Sunday Sneak Peak – April 3, 2022

Join us this Sunday, the Fifth Sunday in Lent, in-person or live on Facebook at 915am with featured scripture Isaiah 43:16-21 and John 12:1-8

Pastor Scott’s message will be “Faith Without Limits”  

Holy Communion will also be served

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

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Upcoming Events – Save the Date

  • Apr. 3rd – Consistory Team Meeting – 1015am
  • Apr. 10th – Palm Sunday with Donuts & fellowship following worship
  • Apr. 14th – Maundy Thursday
    • Soup & Sandwich Supper hosted by Women’s Guild – 530pm
    • Service with Communion – 630pm
  • Apr. 17th – Easter Sunday
    • Rolls & Fellowship hosted by Women’s Guild – 830am
    • Traditional Worship Service – 915am
  • Apr. 20th – Bongards Market Planning Meeting – 6pm via ZOOM
  • April 28th – ‘Bee’ One in the Spirit Online Bible study – 6pm

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Announcements and Messages for the Community

Congratulations!  Thanks be to God for our Consistory Team and their on-going dedication in service to the Lord and his community:  Michelle Bachmann, Bill Hudson, Karen Otto, and Penny Rolf.  Welcome to Cindy Henschen, our newest member of the team, as she dedicates herself in service and leadership.  St. John’s is so blessed to have them all!

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 Meeting and Members.  There is one opening on our Consistory Team.  Please pray-fully consider serving.  Everyone is welcome to attend Team meetings.  Input and engagement from the Congregation is encouraged.  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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