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Helping Keep Girls in School ... by sewing!

When girls in developing nations don’t have access to menstrual supplies, they are forced to miss school, falling further and further behind their male counterparts. Sometimes they are even left with no option but to drop out of school entirely. Reusable menstrual kits from Days for Girls empower girls to continue their education uninterrupted.

The last two groups from St. John’s that traveled to Uganda purchased…

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Added by St. John The Evangelist Church on October 10, 2018 at 1:45pm — No Comments

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

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

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

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. 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…

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Added by St. John The Evangelist Church on January 5, 2016 at 1:40pm — No Comments

Family to Family- Partner with a Family in Kayoro, Uganda

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…

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Added by St. John The Evangelist Church on October 19, 2015 at 1:58pm — No Comments

Women's AA Basic Text Meeting at St. John's

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  stephanie.senum@gmail.com.

 

Added by St. John The Evangelist Church on October 12, 2015 at 1:18pm — No Comments

St. John's Choir to be in Guthrie Performance

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…

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Added by St. John The Evangelist Church on September 29, 2015 at 12:23pm — No Comments

Cabaret Fundraiser at St. John's

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…

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Added by St. John The Evangelist Church on September 10, 2015 at 3:04pm — No Comments

Hearts to Homes Family in Need

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

St. John's Farmers' Market Grows Strong Families

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…

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Added by St. John The Evangelist Church on June 30, 2015 at 3:49pm — No Comments

Hymn Micro-commission

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…

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Added by St. John The Evangelist Church on March 25, 2015 at 8:13pm — No Comments

New Changes for St. John's Huge Sale

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…

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Added by St. John The Evangelist Church on March 5, 2015 at 6:18pm — No Comments

St. John's History Book is Published

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…

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Added by St. John The Evangelist Church on January 8, 2015 at 6:39pm — No Comments

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