Pastor Rev. Lanny Kuester
Sanctuary Worship Services:
9:30 a.m. Sunday morning
Communion Worship is held
on the First Sunday of the Month.
680 Highway 110, Mendota Heights, MN 55118
Office: 651.454.1311 | Pastor: 651.308.5076
Mendota Heights United Church of Christ - Congregational
We are a people transformed by the love of Christ, moved to bring the "Good News" to a world in need.
U P C O M I N G E V E N T S
Please place your church stewardship pledge in the offertory plate today or by Sunday, November 26, 2017 at the latest.
Transgender Day of Remembrance
Please join in a Transgender Day of Remembrance on Monday, November 20th at 6:00 p.m. at the church. This past year 22 transgender folks were killed in the United States. This service of prayer and reflection offers an opportunity to honor their memory. Service will be led by Pastor Lanny Kuester.
Angels Among Us
Pastor Lanny is considering the possibility of a program on Wednesday evenings, beginning on November 29th through December 20th. The current thought is to offer a simple soup supper beginning at 6:00 p.m. followed by a conversation on a topic from 6:30-7:30. The topic choices are "Angels among Us Today," a discussion of the Bible readings for the following Sunday or "Turning your Holiday Stress into Joyful Celebration." All topics would involve readings from the Bible, poetry, art and a lively discussion.
Decorate the Sanctuary
We will be decorating the sanctuary for Advent/Christmas on Friday, November 24that 10:00 am. Please let Pastor Lanny know
if you can help.
NEIGHBORS, INC. CHRISTMAS COLLECTION
Neighbors is asking for donations of new toys, clothes, food checks, and gift certificates/cards. The need is great. Children’s socks, mittens, and hats are especially needed. Gifts should NOT be wrapped. Boxes for your donations will be located in the entry along with suggestion lists (Please take a copy). Checks should be made payable to the church with “Neighbors, Inc.” on the memo line. The deadline for donations is December 3rd. Volunteers are also needed. If you can spare time to help, call (651) 306-2152.
“IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE” – a live radio play.
The Saint Paul Hotel will be offering a special performance to benefit Neighbors, Inc. on Wednesday, December 6th at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 and ALL proceeds go to Neighbors. Reserve your tickets early. Go to www.neighborsmn.org/event/its-a-wonderful-life/
for more information. Enjoy!
On December 3rd everyone is invited to bring unwrapped packages of boys and girls underwear and socks to church. All sizes are needed. For boys, boxers are preferred. There will be snowman shopping bags in the entry for you to place your donation.
Women’s Fellowship has adopted a child this year. We provide gifts as well as groceries and a certificate for Christmas dinner. If you would like to contribute to this ministry contact Carolyn Adams. The amount is usually $20 but any amount you can give is very much appreciated. Write checks to Carolyn Adams. Please join us for the wrapping party on Monday, December 4th at 1 p.m. (Location to be announced).
10th Annual THE WALK TO END HUNGER is on Thanksgiving morning, November 23rd from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the rotunda in the Mall of America. Visit www.walktoendhunger.org/neighborsmn to join the Neighbors Walk Team, register yourself and family, donate money, or sign up as a volunteer. Please designate Neighbors, Inc. as your charity of choice. Of course, get as many sponsors as you can.
Feed My Starving Children
We will be participating in this event on Saturday, December 2, 2017, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Feed My Starving Children facility in Eagan. FMSC is located at 990 Lone Oak Road, Suite 136, Eagan, MN. There are 8 spots open for us to use. If we have more folks that want to participate, we can add people! People can let me know if they are interested. I'll add them to the FMSC System for us. Thank you, Jenny Gustafson.
Your Worship Team:
Steve Pavich, Worship Leader
Carla Olivia Alcorn, Choir Director
Pastor Lanny Kuester
Melissa Waskiewicz, Christian Education
Dr. Ralph Swanson, Organist | Pianist