Announcements for the week of March 18, 2018

LENT IS HERE. This year the NALC congregations in the area will again be doing a Lenten round robin of the pastors. The theme for the Lenten round robin will be: Citizenship Has Its Privileges, and will look at some of the saints and martyrs of the Bible. Plan to come and worship the Lord as we hear about His faithfulness to keep His people in His care, even through persecution and death. This week Rev. Duane Marburger will speak about Paul. The Lord is faithful, come and worship Him! Lenten light suppers are planned for each Wednesday at 5:45 pm. The Lenten services will be at 7:00pm each Wednesday evening. The Wednesday Lenten offerings have been designated to the C-U at Home Homeless Shelter and Water Missions.

SOCIAL OUTREACH COMMITTEE Looking for Social outreach committee members- if you are interested in helping with planning the Candlewood summer lunches, the Walk for Water, Helping Hands or Sunday’s Movie and Lunch dates then join us on the Social Outreach Committee! We are looking for a “few good men and women” that would like to work on these projects. If interested contact Cheryl Heinold or Marilyn Feigl.

EASTER BREAKFAST We are planning to come together for an Easter breakfast, no April fools! East is on April 1, 2018. Even though it’s April Fools Day, there will be many varieties of breakfast foods available at 8am. Hopefully we can get our high school youth involved making pancakes and our women to make some egg casseroles. There will be plenty for our men to do with table set up and tear down. This is no joke or hoax, the donations will go to the “missions” at our church. For questions, you can call Richey Vanderspool at 217-649-9893.

SOUTHERN RAISED, a family group from the Branson, Missouri area, will be bringing their Southern Gospel Talents to St. John’s Lutheran Church, 203 Church St., in Royal on Sunday April 8th at 6:00pm. No tickets needed, love offering only.

ATTENDANCE for Sunday, March 11th was 62. The offering was $152.00 for Wednesday the 28th for lent and Sunday, March 4th was $11,105.00.

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