Sunday Sneak Peek – November 20, 2022

Join us this Sunday, Gratitude Sunday, as we host ‘His By Grace’ and our Annual Pie Social. (in-person only)

Flyer His By Grace (1)

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

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Upcoming Events – Save the Date

  • Wednesdays – Confirmation Class – 6pm – schedule on website
  • Thursdays – Bible Fellowship – 6pm – Fellowship Hall and ZOOM
  • TODAY – Pie Social following concert – Fellowship Hall
  • Nov. 23 – Thanksgiving Eve Service at Freiden’s County Line UCC – 7pm
  • Nov. 27 – First Sunday in Advent – 915am
  • Nov. 27 – Deck the Halls – 1030am
  • Nov. 28 – Consistory Team Meeting – 6pm via ZOOM
  • Dec. 1 – Advent Calendar for the Food Shelf Kick-off
  • Dec. 4 – Sing Along with Communion – 915am
  • Dec.11 – Traditional Worship – 915am
  • Dec. 11 – Christmas Luncheon (catered by Hillcrest Café) – 1030am
  • Dec. 18 – Christmas Sweaters – 915am 
  • Dec. 21 – Blue Christmas Reflection – 6pm
  • Dec. 24 – Candlelight Service – 6pm
  • Dec. 25 – Lessons and Carols – 915am

Announcements and Messages for the Community

Welcome!  Thank you for sharing your Sunday morning with us.  It is a blessing to have His By Grace provide the music in God’s house and enjoy fellowship with our friends and neighbors.                                                   

Giving to the Southwest Carver County Food Shelf.  Today’s offering and pie social free will donations will benefit the food shelf.  Thank you for your generosity.                                                                                                             

Fruit of the Spirit. 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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