Sunday Sneak Peek – December 11, 2022

Join us this Sunday, the Third Sunday of Advent (in-person and Facebook live stream when available).

Featured scripture Psalm 146:5-10 and Matthew 11:2-11 with pastoral meditation “God With Us, Part 3”.  

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

S4K-color-horiz400“The Gift that Jesus Brings Children”

Upcoming Events – Save the Date

  • Wednesdays – Confirmation Class – 6pm – schedule on website
  • Thursdays – Bible Fellowship – 6pm – Fellowship Hall and ZOOM
  • TODAY – Christmas Luncheon hosted by Women’s Guild (catered by Hillcrest Café) – 1030am 
  • Dec. 18 – Wear your favorite Christmas Sweaters/Attire – 915am 
  • Dec. 21 – Blue Christmas Reflection – 6pm
  • Dec. 24 – Candlelight Service – 6pm
  • Dec. 25 – Lessons and Carols – 915am (no Fellowship/Coffee Hour)
  • Jan. 1 – “Happy Birthday St. John’s” Celebration service – 915am – followed by Fellowship and Birthday cake

Announcements for the Community                

Fruit of the Spirit. In November, the special offering for veterans collected $167, which was donated to the NYA VFW.  In December, the Fruit of Spirit offering will go towards the Southwest Carver County Foodshelf.  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:  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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