The WEekly Evangelist

February 22, 2023

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Meeting ID: 835 5063 4223

Passcode: 478749

Phone in at +1 312 626 6799

When the weather cancels Strove Tuesday you make your own!

Birthdays and Anniversaries

02/18-Mark Manderfeld

02/20-Jordin Johnson

No February Anniversaries

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 Bobbi Hovren at 507-388-7169

It's time do do Safe Church training again. If you received an email from Praesidium it is from Angi. Please read and respond if needed. If there are questions, contact Angi.

Ready to root deeply in the gift economy/ecology of God's good Creation? Join others from St John's and Holy Communion as a Vineyard Steward at the ECMN Mission at Good Courage Farm in Hutchinson  

The Vineyard Stewards Small Group Ministry is a commitment to seasons-long relationships with one another, with Hebrew scripture and the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and most notably, with a row or 2 of cold-hardy grape vines at Good Courage Farm. Our goals are to experience reciprocity with Creation, deepen our understanding of vineyard metaphor and imagery in Jesus' teaching and in our lives, and end the season with bottles of Eucharistic wine for sharing in our parishes or congregations.  

Time is short! The first day on the farm will be either March 4th or 11th, weather depending. Reach out to Margo W. Druschel with questions or to sign-up at Coffee Hour on February 19th or at 

From the desk of Rev' d Cindi...

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Passion Sunday: APRIL 2

9:30 AM Passion Sunday Holy Communion, St. Peter 

(with Rev. Cynthia Bronson Swigert)

St. John’s Mankato

(with Rev. Cindi Brickson)

Holy Thursday: APRIL 6

5:30 PM Holy Thursday Service St. John’s Mankato

with Foot Washing and Eucharist

Good Friday: APRIL 7

9 AM Morning Prayer Zoom (Meg)

Noon Stations of the Cross Hybrid

7 PM Good Friday Prayer Holy Communion, St Peter

Holy Saturday: APRIL 8

9 AM Morning Prayer Zoom (Stephen)

Noon Midday Prayer Zoom (Nicki)

7 PM Easter Vigil Good Courage Farm, Litchfield

Easter Sunday: APRIL 9

6 AM Sunrise Service St. John’s, Mankato

with Easter Fire

9:30 AM Easter Eucharist Holy Communion, St. Peter

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Many Thanks to all who helped support Connections Ministry Shelter during our hosting week from January 16 to 22. All went well with meals and shift coverage. The guests of the shelter expressed their gratitude many, many times! We will likely host another week later in this season. Dates have not been decided on as yet. I'll keep you posted. Please know that one can go to the sign up genius to volunteer anytime. Thanks again! Audrey, Shelter Coordinator for St. John's

Faith Formation & Compline Winter 2023

Compline Bulletin

February Faith Formation:

Democracy & Christianity

February 2, 9, 16, & 23, 7pm | Trinity Lutheran Church, St. Peter 

& online for registrants

Call Kaci at 507-934-4602 to register

Co-sponsored by the Barbara and Justin Simpson Forum and Trinity Lutheran, Faith Lutheran, Holy Communion Episcopal, and Union Presbyterian churches of St. Peter, Minnesota, this annual forum explores the question: What is the role of Christians as responsible citizens in a democracy? This four-part forum explores that question and more:

  • February 2: The Us Experiment in Government: Aspirations & Failures
  • February 9: Freedom, Responsibility, and Our Christian Calling
  • Part I: Rights, Duties, and Informed Citizens
  • Part II: Our Calling as Citizens in a Democracy
  • February 16: Threads to Democracy
  • February 23: How Can We Keep Democracy Alive & Well?

There is a $10 registration fee.


Please use the link below to join Faith Formation & Compline at 7 and 8 on Wed.

7 PM on Zoom

Faith Formation

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