A Day at the Lake - Over the summer months many of us will spend time on the water at the lake, on the river, or at the pool.  Jesus and His disciples also spent considerable time on or near the waters of the Sea of Galilee.  Starting July 8, we will look at the Gospel stories that take place on and around the lake and consider what Jesus is teaching us as His disciples.  Come join us for a Day at the Lake - Let's Go Fishing! And bring a friend!  Next week we will "Fire up the Grill".


T-LO Youth Night – All youth are invited to join us tonight – July 15 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm for fun and games.  Friends are invited.

The Men’s Club will get-together is on Monday, July16th, 6:00pm at Reservoir Park. It is guest night, so don’t forget to bring your guest.  Pastor Rempfer and Glenn O’Briant 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.

SING with the Mary & Martha ladies in the next Illinois Veteran’s Home Singalong, at the Elmore Unit, on Wednesday, July 18th, beginning at 2:00 PM.  If you would like to help the Veteran’s with the music instead of singing, they would be glad to have you.  Men are invited too!  Youth are invited too!  Everyone is welcome! 

Sunday, July 22, from 4pm-6pm, the Board of Youth & Families are planning a Family Picnic & Swim Night at Sheridan Swim Club, at 3915 S 24th.  Join us for fellowship and meal at the reserved shelter house.  Meat and Lemonade will be provided.  Please bring a dish to share and your own table service.  You can swim ($5.00 per person to swim) from 4pm until pool closing at approximately 9pm.  RSVP signup in the narthex on the Information Center. You can bring coolers with soda or water, however no glass containers.

Red Cross Blood Collection – Saturday – JULY 28th

The collection will be in the Family Life Center from 9am-12 Noon on Saturday, July 28th. Sign up today for a time to donate or you can sign up online at Volunteers will be needed to sign-in donors that morning. Contact Allison or Adilyn Hollenstine if you can help. The Red Cross provides some snacks, however if you would be willing to donate toward or help make a few sandwiches, let Allison or Marilyn know.The blood supplies are desperately low, so please consider signing up if you are able to donate to save a life.


Mission Guatemala

In just over a month we will send 10 servants to Guatemala to serve with the missionaries of Groundwork Guatemala.  They will be taking donations to be shared with the people they serve.  Stop by the display to pick up index cards listing the needed items or you may donate cash.  VITAMINS is the largest needed item. Groundwork Guatemala uses 15,000 children vitamins, 15,000 adult vitamins and 15,000 prenatal vitamins EACH MONTH. Please return donations by Sunday, August 19, 2018.


WHAT’S FOR DINNER TONIGHT  ??  St. James LWML can help!  Freezer Meals for $13.00 each.  Place your order by July 29 – call Sharon Keller @ 217-430-8852 or contact any St. James LWML member.  Pickup meals on Saturday, August 4th, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm,  Choose from:  Chicken Enchiladas (for oven); Cheesy Potatoes & Ham (slow cooker); Lasagna with Beef (slow cooker); BBQ Chicken (slow cooker).  Thanks for supporting LWML missions!



The Quincy Tri-Lutheran Church Group will depart for a five day, four night trip to the Branson Show Extravaganza in Branson MO! Individual cost will be $525.00 (per person with double occupancy) for the trip, which includes the following:  Motorcoach transportation, 4 nights Lodging, 8 Meals, Admission to 7 Fabulous Branson Shows!  You’ll see “The Blackwoods”, “AYO-Voices of Glory”, “Down Home Country”, “Samson” show at the Light & Sound Theatre, “Million Dollar Quartet”, and “The Duttons”.  Enjoy a 3-course meal and cruise on the famous “Showboat Branson Belle”.  $75.00 due on signing (double occupancy), add $120 for single occupancy.  Final payment due August 15, 2018. Flyers are available in the church office.


Volunteers are needed for a “Healthy Foods Distribution” on Saturday, August 11th, 10am-11am.  Volunteers are requested to arrive at 8:30am at the Quincy Senior & Family Resource Center (639 York St) to help portion or receive instructions for distribution. This can be a great family service project.  A sign-up sheet is posted on the bulletin board by the office.

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