Join us Thursdays at 7pm in the Chancel (incense is used).
Children of all ages (and adults!) join in our “no rehearsals” pageant on Sunday, December 23 during the 10am worship. Just come to the Gym at 9am that morning. You can wear your own costume or use one provided.
CHRISTMAS EVE WORSHIP
Join us for Christmas Eve worship on Sunday, December 24. Services will be at 4pm and 10pm. Nursery care is available during the 4pm service for birth-4 years.
FESTIVAL OF NINE LESSONS AND CAROLS
Come Sunday, December 16 at 4pm for Scripture and seasonal music at the annual Festival of Lessons and Carols. Our children’s, youth, adult, and handbell choirs will participate in the annual singing and ringing of the carols and anthems.
ADULT AND YOUTH FAITH FORMATION SERIES
Nov. 25: The Theology of James Baldwin’s Go Tell It on the Mountain with Dr. Jermaine Singleton.Professor of English Literature at Hamline University, Dr. Singleton will discuss Baldwin’s nuanced exploration of the relationship between Christianity and African American communities through the prism of historical racial grievance, melancholy, resilience, and gender order. Attendees are strongly encouraged to read the novel before they attend the forum.
Unknowing and the Christian Life: Faith Formation series for Advent 2018
Faith, hope, and love abide, the apostle Paul wrote—but he didn’t mention certainty. While Advent is a season of hope, the Christian life is often a matter of living forward in hope, but without certainty. The Sunday morning forums this Advent address the theme of uncertainty as the atmosphere in which we regularly walk. Join us in the Fireside Room at 9am for these talks:
Dec. 2: Unknowing and Faith. Does faith mean imagining we’re certain when we’re not? Dr. Mark McInroy of the University of St. Thomas leads a discussion of faithfulness in the absence of certainty.
Dec. 9: Unknowing and God. “We believe,” we proclaim every Sunday, but we confess things about God that we can’t demonstrate or prove. Dr. Paula Cooey of Macalester University leads a discussion of hope and the question of God.
Dec. 16: Unknowing and the Future. Advent is a season of hope—but different Christians seem to look forward to very different futures! The Rev. Terry DiNovo leads a discussion on different ways of understanding hope as we wait for God’s future.
Dec. 23: Unknowing and Christ. As we prepare for the celebration of Christ’s birth, we’re aware of lively questions about the significance of Jesus of Nazareth. Rector Rev. Jered Weber-Johnson leads a discussion of how we might negotiate those questions faithfully.
CHILDREN’S FAITH CONNECTIONS & GODLY PLAY FOR GRADES K-6
Sundays beginning September 16
Children will come to know and experience God’s love, explore different ways to practice their faith, learn music together, and explore Bible stories using a multi-sensory approach. Parents, please drop children off in the Undercroft by 8:50am.
9am: Grades K-3 meet for Godly Play and grades 4-6 meet for Faith Formation.
9:30am: Grades 4-6 transition to music formation.
10am: Grades K-3 transistion to music formation and grades 4-6 join thir families for worship.
(On the 1st Sunday of each month, there is no Godly Play; all children meet for music formation and sing an anthem during the service.)
To register your child: visit www.tinyurl.com/SJEkids18
To get more information: contact Jean Hansen at email@example.com .
YOUTH GROUP FOR GRADES 7-12
6:30pm Wednesdays beginning September 19
Everyone gathers for dinner, then breaks into smaller groups for the Journey to Adulthood faith formation curriculum.
To register your youth: visit www.tinyurl.com/SJEyouth18
HANGING OF THE GREENS
Join us Wednesday, December 12 at 6pm for the annual Hanging of the Greens. We’ll all decorate the church inside and out with Christmas greens, then come together for food and fellowship.
You can make a donation to the cost of the greens in memory of a loved one or in honor of someone special.