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.

MOE to Kasson American Legion Color Guard

Our next MOE (Ministry of Encouragement) visit will be to thank the Kasson American Legion Color Guard on Thursday, March 12, 2020. We will be thanking about 20-25 people. These are all veterans who are at every local veteran’s funeral to recognize them for their service to our country, march and carry the flags in all local parades, participate in ceremonies, and other requests. They are a proud group and we will show them our appreciation and how proud we are of them. Possibly this group recognized one of your loved ones at their funeral. If you would like to carpool, we will meet at the church, depart at 6:45 pm to arrive at the Legion for their 7:00 pm meeting. If you plan to attend and not carpool, you can enter the front door at 212 West Main Street or the west door from the parking lot. The meeting room is in the basement. Sign-up sheets are at the Welcome Center for food donations and/or attending the Thank You. If you want further information or have questions, please contact Ardis Grovdahl (634-7644) or grovdahlardis@kmtel.com

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