Sunday Sneak Peak – March 27, 2022

Join us this Sunday, the Fourth Sunday in Lent, in-person or live on Facebook at 915am with featured scripture Psalm 32 and Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32

Pastor Scott’s message will be “The Father’s Love” 

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

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Upcoming Events – Save the Date

  • Mar. 27th – Traditional worship at 915am followed by Fellowship Coffee Hour
  • Apr. 3rd – Consistory Team Meeting following worship at 1015am
  • Apr. 10th – Palm Sunday with ‘Donkey N Donuts’ following worship
  • Apr. 14th – Maundy Thursday
    • Soup & Sandwich Supper at 530pm
    • Service with Communion at 630pm
  • Apr. 17th – Easter worship at 915am
  • Apr. 28th – ‘Bee in the Spirit’ Online Bible Study at 6pm via Zoom

IG Post Lent Services 2022

Announcements and Messages for the Community

Outreach during Lent.  Pick up a Blessings Lent Calendar and participate at home.  Throughout Lent, add an item each day to a box to be donated to a food shelf or pantry near your home, work, or school.  

Celebrating Lent at Home.  A week devotional is also available for download if you’d like to take some time during this season for additional personal reflection.

‘Bee’ One in the Spirit Online Bible Study.  All are invited to our inaugural group fellowship on Acts of the Apostles.  We will be using the Kerygma study as our guide and it is designed to be a 14 week study.  The cost for the study guide is $10 and the deadline to register is April 17th. Contact Pastor Scott for a copy of the study guide or with any questions. 

Consistory Team Members.  There is one opening in our Consistory team.  Please pray-fully consider serving.  Contact Michelle Bachmann at 952-361-3033 or Pastor Scott.

Live Streaming Technician:  We want to train others on setting up the equipment and monitoring live-streaming services.  If you are familiar with Facebook and how to post content, this is all the technical skills needed.  Contact Michelle Bachmann if you’re interested.

Share. Grow. Shine! Make sure you write ways you’ve shared your faith or grown your faith this week on a card and place it in the offering plate to be collected and celebrated. Fill our collective lantern and shine St. John’s light!

Looking for a church family?  If you have been led to St. John’s looking to be more than a visitor, we welcome you openly to our family and would love an opportunity to chat.  Contact Pastor Scott at 804-350-0826 or email

The Word To Go:  Find Sunday morning worship services on our YouTube channel, St. John’s UCC-BongardsWorship will also be live-streamed on Facebook, when available.

Bongards Buzz:  Submit items for the newsletter by the 1st of each month to Michelle Bachmann or

For Pastoral Care.  Please contact Pastor Scott at 804-350-0826 or email  


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