Sunday Sneak Peek – October 3, 2021

Join us this Sunday, October 3rd, 2021 – Nineteenth Sunday of Pentecost in-person (no live stream this week) at 915am with

Featured Scripture: Psalm 1:1-6, Galatians 5:22-26, John 15:1-11 and  Service of Holy Communion

Our on demand library is available on our YouTube channel: St. John’s UCC-Bongards

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Upcoming Events – Save the Date

  • Oct. 3rd – Kids N Cookies following Worship
  • Oct. 5th – Consistory Team Meeting in Fellowship Hall at 6pm
  • Oct. 11th – Women’s Guild Meeting in Fellowship Hall at 6pm
  • Oct. 17 – Kids N Cookies following Worship
  • Oct. 31st – Pastor Shuji’s Last Day celebrated with a Pie Social following worship

Announcements and Messages for the Community

Kids N Cookies.  New this fall is our all-ages faith program.  The program will include scripture readings, fun activities, and of course cookies!  It will be short, about 15 to 20 minutes.  For more details and ways to get involved, contact Bill or Mary Hudson.  

Conversation, Connection & Community.  Friends and neighbors are always welcome for worship, activities, and events.  Don’t forget to invite them to join us.  YOU are their CONNECTION to our wonderful church COMMUNITY

Consistory Team Openings:  We’re looking for folks called to lead Fellowship & Mission or Grounds & Maintenance ministries.  In 2022, we will also have 2 additional openings.  Please contact Michelle Bachmann or Pastor Shuji if interested.  

Sign Coordinators Wanted:  Want to share your inspiration and witty sayings with the rest of the world?  Here’s your chance to be part of our 212 Sign Team.  We have the following months open:  January, February, April, August and/or October.  Pick one month or several.  Contact Michelle Bachmann if you’re interested.

The Word To Go:  Find Sunday morning worship services, led by Pastor Shuji, on our YouTube channel, St. John’s UCC-Bongards.  Worship will also be live-streamed on Facebook, when available. Also, on our website, look for Sermons4kids which includes scripture lessons and fun activities.

Bongards Buzz:  Submit items for the newsletter by the 1st of each month to Michelle Bachmann at 952-361-3033 or

For Pastoral Care:  Please feel free to call, text, or email Pastor Shuji at 612-462-1726 or


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