January Special Events

  • Budget Presentation
    January 19| 9:10 am
  • Annual Meeting
    January 22| 7:30 pm
  • Date Night  (babysitting)
    January 24+ 6:30 pm
  • Ordination of Nicole Hanson-Lynn
    January 25| 1:00 pm

Full schedule of events at

Marriage & Family Retreat

All married couples, no matter how long you’ve been together, and children (or grandchildren or no children!) are invited to participate in a retreat to celebrate their strengths and identify growth areas in their relationship. The retreat will be February 15-16 at Good Earth Village in Spring Valley, Minn.

We will utilize the “Group Program” from Prepare and Enrich, an online relationship assessment tool which each couple will complete prior to the retreat. We hope to encourage couples to dialogue about their relationship in meaningful and productive ways. We will talk about practical relationship skills in Communication, Conflict Resolution, Closeness, Flexibility, and Financial Management. You can expect to come away from this retreat with as an understanding of issues in Personality, Affection, Family of Origin, and more, and have your marriage relationship uplifted and strengthened for years to come.

Children/youth will have special programming led by Deacon Amanda and Lindsay. The time together will be filled with active learning and fun based on the age groups we have attending. The two groups will come together for meals and worship throughout the retreat.

Cost is $76 a person and includes lodging and meals. Families will be housed together in Log Lodge rooms.

Register here.

Any questions? Talk to Pastor Dave ( or Lindsay (

October Special Events

  • Confirmation Sunday
    October 6 | 10:15 am
  • CKP Pancake Breakfast & Silent Auction
    October 13 | 9:00 am
  • New Member Meeting
    October 13 | 11:30 am
  • Lutefisk Dinner
    October 24 | All Day
  • New Members Received in Worship
    October 27 & 30

Full schedule of events at

2019 Fall Fest

Sunday, September 15
11:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Education Commission is excited to kick off the program year with St. John’s Fall Fest. We’ll celebrate with food, games, and activities including a bouncy house with a slide AND a dunk tank! Plan to bring a few lawn chairs and the whole family out to enjoy an afternoon together with your faith community. All are welcome!

Volunteers make this an amazing experience. Sign up to help with the food, games, set-up, clean-up, or more here.


July Special Events

Summer may look different, but these special events continue to happen every month!

  • Fairview Worship
    July 18 | 9:30 am
  • Sunwood Worship
    July 18 | 2:00 pm
  • Breakfast Fellowship
    July 21 | 10:00 am

Also—keep our high school youth & accompanying adults in your prayers as they travel to a service trip in San Diego July 28-August 4.

Full schedule of events at

June Special Events

  • CKP Carnival
    June 6
    5:00 – 7:00 pm
  • Action Packed Day Camp
    June 10-13
  • Confirmation Camp
    June 16-21
  • VBS
    June 24-28
  • Family Fun Night
    June 26
    6:00 – 8:00 pm

Full schedule of events at

Creation Kids Preschool Carnival

The entire community is invited to a free carnival to celebrate Creation Kids Preschool’s 20th anniversary. On June 6, 2019, 5:00-7:00 pm, there will be food (hot dogs and accompaniments), bounce house, face painting, treats, games, and more. Anyone registering for preschool at the event will have the registration fee waived.

Family Fun Night

Pink hawaiian flower | designed by Vexels

Bust out your hula skirts and come out for this year’s Family Fun Night on Wednesday, June 26 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm here at St. John’s. We’ll have a luau theme in celebration of our Shipwrecked VBS. Food, games, crafts, and more—fun activities for the whole family all FREE! The whole community is invited to come celebrate.

May Special Events

  • Rummage Sale
    May 10 (2 pm—6 pm) & May 11 (9 am—2 pm)
  • Senior Recognition
    May 15 & 19 at worship
  • Breakfast Fellowship
    May 19 between services
  • First Day of Summer Worship Schedule
    May 26 at 9:00 am
  • No Worship
    May 29

April Special Events

  • Youth Brunch and Silent Auction
    April 14 | 9:00 a.m.
  • NO Worship
    April 17
  • Maundy Thursday
    April 18 | 11:00 am & 6:30 pm (with First Communion)
  • Good Friday Worship
    April 19 | 6:30 pm
  • Easter Sunday Worship
    April 21 | 6:30 am, 8:00 am, & 10:15 am
  • Milestone Celebration
    April 18 & May 1 services

Full schedule of events at

March Special Events

  • Ash Wednesday Worship – March 6 | 5:20 pm & 6:30 pm
  • Daylight Savings Time Begins March 10
  • CKP Sunday – March 17
  • Deacon Amanda returns – March 17
  • WELCA Doing Day  – March 20
  • Chili Cook-off & Bingo Event – March 24 | 11:30 am

Full schedule of events at

January Special Events

  • Congregational Vote
    January 6, 11:15 am
  • Babysitting Night
    January 12, 4:00 pm
  • Budget Information Meetings
    January 13, 9:00 am &
    January 16, 5:30 pm
  • Breakfast hosted by CKP
    January 20, 9:00 am
  • Annual Meeting
    January 20, 11:30 am
  • Installation of New Council
    January 27, both services
    January 30, 6:30 pm service

Full schedule of events at

2019 Chili Cook-Off February 24

Get out your pots or your spoons – chefs and tasters should all plan to be at the 2019 Chili Cook-Off February 24 from 11:30 am-1:30 pm. Prizes for the top three chilies and bingo with prizes. Freewill donation. Details coming soon!