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Announcements August 11, 2017

 This Sunday’s Worship Information
  August 13, 2017, at 9:30 am
Sermon: “The Beautiful Tradition”  Rev. Travis Norvell
Worship Leader: Barbara York
Personal Reflection: Austin Mason
Music: Scott and Jane Ulring
Ushers: Joel Frederickson, Gretchen and Ben Williams
Email Notes from Travis
Well, it was a nice day, overall, at the Bandshell despite the planes, the woman skateboarding by with a case of peaches on her shoulder, the feedback from the microphone, and the non-Judsoners who didn’t know they could laugh at some of my best material… As I pedaled home with the family I thought of the many assumptions we shared freely worshiping outdoors without any fear of attack or threat of terror, but our Muslim brothers and sisters do not share those same assumptions. And that is just wrong. So I sat down late Sunday night and typed out an essay which ran in the Star Tribune on Tuesday.
I wrote a similar piece nearly ten years ago concerning the misnamed “Ground Zero Mosque.” Despite the passage of so much time, the issues are still the same.
Therefore I am offering a sermon this Sunday titled “The Beautiful Tradition,” think of it as a Baptist 101 class in less than 10 minutes (I’ll do my best on the time). Our tradition really is a beautiful one, I hope you too see and embrace its beauty. Hope to see you on Sunday.
Peace, Travis.
This Week at Judson
Aug. 13 / Sun.
9:30 am
10:30 am
Fellowship Time
Ann Judson Room
11:00 am
Worship Meeting
Office 1 downstairs
11:00 am
Gordon Smith Judson Fund Meeting
11:00 am
Congregational Care Meeting
Office 4 downstairs
Aug. 14 / Mon.
7:00 pm
Finance Meeting
Aug. 15 / Tues.
7:00 pm Twin Cities Trumpet Ensemble Rehearsal Sanctuary
Aug. 16 / Wed.
9:00 am
Wed at Currans
Aug. 17 / Thurs. 11:00 am Staff Retreat
6:30 pm Mission Meeting Ann Judson Room
Aug. 19 / Sat.
10:00 am
Sydney Rice Memorial Art Group
Ann Judson Room
Aug 20 / Sun.
9:30 am
Worship Service/Breakfast & Blessings
Fellowship Hall
10:30 am
Fellowship Time
Fellowship Hall
3:00 pm
Twin Cities Trumpet Ensemble Concert
 Eileen out on Mondays in August
Eileen will be taking Mondays off in August.
Copies of Travis’ Essay in the Star Tribune
There are copies of his letter to the editor in the back of the sanctuary.
Calling all “Church Basement Ladies” and Men 
Let’s get together on Saturday morning, August 26th, to clean and organize our kitchens before fall. Come at 9:30 for coffee and treats ….some cleaning details… then get your gloves on and get going for a couple hours of good clean fun. Afterward: lunch for hungry workers at a neighborhood restaurant. Let me know if you can come. Thanks, Barb Balcom.
Breakfast and Blessings, Sunday, August 20
Please join the Worship Committee on Sunday, August 20th, for a potluck breakfast worship service. This will be our regular Sunday worship service, but with food. We will be gathering in Fellowship Hall and will begin at the same time-9:30 am. Please bring a breakfast item to share.  
Think Three on Sunday, August 20
Please bring three (3) items for Joyce Food Shelf on or before Sunday, August 20th. SPECIFIC ITEMS NEEDED: Non-dairy milk (soy, almond, and cashew), canned salmon, toothpaste, tooth brushes, razors (can be multi-packages as they open and separate to give to more individuals), and can openers. There are baskets for your items in the arcade or at the back of the sanctuary. Monetary donations are also very much appreciated. Please designate “Joyce Food Shelf” on your check or on the offering envelope. Thank you so much for your donations and “THINK THREE ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 20TH!
An Afternoon with the Twin Cities Trumpet Ensemble
Sunday, August 20, at 3 pm
The Trumpet Ensemble was at Judson in March, as guests of the Minneapolis Trombone Choir. They will perform here on Sunday, August 20 at 3 pm. Some of the music they will be performing includes Soundings, Trumpets (written by director James Olcott), Triumphant March from Aida, Dance Bohéme from Carmen, a Patriotic Set and the Great Gate of Kiev. It should be a great concert. Besides trumpets, this concert will also include some euphoniums and percussion.

