The WEekly Evangelist

September 25, 2022

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To worship online, join us at:

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Meeting ID: 835 5063 4223

Passcode: 478749

Phone in at +1 312 626 6799

Birthdays and Anniversaries

9/04-Missy Manderfeld

9/14-James Wiehr

9/15-Lynn Keller

9/22-Renn Corley

9/01 Chris & Jolly Corley

9/04 Barb & Richard Junker

9/08 Candace Black & Rick Robbins

9/13 Ray & Audrey Splinter

9/19 Kevin & Amy Wiehr

9/25 Nancy Zwickey & Bill Steil

We will have two bouquets on our Holy Communion Sundays. If you wish to furnish flowers, the cost is $30.00 per Sunday for 2 bouquets. After worship, an altar guild member will present the flowers to a church member who cannot regularly join us. Please consider being a part of this important ministry. 

Questions? Call Ann M. 382-9426

From the desk of Rev' d Cindi...

You are invited: SUNDAYS DOWN UNDER. Come for coffee in the Undercroft after Service on Sundays. We will have socially distanced time for fellowship, Iona work, and other projects. Questions? Reach out to Rev. Cindi (

ECW has decided not to have a garage sale this fall due to low amount of volunteers. Please watch for information regarding one in Spring.

Thriving Communities / Conversations on Zoom

Spiritual Formation for the whole parish

6:30 – 7:30 PM

October 5, November 2, December 7, January 11, February 8, March 8, & April 19 

St. John’s Outreach has discerned to take part serving the San Jose Obrero Mission in Montgomery MN on October 2nd 2022. The Mission of San Jose Obrero is supported as a special mission by ECMN and also has been supported by the SE Mission Area churches for many years. We will provide set up for service ,led by The Rev.Neptali Rodriguez and hospitality for 1-2 meals (depending on attendance),for migrant workers at the Seneca plant. We will be at Memorial Park in Montgomery by 3:30 to set up and serve .

We are excited to do service in-person once again after a long hiatus due to COVID impact on ministries we regularly participated in. Thank you to the faith community for saying “let’s just do it” at coffee hour on 9-4-22 , and for your time and talent in making this happen . We look forward to serving our neighbors in need with your help and support!!

Any questions , please feel free to connect with Deacon Georgia via email or at 651-338-2946.

Our Outreach Committee is announcing a donation drive to benefit Connections Ministry Shelter. One of the items needed at the shelter is baggies of all sizes-gallon, quart, and sandwich size. Please bring baggies to the church during the month of September. Let's fill our big basket with baggies! Thanks.  

Connections Ministry Shelter Update

Our Hosting Week: October Monday,10-10 to Sunday 10-16-22

Partner: St. John the Baptist Catholic Church


  •  Meals or a portion of meal for up to 40 guests. A count will be given prior to our week. Food can be dropped of First Presbyterian Church at 5:30pm or you can stay to serve
  • Servers are needed from 5:30pm to 8:00pm to set up the kitchen, serve food, & clean up. 

The sign up for shifts is the same as last year. Coming soon will be a link to the Sign Up Genius for the schedule, or just let me know what you'd like to sign up for, and I can do it for you. No background checks are required this year for the volunteers who work in the kitchen. We no longer need to fill early morning shifts as this time has been switched to staff. 

Please consider supporting this ministry. Cash donations are always welcome also. Feel free to contact me with any questions. Thanks so very much!

Audrey Splinter, St. John's Shelter Coordinator  


Faith Formation Fall 2022

Starts tonight 9/7

Wednesdays at 7 PM by Zoom

Compline at 8 PM by Zoom

All are welcome to join us for either or both portions

Zoom Link

Meeting ID826 0420 3528


September: Spiritual Practices

The Four Priorities of ECMN

Discipleship, Faithful innovation, Justice, Congregational Vitality

Interactive conversations

You are invited to explore the Priority in advance or join the conversation with no advance planning


October: Book Club

October 12 and 19, 2022

The Art of Gathering by Priya Parker

Available at Amazon in multiple formats (or at other booksellers):

Amazon Link

November: TBA

December: Advent Bible Study

St. John’s Prayer List

Please pray for Gay, Andy, Bill, Ricci, Barbara, Marcia, Mary, Mara, Jordin, Pat, Elsie, Elizabeth, Kate, Mary, Wendy, Ann, Wayne, Swede, Jim, Libby, Don, Anne, Mary, Judy, Joan, Amy, Alex, John, Donna, Cassandra, Cliff, Ellie and Erika.

Pastoral Care

If you are in need or know someone in need of pastoral care, please reach out to our Companion Priest, The Rev. Cindi Brickson at 612-998-5136 or

Vestry Members:

Cindi Brickson, Companion Priest, 612-998-5136,

Ann Clark 507-201-4438,

Pam Bartholomew

Mike Kearney 507-381-1435,

Tim Secott, Warden 507-995-7825,

Angi Hiller, Parish Administrator 507-388-1969,

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