News and Announcements


The Gospel in a nutshell – John 3:16.  It is probably one of the better known passages of the Bible, but more importantly it is a comforting promise of God.  But it is certainly not God’s only promise!

Join us this summer as we discover 3:16.  Starting with John we will look at some of the amazing promises that God gives to us in His Word.  Join us as we find comfort and  hope in the promises of God.

This week we will hear the promise of Luke 3:16.

Healthy KIDS Food Distribution will be held at Horizon’s on Saturday, August 3rd, 10:00 am – 11:00am.  You can sign up today by the office to volunteer to distribute items to families with children.  Youth are encourage to help too.


Who Gives A Crop – Saturday, August 3rd.

      Susan Wilson will be holding a scrapbooking afternoon and evening in the Oasis beginning at 1:00pm.  If you want to learn how to create your own scrap book or greeting cards, or you would like to spend an afternoon with others that enjoy this craft and making handmade greeting cards, contact Susan at 779-2663


Tuesday morning Women’s Bible Study group begins new study on Tuesday, August 6th in the Oasis at 9:30am.    “God of Covenant”, by Jen Wilkin walks through the stories of the fathers of faith – Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph.


LADIES are invited to Mary & Martha Dinner.

Let’s get together and kick off the year of serving! Tuesday, August 6th, join us for dinner at Tony’s II at 6 pm. All ladies of the congregation are invited.   Let me know if you plan to come, so that we can make accurate reservations. Hope to see you there! RSVP to Lynda Happel at



Plan to join us August 18 as we kick off the Sunday School year.  Please note a new start time for Sunday School is 9:15amBring your school backpacks for the “Blessing of the Backpacks” during worship services.


State Fair Church

There will be a LCMS church service at 9:00 am upstairs in the Illinois Building each Sunday of the Fair. Enter thru the south doors for easy access. Pastor Kendall will be leading the service on August 11th


Wrapped In His Love - The next meeting is Thursday, August 8, at 6:00pm in the Oasis.  Special guest Quilter Barb Rees, from the Camp Point quilt guild Sew Happy Quilters, will be a with us and sharing a 'quilt-as-you-go' method she uses for many of her quilts. It will be an enjoyable presentation as well as informative. It should help us be more quilt-productive!

All Wrapped members are welcome but even sewists who do not normally join us are welcome to attend this special meeting.  We have added a couple crocheters to our group and we hope to add a few more! Do you crochet or knit? Please join our monthly meetings!  Our 'meetings' are very informal...we start at 6 and sew or crochet (or knit?) and talk a little until 8 or 8:30. Very simple but we usually get quite a bit done!  Please think about joining us!


SATURDAY, August 17, 8pm–11:30pm, Clat Adams Park, Quincy.

The Moonlight Ride for Hunger is a family-friendly community event that benefits the Horizons Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry. The routes take you through different parts of Quincy, but all of them include a trip over both bridges!  There are three routes of different lengths, plus a youth ride option for 10-15-year-olds when accompanied by a registered adult (using the same routes as the adults).  Price is $30 and $35 AFTER August 11th. Register now and get a t-shirt while supplies last.  To sign up for this event, please visit Just click on the Moonlight Ride Event.  Sign up NOW & save with a special discount for early enrollment. Kids ride FREE with paid adult.


10th Annual Ethan’s Rodeo - Friday, August  16th, Gates Open: 5:30pm,

 Rodeo Starts at 7:30 pm.  “The Stew Boys” will perform after the rodeo.  Saturday, August 17th, Gates Open at 4pm, “Liz Bentley” will perform after the rodeo.  Rodeo Starts at 7:30 pm.   Located at the Adams County Fairgrounds, $12.00 General Admission, 6 & Under is $12.00, and $30.00 for a Box Seat Ticket. General admission tickets are available at The Butcher Block in Quincy, Barry Travel Plaza, and Camp Point Fast Stop.  Order at  Come early on Saturday for a fun afternoon including pony rides, a petting zoo, a sanctioned mounted shooting contest, cowboy photography, and many more games, rides, and family activities.  We'll have a stick horse parade for kids each night at 7:00pm.  A sheep chase event will also take place each night for kids 6 and under.  Ethan’s Rodeo, in memory of Ethan Weiman, funds research of Neuroblastoma.

St. James Lutheran School

School starts with a half day (dismissal at 11:30am) on Monday, August 19thTuesday, August 20th is the first full day (dismissal at 3:00pm).  Both days begin at the normal time of 8:30am.