Opportunity on Saturday, August 26
Bike/Walk Around Lake Nokomis with Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church 8:00 am August 26th. More details forthcoming.
 Blessing of the Beasts, Bikes & Backpacks, August 27
As summer draws to a close we will participate in the Blessing of       the Beasts, Bikes, and Backpacks on August 27th. More information to follow.
Race Matters Potluck, Wednesday, September 20th, 
Please join us for the showing of the movie 13. To ensure that we have enough time for the movie and discussion, we will begin the movie promptly at 5 pm. Food will be set up on the table. Fill your plate and find a seat. Discussion, action ideas, and social time will follow. 
WaC-Wednesdays at Curran’s
This is an open invitation for you to join Judson folks at 9:00 any Wednesday morning at Curran’s (4201 Nicollet Ave. S., Minneapolis). Put it on your calendar as “WaC” (Wednesdays at Curran’s). It’s another opportunity for us to connect with one another. Just show up and find our group at one of the round tables or a long table. Have breakfast, or just coffee; no agenda or topic-just conversation as we enjoy spending some time together. If you have questions, contact Keith Ford or Wayne Urbaniak. 
Mission Giving this past Week
$70 Starfish
Starfish Ministry info for July
Requesters helped: 7  Total Aid: $2,856.36  Rent and Utilities: $2,706.36
/ Food, gas, bus: $150
Monthly budget exhausted: July 15, 2017
Starfish is a joint ministry of Judson Baptist Church and Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Its purpose is to help individuals and families in temporary financial crises-to serve as a bridge to assist people from our community, who contact us. It is funded by donations. Please consider giving  a donation this morning to the Starfish Ministry by designating on your check or on the offering envelope “Starfish Ministry” when the offering is taken.
Gordon Smith Judson Fund
The Gordon Smith Judson Fund (GSJF) is an endowment fund envisioned and initiated by the generous gift of church member Gordon Smith, then created and sustained by the ongoing support of the congregation of Judson Memorial Baptist Church. Gordon was supported by his church to attend a Baptist Youth Conference in Oslo, Norway. While there, he received what he referred to as his call to a ministry which inspired his subsequent life’s work serving for many years with American Baptist organizations. His desire was to provide opportunities for individuals to continue to move forward the Kingdom of God into the future for posterity. Consequently, the purpose of the fund is to provide financial support to individuals of any age, or groups, who are members of or attend Judson Memorial Baptist Church and who have a plan that meets the vision and requirements outlined. VISION: The fund is designed to be used in any of the following ways:
  1. Keeping our Baptist Heritage of commitment to missions and making a difference in the world alive in future generations.
  2. Being a catalyst for creating new ways of doing relevant ministry in the world.
  3. Maintaining Judson’s progressive theology and supporting action reflecting those beliefs related to social justice issues. Here are a couple links to information about the fund and the application for the fund.

Reminder: Sermons & Personal Reflections Videos Available

Most Sundays, the sermon, and personal reflection are videotaped. These videos are posted on the Vimeo video-sharing site at Sermons. If you have any questions or comments, please contact Jackie Thureson.

Regular happenings at Judson Church
Choir rehearsal-Every Wednesday from 7 to 8:30 pm (September through May).
Sydney Rice Memorial Art Studio-Every Saturday morning from 10 am to 12 pm (Sep. thru May)
Knitting Group-Every month on the second Saturday from 1 to 3 pm (September through June).
Spiritual Voyageurs-The first and third Tuesday evening each month from 7 to 9 pm.
Think Three Sunday-The third Sunday of every month bring three items of food for the food shelf.
Starfish Ministry-The first Sunday of every month accept donations to the Starfish ministry.
Soup Group-The third Saturday of each month in Fellowship Hall Kitchen from 9 to 11:30 am (September through May).


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