Church Briefs

Sausage, pancake supper Thursday

The annual sausage and pancake supper, sponsored by the Methodist Men of First United Methodist Church of Vandalia, will be held this Thursday from 4-7 p.m. in Wesley Hall.
Donations are appreciated, and funds raised will be used to support UMM projects.
Parking is available in the back of the church.
For more information, call the church at 283-3684.

Corned beef dinner set for Sunday

Mother of Dolors Catholic Church will be holding its annual St. Patrick's Day corned beef and cabbage dinner this Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children 6 years and up, and free for children 5 years and under. Carry-outs are available by calling 283-8738.
On the menu are corned beef and cabbage, ham, hot dogs, side dishes, desserts and drinks.
There will be a country store and a raffle, with all proceeds going to Right to Life efforts.

Lenten Luncheons

The Vandalia Ministerial Alliance's Lenten Luncheon series is under way.
The luncheons are held each Wednesday during Lent, beginning at noon and concluding by 1 p.m. They are held at a different church each week.
Next Wednesday's luncheon will be held at St. James Lutheran Church (283-0725). The speaker will be Courtney Taylor, the youth pastor at Northside Christian Church.
Participants are asked to make advanced reservations at the host church.

St. Paul's barbecue lunch this Sunday

The men of St. Paul's Lutheran Church will host a barbecue lunch this Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children under 6. The church is located seven miles east and one mile south of Shobonier.
For information, call 349-6291.

St. James services now at 10:30 a.m
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Until the church finds a full-time replacement pastor, Sunday services at St. James Lutheran Church in Vandalia will be held at 10:30 a.m.
The 10 a.m. services will resume when a new pastor is hired.
For more information, call the church at 283-0725.

First Presbyterian starts Lenten series

The Rev. Kurt Simon of First Presbyterian Church is preaching a Lenten sermon series dealing with five difficult teachings of Jesus. Titled "Did Jesus Really Mean That?," the series runs through Easter.
For more information, call the church at 283-0937.

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