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VenedyJune 15, 2016


Ora Mae Droege 824-6326

St. Salvator Lutheran Church, Venedy IL

Rev. Art Eichhorn, Pastor

7:30pm Saturday evening

June 18th Worship Service

Isaiah 65: 1 – 9

Galatians 3: 23, -4: 7

Luke 8: 26 – 39

Father’s Day Sunday June 19th, Chicken Dinner in the Educational Building 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.

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

8:30 am Sunday Morning Worship Service. Father’s Day For the month of June, we will be collecting hygiene products for the Irvington Food Pantry. Also, please remember our Mission Project for May and June is DuBois Center.

“As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live”

The Washington County UCC Clergy Luncheon was held at Girolamo’s Pizzeria in Nashville Wednesday.

Where ever summer finds you, remember patients are counting on you. Your donation matters! American Red Cross Blood Drive coming up Monday June 27th at the St Anthony Catholic Church Hall 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Can you believe Stanley & Ora Mae Droege made it 58 years? So on Wednesday evening in celebration of their Anniversary, Steve & Gina Droege, Susan Wisneski & Kyrsten, David & Tiffany Droege, Blake & Serena Wisneski & Ryker joined Stanley & Ora Mae Droege at The Brick House in St. Libory for dinner. They also received telephone congratulations from Cindy & Howard McHenry.

Amanda Moeller, formerly of the Stone Church area and a former janitor who was well liked by the students of Johannisburg Grade School years ago, passed away Friday. Friends paid their final farewell at the Campagna Funeral Home in Okawville Monday evening. The funeral Tuesday at 10 AM at St Peters United Church of Christ, Stone Church with burial in the Church Cemetery.

What a beautiful Wednesday to fulfill Girl’s Day Out for Rosemary, Sandy & Ora Mae on their travels to Columbia, where they truly enjoyed a very nice day. One new shop visited was ‘Bad Sister’, where we heard the story for the name by a very personable owner. Lunch was at Reifschneiders where we all tried something different. Hope to hit the road again next month.

Hot, Hot Hot for Heritage Days at Okawville over the week-end, but still a nice crowd assembled

“Don’t go out to prove somebody wrong, go and do things, whether you’re female or male, just do it because you believe in yourself and you know you’re there to do the job” Sarah Thomas, the first female full time NFL official.

Bizarre &
Unique Holidays:

June – National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Day

June 16th – Fresh Veggies Day

June 17th – Eat Your Vegetable Day

June 18th – National Splurge Day – Oh Yeah!!

June 19th – Father’s Day and National Kissing Day

June 20th – Finally Summer Day

June 21st – Go Skate Day

June 22nd – National Chocolate Eclair Day

The best inheritance a father can leave his children is a good example.

A young woman relates that when she was a little girl, her father, an artist, would often be busy at his easel, mixing oils and painting on his big canvases while she sat nearby on the floor, working just as hard as he was with her own set of crayons and a coloring book.

Many a time, he would set his brushes aside, reach down and lift her up onto his lap, then he’d curl her little hand around one of his brushes, enfolding it with his own larger and stronger hand. And ever so gently, he would guide her hand and the brush, dipping it into the palette and mixing the burnt umber and raw sienna, and then stroke the wet, shiny paint onto the canvas before them both.

The little girl watched in amazement as, together, they made something beautiful.

Little did this father know that he was giving his daughter skills that would bring great fulfillment to her life. Joni Tada – a quadriplegic since a diving accident in her teen years – is still painting, but this time with a paintbrush in her mouth. Much of her earnings are channeled into ministry to help others. Her compassion, too, is a reflection of that shown her by a loving, tender father.

Area residents attended the graduation party of Okawville High School graduates Alec Wisneski & Brad Fuhrhop at Frederking’s Eagles Nest, Peggy’s Party Patio on Saturday.

The St. Salvator Lutheran Church will be celebrating 175 years in 2017. They are taking orders for their cookbook that they have put together. Anyone interested should call Joanne Hariss at 824-6584 or Marilyn Going at 824-6273.

David Droege had a third place finish in the Edwardsville Route 66 10K on a HOT Saturday morning with a time of 37:17. Way to go David

“Be strong, you never know who you are inspiring.”