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The Month of Oktoberfest, September 15th!
This is the month of Oktoberfest - a great time in the church year to celebrate the fellowship we all share.  Whether you can claim German heritage or not, it matters not!  We want to see you at the great celebration to worship our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ during either of the Polka Services (both 8a.m. and 10:30 a.m.) complete with Germand band and plenty of fun Polka music set to Christian song lyrics.  Then, after the services are concluded, we will head out back to the St. John Pavillion around 12 noon where we will enjoy a great German-style meal with all sorts of entertainment and games.  The German band from the Peoria-Area German Club will be playing our favorites, and perhaps we will be able to see the Alpine Horn players as well!  We will have a quilt raffle with three winners, German dancers, and more!  We also will be expanding our "Car Show" this year to include collector (and unusual) motorcycles and tractors along with the fine selection of cars we enjoy.  Make sure you come out on SEPTEMBER 15th to either the 8 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. Polka Services and the great meal and celebration afterwards.  This event is open to anyone who would like to take part!  (Pictures below are from last year, and show only a little bit of what is planned!)
The Annual Summertime Vacation Bible School, July 8th - 12th, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
This year the Vacation Bible School theme was RENEW - Grow in Faith, Have Fun and Change the World.  Many children attended VBS and had a great time!  The main message was Jesus's parable of the Sowing of the Seed with the seed falling on all of the different kinds of ground.  Each day discussed a different set of circumstances in which God's love still shines through in our lives.  As we are still in the VBS week, we do not yet have a complete list of everyone who helped.  But as for now, thanks to everyone who has made this year's VBS possible!
Summertime Brings Weddings, June 22nd, Taylor Hornung & Paige Pasley!
Everyone knows that Summertime brings weddings!  On June 22nd we celebrated with the Hornung and Pasley families as Taylor and Paige were joined together in Holy Matrimony.  Here are some pictures from that special day!
 
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