April Anchor 2019

H o p e   L u t h e r a n   C h u r c h

T h e A n c h o r

APRIL 2019

Jesus and the Old Testament
“You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me.”

-John 5:39

So far this Church Year we have spent a lot of time and a lot of our focus on the Old Testament. In part, because it’s been more than three years that I have been here, and for that time I preached (almost exclusively) on the Gospel readings. And while there is much more to be explored in them, I wanted to change things up a bit and preach on texts I have not preached on and decided to preach on the Old Testament.

This Lenten season, we have spent quite a bit of extra time in the Old Testament for our Lenten series on the major feasts and festivals of the Old Testament, beginning with the Feast of Booths to the Feast of Weeks, spending two weeks on the Day of Atonement, or Yom Kippur, and then we will finish the series with Passover.

As this is my first chance to really dive into these texts and holy days of the Old Testament, I have continued to be amazed at their depth, their significance, and their meaning. Maybe I shouldn’t be surprised because all of Scripture is filled with such depth and interest, but I have found this time in the Old Testament particularly joyful, and I pray that you have too.

What continues to amaze me, especially studying these feasts and festivals, is the depth they go to speak about Jesus, the amount that they foretell about Him, and the way in which He fulfills every detail. These connections cannot be simply mere coincidence, but are certainly evidence for our comfort and the strengthening of our faith.

Every thing from the birth of Jesus (and the Feast of Booths), His dedication (and the Feast of Weeks), His Baptism and temptation (and the Day of Atonement), His last Supper (and both the Day of Atonement and Passover), His trial, crucifixion, death, decent into hell, and resurrection (all of these feasts), even to the day of Pentecost (and the Feast of Weeks) are all connected. They are all foretold. They are all foreshadowed. They are all fulfilled, and the farther and deeper you go into studying the Old Testament, the more and more it speaks of Jesus.

And again, I suppose it shouldn’t surprise anyone. I’ve said time and time again that it is all about Jesus. Every book of the Bible is about Jesus. All of the Bible is about Jesus. Jesus even tells us as much that “the Scriptures… bear witness about me.” And they don’t just “bear witness” about Him for His sake, but for yours.

Every book of the Bible, all of Scripture bears witness about Jesus for you. Both the Old Testament and the New, its all about Jesus: born for you, dedicated for you, baptized and tempted for you, tried, crucified, died, descended, and raised for you, preached for you, that you might believe in Him, for you, and have life in His name.

In the Name of Jesus,

Pastor Simek

Stewardship

Corner

March  Attendance

  Divine Service/Lord’s Supper Sunday School Adult Bible Class
3/3 37/31 3 12/8
3/10 69/46 13/6
3/17 79/66 NA 13/6        
3/24 75/55 NA 11/8
3/31 63/51 NA 9

March

Financial Report

April

Date Plate Envelope Parking and Rental Valentine Debt Fund Imp
3/3 46.00 1155    
3/6 & 3/10 406.75 2670 300   395
3/13 & 3/17 492.00 2015    
3/20 & 3/24 367.00 2735    
3/27 & 3/31 333.00 2200    

At your service

Elders

Eric Trisler and Travis Trisler

Altar Guild

Deb & Ed Basham, Ruth Ficker

Altar Guild Helper

Samantha Strubberg

Ushers

First Sunday: Rick Angel, Jim Manns,  Nathan Martin 

Second Sunday: Rick Angel, Owen Roberts, Ed Basham, Matthew Baecht

Third Sunday: Mike Roth, Jim Manns, Rick Angel, Randy & Travis

Fourth Sunday: Eric Trisler, Kris McGuire, Tim Van Hoveln, Rick Angel

Fifth Sunday: Tim Van Hoveln, Travis Trisler

Acolytes

Samantha Strubberg

Samuel Baecht

Emily Strubberg

Carter Raines

Ella Roberts

Sunday Mornings

General Schedule

Sunday School

      8:30-9:15 a.m.  All children are welcome – bring a friend with you — the more the merrier! 

Adult Bible Class

      8:00-9:15 a.m.  Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Divine Service

      9:30 a.m. Worship and give thanks for all of the gifts God gives us.

Easter Service

      6:30 am  Divine Service Acolytes:  Matthew Baecht 

      9:30 am  Divine Service Acolytes:  Carter Raines/Samantha Strubberg                

Lent Schedule for April:

April 3             Lenten Service          7:00 pm

April 10           Lenten Service          7:00 pm

April 18           Divine Service           7:00 pm

April 19           Tenebrae                    7:00 pm

Lenten Worship Schedules are available on the sign-up table in the narthex. We will be worshiping on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. with a meal before at 6.

News & Notes

Sunshine Circle News

The ladies meet each Wednesday morning at 9:30 to quilt, work on banners for the sanctuary, and have devotions.  Please join    them when you are able!

Bible Class is taking a break from Bible 101 during Lent. We are currently studying the Old Testament Feast and Festival days that are the subject for our Lenten Wednesday evening services. If you would like to get the most out of Wednesday evening services and sermons, please join us on Sunday or Wednesday mornings for Bible Class.

Catechesis continues Sunday nights at 6:00 p.m. Please pray for our catechumens. Confirmation this year will be on April 28.

Congregational Catechesis in an attempt to refresh our memories of Luther’s Small Catechism, we will be reciting portions of the Catechism every Sunday prior to service.  For more explanation, please read the Catechism insert or see Pastor’s December Anchor article. This month we are reciting the seventh and eighth commandments.

A Simple Explanation books can be found in each pew.  The Christian faith (Luther’s Small Catechism) and the Divine Service are explained briefly and simply.  Please feel free to take these with you or grab a copy in the narthex.

Anchor Newsletter is available in print in the narthex.

Lenten Worship Schedules are available on the sign-up table in the narthex. We will be worshiping on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. with a meal before at 6.

Silent Auction planning is in the works. Last week the congregation voted to use proceeds from the auction to get new chancel furniture (altar/pulpit/lectern/font).

Faith Lutheran Preschool Registration for 2019-20 Begins March 1st: Both full-day and half-day preschool classes are available for children ages 3 and 4.  Enroll early and take advantage of 25% off the registration fee during month of March.  Registration forms are available on our website at www.flcgodfrey.org or call the church office at 466-3833, ext. 200.

Spring Cleaning list is now available outside the secretary’s office. If you can help clean the church in preparation for Easter please check the list and initial the cleaning you have done. Thank you!

2019 Church Council

President:                 Eric Trisler

Vice President:       Jim Sharich

Secretary:                 Sharon Butler

Treasurer:                Linda Blasa

Financial Secretary:         

Education:              

Evangelism:            

Properties:               Bob Hall

Stewardship:           Tim Butler

Youth:                       Rick Whyers

Social Committee   Joan Brown

Worship:                   Rick Angel

Altar Guild:               Deb Basham

Sunshine Circle      Judy Stanley

2019 Elders

Eric Trisler

Jim Sharich

Dave Jacobs

Travis Trisler

Rick Whyers

Tim VanHoveln

Kerry Hall-alternate

Our Church Family

April Prayer Partners

We pray particularly for these brothers and sisters in Christ:

Week of April 7: Jerry & Ethel Mae Summers

Week of April 14:  Ashly & Amanda Thomas, Chloe White, & Adeline

Week of April 21:  Eric & Tina Trisler, Randy & Chance Trisler, Travis & Crystal Trisler, Rebecca and Lauren

Week of April 28:  Tim & Linda VanHoveln

April Birthdays

April 8           Ava Roberts

April 11         Crystal Trisler

April 12         Hannah Jacobs

April 19         Jerry Seehausen

April 22         Jonathan Greene

April 24         Rick Angel

April 25         Taryn Little

April 26         Nicole Simek

April 27         Amanda Thomas

April 27         Emma Sharich

April 30         Emily Towell                      

April Anniversaries

April 1            Josh & Erinn Hileman

April 6            Jerry & Ethel Mae Summers

April 28         Chris & Trish LeBlanc

April 29         Tim & Sharon Butler    

      

Prayer List
For those needing long term care in nursing homes or at home:
Doloris Burnett, Barb Young, J.D. Lyming

Nancy Green; Elke Monroe; John Ficker; Sue Bousselot (Pr. Jacobsen’s sister); Lindly Assar; Donna DeWitt (niece of White’s-breast cancer); Khloee Hall (patience & continued healing); Karen Holt (friend of Susy Pohlman-brain cancer); Mike Perkinson; Toni Darr; Carl Crawford; Norma Anderson (ongoing dialysis); George Hinson; Annetta Walsh (Doloris Burnett’s daughter-cancer treatments); Colby Merritt (Healing of his eye); Russell Wilson (friend of Marvin Frazer-cancer); Paige Elledge (Pointers’ granddaughter-kidney trouble); J.D. Lyming; Stephen Ficker (cancer); Susy Pohlman (continued healing and recovery); Dick Zumwalt (leukemia); Merle Lemon (Cancer); Jeffrey Abbott (friend of the Baecht’s – cancer); Melissa Butler; Leroy Stiles (Cancer); Rick Whyers (continued healing); Eloise Schmidt (great-granddaughter of Judy White- UTI)

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayers.

For the pregnant mothers: Hannah Duffin (Jacobs), Maggie Bick, and Morgan Johnson (granddaughter of Judy White)

Church Office 618-498-3423 Pastor Simek Cell: 618-410-9827, hopelutheranpastor@gtec.com https://www.facebook.com/HopeJerseyville/
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March 2019 Anchor

H o p e   L u t h e r a n   C h u r c h

T h e A n c h o r

March 2019

St. Patrick, His Day and His Hymn
“I bind unto myself today The strong name of the Trinity.”

