JOY (Just Older Youth) is a group at St. John’s for people 60 and over.

A few of the purposes of this 60 and Over Group are:

  • To recognize older adults as gifts of God to the church.
  • To enable and encourage older adults to share their faith, gifts, and talents.
  • To provide opportunities for fellowship, recreation, and hobbies.
  • To provide educational opportunities to understand and deal with the issues of aging.


Bus Trip and Play

LAST CALL!  A bus trip to see the production of Hark the Church Basement Ladies Sing at the Ames Center in Burnsville is set for Saturday, November 2.

The cost is $50 per person for the ticket and bus fare.  After the play the group will eat at Pizza Ranch in Apple Valley. Each person will pay for his/her own meal.  Information and registration forms are on the table in the narthex.  The firm deadline to sign-up is September 20.  Only 4 spots/tickets remain!  A After September 20 sales will be open to people outside of St. John’s.

S.A.G.E.S (Saints ALive! Growing, Ever Serving)

The Older Adult Ministry Committee of our Minnesota South District publishes a quarterly newsletter called Sagacity. It contains news, announcements, Bible studies and games of particular interest to older adults.

Past Events

  • September 30, 2018 – First gathering – Matt and Denise Tveite, guest speakers shared about their work on a Mercy Ship.
  • November 25, 2018 – Fellowship and Bunco
  • December 16, 2018 – Christmas Caroling
  • January 13, 2019 – Speaker from Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge
  • February 2, 2019 – Bus trip to see the play, Church Basement Ladies: You Smell Barn
  • March 17, 2019 – Speaker Rebecca Wagner, an LCMS national missionary through the Synod’s Mission Field: USA
  • April 7, 2019 – Gideon, a Lutheran Church Charities Comfort Dog, along with two handlers from St. Michaels Lutheran Church in Bloomington
  • August, 18, 2019 – A trip to Gladiolus farm of John & Barb Meyer followed by supper at Perkins South