Sunday Sneak Peek – August 28, 2022

Join us this Sunday, the Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost, in-person or live stream when available, with featured scripture Psalm 22:25-31 and John 15:1-8.   Message by Pastor Scott will be “Bearing Fruit”.

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 Order for Reception of Members

Upcoming Events – Save the Date

  • Wednesdays – Bongards Market – 3pm to 6pm
  • Sept. 11th – Growing in God’s Love (Iin-person Sunday School for ages 4 to 10 years) starts – 9:15am in Fellowship Hall
  • Sept. 12th – Women’s Guild – 6pm in Fellowship Hall
  • Sept. 15th – Fall Bible Study on Matthew kicks off (Hybrid) – 6pm in Fellowship Hall and ZOOM
  • Sept. 18th – Faith & Service Review Committee – 1015am in Fellowship Hall
  • Sept. 20th – Consistory Team Meeting – 6pm via ZOOM
  • Oct. TBD – Faith Formation for Middle Schoolers – Contact  Pastor Scott for details on Confirmation classes)

Announcements and Messages for the Community

Welcome new members!  It is a blessing to have Chris, Jolene, Jeff, and Beth become members of our St. John’s church family.  Please make sure to introduce yourself, get to know them, and make them feel welcomed.

Fruit of the Spirit. This month’s ministry is our local public schools Cologne Academy’s Compassion Fund and Central’s Raider Room.  Collection basket is at the rear of the sanctuary.

Many hands make light work!  We want a variety of skills and leaders, so please consider serving as a Consistory Team Member.  Also, everyone is welcome to log on for Team meetings for input and engagement.  Contact Michelle Bachmann at 952-361-3033 or Pastor Scott for more details.

Steeple maintenance and sanctuary painting.  Please consider a prayerful donation.  We will be starting the project this fall.  Our goal is $20,150.    We’ve received $2,100.  Thank you to those that have already donated.   

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.

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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