Here is the Blue Sheet home devotional for the week of Sunday, August 26th. Please download and use in your household to sanctify your home with the Word and prayer this week!
BUILDING ADDITION DEDICATION ~ Delayed one week, the Rite of Blessing for the education wing will take place at the end of the Divine Service on Sunday, September 2nd(next Sunday). We will also join together in the Parish Hall for a potluck meal following Sunday School on Sunday, September 9th.. Please bring a side or dessert to share. Entrée and drinks will be provided. There is no sign-up necessary. Please come!
ADULT INSTRUCTION CLASS ~ An Adult Instruction class in the basic Christian teachings will begin on Thursday, September 20th. Are you interested? Do you know someone you could invite? This class will prepare you for receiving the Lord’s Supper in the fellowship of this congregation, but also is great for basic evangelism and for a refresher!
CONFIRMATION INSTRUCTION BEGINS IN LATE SEPTEMBER ~ Instruction for any youth members of the congregation who is in 5th or 6th grade will begin in late September. Please be on the lookout for a letter from Pastor Schuermann in early September with more information.
YOUTH READING THROUGH JOHN ~Come and join Pastor Schuermann and other High School Youth of the congregation on Wednesday evenings at 8 p.m. We continue in John 5 this Wednesday. If you want to catch up it’s only about 20 minutes of reading John 1-4 to do so!
YOUTH EVENTS SCHEDULE ~ Thank you for your survey responses. The schedule of youth events for 2018-2019 is in the church mailboxes of all families with youth in 6th-12th grade. Extra copies are available on the youth bulletin board.
GAME NIGHT ~ Join us for the next game night on Friday, 9/7 at 6 p.m. Pizza and drinks will be provided. Please sign-up and bring either a side or dessert to share.
CAMP CILCA CHICKEN FRY ~ Camp CILCA’s Chicken Fry and auction is next Sunday, 9/2. $8 for adults and $5 for children 4-12. The meal is served from 11:30 -2:30, and the auction begins at 1:00. If you would like to donate an item for the auction, please contact Amy Weseloh 309/696-3782.
ESSENTIAL EXERCISE FOR THE CHRISTIAN MIND ~ Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show and podcast hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken and produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL. This week’s subjects include: Confirmation Hearings on Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Numbering Our Days, Late 4th/Early 5th Century Bishop Augustine of Hippo, Old Testament Prophet Joshua and more. You can listen live or on-demand at www.issuesetc.org and on the LPR mobile app.