Beach Service & Picnic
by Jan Wendel

What better way to end the summer than with worship at the beach, followed by a fun picnic with a delicious array of food! Lawn games, too!  St. John’s is hosting a worship service at Gillson Beach on Sunday, August 28th, 9:30 a.m.  Following the service, we will enjoy a picnic lunch, complete with grilled burgers, hot dogs, and an assortment of sides and desserts. Lawn games will be available after we eat.  Bring family and friends!  Everyone is invited!  Here are the details:
  • Worship begins at 9:30 a.m.
  • Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets to sit on.
  • Bring any lawn games that you might have.
  • Burgers, hotdogs, buns, lemonade and bottled water will be provided. Please bring a side dish and/or a dessert to share. Serving utensils, along with plates, napkins, cups and plasticware will also be available.
  • We have the picnic area until 2:00 pm. The picnic area (2A & 2B) is right near the Coast Guard station and Overlook Dr.
  • A reminder e-mail, along with any updates, will be sent this Wednesday. If you have any questions, please call Jan in the church office 847-251-1730, or email
This is a wonderful opportunity to catch up with our St. John’s friends and welcome others to join us!

Looking back to our last beach worship in 2019:
Happy Birthday to those born 8/19-8/25:
  • Kira Noe, 8/21
  • Silas Noe, 8/21
  • John Freedlund, 8/22
  • Sydney Johnson, 8/23
  • Carl Freedlund, 8/24
Happy Anniversary to those celebrating this week:
  • Ken & Diane Kastman, 8/19
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.
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! We need your help getting the word out. First up is 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 in front of St. John's with GoodFest and Space Sharing info. You can sign up here to help!
Space Sharing
Centered in the heart of Wilmette, we want to be a home for doing good. St. John's is a place where people can work together comfortably to help create a brighter future for all. Can you help spread the word that we are sharing our space? If you know people who need a space to work, throw a celebration, get married and more, please direct them to the space-sharing page on our website.
Hosting Coffee Hour
We treasure the time to socialize after worship each Sunday,  but it takes at least one or two people to set up coffee, provide treats, and clean up each week. In order to show hospitality to one another, we ask that everyone sign up to host at least one time between now and the end of 2022.  Thank you for your consideration!
Soup Kitchen
A great big thank goes to members of St. John’s who have so kindly supported this important event over the past year.  Because of your generosity, the next Sunday Soup Kitchen which St. John’s is scheduled to host on September 4 is already fully funded, and can take place without further donations!  Thank you for opening your hearts for this cause.
Sunday, August 21
9:30 am  Hybrid Worship with Children’s Message
10:30 am  Coffee Hour
Thursday, August 25
12:00 pm  Zoom-only Men’s Lunch
Sunday, August 28
9:30 am  Beach Service at Gillson Beach
10:30 am  Picnic & Lawn Games at Gillson Beach
Sunday Sermon Video

If you missed last week's service or want to watch it again, you can view it here.
10th Sunday after Pentecost
Preaching & Presiding Minister:  The Rev. Allison Bengfort
Assisting Minister:  Molly Bolash
Minister of Music:  Luke Duroc-Danner
Minister of the Word:  Max Beck
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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