Ministry of Encouragement

Several times a year members of St. John’s go on a “Ministry of Encouragement” visit, or an MOE, to a social service agency or nonprofit organization in our community to thank their workers and volunteers for all they do for our community. Although our visits are short – only as long as it takes to set up the food, introduce ourselves, and present a certificate of thanks (about 15-20 minutes) – these MOEs are powerful ways to thank those whose work in our community goes largely unnoticed.

Since the start of this ministry in 2015, we have visited:

Next MOE – Kasson-Mantorville Middle School, Tuesday, May 16, 2017

This will be an early morning celebration, and we will meet at St. John’s at 7:00 am and hustle off to the Middle School to get set-up for them before their meeting at 7:30 am. You can either meet at the church or be at the school by 7:15 am. We will thank all the middle school personnel, about 65-70 people. Sign up to attend and/or bring food online or there are paper sign-up sheets at the Welcome Center. We will show our appreciation for all those who are teaching and working with our students so plan to join us. This is open to any volunteer to attend and/or donate food. Any questions, contact Ardis Grovdahl at grovdahlardis@kmtel.com or (507) 634-7644.