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General Announcements:

THE ALTAR FLOWERS are given to the glory of God by Doug & Michelle Bowser in celebration of Mikhael’s birthday.


THE ETERNAL CANDLE is given to the glory of God by Doug & Michelle Bowser in celebration of Mikhael’s birthday.


THE ANNUAL USHER MEETING was held on October 14th.  We are still in need of individuals who would serve as usher captain for a couple months out of the year.  Please see the signup sheets located on the information table in the hallway for available months.


THE CID CHURCH EXTENSION FUND is seeking an individual to serve as Executive Director of the Church Extension Fund.  The ideal candidate should have a Bachelor’s Degree in business or finance and/or equivalent.  Six to ten years of progressive management experience in a related financial environment is preferred.  He/She should be an active member of an LCMS congregation, preferable in the CID.  For an application and complete job description, contact Dave Rohe at 217-793-1802 or email


PASTOR IS STARTING AN ADULT INSTRUCTION CLASS; if you are interested or you know of anyone wanting to become a member, contact the office. He is thinking either Tuesdays at 6:30pm or Saturdays at 10:00am. When calling let us know your preference.


ANNUAL THANKSGIVING POTLUCK is Sunday, November 19th at 11:30am.  Absolutely everyone is invited to attend!   Bring a dish to share.  Table service and drinks will be provided!


THIS WEEKEND for our ongoing celebration of our 100th Anniversary our guest preacher is former member, Pastor Alan Beuster.



This is the month when you have the opportunity to sing along with a wonderful Lutheran church musician at St. John’s!  Composer, conductor, teacher, organist Dr. Michael Burkhardt will be leading US in a hymn festival on November 19 at 2 pm.  In addition to the singing of our congregation (and the guests you will invite), it includes our choir, hand bell choir and brass ensemble.  This is not something you want to miss.  Also, there is no admission fee – just come and sing joyfully. Our Thanksgiving potluck precedes this (after Bible class), and there will be a reception after the hymn festival.  What a day! What great events, as we continue to celebrate our Lutheran heritage – Reformation and 100th anniversary!


INFORMER DEADLINE is Monday, November 20th,. Since it needs to be printed  no later than Tuesday afternoon, please turn your article in promptly!  Otherwise it will not be included in December’s Informer.  Thanks for your cooperation.


THANKSGIVING EVE SERVICE  is at 6:30pm pm on November 22nd.


CHURCH DECORATING: Sunday, December 3rd after Bible Study/Sunday School.  We will be getting the sanctuary ready for  the celebration of Christ’s birth.  A light lunch will be served afterwards.  Many hands make short work.


PECANS ARE AVAILABLE from Valparaiso University Guild - shelled pecan halves for $11.00 (16 oz.) and chocolate covered for $10.00 (12oz.) Contact Judy Belan (755-3815).


Sunday School Family Service Project

All food pantry items are due this morning.  If you were not able to go to the grocery store with the $10.00 your child received a few weeks ago, please put it into the box on the table in the concourse.  This money will go directly to the food pantry.


MONDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY will meet at Cora Whipple’s house, 322 13th Avenue A, Silvis  at 6:30pm


HOLIDAY SERVICES - Advent Services are on Wednesday, December 6th, December 13th & December 20th at 6:30pm.  A light supper will be served starting at 5:30pm.  Christmas Eve Services (12/24) are at 9:00am and Candlelight Service at 8:00pm with pre-service music at 7:30pm and Christmas Day Service at 9:00am.  New Year’s Eve we will only have the 9:00am Service.  There is no 6:30pm Service or New Year’s Eve Party this year.  Please mark your calendar.



Youth News



Friday, December 8, 6:30pm    220 19th Street, Rock Island, IL, Rock Island

Join us for this fun annual tradition!!  Meet at Comedy Sportz at 630pm. We will eat dinner during the intermission of the show. Your cost will be $10 for Comedy Sportz. The Board of Youth will pay for pizza and beverages. This is open to all 5th-12th graders and college aged students. Sign up on the FB page or in the Youth Room by Sunday November 26.  Let us know if you need a ride.



 Organist:  Lucille Perley

Acolytes: (Sun) Jonah Wilson

Greeters:  (Sat) Gail Massey & LouAnn DeRammelaere

                     (Sun)  Don & Donna Hakeman & Marsha Boarts

Ushers:     (Sat) Vern Sletten, Dave Pratt , Chuck Brokaw & Norm Antolik

                     (Sun)  Evan Antolik, Brent Antolik, Esther Cashion, Greg Hart, Tim Stone, & Kevin Verschoore

