St. John’s Got Talent – August 14, 2022

Join us this Sunday for St. John’s Got Talent, in-person or live stream when available, featuring members’ talents. 

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.

Upcoming Events – Save the Date

  • Wednesdays – Bongards Market – 3pm to 6pm
  • Thursdays – Be One in the Spirit Bible Study on Acts of the Apostles Bible Fellowship – 6pm in Fellowship Hall
  • TODAY – Pie social following worship
  • Aug. 17th – Shoe Bus at the Market – 3pm to 6pm
  • Sep. 11th – Growing in God’s Love (Faith Formation in-person Sunday School for ages 4 to 10 years) starts – 915am in Fellowship Hall
  • Sept. 12th – Women’s Guild – 6pm in Fellowship Hall
  • Sept. 15th – Fall Bible Study on Matthew kicks off
  • Oct. TBD – Faith Formation for Middle Schoolers – Contact  Pastor Scott for details on Confirmation classes)

Announcements and Messages for the Community

St. John’s Got Talent!  Thank you to all the singers, musicians, and orators for sharing their talents today during our special worship service!  

Fruit of the Spirit.  We are kicking off a new monthly ministry program.  Each month, we will highlight a cause, service project, or mission that St. John’s has chosen to support.  This month, our local public schools are featured with collections to be donated to Cologne Academy’s Compassion Fund and Central’s Raider Room.

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.

Find Food Carver County.  Volunteers are needed to pack produce, sort food items, and distribute food into vehicles in NYA the first Friday of the month.  If interested, contact Michelle Bachmann at 952-361-3033 or go to

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.

Please consider a prayerful donation for steeple maintenance and sanctuary painting.  Any amount is greatly appreciated.  Our goal is $20,150.  

You can donate in any of these 3 ways:  

  • Mail a check with “Building and Grounds” in the memo field to:   St. John’s UCC, PO Box 124, NYA, MN  55368
  • Drop a donation in the offering plate, marked “Building and Grounds”

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.

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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