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VenedyAugust 5, 2015


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St. Salvator Lutheran Church, Venedy, IL. Rev. Art Eichhorn, Pastor

9:00AM Vacation Bible School in Educational Building.

10:00AM Sunday morning worship I Kings 19:1-8, Ephesians 4:17-5:2, John 6:35-53.

Confirmation classes for students who attend public school will begin on Wednesday August 19th at 6P.M in the Educational Building at Salvator.

St. Johns United Church of Christ Johannisburg, IL. Rev. Bill Groennert, Pastor

8:30AM Sunday morning worship service

Some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at it.

Hey, Venedy residents lets get our properties all spruced up for our visitors coming to our Venedy Picnic and Homecoming Saturday August 15th. The Venedy Band will be playing 4:00PM to 6:00PM. Come show your support for the band and its new young leader.

In honor of Serena Grapperhaus’s college graduation from McKendree and her 25th birthday relatives and friends attended a surprise party given by Blake Wisneski and Ryker Friday evening at their home. Yes, Serena was surprised.

Some area residents attended the St. Anothys Church Picnic at Lively Grove Saturday and attended the Mascoutah Homecoming and parade over the weekend.

While in Wisconsin big news was the lion like sighting. Since our return there has been no lion like sightings since last Sunday. So was it a lion or not?

The group who traveled to Germany have returned safe and sound. Maybe hear some new language being spoken here.

Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you're kind, amazing things will happen. – Conan O’Brien.

Calendar Holidays

August Admit You're Happy Month

August 6th Wiggle Your Toes Day

August 8th Sneak Some Zucchini onto your Neighbors Porch Day

August 9th Book Lovers Day

August 12th Middle Child Day

Some people succeed because they are destined to, but most people succeed because they are determined to.

There once was a Louisville University quarterback who dreamed of playing pro football. Upon graduation, however, no pro teams drafted him. So, he wrote to several teams and finally got an opportunity to try out for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He gave his best effort but wasn’t chosen. His friend said “you got a raw deal…. it wasn’t meant to be.. I guess it’s time to hang up your cleats,” But the young athlete didn’t give up. He continued to knock on doors and write letters. Finally, he received another invite. But again, he didn’t make the team.

Most people would have given up long before this point, but not Johnny. He was frantic about his own personal dream. From his early days of playing sandlot football, he had been obsessed with this goal. So, patiently and persistently, he continued to pursue and try out opportunities. Finally he was invited to try out for the Baltimore team. And he made it. Through training and many hours of drills and fitness building he worked his way up to the starting quarterback. Indeed he became one of the greatest quarterbacks ever to play in the NFL. The dreamers name? Johnny Unitas.

Confirmation classes for students attending Immanuel Lutheran School will begin Thursday August 20th at 9AM at Immanuel.

St. John Lutheran Church in New Minden will rededicate its church after completing repairs necessitated by the tornado. Service will be Sunday August 9, 3:00PM. Guest speaker will be Rev. Matthew Harrison, president of the LCMS.

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