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Announcements February 9, 2018

 This Sunday’s Morning Worship Information

                February 11, at 9:30 am

                           Jazz Sunday



Worship Leader: Rev. Travis Norvell

Music: Judson All-Stars

Jim ten Bensel, Scott and Josh Johnson, Scott Simpson, Ollie Lyle and Dale Alexander

Ushers: Joel Frederickson, Eileen McLaughlin, Jane Ann Nelson

No Second Hour 

Come and enjoy King Cakes and cafe au lait with chicory during Fellowship Time

Ash Wednesday Service

There will be an Ash Wednesday service this week on February 14 at 6:30 pm in the sanctuary. It will be over by 7 pm.


Email Notes from Travis

Sometimes as a person of faith, we just have to trust the leading of the Spirit of God in our lives, hoping the ideas or longings we feel are truly the divine speaking through and with us. Over the past few months, I could sense a desire for healing both in my own soul and in yours as well. I did not know how the healing service would go last Sunday, but it was better than I could have imagined. I believe the Spirit of God was with us in a deeper way on Sunday. As we continue our year of pilgrimage I hope it is one of healing, wholeness, and redemption.

This Sunday it’s time to celebrate with jazz music, king cakes, and cafe au lait with chicory. See you on Sunday.





This Week at Judson

Feb. 11 / Sun. 9:30 am Worship – Jazz Sunday Sanctuary
  10:30 am Fellowship Time – King Cakes Ann Judson Room
  11:30 am Worship Meeting Library
Feb. 12 / Mon. 6:30 pm Women’s Strength Training Providence Room
Feb. 13 / Tue. 7:30 pm Sabbatical Task Force Ann Judson Room
Feb. 14 / Wed. 9:00 am Wednesday at Currans Currans
  6:30 pm Yoga Class Providence
  6:30 pm Ash Wednesday Service Sanctuary
  7:00 pm Choir Rehearsal Sanctuary
Feb. 15 / Thurs. 5:30 pm Women’s Strength Training Providence Room
Feb. 16 / Fri. All Day Sabbatical Task Force Library
Feb. 17 / Sat. 10:00 am Sydney Rice Memorial Art Group Ann Judson Room
  1:00 pm Textile Group Ann Judson Room
  3:00 pm Mpls Trombone Choir Rehearsal Sanctuary
Feb. 18 / Sun. 9:30 am Worship – Rev. Thomas L Bowen Sanctuary
  10:30 am Fellowship Time Ann Judson Room
  11:00 am Second Hour Education  



Next Sunday, February, 18, we welcome Rev. Thomas L. Bowen

of Shiloh Baptist Church, Wash. D.C.

The Reverend Thomas L. Bowen is the Earl L. Harrison Minister of Social Justice and has faithfully served the Shiloh congregation as a member of its ministerial team since July 2002. He is also the Director of the Mayor’s Office of Religious Affairs in the Executive Office of Mayor Muriel Bowser and is considered the chief advocate and voice of the faith community in the District of Columbia.


500 “Roadside Kindness Packets” + 8 dozen donuts = an hour of learning, service and lively exchange for the whole community! Thanks to all who participated in 2nd Hour downstairs last Sunday. Thank you to Terre and Sierra from Small Sums for sharing their ministry with us. (


All Church Read

Judsonites across the Twin Cities are actively highlighting, flagging, and creasing pages in their copies of The Sacred Journey as they join in the all church read. Book discussion groups are meeting throughout February; there are still openings in all sessions. If you are interested in additional resources regarding pilgrimage or would like to read reviews on the book, please use these links: All Church Read: Discussion Group Sign UpAll Church Read: Discussion QuestionsSacred Journey Book ReviewsResources: Pilgrimages.

Lacking access to the internet or new to Google documents? Please contact Sara Lovat at church or via e-mail at

Bill Staines concert – Friday evening, February 23rd, at 7:30 pm.

Bill wrote, “All God’s Children Got a Place in the Choir”. Touring and playing concerts for over 40 years Bill Staines is one of the most durable and beloved singers on the folk music scene today. General admission at the door. Suggested donation $15.


Doug Wallace returns on February 25 – It’s Oscar time and that means we welcome Doug Wallace back to Adult Education Second Hour to share his thoughts on some of the nominated films and how the themes impact us as people of faith. Specific films for Doug’s talk will include “Call Me By Your Name”, “The Darkest Hour”‘ and “The Shape of Water”.


From “Please” to “Thank You” 

Last Sunday, members of the Stained Glass Windows Campaign announced that the congregational phase of this campaign is over. The congregation has spoken, and the total raised, thus far, has risen just over a glorious $84,000. This figure includes and, indeed, leverages the original Sedgwick family gift and the anonymous gift that matched it, allowing us to begin with funds in the bank.

