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Announcements June 14, 2013

This Sunday’s Worship Information

Preacher:        Déadra Moore
Liturgist:           David Martin
Sermon:         “Truth Stranger Than Fiction” 
Music:             Barbara York

 This Sunday at Judson:  Déadra Moore will preach and David Martin will be the liturgist. Sermon title:  “Truth Stranger Than Fiction” Fellowship Time: Join us in the Ann Judson room for coffee and fellowship after the service. Kate Brady will be the host.

Email notes from Travis

Good Day.  I pray you are experiencing some sunshine both literally and metaphorically.  By the time you receive this message I plan to be somewhere in or around Denver, CO.  Perhaps you recall meeting my friend Chad a couple of weeks ago in church.  He and Abigail are set to be married this Saturday and I’m honored to preside at the wedding.  Funny thing about Colorado marriage laws, you don’t need anyone to solemnize the marriage.  In other words, a couple can do their own wedding without an official of any sort present.  I told Chad and Abigail this but they still desired my presence.  I’ll be back Monday afternoon.  Then the First Family and I will pile into a vehicle and head south to Kansas City for the American Baptist Biennial June 21-23.  So we won’t see each other for a couple of weeks L

This Sunday Déadra Moore will be preaching.  The following Sunday Chris Wogaman will be the guest preacher.

I want to thank everyone for the amazing experience at the Bandshell.  The weather was lousy but Judson brought her A game.  The choir knocked it out of the park again.  The Time with Children, snowballs in June!  And the Gospel 5 and the Rivermen were absolutely amazing.  I love this church!  And a couple of people sent emails on Sunday afternoon looking for more info on the peculiar bunch they experienced!

See you soon.  Peace, Travis.

Articles include: This Sunday at Judson, information on Johanna Moberg and Sister Rosie, Meet our new Children and Youth Coordinator, Youth Mission Trip – Donations needed, Matching Funds for Trish and Joel’s ministry, Liturgists needed, Summer music, Mission of the Month, and an update on mission giving etc.

 Did you know our web page has all the announcements listed here, information on worship for the coming week, the last four bulletins, and newsletter’s from the Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists, University Baptist Church and our Region all on the front page of the website? Check it out here.

Welcome our new Children and Youth Coordinator   


Brett & Sara Lynne
(no the chicken is not Alasdair)

Brett Gershon received his B.A. in English/Education from Colorado State University in 2010 after which he moved to Minneapolis as an apprentice at the Mennonite Worker (an intentional community focused on offering hospitality to the stranger) where he met his wife Sarah Lynne.  The two of them remain members of the Mennonite Worker community along with the newest addition to their family Alasdair. Brett is passionate about inspiring imagination in young people. He enjoys playing folk music, writing poetry, and being outside. The values of hospitality, simplicity, prayer, peacemaking, and resistance are guides for how Brett tries to live his life and he continues to work at living more deeply into them.

Special Business Meeting

The 2012 – 2013 fiscal year ended May 31. We had a good year, including financially. The congregation gave generously. Staff and committee chairs were frugal in managing their budgets. We ended the year with about $30,000 of money we did not spend. Some of this amount results from not being fully staffed all year long, but most of it represents deferred maintenance. It is money we saved by not fixing, repairing or maintaining equipment and the building itself. Instead we focused on calling a pastor, revising our by-laws, establishing our current staffing model and paying down debt. Because we face urgent needs to maintain and repair our property and because we enjoy a strong financial position, however, it is important that we now turn our attention to the care of our building. The Property Committee has identified the most important needs with a proposal for meeting them and has asked Council to seek the congregation’s approval for a capital campaign to underwrite the proposal. Council will hold a business meeting of the congregation after worship on Sunday, July 14, to vote on approving a capital campaign.

Liturgists Wanted:

Have you enjoyed hearing the journey stories of Judson folks during the Sunday Morning Liturgy? Guess what! We would like to hear YOUR journey story. Please consider sharing your journey of faith/spirituality or your life in general with your Judson family.  There are many summer spots open for this opportunity to reflect and share. Contact Déadra Moore or Gayle Lewis if you are available to be the liturgist anytime this summer. P.S. June 23 is open!

