Grace Overflowing Bringing faith to life through God’s unchanging Word Throughout the month of October our congregation will be talking about what it means to be a place of Grace Overflowing. The leadership will meet to discuss things we can do to help us carry out that vision. But even better than talking about that vision, is seeing it in practice. One of the places to see that is in our food pantry ministry. Recently, a couple walked into the office when the food pantry was closed. They were referred to our church from another ministry that thought we could help. The two of them were homeless, living out of a tent. They had been looking for a job, but without a shower to get clean or nice clothes to wear they kept striking out. We gave them some food, helped them find some clothes to wear, allowed them to use our showers and spent time praying with them. Two days later they returned. In that short time, the husband started working a temporary job and they both had lined up permanent positions that would be starting in the next week. Wow! God is amazing! But it is also an amazing illustration of Grace Overflowing! That kind of thing happens regularly in our food pantry ministry. And it happens because of the generosity of this congregation – opening up their doors to the less fortunate, providing space and resources for this ministry to flourish. It happens because of a of dedicated volunteers who pick up deliveries, stock shelves, portion food, sign people in, help people shop for food, and just love all those who walk through our doors. Grace Overflowing indeed. One of the key players in that ministry is our food pantry administrator, Jan Fritz. For three years Jan has gone above and beyond in her dedication to our food pantry. She helped manage the installation of new equipment and the installation of new shelves that makes for a much easier time picking up food. She works with other agencies in town to make sure we are cooperating together in helping feed the hungry. Jan has secured new sources of funding to ensure our shelves remain adequately stocked and trained a great group of volunteers. Unfortunately, Jan is resigning from her position. She will still be around and plans to help us out in the time of transition and from behind the scenes. But she will be deeply missed by both our volunteers and the clients we serve. Please take time to thank Jan for her faithful service and for being a living example of Grace Overflowing. Bringing faith to life, Pastor Steve
SERVING THE LORD IN OCTOBER 2017 AT LUTHERAN CHURCH OF ST. JOHN
ELDER LIST Our church has eight Elders, and each Elder is assigned a portion of the congregation. The elders assist the Pastors in the spiritual life of the congregation. If you have a spiritual need or issue anytime or when Pastor Steve and Pastor Kendall are out of town, you can contact your Elder listed below.
USHERS: 8:00: 10:30: GREETERS: 8:00: Charlene Brown 10:30:
Elder Paul Johnson Steve Barteau Rustin Otney Matt Dietrich John Schonarth Tracy Hanlin Mike Happel Aaron Clark
ELDERS: 8:00: Mike Happel 10:30: John Schonarth ALTAR GUILD: Sandy Patterson, Sue O’Briant, Sheryl Sullivan, & Glenda O’Briant VAN DRIVERS:
Phone Member Name 217-577-3669 (A-B) 660-349-8095 (C-E) 785-766-9776 (F-Hi) 217-653-0944 (Ho-K) 217-224-3375 (L-M) 217-656-3010 (N-R) 217-222-2858 (S-T) 217-209-1830 (U-Z)
The Lutheran Church of St. John
1 – Hugh Roderick 8 – John Schonarth 15 – Jim Waack 22 – Kim Rosevold 29 – Hugh Roderick
Phone number: 222-8579 Fax number 222-1182 Emails: Pastor Steve Hayden – [email protected]
Pastor Kendall Meyer – [email protected]
Marilyn – [email protected]
Jan – [email protected]
Website: www.lcosj.org Church office hours: Mon.-Fri.: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Staff may be in the office before or after these hours; however you should call before coming. The church will be locked after the last staff person leaves for the day (unless there are evening activities.)
If you need to call to request a ride or cancel a ride for Sunday mornings, call 222-8579 and leave a message at extension #408 for the Van Driver.
October Prayer Focus – Our mission prayer focus for the month of October is our Service Sunday. As God’s people are released into the community to serve, we pray that this gives our congregation an opportunity to reflect God’s love in Word and deed so that many will see God’s grace overflowing from our congregation. But the impact of this service continues long after this one Sunday. Pray for the seeds that are sown and relationships that are formed that God would continue to work in the hearts of people. Please hold our service Sunday and all of its projects in your prayers.
ROOTED Like plants that draw nourishments through their roots, the roots of our faith draw the strength we need from God’s Word. Rooted is an 8-week class that strengthens those roots by reviewing the basic teachings of our faith. It’s not too late to join our class that meets on Thursdays at 6 pm in the Oasis. Anyone interested in learning more is invited to come and at the end of the class those interested in membership will have an opportunity to join the church. 2
TREASURER’S REPORT For the month of August 31, 2017:
We are all called to “FOLLOW” Jesus. But what does that mean and what does that look like. We continue our series of messages throughout this month.
