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
SUNDAY SERVICE STARTS AT 9:30 am
Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany
February 19, 2017
Sheila Ahlbrand, Intergenerational/Children's Worship Leader from First Baptist Church in St. Paul, MN
Worship Leader: Eileen McLaughlin
Personal Reflection: Karla McGray
Music: Judson Choir
Ushers: Joel Frederickson
Welcome Sheila Ahlbrand
This Sunday we welcome Ms. Shelia Ahlbrand as our guest preacher. Shelia is on the program staff at FBC St. Paul and an MDiv student at United Theological Seminary.
Second Hour Education
Sexuality Part 2. Sam Clague will be back to continue our learning and discussion about the sexuality and gender.
LAUNCH MONTHLY CALENDAR
Current month's bulletins:
The Winter Event includes Great Gatherings with Silent Auction, the Sunday Service, and a Judson Youth Pancake Fundraiser Breakfast. All this is happening in the Fellowship Hall on Sunday, Feb 26th. Discover huge bargains at the Great Gatherings Silent Auction, while discovering Judson kids’ cooking talent, all while hearing a pre-Lenten message from pastor and choir.
GREAT GATHERINGS SILENT AUCTION DONATIONS NEEDED BY FEB 19th!!
The sooner the better please! Some fun examples from past have been house concerts, chili dinner, MIA tour and Chinese dinner, music lessons, lattes delivered at church, homemade scones, pizza and chocolate cake, weeding and gardening, poetry sharing with dessert and coffee, dinner of thanksgiving leftovers, use of a cabin, and other creative offerings! See the sample list from last year on the table at the church near the big green box. And please think of ways to share your talents or interests, we are glad to help with ideas! Donation descriptions can be sent by email to Ken Rowe at firstname.lastname@example.org (lowercase L at the end of that) or Kathi at email@example.com, or you can use the forms near the big green box. Great Gatherings will be great because of YOU!!!!
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.
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.)
Judson Worship in February
In the context of the Church Worship calendar, the time when Worship is not focused on a holiday or event is called “Ordinary Time.” The longest ordinary time is between Easter and Advent. During February, we are again in an “ordinary” season between Epiphany and Lent. As we look ahead at what is in store, we notice that Worship at Judson is anything but ordinary! A lot is happening in four short weeks. We welcome female voices to the pulpit on February 5 and 19th. Jazz Sunday is February 12 and will possibly feature Irv Williams who has been performing Jazz for nine decades! Don’t miss the Youth Pancake Breakfast on February 26th. We’ll gather that day in the Fellowship Hall for Breakfast and Blessings and hear from our youth about their plans for the summer mission trip! Don’t miss these extra-ordinary opportunities!
Please also note: The Worship Committee has been concerned for issues of inclusion in our Worship services. In that vein, another lectern has been added on the floor level near the right-side lectern. This will remain in place and will be used regularly so that accommodation is already available for those who find the steps to the lecterns difficult. We want to make it possible for all voices to be heard!
February 19th Sermon: Shelia Ahlbrand, Inter-generational/Children's Worship Inter-generational/Children's Worship Worship Leader: Eileen McLaughlin Music: Judson Choir Ushers: Joel Frederickson February 26th – Breakfast & Blessings in the Fellowship Hall Worship Leader: Keith Ford Personal Reflections: Ellie Hanson Pancake Breakfast / Fundraiser for Youth Mission Trip Great Gatherings Fundraising Event to follow service. Ushers: Craig Wiester, Barbara & Char Engen-Mangskau
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".