 Summer Music

Sunday, June 9 will be the last time for the choir to sing until next fall. Now is the time to see the many gifts of music that members and friends of the congregation have to offer. There is a sign-up sheet on the table in the back of the sanctuary with the dates music is needed. There are lots of openings. You can do just one or two songs, by yourself or with a group, vocal or instrumental or any combinations of those options listed. The first Sunday for summer music is June 16. Please call the office with any questions. Thank you in advance for your gift of music.

Judson and UBC at PRIDE!

For the last few years Judson has partnered with University Baptist Church to be a presence at Twin Cities Pride held in Loring Park. This year Pride will be June 29 & 30.   We need to have 2 people from each church be present at the booth on both Saturday and Sunday.  It is a fun time to hang out and chat and give out candy!  P.S. We will also take candy donations (Tootsie Rolls, Starbursts, Lifesavers, and Jolly Ranchers).  Please see Déadra Moore or Sandi Knoche if you would like to participate or sign up on the sheet in the back of the sanctuary!

Johanna Moberg

Johanna Moberg, longtime member of Judson, passed away Tuesday morning, June 4. Johanna was 99 years old. There was a memorial service at Jones Harrison home on Friday, June 7. She is survived by son Richard (Lila); daughter Janice (John) Hedberg; 3 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren: and brother Kendall (live) Hansen. Memorials may be sent to Judson Memorial Church, 4101 Harriet Ave S, Mpls, MN 55409.

 Sister Rosie

Sister Roseann Giguere passed away at 7:25 a.m. on Sunday, June 9th at Carondelet Village. May she rest in peace.

A ritual celebrating her life will be held Saturday, June 29, 3 PM Gathering; 4 PM Ritual, at Carondelet Center, 1890 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul.  If you have a drum or egg shaker that you made with Roseann, please bring it to the ritual.   

A memorial Mass will be held Friday, August 9, 7 PM, at Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, Our Lady of the Presentation Chapel, 1880 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul.  Burial will be at the family plot in Lakewood Cemetery.

 Coffee Hour Hosts for June

June 16 – Kate Brady; June 23 – Jackie Thureson and June 30 – Jenny Simmonds and Mary Gustafson.


Some youth and parents met on June 2 to make some decisions about a summer trip to the north woods.  Here are the results:

We will go to the Martin-Lehman cabin in Wisconsin for the weekend of August 16-18.  People could go up as early as the 15th.  You may come and go as your schedule permits, but may have to work out your own transportation.  Their cabin is a three hour drive away.  The purpose is strictly for fun and friendship.  As many as 20 people can go, provided some are willing to stay in a tent.  The cabin and boathouse will accommodate about 12 people comfortably.  The trip is open to Judson youth (grades 6-12) and their parents.  There will be plenty of chaperons, so parents are not required to be there (though you may be asked to provide transportation).

Those interested in going should plan to attend a meeting after church on July 14.  We will discuss what we will do, what we will eat, what you should bring, and how we will get there.  We will also create teams for cooking and cleanup duties.  (Yes, you will be expected to help — chaperons are chaperons, not maids, cooks, and dishwashers.)  If you can’t attend the meeting, but still want to go, please contact Clay to reserve your spot.

Looking for company

Deb Donley is looking for someone to accompany her to Martha’s Vineyard, an island south of Cape Cod, this August, 22nd through the 27. If you are interested please contact Deb at 612-332-1579.

Update to Matching Gift availability 

     “The 2013 Matching Gift Opportunity is being enthusiastically supported by individual donors,” reports Reid Trulson, International Ministries (IM) executive director.  “Already more than $160,000 in matchable gifts have been received.

     While there is still time for gifts to be doubled, that window of opportunity is quickly closing!”

    The 2013 Matching Gift Opportunity invites contributions from new individual donors and from current donors who give a gift over-and-above their previous contributions.  These gifts are being matched dollar-for-dollar through June 30, 2013, or until the matching pool is depleted, whichever comes first.

Matching Funds Available for Trish Magal and Joel Hoefle’s Work in Thailand 

International Ministries (IM), a part of American Baptist Churches, is offering a dollar-for dollar match on individual gifts between May 1 and June 30 of this year. This is a great opportunity to double your contributions to the good work our friends, Trish Magal and Joel Hoefle, are doing as a part of International Ministries in Thailand. Info for Trish/Joel matching donations

 Donations needed 

Youth going on the mission trip are collecting donations for two organizations that serve homeless youth and young adults: Oasis and Youthlink.

