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
Sermon: “Breaking the Cycle of Violence” - Rev. Travis Norvell
Music: Judson Choir
Personal Reflection: Kate Brady
Worship Leader: Gayle Foster Lewis
Ushers: Joel Frederickson, Hendrix Johnson, Craig Wiester, Steve Hirsch
Adult Education: Celebration – Jerry Larsen
Support Youth Projects!
The Youth continue to serve coffee from 8:45 to 9:40 am on Sunday mornings. Our coffee supplier is Royal Grounds, plus it’s CarbonNeg, sustainably grown coffee. For $2.25 you get a great cup of coffee and support the Youth Missions and Projects at Judson.
LAUNCH MONTHLY CALENDAR
Current month’s bulletins:
We have developed a framework of themes for the coming year and those themes include longing, brokenness, memory, grace/hospitality, belief, creativity, forgiveness, love and hope. Judson’s offerings each month will not be limited to the themes but the themes will provide an axis around which our individual and congregational life can be infused with additional meaning and depth. The themes will provide us with a springboard for common stories and ideas that can become elements of our ongoing community conversation. Each month we will provide a resource to assist and prompt you in exploring the theme for the coming weeks. Our theme for September will be longing. Click for a copy of the resources for September – Longing.
AIRPLANE TICKETS FOR HRANG HLEI
After a four year sojourn in Minnesota and at Judson, Hrang Hlei and his wife A Cer and children Jessica and Luke will return to Myanmar (Burma) and the work that God has for them in their home country. The family moved to Kansas City in June where Hrang is completing his dissertation for the Ph.D. in Congregational Mission and Leadership from Luther Seminary. He is also scholar-in-residence for a semester at Central Baptist Theological Seminary where he is teaching the intensive class of Doctor of Ministry students from the Myanmar Institute of Theology. Central and MIT have a partnership to educate Burmese church leaders from all of the tribes in the country.
Judson and other churches (Prince of Peace Lutheran in Appleton, Wisconsin, and Prairie Baptist in Kansas City) have supported the family’s housing needs. Now the three churches have an opportunity to help the family with air flights from Kansas City to Yangon, Myanmar, at the end of December. Four tickets will be needed, each about $1,500.00. If you’d like to help, you can contribute monetarily to the “Burmese Church Transformation” fund. If you have lots of frequent flyer miles, you might be able to donate miles toward the tickets. (Contact Kathy Urbaniak if you’d like to explore this possibility.) And you can continue to pray for Hrang, A Cer, Jessica, and Luke.
Let’s help send the family home to be a part of God’s work of enlivening the Burmese Christian church.
For more info on Hrang at Central Seminary, see https://www.cbts.edu/blog/1003/264/ and https://www.cbts.edu/topic/congregational-health/central-to-partner-with-prairie-baptist-church-for-scholarinresidence-program/
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“