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Announcements July 14, 2017

 This Sunday’s Worship Information

July 14, 2017 at 9:30 am


Sermon: “I Don’t Speak Christian Anymore”  Virginia Gray

Worship Leader: Wayne Urbaniak

Music: Jo Bolles

Time with Children: Cheryl Peterson

Ushers: Clay Gustafson, Karen & George Burbie

Email Notes from Travis

I am on vacation starting Monday the 19th until July 24th. I plan to do some projects around the house, travel with the family to Portland, OR. for the American Baptist Biennial, camp at Glacier National Park, read, bake some bread, count how many times my neighbor mows his grass, play a few rounds of golf, write some, and continue to explore Minnesota. On the one hand, I am excited about the time off; on the other hand, I will miss you.

There is an interesting group of summer preachers and summer music, no throwaway Sundays…

Peace, Travis




This Week at Judson

Jul 16 / Sun. 9:30 am Worship Sanctuary
10:30 am Sundaes on Sunday Arcade
Jul 22 / Sat. 10:00 am Sydney Rice Memorial Art Group Ann Judson Room
Jul 23 / Sun. 9:30 am Worship Sanctuary
10:30 am Fellowship Time Ann Judson Room

Beth’s Summer Schedule

Beth will be gone from June 24-July 22. She will be off-line during those four weeks. If you need to reach her, please contact Eileen.

Thank You CE Committee and Craig Wiester

This Sunday we will have Sundaes on Sunday and Craig Wiester will help CE with the lemonade. If you would like to volunteer later in the summer, the following Sundays are available: July 23rd and 30th, August 13th and 27th. You can let Barb Balcom know if one of these Sundays work for you ( or 612-718-9482).

Message from Larry Jacobson

I will again be riding in the MS Society’s Trail Ride Across Minnesota (TRAM), which this year is a 5-day bicycle ride of 300 miles in western Minnesota. I’m asking for your financial support by donating in my name at the following website:

The MS Society does a great job that is changing the lives of people affected by MS and helping fuel progress toward a world free of MS. I’d love your support as I prepare for this challenging ride.

Open Sings at Epiphany Church in Plymouth

July 19 – Beethoven Mass in C – Helping Paws
July 26 – Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem – Beacon Interfaith

Each Wednesday in July we sing a different masterpiece. Rehearse for an hour, break for delicious treats, and then sing/play it straight through, no stopping. Rehearsal starts at 7:00 pm for singers & orchestra, 8 pm a short break, and 8:15 sing straight through. The open sings are held at Church of the Epiphany located at 4900 Nathan Lane N, Plymouth, MN.

Bring your friends! You’ll be with hundreds of musicians who share your passion. Share this post! Free to all! Each night a representative from a different charity will tell us briefly about their work, and we’ll have a chance to contribute or volunteer or learn more.

Judson Youth and Friends Need Adults to Join Them

Seven Judson youth, along with 3 friends, are participating in a summer retreat through Urban Immersion. (See details below.) If you are free on one, two or all three of the following days and would like to join us, please call Beth at 612-716-0489.Thank you!

Wednesday, July 26, 10 am-3 pm: “Day of Training”

Location: Urban Immersion Retreat Center

1100 E. Lake Street

Minneapolis, MN

Thursday, July 27, 9 am-2:00 pm: “Day of Service”

               Location: Central Lutheran Church Restoration Center

333 South 12th Street

Minneapolis, MN     

Friday July 28, 9 am-3:30 pm:  “Day of Service”

Location: Community Emergency Services

1900 11th Ave South

Minneapolis, MN

At the end of each day, we will take an added half hour or so to check in about our day -thoughts, ideas, feelings, experiences – and how scripture and Jesus’ teachings might guide and empower us.

Loaves and Fishes-Serving

Monday, July 24 is Judson’s turn to help out at Loaves and Fishes. We are scheduled for serving which starts at 5:30 pm. St. Stephens School is located at 23rd and Clinton. Please let Gretchen Williams know if you can help out. Thank you in advance.

Volunteers Needed

Judson is looking for volunteers to help out with setting up tables and chairs for special events at the church that are not church related as well as volunteers to help out by opening and closing up after these events. If you can volunteer please contact the church office. Thank you.

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

$232 Starfish

Starfish Ministry info for June

Requesters helped: 9  Total Aid: $3,469.35  Rent and Utilities: $2,869.35

/ Food, gas, bus: $600

Monthly budget exhausted: June 6, 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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