Income and Giving: $ 31,103.24 Total All Expenses: $ 36,697.37 Inc. less exp.: - $5,594.13
October 8 – Let it Flow October 15 – Follow the Crowd October 22 – From Follow to Flow
2017 Contributions to the General Fund: Contributions to the General Fund were $39,000 under budget through September 17th and were $21,000 behind giving at the same time last year. To cover the expenses, we took $12,000 from the bequest in May. There is only $6,400 left in the bequest. We are so thankful for the overwhelming support for the debt reduction campaign, but we still need to cover our ongoing expenses. Please prayerfully consider increasing your level of support to the Church’s general fund through the rest of 2017.
After hearing the message on Sunday you are invited to follow us deeper by being part of one of the small groups that meets throughout the week. Check the calendar for available opportunities. Plan now to be part of this exciting opportunity.
Congregational Boards BOARD OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION
The Oasis The Wednesday evening worship service begins at 6:00 pm in the Oasis. This is a casual worship about 40 minutes in length. The sermon is different than Sunday morning and more interactive. During October we will finish looking at the first 3 chapters of Genesis as we focus on “Foundations.” Child care is available for younger kids and the coffee is always ready. This service is a great opportunity to introduce someone to our congregation or invite someone who doesn’t normally come to church.
GOD VIEW: THE CONNECTION BETWEEN GRATITUDE AND GOD’S CHARACTER, AS SHOWN THROUGH GOD’S BIG STORY Have you ever paused to think about everything God has done for you? He created a planet that’s perfectly suited for otters and ostriches and you. Then, He sent His Son, Jesus, to that planet to die and be raised to life so He could have a forever relationship with you. Through the month, we’ll help kids refocus on all that God has done for them. Because when you know what God has done for you, YOU CAN BE THANKFUL—ALWAYS.
Come Celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation Sunday, October 29th, 3:17pm at St. James Lutheran Church 3
certainly enjoy the home grown fruits and vegetables. We have also received produce from Mr. Lawrence who drives from near Mt. Sterling, almost weekly to share his bounty. We have had some volunteers go with Jan or for Jan to Mt. Sterling to the DOT Store to purchase from our DOT grant.
CRADLE ROLL There are twenty-six children enrolled in the Cradle Roll. Children receive materials until age 3, that parents can share with them about God’s love. Additions in October: Waelynd Raye Mauck Baptized on September 17, 2017 Birthdate: March 24, 2017
Part Time FOOD PANTRY ADMINISTRATOR Jan Fritz is stepping down from her position of food pantry administrator and we are thankful for her 3 years of faithful service. Now, The Lutheran Church of St. John is accepting applications for a part time Food Pantry Administrator. This individual would work in the area of the Christian Caregiving Ministry including administration of all aspects of operating the Food Pantry. A complete job description can be optained in the church office. This position is for up to 16 hours per week. Applications should be submitted to the church office and are due by October 15.
October Birthdays: Becca Lynn Humke - 3 yrs. old on October 30 Removed in September Levi Matthew Adam Stump – 3 yrs. old on Sept 18 Charlotte Jolene Johnston – 3 yrs. old on Sept. 25 Isaac William Lightfoot – 3 yrs. old on Sept. 26 Caleb Joseph Riutzel – 3 yrs. old on September 29 The Cradle Roll Bulletin Board is across the hall from the Nursery/Toddler Rooms.
The Food Pantry is looking for additional volunteers to help on a Monday or Thursday. Or, if you can help portion bulk items and restock shelves on other days. You can either sign up on the bulletin board by the office or stop in the office if you can even be a backup that we can call when shorthanded.
--Wilma Tieman, Nursery Roll Coordinator SUNDAY SCHOOL MISSION FOCUS FOR OCTOBER is the our support for TREE OF LIFE The Mission offerings will assist in purchasing gifts for those on the Tree of Life.
CLOSET OF GRACE –Cleaning your closets? We estimate that over 60% of the families that come to our food pantry also visit our closet of grace, in search of clothes. Make sure they are CLEAN and STAIN FREE and FREE of HOLES. We do not have dumpster space if we have to throw away stained and torn items. We always especially need clothes for babies, kids and teens. Spread the word to your family and friends too. Thank you to Kim Duesdieker and Tina Beaston for all of their hard work sorting, hanging up clothes, and keeping the Closet of Grace in an orderly fashion.
BOARD OF CHRISTIAN CAREGIVING FOOD PANTRY In the month of August, our food pantry served 415 households (an increase of 64 households). These households were comprised of 1641 individuals (up 241 from July) and of those 623 were children (up by 67). A special thank you to everyone that helps each day the pantry is open and with the different shipments and food deliveries.
Recycle your plastic grocery/store bags with the Food Pantry. Please flatten them or fold them, which is then easier for the volunteers to use them for our clients.
This summer we have been continually been blessed with many people bringing their garden "excess" into the food pantry for our people. They 4
MANNA MEALS - If you or a loved one could benefit from having a couple of home cooked meals a week during a time of illness or after being hospitalized, please let Jim & Janet Totsch, Jan Fritz or Marilyn know and these can be arranged for 2 or 3 weeks. If you would consider taking meals to a church member in need, please let Jim & Janet know via email [email protected]
or call 7798603 or 779-3303. Each person usually makes 2-3 meals a year.
