Sunday Sneak Peek – November 6, 2022

Join us this Sunday, the Twenty Second Sunday after Pentecost (in-person and Facebook live stream when available).

Featured Scripture is Ephesians 1:11-23 with Pastoral Meditation “Inheritance in Christ.  We will celebrate “All Saints Day” and Holy Communion will 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

  • Thursdays – Bible Fellowship – 6pm in Fellowship Hall and ZOOM
  • Nov. 12th – “Footloose” at the Chanhassen Dinner Theater, hosted by Women’s Guild – 1030am
  • Nov. 13th – Veteran’s Sunday – 915am
  • Nov. 18th – Faith & Service Review Meeting – 6pm via ZOOM
  • Nov. 20 – His By Grace concert and Pie Social – 915am (Free will offering to benefit the Southwest Carver County food shelf)
  • Nov. 27th – Deck the Halls – 1030am
  • Nov. 28th – Consistory Team Meeting – 6pm via ZOOM

Announcements and Messages for the Community

Thank You for being here!  It was a blessing to have you celebrate All Saints Day with us.  May our hearts be full as we remember those who have come and gone before us.

Fruit of the Spirit. Thank you to everyone who donated to Hurricane Ian relief.  $325 was donated. In November,  donations will go towards veterans services.  Look for the special collection basket at the rear of the sanctuary.

Many hands make light work!  Please consider serving as a Consistory Team Member.  We are in need of 3 members in 2023.  Contact Michelle Bachmann at 952-361-3033 or Pastor Scott for more details.

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.  This program helps with food insecurity and food rescue to reduce waste.  If interested, contact Michelle Bachmann at 952-361-3033 or

Live Streaming and Camera Operator:  We want to train others on live-streaming and recording services.  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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