The WEekly Evangelist
Rev'd Cindi and Margo at Camp Allen Texas for a gathering of the Thrive Project Collective.
Please join me for a virtual cup of coffee and conversation; reach me at
if you would like to meet by phone or by Zoom sometime soon. 
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 (
We are working on the Church Directory. In the past few weeks I emailed a copy. If you noticed a change of information and have not emailed me yet, at, please email me. We will be emailing the final copy next week. Angi and Nickie
It's time again for the Spring ECMN United Thank Offering Ingathering!

St. John’s will have a U.T.O Ingathering Sunday, May 8. Episcopal Church Women started this ministry more than 100 years ago. Through the United thank Offering, men, women, and children can nurture the personal and family habit of giving daily thanks to God through our prayers and gifts of thanksgiving. These coins and bills that we drop into the traditional blue and white U.T.O. boxes each day are combined with all United Thank Offerings from Episcopal and Anglican churches around the world. Last year, nearly three million dollars were given away in the form of grants to qualifying churches throughout the world. During the past few years, several Minnesota churches applied for and received grants. 

Please make Donations out to United Thank Offering
May-June Book Club (Spiritual Practices)

Receiving Jesus: The Way of Love 
by Mariann Edgar Budde

Available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble

This small, intense and lovely book contains stories both from life and Christian tradition around the practices of the Way of Love: to turn, to learn, to pray and to worship, to bless , to go and to rest. She shares both personal and biblical stories that enlighten each practice. It is an invitational book , not a how-to book, that beckons us into a closer relationship with God, each other and our neighbor.
Join me as we explore the practices and how we live them out in our own lives as people following Christ.
Starting Wednesday May 11th at 7 pm and continuing through June until we are done. We will take it at our own pace. This is through ZOOM.

Please let me know you are interested. My email is and my phone number is 651-338-2946 . If your faith community would like to do an in person group , I can arrange a one or two time get togethers for Saturdays to cover the book as well, just let me know.
Looking forward to sharing and learning and growing!!
Deacon Georgia 

️ECW will host a rummage sale this week. 

Sale hours;
Thurs., April 28, 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Fri., Apr. 29, 10:00 - 4:00 pm 
Sat. Sack Sale, Apr. 30, 10:00 - 12:00

Sat., Apr. 30, noon

Questions? Ask Ann M. or Bobbi.
Prayer Book Compline and Chat
Wednesdays at 8 pm via Zoom. 
Please join us at:

Meeting ID: 817 8970 4512
Passcode: 125356 OR Join by phone  +1 312 626 6799

05/06-Jan Mickelson
05/15-Lisa Westberg
05/18-Al Berner
05/20-Elsie Olson


05/20 - Steve & Marty Penkhus

If we don't have you listed, we don't have your date! Stop in the office to let us know.
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 507-380-4497,
Mike Kearney 507-381-1435,
Tim Secott, Warden 507-995-7825,
Angi Hiller, Parish Administrator 507-388-1969,