Sunday Worship: 10:30 AM

*Sunday, October 13, 2019 there will be a joint worship service at 10 am at St. John’s UCC.

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

Sunday School Fall 2019 Calendar

Sunday school is open for children age 4 through 8th grade. All children are welcome! 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

The mixed choir will be off for Germanfest Sunday, Sept. 29. St. John’s UCC Choir will have rehearsals each Sunday in October at 9:45 am.


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. 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. We will begin on Oct. 27, 2019.

Upcoming Events:
Big Woods Run 2019

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Click on flyer to enlarge.

Bible Study

Tuesday evenings at 7 pm & Thursday mornings at 9:30 am at Cardinal Point:

Beginning August 27 at 7 pm at St. John’s UCC and August 29 at 9:30 am at Cardinal Point, we will study “Breaking the Code,” a trustworthy guide to understanding the Book of Revelation. Although many Christians find the Book of Revelation to be full of great beauty and comfort, others find this part of the Bible bizarre, bewildering, and sometimes frightening. Bruce M. Metzger provides one of the most important and trustworthy guides of Revelation, and now it includes findings from the most current Biblical research. The book is part of a six-week group study when combined with the revised editions of the DVD and Leader Guide.
The six-session DVD features David deSilva guiding participants through the study. Each video segment is approximately 10-12 minutes in length and, when combined with the six book chapters, make an ideal six-week group study. All video sessions are closed captioned. Cost is $10, copies are at church for your convenience. Please contact Pastor Lora with questions and to express interest. Tentatively, keeping meeting time format of other Bible Studies. Tentatively, this Bible Study session will end October 1 & 3. Please join us!

Women’s Guild 2019

September 11, 2019: Meeting at 1:30 pm
October 2019: No meeting
November 6, 2019: Operation Christmas Child at 1:30 pm
December 2019: No meeting
January, February, & March 2020: No Meeting
April 2020: Quilting
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

Operation Christmas Child:

The St. John’s UCC Women’s Guild will again be gathering items to fill Operation Christmas Child show boxes at our November 6th meeting. There will be a tote in the Narthex (after the Big Woods Race on Oct. 12) for loose items or filled boxes, whichever you prefer. Donations of cash for postage are also welcome. Postage is $9.00 per box. We are discussing doing something locally next year, so if you have a suggestion, please speak with Carol Hafemeyer, Judy Meese, Berdell Berquam or Shirley Little. Remember: NO CANDY, TOOTHPASTE, GUM, SEEDS, FOOD, LIQUIDS OR LOTIONS, BREAKABLE CONTAINERS OR USED OR DAMAGED ITEMS. Hand towels, washcloths, small bars of soap, combs, socks, school supplies, t-shirts, small books, toys, etc. pack well. Thank you for your donations!

Second Saturday Quilters

Second Saturday of the month, 9 am to noon
Next meeting: November 2019

SSQ will be traveling to St. Peter for the Eweinque Quilt Show on Friday, October 11th. We will be carpooling. Contact Deb for more information. 

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.

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

Next meeting: Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 2 pm in Northfield at the James Gang Coffeehouse & Eatery (2018 Jefferson Rd H.)

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!