-I Bind unto Myself Today LSB 604

St. Patrick seems to be one of the more famous saints in America. He is synonymous with Ireland and has become heavily associated with beer, especially green beer, more because of the Irish tradition than anything to do with St. Patrick himself. St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, has really become a celebration of Ireland more than of the saint himself, but why this connection?

St. Patrick was actually born in England, but eventually became a Christian missionary to Ireland, who, at the time, were primarily druids or altogether pagan. He is credited with many things such as using the three-leaf clover as an example of the Trinity, driving the snakes from Ireland, but most of all, making Ireland a Christian nation. So St. Patrick and Ireland become inseparable.

One other mark that St. Patrick left in history was his “Breastplate.” Now this wasn’t an actual, physical breastplate like a piece of armor that would have been worn, but a poem or really a hymn, which has taken on the title of “I Bind unto Myself Today.” The Breastplate, that thing which St. Patrick would bind unto himself, was the “strong name of the Trinity.” Again, binding St. Patrick, the Trinity, and the three-leaf clover together.

Since St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Sunday this year, I thought it only appropriate to sing his hymn in church that day. Unfortunately, it can be a slightly more confusing and difficult hymn, so singing it only one time on one day would likely lead to more confusion and frustration with the hymn than actual enjoyment and celebration. So it only seemed natural to sing it several times to learn the hymn that we might enjoy it which is why, even though the hymn really doesn’t have a lot to do with the season of Lent, it is our Lenten hymn of the season, which means we will be singing it every Sunday after Ash Wednesday until Easter.

Though perhaps a bit difficult or confusing, this is a hymn truly worth learning as it boldly confesses not only the Trinity, but the saving work of the Triune God put and bound unto you in your Baptism. And so baptized into this strong Triune name, the incarnation, baptism, crucifixion and death, resurrection, ascension, and second coming of Christ is put upon us. And for the sake of Christ, we have the watchful, protective eye of the Father. This is our breastplate and comfort as we face sin and temptation, the devil and all his demons, our own sinful flesh and even our death. This strong name and work of the Trinity was St. Patrick’s strength and hope as he faced and converted a pagan nation. This is our same strength and hope of eternal salvation in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

In the strong name of the Trinity,

Pastor Simek

news & Notes                                                          

Sunshine Circle News

The ladies meet each Wednesday morning at 9:30 to quilt, work on banners for the sanctuary, and have devotions.  Please join them when you are able! 

2019 Church Council

President:                  Eric Trisler

Vice President:         Jim Sharich

Secretary:                  Sharon Butler

Treasurer:                  Linda Blasa

Financial Secretary:

Education:                

Evangelism:             

Properties:                 Bob Hall

Stewardship:             Tim Butler

Youth:                        Rick Whyers

Social Committee     Joan Brown

Worship:                    Rick Angel

Altar Guild:                Deb Basham

Sunshine Circle       Judy Stanley

2019 Elders

Eric Trisler

Jim Sharich

Dave Jacobs

Travis Trisler

Rick Whyers

Tim VanHoveln

Kerry Hall-alternate

Higher Things the Youth have decided to go to Higher Things at Concordia University, Mequon, WI. from July 16-19, If any confirmed youth or confirmed member would like to go, please see Pastor for a registration sheet. Registration sheets are due back ASAP.

bible class we continue our Bible class on both Sundays at 8:15 a.m. and Wednesdays at 11 a.m..

Catechesis continues Sunday nights at 6 p.m. Please pray for our catechumens.

Lutheran Hour Ministries (LHM) is an organization which provides Lutheran devotions and materials for spreading the Gospel.  Please take a handout with more information about their valuable work.

anchor Newsletter is available in print in the narthex.

Portals of Prayer sign-up sheet is available in the narthex. If you would like a copy of the April-June edition, please sign up so we know we have enough of them.

Church Office 618-498-3423

                                       Pastor Simek Cell: 618-410-9827, hopelutheranpastor@gtec.com          

hopejerseyville.com

Sunday Mornings

General Schedule

Sunday School

      8:30-9:15 a.m. All children are welcome – bring a friend with you — the more the merrier! 

Bible Class

      8:15-9:15 a.m. If you have never been before or haven’t been lately, join in the fellowship & learning. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. We are nearing the end of our study of Genesis, discussing the story of Joseph.

Divine Service   9:30 a.m. Come worship, receive, and give thanks for all of the gifts God gives us

ASH Wednesday is March 6th and Divine Service will be held at 7 pm that evening.  Lent Services will be on March 13th, 20th, 27th,and April 3rd, and 10th all at 7 pm. Dinner will be served prior to all Lenten services beginning at 6 pm.

Congregational Catechesis in an attempt to refresh our memories of Luther’s Small Catechism, we will be reciting portions of the Catechism every Sunday prior to service.  For more explanation, please read the Catechism insert or see Pastor’s December Anchor article.  This month we are reciting the seventh and eighth commandments.

 A simple explanation books can be found in each pew.  The Christian faith (Luther’s Small Catechism) and the Divine Service are explained briefly and simply.  Please feel free to take these with you or grab a copy in the narthex.

stewardship Corner

February Attendance

Date Divine Service/Lord’s Supper Sunday School Adult Bible Class
2/3 68/51 6 11/8
2/10 16/12 2 0/9
2/17 68/53 3 13/7
2/24 64/49 4 6/7

February

Financial Report

Date Plate Envelope Debt Fund MISC MEMORIAL
2/3 201 2020      
2/10 0 0      
2/17 205 3705      
2/24 61.00 1985      

March

At your service…

Elders

Lead:             Dave Jacobs

Assisting:     Jim Sharich

Altar Guild

Tim & Sharon Butler

ALTAR GUILD HELPER

Samuel Baecht

Ushers

First Sunday: Rick Angel, Jim Manns, Nathan Martin

Second Sunday: Rick Angel, Ed Basham, Owen Roberts, Matthew Baecht

Third Sunday: Mike Roth, Rick Angel, Randy & Travis Trisler, Jim Manns

Fourth Sunday: Eric Trisler, Kris McGuire Tim VanHoveln, Rick Angel

Fifth Sunday: Tim VanHoveln, Travis Trisler

\Acolytes

March                

Ava Roberts

Emily Strubberg

Carter Raines

Ella Roberts

Samuel Baecht

Samantha Strubberg

your Church Family                                            

March  Birthdays

March  3 Karley Deist

March  4 Ellie Franklin

March  7 Fred Blasa

March 10 Nolan LeBlanc

March 12 Tim VanHoveln

March 14 Jim Ontis

March 14 Leslie Franklin

March 17 Janice Hill

March 19 Jordan Greene

Mach  21 Emily Frazer

March 27 Callie (Frazer) Singleton

March 29 Dennis Smith

March 30 Kourtnee Hall

March 30 Eric Trisler

March Anniversaries

March 2 Bob & Bette Hall

March 5 Keith & Becky Baecht  

March 8 Rick & Billie Whyers

Please let Trish know if you need a basement rental for the year 2019.

March Prayer Partners

We pray particularly for these brothers and sisters in Christ:                                                        

Week of March 3:  Bob & Carol Skibbe

Week of March 10:  Dennis, Brandi, & Luke

Week of March 17:  Judy Stanley

Week of March 24:  Trey Stille

Week of March 31:  Leroy & Ruth Stiles; Sara Stiles, Brayden, & Bentley Threet

Prayer List

For those needing long term care in nursing homes or at home:

Doloris Burnett, Barb Young, J.D. Lyming

For those who are sick, injured, or in any need:

Nancy Green; Elke Monroe; John Ficker; Sue Bousselot (Pr. Jacobsen’s sister); Lindly Assar; Donna DeWitt (niece of White’s-breast cancer); Khloee Hall (patience & continued healing); Karen Holt (friend of Susy Pohlman-brain cancer); Mike Perkinson; Toni Darr; Carl Crawford; Norma Anderson (ongoing dialysis); George Hinson; Annetta Walsh (Doloris Burnett’s daughter-cancer treatments); Colby Merritt (Healing of his eye); Russell Wilson (friend of Marvin Frazer-cancer); Paige Elledge (Pointers’ granddaughter-kidney trouble); J.D. Lyming; Stephen Ficker (cancer); Susy Pohlman (continued healing and recovery); Dick Zumwalt (leukemia); Merle Lemon (Cancer); Jeffrey Abbott (friend of the Baecht’s – cancer); Melissa Butler; Brian Bertels (Awaiting heart surgery); Leroy Stiles (Cancer); Rick Whyers (continued healing); Darlene Gowin (surgery); Ryan MacKintosh (friend of Mary Ann-hospitalized); Marie Straub (cousin of Stephanie-ICU after stroke); Hope Bradley (daughter of Marvin Frazer- eye trouble)

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayers.

For the family of Margaret Linsley

For the family of Edna Woolsey.

For pregnant mothers: Hannah Duffin (Jacobs) and Maggie Bick

February Anchor 2019

February, Valentine’s, and Love


“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends…”

-John 15:12-14a

When most people think of the month of February, many probably think of Valentine’s Day. It originates as the commemoration of St. Valentine, a Roman priest in the mid to late 3rd century (likely dying on February 14, 269 A.D.). He is associated with love and marriage because he was allegedly imprisoned for (illegally) performing Christian marriages and would eventually be martyred, laying down his life for his faith.

