The WEekly Evangelist

March 15, 2023

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Meeting ID: 835 5063 4223

Passcode: 478749

Phone in at +1 312 626 6799

Reminder to look for your WEekly Reminder (includes Ministry Team) on Saturdays at noon in your email.

Birthdays and Anniversaries

3/08-Ellie Canavin

3/12-Pat Johnson

3/16-Ann Clark

3/18-Chris Corley

3/31-Cathie Neitge

February Anniversaries

3/20-Marsha & Ron Olauson

Easter lily forms are in the Narthex

March is Minnesota Food Share Month! Please consider supporting ECHO Food Shelf by donating cash or food items. There is a basket and bags to fill located in the entry of the church along with a list of most requested items. Please remember money goes a long way in the hands of ECHO. Checks may be made out to the ECHO Food Shelf. Thanks so much! 

Your Outreach Team

From the desk of Rev' d Cindi...

Dan supports congregations in their work with children and youth, convenes children and youth ministers from across the diocese, and oversees diocesan-wide children's and youth programming.

Join us in welcoming Dan this weekend Sunday March 19,2023

1) I have been in touch with Pat at St John's Catholic Church and we have chosen the week of April 10th to be our third and last hosting week for this shelter season. The week is already available in the sign up genie here. You may sign up in any open spots. 


2) An important fundraiser coming up for Connections Shelter on March 31st.  It is the first  annual Kato Sleep Out.   St. John's is not going to have a team of seven to register for the fundraiser as suggested or take a chance on sleeping outside, but we will be collecting donations through March 31st. Please drop off your donations at the church office or send to the church address PO Box 1119, Mankato, 56001. Checks can be made out to "Connections Shelter." Let's see how much of an impact St. John's can make on supporting Connections Shelter. Thanks so much!  Please contact Audrey with any questions. 507-720-8571  

Please contact Audrey with any questions. 507-720-8571  

Ramadan is the month of the Islamic lunar calendar during which Muslims abstain from food and drink from sunrise to sunset; in 2023 it falls between the dates of March 22 and April 21. Fasting during Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam, and is performed to learn compassion, self-restraint, and generosity.

Taking Heart Open Houses is a long-running program coordinated by the Minnesota Council of Churches (MCC) and the Muslim American Society of Minnesota (MAS-MN); it was formed to bring Christians, members of additional faith communities, and people of no faith, together with Muslims for food and conversation during Ramadan. Minnesota mosques and Islamic community centers welcome their non-

Muslim neighbors for a traditional Iftar, inviting a time of encounter, conversation, and sharing a meal. The Islamic Association of Mankato is hosting Taking Heart on April 1, 7:15 pm; Wisdom House, 222 East Walnut Street, MN 56001.

You are now able to register for one or more events. Bring a friend and learn more about your Muslim neighbors! These events are free and open to the public.

To learn more about the program please visit:

The direct link to the registration form is:

If you have any questions, please contact the Rev. Cynthia Bronson Sweigert at (412) 638-0680 (cell) or


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 St. John’s, Mankato (note new location)

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Faith Formation & Compline Winter 2023

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