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Venedy – January 11, 2017


Ora Mae Droege 824-6326

St. Salvator Lutheran Church, Venedy IL

Rev. Art Eichhorn, Pastor

9:00 am – Sunday School

10:00 am – Sunday Worship Service – Second Sunday of Epiphany ––– Isiah 49: 1 – 7; I Corinthians 1: 1 – 9; John 1: 29 – 42

St. John’s United Church of Christ, Johannisburg, IL

Rev. Bill Groennert, Pastor

8:30 am – Sunday Morning Worship Service

1:00 pm Sunday January 22, Annual Congregational Meeting

The January and February Mission Project is CHOW, for Okawville Schools

Good, Better, Best. Never let it rest. Till your good is better and your better is best.

Pastor Bill Groennert will lead Bible Study at The Original Springs in Okawville Wednesday, January 11th at 10:00 am

Friends paid their respects to the Verna nee Wagner Koch family at the Moll Funeral Home in Mascoutah Monday evening. The funeral Tuesday morning at St. Johns United Church of Christ, Mascoutah with Rev. Hugh Fitz and Dr. Rev. Donald Wagner officiating. Graveside services were held at Darmstadt Memorial Cemetery, Darmstadt. Surviving are her daughters Janice (Hugo) Lohman of Venedy and Sharon (Steve) Banjavcic of Belleville.

Steve and Gina Droege attended the St. Louis Blues and Carolina Hurricanes hockey game at Scottrade Center in St. Louis Thursday evening.

Friends paid their respects to the Mary Ann Meyer family at the Nordike Funeral Home in Breese Friday evening. Mass of Christian Burial was Saturday at St. Dominic Church, Breese with Father Patrick Peter officiating, interment at St. Dominic/St. Augustine Cemetery. Mary was the Grandmother of Serena (Blake) Wisneski of Venedy.

Some area residents attended the Chili and Chicken Soup lunch at St. Johns United Church of Christ, Plum Hill Sunday hosted by the Women’s Guild.

Keep Louis Steinkamp in your prayers. As of this writing he is still at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis showing signs of improvement.

Opportunities are like sunrises, if you wait too long, you miss them.

This week in History:

January 11, 1935 – The beginning of Amelia Earhart’s solo flight across the Pacific

January 12, 1924 – History of Science Society organized in Boston

January 13, 1957 – Wham-O company produced the 1st Frisbee

January 14, 1990 – “Simpson’s” premiered on Fox-TV

January 15, 1974 – “Happy Days” TV Premiere

January 16, 1911 – Dizzy Dean Birth Anniversary. Major League pitcher, radio and TV announcer and commentator, famous for his innovative delivery “He slud into third”.

January 17, 1916 – PGA of America founded

For those interested in attending Squeeze Box with Ted Lange and Mollie B at the Mascoutah Moose Lodge Friday March 10, 2017 from 7 – 11 pm or Saturday March 11, from 2 – 6 pm, tickets are now available. For information contact Robin (618) 779-2603 or Rebecca (618) 779-1800 or

David and Tiffany Droege attended the St. Louis Blues and Dallas Stars hockey game at Scottrade Center Saturday evening. Way to bring home a win!!

When heating milk, pour a layer of water in first before you add the milk, this will keep the milk from getting scorched. Do not stir until you are finished heating.

When petting a dog, your blood pressure goes down and so does the dog’s.

Believe you can and you’re halfway there –

Theodore Roosevelt.