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:
Homily: ”Perfect Doubt” – Jane Ulring
Personal Reflection: Craig Wiester
Music: Judson Choir
Worship Leader: Leslie Rapp
Ushers: Joel Frederickson, Hendrix Johnson, Dave Zumeta and Kate Brady
Adult Education: This is your life “Fran Nelson”.
We are seeking a Children and Youth Coordinator. Would you like to apply or recommend someone?
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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.
Worship in January
Hope is like a path in the countryside. Originally, there is nothing – but as people walk this way again and again, a path appears. [Lu Xun, 20th century Chinese essayist]
The new calendar year brings with it a clean slate – a chance for a fresh beginning, a chance to this time get it right. Separately and together, we see new opportunities and some of us again make resolutions for new beginnings. Surely, for all of us, a new year brings with it new hopes and an opportunity to strike out on new paths.
Worship in January starts out with Epiphany Sunday, the celebration of the revelation of the baby Jesus to the magi. After a season of pageants, sing-alongs, a glorious Sara Thomsen concert, beautiful Christmas Eve services and a folk lessons and carols service, all in our beautifully decorated sanctuary, the Epiphany Sunday service moves to Fellowship Hall for a more informal setting and service. We’ll be joined by the magi and will enjoy King Cake. The month continues with a writing retreat with Karen Herring, Baptismal Sunday and Peace Sunday. All in all, another exciting month at Judson.
Travis meanwhile, having exhausted a lot of literary energy on his annual rhyming sermon, will be cranking up the ACME Q46 Sermon Generator to help him with a busy January.
The Mission of the Month for January will again be Starfish Ministries. The outpouring o generosity of the congregation in December for the gift cards was wonderful and much appreciated. Those gifts will provide greatly needed supports for months to come for our neighbors in need. However, the need for cash assistance for rent, utilities, diapers, etc. continues to be great, especially in the winter months.
Here are a few facts regarding the Starfish Ministry. Did you know:
- Since its inception in 2011, Starfish has served 205 individuals or families.
- Approximately 20% of those have been served more than once as their life situations represent their chronic poverty/need. Starfish limits assistance to one time per year per requester.
- Monthly budget amounts distributed by the volunteers range from $21,800 to $3,000, depending on funds available. A minimum amount is kept in the account from month to month, practicing the belief that the money is donated to help those in the community and should be used for that purpose and on a timely basis.
- The monthly budget is exhausted between the 3rd and the 12th of the month. Usually, funds are exhausted by the 5th or 6th day on the month.
- All money donated to Starfish goes to people in need. There are no administrative or personnel costs.
As we begin the New Year with hope and optimism, please prayerfully consider donating your time and money to those in our local community who could benefit from the sharing of our financial, physical and emotional resources.
Please designate “Starfish” on your check or on the offering envelope. 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“