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

AT THIS TIME OUR OFFICES ARE STAFFED  but OPEN ONLY PART-TIME (M-W-F 9 am - 2 pm)

CALL 618 566 7311 TO BE MAKE ARRANGEMENTS

YOUR PRAYERS, FRIENDSHIP AND FINANCIAL SUPPORT ARE NEEDED

 

SERVICES IN THE CHURCH ARE SUSPENDED BUT OUR WORSHIP CONTINUES

JOIN US FOR OUR NEXT

OUTDOOR COMMUNION SERVICE

SUNDAY,  OCTOBER 4 at 9:00 am AT CHURCH

PLEASE WATCH THE WORSHIP VIDEOS AS POSTED WEEKLY

HERE IS THE WORSHIP VIDEO FOR SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2020   

Please unmute!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEE  SEPTEMBER  13 and SEPTEMBER 20, 2020 SERVICES BELOW

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

JOIN US

FOR OUR CURRENT CLASSES

THE NEW TESTAMENT
YOU NEVER KNEW

[WITH PR. HUGH
IN FELLOWSHIP HALL--CLASS SUSPENDED FOR NOW]
In this video course with N. T. Wright, you will gain new insights into the New Testament...to be able to say "I never knew that." 

 

 

T   h e   B e s t   Y e s 

[WITH RACHAEL BEARTH--
SUNDAY AND THURSDAY EVENINGS  6:00 pm


 

Details for these studies are in the parish newsletter.  Click here to open. 

Sunday, October 4
OUTDOOR COMMUNION SERVICE
9:00 AM (WEATHER PERMITTING)
WATCH THE WORSHIP VIDEO POSTED
LATER THIS WEEK
   EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
WORLD COMMUNION SUNDAY
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Click HERE for encouragement for today
 
COVID-19 UPDATE
 
In keeping with CDC and state Phase 4 guidelines for our area that would still make our worship services impractical, most church activities and services are suspended until further notice, at least through July.  The church office is open part-time but you need to call to be admitted.  Face coverings area requested. Watch our Facebook page for other information. 
Worship and sermons are posted for you.  Provide suggestions to Pr. Hugh for other ways of proclaiming the unchanging Good News of Jesus.
Please continue to maintain SOCIAL DISTANCE.  Sanitize HANDS and PRAY for ALL.  Please look out for neighbors, family members, church friends, the elderly and ASSIST them as you are able.  Phone calls, cards, and running errands are all important and helpful.
CELEBRATING OUR COVENANT CONNECTION
REJOICING IN THE LORD'S COVENANT WITH US
Below are videos
Pentecost 15 
September 13 Sunday Service
 
 
 
 
 
Pentecost 16
September 20 Sunday Service
Join us for Worship

 

WE LOOK FORWARD TO RESUMING Sunday Morning services 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).

Know Jesus
Grow in his Spirit
Show his Love
Current Mission
Projects
Pillows and Pillowcases for Kinder Cottage in East St. Louis
Mascoutah Food Pantry
DuBois Center
Weekend Lunch Program
Convoy of Hope (flood relief)
Kids for Christ

Previous and Ongoing Mission Projects

 

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

 

Heifer International development programs

Children's LifeLine (Haiti)

UniPres Kindercottage

Backpacks for the Homeless

Community VBS 2019

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

Hoyleton Youth and Family Services

Ronald McDonald House can tabs

ISC Ecuador Mission

 

 

For more information, click on each mission for a link 

 

This Sunday's Worship  October 4, 2020

WHAT IS HOLDING YOU BACK  from the fullness of life and joy and peace that God intends for his people?  In a series of messages "RISING ABOVE" we will be invited by the Good News, by the presence and power of Jesus Christ, by the Word of God in the Scriptures to transcend and go beyond those limitations.

 

This Sunday, the Word of God through the Apostle St. Paul (Philippians 3: 3-14) will guide us to move beyond the past, both good and not so good -- so that we are freed from the past to "press on toward the goal."  Pastor Hugh's message RISING ABOVE...THE PAST will remind us to be thankful for the blessings God has provided but not to be fixated on the past, and certainly not to be bogged down by our failures, shortcomings, and sin (with its shame and guilt) that has clouded our thinking and dragged us down.

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).

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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