St. John’s Lutheran Church

War veteran talks about combat, addiction, recovery and faith at St. John’s Lutheran Church What Ronald Schwerman remembers most about the morning of Feb. 27, 1967, was the near-deafening sound the rocket made when it exploded about 10 feet away from him. Schwerman was stationed at Da Nang during the Vietnam War. He was part of […]

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St John’s Lutheran Church in Stacy is having its annual community chicken dinner April 14, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets are available at the church office Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and at the door the day of the dinner. The church is also having its first craft/vendor fair April 20, […]

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As I’m writing this column I’m planning to bleed … rather profusely.  For those of you taken aback by that intro, no, I’m not planning to get involved in a particularly bloody bar fight or try to cure some malady by the Medieval standby of leech bloodletting. I’m going to give blood during a community […]

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The annual Swedish meatball dinner at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 28168 Jodrell St. NE, has been scheduled for Oct. 20, 5 to 7 p.m. The menu includes Swedish meatballs, mashed potatoes with gravy, vegetables, coleslaw, buns, desserts, coffee and milk. Tickets for adults in advance are $7; children’s tickets (ages 6-12) are $4. Children under […]

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The nearly finished frescoes that stand outside St. John’s Lutheran Church in Stacy are a sight to behold. An image of the Transfiguration of Christ is portrayed across three towering arches that overlook a scenic section of Carlos Avery State Wildlife Refuge. Jesus stands in the middle with the prophets Elijah and Moses at his […]

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By Derrick Knutson St. John’s Lutheran Church Pastor Ed Wheatley described the gift his church is about to receive from world-renowned artist Mark Balma as an “overwhelming” donation. Balma, best known for his frescoes at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis and the Cathedral of St. Paul – he’s also had work commissioned by […]

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