On October 1 there will NOT be a breakfast as has been done on the last few Service Sundays. Instead of the breakfast, we will gather together at 5:00pm for a dinner in the Family Life Center. This will be a time to share any experiences we had doing the projects earlier in the day. We hope to also have some people join us from the neighborhood and from those who receive food from our food pantry. In addition, you are encouraged to invite anyone you have contact with while performing the project. There is a separate sign-up sheet for the dinner and we hope everyone will be able to attend. The following are the projects available on Oct. 1:
Gently Used Toys are being collected by the Board of Christian Caregiving for a Christmas Toy Give-a-way. Bring them to the office and place them in the box by the counter.
BBQ For Veterans at the Illinois Veterans’ Home in Quincy – The Veterans’ Home in Quincy is home to almost 400 veterans who have served their country. We will have an opportunity to barbecue for and serve them a special lunch at the Veterans’ Home as a way of saying thanks to all of them for their service. In addition, we will also prepare a lunch for Quincy’s police and fire fighters and deliver the lunches to them. We will need about 25 people to work this project. Our volunteers will cook and serve the lunch. In addition, some veterans will need someone to push their wheel chair from their room to the lunch and then back. Also, some volunteers will deliver the lunches to the police and firefighters. This is a great project for families and volunteers of all ages. (coordinators – Steve O’Hearn and Bill Keller).
BOARD OF EVANGELISM SERVICE SUNDAY Our mission statement reminds us that we, having been filled with God’s love and grace, should let God’s love and grace flow out of us to the world around us. On October 1 we will have opportunity to outflow God’s love and grace as we release God’s people for service. We will not have a 10:30 worship service but will serve in different projects around the community. We hope families and all ages will participate. Immediately following the 8:00am worship service at approximately 9:15am, there will be a sending of all of our people to various projects which will take place throughout Quincy. The projects will start at approximately 9:30am and continue to approximately 12:30pm, but you can come serve for as long as you are able. We hope all of you will sign up for one of the projects below to be part of this exciting opportunity. Our goal is to have no less than 135 of our members serving in one of the projects set forth below. There are projects which can be done by all ages so families can serve together if you desire.
Chaddock Chaddock provides quality treatment and education for children who deal with the after effects of trauma. We do not know now the service they will want us to provide. On prior Service Sundays, our group has provided some light landscaping and maintenance care, washing the exterior and cleaning the interior of the vans and cars owned by Chaddock, and some interior painting. Volunteers of all ages are welcomed. (coordinator – Jim Totsch ).
Quincy Downtown District – Volunteers will help the District and the community by picking up trash in Washington Park and around the stores in the District. Volunteers of all ages are welcome. (coordinator - ).
Sunset Home - For over 125 years, Sunset Home has provided a safe home for senior residents, some of whom are our own members. The group will help the residents with bingo and visit with them. In addition, the group will assist some residents going to and from the cafeteria and visit with them in the cafeteria. Families and volunteers of all ages are welcomed. (coordinator – ).
Quincy Park District – The Quincy Park District works every day to provide to the people of our city and county beautiful parks where families can picnic, play on playgrounds, bike, play softball and other activities. We will help on this day in some by cutting brush away from bike paths. This project will need up to 10 volunteers. (coordinator – Mick Gooding).
Illinois Veterans’ Home Memorial Garden - The Illinois Veterans’ Home serves almost 400 men and women who have served our country. They need assistance in their Memorial Garden . Volunteers will do some fall gardening, including weeding and mulching. Volunteers should bring shovels, rakes and hand garden tools (mark with your name to avoid confusion). (coordinator - Janet Enroth). City Bus Stop Shelters - Many residents of Quincy rely on public transportation. We will brighten their time waiting for a bus by cleaning up the bus stop shelters around the city. This is a good project for families. (coordinators – Nathan and Schaenon Elbus).
Adams County Healthy Foods Distribution – Saturday, October 7th 10:00am. Quincy Senior & Family Resource
Neighborhood - We want to be good neighbors to those who live near the church, so to show our kindness we will share a battery for a smoke detector with many of our neighbors. You can help distribute the batteries with an invitation to attend one of our worship services. Families and volunteers of all ages are welcome. (coordinator – Alyssa Gooding).
Center, 639 York Street, Quincy. The Board is looking for volunteers to participate in the third Mobile Healthy Foods Distribution in 2017. These are organized by the Madonna House and will be held at the Senior Citizens Center the Saturday October 7th, 2017. We have agreed to have 15 members help on each of the dates so please sign up for one or more of those.
Letter writing to Shut-ins - The group will meet in the Family Life Center and write notes to our shut-ins. Supplies you will need will be furnished. (coordinator – ).
