News and Announcements

New Sermon Series beginning January 13 - “Following the Light”

This series will celebrate the hallmarks of the Lutheran tradition and will be coupled with a small group Bible study. Watch for sign-up opportunities next week. In the studies, we will be unpacking Jesus’ teachings as we seek to follow the Light of the world as Lutheran Christians.  Here is a sampling of some of the teachings we will be addressing:

  • Jesus at the Center
  • Hearing Jesus’ Living Voice
  • Suffering with Jesus in Hope
  • Jesus’ Hands and Feet

     Go to to sign up for one of the 6 Small Group Study opportunities.

     Sunday, 4:00 pm - hosted by Steve Barteau - Location to be determined

     Monday, 7:00 pm - hosted by Bill & Lynda Keller - at their home

     Tuesday, 7:00 pm - hosted by Hugh & Kathy Roderick - at their home

     Wednesday, 10:30 am - in the Oasis hosted by Pastor Kendall Meyer

     Wednesday, 7:00 pm - in the Oasis, hosted by Aaron Clark

     Thursday, 6:00 pm - hosted by Mick & Aylssa Gooding - at their home


Confirmation Retreat – The confirmation students will travel to Camp CILCA for their annual retreat.  Students meet at church on Sunday, January 20th at 1:00 pm and return Monday about 5:00 pm.


Leader Installation

      2019 Leaders and Officers will be installed on Sunday, January 20th during each of the Worship service.


Souper Bowl of Caring - This is a national fundraiser of non-perishable items and monetary donations to benefit food pantries across the U.S. The Adams County Souper Bowl of Caring supports the five Feeding America Food Pantries in Quincy - Lutheran Church of St. John, Horizons, Catholic Charities, Luther Memorial and Quanada. Please contact Lana Huber if you can help out or for any questions - or 217-639-6129.


The Men’s Club will meet on January 21st at 7:00pm at St. John’s.  Elder Hadler will be the Devotional Leader.  “A Man Named Martin Part 3 #5” will be led by Pastor Mike Fieberkorn.  Pastor Kendall Meyer and John Schonarth will serve on the Social Committee.   All men of the congregation are welcome to join them and learn how this men’s organization serves St. John’s and St. James’ and our community.



Thrivent Action Team Soup Collection

What is better that a bowl of hot soup on a cold winter day?   A Thrivent Action Team has been formed to Collect SOUP (can be cans of soup or dry soup mixes – non-perishable) or monetary donations to purchase soups for our Food Pantry.  If you would like to help, bring in your SOUP donations on January 20 or before.  Celebrate Soup Month this January by donating cans of your favorite flavor to someone in need of a hot meal.


PANCAKE BREAKFAST sponsored by Katie’s Ladies at Applebee’s, Saturday, January 26, 8am-10am.  You get pancakes, bacon and a beverage for only $5.  Get your tickets from any St James LWML member or call Sharon at (217) 430-8852.  Thanks for your support of LWML missions.

Camp CILCA's Annual Banquet is Sunday, January 27, from 5-8pm at Our Savior's in Springfield. The evening includes delicious food, music, conversation, and guest speaker Rev Jeff Hemmer, author of "Man Up", speaking on mankind's connection to God's creation. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased by contacting the camp office (217-487-7497/ by January 23.


Right to Life of Adams County will proclaim the Sanctity of Human Life and solemnly commemorate the 46th Anniversary of Roe vs Wade by conducting the annual Memorial Walk and Prayer Service on Sunday, January 20, at 1:30 p.m. Walkers will gather at Rock Church, 307 N. 36th Street, Quincy (Q-Center Mall, lower level on south side), and travel south on 36th to Maine. Participants will return to the church for refreshments, a short prayer service, and the awarding of poster/essay contest prizes. All are encouraged to join fellow pro-lifers as they let their actions speak out for life.


 Also, be sure to visit the Quincy Mall from late afternoon, Sunday, January 20 through Sunday afternoon, January 27, to see the posters from this year's contest, the Right to Life of Adams County's 36th annual contest, on display. Theme is "Pro-Life--The Ultimate Kindness."