VenedyFebruary 17, 2016


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 – Second Sunday of Lent: Jeremiah 26: 8 – 15; Philippians 3: 17 – Chapter 4: Verse 1; Luke 13: 31 – 35

7:30 pm Wednesday Evening Lenten Services

St. Johns United Church of Christ, Johannisburg, IL

Rev. Bill Groennert, Pastor

8:30 am Sunday Morning Worship Service, Second Sunday of Lent

7:00 – 8:00pm Wednesday February 17 and 24, Devotion and Bible Study

‘Living Lent as People of the Resurrection’.

Fellowship and dessert 8 – 8:30pm

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

Life is like an ever-shifting kaleidoscope – a slight change, and all patterns alter.

The Washington County Clergy lunch was attended at The Country Kitchen in Oakdale Wednesday noon.

Steve and Gina Droege attended the St. Louis Blues – Winnipeg Jets hockey game at Scottrade Center Tuesday evening, where the Blues lost in a shoot-out. It was also 50 years ago that the Blues franchise started.

Don’t think I’ve ever gone to a Wurst Markt on Valentine’s
Day, but on Sunday Stanley
and Ora Mae were among others attending St. Peter’s United Church of Christ Wurst Markt in Okawville.

Looks like Molly B with Squeezebox will be at the Mascoutah Moose two days, Friday April 22 from 7 – 11 pm and Saturday April 23 from 2 – 6 pm. Sponsored by the Mascoutah Moose Lodge and Belleville West Baseball Team.

Names to call for information – Patti French (618) 660-5790, Robyn Yarber (618) 779-2603 or Rebecca Schomaker (618) 779-1800.

Did you know, a butterfly tastes with it’s feet?

Howard and Cindy McHenry
returned to Wisconsin after spending a couple of months here and in Columbia, Mo.

A smile is a curve that sets everything straight – Phyllis Diller

February Bizarre and Unique


February – National Cherry Pie Month

February 20 – Cherry Pie Day

February 21 – Card Reading Day

February 22 – George Washington Birthday and Be Humble Day

February 23 – International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day

Hey guys, another Wurst Markt coming up Sunday February 28 at the Okawville American Legion. Serving 11 am – 2 pm.

Secret weapon – pink eraser:

De-gunk a keyboard, rub keys to lift off dirt, then wipe with damp paper towel.

Back a pierced earring, lost the original, snip off a piece of eraser and gently push the post into it.

De-scuff patient leather, erase marks on a purse or shoes

Sub for a pincushion, stick threaded needles and pins into one when sewing.

Squirrels plant lots of new trees each year by forgetting where they put their acorns (nuts)

On Saturday, Gina Droege was among family and friends in Benton, honoring her niece, Sara Sherman-Brandon, with a baby shower.

The best way to gain wisdom is by practicing it whenever opportunities present themselves, consider these:

Practice the Wisdom of Proper Priorities

Practice the Wisdom of Kindness

Practice the Wisdom of Skillful Thinking

Practice the Wisdom of Service

Your 4-week

Happiness Plan:

Week 4 – Don’t forget to say Thank You. Expressing gratitude will give both you and the other person a lift.

You only live once – but if you work it right, once is enough.