Judson members added 39 generous pledges to this initial “seed” amount, with seven more donations coming from former staff at Judson, one young adult for his first pledge ever, and a generous gift from the Meals on Wheels office. There were also a few gifts added to the project on Christmas Eve.

Thus the loudest word in this little article is “thank you.” Thanks for your consideration and your decisions and your pledges and your honesty. It has been, so far, a fun campaign, and it will be glorious to watch the windows repair work begin in July of 2018.

Oh yes, we have enough funds to repair. The total so far enables most if not all the repairs, though it does not yet fund the related maintenance to every wood frame and window. So, although the public message rests, for now, the financial and project planning continues on this project, and lately, the youth have entered the picture with a new idea.

Judson’s senior high students met last Sunday to add their enthusiasm and sharp questions to the campaign and to consider the possibility of a video and a “Go Fund Me” online donor page. Stay tuned for your part in this. Thus the Windows Campaign is absolutely staying open to any and all ideas such as this on-line project, and also to any pledges yet to come in. Watch for news on these additional efforts.

Special thanks in this campaign go to Brad Joern, co-chair; to Kate Brady and Cindy Clague for their early planning and related efforts in 2016, to Larry Jacobson as chair of Property, to Doug Harvey who knows online options, and to Denny Larsen who has agreed to be project manager next summer. We also thank Eileen McLaughlin for her financial management assistance. Oh, and thanks, Judson youth, for adding panes to the mock-up window and for dreaming about this new angle.
[Article written by Beth Waterhouse]


Updating the Directory – Last Sunday to update

It is that time of year to update the directory. A large version will be on a table in the back of the church. Please check your name (s), address, phone #’s, email address and birthdays. Please make any changes that are needed. If you are not in the directory, please enter your information on the last page of the directory. If you can’t be at church, please send information to the office by way of email ( Thank you.


“We’re going to Memphis, Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee!”

As part of our Year of Pilgrimage, plans continue to be made for a Judson community-wide trip to Memphis. All community members (6th grade and older) are invited! Additional copies of the overview that was available when Jimmi Langemo spoke 2 weeks ago will be in the back of the sanctuary.


To help with preliminary planning, please go to this link, fill out and submit the information requested. Survey


Emily Gustafson plays A Lead role in The Hound of Chulainn
This is a production of Six Elements Theatre. It is a new, collaboratively devised work based on ancient Irish legends. Performances are as follows: Friday, February 16th at 8:00 pm, Saturday, February 17th at 8:00 pm, Sunday, February 18th at 2:00 pm followed by a post-show discussion, Monday, February 19th at 8:00 pm, Thursday, February 22nd at 8:00 pm followed by a post-show discussion, Friday, February 23rd at 8:00 pm, Saturday, February 24th at 8:00 pm, and Sunday, February 25th at 2:00 pm. The Crane Theater is located at 2303 Kennedy Street Northeast and tickets $18, $15 for seniors and students


Ann Reed will be performing at the next Roots Cellar concert

The concert is at University Baptist Church, on Saturday, February 17 at 7:00 pm. The address is 1219 University Ave SE, Mpls, MN. Songwriter, singer, guitarist Ann Reed has been performing for more than 35 years with her rich, dark-chocolate voice, storytelling from the human experience, and songs that find a permanent place in the heart. Tickets are $15, $10 for students/seniors, available at the door and at


Joyce Food Shelf Continues to Need Specific Non-Food Items 

Joyce food shelf needs some specific non-food items – shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, toothbrushes, sanitary napkins, and razors (razors can be multi-packaged as they open and separate them to give to more individuals). Please bring these items to Judson any Sunday or anytime it is convenient. There are baskets for your items at the back of the sanctuary and in the arcade. Monetary donations are also very much appreciated. Please designate “Joyce Food Shelf” on your check or on the offering envelope. Thank you to all for your past and future donations.


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

$280 Starfish

$300 Thailand – Akoo

$32 Youth Coffee Sales

Starfish Information January

Requesters helped: 12  Total Aid: $5,137.18

Rent and Utilities:  $4,787.18 / Food, gas, bus (7) $350

Monthly budget exhausted: January 5, 2018

Thank you – Last month we collected $715 for the Starfish Ministry

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. There are informational copies regarding the fund in the back of the sanctuary as well as application forms to fill out. Members: Jerry Larsen-Member at Large, Gretchen Williams-Christian Education, Steve Hirsch-Finance, and Marlys Wiens-Missions.

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

Bhakti Yoga class- Every Wednesday at 6 pm in the Providence Room. For more information, contact Camille J Gage at

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)

Textile Group (Formerly known as the 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.

Women’s Strength Training-Every Monday at 6:30 pm and and Thursday at 5:30 pm in the Providence Room. For more information, contact Marianna Padilla at

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