If you know someone that could benefit from this distribution please let them know about it and have them bring something to carry the groceries in: a sturdy box, a wagon, a laundry basket, etc. This food distribution is made possible thanks to a grant from the Madonna House and the Community Foundation. SIGN UP by the office to help distribute food. This is a great opportunity for service as a family or individually.
Food Pantry and Closet of Grace - Each month the Lutheran Church of St. John serves over 1500 individuals with food and clothing. We will help to prepare by folding clothes, stocking shelves and portioning items to be given away. Volunteers of all ages are welcome. (coordinator – Jan Fritz ). 6
On the 19th, we will be recreating our goals for the coming years and developing action plans to implement those goals. The LCOSJ officers, all members of the elected and appointed Boards, and Presidents of the various clubs are invited to attend. Please RSVP to Marilyn in the Church office.
BOARD OF STEWARDSHIP
Coming in November: We will be conducting a modified stewardship program called “Disciples Living as Grace-Filled Stewards” this fall with a sermon-series and Bible studies on November 5th, 12th, & 19th. We will have the normal two services on the 19th along with the Voters’ Meeting and luncheon.
Thank you so much for your continued support to the Hearts Overflowing Debt Reduction Campaign. During the Impact (giving) Phase of the campaign, we will be using the Hearts Overflowing donations to pay down our mortgage on a monthly basis. Donations of more than $277,700 received through September have enabled us to reduce our mortgage principal from over $666,000 at the end of May to under $403,000. If you need more green Hearts Overflowing envelopes to assist you in regular giving to the campaign, additional envelopes may be found on the information desk in the Church Narthex. Using these envelopes will help the Board of Stewardship keep accurate giving records. Thank you for your sacrificial giving to the Campaign! Please continue to pray that God would bountifully bless the Lutheran Church of St. John through this Campaign.
BOARD OF YOUTH & FAMILY MINISTRIES Senior High - join us on Sunday morning for Sunday school at 9:30am in the Youth Room with Aaron Clark as their leader Aaron has been known to stop by and pick up donuts every once in a while! District Junior High Lock-In - All junior high youth are invited to participate in the district lock-in on November 10-11 in Washington, Illinois. If you are interested in attending you can pick up registration from Pastor Steve. Registration is due October 15. HY-VEE SCRIP - Members of the Teen LYF group sell scrip. Use these cards at the Hy-Vee grocery store and at their gas stations. It’s just like cash—Hy-Vee donates 5% of each card to our Teen LYF group. You can also buy Scrip during regular church office hours from Marilyn.
Leadership Retreat 2017:
Leaders – please mark your calendars for our Leadership Retreat on Thursdays, October 5th & 19th, at 7:00 p.m. in the Oasis. On the 5th, we will be reviewing our Mission, Vision, and Values and discussing the following questions: How did we do in 2016-17 in meeting our vision and values? What do we need to do to better serve God going forward? Are we achieving our goals? What have we accomplished in the past two years against our action plan?
Your copy of The LUTHERAN JOURNAL is waiting for you on the Information Center. The many articles, poems, and scriptures offer comfort and inspiration to you. “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.” James 1:2-3 NIV. 7
Connection Point Café
Located in the OASIS
Come Celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation
Stay after worship, come early before Sunday School and Bible Class, or before worship and enjoy some coffee, tea, or hot chocolate along with some breakfast treats and a chance to meet and visit with fellow members. This is a great opportunity to welcome visitors. A sign-up sheet is on the counter in the office if you would be willing to provide some breakfast treats one week.
There will be a joint worship service of the Quincy circuit churches hosted by St. James Lutheran Church. The service will be on Sunday, October 29 at 3:17 pm. (In military time that is 1517, the year the Reformation started!) Worship will include a message from Pastor Mike Burdick, a joint choir from all circuit churches and a celebration of the Lord’s Supper.
The offering collected at the worship will be divided between the Wittenberg Project, which shares the Gospel in the very place the Reformation began, and LCMS Disaster Relief as they seek to help families rebuild from the disastrous hurricanes.
There are lots of things we follow in life – Facebook, a blog, the stock market, in someone’s footsteps, or our favorite team. But there is only ONE we are all called to follow. You are invited to join us as we take a look at what it means to follow Jesus and what that looks like in our lives. We will continue the sermon series and small groups throughout October. We hope you can join us.
Following worship there will be a meal at approximately 5:00pm. A signup sheet is on the Information Center. Each congregation in our circuit will be providing a part of the meal. They ask that St. John’s provide hot side dishes. Others are bringing cold sides, salads and desserts. St. James, along with hosting the dinner, will be providing the meat, drinks, and table service. PLEASE sign up with how many will be attending, and what side you will be bringing to share. They will need this number by October 15th, in order to plan for enough meat.
Small Group Opportunities Sunday, 9:30 am – Church meeting room, led by Pastor Kendall Sunday, 6 pm – The Oasis, led by Pastor Steve (childcare available) Monday, 7 pm – at the Keller home, led by Bill and Lynda Keller Monday, 7 pm – in the church youth room, led by Pastor Kendall and Lynn Tuesday, 9:30 am – Women’s small group in the Oasis, led by Lynda Keller
Joint Choir – If you are interested in being part of the choir there will be two rehearsals – October 17 and 24, both beginning at 6:30 pm at St. James. If you would like to join the choir you can pick up music from Lynn Meyer.
