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A food packing trip to Saint Louis Food Outreach has been set for your participation on Saturday, December 16. The food we pack will provide meals to low income individuals burdened with cancer or HIV. We will depart from St. John at 6:15 am and return approx. 11:15 am. This is a fun and rewarding trip, plus where else can you be challenged to keep up with a conveyor belt of deliciousness?! Sign-up on the Narthex or the Church Office. We are looking for 20-30 volunteers (must be 16 years of age or older). For more information, contact Joanne Miller (618-530-4693).

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Sunday, December 17 – 9:30 am (one service) Presented by St. John’s Sanctuary Choir directed by John Hawn.

The choir will be joined by the Sunday School Children, the Bell Choir of St. John, and other musicians

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St John EUCC’s Christmas Cantata “Night of Wonder” will be on December 17th at 9:30am!

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St John Giving Tree

Junior and Senior High Youth Group is Sponsoring the Giving Tree. It will be located in the Narthex and decorated with ornamental tags.

Each tag contains information about a child and their designated Family #. Please take the tag off the tree and sign your name on the sign-up sheets at the designated number. All gifts
will need to be wrapped with the tag attached and delivered to the church by December 10.

The youth and teachers will be assisting. If you have
any questions or if you have a local family you know of in need, please contack Ginger Schantz at vschantz@cusd.kahoks.org.

Thanks for all your support!

Jars

The Senior High are selling Christmas jars as a fundraiser for their upcoming mission trip this summer.

Jars will be sold before and in between services each Sunday in November. Jars will be on display as well as order forms.

The cost of the jars will be $8.00. These jars would make great gifts!

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If you missed this past Sunday’s Mission Moments please view the slide show from St John Community Care below.

St John’s Slide Show

For over 77 years St John Church has been making ‘fresh’ pork sausage for it’s Annual Wurst Market dinner and sausage sales. The tradition began in 1940 at member Max Keller’s farm. The Churchmen’s Brotherhood (now called Men’s Fellowship) butchered some of their farms hogs, processed the meat and made the church’s sausage dinner. Back then it was all made right at the farm.

Evntually the pork was purchased, but the sausage was traditionally made in the kitchen at St John. Around the late 1990’s the State of Illinois mandated that all sausage be made in a meat processing facility with a USDA label. We still continue to use the same recipe handed down from Amelia Roedger’s and our sausage is now processed at the local Troy Family Foods.

Today, Men’s Fellowship sells around 1,500 dinners and profits nearly $7,000. These proceeds benefit Church Missions such as Hoyleton Children’s Home, Collinsville Food Pantry, Meals on Wheels and more.

We hope you enjoy your time at the Wurst Market. Don’t forget to check out the Atrium area for nuts for sale and other items. Call 344-2526 to reserve your tickets today!

 

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