Sunday Sneak Peek – July 17, 2022

Join us this Sunday, the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost and the Installation of Rev. Scott Sieftert, in-person or live stream at 2pm, with featured scripture Acts 1:8 and John 15:12-17.   Pastoral Meditation by Rev. Kelly Gallagher.

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

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Click here for this week’s full worship guide.

Click here for the Installation Service Supplement.

Upcoming Events – Save the Date

  • Wednesdays – Bongards Farmers Market – 3pm to 6pm
  • Thursdays – Bible Fellowship – 6pm in Fellowship Hall
  • TODAY – Ice Cream Social following worship
  • July 21st – No Bible Study – NYA Corn Feed at Legion Park
  • July 24th – Special Congregational Meeting following worship
  • Aug. 14th – St. John’s Got Talent – 915am followed by Pie social
  • Aug. 17th – Shoe Bus at the Market – 3pm to 6pm
  • Sep. 11th – Growing in God’s Love (Faith formation in-person Sunday School) starts – 915am

Announcements and Messages for the Community

Congratulations to Rev. Siefert!  It’s official!  We are blessed to have Pastor Scott called to our community and installed as our 16th pastor.

Thank you for gathering with us today.  Your presence was a present as we celebrate such a joyous occasion. 

Special Congregational Meeting.  Sunday, July 24th following Worship to discuss maintenance & painting options for the steeple.

Shoe Away Hunger.  The Shoe Bus Sale will be at the market on August 17th!  New and like-new shoes will be available for purchase.  Adult shoes $5/pair.  Children’s shoes $2/pair.  You can drop off new and gently used shoes the day of the sale or with Pastor Scott beforehand.

Bongards Market Helpers Needed.  A variety of opportunities for all abilities are available.  This is our 10th season – Be part of the fun!  Wednesdays, June to September.  You pick dates/times that fit your schedule.  Contact Vicki Moteelall at 612-710-0508.

St. John’s Got Talent.  Calling all singers, musicians, dancers, and orators!  We want your special talents for our Sunday Worship on August 14th.  Contact Pastor Scott if you’d like to participate in this fun worship service.

Find Food Carver County.  Volunteers are needed to pack produce, sort food items, and distribute food into vehicles in NYA.  There are tasks for people of all ages and abilities.  Join SJUCC members on Friday, August 5, 12pm to 4pm.  If interested, contact Michelle Bachmann at 952-361-3033.

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 June 30th – July 12th)


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