So February and Valentine’s Day have now become a day (or month) for love. Yet, love is not unique to February or St. Valentine, but is hugely important in Scripture. The Bible has no shortage of quotes about love. The Ten Commandments can be summarized by love: love God and love your neighbor. The so called “Gospel in a nut shell,” John 3:16, talks about God’s love for the world. One could argue that the whole Bible itself is a book of God’s love for Man, in which God in Christ, the Bridegroom, joins Himself to Man, the Church, His Bride. The Bible is full of love.

But what is love and what does it look like? This is an extremely important question for us today. Is love showing unconditional acceptance and support for another person no matter what? Is love affirming another and their life and their choices in order to make them happy and feel good about themselves?

When Jesus talks about love, the greatest love, in John 15:13 (quoted above), He says that it is laying down ones life for another. Love is self-sacrificing. It is the giving of one’s self for the benefit of another. But for what benefit? Should I sacrifice my concerns while I watch my child play with a sharp knife and an electrical outlet? By no means, not even if it means they cry when I take the knife away and cover the outlet.

Love involves sacrificing being liked in order to protect them, especially from physical danger that could kill them. If we protect our children and their life this way, how much more important ought we protect them from sin that could take away their eternal life? And we are not called just to love our children but our neighbor, all people, even if they don’t like it.

But love is also not just about being stern with our neighbor, but also being gentle with them. Love also involves forgiveness when they do wrong again and again. Love involves sacrificing our feelings, wants, and even our own good so that we might point them to the ultimate good and the ultimate love of Christ on the cross. There He shows the greatest love, the love of God for mankind, in laying down His life to forgive you that you might be with Him now and forever. The cross is the truest and greatest love. The cross is the love that St. Valentine died for. The cross is the love to be celebrated and emulated this Valentine’s Day. The cross is the self-sacrifice of God for your eternal good.

In the love of Christ,

Pastor Simek

News & Notes                                                          

Sunshine Circle News

The ladies meet each Wednesday morning at 9:30 to quilt, work on banners for the sanctuary, and have devotions.  Please join them when you are able! 

2019 Church Council

President:                      Eric Trisler                                                      

Vice President:             Jim Sharich

Secretary:                      Sharon Butler

Treasurer:                      Linda Blasa

Financial Secretary:    

Education:                   

Evangelism:                 

Properties:                     Bob Hall

Stewardship:                 Tim Butler

Youth:                            Rick Whyers

Social Committee:      Joan Brown

Worship:                        Rick Angel

Altar Guild:                     Deb Basham

Sunshine Circle            Judy Stanley

2019 Elders

Eric Trisler

Jim Sharich

Dave Jacobs

Travis Trisler

Rick Whyers

Tim VanHoveln

Kerry Hall-alternate

Higher Things the Youth have decided to go to Higher Things at Concordia University, Mequon, WI. from July 16-19, If any confirmed youth or confirmed member would like to go, please see Pastor for a registration sheet. Registration sheets are due back ASAP.

bible class we continue our Bible class on both Sundays at 8:15a.m.and Wednesdays at 11 a.m..

Catechesis continues Sunday nights at 6 p.m. Please pray for our catechumens.

Valentine Dinner will be held February 17, don’t forget to mark your calendars and speak with Joan Brown regarding ticket purchases.

Grief Share at Faith, Godfrey will be beginning in February.  For more information see the flier on the bulletin board.

Lutheran Hour Ministries (LHM) is an organization which provides Lutheran devotions and materials for spreading the Gospel.  Please take a handout with more information about their valuable work.

Sunday Mornings

General Schedule

Sunday School

      8:30-9:15 a.m.  All children are welcome – bring a friend with you — the more the merrier! 

Bible Class

      8:15-9:15 a.m.  If you have never been before or haven’t been lately, join in the fellowship & learning. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Divine Service

      9:30 a.m. Come worship and give thanks for all of the gifts God gives us.

Congressional Catechesis in an attempt to refresh our memories of Luther’s Small Catechism, we will be reciting portions of the Catechism every Sunday prior to service.  For more explanation, please read the Catechism insert or see Pastor’s December Anchor article.  This month we are reciting the fifth and sixth commandments.

A simple explanation books can be found in each pew.  The Christian faith (Luther’s Small Catechism) and the Divine Service are explained briefly and simply.  Please feel free to take these with you or grab a copy in the narthex.

Stewardship Corner

JANUARY Attendance

Date Divine Service/Lord’s Supper Sunday School Adult Bible Class
1/06 77/59 5 12/7
1/13 44/35 2 8/NA
1/20 85/67 6 10/7
1/27 85/59 3 8/0

February

At your service…

Elders

Lead:            Jim Sharich

Assisting:     Dave Jacobs

Altar Guild

RoseMary Seehausen

Ethel Mae Summers

Ushers

First Sunday: Rick Angel, Jim Manns,

Nathan Martin

Second Sunday: Rick Angel, Ed Basham,

Owen Roberts, Matthew Baecht

Third Sunday: Mike Roth, Rick Angel;

                        Randy & Travis Trisler, Jim Manns

Fourth Sunday: Eric Trisler, Kris McGuire

                        Tim VanHoveln, Rick Angel

Fifth Sunday: Tim VanHoveln, Travis Trisler

\Acolytes

February           

Carter Raines

Ella Roberts

Samantha Strubberg

Samuel Baecht

your Church Family                                            

February Prayer Partners

We pray particularly for these brothers and sisters in Christ:                                                       

Week of Feb 3: Jerry & RoseMary Seehausen

Week of Feb 10:  Mike & Jeanne Roth

Week of Feb 17:  Jim, Angela, Emma, & Grace Sharich

Week of Feb 24:  Vince Sibley

February Birthdays

Feb 2  Noreen Manns

Feb 3  Luke Smith

Feb 4  Keith Baecht

Feb 5  Nathan Martin

Feb 12 Lisa Jacobs

Feb 12 Dane Little

Feb 15 Bob Hartman

Feb 18 Nancy Green

Feb 18 Rosalyn Angel

Feb 22 Joel Simek

Feb 23 Lauren Blasa

Feb 23 Herb Frazer

Feb 24 Judy Stanley

Feb 24 Becky Nevlin

February Anniversaries

     February 12 Vance & Kelly Miller

Please let Trish know if you need a basement rental for the year 2019.

February 3

8:15 Bible Class

8:30 Sunday School

9:30 Divine Service

11:00 Elders Meeting

Feb 6

9:30 Sunday Circle

11:00 Bible Class

Feb 10

8:15 Bible Class

8:30 Sunday School

9:30 Divine Service

11:00 Council Meeting

6:00 Youth Catechesis

Feb 13

9:30 Sunday Circle

11:00 Bible Class

Feb 17

8:15 Bible Class

8:30 Sunday School

9:30 Divine Service

11:00 Valentine Dinner

6:00 Youth Catechesis

Feb 20

9:30 Sunday Circle

11:00 Bible Class

Feb 24

8:15 Bible Class

8:30 Sunday School

9:30 Divine Service

6:00 Youth Catechesis

Feb 27

9:30 Sunday Circle

11:00 Bible Class

January Anchor 2019

News & Notes                                                          

Sunshine Circle News

The ladies meet each Wednesday morning at 9:30 to quilt, work on banners for the sanctuary, and have devotions.  Please join them when you are able! 

Sunday School

      8:30-9:15 a.m.  All children are welcome – bring a friend with you — the more the merrier! 

Bible Class

      8:15-9:15 a.m.  If you have never been before or haven’t been lately, join in the fellowship & learning. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Divine Service

      9:30 a.m. Come worship and give thanks for all of the gifts God gives us.

Congressional Catechesis

in an attempt to refresh our memories of Luther’s Small Catechism, we will be reciting portions of the Catechism every Sunday prior to service.  For more explanation, please read the Catechism insert or see Pastor’s December Anchor article.  This month we are reciting the third and fourth commandments.

A simple explanation books can be found in each pew.  The Christian faith (Luther’s Small Catechism) and the Divine Service are explained briefly and simply.  Please feel free to take these with you or grab a copy in the narthex.

2019 Church Council

President:                      Eric Trisler                                                     

Vice President:              Jim Sharich

Secretary:                     Sharon Butler

Treasurer:                      Linda Blasa

Financial Secretary:    

Education:                   

Evangelism:                 

Properties:                     Bob Hall

Stewardship:                  Tim Butler

Youth:                           Rick Whyers

Social Committee:         Joan Brown

Worship:                        Rick Angel

Altar Guild:                     Deb Basham

Ladies Sunshine Circle Judy Stanley

2019 Elders

Eric Trisler

Jim Manns

Dave Jacobs

Travis Trisler

Rick Whyers

Tim Van Hoveln

Kerry Hall-alternate

Higher Things

The Youth have decided to go to Higher Things at Concordia University, Mequon, WI. from July 16-19, If any confirmed youth or confirmed member would like to go, please see Pastor for a registration sheet. Registration sheets are due back ASAP.

B

Bible class

We continue our Bible class on both Sundays at 8:15a.m. and Wednesdays at 11 a.m..

Christmas Poinsettias

If you purchased a poinsettia, please feel free to take one home with you after Divine Services on Sundays.

Catachesis

continues Sunday nights at 6 p.m. Please pray for our catechumens.

