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.
This Sunday’s Worship Information:
SERVICE STARTS AT 9:30 am
Preacher: Rev. Travis Norvell
Sermon: ”Thy Will Be Done”
Liturgist: Luise Forseth
Music: Judson Choir
Worship Leader: Jim Kuether
Time w/Children: Travis Norvell
Ushers: Joel Frederickson, Hendrix Johnson, David and Jenny Buck
This Sunday at Judson: Rev. Travis Norvell will preach. Luise Forseth will be the liturgist.
Adult Education today: ”Paradise Lost: The Ocean as Harbinger - Chuck Dayton, a retired environmental lawyer and longtime Minnesota environmental activist, joined a sailing expedition in the Central Pacific for two and half months this past summer, to survey the health of coral reefs. He was able to observe firsthand the effects of increasing temperatures on the ocean treasures. He sees the loss of coral as a metaphor for the rest of the planet. In view of the ethical and moral implications of the climate crisis, particularly inter-generational and economic injustice, Chuck is working with Minnesota congregations through Interfaith Power and Light to build a movement for environmental change. Chuck’s presentation will include remarkable photos of places beneath the surface of the ocean we rarely get to see.
LAUNCH MONTHLY CALENDAR
Current month’s bulletins:
Christmas Vesper service at 6 pm with carols, stories, candle-lighting
Christmas Eve Service at 9 pm with music from the choir, readings, and ending with circle candle-lighting.
Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 7 pm
Sara Thomsen Solstice Concert
$20 admission at door
“Thomsen’s soulful voice, poetic lyrics and unforgettable melodies cut through to the heart and the soul of human experience,” proclaims the Minnesota Women’s Press. With a voice rich as the best mid-west soil, Sara’s songs carry you inward and outward-in, to the particulars of your own life, and out-into the shared humanity of us all. Her performance style is easygoing and full of humor and depth, capturing the audience’s engagement. Sara’s music gently enfolds and unfolds the listener.
Mission of the Month for December
is TRUST Parish Nursing. A Parish Nurse program works with individuals to bring together physical health with spiritual and emotional health to achieve wellness and to manage illness through holistic care. It combines nursing and ministry, and is an excellent source of referrals to the services needed in our community. Some of the activities of the TRUST-sponsored Parish Nurse are: home visits; phone check-ins on the elderly or ill; educational presentations to congregations, service providers and volunteers; consulting with clergy of TRUST congregations; serving on TRUST congregation community care committees; coordinating flu-shot clinics at churches; providing resources as needed for home services, adult daycare, and assisted living; mental health services and much more. Our Parish Nurse also provides part of the staffing for the TRUST Youth Program. This year, as in years past, our Christmas Eve offering will go to the Parish Nurse program. Thank you, Judson members, for supporting TRUST in this way!
Judson Music Series for 2013-2014 (for more information)
Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 4 pm:
“Requiem” by John Rutter
The Judson Choir and small orchestra will
perform the Requiem in the sanctuary.
Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 8:00pm:
Lou & Peter Berryman
Writers and Performers of original songs.
Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 7 pm:
Sara Thomsen Solstice Concert
Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 9:30 am:
Barbary Coast Dixieland Band at our service
Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 4 pm:
Minneapolis Trombone Choir concert
Saturday, April 5, 2014:
Dinner and a Show