Wednesday, 10 am – The Oasis, led by Pastor Steve Wednesday, 7 pm – The Oasis, led by Aaron Clark Thurs, 6:30 am – Men’s Bible Breakfast in the Family Life Center led by Pastor Kendall
either every morning or just a few, enter through the kitchen on the south side of the building. First Place 4 Health group meet on Saturday mornings from 9am-10:30am. First Place 4 Health, a Christ-centered total-wellness program, and will be offered to the Lutheran Church of St. John. They will meet in the Oasis on Oct. 7, 21, & 28; Nov. 4, 11, 18 & 25; and Dec. 9 & 16. They will take a break for Christmas and New Year’s and start back up in February. If you missed the first month, but have questions about the study, contact Melissa Baker at email [email protected]
or call her at 217-653-9963 for more information. Do you want to improve your relationships with others? Do you desire to be physically fit? Are you tired of being tired? Would you like to know God in a more intimate way? The answer is here!
SUNDAY MORNING BIBLE CLASS begins at 9:30 am in the Oasis. We are currently in a study of different religions and denominations. If you have every had questions about what others believe this is a great opportunity to find out. Grab some coffee and/or donut/treat at the Connection Point Café and join us. Some upcoming topics include: October 8 – Islam October 15 – Eastern Orthodox October 22 – Reformed/Presbyterian October 29 – Keller’s Slovakia Mission Trip
A new COMMUNITY WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY FELLOWSHIP, a satellite type of group study, will continue on Monday evenings from 6:30pm-8:00pm in the Oasis. The satellite group will continue to study the Book of Romans until May 14st, check the calendar for specific dates. There is no cost to participate. A free-will offering will be accepted and applied to the cost of materials. Signup was held in July, however if you are interested in joining this group or have any questions, first call Susan Holzgraefe at 257-0857.
KELLER MONDAY NIGHT STUDY GROUP This home Bible study group meets on Monday evenings at Bill & Lynda Keller’s home. They will continue the FOLLOW small group study throughout October. WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY The Women’s group meets on Tuesday mornings at 9:30am in the Oasis. They will continue the FOLLOW small group study. All women are invited to join us. WEDNESDAY MORNING BIBLE CLASS The Wednesday morning Bible class is meeting at a 10:00 am in the Oasis. They will continue the FOLLOW group study. Everyone is welcome to join us as we will have plenty of comfortable seating. Some of the group then goes out to lunch following the class.
MENS BIBLE BREAKFAST This group of men meets on Thursday mornings at 6:30am in the Family Life Center, for Bible study and breakfast, and some of the best coffee in Quincy. We will be continuing the FOLLOW small group series. If you would like to join this group,
Items will be available for purchase with a freewill offering. There will be a variety of items such as furniture, household items, games, etc. Proceeds go to Mary & Martha Grace Overflowing Mission projects and to LEAP.
COME TO THE GARAGE SALE FOR MISSIONS 8am – 1 pm in the Family Life Center on Saturday, October 7th.
LADIES’ AID SOCIETY The Ladies Aid members will on Wednesday, October 4th at 12:30pm for fellowship. Clara Duesdieker and Phylis Ulrich are on the Cheer & Social serving refreshments. The meeting will begin at 1:00pm.
MISSION OPPORTUNITIES 2018 – Mark your calendar for our next mission adventure, September 1-8. 2018. Registration will begin in January.
MARY & MARTHA GUILD The Mary & Martha members will meet on Tuesday, September 5th and observe the 500th Anniversary of Reformation. They will meet in the Family Life Center. There service project will be setting up for the Saturday Garage Sale. Please consider donating gently used items in OCTOBER to the MARY MARTHA annual garage sale on Saturday, OCTOBER 7th. PLEASE items not accepted until MondayThursday, October 2nd - 5th. Contact Janet Enroth if you have any questions, 228-0111 or [email protected]
(No adult clothing, please)
MUSIC MINISTRY Join the Illinois Veterans Home Singa-long – A group of our members meet at Illinois Veterans Home Elmore Unit on Thursday, October 19th at 2:00pm to sing and provide a little cheer to the day for the veterans and staff. If you would like to join in please contact Denise Pearcy, at 223-0908 or [email protected]
You can also come and sit with the residents and help them turn pages and sing along with them. They would love the company.
MEN’S CLUB The Men’s Club will meet at St. John’s on Monday, October 16, at 6:00 pm in the Family Life Center. This is Guest Night and will be inviting the men from Golden & Clayton. Dave Tieman is the Devotional Leader for the evening. Pastor Steve Hayden will give the topic “A Man Named Martin” #5. Doug Allen, Dave Tieman, and Glenn O’Briant are serving on the Social Committee.
