…


Added by St. John The Evangelist Church on November 19, 2014 at 6:06pm — No Comments

Down Syndrome Support Group

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…


Added by St. John The Evangelist Church on October 28, 2014 at 4:28pm — No Comments

St. John's Surpasses Fundraising Goal for Fields to Families

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…


Added by St. John The Evangelist Church on September 29, 2014 at 4:09pm — No Comments

St. John's Offered Matching Grant for Fields to Families

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…


Added by St. John The Evangelist Church on July 10, 2014 at 1:03pm — No Comments

St. John's Kayoro Clinic Has a Web Page on Give Us Wings

Give Us Wings has just updated their website to include a page about St. John's Kayoro Clinic in Uganda. Click here to view photos and updates from the clinic. Betsy Davies, a Give Us Wings volunteer who traveled to Uganda with St. John's parishioners, put the page together.

Recently, we were also blessed to received a…


Added by St. John The Evangelist Church on May 29, 2014 at 4:05pm — No Comments

Looking for Stained Glass Artistry

We're commissioning two small windows.  But we don't have an artist.  Anyone have experience?  Or is there an Angie's List for church furnishings?

Added by Michael Tippett on February 20, 2014 at 6:38pm — 5 Comments

Artaria Featured on TPT

Artaria (St. John’s artists in residence) were featured in an episode of MN Original on TPT earlier this month. Some of the filming was done at St. John.

Now celebrating their twenty fifth season, Artaria is known for refined and thoughtful playing that has brought them critical acclaim in celebrated venues…


Added by St. John The Evangelist Church on January 16, 2014 at 1:03pm — No Comments

Exploring our Episcopal Identity

During December 2013, St. George's Episcopal Church, 5224 Minnetonka Boulevard, St. Louis Park, hosts a series of adult forums focused on our Episcopal identity. The forums are conducted from 9:15 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sunday (there is a service at 8 a.m. and 10:15 a.m.).

No one is baptized an Episcopalian. We are all baptized as Christians. We live out our Christian life within the Episcopal Church and the wider Anglican tradition. We are in communion with nearly 80 million Anglicans…


Added by Eileen Harvala on November 20, 2013 at 6:41pm — No Comments

St. John The Evangelist Receives 2013 Good Neighbor Award

St. John’s the Evangelist Episcopal Church has earned another award. This time, the Ramsey Hill Association (RHA) honored the church with a 2013 Good Neighbor Award. First incorporated in 1972, the RHA strives to preserve the neighborhood’s historic significance and build a strong community. During a ceremony on October 24, at which Libby Snelson accepted the award on behalf of St. John’s, RHA officials praised St. John’s for its work to preserve the church’s architectural integrity, as well…


Added by St. John The Evangelist Church on October 29, 2013 at 2:46pm — No Comments

St. John The Evangelist Receives 2013 Restoring Hope Award


In recognition for our transformative work at St. John's Clinic Kayoro in Uganda, Give Us Wings

has selected St. John the Evangelist as one of its 2013 Restoring Hope Awardees. The award celebrates individuals and groups who have dedicated their time, talent, and resources to help the people of Kenya and Uganda, and demonstrated perseverance and creativity as they work to…

Added by St. John The Evangelist Church on October 3, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Feast of All Saints at St. George's Episcopal Church

What a great way to spend a Friday night—with faith and fellowship. St. George's Episcopal Church invites you to Holy Eucharist and fellowship at 7 p.m. Friday, November 1, for the Feast of All Saints. The Feast of All Saints is a major festival of the Christian year. It is on par with Christmas and Easter. We will remember all the heroes of our faith who have gone onto their glory and our loved ones who have done the same. We will then feast on dessert after the service. St. George's is…


Added by Eileen Harvala on October 1, 2013 at 2:41pm — No Comments

Adult Confirmation

In October, St. George's Episcopal Church is offering classes for adults interested either in being confirmed or received into the Episcopal Church. If you have been confirmed in a tradition with Apostolic Succession (i.e., Roman Catholic or Orthodox) you are received into the Episcopal Church. If you have not been confirmed by a bishop in Apostolic Succession, you are confirmed.

