VenedyFebruary 3, 2016

Venedy

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

Transfiguration of Our Lord

Deuteronomy 34: 1 – 12; Hebrews 3: 1 – 6; Luke 9: 28 – 36

7:30 pm Lenten Services will be Ash Wednesday February 10 and will include Holy Communion. Readings: II Corinthians 5: 20 – 6: 10; Matthew 6: 1 – 6 and 16 – 21

Ashes will be available for those who wish to be imposed.

St. Johns United Church of Christ, Johannisburg, IL

Rev. Bill Groennert, Pastor

8:30 am Sunday worship Service, Souper Bowl Sunday. You are asked to bring cans of soup or other non-perishable food items for the Irvington food pantry.

7:00 pm February 10, Ash Wednesday Services at Zion UCC Addieville with Holy Communion.

Please remember St John’s Mission Project for January and February is CHOW.

“Friends are siblings God never gave us”

The USO – United Service Organization civilian nonprofit, marks it’s 75th anniversary on Thursday, February 4th. President Franklin D Roosevelt, in 1941, pushed the idea of creating the USO to lift morale and provide, shall we say, healthy distractions for the troops.

Pastor Art Eichhorn will head the Okawville Bible Study during the months of February and March. Classes meet each Wednesday at 10:00 am in the Lion room at The Original Springs Hotel. Each week the group looks at the Bible readings for the coming Sunday.

Interesting, Q is the only letter that does not appear in the name of any of the United States

Cindy McHenry and Nicole Vernier-Gelven dined together at Bogart’s Smokehouse in Soulard Thursday, for lunch.

Thoughtfulness is the beginning of Gratitude, Gratitude is the completion of Thankfulness, Thankfulness may consist merely of words.

February Bizarre and Unique Holidays

February – An Affair to Remember Month

February 4 – Thank a Mailman Day

February 7 – Super Bowl Sunday and Send a Card to a Friend Day

February 8 – Boy Scout Day, Celebrates the Birthday of Scouting

February 9 – Mardi Gras / Fat Tuesday

February 10 – Ash Wednesday

Delores Rinderer, Roger and Debbie Rinderer and Nancy Rinderer visited at the home of Stanley and Ora Mae Droege Monday Evening

Steve Droege, Cindy McHenry and Stanley and Ora Mae Droege dined in Sparta Thursday evening at Lollie’s.

The first step to wisdom is silence, the second is listening.

Helen Keller was left deaf and blind by an incurable childhood illness. A patient and persistent teacher, Anna Sullivan, taught her to read through her senses of touch, smell and taste.

At the close of her autobiography, Helen Keller writes: Fate, silent, pitiless, bars the way. Fain would I question his imperious decree, for my heart is still undisciplined and passionate; but my tongue will not utter the bitter, futile words that rise to my lips, and they fall back into my heart like unshed tears. Silence sits immense upon my soul. Then comes hope with a smile and whispers, “There is joy in self-forgetfulness.” So I try to make the light in others’ eyes my sun, the music in others’ ears my symphony, the smile on others’ lips my happiness.

Silence can be used to nurture pouting, anger and hatred. Far better uses for silence are reflecting, meditating and listening. It is only when we are truly silent before the Lord that we can hear His still small voice speaking in our souls.

Stanley and Ora Mae Droege, Steve and Gina Droege, and David Droege were dinner guests of Howard and Cindy McHenry Sunday. Veronica Liszewski also made a surprise visit.

Your 4 week Happiness Plan: week 3. Think about things other than your stuff. A 2014 study found that people who are more materialistic are less grateful. Try to focus on the pure, lovely white snow falling outside, not on the fancy new car parked in your neighbors driveway.

“Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.”