Together...we are called to worship, committed to serve, and connected in faith

Welcome to St. John Lutheran Church!

Online GivingAs followers of our Savior, Jesus Christ, our mission is to love and care for one another– including you.  It’s the reason we gather every week.  Whether you are just visiting the area and seeking a welcoming place to worship or someone looking for a more permanent church home, we invite you to stop in to see what we’re all about.  As an intergenerational congregation with a highly active youth ministry, we’ve got something that will appeal to everyone.

We look forward to meeting you!

Worship Cancellation: Due to the Heat Advisory, there will be no outdoor drive-in worship service today. Please stay safe.  We will be taping the worship service and it will be posted on Sunday morning.

Update for Clarification on Building Re-Opening: We have formed a Re-Opening Committee and are in the planning stages for in-building activities. However, we are not resuming activities or services as of yet. Please stay tuned for additional details and continue to join us for online or drive-in worship services for the time being.

Wednesday Drive In Worship Service

Join us on Wednesday nights starting at 6:30 for our Drive In Worship Services. We will be meeting at the Stier Bus Garage in Belle Plaine. You can start arriving at 5:45 so we can get everyone parked and ready for the service. 

The Drive In Worship Services will be starting  Wednesday, June 17th.  Hope to see you there

There will be no bathroom facilities on site and everyone must stay in their cars during the service.

   The services will be video taped and posted on our Facebook page for viewing on the following Sunday.  Please look at the Church Updates to the right of this page to view them.

Newsletters

Our Newsletter will not be going out through the mail, for now.  You may see it on our Website.  Please go to the Connect tab then go down to  Our Newsletter and then click on the newsletter.

Church Updates

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Worship Cancellation: Due to the Heat Advisory, there will be no outdoor drive-in worship service today. Please stay safe. ... See MoreSee Less

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Reminder: Drive-in Worship is tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Stier Bus Garage Parking Lot -
We hope to see you there!
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11 hours ago

Committed to Serve--Opportunity: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Minneapolis is working to meet the needs of those in their neighborhood who have been affected by recent events, and they have some specific ways you can join in this work: pray, donate, and volunteer.

A more detailed explanation of their work is included in their post, which is copied below, as well as a list of the supplies they have a most consistent need for at their site. Please take a moment to look through the post and consider donating or volunteering if you can--and always, always pray.

Also, if you would like to donate supplies (please check the list for what is being collected), but won't be going to the cities, you can drop off items at church and Pastor Sarah will take them there for you. We will have a collection area for these supplies during our regular office hours.

--From Holy Trinity--

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
Friday, July 3 @ 5:30 pm:

UPDATE: Volunteer signup for future weeks is now live and shared below. Please share with your networks. (If you click "share" it will only share the link, don't forget to copy/paste the text or write a few of your own words!)

We are CLOSED for the weekend and will open again on Monday for receiving donations (10 - 2) and distribution (12-2).

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:
Monday, July 6
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.--Receiving Donations
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.--Distribution (food boxes, cooking oil, laundry detergent, dish soap, paper products)

Wednesday, July 8
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.--Receiving Donations
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.--Distribution (food boxes, body soap, hand soap, shampoo, and gatorade)

Friday, July 10
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.-- Receiving Donations
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.--Distribution (food boxes, diapers, wipes, and maxi pads)

DONATIONS:
We now accepting ONLY on the following items for which we've had the most consistent need:

BODY SOAP
SHAMPOO (especially for coily hair)
HAND SOAP
GATORADE
MAXI PADS
BABY WIPES
DIAPERS (all sizes, especially size six and pull-ups)
COOKING OIL
LAUNDRY DETERGENT
DISH SOAP (please no dishwasher soap)
PAPER TOWELS
TOILET PAPER

We now have a sign up sheet for large quantity donations. If you, your neighbors, faith community, organization or family are able to collect a large quantity of the above items, please sign up through this link: docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1PXaNt7169GwZxT3FC5xud_J2n9YLo6UaIKGimcAM5VQ/edit#gid=0

SUPPLY DISTRIBUTION SCHEDULE:
Mondays:
- Paper Products
- Dish Soap
- Laundry Detergent
- Cooking Oil
Wednesdays:
- Body Soap
- Shampoo
- Hand Soap
- Gatorade
Fridays:
- Baby Products - Diapers, Formula, Wipes, etc.
- Maxi Pads

VOLUNTEERS:
***MUST BE 15 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER***
We are looking for volunteers on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday this week to help with our food/supply distribution. Included in this form is a sign-up for meals for our volunteers. If you as an individual or organization would like to donate money or food for a lunch this week, please sign-up and then email htlcgeorgefloyd@gmail.com.

To sign up as a volunteer, follow this link:
www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0a4da5a829a0f85-holy7

FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS:
If you’d like to make a financial contribution to our relief efforts, you can do so through our website, htlcmpls.org -- choose “other” in the fund designation options, and type in the word “justice." 100% of gifts will be used to help meet community needs. OR through giveMN: www.givemn.org/story/Pelucg

MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS:
If you are or know someone who is a chaplain, mental health professional, or social worker and would like to volunteer in this capacity please email htlccounseling@gmail.com.
We have been blessed to have mental health professionals onsite often as we provide for our community, but please be aware that we don’t have complete coverage.

DELIVERY:
At this time, we do not have capacity to arrange for delivery or drop off of items to community members that cannot reach us. We are encouraging folks to use the South Minneapolis Mutual Aid Autonomous Zone Coordination group, as it a great resource for addressing other needs beyond our capacity.

COVID-19 TESTING:
MN Department of Health is no longer onsite at Holy Trinity providing Covid-19 testing. Find current information on testing options and locations through the MN Department of Health.
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Permission to reprint/podcast/stream liturgies in this service obtained through Augsburg Fortress License-SAS022613.
Songs:
"This is My Song”. by Lloyd Stone and Georgia Harkness. Permission to reprint/podcast/stream music obtained through CCLI License 20284498.

“The Table” by Tomlin, Cash, Jolley. Permission to reprint/podcast/stream music obtained through CCLI License 20284498.

"Let’s Go Out" by Larry Olson. Dakota Road Music. Permission to reprint/podcast/stream music obtained through CCLI License 20284498.
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