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Venedy – November 9, 2016


Ora Mae Droege 824-6326

St. Salvator Lutheran Church, Venedy. Rev. Art Eichhorn, Pastor; 9:00 am Sunday School; 10:00 am Sunday Morning Worship Service; Malachi 4:1 -6; 2nd Thessalonians 3:1-13; Luke 23:5-36.

St. Johns United Church of Christ, Johannisburg. Rev. Bill Groennert, Pastor; 8:30 am Sunday Morning Worship Services, we will observe Veteran’s Day.

We will welcome Rev. Shana Johnson of our Illinois South Conference Ministry who will bring the message.

Please remember our mission project for November and December is New Athens Home.

“I thank God that I live in a Country where dreams can come true, where failure sometimes is the first step to success and where success is only another form of failure if we forget what our priorities should be.” Harry Lloyd Hopkins, Adviser to Franklin D. Roosevelt

Pastor Bill Groennert lead Bible Study Wednesday Morning at The Original Springs. He will be the Pastoral leader for the month of November. Everyone welcome to attend. Begins at 10:00am every Wednesday.

David and Tiffany Droege, Gina Droege and Jamie Runion were at Bass River Resort this past week-end for the Ozark Trail 100 Mile Endurance Run which started Saturday at 6:00am. They were joined on Saturday by Rich Luers and John Ziebka. David, of course was our competitor! 70 runners started the race in the cold and dark morning. Racers had Aid Stations about every 6 – 8 miles, about half of them were where “crews” could meet up with the runners to assist them with food, change of socks and moral support. Runners had 32 hours to finish the race to be awarded The Belt Buckle. David Droege came across the finish line at 24 hours 35 minutes for 9th place. For the first time in this races 8 year history, a woman came in first! Her time was 19 hours 58 minutes 58 seconds. The course completion rate this year was about 64%, which is higher than normal. After a short nap, they watched the final runners cross the finish line, watched as David received his Buckle then headed home.

Darla Rennegarbe shared the Mission of the Hoyleton Ministries during Sunday Morning Worship at St. John’s UCC Johannisburg on Sunday,

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts. Eleanor Roosevelt.

Bizarre and Unique Holidays

November: Child Safety Protection Month, Game and Puzzle Week

November 9: Chaos Never Dies Day

November 10: USMC Day

November 11: Veterans Day

November 12: Chicken Soup for the Soul Day

November 13: World Kindness Day

November 14: World Diabetes Day

November 15: Clean Your Refrigerator Day

Check out the Washington County Hospital Women’s Auxiliary Christmas Boutique and Bake Sale on Tuesday November 15th, 8:00am to 2:00pm. Come see the labors of the weekly crafters, they would appreciate your support.

We can create magical moments when we put our thinking caps on or get our hearts in gear.

Take the time to really listen to those you love.

Relish a special moment. Don’t let the special events slip by.

Walk, run or ride a bike. Get moving and feel the exuberance of the experience.

Spend some time with a child. Give him/her your undivided attention.

Do something nice for someone else. A visit, word of encouragement.

Bring someone a meal, it could mean a great deal to someone.

Pastor Bill Groennert lead Worship Services at the New Athens Home for the Aged on Wednesday afternoon. Steve Droege served as organist Stanley Droege also attended.

Steve Droege and Ora Mae Droege attended the St Louis Blues and Colorado Avalanche hockey game at Scottrade Center in St. Louis Sunday. It was Hockey Fights Cancer Night. Blues won 5-1.

Sign of the times, the number of people on their phone devises, not unbelievable anymore.

Rev Bill Groennert lead Worship Services at Friendship Manor in Nashville Tuesday.

For those asking about information of Molly B with Squeezebox coming to the Moose in Mascoutah March 10th and 11th, contact Robyn Yarber at (618) 779-2603 or Rebecca Schomaker at (618) 779-1800 or Tickets available January 1, 2017.

People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because it’s not on your road, doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.