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VenedyOctober 21, 2015


Ora Mae Droege 824-6326

St. Salvator Lutheran Church, Venedy IL. Rev. Art Eichhorn, Pastor, 9:00 am Sunday School, 10:00am Sunday Morning Worship Service, Revelation 14: 6-7, Romans 3: 19-28 John 8: 31-36. St. Johns United Church of Christ, Johannisburg,, IL, Rev. Bill Groennert, 8:30 am Sunday Morning Worship Service, Wednesday noon, County Clergy lunch, Buretta’s, Nashville. Friday & Saturday, Illinois South Conference Annual Meeting at The Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows. Sunday Nov 1st, we will Celebrate All Saints Sunday. Remembering all who have died this past year.

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

A gentle word, a kind look, a good natured smile can work wonders and accomplish miracles

St Salvator had a good working crew Saturday to fill the orders for 1050 apple pies. They finished early for the amount of pies that were made. All in all, a good day.

Jason Doelling of Virginia arrived Friday to attend the visitation and funeral of Leah Marquard.

Steve & Gina Droege spent a few days in Branson, Mo. They had breakfast with good friend Sam at Billy Gail’s, enjoyed the fall weather at Top of the Rock and saw a couple of show. They returned home Thursday.

Sunday morning we witnessed our frost of the season.

Katherine Bergkoetter of Luxembourg arrived Thursday October 8th to visit with her mother, Melva Doelling, and other relatives and friends. She returned home Thursday Oct 22nd.

Friends paid their respects to the Leah Marquard family at the Campagna Funeral Home in Nashville Friday evening and attended funeral services Saturday morning at St John’s United Church of Christ, Johannisburg, with burial in the Church cemetary. Rev Bill Groennert officiating.

Some area residents attended the Century Club dinner at The Original Springs Hotel Sunday evening.

A warm smile is the universal language of kindness

Unique Holiday Insights: October – Clergy Appreciation Month, Pet Peeve Week. October 22nd – National Nut Day. October 24th – Make a Difference Day, fourth Saturday of the month. Neighbors helping neighbors. October 25th – Mother-in-law Day, fourth Sunday in October. October 27th – Navy Day

People know what you are by what they see, not by what they hear.

While doing research for a doctoral thesis, a young man spent a year with a group of Navajo Indians on a reservation in the Southwest. He lived with one family, sleeping in their hut, eating their food, working with them and generally living their life.

The Grandmother of the family spoke no English yet a very close friendship formed between the Grandmother and the doctoral student. They seemed to share the common language of love and they intuitively understood each other. Over the months he learned a few phrases of Navajo and she picked up words and phrases in English.

When it was time for the young man to return to the university and write his thesis, the tribe held a going away celebration for him. It was marked by sadness since he had developed a close relationship with all those in the village. As he prepared to get into his pickup truck and drive away, the old Grandmother came to tell him goodbye. With tears streaming from her eyes, she placed her hands on either side of his face, looked directly into his eyes and said, “I like me best when I’m with you.”

True friendship is letting those around you not only ‘be themselves’ but ‘be their best’.

Mark your calendars, St John UCC, Plum Hill Wurst Markt coming up Wednesday Nov 5th beginning at 5pm. All you can eat.

Some old Americana, Burma Shave Sign slogans: Is he lonesome, or just blind, this guy who drives, so close behind, Burma Shave. Twinkle twinkle, one eyed car, we all wonder, where you are, Burma Shave. Around the curve, lickity-split, It’s a beautiful car, wasn’t it.

Some area residents attended the St Liborious Wurst Markt Sunday.

A smile is happiness you’ll find right under your nose.