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Today's Features

  • The sixth and final Lenten Luncheon of the season was held at Unity Baptist Church, with an inspiring program presented by Brian Hammond, youth director at Northside Christian Church as the speaker and Nathaniel Weaver of Unity Baptist providing the music.

  • Member Lora Fouch was the speaker for the fifth Lenten Luncheon last Wednesday at the host church, First United Methodist of Vandalia.

  • St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
    Sunday morning worship attendance was 135.
    The vacancy pastor is the Rev. Josh Frazee.
    The organist was Jan Mendonca.
    Liam Kraemer served as acolyte.
    Attending elders were Curtis Jenne and Ed Young.
    Remember in Your Prayers
    • Those with long term health concerns:
    -Mark Dunaway
    -Randy Dorr
    -Stefan Goolsby
    -Donna Oertwig
    -Keith Manley
    -John Stedlin
    -Carolyn Maske
    -Jill Quandt
    -Melvin Suckow
    -Tim Suckow

  • Homestead Barn Critters
    Several readers have asked how the barn critters are doing in the hot summer, so, in answer to their inquiries – first, thank you all for your interest and for following them in the column.
    Bucky, the little cute burro, and his mentor, adviser and stablemate Lady, the little mini-mare and senior Homestead Critter, are doing fine in the hot, humid weather, as they have a window fan to cool them and discourage any flies.

  • Announcements
    Thursday, August 10

  • Spends Weekend with Grandparents
    Harper Jacquin of St. Peter spent the weekend with grandparents, Dale and Donna Jacquin of Washington, Mo.
    School Registration
    St. Peter Lutheran School registration will be held this Thursday, from 3-7 p.m., and this Friday, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
    Sunday morning worship attendance was 126. The vacancy pastor is the Rev. Josh Frazee.
    The organist was Jamie Lotz. Dennis Wollin served as acolyte.
    Attending elders were Curtis Jenne and Ed Young.

  • Faith Can Move a Mountain
    And Kelly Devall can move a barn, which he and his helper, Dale, did last week.
    The story is, when we lived in the south woods, we bought a small, barn-type shed for storage. When we moved to the north end of the lane, we didn’t move it along with us. (It wouldn’t fit in the pickup truck))  
    We had tried to contact the man who had moved it initially, but learned he had quit the business.
    Therefore, we had to trek a quarter of a mile and back to look for something we   had stored.