Sunday Worship: 10:30 AM

No worship services until at least May 10.

Everyone is welcome to worship at St. John’s United Church of Christ.
Communion is observed the first Sunday of each month. All are welcome to partake.

Sunday School: 9:30 AM

No Sunday School until at least May 10.

Sunday school is open for children age 4 through 8th grade. All children are welcome! Sunday School meets each Sunday morning from mid-September to mid-May. Contact Carrie Hess at if you have questions or to enroll. You may also contact the church at 507-789-5766.

Carrie Hess, Sunday School Superintendent

St. John’s UCC Mixed Choir

St. John’s UCC Choir wrapped up their season on February 23. Thank you for sharing your time and talent! The Mixed Choir will resume rehearsals and providing special music during Sunday worship services in September.



We will continue to meet monthly after worship at St. John’s UCC from 11:45 am to 1:15 pm. As always, anyone is welcome to join us.  Typically, 7th & 8th graders participate, but we accommodate in grace. We grow by continuing discussion of our faith journey and what is essential as we attempt to understand God’s great love for all and how we struggle to live in the way Jesus models. Confirmation Sunday will be May 10, 2020.

2020 Schedule (subject to change):
March 15
April 19

Upcoming Events:
Vacation Bible School 2020

Just announced! Vacation Bible School will be held June 15-19, 2020 from 8:30 am to Noon. All children age 4 to going into 8th grade are welcome to attend. More information will be coming.

2020 Lenten Schedule

All Lenten Services are Canceled.

Ash Wednesday: February 26, Gol Lutheran Church
First Wednesday: March 4, Nerstrand United Methodist, Freewill donation supper beginning at 5:30 pm
Second Wednesday: March 11, Grace Lutheran Church
Third Wednesday: March 18, St. John’s United Church of Christ (CANCELED)
Fourth Wednesday: March 25, Gol Lutheran Church
Fifth Wednesday: April 1, Prairieville United Methodist

Holy Thursday: April 9, St. John’s United Church of Christ
Good Friday: April 10, Nerstrand United Methodist

Last Supper Drama

Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 (coronavirus) the Last Supper Drama has been canceled.

Practice: March 29, 2020 at 7:30 pm
Drama: Palm Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 8 pm
We are always looking for volunteers to help with this frat event. Please see Pauline or Gordie Wiegrefe if you are able to help.

Bible Study

Current Bible studies have finished. Watch for a new session after Lent.

Women’s Guild 2020

January, February, & March 2020: No Meeting
April 2020: There will be NO QUILTING DAY this year.
May 6, 2020: Meeting at 1:30 pm Berdell Berquam and Shirley Little co-hosting
June, July, August 2020: No meeting
September 2, 2020: Meeting at 1:30 pm Lois Bauer and Norma Monroe co-hosting
October 2020: No meeting
November 4, 2020: Meeting at 1:30 pm Judy Meese hosting (program to be determined)
December 2020: No meeting

Second Saturday Quilters

Next meeting: March 7, 2020 for a Quilt Shop Hop

The Second Saturday Quilters will be traveling to various shops on March 7. If you are interested in joining the group, please contact Deb Wille.

Second Saturday Quilters is open to people from all churches and their friends. This fun bunch of quilters meets the second Saturday of each month except during the summer. Please bring your own sewing machine and general sewing supplies. Contact Deb Wille at 507-323-4813 or for more information or if you have questions.

Quilting Day

We will not be holding a quilting day at St. John’s UCC this spring. If you are interested in helping plan a 2021 quilting event, please contact Pauline Wiegrefe. Let’s give a big thank you to Kim Keller and Deb Wille for being part of the committee for this event. Many people have benefited from this act of love within our community.

People-Pray-Praise (P-P-P)

Next meeting: Tuesday, March 10th at 2 pm in Kenyon at the Kenyon Bar & Grill

We will share in coffee and conversation (less than an hour) concluding in prayer. This is a great time to share in a small, informal setting and just get to know one another better. Please come to get to know your neighbors. All are welcome to attend.

Please offer suggestions of locations that are easily accessible, easy to find and open to the community. It is great to connect with one another. Plan at least a half hour, no longer than an hour. If you’re not able to come, please spend that dedicated time in prayer. It is making a difference. Also, remember P-P-P, People Pray and Praise. Let us continue praying for this season of new starts, and the communities and people we serve. Pray for God to bring people to engage with and invite to various activities that you enjoy. We are witnessing in our local communities to God’s extravagant love by our prayers and our presence. Thank you for your generosity!

Food Shelf

Non-perishable food items are always welcome and may be brought to the church at any time. Your help delivering those items to our local food shelves is greatly appreciated. This is one of the many ways we share in mission!