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
A TIME OF THANKSGIVING
A GRATEFUL COMMUNITY GATHERS
Sunday, November 24 (6:00 pm)
at Mascoutah High School Auditorium
Sponsored by Ministerial Association
Hosted by Mercy's Door Community Church
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.
SUNDAY BIBLE STUDIES
FOR OUR CURRENT CLASSES
WELCOME TO JESUS--
WELCOME TO ST. JOHN
[WITH PASTOR HUGH IN FELLOWSHIP HALL]
[NOVEMBER 3 and 10
EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 17!]
THIS IS TO PROVIDE OPPORTUNITY for all who are interested to explore the basics of our faith in Jesus and our congregation.
Ask questions. Bring coffee and snacks. Bring friends. Enjoy time together.
NEW CLASS BEGINS NOV. 17
HE ADVENT CONSPIRACY
MEETS IN THE LIBRARY]
Details for these studies are in the parish newsletter. Click here to open.
8:00 and 10:30 AM
PLEASE RETURN YOUR 2020 FINANCIAL COMMITMENT CARD TO CHURCH
FULFILLING GOD'S PURPOSE
CELEBRATING OUR COVENANT CONNECTION
REJOICING IN THE LORD'S COVENANT WITH US
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).
Grow in his Spirit
Show his Love
Mascoutah Food Pantry
Convoy of Hope (flood relief US and Bahamas)
Previous and Ongoing Mission Projects
July 2019 Mission Trip to Rockford, IL
Christmas gifts for Hoyleton Youth and Family Services residential youth
Christmas gifts for Trinity Services
Our 175th Anniversary Project raised $17,500 for local and nearby outreach programs
Thanksgiving Dinners delivered to over 200 in our community
Summer Feed the Kids Lunch Program
Heifer International development programs
Backpacks for the Homeless
Community VBS 2019
Senior Center Meals on Wheels
UCC Christmas Fund
For more information, click on each mission for a link
This Sunday's Worship November 17, 2019
The last Sundays of the Church Year and the First Sunday in Advent are designed to help us prepare for the Day of the Lord, the Triumphant Glorious Return of Jesus, the Day of Judgment.
However, for those who have received Jesus, who trust in his saving work, who know the forgiveness of sins and the certainty of "the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting" this is a day of hope and joyful expectation. It is the fulfillment of all God's plans, not a day of wrath and rejection.
Pastor Hugh's message is OUR HOPE IN THE FACE OF JUDGMENT. We also begin our Harvest Home grateful praise of God's gifts.
Come and be blessed as we share the Good News of Jesus Christ.
St. John's Float "St. John 175 Years; Illinois 2018 Years" at the 2018 Mascoutah Homecoming Parades
Community Vacation Bible School (June 24-28) 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
Everfaithful Fellowship of Women Guild
Serving Others Committee
Middle School / High School / College Youth groups
Confirmation May 19, 2019