Stewardship Corner

DECEMBER Attendance

Date Divine Service/Lord’s Supper Sunday School Adult Bible Class
12/2 71/58   9
12/9 73/54 6 12
12/16 73/61   5
12/23 72/54   8
12/24 62    
12/25 37/27    
12/30 80/61   8

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Januarary

At your service…

Elders

Lead:            Eric Trisler

Assisting:     Travis Trisler

Altar Guild    Debbie & Ed Basham, Jennifer Morgan

Ushers

First Sunday: Rick Angel, Jim Manns,

Nathan Martin

Second Sunday: Rick Angel, Ed Basham,

Owen Roberts, Matthew Baecht

Third Sunday: Mike Roth, Rick Angel;

                        Randy & Travis Trisler, Jim Manns

Fourth Sunday: Eric Trisler, Kris McGuire

                        Tim Van Hoveln, Rick Angel

Fifth Sunday: Tim Van Hoveln, Travis Trisler

Acolytes

JANUARY                   

Samantha Strubberg

Samuel Baecht

Ava Roberts

Emily Strubberg

Your Church Family                                            

January Prayer Partners

We pray particularly for these brothers and sisters in Christ:                                                       

Week of Jan 6: Kris McGuire

Week of Jan 13: John & Debbie Purcell

Week of Jan 20: Cary, Kimberly, Claire, Owen

                               Ava, Ella Roberts           

Week of Jan 27: Koty & Katy Rethorn

January Birthdays

Jan 4   Jim Sharich

Jan 6   Michelle Curry

Jan 12 Katy Rethorn

Jan 12 Randy Trisler

Jan 13 Jason Butler

Jan 18 Grace Sharich

Jan 22 Kim Frazer

Jan 23 Khloee Hall

Jan 26 George Hinson

Jan 28 Jerry summers

Jan 28 Chris Blasa

Jan 30 Mary Neal

Jan 31 James Franklin 

January Anniversaries

Jan 12  Floyd & Kristi Greene

Jan 13  Gary & Joan Brown

Luther’s Small Catechism

From 1526-1528, about ten years after the beginning of the Reformation and the posting of the 95 Theses, Luther and others visited churches throughout his area, called the Saxon Visitation. Luther found that both pastors and people alike lacked basic knowledge and understanding of many of the most foundational elements of this Christian faith, especially that of the Ten Commandments, the Apostles Creed, and the Lord’s Prayer. To help these churches, Luther wrote the Small Catechism as a guide for pastors and people alike to learn the very most basic elements of the faith and what they mean.

Luther’s intention for the Small Catechism was that it would be taught to all people, not just the young, and would be taught “year after year.” As it includes the fundamental doctrines of the Christian faith in six chief parts: the Ten Commandments, the Apostles Creed, the Lord’s Prayer, Baptism, Confession, and the Sacrament of the Altar, it is not something to be learned in our youth or at one time in our life and put down and left alone, but learned by heart so that it is continually on our heart, mind, and tongue. Much of this is included in Luther’s Preface to the Small Catechism as well as a very stern and harsh warning to those who would refuse to learn the catechism or who would not seek or desire the Sacrament at least four times a year.

In his preface, Luther also says, “Therefore, I beg you all for God’s sake, my dear sirs and brethren, who are pastors or preachers, to devote yourselves heartily to your office (1 Tim. 4:13). Have pity on the people who are entrusted to you (Acts 20:28) and help us teach the catechism to the people.” In an effort to fulfill Luther’s desperate plea, we will undertake to recite the whole Small Catechism every two years, focusing on different portions each month, in an effort to learn it by heart and always have it on our hearts, minds, and tongues.

The Third and Fourth Commandments

While the First and Second Commandments deal directly with our relationship to God, the Third and Fourth Commandments deal with our relationship to those things and people in our lives that God puts before us in His place.

The Third Commandment deals with our relationship with God’s Word as something we are to “hold sacred and gladly hear and learn.” God’s Word, the Bible, is not like any other book. It is an inspired book in which God speaks to us and reveals Himself and His will to us. His Word, along with His Sacraments, are the means, the way, God comes to us today. They stand in His place as His way of delivering the Gospel to us in a way that we can receive it for the assurance of our faith, eliminating doubt.

The Fourth Commandment deals with our relationship not just to our parents, but to all authorities. God gives us not only parents, but all authorities, including our government, for our good. They are to stand in the place of God as the greatest authority over us, protecting us and helping us to do God’s will, including preaching the Gospel. Since it is God who gives them this authority, we ought to treat and respect them the way we would treat and respect God, while also distinguishing where they are different and when we must obey God rather than men.

The Third Commandment

What is the Third Commandment?

Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.

What does this mean?

We should fear and love God so that we do not despise preaching and His Word, but hold it sacred and gladly hear and learn it.

The Fourth Commandment

What is the Fourth Commandment?

Honor your father and your mother.

What does this mean?We should fear and love God so that we do not despise or anger our parents and other authorities, but honor them, serve and obey them,

December Anchor

 

Congregational Catechesis and the Small Catechism

“Lord, help us ever to retain The Catechism’s doctrine plain As Luther taught the Word of truth In simple style to tender youth.”

-John 8:29-31

 

How well do you know the Bible and what it teaches? This was a question that Luther sought the answer to nearly ten years after nailing the 95 Thesis to the door of the church in Wittenberg, effectively beginning the Reformation. From 1526-1528, Luther visited common area churches in what is known as the Saxon Visitation, to consider what pastors and people knew of Scripture and the Reformation. What he found both pleased him and heavily disappointed him.

He found people free of the Roman Catholic slavery to the Law and sacramental system of merit which was wonderful. But, he also found people were free of Scripture and the Gospel entirely and unable to articulate even the basics of the Christian faith such as the Ten Commandments, the Apostles Creed, and the Lord’s Prayer. In an attempt to provide a solution to the problem, Luther wrote the Small (and Large) Catechism in order to teach the basics of the faith and the Word of God.

He wrote it in a simple, easy to teach and learn method of questions and answers that put the Word of God in the mouths of the people. What he taught was not in addition to Scripture, but in agreement with it and reflect the truths of the Bible. There is no difference between the Bible and the Catechism, but they say the same thing. The Catechism (coming from the Greek word for resound or echo) literally means and does echo back the Word of God teaching what it says about the Commandments, the Creed, the Lord’s Prayer, Baptism, Confession, and the Sacrament of the Altar. This six chief parts of the Catechism teach us what God says in the Bible about the basic elements of the Christian faith.

So, how well do you know the Catechism? Whether the answer is not at all or that you have it all learned by heart, we ought to continue to keep it before us just as we continue to keep the Bible and the Word of God before us as the Catechism teaches the Bible. This was Luther’s intention for the Small Catechism, as he explains in his preface to the Small Catechism (which you really ought to read), that it should be taught “year after year.”

Luther calls upon pastors, reminding them of what God has called them to do and their ordination vows (1 Tim. 4:13), in a desperate and gravely serious plea to teach their people. So as I have vowed before God and men at my ordination, I am trying to do the thing God and you have called me to do, which is both to preach and teach God’s Word by putting before all of us God’s Word as explained in the Catechism.

So, before each Sunday service, we will recite a portion of the Catechism together. We will recite the same portion for a month, before taking up the next portion in the following month. We have broken down the Catechism and its six chief parts into 24 portions so that we would repeat the entirety of the Catechism every two years. This should help us to learn the Catechism and the basics of the Christian faith in a timely manner (rather than taking 3 or 4 years) while making each portion manageable (short enough to learn easily).

This should help us not only to learn the Catechism and the Christian faith by heart, but also give us a vocabulary to talk with our neighbors and give a defense (explanation) of the faith. By continuing to repeat it, I pray it begins to roll of the tongue without having to think about it (like 1+1=2), helps us to talk about the faith, and in grains in us trust in the Promises of God.

In the teachings of Christ,

Pastor Simek

 

 

News & Notes 

Sunshine Circle News

The ladies meet each Thursday morning to quilt, work on banners for the sanctuary, and have devotions.  Please join them when you are able!

Annual Cookie Walk

will be held Dec. 15 from 9am to 11am

2018 Church Council

President:                     Eric Trisler

Vice President:          Jim Sharich

Secretary:                    Sharon Butler

Treasurer:                     Linda Blasa

Financial Secretary: 

Education: 

Evangelism:    

Properties:                     Bob Hall

Stewardship:                 Tim Butler

Youth:                                Rick Whyers

Social Committee:     Joan Brown

Worship:                          Rick Angel

Altar Guild:                     Deb Basham

2018 Elders

Dave Jacobs

Jim Sharich

Travis Trisler

Tim Van Hoveln

Rick Whyers

Higher Things

The Youth have decided to go to Higher Things at Concordia University, Mequon, WI. from July 16-19, If any confirmed youth or confirmed member would like to go, please see Pastor for a registration sheet. Registration sheets are due back before Jan.1.

Christmas Poinsettias

The order forms and payment envelopes are in the narthex.  Flowers are $8.00 each and may be ordered until Sunday December 10th.

Bible Class We continue our Bible 101 class on both Sunday and Wednesday. Join us as we discuss Genesis 37 and Joseph and his coat.

Catechesis continues Sunday nights at 6:00 p.m. Please pray for our catechumens.

Advent/Christmas Devotional Books are available in the narthex.  The Higher Things Reflections offer daily readings and devotions for everyday of Advent and Christmas.

Congregational Catechesis in an attempt to refresh our memories of Luther’s Small Catechism, we will be reciting portions of the Catechism every Sunday prior to service.  For more explanation, please read the Catechism insert or see Pastor’s December Anchor article.

A Simple Explanation books can be found in each pew.  The Christian faith (Luther’s Small Catechism) and the Divine Service are explained briefly and simply.  Please feel free to take these with you or grab a copy in the narthex.