Organist Needed The Lutheran Church of St. John has an Organist position open for our 8am Sunday morning worship service. All interested parties may contact Pastor Steve, Pastor Kendall or Marilyn at the church office at 217-222-8579 or by mail at 3340 State Street, Quincy, IL 62301.
Men’s Club Annual Turkey Supper will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017, 4pm – 6:30pm. Tickets are available from any Men’s Club member or in the office. Enjoy all you can eat turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans & corn, cranberry sauce, applesauce, rolls, beverages and ice cream, all for only $8.00 for adults and $4.00 for children. Proceeds will go to support the Men’s Club activities throughout the year and to help support Lonn Jording, who is undergoing treatment for brain cancer. Lonn is a long-time member of St. James and his son Jerimiah will be ordained in the spring at the St. Louis Seminary. Donations will be accepted.
St. James Lutheran School News ENROLLMENT STILL OPEN! We are still accepting enrollment applications for the current school year. Pass the word! If you are pleased with St. James School, please tell others. If not, please tell Principal Landskroener. 10
THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR began last Thursday. We are blessed with 157 students and 10 teachers. The teachers are being rededicated this morning at St. James Lutheran Church and include Amy Means, Jennifer Altgilbers, Kristi Scott, Jennifer Huntley, Denys Stark, Renita Mohr, Hayley Harvey, Debbie Bowles, Johnna Fuqua and Sarah Gierstorf. May God bless the efforts of our teachers and families as we begin a new school year of Seeing Jesus and Causing Him to Be Seen!
CAR MAGNETS - St. James Lutheran School Magnets are available in our church office. These 51/2” diameter magnets can be displayed on your car/truck/SUV or any metal surface to show support or advertise for the school. See Marilyn in the office if you would like to purchase one for $5.00. The proceeds go to St. James Lutheran School. BOXTOPS AND UPC LABELS – Please continue to save General Mills Box Tops, HyVee UPCs and Tyson A+ labels throughout the summer. They help support our school library! Thank you!
KNOW THE FACTS ABOUT OUR SCHOOL
St. James has served the Quincy community with quality Christian education for 166 consecutive years. The Christian faith in intentionally nurtured and fed to students each day and is integrated throughout the day. Our faculty has over 175 years of classroom experience. Even though many schools and have dropped cursive handwriting and Spelling, we haven’t. It’s still an important part of our curriculum. Math facts mastery is emphasized.
Pastor Marlin Rempfer, retired Pastor from St. James Lutheran Church and School will be participating in the Great River Road Run on Saturday, October 7th, a Half Marathon from Hamilton to Nauvoo – to raise funds in support of St. James Lutheran School. Any gift you choose to give to accomplish the above will be greatly appreciated. Please drop it by the office or mail your gift to : St. James Lutheran School, 900 S. 17th, Quincy, IL 62301. Checks should be made payable to St. James Lutheran School.” In Christ, Pastor Rempfer
SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS NEEDED – St. James Lutheran School is compiling a list of substitute teachers for the upcoming school year. If you are interested (or know of someone who might be) please contact Principal Landskroener.
NEWS & NOTES
TRUNK OR TREAT – Mark your calendars now! You are invited to come to the parking lot at St. James for Trunk or Treat Friday, October 27th from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm sponsored by the faculty at St. James School. Come dressed in your favorite costume and visit the many different vehicles for a treat. This is a way to help our neighborhood to get to know St. James too! We need many bags of candy for this event. Please bring them to your church office or to the school office. Serving in excess of 300 people last year, we ran out of candy, so we want to make sure we have enough this year. We hope you will come and enjoy some time with us! Tell you neighbors, friends, relatives and enemies! They are all invited!
St John's is the host church for the 2017 Operation Christmas Child activities! Their Countdown Event was held this past month. We have received 400 boxes that will need to be assembled before Oct. 22nd. If your group or organization would like to organize a box assembly day or evening in October, please let me or Cheryl Kestner know. The next big Operation Christmas Child event will be held on Sunday, October 29th when a “Packing Party” will be held in the Family Life Center. Watch the weekly announcements and the October Broadcaster for more information. 11
Camp CILCA Homecoming Join Camp CILCA alumni and supports from the past 7 decades on Saturday, October 28 for a day overflowing with fun, food, and fellowship. 8:30am 5K Adventure Run. Register & Check-in at the large Picnic Shelter. 10:00am Race Starts! Register online, download a Registration Form at http://www.cilca.org/ or on Bulletin Board $30 per runner/walker. Children under 12 run for free! 11:00-2:00pm Brats, sauerkraut, "German beverages", and more. 1:00pm Alumni Gathering Fun, Games, and live music all afternoon. 2:00pm Bonfire and closing devotion with a songbook sing along. The course consists of narrow trails, steep hills, a creek bed, scenic views, an stairs. An alternate route will be available for any who are nervous about navigating the creek bed.