We need:

  • new socks for young adults
  • new underwear for young adults
  • diapers
  • backpacks
  • personal hygiene products (lip balm, deodorant, feminine products, etc.)

Please put your donations in the box at the back of the sanctuary.  They will be picked up on June 18 for delivery.  THANKS!   

 Mission Giving this past Week

Total this fiscal year $155

742 pounds of food donated thru May

Mission of the Month for June

One Great Hour of Sharing

OGHS, the refugee, relief and development offering of the American Baptist Churches USA, transforms lives through health, education, agricultural, and emergency relief initiatives in 138 countries, including the US.  Examples include relief to:   Burmese ethnic Karen and Chin refugees in the camps along the Thai-Myanmar border, Japanese recovering from the 2011 earthquake, and New Jersey churches damaged in Hurricane Sandy. You can put your donations in the envelopes in the pew or write OGHS on your check.

Open Sings 2013

Greetings! We’re beginning our eighth season of Open Sings, and I hope you can participate. Wednesdays in July musicians gather at the Church of the Epiphany in Plymouth to briefly rehearse and then play through some masterworks. The orchestra is usually remarkably balanced, and it’s made up of people who just want to play. You can come to all of them, to just one, or however many you want. Depending on the music, we get between 20 – 50 instrumentalists and 100 – 250 singers.

We ask for donations (completely voluntary) each night for a different charity. Representatives of the charity talk with us for a few minutes and then stick around for questions. Great way to hear about some wonderful organizations. Every dime goes to the charity of the evening.

Between the rehearsal and the play-through we get some fantastic refreshments, prepared by the folks at Church of the Epiphany.

Here’s the 2013 schedule. Remember – WEDNESDAYS AT 7.

(Clicking on the title will take you to a web page where you can download your orchestral part.)

July 3 – Vivaldi Gloria – to benefit CARE, the international relief agency

1 ob – 2 tpt – strings,

July 10 – Fauré Requiem – to benefit Home Free

2 fl, 2 clar, 2 bssn – 4 hn, 2 tpt, 3 trom – timp, hp, organ – strings

July 17 – Haydn Mass in Time of War (sorry, no parts available online)

to benefit the National Alliance on Mental Illness

1 fl, 2 ob, 2 clar, 2 bssn – 2 hn, 2 tpt – timp – strings

July 24 – Mozart Requiem – to benefit City House

2 basset horns, 2 bssn – 2 tpt – timp – strings

July 31 – Brahms Requiem – to benefit Can-Do Canines

2 fl+picc, 2 ob, 2 clar, 2 bssn, 1 cbssn – 4 hn, 2 tpt, 3 trom, 1 tuba – timp harp, strings

CHURCH OF THE EPIPHANY • 4900 Nathan Lane N, Plymouth  [map]

Please forward this on to friends who might enjoy playing or singing with us.

Questions? Call me: 612.850.9208, or email

 Meetings this month

Week of June 2nd

6/3 – Worship Committee at 7 in the library

Week of June 9th

6/10 – Finance Committee at 7 pm in the library

6/11 – Executive Council at 7 pm in the Ann Judson room

6/12 – CE Committee at 6:30 pm in the Library

6/12 – Membership, Leadership, Stewardship at 7 pm in the Ann Judson room

Week of June 16th

6/18 – Care Givers Support at 1:30 pm am in the Ann Judson room

6/18 – Spiritual Voyageurs at 7 pm in the library

6/22 – Mission meeting at 9 am in the Ann Judson room

 Regular happenings at Judson Church

Choir rehearsal – every Wednesday from 7 to 8:30 pm (September through May)

Art Studio – every Saturday morning from 10 am to 12 pm (September through May)

Knitting Group – every month on the second Saturday from 1 to 3 pm (September through May)

Spiritual Voyaguers – Every other Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 pm

Yoga – every Thursday evening from 6:30 to 8 pm year round

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 accepts donations to the Starfish ministry

Meditation – every Sunday morning in conference room 1 in the office area.



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