Church Basement Ladies a Christmas Musical Comedy, will be held Nov. 8th – Jan. 6 at the Playhouse in WestPort Plaza, St. Louis.  For more info, contact Joan or info is in office.

Advent Midweek Services will be held on Dec. 5th, 12th, and 19th at 7:00 p.m.  The focus of these services will be the Ten Commandments.

 

   

Sunday Mornings

General Schedule

Sunday School    8:30-9:15 a.m.  All children are welcome – bring a friend with you — the more the merrier!

Bible Class     8:15-9:15 a.m.  If you have never been before or haven’t been lately, join in the fellowship & learning. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Divine Service  9:30 a.m. Come worship and give thanks for all of the gifts God gives us.

Stewardship Corner

November Attendance

Date Divine Service/Lord’s Supper Sunday School Adult Bible Class
11/4 81/59 5 9/
11/11 68/56 5 9/6
11/18 81/60 6 10/
11/21 26/22
11/25 69/56 5 11/

At your service…

Elders

Lead:             Jim Sharich

Assisting:     Rick Whyers

Altar Guild

Gary & Jan Kallal, Mary Ann Husmann

Ushers

First Sunday: Rick Angel, Jim Manns,

Nathan Martin

Second Sunday: Rick Angel, Ed Basham,

Owen Roberts, Matthew Baecht

Third Sunday: Mike Roth, Rick Angel;

Randy & Travis Trisler, Jim Manns

Fourth Sunday: Eric Trisler, Kris McGuire

Tim Van Hoveln, Rick Angel

Fifth Sunday: Tim Van Hoveln, Travis Trisler

Acolytes

December:                     

Samuel Baecht

Carter Raines

Ella Roberts

Samuel Baecht

Samantha Strubberg

Ava Roberts

Emily Strubberg

   

 Our Church Family

December Prayer Partners

We pray particularly for these brothers and sisters in Christ:

Week of Dec. 2nd: Jim, Korri, & Tanner Ontis

Week of Dec. 9th: Alex & Whitney Hendricks

Week of Dec. 16th: Gary & Jean Pinkard

Week of Dec.23rd: Susy Pohlman

Week of Dec. 30th: Ed & Ella Jane Pointer

December Birthdays

12/3   Sarah Mansfield

12/4   Karley Blasa

12/5   Ella Pointer

12/9   Bob Hall

12/9   Kurt Hall

12/11 Samantha Strubberg

12/12 Brienne Conklin

12/12 Norma Anderson

12/13 Trish LeBlanc

12/14 Austin (LeBlanc) Seymour

12/15 Erinn Hileman

12/18 Whitney (Ontis) Hendricks

12/20 Abigail Jacobs

12/21 Susy Pohlman

12/22 Jason Morgan

12/29 Roy Young

12/29 Billie Whyers

12/30 Hannah Greene

12/30 Nick Manns

12/30 Lincoln Morgan

12/31 Vance Miller

 December Anniversaries

Dec. 9th Eric & Tina Trisler

Dec. 10th Gary & Jean Pinkard

                                                                                                        

   Pastor Simek Cell: 618-410-9827, hopelutheranpastor@gtec.com                                                                            https://www.facebook.com/HopeJerseyville/               

Church Office 618-498-3423

November Anchor

H o p e   L u t h e r a n   C h u r c h

T h e A n c h o r

November       

The End Is Near

So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that he is near, at the very gates. Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.”

-Mark 13:29-31

It is now November, which is the final month of the Church Year and the end of the Season of the Church, which means the challenge that I issued to us all on Pentecost is coming to a close (though not an end, as we are to always urge our neighbors to come and hear the Gospel). I really had no idea what to expect and where we would end up by the end of this time, but would appreciate your thoughts on how it all went.

One thing that struck me about our numbers so far is the number of visitors we have had. In 23 Sundays (or weeks from May 27 to the end of October), we had nearly 45 different visitors in our church. That is an average of about two new people every Sunday! I don’t know about you, but that was a lot more than I thought we would have and that is fantastic. But who are these people and now what do we do about them?

Some of them are members of different LCMS congregations. Others are members of other local churches of a different Christian denomination. Others don’t really have a church home. And thinking about all of the visitors I met over this time, very few, if any, were strangers to the congregation. By and large, almost all, if not all of these visitors were people who knew at least one or more families within our congregation. And I don’t mean knew them as though they had met them once, but that they were part of the lives of our members on a regular basis. If they were not direct family members (sibling, children, grandchildren, etc.) of a member of Hope, they were good friends of them, people that we would see on a relatively regular basis and have an ongoing relationship with. That is evangelism and that is our greatest opportunity for evangelism and church growth: telling those people we know and see on a regular basis, people we see or talk to every day or every week, about God’s gift of faith which He has given to us.

And so as this challenge wraps up in this month of November, I would encourage you again to talk with those you know and see on a regular basis and invite them to Hope because the Lord is doing amazing things here. His Word is being taught and preached and His Sacraments are being administered. His Son, His cross, and the salvation that He won is being delivered to His people. The Holy Spirit is working through those people, through you, to continue to fulfill the Great Commission of Matthew 28 (“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you”) as well as the purpose of this congregation (“to proclaim and propagate the Christian faith through the Means of Grace and to cooperate in the work and service of the Evangelical Lutheran Church” -Constitution of Hope Lutheran Church, Article II).

So now, just one more month remains of this season and time of the Church Year. One more month remains to make a final push and plea to those you know. Four more weeks remain for God to work through you that you would proclaim His Word and share in His joy that you might be the difference in the life of your neighbor and the reason they go to heaven instead of hell. One more opportunity is before you to bear witness to all that God has done for you through His Son. That God sent His only begotten Son to become flesh and die for the forgiveness of your sins to give to you His resurrection and life everlasting.

In the mission of Christ,

Pastor Simek

In this Issue

Page 1 Pastors Corner Page 4 Our Church Family
Page 2 Stewardship Corner Page 5 Calendar
Page 3 News & Notes

 

 

Stewardship Corner

October Attendance

 

Date Divine Service/Lord’s Supper Sunday School Adult Bible Class
10/7 67/49 2 7/8
10/14 64/47 6 8/5
10/21 72/55 5 7/10
10/28   72/52 5 7/7

 

 

September Financial Report

 

Date Plate Envelope Debt Fund Misc
10/7 387 1620
10/14 213 1960
10/21 335 1820 25
10/28 273 1680

 

 

 

November at your service…

 

Elders:

Lead (open) Assisting: Jim Sharich

 

 

Altar Guild:

Bob & Carol Skibbe

 

Ushers:

 

First Sunday: Rick Angel, Jim Manns, Nathan Martin

 

Second Sunday: Rick Angel, Ed Basham, Owen

Owen Roberts, Matthew Baecht

 

Third Sunday: Mike Roth, Rick Angel;

Randy & Travis Trisler

 

Fourth Sunday: Eric Trisler, Kris McGuire

                        Tim Van Hoveln, Rick Angel

 

Fifth Sunday: Tim Van Hoveln, Travis Trisler

 

 

Acolytes:

 

November

4    Carter Raines

11  Ella Roberts

18  Samantha Strubberg

21  Samuel Baecht

25  Ava Roberts

 

 

News & Notes

Sunshine Circle News

The ladies meet each Wednesday morning at 9:30 to quilt, work on banners for the sanctuary, and have devotions.  Please join them when you are able!

 

Thanksgiving Baskets

Will be given to our burdened and shut-in members.  If you are able to donate any money or items for these baskets, please take food to the shopping cart near the elevator or give money to Joan Brown.  Thank you for your efforts to care for our brothers and sisters in Christ.  Donations are due by Nov. 11th.

 

Bible Class

Join us Sunday mornings at 8:15 or Wednesday mornings at 11a. We are currently learning “Bible 101”

 

Season of the Church Challenge

Throughout the Season of the Church, from Pentecost until Advent, we will be keeping track of the percent of our membership that have attended worship and Bible Class, and the number of visitors in worship. This is a friendly challenge to encourage us to invite members and non-members to worship and Bible Class. How well can we do? Have questions? See Pastor’s June Anchor article or talk with him.

 

Catechesis

has begun Sunday nights at 6:00 p.m. All students in fourth grade and above are welcome and encouraged to attend. If your child will be in class but you were unable to attend the parent meeting, please speak with Pastor so he can be sure to have enough materials available for class. Please pray for our catechumens.

 

Catechumen Sponsors

We are again looking for people to sponsor our catechumens by praying for them, encouraging them, and paying for the expenses of the class, such as books. More information is available on the signup in the narthex.

 

Newsletter Items

Please note if you have any blurbs for the monthly Anchor, email them to the office no later than the third Sunday of the month at hopelutheran@gtec.com

 

 

 

Contact Updates

If you have not filled out a pink information sheet, please do so and give it to an usher or leave it in the church office mailbox. Thank you.

 

Advent services

on Wednesdays in December (12/5, 12/12, 12/19) at 7 p.m.  Services will be preceded by an Advent supper beginning at 6 p.m.

 

THANKSGIVING

will be celebrated Nov. 21st with Divine Service at 7 p.m.  Join us as we give thanks to God and receive his gifts.

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday Mornings

General Schedule

Sunday School

8:30-9:15 a.m.  All children are welcome – bring a friend with you — the more the merrier!

 

 Bible Class

8:15-9:15 a.m.  If you have never been before or haven’t been lately, join in the fellowship & learning. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

 

Divine Service

9:30 a.m. Come worship and give thanks for all of the gifts God gives us.

