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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

ORDINARILY SUNDAY WORSHIP

SERVICES are at 8:00 and 10:30 am  

(NOTE: 9:00 am Outdoors on September 4)

WORSHIP VIDEOS ARE POSTED WEEKLY--

WATCH HERE FOR WORSHIP VIDEO FOR AUGUST 7, 2022

Please unmute!

SEE JULY 17 and 31, 2022 SERVICES BELOW

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

NEXT OUTDOOR COMMUNION SERVICE

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2022

LABOR DAY WEEKEND 

(ONE SERVICE ONLY 9:00 am)

BRING YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND LAWNCHAIRS!

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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
[FELLOWSHIP HALL]
Will resume August 14

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SERMON ON THE MOUNT
 

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Sunday, August 14
 SERVICE OF THE WORD
8:00 and 10:30 am
TENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
A NOTE ABOUT FACE COVERINGS
 
State of Illinois guidelines have exempted worship gatherings from the mask mandates. Now the state is lifting all mask mandates. So masks are optional at St. John. 
Please be respectful of others and our differing viewpoints.

Online Videos

We now post recordings of our 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. 
CELEBRATING OUR COVENANT CONNECTION
REJOICING IN THE LORD'S COVENANT WITH US
Below are videos for Sunday Worship
July 31, 2022
Pentecost 8
 
July 17
Pentecost 6 
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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).

Know Jesus
Grow in his Spirit
Show his Love
Current Mission
Projects
Mascoutah Food Pantry
DuBois Center
Ukraine Refugee Aid

through Convoy of Hope

 

Community VBS 2022

 

Weekend Meals Program 

Summer Lunch Program

Kids for Christ
 

Previous and Ongoing Mission Projects

 

Christmas gifts for Hoyleton Youth and Family Services residential youth

 

Pillows and Pillowcases for Kinder Cottage in East St. Louis

July 2019 Mission Trip to Rockford, IL
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

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 

 

This Sunday's Worship  August 14, 2022

As we transition from the festival part of the Church Year into the "Ordinary" times where the parament/vestment color is green, we aim to grow in APPLYING OUR FAITH in the Lord Jesus Christ in this time of spiritual growth and maturity.

As we think of the faithful Old Testament witnesses (Hebrews 11: 29 -12:2), judges, prophets, people of God who overcame the odds, we are called to "set aside every burden and sin" that is holding us back and to move on, with our eyes not on ourselves and the negatives, but focused on the cross of Jesus and his glory and victory.  Pastor Hugh's message will be

NO MATTER WHAT...

RUN THE RACE, WITH EYES ON JESUS

As we do so, we will experience more fully the joy and peace God intends for his people.

Be blessed as we share the Good News of our Lord Jesus Christ who comes to us even today in his Word and Sacraments. BRING YOUR FAMILY AND YOUR FRIENDS...we all need some love. 

2022 Confirmation Class

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 20-24, 2022) with almost 175 children, 100+ 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 Class 2021

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