If you missed this past Sunday’s Mission Moments please view the slide show from St John Community Care below.
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!
St. John family, as we celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, in various settings, you might appreciate this informative overview/timeline of the Reformation. Sharing this data is FYI and is prompted by Pastor Morgan’s recent attendance at the Annual Meeting of the IL Conference of Churches, held in Bloomington, IL, on Sept. 22nd.
Shot out to all the kids who marched with St John EUCC at the Italian Fest over the weekend! What a great group of kids!
Sunday School resumes this Sunday at the 9:00am Worship service. Sunday School is for children from K – high school. To register, please register on out website HERE. Or call the church office at 344-2526.
Make a Donation Today
For those members of St. John, who may be seeking ways to support the victims of Hurricane Harvey, Pastor Morgan recommends that every member of St. John consider the possibility of responding to this recent appeal from the National Office of the United Church of Christ. The link, shown below, is very easy to use and will assure that you donations will be used for long-term assistance and will be directed to those areas and persons with the most urgent needs. He has already contributed and did so in honor of St. John EUCC. Any assistance you may provide is urgently needed.
Let us pray for all the victims of Hurricane Harvey.
CLICK HERE to donate through the UCC website.