Fellowship Callers: Dave & Candace Sountris





SUNDAY, November 19th               

9:00am - 10:00am              Worship Service/Communion/ Pastor Alan Beuster

10:30am- 11:30am            Bible Class & Sunday School

11:30am - 2:00pm              Thanksgiving Feast

2:00pm- 3:30pm                 Hymn Festival / Michael Burkhardt


MONDAY, November 20th

                Informer Deadline

9:00am- 12:00pm               CEL Feast

6:30pm-7:30pm                  Heavenly Ringers

6:30pm- 7:30pm                 Men’s Reunion

6:30pm – 7:30pm               Confirmation Classes

6:30pm – 7:30pm               Quiet Heroes of the Bible@ Cora’s house


TUESDAY, November 21st

9:00am - 12:00pm              Food Pantry

9:30am - 10:30am              Staff Meeting


WEDNESDAY, November 22nd

8:30am-9:00am                  TOPS

8:30am- 5:30pm                 Child’s World

10:00am-11:00am             NO Lifelight Study

6:00pm- 6:30pm                 NO Cherub Chimers

6:30pm- 7:30pm                 NO Adult Choir

6:30pm- 7:30pm                 Worship Service/ Communion


THURSDAY, November 23rd

                Happy Thanksgiving - Office Closed

3:00pm- 9:00pm                 Stone family Thanksgiving


FRIDAY, November 24th


SATURDAY, November 25th

8:00am- 9:00am                 NO Men’s Bible Study

6:30pm - 7:30pm                Worship Service


NEXT SUNDAY, November 26th

9:00am - 10:00am              Worship Service

10:30am- 11:30am            Intergenerational - The 4th Wiseman movie





 Budget Needed—$7,586

Our Response to God’s Love:

10/22/2017                           $4,119

10/29/2017                           $6, 650

11/05/2017                          $10,996

11/12/2017                            $4,220




  Bible Study Opportunities


Sundays at 10:30am - Sundays at 10:30am –

                (11/26) The 4th Wiseman movie

                (12/3 & 12/10)  The History of Christmas


Sunday - 10:15 am- Geography, Customs and History (Keyl Room)      This class explores the world of the Bible along with selected events recorded in Scripture.


Monday Night Bible Study- 6:30pm “Quiet Heroes of Faith”

                In our era of great challenge, the Heroes of the Faith series highlight men and women in the Bible who overcame extraordinary difficulties.  Their stories show that God chooses ordinary people - people like you - to do His extraordinary work..   

Wednesday Women’s Bible Study - 10:00am   “Isaiah.” 

                In this study we will learn through Isaiah what it is to be thrilled and touched by God’s holy presence.  Both our sin and the atonement for sin that God provides will be revealed to us.


Thursday Bible Study - 9:00 am Chronological study of the Bible.

                Pastor Heino will lead us in this study


Saturday - 8:00 am  Men’s Bible Study:  “Woman & Man.” 

                Dr. Joel Biermann will lead us through a class that examines God’s plan for man and woman in marriage, society and in restoration of God’s creation.




November 18th & 19th, 2017

Please remember the following in your prayers this week....

Ill & Hospitalized

Larry Dodge

Libby Dreier

Jordan Floyd

Lauryn Hoffstatter            

Mike Jones

Kayleigh Little     

Chuck Mayerhofer            

Carlos Morales

Doris Park                            

Scott Park

Virginia Perry                       

Mark Reeder

Glenn Schnabel

Dale Sass              

Connie Tatreau

Kim Zude


Military Deployed

LCPL Tyler Mahsem

Kyle Moore

Caleb E. Sipp

 (Chaplain & Mary Heino’s grandson)          

Daniel Stott

Chaplain Paul Weber

 Adam Wessell


Sister Congregation

Pastor Jeffrey McPike

Immanuel Lutheran Church

of  Osman

Fisher, IL



LCMS missionaries serving the Lord in Dominican Republic:

Rev. David & Jennifer Preus

Blake & Elizabeth Warren

Jana Inglehart

Jamielynn Tinkey


Members of St. John’s

Don, Wanda & Jason Cass

Chris & Laura Chaffee

Tim, Niki, Mason & Zachery Chellew


Wedding Anniversaries

Don & Donna Hakeman

Duane & Kathy Herron

Ken & Janet Hill

Mark & Rachel Brault


Birth Congratulations

Gabriel Gregory Hart- 11/3/17

son of Thomas & Jessica Hart



Doris Byles                           

Lois Deal                              

Mary Ann Eckert

Charlotte Geis                     

Helen Heiland

Alice Heller                          

Ingrid Hodshire                   

Lori Hopkins                       

Kathleen Kelly                    

Larry Newlon                      

Joyce Puck                           

June Sutton


Prolonged Illness &

Special Needs

Duane Becker                     

Aisha Cowart, Jace & Aubry

Darryl Crawford                 

Judy DeGraeve

Peggy Dufur                         

Rita Fors               

Carolyne Franklin

Ann Gibbs                            

Mark Harriss       

Duane Herron                     

Peg Heitzman                      

Fred Hurley

Joseph Koenig                     

 Patty Krack                        

David Kroll          

Veronica Mangancino       

Don Margenthaler              

Gene Mayerhofer               

Reid McDonald                  

Griffin Miller                        

Dave Redman                     

Jackie Reilly                        

Todd Ripka                         

Darla Schnabel                   

Jan Severtsgard   

Tom Sharp

Sharon Snyder    

Christine Springfield           

Joan Tormeno                     

Judi Umbarger     

Millie VanRycke                 

Judy Weber                          

Ken & Jim Westervelt

Willow Yager & family


Please let the Office know of any changes or updates.

                           Thank you!