Sunday Sneak Peek – October 31, 2021

Join us this Sunday, the Twenty-Third Sunday of Pentecost and a  Celebration of Pastor Shuji’s Ministry in-person or live on Facebook at 915am with

Featured Scripture: Psalm 24, Matthew 22: 34-40 with Pastoral Meditation: “The source of all that is good: Setting our Priorities Straight”

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

S4K-color-horiz400“Love God and Others”

Upcoming Events – Save the Date

  • Oct. 31st – Celebration of Pastor Shuji’s Ministry with a pie social following worship in Fellowship Hall
  • Nov. 1st – Kick off a month of “Gratitude”
  • Nov. 2nd – Consistory Team Meeting at 6pm in Fellowship Hall 
  • Nov. 7th  & 21st  – Kids N Cookies following Worship in Fellowship Hall
  • Nov. 14th – Communion with worship at 915am
  • Nov. 14th – Special Meeting following Worship at 10am
  • Nov. 21st – Special music featuring “His By Grace” followed by pie social

Announcements and Messages for the Community

Kids N Cookies.  All are welcome for our all-ages faith program.  It includes scripture readings, fun activities, and of course cookies!  We will meet in the sanctuary for about 15 to 20 minutes and then gather in Fellowship Hall for cookies.  For more ways to get involved, contact Bill or Mary Hudson.  

Special Meeting Notice:  A special meeting is being called by the Consistory Team to discuss church leadership and board openings.  To be held Sunday, Nov. 14th at 10am in the Sanctuary following worship.

Sign Coordinators Wanted:  Want to share your inspiration and witty sayings with the rest of the world?  Be part of our 212 Sign Team.  We have the following months open:  January, February, April, August and October.  Pick one month or several.  Team up and do it with a friend!  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 a Consistory Team Member during our time of transition.


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