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
SUNDAY SERVICE STARTS AT 9:30 am
September 17, 2017
Homily: "The Upside-Down Kingdom" Rev. Travis Norvell
Worship Leader: Sandi Knoche
Personal Reflection: Keith Ford
Music: Judson Choir
Ushers: Craig Wiester, Marlys Wiens, Jane Ann Nelson
Community Information EventDuring the spring and summer, members and adjunct members of the Property Committee installed rain gardens in three locations around the Judson building. Our process started nearly a year ago. We applied for and received a mini grant from the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization. We proposed installing these rain gardens to capture runoff rain from our roofs and filter it before it flowed into the street and directly to the Mississippi River. The grant was used primarily to pay for the plants, the mulch and some educational material for the children. Our church volunteers provided the labor. Work included building retaining walls to slow runoff from the gardens, digging out roots from removed trees, removing overgrown former plantings, removing extra soil, adding compost and turning over the gardens, shaping the bowls to capture the rain, installing stepping stones around the church sign, adding rock to prevent erosion, digging in plants, and spreading mulch to limit weeds and keep the soil moist. We’ve been lucky this summer that most of the time there’s been adequate rain to keep all the new, baby plants watered, and only a couple of times have we needed to use a sprinkler to keep all of them happy. We have actually had to weed the gardens a bit already. Following the dedication of the gardens there will be a community education event about the rain gardens. The public is being invited to come from 12:30 – 2:00 pm with an information table next to the Little Library garden.
LAUNCH MONTHLY CALENDAR
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This week’s announcements - September 15, 2017
Please join us for the showing of the movie:
To ensure that we have enough time for the movie and discussion, we will begin the movie promptly at 5 pm.
Food will be set up on the table. Fill your plate and find a seat.
Discussion, action ideas, and social time will follow. All are Welcome.
Worship in September
We keep track of time and seasons of the year by using calendars that provide us opportunities to observe, commemorate, and celebrate certain events or occasions. The changing seasons of the year also provide us with recurring opportunities to celebrate in worship. The Christian church, following earlier Jewish tradition, has long used the seasons of the year as an opportunity for festivals and holidays, sacred time set aside to worship God.
The Christian calendar is organized around two major centers of Sacred Time: Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany; and Lent, Holy Week, and Easter, concluding at Pentecost. The rest of the year following Pentecost is known as Ordinary Time, from the word "ordinal," which simply means counted time (First Sunday after Pentecost, etc.). Ordinary Time is used to focus on various aspects of the Faith, especially the mission of the church in the world. Ordinary time can be broken into a Pentecost Season, (Pentecost until the next to last Sunday of August) and Kingdomtide (last Sunday of August until the beginning of Advent).
Some other days not specifically tied to these cycles are Reformation Sunday and All Saints Sunday, which focuses on heritage and the faithfulness of those in the past.
Many churches have relied almost solely on the spoken word. However, even in the Old Testament, the services of worship involved all of the senses: sight, smell, taste, and touch, as well as hearing. Modern learning theory also indicates that the more senses are involved in an experience, the more impact it makes, especially for children.The 2017-18 Church Year (B) Ash Wednesday (February 14) begins with Advent in December. Lent (February 18 - March 24) Advent (December 3 - December 24) Palm/Passion Sunday (March 25) Christmas (December 25 - January 5) Holy Week (March 26-31) The Twelve Days of Christmas Maundy Thursday (March 29) (December 25 - January 5) Good Friday (March 30) Epiphany (January 6 - February 4) Easter (April 1- May 13) Transfiguration Sunday (February 11) Trinity Sunday (May 27) Shrove Tuesday or Mardi Gras (February 13) Pentecost/Kingdomtide (May 20-December 1) All Saints Day (November 1)
Judson’s Mission: We are a spiritually grounded community united in providing sanctuary for all who enter. We seek to open ourselves to the healing and the transforming power of God’s love as we seek to follow the life of Jesus: honoring our deepest differences, seeking justice and mercy, discovering and implementing our gifts, and nurturing our children.
We're excited to have children and youth gathering once again in their small groups during 2nd Hour - Preschoolers and K upstairs in the Preschool Room; 1-4th graders downstairs in the Rainbow Room; and 6-11th grade-guys upstairs in the Providence Room.
Worship and Wonder
Worship and Wonder during the service after Time with Children. (Worship and Wonder: most 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month.)
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" and to see our alcohol policy please click "alcohol".