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Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Egg Hunt

The entire community is invited to join us at St. John’s on Sunday, April 9 at 3 pm for an Easter Egg Hunt.

We’ll be here rain or shine!! (Inside if it rains.)

We’ll also need help filling and hiding eggs. Let Amanda know if you can help. Contact her at amanda@stjohnskasson.org.

Easter Egg Hunt

A Dr. Seuss VBS

A Dr. Seuss VBSJoin us for a week full of fun and faith as we learn about God through the stories of Dr. Seuss!

June 19-23, 2017
8:30-11:30 am
Special Wednesday worship June 21, 6:30 pm
Ages: 3-year-olds through 4th grade (2016-2017 year)

Click here to register.

For questions, please contact Amanda at (507) 634-7110 or amanda@stjohnskasson.org

We’ll be looking for volunteers, including current 5th and 6th graders. Talk to Amanda or watch for more information.

Next MOE – Kasson Firefighters April 3

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Our next Ministry of Encouragement (MOE) will be thanking the Kasson Firefighters for the service they do at their monthly meeting on Monday, April 3. We will meet at St. John’s at 6:15 pm and proceed to the Kasson Fire Hall. They have their meeting and evening meal together so we will bring their meal to them. If you would like to join us and/or donate food or supplies, please see the sign-up sheets at the Welcome Center or in the office. Mary Adam and Ardis Grovdahl are co-leading this ministry and if you have any questions or need information, you can email Ardis at grovdahlardis@kmtel.com or (507) 634-7644.

Adult Fellowship Meeting with Kasson Police Chief

Please join Adult Fellowship on Sunday, February 19, at 6:30 pm in the Fireside Room. We will be meeting with Kasson Police Chief Kent Berghuis for his presentation “Divulge Not.” He will be sharing information about what is happening in the Kasson vicinity & what to be aware of with regard to best safety practices

Senior Christmas Worship & Luncheon

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This Thursday (December 15) we’re hosting a Christmas Worship (with communion) and Luncheon (lutefisk and meatballs). Worship begins at 11 am.

This is an especially good opportunity for seniors who may not be able to get out Christmas Eve or who are looking for extra fellowship this time of year. All are invited!

2016 Trunk or Treat

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We had a great time partnering with Kasson-Mantorville Community Education for Trunk or Treat this year! While they passed out candy inside, we set up in the parking lot with costumes, decorated trunks, and non-candy treats.

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Dodge County Cardboard Box City Fundraiser

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As temperatures here in Minnesota are dropping, many of us look forward to sweatshirts and hot chocolate to keep warm, but the reality is that over 9,000 individuals in Minnesota are homeless, no matter what the temperature outside is. Of those, 23% are under the age of 18. In an effort to raise money to benefit programs for homeless and at-risk individuals and families in Dodge County, and to raise awareness about this problem right here at home, we’ll be joining with other groups in Dodge County for a “Cardboard Box City” on Friday, October 28, 2016.

What is a Cardboard Box City?

Participants set up their cardboard box shelter outside and spend the night. Their experience will give them a small taste of what it’s like to be without a safe, warm place to sleep at night and be a visual reminder to those in the community about the existence of homelessness right here in Dodge County.

How can you participate?

Register now to participate.

The event is:
Friday, October 28, 2016
Location: Faith Lutheran Church in Dodge Center
Set up begins at 4 pm, registration 4-6 pm

  • There is a $25 per person registration fee. The goal is for every person who registers for this event to raise $100 besides the registration fee. We will have prizes for the most money raised so get as many donations as you can! Proceeds will go toward Dodge County SEMCAC’s special projects.
  • Make your own cardboard shelter (or a group shelter for extra warmth). A heavy box makes for a warmer shelter. You will need to clean your site and recycle your box at the end of the event.
  • Bring a warm sleeping bag, pillow, and clear packing tape. Bring a mat or two to keep you off the ground. It is also a good idea to use a tarp over your box to keep out wind and rain.
  • Recommended clothes to be worn in layers: warm cap that covers the ears, long underwear (top and bottom), warm long sleeve sweat shirt or sweater, warm windproof jacket (ski jacket or parka), warm pants, snow pants or ski pants to wear over regular pants, wool or synthetic material socks (wear two or three pair at once), boots, loose fitting and waterproof, mittens. Tight clothing/boots make you colder!
  • Set up of cardboard boxes can happen earlier than 4 pm if you’d like.
  • Event T-shirts will be on sale for $15 ($20 for long sleeves). Proceeds will go to SEMCAC.
  • Families can participate together.
  • Everything will be held outside except the meals will be served in the church fellowship hall.
  • Coffee and hot chocolate will be available. Please don’t bring snacks to help us make this event more realistic for the youth.
  • Soup supper will be served between 6 & 7 pm in the church.
  • Participants will be in “bed” by 11 pm.
  • A simple breakfast will be served at 7:30 am in the church fellowship hall.
  • You can pick up your child after they have helped clean up. (between 8:30-9)

