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VenedyOctober 7, 2015


Ora Mae Droege 824-6326

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

Sunday October 11th, No Sunday Worship Services. You are invited to worship with Zion UCC Addieville at 10:00am. Darla Rennegarbe will be delivering the Sunday Morning Message. She will be sharing information about Hoyleton Ministries and Foundation.

Please remember St John’s Mission Project for September & October is the Hoyleton Ministries

St. Salvator Lutheran Church, Venedy IL. Rev. Art Eichhorn, Pastor. 9:00 am Sunday School. 10:00am Sunday Morning Worship Service Amos 5: 6-7, 10-15. Hebrews 3: 12-19.Mark 9: 30-37

On Sunday October 11th Pastor Eichhorn will be the guest preacher at Ascension Lutheran Church in Huntsville, Alabama. The Pastor at Ascension is Rev. Bernard Ansorge. Rev Ansorge’s father was the principal of Immanuel Lutheran School and Pastor Ansorge’s family was first to live in Immanuel’s teacherage.

Pastor Ansorge also attended Okawville Public High School. Substituting for Pastor Eichhorn at the New Memphis and Venedy Churches will be Seminarian Mark Harris. Mark is finishing his last year of studies at Concordia Seminary in St Louis. Mark will receive a permanent assignment as the Pastor of a Lutheran Church in April 2016.

It was a busy Sunday as some in the area attended the Du Bois Fall Festival, or attended the dance at the Mascoutah Moose with the Steve Meisner Band from Whitewater, Wisconsin (they had a very nice attendance) or a benefit for the Oakdale Country Kitchen at the Oakdale Park.

Ryan Droege was at the home of his parents, Steve & Gina Droege on Monday to help with some furniture moving and carpet removal.

Don’t forget Okawville Chamber of Commerce Chili Cook-off, Saturday October 10th.

“You should never let adversity get you down, except on your knees”

October Bizarre & Unique Holidays. October is Cookie Month. First week is Customer Service Week. October 9th – fire Prevention Day. October 10th – National angel Food Cake Day. October 12th – Columbus Day, second Monday of the month. October 14th – National Dessert Day, take an extra helping or two

Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.

The story is told of a man & woman who gave a sizable contribution to their Church to honor the memory of their son who lost his life in the war. When the announcement was made to the Congregation, of the generous donation, a woman whispered to her husband, “Let’s give the same amount in honor of each of our boys.” The husband replied “What are you talking about? Neither one of our sons was killed in the war.”

“Exactly” said the woman. “Let’s give it as an expression of our gratitude to God for sparing their lives”

What we give to charitable concerns during our life produces benefits in three directions – 1) It helps those in need. 2) It inspires others to give, and 3) It forms an inner Character in the giver. One marked by less selfishness and fewer materialistic tendencies, greater generosity and a heightened awareness of, and concern for, other people.

Keep in mind that when you give, you are ultimately giving to people, even though your gift might be made to an institution or organization. Churches and other charities are made up of people. Your giving brings sunshine to the lives of others and will return to you.

Hip Hip Hooray! On a beautiful fall day, Rosemary Koenigstein, Sandy Epplin and Ora Mae Droege took a drive down south. A good lunch was eaten at Alongi’s in Du Quoin before heading for De Soto, IL. A place I’ve been wanting to go to hopefully replace a bowl I had bought at Judy’s Antiques, which had gotten broke. The didn’t have a Ruby Cut Glass bowl. I had to settle for a Blue Cut Glass bowl, also from Turkey. Lightfoot was our destination for apples. Brief stops at antique stores near Pinckneyville and one by Nashville. Returning home after a pleasant day.

Make today worth Remembering!