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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  


December 4, 2016

Second Sunday of Advent

Sermon:  "Walking in Darkness: Developing the Inner Senses" Rev. Travis Norvell

Worship Leader: Austin Mason

Music: Judson Choir

Ushers: Joel Frederickson, Larry & Jane Jacobson



Current month's bulletins:

11-27-16 Bulletin / 11-20-16 Bulletin / 11-13-16 Bulletin - Inserts


Current month's newsletter - December 2016 Newsletter

            This week’s announcements - November 18, 2016


Fourth Annual Judson Community Holiday Carol Sing-And-Play-Along

As part of its Music Series, Judson Memorial Baptist Church will be holding its FOURTH ANNUAL COMMUNITY HOLIDAY CAROL SING-AND-PLAY-ALONG on Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 3:30 p.m.

What do Jim ten Bensel, Van Johnson, The Gospel Five, and CharBara have in common? What fun place has space for instrumentalists (of all ages) on December 11, 2016 at 3:30 p.m.? Where can you eat cookies and choose whether to make a free-will donation for them to YouthLink? Where can you sing traditional, modern, secular, sacred, and original Christmas carols with other people in our community for free? The answer to all of these questions is -- the Fourth Annual Judson Community Holiday Carol Sing-And-Play Along! As part of its Music Series, Judson Memorial Baptist Church will be holding its FOURTH ANNUAL COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS CAROL SING-AND-PLAY-ALONG on Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. If you like singing Holiday carols or playing Holiday carols on your musical instrument or listening to Holiday carols or eating cookies, the Community Holiday Carol Sing-And-Play-Along is the place for you.  Plus, there is no admission fee.  It is FREE for everyone. There will be word booklets (so it will be easier to sing all of the verses).  Char and Barbara Engen-Mangskau will lead us in singing (and playing) Holiday songs of all animal carolingtypes —such as Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming, Joy to the World, Frosty the Snowman, Jingle Bells, Silent Night, Christmas Is Coming (a fun round), and their own Home For ChristmasJim ten Bensel, a famous Minneapolis musician and also a member of Judson, will be there to join in the fun and lead us in a rousing rendition of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. The Gospel Five (Judson’s own Gospel quartet) will lead us in Go Tell It On the Mountain. Van Johnson will be there to sing Jackson Browne’s The Rebel Jesus. There will be several copies of easy instrumental books (playable by beginning instrumentalists and accomplished musicians as well as all levels in-between) so that people who play all kinds of instruments can play along on most of the Christmas songs.  We have books for woodwinds, brass, strings, recorders, guitars, and percussion.  Some small hand percussion instruments will be provided.  So, bring your instruments and prepare to have some fun playing Christmas carols while other people sing them.  Cookies have been donated (Don’t worry they won’t be stale because they have not been made yet.) and a “donation jar” will be on the table with the cookies.  All (i.e. 100%) of the money placed in the “donation jar” will be given to YouthLink for use in their work with homeless youth.

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.

Faith Formation

 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.)

Worship in December

"It's the most wonderful time of the year," begins a familiar, somewhat cheesy Christmas song. In truth, it is, and it isn't. There is heightened stress in December:
more things to do, places to go, people to see, pitfalls to avoid. Time goes faster in December, unless you are a child waiting for vacation and gifts. So, what's a Christian to do with the season of Advent? Stay calm. Keep perspective. Practice hospitality. Be joyful. Have peace. Extend grace. Come to church. Come to church to worship in December. Worship at Judson helps us cut through the distractions, the distortions, the commercialization, the greed, and the hypocrisy. Worship in December helps us keep a spiritual perspective. It does. The story is simple and familiar--full of wonder and grace. Join Mary as she "treasured all these words and pondered them in her heart" (Luke 2:19). Join the shepherds in "praising God for all that they have heard and seen" (Luke 2:20). Join the wise ones "overwhelmed with joy" (Matthew 2:10). Join the angels in singing "Glory to God in the highest" (Luke 2:14). Join Anna and Simeon in the peace and praise of an old woman and an old man who know what is important (Luke 2:22-38). 
December 4th - Second Sunday of Advent  Homily: Rev. G. Travis Norvell     “Walking at Midnight: Developing the Inner Senses”    Worship Leader: Austin Mason  Communion Music: Judson Choir December 11th  - Third Sunday of Advent  Homily: Rev. G. Travis Norvell     “Walking at Midnight: The Great Reversals”          Worship Leader: Char Engen-Mangskau                                Personal Reflection: Gayle Foster Lewis                               Music: Judson Choir December 18th  - Fourth Sunday of Advent Worship Leader: Barbara Engen-Mangskau Sermon-in-Verse “Chaotic Yet Charming Judson Christmas Pageant—Take 2” December 24th  - Christmas Eve Homily: Rev. G. Travis Norvell “Walking at Midnight: The Luminous Darkness” Christmas Eve Services, 6:00 pm and 9:00 pm December 25thChristmas Day A Service of Lessons and Carols Personal Reflection: Wayne Urbaniak Worship Leader: Barbara York

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".

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