The Annual Fall Fund Raiser Walk and 5k Run for Life will be held on Saturday, September 21. Location is the Gateway National Recreation Area at the end of Father Capadanno Blvd. in Midland beach, near ball field #8.

          Registration is from 8:00 a.m. – 8:50 a.m. and the walk/5k begins at 9:00 a.m. sharp, rain or shine. Please call me, Joan Mohlenhoff your church representative at (718) 273 2644 to participate ASAP!

          The support of many walkers and givers provides for FREE and CONFIDENTIAL services at our PCC located at 3902 Amboy Road, 10308 (718) 667 4357. Services include pregnancy tests, 24 hour helpline, family member support, accurate information, medical referrals, clothing, food and baby furniture. Also provided is much needed post-abortion counselling. EVERYTHING IS FREE.

          To join the walk/5k run and/or to donate to the center’s continuances please call me ASAP as the date is less than 2 weeks away. Together in Jesus’ Name we can make a significant difference in support of God’s gracious gift of LIFE.

Thank you for caring,

Joan Mohlenhoff

(718) 273 2644


The Ladies Guild first meeting for this year will be on Thursday, September 12th at 7:30 pm. Pastor Bagnall will be installing Yvonne Clinton as our new Vice President. As always, everyone is welcome to join us.

Church Picnic


Saturday, September 14,2019


See below flyer and donation form


for further details


2019 Church Picnic Flyer.doc



2019 Picnic Donation Form.pdf


St. John’s Lutheran Church Prayer Chain

phone    Prayer


We are renewing the prayer chain list and are seeking church members who would like to be part of the prayer chain. Serving as “a pray-er” is quite simple and very rewarding.


          The way the chain works is that prayer requests are phoned into Anita Neitzel at (718) 442 2519. She writes down the request, prays, and then passes the prayer request on to the next person. If no answer, she leaves a message and calls the next person on the list to keep the chain of prayer going. When the last person on the chain receives the prayer request, they will let Anita know.


          Please pray about your participation and call me as God leads you.


God Bless You, 

Joan Mohlenhoff

(718) 273 2644




August Congregational Restaurant Crawl 

American Grill Farm Dinner Summer

Was held on, Wednesday, Aug. 21 

Vida Restaurant 381 Van Duzer St. Stapleton

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  Jesus our Shepherd

Bible Verse of the Month

1 John 2:4-6

4 Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him, 5 but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him: 6 whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.


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Pastor Bagnall's Message for the Season of Pentecost


The Feast of the Resurrection has passed, but it has not ended. The Season of Easter has passed, but it has not ended. It is the Season of Pentecost. We have celebrated the birth of our incarnate Savior, we have celebrated His death and resurrection, and we have celebrated His ascension into heaven. We have confessed with the whole catholic church on earth the unity in Trinity and the Trinity in unity, the essence of the Godhead in Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. And now, we rejoice in the promise of these blessed truths. We join with the angels, archangels, and the full company of heaven living in the glorious promise of the Gospel.

The Season of Pentecost is the season of growth, as the Church celebrates the spread of the Gospel around the world. It is the time of the Church year where the Church lives out the promises commemorated in the seasons that came before. We remember that we live in the promise of Christ’s Virgin Birth, in the promise of the Savior who came in flesh and blood to save His people (us) from their sins. We remember that we live in the forgiveness of sins earned by Christ on the cross with His holy precious blood and His innocent suffering and death. And we remember that we live in the sure and certain hope of the Resurrection, that just as Christ rose from the dead, so too will we. We remember that we live each moment of each day as blessed Children of God through Baptismal Grace. That we are clothed in the righteousness of Christ and promised a seat at the Lord’s Holy Table in Heaven. This is the Season of life, the new life we have in Christ, the life of hope, and promise. It is the day to day living out of the Gospel, the pure unadulterated peace of our salvation at the Lord’s holy Altar. It is the season of being, of existing in the hope poured out by Christ. It is the 8th day of creation, the season of pure grace, of receiving from the Father the fruits of His Son as His beloved children through our Baptism into Christ.

There are those who say that Pentecost is the Season of the Spirit, the season of the Church year where the Holy Spirit has His time to shine. And to some degree this is true, the Spirit does the will of the Father by pointing to the Son. But in Pentecost as in every Season of the Church Year, Christ is the one who shines, for He is the Gospel, He is your salvation, He is the embodiment of all that is necessary to save you from death and hell. And so, in the Season of Pentecost, as in the Christmas Season and the Easter, we rejoice in Christ. In His coming in flesh and blood, in His death and resurrection, in His ascension into heaven, and now in the promise of His holy altar, the life lived in His Means of Grace. It is the Season of fulfillment as the baptized receive the blessings given, shed, and offered for the salvation of their souls, in the sure and certain hope of Jesus Christ.


In Peace,

Pastor Bagnall


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