Ash Wednesday – March 5 at Noon and 7:00 pm
Compline – Thursdays, March 6 – April 10 at 7:00 pm, full schedule
Evensong – Sunday, March 16 at 4:00 pm, more information
Palm Sunday – Sunday, April 13 at 10:00 am
Holy Week – Daily, April 14 – April 18 at 7:30 am
Maundy Thursday – Thursday, April 17 at 7:00 pm
Good Friday – Friday, April 18 at noon and 7:00 pm
Easter Vigil – Saturday, April 19 at 7:00 pm
Prayer Shawl Ministry
March 5 through April 16, St. John’s Prayer Shawl group will meet weekly, Wednesdays at 9:30 am in the Undercroft. Lent is the perfect time to offer your prayers and create a blessing filled gift for a fellow parishioner. To learn more, contact Anneke Krall at 651-690-0579.
Parish Wide Lenten Reading
An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith, a book by celebrated Episcopal preacher and teacher Barbara Brown Taylor is an enthusiastic choice for your Lenten reading. Taylor talks about what to DO to encounter the Sacred; walking, working, getting lost, carrying water, even feeling pain can be pathways. This volume has been used by dozens of parishes with great success; it’s time now for us. There will be several opportunities during Lent to gather and discuss what you find in this book. Paperbacks available in Barbara’s office and at the back of the church. A check or cash for $12.00 is a welcome donation.
Wednesday Evening Lenten Series
Finding Hope in an Addicted Culture
Begins: March 12, Soup Supper: 5:30 pm, Program: 6:15-7:30 pm
March 12: What is addiction? Are we all addicts—or just distracted? Bill Alexander has written five books on addiction, has taught at Hazelden, and speaks nationwide on addiction.
March 19: Technology and Addiction. Nicole Reiter from Fairview Heath Services.
March 26: Blame, Perfectionism and Addiction. David M. Engelstad is Lead Chaplain at Fairview Southdale Hospital and also an ELCA pastor as well as a certified spiritual director.
April 2: Our Culture’s Obsession with Food. Keri Clifton works for The Emily Program, an award-winning organization that helps people recover from eating disorders.
April 9: “Chased by the Light” What are the spiritual practices that cope with addiction? Lead by Dr. Richard Bryntesen of Concordia College and Laura Kinkead.
Youth Lenten Movie Series
Wednesdays, March 12 – April 9 at 5:00 pm in the Fireside Room
This year’s theme is focused on community:
October Sky – Rating: PG
Freedom Writers – PG-13
Invictus – PG-13
Happy – No rating
Remember the Titans – Rating: PG
Faith in Action Reading during Lent
In Lent, all those working with Faith in Action are invited to read Toxic Charity: How Churches and Charities Hurt Those They Help (and How to Reverse It). This book will help us create a vision for our existing programs and future initiatives.
On Sunday, April 6, after the 10:00 am service, we will have an opportunity for group discussion about the book. Sandwiches will be provided. Please bring a dessert or salad to pass.
Copies of the book are available from The Reverend Kate Bradtmiller (651-228-1172, x18; firstname.lastname@example.org).