St. John's Episcopal & Redeemer Lutheran Church--Joint Worshiping Congregations--located at Broadway & Pine Streets, Centralia, Illinois. Holy Eucharist begins at 11:30 A.M. in our historic church building. Priest-in-Charge is The Rev. Canon David M. Baumann. Assisting Deacon The Rev. Sylvia L. Howard. Musicians: Barbara Crain & Douglas Tucker, Organ and Piano; Elizabeth Baumann, Cantrix and Lector. Carol McCrary will serve as acolyte, with Tom Walsh as usher, Linda Davis as greeter, and Judy Holmes hostessing the coffee hour immediately following the Mass.

Father David writes:
"The first lesson is from the first book of Proverbs, in which Wisdom (the knowledge of God) appeals to the ignorant to come to her and find the way of life. Following up that theme, the Response is a portion of Psalm 34, which is an appeal to all people to turn from evil and find goodness and peace. The second lesson is from the letter of St. Paul to the church in Ephesus, in which Paul exhorts the believers to find wisdom and joy even when times are evil. Finally, the Gospel lesson is from John, and matches the theme of the lesson from Proverbs by providing Jesus’ teaching that he is the living bread who alone can give eternal life to those who come to Him."

A joint leadership meeting will be held in the undercroft this Sunday at 1:00 P.M.

Members from our congregations will be leading the worship for the residents at Fireside Nursing Home this Sunday, beginning at 3:00 P.M., and on August 26 at 2:00 P.M.

The meeting of the Mystical Rose cell of the Society of Mary will be on August 19 at 4 p.m. at the home of Father David and Elizabeth Baumann. The topic for discussion is "Creating a Mary Garden", presented by Elizabeth Baumann. There is a sample of such a garden on the front porch of the Baumann home. Tea and refreshments will be served by Elizabeth and Cecilia.

Ladies Prayer Group meets at the church on Wednesday afternoons at 1:00 P.M.

The midweek Masses have resumed on Thursdays at 4:00 P.M., with Bible study to begin at 3:00 P.M.

Copies of the newsletter for this month are in the information rack at the back of the church.

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