Trunk or Treat 2016

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This year’s Trunk or Treat will be held at the Kasson-Mantorville Community Education building on October 30, 3:30-5:30 pm. We are partnering with KMCE and other area congregations to host this fun event! If you would like to help out by decorating your trunk or donating non-food prizes, please sign up on the youth board or talk with Amanda.

All prizes and treats will be non-food as we are participating in the Teal Pumpkin Project. You can learn more about this project, which allows students with allergies and diabetes to also have a safe place to trick-or-treat, at tealpumpkinproject.org.

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Service Project: Highway Cleanup

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The monthly service project for October is Highway Clean-up on Saturday, October 8. We’ll meet at St. John’s at 9:30 am and work until noon. Everyone is welcome – any age, member or non-member, any involvement in the congregation! It’s a great family activity. Just bring work gloves and wear your old clothes and sturdy shoes. We’ll provide safety vests for all. Let us know if you’re coming by signing up at the Welcome Desk or email lindsay@stjohnskasson.org.

Thank you for contributions to the Dodge County Backpack Program

Supplies collected at St. John's.

Thank you to all who have contributed to the Dodge County Backpack Program school supply drive! We collected a lot of supplies and over $415 (used for the purchase of bulk school supplies) to be distributed to students in need right here in Dodge County.

Distribution will be held on August 18 at. St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Kasson. If you or others you know cannot afford supplies to prep your children for this school year, please stop by!

Question? Talk to Tanya Young at tyoung8550@yahoo.com or 316-390-5368.

Supplies collected at St. John's.

Supplies collected at St. John’s.

 

Headquarters at St. Peter's Episcopal Church to sort and stuff backpacks.

Headquarters at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church to sort and stuff backpacks.

Brat & Pie Social August 18

Join us on Thursday, August 18 for the Annual Brat and Pie Social at St. John’s. The entire community is invited. Don and Peggy Holtan will be playing their “Old Time” musical selections from 5 to 7 pm in the Fellowship Hall. The Adult Fellowship group will be cooking up and serving brats and hot dogs along with chips and beverages for a small charge. WELCA ladies will be serving pie and ice cream for a free will offering. Everyone is invited to join us for a fun social get-together with good food and great music! Be sure to invite a friend!

2016 Family Fun Night coming up July 28

Are you part of a family? Do you like fun? Then you should plan to join us Thursday, July 28, 2016 for St. John’s annual Family FUN Night!

The night will be filled with fun activities for all ages – bouncy house for the kids, food, prizes, classic car and tractor show, and much more. The entire event is FREE and open to the entire community.

The fun will start at 6 pm and wrap up about 8 pm.

We are looking for some volunteers. If you can help out, click here.

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Free kids’ games in August

Some of you may remember that last summer St. John’s had a booth at both National Night Out and Festival in the Park. We had free kids’ games which both got us a bit of publicity and provided everyone with a practical example of God’s free grace. Well, the plan is to do it again this year, but I need your help. We’ll need some volunteers to help staff the games at National Night Out on Tuesday, August 2 and again on August 12 and 13 during Festival in the Park. It’s easy and loads of fun. Mark your calendars now and look for more info and sign up sheets as the dates get closer.

All around the community this summer!

Plan to join us for:

  • Vacation Bible School
    June 20-24
    Ages 3-4th grade
  • Family Fun Night
    July 28
    Fun for all!
  • Action Packed Day Camp
    August 1-5
    Grades 5-8

Community events including:

  • National Night Out
  • Festival in the Park
  • Dodge County Fair
  • Marigold Days