Intergenerational Trivia Night, Saturday, November 9th
The final event for St. John’s Task Force 2019 will be an Intergenerational Trivia Night on Saturday, November 9th in the Fellowship Hall. There will be pizza provided and entertainment by local magician Rob Thompson from 5pm to 6pm. The trivia competition, with teams of 6 to 8 members, will begin at 6pm. By choosing from a list of charities, the top 3 teams will determine where the final $6000 of Task Force money will be distributed (1st Place - $3000, 2nd Place - $2000, 3rd Place - $1000).
Sign up for this event will begin on Sunday, October 27th after worship. You can sign up as a team or as individuals and the Task Force will organize teams. If you don’t want to participate in the trivia competition, you can simply sign up as a spectator and still enjoy the evening. We will need to know how many plan to attend so we can set up enough tables and be sure to have enough pizza. The trivia competition will be most enjoyable for those in junior high and older, but there will also be some activities planned for any younger children who attend. The Task Force wants this to be a “church family” event for all of St. John’s. Please come and join us for a fun night out! You can also call the church office at (815) 539-5626 to sign up.
If you have any questions, please contact a Task Force member — Ken Ladenburger, Dave Brandner, Beth Miller, Kora Jones, and Rick & Becky Lowers.
Our quilting ladies have been working on “Walker Bags” for residents of area nursing homes. They are also making them available to members of our congregation. You will find a basket full of these colorful and handy fabric bags in the Narthex. Please feel free to take one for yourself or someone you know.
All Saints Sunday November 2nd & 3rd
Scripture speaks of grief and its heavy toll on those who have suffered loss. More frequently, however, in the New Testament we read about the “joy that comes in the morning”. That Joy comes when we lift our faith to remember the Resurrection and the Victory won by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. During worship on November 2nd & 3rd, we will remember in thanksgiving the saints who have gone before us, those who this past year have joined the Church Triumphant. We remember: Bernice Alexeyuk, Delphine Dalton, Albert Elsesser, Dale Fischer, Virginia Gansemer, Marlin Hoelzer, Wilbert Kerchner, Jennifer McCully, Verdell Miller, Marion Rausch, Charles Roloff, Shirley Roloff, Inger Schaller, Robert Shaddick, Mildred Stamberger, and Delbert Truckenbrod.
Time & Talent Forms and Financial Commitments
Time & Talent forms and Financial Commitment cards were included with the October Eagle newsletter. Additional Time & Talent forms and Financial Commitment cards are also available in the church office or on the Information Booth. We will use the information on the Time & Talent forms to schedule our many church volunteers. We ask that everyone return their Time & Talent forms and Financial Commitment cards on Commitment Sunday, November 10th.
If you find yourself in need of pastoral care while we are without a full-time pastor, we ask you to confidentially speak with our Interim Pastor, Youth Director or office staff. We will connect you with a pastor or appropriate ministry person to assist you.
JOIN US FOR WORSHIP! Saturday at 5pm in our Chapel Sunday at 9am in the Sanctuary Adult fellowship and small groups in the Fellowship Hall after Sunday worship Sunday School for all ages (3 yrs to High School) from 10:10am to 11:10am