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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

AT THIS TIME OUR OFFICES ARE STAFFED but OPEN ONLY PART-TIME (DAILY 8 am - 2 pm)

CALL 618 566 7311 TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS.    THE ELEVATOR LOBBY IS OPEN  9 am - 8 pm 

TO DROP OFF ITEMS FOR MISSION PROJECTS & TO PICK UP DEVOTION BOOKLETS, etc.

OUR EASTER CELEBRATION CONTINUES WEEKLY

       IN PERSON WORSHIP  8:00 and 10:30 am

                                       MASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIRED

 

A SPECIAL EASTER VIDEO

 

VIDEOS ARE POSTED WEEKLY--
WATCH HERE FOR WORSHIP VIDEO FOR MAY 2, 2021
 

Please unmute!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEE APRIL 18 AND APRIL 25, 2021 SERVICES BELOW

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

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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.

  

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Bible Studies

9:15 am SUNDAYS

JOIN RACHAEL

BEARTH FOR A NEW 

BOOK STUDY

 

 

 

WATCH FOR A DATE FOR PASTOR HUGH'S VIDEO CLASS

TO RESUME

Daily Devotion

EASTER DAY APRIL 4

THE ETERNAL COVENANT

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Sunday, May 9
IN PERSON WORSHIP
8:00 and 10:30 am
THE WORSHIP VIDEO WILL ALSO BE POSTED ONLINE
SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
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In-Person Worship
 NO RESERVATION REQUIRED

  but MASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING safeguards will be followed using guidelines from the CDC and State of Illinois.  Please join us if you are not ill, have been vaccinated, and are comfortable attending!

Online Videos

So we will continue to provide weekly video services online.  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.  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 for Sunday Worship
April 18 Easter 3
 
 
 
 
Sunday Apr.25 Easter 4
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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).

This Sunday's Worship  May 9, 2021

Easter continues weekly until Pentecost (May 23rd) with a new worship and preaching / teaching series--

CHRIST RISEN--THE UNCHANGING WORD OF LIFE

based on the New Testament Letter of First John.  This series highlights the blessing for us of the saving power of our Risen Savior.

Life's negatives seem to beat us down, but the Risen Lord, the Son of God, enables us to conquer those negative powers of the broken world.  And this victory that conquers is our faith.  Applying that faith i Christ brings the power of the new birth into action. 

Pastor Hugh's message BORN TO CONQUER based on I John 5: 1-6 will bring encouragement and strength to each of us.

St. John will provide a special gift to each woman on this Mother's Day.

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
Pillows and Pillowcases for Kinder Cottage in East St. Louis
Mascoutah Food Pantry
DuBois Center
Weekend Lunch Program
Convoy of Hope (disaster 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

 

Children's LifeLine (Haiti)

UniPres Kindercottage

Backpacks for the Homeless through Moms on a Mission

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

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.

PLAN NOW FOR 2021 VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (M-F  JUNE 21-25,  8:45 am - 12:00 pm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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