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: “Be Forewarned” - Rev. Travis Norvell
Music: Judson Choir
Personal Reflection: Barbara York
Time with Children: Wayne Urbaniak
Worship Leader: Scott Ulring
Ushers: Joel Frederickson, Hendrix Johnson, Bob and Mary Nelson
Adult Education: Pamela Carter Joern, an extraordinary award winning author and member of our congregation, has published her third book, In Reach, a collection of short stories set in the town of Reach, Nebraska. Pam’s stories reach down deep into the heart and touch the themes of brokenness, longing and grace that we have been visiting this fall plus many other themes of loss, disappointment, love, maintaining secrets and passion. Pam will share her stories as well as reflections, providing us with a rich opportunity to dialogue with a talented writer in our midst. If you have not been able to purchase Pam’s book, copies will be available. Cash or checks will be accepted. Don’t miss this chance to celebrate the debut of yet another remarkable book written by Pam Joern.
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Current month’s bulletins:
Songs from the Camps
November 9, 2014 ■ 4:00 PM
4101 Harriet Avenue
Music by Donald McCullough
English Lyrics and Readings by Denny Clark
Performed by the Judson Church Choir
Phillip Zawisza, baritone; Beth Bayley, soprano; April Hanson, mezzo soprano
Ben Osterhouse, cello; Jim Wentink, piano
John David De Haan, conductor
Free Will offering – suggested donation $10
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.
One of the special blessings about worshiping on Sunday mornings at Judson is that it is a unique combination of the familiar and the extraordinary.
There is a comfortable pattern of the familiar to our Sunday worship. From the times of silence and prayer to the moments of lightness and laughter. From the beauty of our choir’s anthems to the raising of our voices together in congregational song. From the giving of our offerings to the updates of the work of our church. From lessons during time with children to inspiration in sermons. From scripture readings to personal reflections of people we love. From the welcome which brings us together to the benediction which challenges and blesses us.
Combined with the familiar is the novelty of each Sunday’s worship. October worship promises to refresh and stimulate us. We will have some excerpts from reflective writings by Judson folk during the month. On the second Sunday, we will be joined by Libby Turner and her songs of justice. The month will end with Reformation Sunday and a Service of Brokenness. There are copies of the list in the back of the sanctuary. There is also a list of resources on the website. Brokenness
Please inform your pets that the Blessing of the Animals will be next spring (April 12) rather than this fall. If any animals need a blessing before then, contact Travis.
Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists
The Mission of the Month for October is the Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists (AWAB). AWAB formed in 1993 to support the full inclusion of LGBTQ people in the life and ministry of the church. Judson has been a member of AWAB for many years largely through individual donations. AWAB has supported and will continue to support welcoming and affirming congregations and individuals seeking inclusion for all regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Please consider a donation to AWAB this month. For more information about AWAB, see their website: www.awab.org.
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“