The LWML logo has changed but the mission remains the same…. “Serve the LORD with Gladness” The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) is the official women’s auxiliary of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. For 75 years, the LWML has focused on affirming each woman’s relationship with Christ, encouraging and equipping women to live out their Christian lives in active mission ministries and to support global missions.
WOMEN’S FALL RETREAT October 13 - 5:30 p.m. Registration followed by evening meal 7:00 p.m. Program begins October 14 - 8:00 a.m. Registration & Breakfast Camp CILCA Christian Growth Center 4124 Camp CILCA Road , Cantrall, IL 62625
All participants will receive a Camp CILCA backpack at registration. Ribbons will be awarded to the top 3 finishers in each age category. The top male and female winners overall will receive a Camp CILCA hoodie.
“THE ROCK AND YOUR ROLE”: Bible Studies will begin at 7:30 on Friday evening based on I Peter 5:6-7 which says “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” We ask that each of you bring a small rock with your name on it. We will be doing several “rock activities” and using the Camp CILCA campground worship areas. Breakfast and lunch will be served on Saturday with more Bible studies and entertainment. This retreat is sponsored by LWML CID and all women are invited to participate. You do not have to be an LWML member. For more information on the Central Illinois District LWML go to http://www.lwmlcid.org/
For more information about CAMP CILCA go to http://www.cilca.org or call 217-415-2311 4124 Camp CILCA Road, Cantrall, IL Director: Pastor Joshua Theilen
At the center of Luther’s seal, and at the center of the Reformation 2017 logo, is a red heart in the middle of a white rose. (The heart and rose together are commonly referred to as Luther’s rose.) As Luther explained in one of his writings, “The heart in the middle of white rose shows that faith gives joy, comfort, and peace. It immediately sets [the believer] into the midst of a white, joyful rose, not like the peace and joy the world offers. That is why the rose should be white, not red. White is the color of the spirits and all angels.” At the center of that rose is Jesus Christ and Him crucified. Jesus is the center and Rock of our faith. He has been since He came to Earth in the flesh, and He still is today. The word “still” bears witness to the ever and ongoing relevance of this one, saving truth for sinners.
REFORMATION HISTORY The Reformation was, first and foremost, all about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It was then, and it still is now. The task of reformation never ends, for every person, in every generation, needs to hear the good news of their Savior from sin and eternal death.
The Luther Seal: Summary of the Gospel The most enduring symbol of the Lutheran Reformation is the seal that Luther himself designed to represent his theology. By the early 1520s, this seal begins to appear on the title page of Luther’s works.
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The Motto of the Reformation: VDMA Verbum Domini Manet in Aeternum (The Word of the Lord Endures Forever) is the motto of the Lutheran Reformation, a confident expression of the enduring power and authority of God’s Word.
October 1 - Service Sunday October 5 & 19 – Leadership Retreats October 21 - Men’s Club Turkey Supper October 27 - Trunk or Treat at St. James October 29 - Reformation Sunday October 29 – 15:17pm (3:17pm) - Joint Quincy Circuit REFORATION SERVICE at St. James Lutheran Church with dinner following
Bold Public Witness to the Gospel — The Hallmark of Lutheranism The Lutheran Confessions were gathered into a book in 1580, called the Book of Concord. The group of Lutheran theologians asserted that what they were confessing was not merely their opinions, but an assertion of truth.
OCTOBER ANNIVERSARIES Wedding Date Years
This logo takes many elements from Luther’s seal, which is the most easily recognized symbol for Lutheranism. It was common in Luther’s day for people to create a seal or coat of arms for their families, and that seal told the world what the family cared about or did for a living. It’s no surprise, then, that Luther’s seal was all about Jesus!
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October Birthdays Deanna Elliott Dami Herman Cole Hanlin Cale Stark Debbie Kline Ashley Otten Alicia Weiman Michael Cirrincione Karen Reitz Stacey Schutte Amy Bangert Kirk Elliott Scott Nierman Benjamin Perrine Greg Scott Brenden Sullivan James Houghton Sarah Meginnes Andrea Hitt Dave Tieman Mia Bergström Grayson Lightfoot Carson Moran Andi Clark Amy Shank Ava Soltwedel Jeffrey Waack Wendy Buckley Shawn Kaufman Evan Nierman
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If your name is not on the Anniversary or Birthday list, or if you wish your name removed, please contact Marilyn at the church office. The deadline for submitting an article in the November Broadcaster is day, October 23.
Saturday, Oct. 7th 10-12pm KHQA | 5K Trail Blazer Friends of the Trail All ages Runners|Walkers|Strollers|Bicycle’s| Scooters|Skates. Starts @Bob Mays Park 2533 N 18th St. to 5th Street and back. 5K Trail free event to celebrate the opening of Klingner Trail
October 7, 2017 Noon to 10pm, 9th & York
The Great River Genealogical Society’s October 12, 2017 meeting, will begin at 7:00pm. Mr. Jack Freiburg will present the program of “Emigrating from Germany”. This will be a great topic coming up shortly after the German Research Instruction on Sept. 30th. Come join us to hear about this topic to help you with your continued research. The meeting will be held at the Lutheran Church of St. John Family Life Center, 3340 State Street in Quincy at 7:00 pm. Refreshments will be served following the program. Go to www.gr-gs.org for more Society information and resources.
