St. John’s moving to online worship only

Dear friends,

I invite you to grab a cup of coffee or tea, settle into your favorite chair at home, and participate in our online worship every Sunday at 10am (Central time). Sheri, Joe and I will be in the sanctuary to lead singing and prayer. I’ll have a story for children toward the top of worship. I’ll also preach a brief message about an ancient spiritual practice that can help sustain us in uncertain times. You might even consider having bread and juice on hand wherever you will be watching so we can take communion “together” while apart. (more…)

Amid a pandemic, we must find connection

Dear friends,

As we begin to see more spread of COVID-19 through the U.S., I am acutely aware of all the places where this note will be opened by friends in our St. John’s community: Seattle, Des Moines, Boston, the Twin Cities and throughout Wisconsin, North Carolina, Kansas, throughout California and Florida, Oklahoma City, Washington, D.C., Chicago and of course here on Madeline Island.

Some of you are navigating school closures and other changes to plans for large gatherings, adjusting to working from home, and making extra efforts to visit/care for relatives and friends in need.