Wishing Summer Farewell at Gillson Beach

Thanks to all who joined us for our Beach Service last Sunday at Gillson Park!  Thanks especially to Jan Wendel, who organized the materials for the service, the food, and all the supplies needed for the picnic afterwards.  We appreciate you!

If you missed the service or want to experience it again, you can view it on Facebook below.  You do NOT need to have a Facebook account to do this.  Simply follow this link and scroll down slightly to find the video.
Beach Service Video
Love good music, good food, and a good cause? We do too! That’s why our fundraiser this year will be delivering just that. GoodFest is coming Saturday, October 1st. It’ll feature the local music and BBQ we love (with some special guest musicians), and a portion of the proceeds will go to a cause near and dear to our hearts: Family Promise. It’ll be a great time!

In order to help make this fundraiser a success, every household at St. John's is encouraged to buy 10 tickets to sell or give away to friends and family members. Tickets can be purchased at the Eventbrite link below. Please also share the Eventbrite on Facebook and via email to anyone who might enjoy an evening of good food, good music, and good company. Thank you!  
Tickets / Eventbrite
Congratulations to Craig Gonder, who celebrated his 25th anniversary on September 1st working at S & C Electric Company.

Happy Birthday to those born September 2-8:
  • Claire Radde
  • Jillian Radde
Happy Anniversary to those celebrating this week:
  • Kevin & Molly Bolash, 9/6
  • Chad Johnson & Linda Basnik, 9/7
We apologize for any omissions. If your birthday, anniversary, or new intention on the prayer list is not included, please contact to be added. Please also let us know of any personal or family milestones, including happy occasions or serious lifecycle events that you would like to share with the St. John's community.
You’re Invited:  Rally Sunday, Sept. 11
Next Sunday, September 11, will be Rally Sunday – a time to regather after the summer and launch our new ministry year!  Children will be invited to attend the first day of Sunday School during the worship service.  After church, we will have an outdoor Rally Day celebration with snacks and activities.  If you have not yet registered your child for Sunday School, please do so by this Wednesday via this link.  

Support your Church Family by Hosting Coffee Hour
We treasure the time to socialize after worship each Sunday, and we also welcome the opportunity to serve one another.  To make coffee hour possible, one or two volunteers are needed to set up coffee, provide treats, and clean up each week.  We ask that everyone sign up to host coffee hour at least one Sunday between now and the end of 2022.  If you’ve never done it before, Jan will be happy to teach you.  Thank you for your consideration!

Bible Study Begins
Bible Study is tentatively planned to resume on Tuesday, September 13, at 11 am, in person.  If you are interested in Bible Study, please let Pastor Allison know if that time works for you and if you would prefer for us to gather in person or on Zoom this fall.

Block Party Tabling on Saturday
Please help us spread the word about our upcoming GoodFest by tabling outside St. John’s during the Wilmette Block Party on September 10. Folks will be walking by our wonderful location, and we’ll be sharing our parking lot that day to help the village out. We need your help staffing a table with GoodFest and Space Sharing info. You can sign up here to help.
Sunday, September 4
9:30 am  Hybrid Worship with Children’s Message
10:30 am  Coffee Hour

Monday, September 5
Church Office Closed for Labor Day

Thursday, September 8
12:00 pm  Zoom-only Men’s Lunch
Saturday, September 10
11:00 am  Wilmette Block Party Tabling

Sunday, September 11:  Rally Sunday
9:30 am  Hybrid Worship with Baptism & Children's Church
10:30 am  Rally Day Outdoor Celebration
Preaching & Presiding Minister:  The Rev. Allison Bengfort 
Assisting Minister: 
Alan Swanson
Minister of Music:  Luke Duroc-Danner
Minister of the Word:  Alan Swanson
Usher:  Buckley Crist
Altar Guild:  Susan Crist
Livestream Camera Operator:  Luke Rasmussen
Zoom Host:  Luke Rasmussen
Through your investment in this community, we can continue to grow in love and life together. 
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