Vacation Bible School!

First Congregational UCC is joining with St. John’s Episcopal and First Presbyterian Church again to bring our children an exciting week of Vacation Bible School.

The theme this year will be “Experience the Ride of a Lifetime with God” and will be held on Sunday, July 15 from 2:00pm-5:00pm and Monday, July 16-Wednesday July 18 from 8:00am-11:00am at First Congregational UCC. 

Children ages 3 through those who just completed 4th grade are welcome to register. Those who completed 5th grade through adult are encouraged to sign up to be a volunteer.

Please read the family letter and fill out the attached registration form (one per child) and return it to the church office by June 30, 2018. Vacation Bible School is $10 per child with a family max of $30. Scholarships are also available.

 Grace to you and Peace!


Sunday, July 15 @ 9:30am -  The Eighth Sunday After Pentecost 



Holy Eucharist: 9:30 a.m. each Sunday 

Nursery Care: Available on Sundays during service upon request. Please speak with a greeter.

OMG (Our Mighty God) Youth Group (older youth): will start back up in Fall 2018

Children's Chapel / Sunday School (younger children): will start back up in Fall 2018

Adult / All Ages Forum: TBA

Choir Rehearsal: Generally -  8:30am, 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month, followed by leading worship on those same Sundays -watch the calendar for specifics

Click here for the Anglican Cycle of Prayer


Throughout our lives, we seek some kind of meaning. We try to instill purpose in what we do which helps us to transcend the ordinary and seek the extraordinary. In our journey, we seek the companionship of others who share the same values, dreams, and hopes that make for a better community and world.

The people of St. John's Parish are not all alike. We recognize and value the unique quality of each other as beloved children of a gracious God who desires that we share the Good News of Christ's love. In our prayer, work and spiritual growth we experience the profound mystery of faith which draws us closer to the One who makes all things new.

We invite you to join us as we travel this path together. Your presence blesses and enriches our lives. Together we can bring meaning to a broken and hurt world.

For questions and other matters, our office hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Our phone number is 507.388.1969.

News and announcements are published in the Weekly Evangelist; read the most recent issue. 

We especially invite you to join us for worship on Sundays at 9:30 am.

Also enjoy this article from the Mankato Free Press about Jacob Soppa and Dana Wagner, two current residents of the Mankato Connections Ministry Rotating Shelter. St. John's was a participant and host of the Rotating Shelter this past fall/winter. 

 message about Beloved Community from our Bishop Brian Prior