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July 2020 Newsletter

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St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church

405 Emma

Chenoa, Il  61726


July 1, 2020




Here's the link to sign up for services. All of  the July services are there, so if you are signing up for more than one at a time, please double check your dates and the number of people you are signing up.



Why do we celebrate the Fourth of July?

July 4th is Independence Day or also known as America’s birthday in the United States. We celebrate the 4th of July because it represents the day that America became separate from British rule. Under British rule the Colonists were unhappy with British government.




What is special about 4th July?

The 4th of July is special because it serves as a reminder of freedom: both political and personal. On the 4th of July, our nation celebrates freedom on a macro level. But we should also celebrate freedom on a micro level and more importantly, act on it.


What is the purpose of the Fourth of July?

July Fourth is probably one of the biggest holidays celebrated in America every year. This festive red, white, and blue event brings people together from all areas of life to celebrate the liberty and independence that we share. Typical celebrations include grilling, fireworks, and American flags waving in the air.




St. Paul’s Discipleship

Date Attendance Offering Missions
06-07 3787.00 75.00
06-14 77 4458.00 70.00
06-21 64 3319.00 25.00
06-28 78 3232.00 25.00
Ladies Restroom Renovation 72.00  


Rose Bailey [friend of Jonnita Vogel’s,]

Norman Beitz

Alma Brucker

Michelle Darguzis

Stacie Hensley

Martha Kylander

Barbara Lambert [mother of principal at PCJH]

Donna Leonard [friend of Roger & Pat Wahls]

Trent Nelson [Natashia Nelson’s father-in-law]

Carla Nobis [at Good Samaritan Home]

Thom Palmer [high school friend of Pat Wahls]

Elaine Rhoda

Rick Trachsel [cousin of Roger Seeman]

Jalene Wollford [grade school student at St. Mary’s, Pontiac]


Please notify Joy if anyone could be removed from the Prayer List.



Women’s Faith and Friends Book Club will meet Wednesday, July8th at 6:00 PM to watch “War Room.”  This was the book we last read.  You are welcome to bring your own snack and drink.  We are starting earlier since the movie is two hours long.  Any Questions, see Anna Schmidgall or Susie Erdman.




From our Parish Nurse                                                                                                        Pam Norris


 Until further notice, routine blood pressure checks will be suspended. 


Continue to contact Pam if you have medical questions (309)532-4872.  Please leave a voicemail (Pam doesn’t answer calls from numbers that she doesn’t recognize).  Feel free to text as well.



There are meals from Butler’s pantry in the freezer if you know of someone who could use some, please take them to that individual/couple and just update Pam (just so she knows who has already received them).  Lois Pulaski used her Thrivent dollars ($250) to fund this ministry.  These meals must be used up in 3 months.  These are for 1-2 people.  This is a perfect opportunity to support our members if there has been surgery, illness or hospitalization for that individual/couple.  If they are not taken by the end of September, will send them home with some of our members or donate them to the food pantry.  If anyone would be interested in using their Thrivent dollars for this ministry, please contact Pam (it is very easy to request these monies).  Looking forward, we will continue to have this ministry so stay tuned.



Collection for the Chenoa Food Pantry:  let’s collect canned meats or mac N cheese (of course any donations are welcomed) for the month of July.  Thank you to everyone who donated during the month of May.  The donations of canned meats, laundry detergents, and vegetables/fruits were greatly appreciated. 




PONTIAC CHURCH LEAGUE SOFTBALL  Because of COVID-19, the 2020 season is delayed, but planned to begin the first week of July. The normal season will be condensed by playing three games weekly on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, with three games played nightly at 6:15, 7:30 and 8:45. Teams will usually play only one of these games each evening. All games will be played at Pontiac's Rec Plex south of the Pontiac Correctional Center. The league is co-ed and players should be at least 16 years of age. Team colors are green and white. Those interested in playing should contact Stacy Eilts, First Lutheran, Pontiac  (815) 822-1377, or Roger Wahls, St. Paul, Chenoa  (815) 848-1415. Practices are planned for Sunday, 21 and 28 June, 4:00-5:30 p.m. at Pontiac's Play Park, (south of the water works, east of the Mill St bridge, at the east end of Grove St), for those available to attend. A game schedule will be posted on the bulletin board in the narthex.


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Church Grounds will be closed on July 4th.  This is consistent with the Football Field being closed as well that day.