 

 

 

Wednesday

Bible Class

11:00 a.m.  The same material as the Sunday class, just a bit later in the week.

 

 

Our Church Family

November Prayer Partners

We pray particularly for these brothers and sisters in Christ:

Week of November 4 Bennie & Donna Morris

Week of November 11 Vera Neal

Week of November 18 Randy & Mary Neal

Week of November 25 Alan, Becky, & Haley Nevlin

 

November Birthday’s

2  Becky Baecht

2  Isaiah Gundlach

3  Ethel Summers

4  Koty Rethorn

5  Carol Skibbe

6  Chloe White

7  Darlene Gowin

8  Donna Morris

9  Vince Sibley

22  Barb Young

24  Rosemary Seehausen

25  Leroy Stiles

November anniversaries

4     Greg and Jamie (Fester) Green

5     Ashly and Amanda Thomas

14   Jason and Jennifer Morgan

 

 

 

 

Thanks to Jamie (Fester) Green for supplying the cupcakes for October birthdays!

 

november 2018

 

 

Sun Nov. 4, 2018

8:15 am Bible Class

8:30 am Sunday School

9:30 am Divine Service

6:00 pm Catechesis Class 6:00 pm

11:00 pm Elders Meeting 11:00 pm

 

 

Wed Nov. 7, 2018

9:30 am Sunshine Circle

11:00 am Bible Class

 

 

Sun Nov. 11, 2018

8:15 am Bible Class

8:30 am Sunday School

9:30 am Divine Service

11:00 am Council Meeting

6:00 pm Catechesis Class

 

 

Wed Nov. 14, 2018

9:30 am Sunshine Circle

11:00 am Bible Class

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sun Nov. 18, 2018

8:15 am Bible Class

8:30 am Sunday School

9:30 am Divine Service

6:00 pm Catechesis Class

 

 

 

Wed Nov. 21, 2018

9:30 am Sunshine Circle

11:00 am Bible Class

 

 

Sun Nov. 25, 2018

8:15 am Bible Class

8:30 am Sunday School

9:30 am Divine Service

6:00 pm Catechesis Class

 

 

 

Wed Nov. 28, 2018

9:30 am Sunshine Circle

11:00 am Bible Class

 

 

October Anchor

 

The Anchor October         

For All the Saints

“And when from death I’m free, I’ll sing on, I’ll sing on; And when from death I’m free, I’ll sing on. And when from death I’m free, I’ll sing His love for me, And through eternity I’ll sing on, I’ll sing on, and through eternity I’ll sing on.”

-What Wondrous Love Is This LSB 543 stz. 4

I know it’s only October and All Saints Day isn’t until November 1st,  and even then we won’t be celebrating and observing it until November 4th, but I am beginning to think about it and plan for it. All Saints Day is a day of the Church Year when we take a moment to remember and give thanks for all the saints who have gone before us and passed down the faith to us. While this includes all those in the Old and New Testament, all the patriarchs, prophets, apostles, and disciples, along with the church fathers and reformers and all the rest, it also includes more recent saints. For some of us, those might be great-grandparents or grandparents, parents or friends, a husband or wife, or even children whom we remember. Because of this, these relationships and the meaning these people had and continue to have in our lives, All Saints Day can be an extremely emotional day.

But in celebrating All Saints Day, we do not remember these people for their own sake or merit, but for Christ’s. That is why the first reading for that day from Revelation 7 depicts them all as clothed in white robes. This is truly a beautiful, comforting, and emotional picture give to us by Scripture. We remember and celebrate the work of Christ for those who have passed away. We remember and celebrate that Christ laid aside His crown for the souls of our loved ones, that as much as we love them, Christ loved them even more, laying down his life for them that they may live eternally and be free from death.

I know I have talked about my grandpa many times, especially in connection with All Saints Day, and so I will again. He was the faithful rock and head of the household and  family in my life that rain or shine, sleet or snow, sickness or health was in his pew every Sunday until he was no longer physically able to be there. He was my example of a faithful man and leader of a family and congregation whom I loved, and still love dearly. All Saints Day is the day I get to celebrate him in church, but not him, but the faith God had given him which he instilled in me to his dying day and to this day.

I will never forget his funeral. I will never forget the hymn What Wondrous Love Is This, the hymn of the day for his funeral, and the beautiful Gospel it proclaims for my grandpa and for me. So on All Saints Day, we will be singing this hymn in memory of him and God’s work for him together “While millions join the theme, I will sing,” with you, my grandfather, and all of our loved ones, of God’s wondrous love for us.

And I want to give you the chance to do the same for your loved ones. I would like to take song requests for All Saints Day in loving memory of those who have gone before us in the faith. If there is a hymn that reminds you of the faith of one of your loved ones, I would like to know, and I would like to sing it with you on All Saints Day in memory of what God has done for them in Christ. Whether it is a hymn from their funeral, one of their favorites, or one that always reminds you of them, please let me know that we might sing it together, along with all the saints, remembering the death and resurrection of Jesus for them that though they have died, yet they live and will be raised on the Last Day when we will get to stand beside them and sing to God and to the Lamb we will sing, and through eternity, we’ll sing on. I’ll sing on. Amen.

With all the singing saints in Christ,

Pastor Simek

 

 

Stewardship Corner

September Attendance

 

Date Divine Service/Lord’s Supper Sunday School Adult Bible Class
9/2 49/53 5 9/8
9/9 60/51 5 10/7
9/16 62/54 6 8/6
9/23 76/62 3 7/9
9/30 64/57 4 8

 

 

September Financial Report

 

Date Plate Envelope Debt Fund Misc
9/2 162 1255
9/9 221 2320 140
9/16 246 2066 100
9/23 465 1370 409
9/30 94 1985 100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October at your service…

 

Elders

 

Rick Whyers and Travis Trisler

 

 

Altar Guild

 

Ed & Deb Basham

 

Ushers

 

First Sunday: Rick Angel, Jim Manns,

Nathan Martin

 

Second Sunday: Rick Angel, Ed Basham,

 

Third Sunday: Mike Roth, Rick Angel;

Randy & Travis Trisler

 

Fourth Sunday: Eric Trisler, Kris McGuire

                        Tim Van Hoveln, Rick Angel

 

Fifth Sunday: Tim Van Hoveln, Travis Trisler

 

 

\Acolytes

 

October

7     Samantha Strubberg

14   Chloe White

21   Ava Roberts

28   Emily Strubberg

News & Notes

Silent Auction

Thank you to everyone who helped prepare and make the auction go so well. Glory be to God for his gifts. The current final total is $12,531.20.

 

Sunshine Circle News

The ladies meet each Wednesday morning at 9:30 to quilt, work on banners for the sanctuary, and have devotions.  Please join them when you are able!

 

Bible Class

Join us Sunday mornings at 8:15 or Wednesday mornings at 11a. We are currently learning “Bible 101”

 

Season of the Church Challenge

Throughout the Season of the Church, from Pentecost until Advent, we will be keeping track of the percent of our membership that have attended worship and Bible Class, and the number of visitors in worship. This is a friendly challenge to encourage us to invite members and non-members to worship and Bible Class. How well can we do? Have questions? See Pastor’s June Anchor article or talk with him.

 

Catechesis

has begun Sunday nights at 6:00 p.m. All students in fourth grade and above are welcome and encouraged to attend. If your child will be in class but you were unable to attend the parent meeting, please speak with Pastor so he can be sure to have enough materials available for class. Please pray for our catechumens.

 

Catechumen Sponsors

We are again looking for people to sponsor our catechumens by praying for them, encouraging them, and paying for the expenses of the class, such as books. More information is available on the signup in the narthex.

 

Newsletter Items

Please note if you have any blurbs for the monthly Anchor, email them to the office no later than the third Sunday of the month at hopelutheran@gtec.com

 

 

Contact Updates

If you have not filled out a pink information sheet, please do so and give it to an usher or leave it in the church office mailbox. Thank you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday Mornings

General Schedule

Sunday School

8:30-9:15 a.m.  All children are welcome – bring a friend with you — the more the merrier!

 

Bible Class

8:15-9:15 a.m.  If you have never been before or haven’t been lately, join in the fellowship & learning. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

 

Divine Service

9:30 a.m. Come worship and give thanks for all of the gifts God gives us.

 

 

 

Wednesday

Bible Class

11:00 a.m.  The same material as the Sunday class, just a bit later in the week.

 

 

 

Our Church Family

October Prayer Partners

 

We pray particularly for these brothers and sisters in Christ:

Week of October 7 Nick & Robin Manns, Josh, Ailee

Week of October 14 Jason & Jennifer Morgan, Emily, Samantha, Lincoln

Week of October 21 Vance & Kelly Miller, Karley, Nicholas, & *Andrew

Week of October 28 Elke Monroe

 

October  Birthdays

1                   Dr. Assar

3                   Matthew Baecht

4                   Sharon Butler

6                   Nichole Lewis

10                 Ella LeBlanc

12                 Debbie Basham

13                 Sara Stiles

18                 Reagan Walters

23                 Jeff Blasa

24                 Anita Assar

24                 Elizabeth Morgan

26                 Trevor Sedlacek

28                 Tim Butler

28                 Ed Pointer

 

 

 

 

 

October Anniversaries

4        Ed & Darlene Gowin

5        Roy & Barb Young

10      Dr. Abbas & Anita Assar

10      Nick & Robin Manns

21      Steve & Maggie Bick

24      Travis & Crystal Trisler

25      Jim & Korri Ontis

26      Jim & Angela Sharich

 

 

Thanks to Jamie Green for baking the cupcakes for September. And thanks to Ruth and Leroy Stiles for purchasing supplies for the August and September cakes.

