Dwelling in the Word

St. John’s has adopted Dwelling in the Word as part of our spiritual practice. We use this practice at the beginning of most leadership meetings and adult spiritual growth opportunities. Dwelling in the Word is designed to engage people with a passage from the Bible. Starting a meeting with this practice grounds participants in scripture, an openness to God’s presence and activity, and focuses our energy and intention. It also is a good way to get people sharing with one another at a spiritual level.

Spiritual Direction: A Process and a Relationship

Spiritual direction is a process intended to bring light to the presence of God in one’s life. The context of spiritual direction is a trusting relationship between two people, the director and the seeker. God, however, is the true “director” and always a third presence when director and seeker meet.

St. John’s has names of several certified spiritual directors and will be happy to find one that is right for you. Contact our Rector, Lisa Wiens Heinsohn for a referral.

Saturday Morning Renew Group

Saturdays 8:00-9:00am

This group started as a Men’s Cursillo Renew Group. Now we include anyone interested in discussing the question “How to live a Christian life in a secular world?” We view videos on spiritual topics and pause them often to discuss what they mean to us. The only requirement is an open mind and an open heart. Contact: Stephen Koelmel.

Community and Education
Community and Education

We offer on-going education. Only it's not anywhere near as boring as that sounds.

More Information
For more information about St. John's Community and Education programs, please contact Rachel Svihel.
Community Events
March 1, 2020
  • Congregational Listening & Learning Event

    March 1, 2020  10:10 am - 11:00 am
    Parish Hall

    Your voice is needed! Ages 14-114 are invited to an event to imagine and express your hopes on culture of children’s and youth ministry, the future of children, youth and family ministry programming, and ideas about staffing that serves our goals for children, youth and family ministry. 

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March 2, 2020
  • Palm Sunday Reahearsal

    March 2, 2020  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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March 3, 2020
  • Chair Yoga

    March 3, 2020  5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
    Crary Room

    Come breathe, stretch, strengthen and pray with people wanting to stay healthy and active. Most participants use chairs but we welcome people with their own mats to join us in these basic yoga poses. Free will offering.

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March 4, 2020
  • Spirit Group

    March 4, 2020  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    We gather each Wednesday at noon, between September and May, to discuss the spiritual life, aided by a scripture study, spiritual exercises or a book we read together. All are welcome.

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March 7, 2020
  • Safe Church training

    March 7, 2020  9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Parish Hall

    9:00 – 12:00 (Children and Youth)

    12:45 – 3:00 (Adult Exploitation)

    The new guidelines require renewal training every 3 years.We have also updated the training with revised and new videos.

    Everyone with access to the building, or who work withchildren and youth, and all employees are generally required to participate inSafe Church Training. 

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