Welcome to Judson
Do you know us? We are seekers, believers, doubters and dreamers who gather each Sunday at the corner of 41st and Harriet. We are married, partnered, single, gay and straight; we are families at all ages and stages of life. We are theologically progressive and politically diverse – and we welcome all.
We are from Lutheran, Catholic, Baptist, Unitarian and many other faith traditions – and from no tradition. We are Judson Memorial Baptist Church. We strive to learn about and live the love of God.
We invite you to join us any Sunday morning.
SERVICE STARTS AT 9:30 am
This Sunday’s Worship Information:
Sermon: “God’s Abundant Presence with TRUST” – Nancy Biele
Music: David Zumeta
Worship Leader: Mac Chatfield
Time with Children: Beth Rademacher
Ushers: Joel Frederickson, Karen & George Burbie
LAUNCH MONTHLY CALENDAR
Current month’s bulletins:
Current month’s newsletter – August Newsletter 2015
This weeks announcements – July 31, 2015
The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free,
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.
Luke 4: 18, 19 & from Isaiah 61
Summer is rushing by and we’re into the high heat of August. Pastor Norvell and the first family has been enjoying a mix of rest, camping, home projects and, for Travis, continuing education and soul restoration including a week of writing at the Ecumenical Institute at St. John’s University of Collegeville. Look for regular Travis sightings as he rejoins us later in August.
On August 2, Nancy Biele, the long-time executive director of TRUST (Toward Renewed Unity in Service Together) will preach. Judson is a founding member of TRUST. The next Sunday, August 9 our guest preacher is friend Eric Barreto. Eric is an associate professor of the New Testament at Luther Seminary in St. Paul and has preached often and wonderfully from Judson’s pulpit. This time, on Sunday August 9, he will also get to enjoy our monthly Sundaes on Sunday after the service.
Travis returns to preach on Sunday, August 23, as we celebrate again our Blessings and Breakfast service in Fellowship Hall downstairs (be sure to stop by and see the sparkling new commercial refrigerator). Although the St. Francis feast day is in early October, because we have a jam-packed fall schedule planned Judson will round out August with the Blessing of the Animals on August 30. So get your critters all cleaned up and ready for this always fun and meaningful service.
Have a safe August. Blessings
Keith Ford for the Worship Committee
These gifts will provide greatly needed supports for months to come for our neighbors in need. However, the need for cash assistance for rent, utilities, diapers, etc. continues to be great, especially in the winter months. Here are a few facts regarding the Starfish Ministry. Did you know:
- Since its inception in 2011, Starfish has served 205 individuals or families.
- Approximately 20% of those have been served more than once as their life situations represent their chronic
poverty/need. Starfish limits assistance to one time per year per request.
- Monthly budget amounts distributed by the volunteers range from $21,800 to $3,000, depending on funds
available. A minimum amount is kept in the account from month to month, practicing the belief that the
money is donated to help those in the community and should be used for that purpose and on a timely
- The monthly budget is exhausted between the 3rd and the 12th of the month. Usually, funds are exhausted
by the 5th or 6th day on the month.
- All money donated to Starfish goes to people in need. There are no administrative or personnel costs.
As we begin the New Year with hope and optimism, please prayerfully consider donating your time and money to those in our local community who could benefit from the sharing of our financial, physical and emotional resources. You can donate to Starfish Ministries by place cash or a check in the envelopes in the pews and marking them with Starfish. Checks should be made out to Judson Church and put Starfish in the memo line.
Weddings at Judson
We at Judson Church celebrate that Love is now the Law in Minnesota. We worked hard to make marriage equality a reality. If you are a same sex couple looking for a welcoming & affirming church to host and celebrate your wedding then we are here to serve. Please go over our wedding brochure and then set up a meeting to speak with our Pastor, The Rev. G. Travis Norvell. To see our wedding brochure, please click “Weddings“. To see the list of fees, please click “fees“