 

 

October 2018

 

Wed Oct 3, 2018

9:30am Sunshine Circle

11am Bible Class

 

Sun Oct 7, 2018

8:15am Bible Class

8:30am Sunday School

9:30am Divine Service

6pm Catechesis Class

11pm Elders Meeting

 

Mon Oct 8, 2018

All day Columbus Day

 

Wed Oct 10, 2018

9:30am Sunshine Circle

11am Bible Class

 

Sun Oct 14, 2018

8:15am Bible Class

8:30am Sunday School

9:30am Divine Service

11am Council Meeting

6pm Catechesis Class

 

Wed Oct 17, 2018

9:30am Sunshine Circle

11am Bible Class

 

Sun Oct 21, 2018

8:15am Bible Class

8:30am Sunday School

9:30am Divine Service

11am Quarterly Voters Meeting

6pm Catechesis Class

 

Wed Oct 24, 2018

9:30am Sunshine Circle

11am Bible Class

 

Sun Oct 28, 2018

8:15am Bible Class

8:30am Sunday School

9:30am Divine Service

6pm Catechesis Class

 

Wed Oct 31, 2018

All day Halloween

Calendar: Holidays in United States

9:30am Sunshine Circle

11am Bible Class6pm – 7pm Catechesis Class

 

 

September Anchor

       The Whole Armor of God for War
Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.”-Ephesians 6:11
“A mighty fortress is our God, A trusty shield and weapon.” -A Mighty Fortress Is Our God LSB 656 stz. 1 

By September, most, if not all, kids are back in school and “normal” schedules resume for parents, teachers, and for the kids themselves. Vacations and time off have been taken, and, theoretically, we are rested, refreshed, and ready to resume real life once more. I pray, that part of resuming the normal habits of life include resuming coming to church. This is my prayer for you, not for my sake, that I might boast in our attendance, but for yours.
Our Epistle reading for the first Sunday in September is from Ephesians chapter 6:10-20. I quoted just one verse above to try to summarize the reading and its focus which is this: everyday, in summer, fall, winter, and spring, you stand against the schemes of the devil, wrestling not just with flesh and blood, but with all sorts of forces and influences seen and unseen, known and unknown, and the only way we can withstand their constant assaults is to put on the whole armor of God.
Along with Ephesians six, the most famous Luther hymn, A Mighty Fortress, tells us what that armor is, it is God himself delivered to us in Word and Sacrament. For us to withstand the constant, daily, continual assaults of the devil, those we know and can recognize and those that we don’t even realize are effecting and influencing us, we ought to remain in God’s Word.
And God does not give us just one piece of armor. He does not send us into this battle with just a shield or a helmet or a breastplate, but with a whole suit of armor. He equips us and straps armor onto us with His word in many ways. Some of them you get in the Divine Service, the absolution, his Word read and preached, and the Lord’s Supper, but some of them are given outside of the Divine Service as well, through Bible class, daily devotions, and prayer, just to name a few. And to be as prepared as we can possibly be to stand against the devil and withstand evil, Bible class, devotions, and prayer are valuable pieces of armor and to be without them is to be vulnerable to attack like a soldier walking into battle without a helmet, a shield, or a breastplate.
Since Pentecost (May 20) and the beginning of the Season of the Church and the challenge I issued, we have had over 66% (over 2/3) of our member in worship (which is good), but we have only averaged 66 people in worship each Sunday (not as good). We have also had 15% of our members in Bible class and averaged 12 people (including both Sunday and Wednesday classes) per week, which is 18% of our average worship attendance (which is not great either). These numbers would suggest that we as Hope Lutheran Church may be vulnerable and under-equipped to stand in battle against the devil.
So I pray for you, I encourage and urge you, put on the whole armor of God. Do not face the devil alone or without the trusty armor, shield, and weapon that God gives to you in his Word or you will surely fail. Come and receive God’s gifts. Receive Jesus crucified for you for the forgiveness of your sins. Fasten on the belt of truth, put on the breastplate of righteousness, put on as shoes the readiness given by the gospel of peace, take up the shield of faith that can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one, take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit which is the word of God, praying at all times. These are God’s gifts readily given to you for your good to protect you and give to you eternal life.
In the armor of God,
Pastor Simek

August Attendance 

Date Divine Service/Lord’s Supper Sunday School Adult Bible Class
8/5 74/67 8 7/6
8/12 60/51 3 8
8/19 62/54 8 11/4
8/26 76/62 5 11/7

August Financial Report 

Date Plate Envelope Debt Fund Misc
8/5 368 1600   235
8/12 412 1840   405
8/19 195 2040   490
8/26 179 1780 100 117
 
 
 September at your service… 

Elders

Rick Whyers and Travis Trisler

Altar Guild

Ed & Deb Basham

Ushers

First Sunday: Rick Angel, Jim Manns,
Nathan Martin

Second Sunday: Rick Angel, Ed Basham,

Third Sunday: Mike Roth, Rick Angel;
                        Randy & Travis Trisler

Fourth Sunday: Eric Trisler, Kris McGuire
                        Tim Van Hoveln, Rick Angel

Fifth Sunday: Tim Van Hoveln, Travis Trisler
 

Acolytes

September

2          Emily Strubberg
9          Chloe White             
16        Ava Roberts
23        Carter Raines          
30        Ella Roberts

Silent Auction
 Thank you to everyone who helped prepare and make the auction go so well. Glory be to God for his gifts. Stay tuned for the final amount raised.

Sunshine Circle News
The ladies meet each Wednesday morning at 9:30 to quilt, work on banners for the sanctuary, and have devotions.  Please join them when you are able! 

Bible Class
Join us Sunday mornings at 8:15 or Wednesday mornings at 11a. We are currently learning “Bible 101”

Season of the Church Challenge  
Throughout the Season of the Church, from Pentecost until Advent, we will be keeping track of the percent of our membership that have attended worship and Bible Class, and the number of visitors in worship. This is a friendly challenge to encourage us to invite members and non-members to worship and Bible Class. How well can we do? Have questions? See Pastor’s June Anchor article or talk with him.

Catechesis
Will resume Sunday September 16that 6:00 p.m. All students in fourth grade and above are welcome and encouraged to attend. If your child will be in class but you were unable to attend the parent meeting, please speak with Pastor so he can be sure to have enough materials available for class.

Newsletter Items
Please note if you have any blurbs for the monthly Anchor, email them to the office no later than the third Sunday of the month at hopelutheran@gtec.com 

Sunday Mornings

Sunday School
8:30-9:15 a.m.  All children are welcome – bring a friend with you — the more the merrier! 

Bible Class
8:15-9:15 a.m.  If you have never been before or haven’t been lately, join in the fellowship & learning. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Divine Service
9:30 a.m. Come worship and give thanks for all of the gifts God gives us.

Wednesday

Bible Class
11:00 a.m.  The same material as the Sunday class, just a bit later in the week.

Contact Updates
If you have not filled out a pink information sheet, please do so and give it to an usher or leave it in the church office mailbox. Thank you.

September Prayer Partners
 We pray particularly for these brothers and sisters in Christ:
 Week of September 2 Jim & Kelly Little, Zander, Dane & Taryn
Week of September 9 J.D. Lyming
Week of September 16 Jim & Noreen Manns
Week of September 23 Nick & Robin Manns, Josh, Ailee
Week of September 30 Jason & Jennifer Morgan, Emily, Samantha, Lincoln 
September  Birthdays
3                   Randy Neal
4                   Joey Greene
7                   Ed Basham
8                   Pastor Simek
8                   Jennifer Morgan
10                 Gary Kallal
13                 Kelly Little
14                 J.D. Lyming
17                 Alexandra Towell
18                 Heidi O’Neal
20                 Zander Little
20                 Amy Deist
22                 Cary Roberts
24                 Kelly Miller
24                 Amelia Singleton
25                 Ethan Curry
26                 Linda Blasa
26                 Garret Blasa
29                 Steve Bick
29                 Johanna Franklin
Thanks to Jamie Green for baking the cupcakes for August. And thanks to Ruth and Leroy Stiles for purchasing supplies for the August and September cakes. 

