Archive for September, 2015


This Sunday, October 4th, 2015 – St. Francis of Assisi Day

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

This Sunday is St. Francis of Assisi Day! Bring your pets to be blessed during this joyous annual tradition at St. JME!

Sunday School, Adult Bible Study, and Adult/Teen Choir begin at 10 am. Worship begins at 11 am, followed by Coffee Hour and fellowship.

All are welcome!

This Sunday, September 27th, 2015 – The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

This Sunday is the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost. Members of the St. JME Youth Group, who traveled to Detroit for the ELCA’s Youth Gathering 2015, will preach on their experiences in July. We look forward to hearing about the trip and the things they learned there.

Coffee Hour will be provided by the Youth and their families. All are welcome!

This Sunday, September 20th, 2015 – The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

This Sunday is Homecoming Sunday!

1. We will have a special Blessing of the Backpacks during the 11:00 service – all children are warmly invited to bring their backpacks to church.

2. We will have the Acolyte Installation Blessing during the 11:00 service – everybody from 4th to 12th grades should be at church before 11, so you can robe up and walk down the aisles together to begin this sacred service.

3. After church it’s our Homecoming Potluck! Please bring a main course, side dish, salad or dessert to share.

All are welcome!

St. JME Open House

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

We’re getting ready for the Open House on Saturday, September 12th from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.! There will be music, free food, church tours, a Fair Trade table, and a children’s story time and book give away. Welcome one and all!

Come hear beautiful music throughout the day provided by Excelsior Music Studio. Renée Manning, of Excelsior, directs the choir at the Prospect Hill Senior Center, which is located at St. JME.

Bring your kids at 2:00 p.m. and sing, dance, and play together at a free music class with Kevin MacCallum of City Stomp! It’s a guaranteed good time, so be sure to spread the word.

This Sunday, September 6th, 2015 – The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

This Sunday is the Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost and “Confession, Repentance, and Commitment to End Racism Sunday” at St. JME. Associate in Youth Ministry Nadine Cordes will preach.

In response to a statement and call to action from the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME), the Presiding Bishop Elizabeth A. Eaton has pledged the 3.8 million-member ELCA to participate in “Confession, Repentance, and Commitment to End Racism Sunday” on September 6, 2015.

The AME Church, together with the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church and Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, are calling “every church, temple, mosque and faith communion” to “confess and repent from the sin of racism” September 6 during their respective worship. Faith leaders worldwide are being asked to preach about racism and engage as “people of faith to end racism.”

“I believe we are experiencing a kairotic moment,” writes Bishop Eaton. “Something is happening in our church and in our country. Many of us are hearing and seeing in ways we haven’t before, and we are motivated to take action. Participating in ‘Confession, Repentance, and Commitment to End Racism Sunday’ is a start.”