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Hoyleton – February 22, 2017

Patricia Rensing –


Yes, the Hoyleton Community Club’s Annual Fried and Smoked Chicken Dinner is this Sunday, February 26, 2017.  If you can donate a dessert, it is most appreciated.  Please bring to the building on Saturday the 25 or on Sunday – your sharing your baking talents is much appreciated.  Please see the ad in this week’s Nashville News for the delicious menu!

February 26 is the Last Sunday after Epiphany and the day of Transfiguration at Zion UCC.  Scripture readings are Exodus 24:12-18 and Matthew 17:1-9.  Pastor Bill Causer’s sermon is entitled “Imperatives of Grace”.  Jesus concludes with the reminder that faithful discipleship is more than calling on God’s name.  The transfiguration pointedly shows that the way to who we will be when we are willing to love God as Jesus did.  Saturday, some members will be attending the Illinois South Conference Days of Discipleship at St. Paul UCC in Nashville from 9 am to 2 pm.  The keynote speaker will be Dr. Christopher Grundy, professor at Eden Seminary in St. Louis, musician and composer.  Also on Saturday Zion will have a Work Day at the Fellowship Hall beginning at 9:00 am. with lunch provided.  Sunday Children’s Sunday school is at 9:00 am and Worship at 10:00 am.  No matter where you are on life’s journey you are welcome at Zion UCC in Hoyleton.

Trinity Lutheran Church will be celebrating their 150th Anniversary.  The Anniversary Committee is planning to make available a reprint of the LWML Cookbook from the 1980’s.  This bit of nostalgia may be preordered for the cost of $18.00 and will be taken up to March 26.  If you would like to place an order, please ‘phone or text Diane Guinzy (618-322-5896) or Dianne Weihe (618-401-0931).  Books should be available for pick up after April 30.

LeeRoy Michael left our community in 1955.  He contacted this writer as he is seeking the recipe for Meal Sausage.  LeeRoy has fond memories of his parents making this delicious item and he is craving to taste it again.  If you have the recipe and would please send it to me, I will forward it on to LeeRoy.

Birthday greetings: February 22:  Nicholas Brink;  February 23:  Jennifer Friedrich; February 24:  Zachary Kasten, Ashley Rossi; February 25: Brittany Bassen; February 26:  Tierney Schrader, Doug Unverfehrt, Beth Weihe; February 27:  Robert Selle; and February 28:  Brandi Garlich

Our community salutes and congratulates Roland and Merle Beckmeyer as they celebrate their 70th Wedding Anniversary on February 22.  Photo and related article are featured in this weeks’ News

And – mark your calendar for Friday, March 17 as Elvis Comes to Hoyleton!  The Veterans Memorial Committee is hosting a Pasta House Spaghetti Dinner and entertainment by Alan Dale Ross, renowned Elvis impersonator at the Community Club.  Tickets will be made available in advance and we will keep you posted on this exciting event!

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