September Anniversaries

4 Ed & Darlene Gowin
5 Roy & Barb Young
10 Dr. Abbas & Anita Assar
10 Nick & Robin Manns
21 Steve & Maggie Bick

 

September 2018

Sun Sep 2, 2018
8:15am – 9:15am Bible Class
8:30am – 9:15am Sunday School
9:30am – 10:30am Divine Service
11pm – 11:30pm Elders Meeting

Mon Sep 3, 2018
All day Labor Day

Wed Sep 5, 2018
9:30am – 11am Sunshine Circle
11am – 12pm Bible Class

Sun Sep 9, 2018
8:15am – 9:15am Bible Class
8:30am – 9:15am Sunday School
9:30am – 10:30am Divine Service
11am – 11:30am Council Meeting

Wed Sep 12, 2018
9:30am – 11am Sunshine Circle
11am – 12pm Bible Class

Thu Sep 13, 2018
12pm – 6pm Red Cross Blood Drive

Sun Sep 16, 2018
8:15am – 9:15am Bible Class
8:30am – 9:15am Sunday School
9:30am – 10:30am Divine Service
6pm – 7pm Catechesis Class

Wed Sep 19, 2018
9:30am – 11am Sunshine Circle
11am – 12pm Bible Class

Sun Sep 23, 2018
8:15am – 9:15am Bible Class
8:30am – 9:15am Sunday School
9:30am – 10:30am Divine Service
6pm – 7pm Catechesis Class

Wed Sep 26, 2018
9:30am – 11am Sunshine Circle
11am – 12pm Bible Class

Sun Sep 30, 2018
8:15am – 9:15am Bible Class
8:30am – 9:15am Sunday School
9:30am – 10:30am Divine Service
6pm – 7pm Catechesis Class

Copyright © 2018 Hope Lutheran Church Jerseyville, All rights reserved. 
This is your Monthly Anchor Newsletter 

Our mailing address is: 

Hope Lutheran Church Jerseyville

1009 N State St

Jerseyville, IL 62052-1111

August Anchor

The Supper Or Not the Supper?
“Now, my tongue, the myst’ry telling Of the glorious body sin, And the blood, all price excelling, Which the Gentiles’ Lord and King, Once on earth among us dwelling, Shed for this world’s ransoming.”
-Now, My Tongue, the Mystery Telling LSB 630 stz. 1

The Supper Or Not the Supper?
In the month of August, three out of the four Gospel readings are from the Gospel of St. John, the sixth chapter. The first 21 verses are left out of the read through of this chapter of John because we got them, or at least their Markan parallel, in July with the feeding of the five thousand (Mark 6:30-44 and John 6:1-15) and Jesus walking on water (Mark 6:45-56 and John 6:16-21). The remainder of John 6 is sometimes called the “Bread of Life Discourse” as Jesus talks about being the Bread of Life.
This is actually a very controversial passage in many Lutheran circles. The controversy revolves around the question of whether or not Jesus is talking about the Lord’s Supper. Obviously, in John 6, early in the Gospel, Jesus has not had the Last Supper with His disciples yet, but the question remains about whether this points to the Supper or not? Luther says that Jesus is not talking about the Lord’s Supper here as he addresses and refutes Calvin’s claim that the Supper is not the physical body and blood of Jesus, but only the spiritual body and blood, especially in reference to verse 63 (“It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh is no help at all.”). So Luther denying that this is the Lord’s Supper is within the context of a larger theological debate, but nevertheless I (and most Lutherans) are usually pretty hesitant to disagree with Luther, even when Jesus says things like, “Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink.” (Jn. 6:54-55)
So is Jesus talking about the Lord’s Supper or not? Rev. Dr. Weinrich, seminary professor in Fort Wayne, author of the Concordia Commentary Series on the book of John, and one of the leading, foremost living Lutheran scholars on the book of John says no, and yes. He says, “no” at the beginning of this discourse, but, “yes,” by the end. At the beginning of the discourse (v. 22-51), Jesus speaks only of the bread, and it seems he is speaking not of the Supper, but of the crucifixion. After that though, Jesus changes and begins talking about eating and drinking, which had not been mentioned before. It is there where Dr. Weinrich believes Jesus moves from talking about the crucifixion to talking about the Supper.
Obviously, there are some fine and complexed theological points in this whole thing, but either way, it does not change what we believe about the Lord’s Supper. And as we read through (and I preach through) John 6, I would suggest that when we talk about the Supper, we are talking about the crucifixion, and when we talk about the crucifixion, we talk about the Supper. The two are intimately connected, and I would be hesitant to separate one from the other. Just as Baptism delivers Jesus to us, so, too, does the Supper. The cross and its benefits are delivered to us through the body and blood of Jesus in, with, and under the bread and wine for us Christians to eat and to drink. “For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.” (1 Cor. 11:26) “And the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.” (Jn. 6:51). In the Supper, you receive the body and blood of Christ given and shed for you on the cross for the forgiveness of your sins. In the Supper, you receive the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ
In the body (and blood) of Christ,
Pastor Simek

July Attendance

Date Divine Service/Lord’s Supper Sunday School Adult Bible Class
7/1 75/52 8 7/6
7/8 62/52 3 8
7/15 62/52 3 11/4
7/22 54/46 5 11/7
7/29 75/56 3 7/x

July Financial Report

Date Plate Envelope Debt Fund Misc
7/1 197 1735 350
7/8 58 1725 50
7/15 302 2978 140
7/22 270.50 1875
7/29 170 2495 240

August at your service…

Elders

Travis Trisler and Tim Van Hovelin

Altar Guild

Ruth Ficker, Rosemary Seehausen &
Ethel Mae Summers

Ushers

First Sunday: Rick Angel, Jim Manns,
Nathan Martin

Second Sunday: Rick Angel, Ed Basham,

Third Sunday: Mike Roth, Rick Angel;
Randy & Travis Trisler

Fourth Sunday: Eric Trisler, Kris McGuire
Tim Van Hoveln, Rick Angel

Fifth Sunday: Tim Van Hoveln, Travis Trisler

Acolytes

August
5 Ava Roberts
12 Emily Strubberg
19 Chloe White
26 Ava Roberts

Silent Auction
donation baskets are due Sunday, August 12th. We still have a few left so please take a look and see if there is one you would like to assemble and donate. Pick one on the board or come up with your own idea. Directions are posted above the board. Sign up sheets for “day of” service are out on the silent auction table. Please sign up for what you would like to help with. Next meeting is Tuesday, August 13th @ 5 pm. We will be training helpers and setting up the tables at this time also.

Sunshine Circle News
The ladies meet each Wednesday morning at 9:30 to quilt, work on banners for the sanctuary, and have devotions. Please join them when you are able!

Bible Class
Join us Sunday mornings at 8:15 or Wednesday mornings at 11a. We are currently learning “Bible 101”

Season of the Church Challenge
Throughout the Season of the Church, from Pentecost until Advent, we will be keeping track of the percent of our membership that have attended worship and Bible Class, and the number of visitors in worship. This is a friendly challenge to encourage us to invite members and non-members to worship and Bible Class. How well can we do? Have questions? See Pastor’s June Anchor article or talk with him.

Newsletter Items
Please note if you have any blurbs for the monthly Anchor, email them to the office no later than the third Sunday of the month at hopelutheran@gtec.com

Sunday Mornings

Sunday School
8:30-9:15 a.m. All children are welcome – bring a friend with you — the more the merrier!

Bible Class
8:15-9:15 a.m. If you have never been before or haven’t been lately, join in the fellowship & learning. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Divine Service
9:30 a.m. Come worship and give thanks for all of the gifts God gives us.

Wednesday

Bible Class
11:00 a.m. The same material as the Sunday class, just a bit later in the week.

Contact Updates
If you have not filled out a pink information sheet, please do so and give it to an usher or leave it in the church office mailbox. Thank you.
August Prayer Partners

We pray particularly for these brothers and sisters in Christ:
Week of August 5: Gary & Jan Kallal
Week of August 12: Blake & Nicole Lewis and Elizabeth Morgan
Week of August 19: Steve & Kelli LeBlanc
Week of August 26: Christopher & Trish LeBlanc, Austin, Mason, & Ella, & *Nolan

August Birthdays
August 1 Rebekah Whyers
August 4 Joan Brown
August 4 Mary Ann Husmann
August 4 Yvonne Hartmann
August 9 Doloris Burnett
August 11 Jovee Hileman
August 13 Susan Jones
August 14 Samuel Baecht
August 16 Henry Bick
August 17 Marvin Frazer
August 19 Elke Monroe
August 21 Kristi Greene
August 21 Josh Manns
August 22 Ruth Ficker
August 22 Rebecca Greene
August 24 Bennie Morris

Thank You Joan Brown for baking the cupcakes for July and to Kim Frazer and the Thomas family for purchasing the materials for July. And thanks to Ruth and Leroy Stiles for purchasing supplies for the August and September cakes.

August Anniversaries
August 2 Bob & Carol Skibbe
August 14 Richard & Rosalyn Angel
August 17 Steve & Kelli LeBlanc
August 25 Randy & Mary Neal
August 26 Dennis & Brandi Smith

Sunshine Circle August 1, 2018 9:30 am More information

Bible Class August 5, 2018 8:15 am More information

Sunday School August 5, 2018 8:30 am More information

Divine Service August 5, 2018 9:30 am More information

Voters Meeting August 5, 2018 11:00 am More information

Summer Food Drive August 6, 2018 10:00 am More information

Sunshine Circle August 8, 2018 9:30 am More information

Bible Class August 8, 2018 11:00 am More information

Bible Class August 12, 2018 8:15 am More information

Sunday School August 12, 2018 8:30 am More information

Divine Service August 12, 2018 9:30 am More information

Council Meeting August 12, 2018 11:00 am More information

Summer Food Drive August 13, 2018 10:00 am More information

Silent Auction Meeting August 13, 2018 6:00 pm More information

Sunshine Circle August 15, 2018 9:30 am More information

Bible Class August 15, 2018 11:00 am More information

Bible Class August 19, 2018 8:15 am More information

Sunday School August 19, 2018 8:30 am More information

Divine Service August 19, 2018 9:30 am More information

Sunshine Circle August 22, 2018 9:30 am More information

Bible Class August 22, 2018 11:00 am More information

Bible Class August 26, 2018 8:15 am More information

Sunday School August 26, 2018 8:30 am More information

Divine Service August 26, 2018 9:30 am More information

Sunshine Circle August 29, 2018 9:30 am More information

Bible Class August 29, 2018 11:00 am More information

Copyright © 2018 Hope Lutheran Church Jerseyville, All rights reserved.
This is your Monthly Anchor Newsletter

Our mailing address is:
Hope Lutheran Church Jerseyville
1009 N State St
Jerseyville, IL 62052-1111