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    • 9:00 a.m. – Traditional
    • 10:45 a.m. – Contemporary
  • WEDNESDAY WORSHIP!
    • 7:00 p.m. – Contemporary
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This Week’s Events

May
22
Tue
9:30 am Music Together
Music Together
May 22 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Meet in the Education Wing.
4:00 pm Stitched Together
Stitched Together
May 22 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
 
6:15 pm Music Together
Music Together
May 22 @ 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm
Meet in the Education Wing.
May
23
Wed
10:00 am Wednesday Morning Bible Study
Wednesday Morning Bible Study
May 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Bible study. Meet in the Library.
12:00 pm AA
AA
May 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Meet in the Gathering Room.
May
24
Thu
10:00 am Thursday Morning Bible Study
Thursday Morning Bible Study
May 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Our Thursday Morning Bible Study group meets every Thursday at 10am … Bring your Bible and join in! Everyone is welcome. Contact Pastor Jeff Heiderscheit (jeff.heiderscheit@stjohnsofmound.org, 952.472.1416 ext. 222) for details.
May
27
Sun
9:00 am Outdoor Worship with Holy Communion
Outdoor Worship with Holy Communion
May 27 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Come to outdoor worship behind St. John’s in our outdoor Worship area.

Site Usage

Children & Families

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me.” (Matthew 19:14)

We love children at St. John’s!  In fact, St. John’s is a “Cherish Our Children” congregation. Because we love kids we offer a variety of educational and service opportunities for all ages:

  • Our nursery is a wonderful, safe, and caring place for younger children who are more comfortable in a room full of toys than in the worship service.  The nursery is available each Sunday morning during both worship services, as well as for Wednesday worship. It is staffed by experienced caregivers providing quality child care.
  • For children in worship, Quiet Bags are available on a stand just inside the Sanctuary doors.  These bags contain quiet, busy activities that children can enjoy during services.
  • Sunday School – Starting this fall, Sunday School has a new name . . . Faith Creek Church School!
    • Here at St. John’s, we seek for our Faith Creek ministry to be engaging and fun, while guiding and nurturing faith. In age appropriate classes, children experience Scripture–based lessons that help them relate the Bible to their lives.
    • There are weekly classes for all children, 3 years old – 6th grade during both Sunday worship times at 9:00 and 10:45 and on Wednesday evenings during the education hour at 6:00. Classes are in session from September – May.  Children are welcome to join us at any time during the year!
    • We utilize the “Whirl” curriculum for our weekly lessons. It provides various activities each week that make kids examine the stories in different ways. Activities can range from listening, to drawing, to acting out specific scenes. The learning doesn’t end when class is over. The children’s weekly leaflet from class encourages the entire family to engage faith outside of church.
  • Youth and Children’s Choir on Wednesdays – The goal of St. John’s Children’s Choir is to offer an opportunity for faith enrichment through music and worship leadership. Musical skills are developed and strengthened by singing a variety of songs and playing a variety of instruments.  The choir students also develop worship leadership skills by being trained and given opportunities to be readers, write prayers, create artwork and lead songs for worship services.  St. John’s Youth and Children’s choir will meet on Wednesdays from 5:00 – 5:30.  All children in grades 3-6 are welcome to join us!
  • Christmas Program – All children 3 years old through 6th grade are invited to participate in a special program of music and word retelling the wonderful Christmas story.
  • Vacation Bible School All children 3 years old – rising 5th graders are invited to join us for summer fun at St. John’s Shipwrecked VBS!  It will be held Monday – Thursday, June 4-7 from 9 am – noon.  Together, we will be ‘shipwrecked’ and discover how Jesus rescues us when we are lonely, worried, struggling and powerless. Register on-line at vbspro.events/p/events/stjom1416.  Invite your friends and neighbors to join the adventure!
  • Parents Night Out -Safe and fun childcare is provided at church for parents who need an evening to themselves.  We ask that you do sign up for these events as it helps us to plan for adequate staffing for the night.  Check the church calendar for the next PNO!

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Parent/Child ‘Grow in Faith Events’

In Baptism, we make a promise to provide instruction in the Christian faith for our children. Here at St. John’s, we want to help celebrate this journey of faith development with special family learning events. These events are educational, experiential, spiritual and fun for parents and children to attend together and will either happen on a Saturday or Sunday morning. The events are designed to be introductions to faith concepts that you as parents can take home and continue to share and discuss with your children.  There is one event for each grade level per year.

Age Event/Focus Content Memento Dates
Preschool Welcome to Church School Celebration We can talk to God Children’s Bible Saturday, September 9, 2017
PreK (4 yr olds) & Kindergarten Baptism Celebration I’m a child of God Shell Crafts Sunday, January 28, 2018
1st/2nd Grade Celebration of the Lord’s Prayer Trusting God for all we need Lord’s Prayer Pillow TBD 2019
1st/2nd Grade Celebration of the 10 Commandments Applying God’s Rules to our lives Votive Candle Holders w/ 10 commandments Sunday, March  4, 2018
3rd Grade Bible Celebration Learning Why and How to Read the Bible Bibles Sat.  September 30 & Sun. October 1, 2017
4th Grade Celebration of The Apostle’s Creed Expressing our Beliefs in God Trinity Twister Sunday, November 12, 2017
5th/6th Grade Seder Celebration Learning why and how we celebrate the Lord’s Supper Saturday, February 24, 2018
6th Grade Serving Others Martin Luther and Discovering things that make faith great Servant Towels TBD 2018