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St. John United Church of Christ

55 West Church Street at North First,  PO Box 153

Mascoutah, Illinois    62258

618 / 566.7311    Fax 618 / 566.7622

WEEKLY IN-PERSON WORSHIP 8:00 & 10:30 am SUNDAYS

FOR WORSHIP, MASKS ARE NO LONGER REQUIRED,

BUT ARE ENCOURAGED AS YOU ENTER AND DEPART

(SUNDAY SCHOOL GUIDELINES ASK FOR MASKS!)

                            ADVENT BEGINS NOVEMBER 28, 2021

                              JESUS IS COMING!  IT'S ALL GOOD

 

 

VIDEOS ARE POSTED WEEKLY--
WATCH HERE FOR WORSHIP VIDEO FOR NOVEMBER 21, 2021
 

Please unmute!

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEE NOVEMBER 7 and 14 , 2021 SERVICES BELOW

FOR OTHER SERVICES, GO TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL
or FACEBOOK PAGE

2021 CONFIRMATION CLASS

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Welcome to St. John

 

People matter to Jesus and so you will be welcomed here to experience an enthusiastic church family, centered in the transforming love of God in Christ's cross and resurrection.

 

Come with your struggles, doubts, fears, hurts, and messy past to share the power of God's mercy and forgiveness.  We welcome all without exception, no matter where you are on life's journey.

 

We celebrate the new life we have in our Lord through Spirited worship, discipleship and growth, friendship, fellowship and fun, witness and serving.

 

We affirm the unchanging, historic truths of the Christian faith (including the Apostles' Creed and Nicene Creed as well as our UCC Statement of Faith), value the insights of the Protestant Reformers, and apply God's Word (the Good News of Jesus Christ) to the realities of our life and world today.

 

We are a congregation with a broad commitment to serve those in need in our community and world and actively support many human care and evangelistic ministry organizations.

  

Bible Studies
9:15 am SUNDAYS
Click here for details 
 
PASTOR'S CLASS
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RACHAEL'S CLASS
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Sunday, November 28
 MORNING WORSHIP
8:00  and 10:30 am
FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT
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A NOTE ABOUT FACE COVERINGS
 
State of Illinois guidelines exempt worship gatherings from the mask mandates.
However, while masks are optional at worship, we encourage all to wear them especially as we enter and exit our sanctuary.
 
Please be respectful of one another and our differing viewpoints.
Sunday School guidelines for children (more vulnerable) ask for masks.

Online Videos

We now post recordings of our services online and hope to do live-streaming before too long. Please keep connected to Christ and to his Word in worship by using these worship videos posted on Facebook, YouTube and this website. 
INCLUDE YOUR FAMILY including children AND HELP OTHERS who may be more tech-challenged.  Prevent folks from just drifting away from the Gospel message.
Watch our Facebook page for other information. 
CELEBRATING OUR COVENANT CONNECTION
REJOICING IN THE LORD'S COVENANT WITH US
Below are videos for Sunday Worship
November 14
Pentecost 25
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sunday November 7
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Join us for Worship

 

Sunday Morning services are at 8:00 am and 10:30 am
in our beautiful traditional sanctuary

Christian Education for all ages

9: 15-10:15 am

(limited)

 

Attendants (paid staff) in nursery for children through Kindergarten  7:45-11:45 am

 

There is no need to dress up unless you wish to do so.  Most of us don't.

 

Enjoy some refreshments and friendship time between services.

 

An elevator provides handicap accessibility (north side entrance)
 

Our worship includes a user-friendly order of service, a wide variety of songs and hymns, weekly children's message.  We encourage active participation in the liturgy, affirming the prayers, and confessing our faith together.

 

Children are encouraged to attend and welcome at worship but a Children's Church is provided during part of the 10:30 am service for children in grades 1-5 whose parents prefer that option.


Holy Communion is celebrated on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month and is open to all baptized Christians who have examined themselves and affirm Christ's presence in the Eucharist (Open Communion).

This Sunday's Worship  November 28, 2021

As a new church year begins, we are observing the short season on Advent--anticipating not only Christ's coming ("Advent") as the Child in Bethlehem, but also his triumphant return as King and Judge at the end of time, AND also his coming to us even now in Word and Sacrament.

 

The sermon / message this First Sunday in Advent is STRENGTHENED BY HIS ADVENT, STRENGTHENED FOR HIS ADVENT  and is based on the Lectionary Readings (1 Thessalonians 3: 9-13 and Luke 21: 25-36).

Be blessed as we share the Good News of our Lord Jesus Christ who comes to us even today in his Word (and, when we can gather, in his Sacraments).

Know Jesus
Grow in his Spirit
Show his Love
Current Mission
Projects
Mascoutah Food Pantry
DuBois Center
Weekend Lunch Program
Convoy of Hope (disaster relief for HAITI)
Kids for Christ

Previous and Ongoing Mission Projects

 

Pillows and Pillowcases for Kinder Cottage in East St. Louis

 

Summer Lunch Program

July 2019 Mission Trip to Rockford, IL
Christmas gifts for Hoyleton Youth and Family Services residential youth
Christmas gifts for Trinity Services

Thanksgiving Dinners delivered to over 200 in our community

Children's LifeLine (Haiti)

UniPres Kindercottage

Backpacks for the Homeless through Moms on a Mission

Community VBS 2021

Puentes de Esperanza

St. John's Community Cares (Collinsville)

Heifer Project

Leu Civic Center

"Mitten Tree"

Operation Christmas Child (Shoe Boxes)

Senior Center Meals on Wheels

UCC Christmas Fund

Habitat for Humanity Houses

One Great Hour of Sharing.

Birthdays at Leu Civic Center

Neighbors in Need

Ronald McDonald House can tabs

ISC Ecuador Mission

 

 

For more information, click on each mission for a link 

 

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St. John's Float "St. John 175 Years; Illinois 2018 Years"  at the 2018 Mascoutah Homecoming Parades

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Community Vacation Bible School (June 24-28, 2019) with almost 250 children, 105+ volunteers...cosponsored by other community churches.  God be praised.

OUR 2021 VBS WAS LIMITED BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC BUT SERVED 125 CHILDREN

JUNE 21-25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fellowship and Service Organizations at St. John Invite You

Feast of Friends

Theology on Tap

Saturday Nighters

Boy Scouts

Cub Scouts

Everfaithful Fellowship of Women Guild

Happy Quilters

Serving Others Committee

Middle School / High School / College Youth groups

and others

Confirmation May 19, 2019

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