Please contact Father Paul Allick at 952-926-1646 or…


Added by Eileen Harvala on September 13, 2013 at 11:48am — No Comments

Saint Paul of Tarsus Adult Forum

Saint Paul’s letters (Epistles) make up large portion of the New Testament. We read from his letters often at the Holy Eucharist. Who was Saint Paul? Who was he writing these letters to? How have his writings influenced Christian theology?

This educational adult forum, presented by Father Paul Allick will be conducted from 9:15 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sunday, October 6, 13, 20, & 27, at St. George's Episcopal Church, 5224 Minnetonka Boulevard, St. Louis Park.

Added by Eileen Harvala on September 13, 2013 at 11:28am — No Comments

Being Part of God's history

It is with tremendous pride that I can now say, after celebrating this afternoon, that I was the Senior Warden when St. James Episcopal Church on the Parkway in Minneapolis, and that I was there, when St. James recorded the first same-sex marriage in its 80 year history. Its true, as a Senior Warden, my offcial role in such an event is non-existent. The formal approval of the Vestry isn't needed, there is no mechanism in place that I am aware of for the Wardens and/or Vestry to somehow weigh…


Added by Patrick Morley on September 7, 2013 at 4:08pm — No Comments

JUMP for Africa - new date

The JUMP has been postponed to Saturday, September 14. Our team of St. John's JUMPERS! will skydive to raise money to support St. John's Clinic Kayoro. Our partner in our relationship with the people of Kayoro, Give Us Wings, will once again host this exciting event. To donate please visit the RAZOO fundraising page, http://www.razoo.com/team/St-John-S-Jumpers-2013. If you are interested in joining the team of…


Added by St. John The Evangelist Church on August 29, 2013 at 12:12pm — No Comments

Do Bricks and Mortor Make or Break the Faith?

So, our buildings on the St. James Episcopal Church on the Parkway have been vexing us for nearly a decade now, in small and big ways, while simultaneously endearing us as the home base of our faith and sprititual work. This hardly makes St. James unique of course, but I thought it still a worthy blog topic,even if I am ultimately only talking to myself (see previous post from June). There have been a wide range of conversations at St. James, from simple musings of humble parishioners to…


Added by Patrick Morley on August 9, 2013 at 12:27am — No Comments

Crocus Hill Preschool coming to St. John's

Signatures on the lease and a contract for minimal renovation are still drying. Crocus Hill Preschool will be moving from its former location at St. Thomas More into the second floor education wing at St. John's, opening this September. There are spaces available for new students, contact crocushillschool@gmail.com.

Added by St. John The Evangelist Church on July 10, 2013 at 3:52pm — No Comments

El Santo Nino Jesus 20th Anniversary Celebration - July 20, 2013, noon to 8 p.m.

La mission El Santo Nino Jesus, a Hispanic ministry of the Episcopal Church located in St. Paul, invites you to its 20th Anniversary Celebration.

Join with St. Paul's vibrant Mexican and Latin American communities in celebrating this growing congregation; experience the cultural variety of the Episcopal Church in…


Added by Newell Searle on July 9, 2013 at 11:32am — No Comments

St. John's Clinic Kayoro JUMP! for Africa

Since 2008, St. John The Evangelist has been in partnership with local non profit Give Us Wings on the building and support of St. John's Clinic Kayoro in Kayoro, Uganda. The doors of the clinic opened in January of 2012 and life for the people of Kayoro and the surrounding area will never be the same. Travelers from St. John's have twice journeyed half way around the world to get to know the people of this community. We brought with us ideas about health care and nutrition and family…


Added by St. John The Evangelist Church on June 26, 2013 at 4:38pm — No Comments

Green Congregations- SW Metro

A new group has been created for Green Congregation Coalition and hope you will Like us on Facebook. It is primarily Bloomington and surrounding community. But join us as we network and share ideas.

Photo is of a community garden at St. Stephens Lutheran Church in Bloomington who gives produce to VEAP food-shelf in Bloomington.…


Added by Terry Houle on June 15, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

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