Outside of QuBA’s Dick & Brothers Brewery 5th Annual event sponsored by the Rotary Club Taste one of a kind beer made by home brewers Eat brats, kraut and German Potato Salad Tour the Dick & Brothers Brewery tunnels and caverns ($10/person) Throughout the day, you will find free kid’s activities in the Kinderstrasse including German crafts with the staff of the Quincy Art Center and book reading and traditional storytelling by Rotarians of the German folk tales and stories. Compete in brat eating and stein endurance contests. Music by the Bozen Beer Band and Quincy Heidelberg Band.
Annual Fall House Tour "Behind Closed Doors" Quincy Preserves House Tour Saturday, October 14, 10am – 4pm
Free admission. All proceeds benefit local Rotary Club Projects. For more information, go to http://www.quincyrotary.org/oktoberfest/
Quincy Preserves, Inc. conducts this annual neighborhood walking tour that features homes and buildings of architectural and historical significance. The tour highlights Quincy’s rich architectural history from the late Victorian through Mid-Twentieth century. As they tour these homes visitors will be able to follow the developing architectural and decorating trends, from the extravagance and exuberance of the Victorian and Queen Anne styles to the equally well thought out but more restrained Bungalow and Art Moderne. In designing these homes, Quincy architects explored the use of light and inner and outer architectural details and design to create new and personal living spaces. Tickets Required. For information call 217222-3432 or visit www.quincypreserves.org
Annual Special Event Halloween Car Show 8750 US 24, West Quincy, Missouri Sunday, October 8, 2017 Noon – 3:00 PM TNT Kartways is hosting a Halloween Theme Car Show. At the show the public will vote for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place entries. Every half hour prizes will be given away and a 50/50 drawing. Wear your costumes and help raise money to resurface the historical TNT Kartways Track. Refreshments will be available at the concession stand. This car show is in Loving Memory of Donald Hardin.
Barn Blender Expo, Quincy, IL DESIGNATE YOUR CHOICE DOLLARS FOR YOUR FAVORITE CHARITABLE FUND Eligible Thrivent members earn Choice Dollars and can choose how they are distributed. The Thrivent Choice® charitable grant program engages Thrivent Financial members in providing grants that support charitable activities, furthering Thrivent’s mission and its purposes under state law. Members become eligible based on insurance premiums and contract values. Eligible members are designated Choice Dollars that they can direct to enrolled charities. If your Choice Dollars haven't been directed to a particular fund, such as Lutheran Church of St. John, St. James Lutheran School, Lutheran Hour Ministries, etc. Choice Dollars are distributed monthly to the member’s selection. St. John’s have been blessed to receive $7.547.00 in Thrivent Choice so far in 2017. If you have any questions you can call Thrivent Financial Associates Josh Schenck at 217-257-0232 or Mick Goslin at 314-452-0477, or ask Marilyn in the office.
Sunday, October 15, 2017, 1pm – 5pm Pointe D'Vine, 276 Highway 57, Quincy Caring Crafters would like to invite you to the annual Barn Blender Expo. This event is filled with vendors, crafts, food, wine, and live music. On this fall afternoon guests are welcome to spend the afternoon relaxing and browsing over 40 vendors. The will be food by Drake's, wine and other refreshments and entertainment by Liz Bentley. All proceeds will go to the Brener Jett Memorial fund, which goes back to assist local children from the NICU to church camp. Small Admission
Various venues in Quincy and Canton MO Friday, October 27, 2017, 6 pm - 10 pm The Quincy Art Center has organized a biannual Art Crawl to various Quincy area galleries and other locations in Quincy, and in Canton across the river in Missouri. The Art Crawl features regional venues with each featuring local artists, with several offering unique programming or entertainment.
Need Seed money for Community Projects or Fundraisers ?? Thrivent Action Teams may be able to help your group or organization. If you are a Thrivent Financial member or have a Thrivent Member in your group, you can apply for Thrivent funds to help with a fundraiser or to finance an event. It’s easy and fun! Go to www.thrivent.com/actionteam and simply APPLY. Thrivent will provide resources to help you plan the event, promotional items, and a Community Impact Debit Card loaded with $250 of seed money. For ideas or to learn more you can speak to a member of the LCOSJ Thrivent Action Team Committee; Steve Barteau, Jan Fritz, Marilyn Humphrey, Denise Pearcy, Michelle Soltwedel, or Jim & Janet Totsch will help you to facilitate your Action Team.
A full list of all the Art Crawl stops and map are available at the Quincy Art Center or on the Quincy Art Center Art Crawl webpage. FREE Admission. For information call 217-223-5900 or visit www.quincyartcenter.org
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