VenedySeptember 1, 2016


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St. Salvator Lutheran Church, Venedy IL; Rev. Art Eichhorn, Pastor; 9:00 am Vacation Bible Class; 10:00 am Sunday morning Worship Service: Ezekiel 34: 11 – 24; 1st Timothy 1: 5 – 17; Luke 15: 1 – 10.

Orders are now being taken apple pies, order deadline is October 2.

St. Johns United Church of Christ, Johannisburg, IL; Rev. Bill Groennert, Pastor; 8:30 am Sunday Morning Worship Services.

Please remember our mission project for September & October is Hoyleton Ministries.

“Everyone is God’s somebody”.

Roy Brammeier, 88, of Nashville, formerly of the Stone Church area, departed this life at his residence in Nashville on Tuesday, August 30. Friends paid their respects to the family at the Campagna Funeral Home in Okawville Friday evening. Funeral Services were held at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, Stone Church on Saturday, September 3 at 11 am with Pastor Cherie Stolze officiating. Interment in the Church Cemetery.

A former rural resident, Harold Martens, 82, of Nashville, IL, departed this life at the Extended Care unit of the Washington County Hospital in Nashville on Monday August 29. Friends paid their respects to the family at Campagna Funeral Home in Okawville Thursday evening. Funeral Services were held from St Salvator Lutheran Church in Venedy Friday September 2 at 11 am with Rev Art Eichhorn officiating. Interment in the Church Cemetery.

Sounds like we need to pay attention to ours and our neighbor’s surroundings as there has been some illegal activities going on nearby.

Don’t forget Trinity United Church of Christ, Biddleborn Schlacht Fest is Sunday September 11.

“Whoever brings you the most peace should get the most time.”

Bizarre & Unique

September: Self Improvement Month

Sept 8: Pardon Day

Sept 9: Teddy Bear Day

Sept 10: Swap Ideas Day

Sept 11: 9/11 Remembrance Day

Sept 12: Chocolate Milk Shake Day

Sept 13: Positive Thinking Day

Sept 14: National Cream Filled Donut Day

On our travels to Pennsylvania last week, I didn’t see weeds along the roads as in Illinois

What an exciting week, as last Monday, Aug 22, Stanley and Ora Mae Droege and Cindy McHenry, our chauffeur, left for Loretto, Kentucky to The Maker’s Mark Distillery to purchase some whiskey out of Stanley’s barrel that had marked and aged for him when he joined The Makers Mark Club.

Then on to Williamsport, Pa., to attend the Little League World Series Baseball games at Howard J Lamade Stadium and the Volunteer Stadium. For 10 days each August, people from around the world take a look at what’s happening on two baseball diamonds in South Williamsport. Sixteen teams of young baseball players – eight from the United States and eight from other countries, gather in the Central Susquehanna Valley with hopes of becoming the best Little League team in the world. Fans fill the stands and grass covered hillsides overlooking Volunteer and Lamade Stadiums to cheer on the 11 and 12 year old players. Stanley and Ora Mae were among those attending the games, Cindy was a Staff Official and had various areas of the complex to work.

Ora Mae was pleasantly surprised on Saturday when someone called her name, it was a guy who had sat with them 5 or 6 years ago and had gotten him tickets at that time. He commented “can you believe out of 23,000 people here, that we would meet again?” It was shocking to meet again. He came to where our seats were and also met with Stanley.

On Sunday, the Championship was brought back to the United States by a New York team’s 2 -1 win over Korea. There were, really, many good games. Anyone looking for a place to go, if you like baseball, is to the Little League World Series games. It is an experience in many ways.

Get ready for the Okawville Fair & Wheat Festival. September 16th – 18th. Queen Judging & Crowning is Friday evening. Saturday, Venedy Band from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm. Good food, games & entertainment. Sunday is the parade.

Steve & Gina Droege were dinner guests of Veronica Liszewski at Peel in O’Fallon on Thursday evening. Veronica’s Birthday was the occasion. Others in attendance were Nathan Liszewski & Jenny Carroll, Laura Paszkiewicz, Stephanie Fahrner & Gary Collins.

“Everyone looks so much better when they smile.” Jimmy Fallon.