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:
Communion Meditation: “Lost in Wonder, Love and Praise” – Rev. Travis Norvell
Personal Reflection: none Communion Sunday
Music: Judson Choir
Worship Leader: Mac Chatfield
Ushers: Joel Frederickson, Hendrix Johnson, Deb Clark and Gary Tazelaar
Adult Education: A Discussion of the book Christianity and the Social Crisis(1907), by Walter Rauschenbusch. The discussion will be led by Travis Norvell and Dr. Karen Guth. Dr. Guth is Assistant Professor of Theology at St. Catherine University, a native of South Carolina, with degrees from Furman University, Harvard Divinity School, University of Glasgow and University of Virginia. You can visit her St Catherine’s website at http://minerva.stkate.edu/people.nsf/homepages/kvguth. Rauschenbusch’s book can be found in the church libraries, public libraries; being in public domain, there are numerous internet downloads available for your Nook or tablet reader.
Here is a link to a free copy, https://archive.org/details/christianityandt028107mbp
We are seeking a Children and Youth Coordinator. Would you like to apply or recommend someone?
LAUNCH MONTHLY CALENDAR
Current month’s bulletins:
Here is the booklet – Voices of Judson: Lenten Reflections on the Psalms, Spring 2015. Each day, beginning with Ash Wednesday, read the psalm and the reflection entry for that day. There is a psalm for a particular day, for Ash Wednesday and Holy Week and one psalm per week in between. Booklet
Again this year we will gather for candle-light Taizé style worship services, from 6:30-6:55 p.m., beginning Wednesday, February 25 through Wednesday, March 25. A light bread and cheese meal will be provided immediately following the service. For those who attended last year, these services were an opportunity for quiet and calming reflection and centering at the end of sometimes hectic days.
“I have to cast my lot with those who age after age, perversely, with no extraordinary power, reconstitute the world.”
Adrienne Rich, Natural Resources
March takes us through the heart of the Lenten season to the promise of Easter in April. Lent at Judson offers a variety of worship – from Communion Sunday to Palm Sunday with beautiful Taize services every Wednesday. A Taize service is an opportunity for contemplation and quiet prayer aided by repetitive singing of simple hymns. Judson’s Taize services are brief, held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 6:55pm. We depart the sanctuary to give way to choir rehearsal while we enjoy a light bread and cheese supper in the Ann Judson Room. Taize services and Pastor Travis’ Lenten Sunday morning services prepare us for Holy Week and the glorious Easter story.
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Adult Education in March
Each forum starts promptly at 11:00 AM following the worship service, and ends at 12:00 noon.
March 1 & 8 - A Discussion of the book Christianity and the Social Crisis (1907), by Walter Rauschenbusch. The discussion will be led by Travis Norvell and Dr. Karen Guth. Dr. Guth is Assistant Professor of Theology at St. Catherine University, a native of South Carolina, with degrees from Furman University, Harvard Divinity School, University of Glasgow and University of Virginia. You can visit her St Catherine’s website at http://minerva.stkate.edu/people.nsf/homepages/kvguth. Rauschenbusch’s book can be found in the church libraries, public libraries; being in public domain, there are numerous internet downloads available for your Nook or tablet reader.
March 15 – Special Congregational Meeting. The purpose of this meeting will be to provide an update on the capital project—including project status, costs, and the capital campaign.
March 22 – Rev David Bloom will speak on economic issues facing many of us, but especially those with lower incomes. He has spoken several times at Judson adult forums, most recently on the impact of poverty and the minimum wage mandate in Seattle, WA. The Persistence of Homelessness - Mass homelessness in America continues unabated despite the upturn in our economy, a national homeless assistance program, and many efforts at the local level to reduce it. The problem is especially vexing for families, the fastest growing group among those without a home. Churches in America have been among the leaders in responding. How effective have those responses been and what would an effective strategy to end homelessness look like?
March 29 - Celebration for those baptized during this morning’s worship service.
International Ministries relies for support solely on contributions from churches and individuals. Please consider a donation during the month of March. Write your check to Judson Church and add International Ministries in the memo line or on the offering envelop in the pew rack. Thank you.
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“