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
OUR OFFICES ARE NOW OPEN DAILY 8 am - 4 pm
WEEKLY IN-PERSON WORSHIP
8:00 & 10:30 am SUNDAYS
STATE RESTRICTIONS ARE LIFTED
WE REQUEST THOSE NOT YET VACCINATED TO WEAR MASKS
AUGUST 1 -- OUTDOOR COMMUNION 9:00 AM
BRING YOUR LAWNCHAIR, FAMILY, AND FRIENDS!
VIDEOS ARE POSTED WEEKLY--
WATCH HERE FOR WORSHIP VIDEO FOR JULY 25, 2021
SEE JULY 11 and JULY 18, 2021 SERVICES BELOW
FOR OTHER SERVICES, GO TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL
or FACEBOOK PAGE
2021 CONFIRMATION CLASS
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.
9:15 am SUNDAYS
PASTOR'S CLASS RESUMES
RACHAEL BEARTH WILL BEGIN A NEW COURSE ON SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 12th
Sunday, August 1
OUTDOORS 9:00 am
TENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Sunday, August 8
8:00 and 10:30 am
ELEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Sunday, August 15
8:00 and 10:30 am
TWELFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
June 11, 2021
IN LIGHT OF UPDATED CDC and STATE OF ILLINOIS GUIDELINES, the only restriction is that we respectfully request masks by those not yet fully vaccinated.
Through June we will continue to provide prerecorded weekly video services online. In July we plan to 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
July 11 Pentecost 7
Sunday July 18
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
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 August 1, 2021
DURING THESE WEEKS WE WILL WALK THROUGH MUCH OF THE NEW TESTAMENT LETTER TO THE EPHESIANS and rediscover and experience how living IN CHRIST (in our baptismal / faith life) leads us.
The Lord Jesus has united us to do ministry--to serve--to reflect the Good News of his sacrifice and love. Ministry is for ALL OF US, not just those called as pastors or teachers or paid staff. As we live "in Christ" by faith, we will also grow together in God's work in and through us.
In his message this Sunday, Pastor Hugh will encourage those who lead us to equip all of us for the work of the Gospel. Based on Ephesians 4: 1-16, the sermon is UNITED AND EQUIPPED IN CHRIST.
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).
Grow in his Spirit
Show his Love
Pillows and Pillowcases for Kinder Cottage in East St. Louis
Convoy of Hope (disaster relief)
Previous and Ongoing Mission Projects
July 2019 Mission Trip to Rockford, IL
Christmas gifts for Trinity Services
Thanksgiving Dinners delivered to over 200 in our community
Community VBS 2019
Senior Center Meals on Wheels
UCC Christmas Fund
For more information, click on each mission for a link
St. John's Float "St. John 175 Years; Illinois 2018 Years" at the 2018 Mascoutah Homecoming Parades
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
Fellowship and Service Organizations at St. John Invite You
Feast of Friends
Theology on Tap
Everfaithful Fellowship of Women Guild
Serving Others Committee
Middle School / High School / College Youth groups
Confirmation May 19, 2019