Worship is at the heart of our life as a community. Our Sunday gatherings provide spiritual support and inspiration fifty-two Sundays a year and during the holy seasons of the Christian faith, in three distinct worship styles. We welcome you to full participation in worship. We also invite you to consider a ministry in worship leadership and support. Greeting others at the door, reading prayers or a Scripture passage will deepen our worship life and enhance your experience of it.

Worship

We welcome those who feel called to participate in liturgy on Sunday mornings. We have opportunities to read the prayers or Scripture lessons or to serve at the altar as a Eucharistic minister. Participants are usually scheduled to serve once per month at one of the three Sunday services. Training is offered during the year. Contact: Sherri Holtke.

Altar Guild

This is a quiet, behind-the-scenes ministry of care and preparation of our altar. Duties include setting up for all worship services, cleaning up and putting away after they’re over, care of the vessels, washing and ironing the linens, and cleaning and care of the vestments. There is a lovely core of people who undertake this ministry for us and form a tight community as they work. The Altar Guild also helps at weddings and funerals and meets periodically to clean and polish the brass and silver and decorate the church for Christmas and Easter. Contact: Lisa Beaupre or Ivy Booth.

Ushers

This is an easy way to serve on Sunday mornings, provide a warm welcome to worshipers and assist them in finding their way around the church. It’s also a wonderful way to meet people and help us get to know you better. Contact: Victoria Madsen.

Liturgy Planners

Each season of the Christian year highlights particular spiritual themes. A small group of worship planners meets throughout the year to prayerfully plan for each season. Contact: Elise Sanders.

Acolytes

The acolyte ministry is open to all ages who would like to share their gifts with us in worship. Beginning around grade 3, children are invited to consider becoming acolytes. We like to create different teams of adults, youth and children to work together and serve at the altar. Acolytes usually serve once or twice a month. Contact: Courtney Hammond.

 

Sundays at St. John’s
Sundays at St. John’s

Quiet and reflective? Traditional or contemporary? Geared toward adults, or children? The answer is yes, we hope, to all of the above.

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Our Location

St. John's Episcopal Church
4201 Sheridan Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55410

Phone: 612-922-0396
Email: info@stjohns-mpls.org

Sunday Worship Schedule

8am Worship in the Chapel
9am Worship in the Sanctuary
10am Social Time in the Parish Hall
10:10am Education Hour
11am Worship in the Sanctuary
7pm Contemplative Prayer

Liturgical Ministry Schedule

The current ministry schedule is available to all lay ministers by clicking on the Ministry Scheduler Pro link below:

Find weekly lectionary readings here.

Worship Events
February 26, 2020
  • Ash Wednesday Services

    February 26, 2020

    This service begins the Lenten season with the Imposition of Ashes and Holy Eucharist.

    Services at 7:00am, 12:00pm, and 7:00pm

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March 1, 2020
  • Worship Services

    March 1, 2020

    8am Worship in the Chapel
    9am* Worship in the Sanctuary
    10am Social Time in the Parish Hall
    10:10am Education Hour
    11am* Worship in the Sanctuary
    7pm Contemplative Prayer
    *Childcare provided during the service

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March 3, 2020
  • Brown Bag Eucharist

    March 3, 2020  12:15 pm - 12:50 pm
    Chapel

    We offer a weekly Eucharist in which you are invited to bring your lunch -- at 12:15pm every Tuesday in the Chapel. During this service, during the liturgy of the Word, we eat our lunches, have a lively conversation about scripture, offer our prayers verbally to God, and then continue with the liturgy of the table. We conclude by 12:50 so people can get back to work.

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