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
July 24, 2016
Homily: "The Power of Kindness" Rev. Pam Joern
Worship Leader: Gretchen Williams
Music: The Gospel Five
Ushers: Joel Frederickson, Eileen McLaughlin
Sunday’s Worship Service
We welcome the Rev. Pam Joern to our service on Sunday morning. Pam is one of several ordained members of Judson, sings in the choir (along with her husband Brad), gardens, reads and writes fiction, and strives to keep up with four grandchildren.
The Gospel Five is Judson’s own “southern gospel” quartet. The quartet’s first performance was on December 29, 2002 under the name “Judson’s Men’s Quartet.” The group performed once in June of 2003 as “The Judson Gospel Quartet,” and officially became “The Gospel Five” in July of 2003. This quartet-plus-piano group was formed mainly to perform at Judson events and services (including a wedding and a funeral), but it has also performed at other venues (including a convention and nursing home). The group loves singing harmonies for heart-felt and toe-tapping songs in a southern gospel style. Although the group is “a men’s quartet,” the group has “a female utility singer” who fills in when one of the group cannot make a performance. The name “The Gospel Five” could refer to its five members (4 voices and a pianist) or to the fifth gospel that we all are or to something else. You get to decide.
LAUNCH MONTHLY CALENDAR
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Judson Church is taking a break from Street-fest. There will be no Street-fest for 2016
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.)
Worship in July
Summertime is always the best of what might be. Charles Bowden
As we continue to enjoy the glorious Minnesota summer days, we look forward to the time we can spend together as the Judson community. We wish our pastor Travis and his family well during the coming month as they spend some well-deserved time away. We are grateful for the amazing individuals who will be filling the pulpit during the month of July. Reverend Donna Dia Colletti-Lowre, an American Baptist minister with a passion for creative worship, will be with us on July 3rd. Jimmi Langemo, Karen Swenson, Pam Joern and Déadra Moore will also be sharing with us in July. And we will continue to enjoy the musical talents of our congregation members and friends.
If your floral gardens are in full bloom, please consider sharing some of the beauty for our altar. Barbara York, who creates our altar decorations, would love to use your flowers. Just let her know (firstname.lastname@example.org) and she’ll arrange to stop by and pick them.
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".