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St. Joseph, IL 61873

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VBS Thanks!

It’s August, and a lot is happening this month. Church picnic, community parade (featuring a float by LWFC), back to school, a solar eclipse, and more! But as I write this, we have just finished VBS, and my heart is full of gratitude to God and to you, my church family. I know you heard about it in the prayer mails during the whole week of VBS, and by the time you read this you will have heard about it in church, but I still want to write about it, so maybe you can look back on this once in awhile, and be reminded and encouraged.

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A Word From Pastor Scott

We are halfway through our "Year of Prayer" and I have been delighted with your response to and participation in this. Your encouraging words have been a blessing to me, because that lets me know the prayers are resonating with you, but also because it lets me know you're reading them! I want to take this brief opportunity to encourage you as we head into the second half of 2017. First, a reminder that prayer isn't something we're just doing this year. The purpose, stated at the outset of the year, is to cultivate the habit of prayer. It might be useful to gather all these prayer mails into a book or something, so that we can look back on them for a few reasons.

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The Impact of Summer on the Church

Summer is right around the corner! I have mixed feelings about summer; most pastors do. I'm not talking about the weather; most of you know how I feel about that. I'm talking about summer vacation. Most of us are not stu-dents or teachers, and that means life goes on as normal, but most people take vacations in the summer months to take advantage of the weather and the freer schedules of students in their families. What that typically translates to is a reduction in church attendance during the summer months. And while I would always rather preach in a fuller sanctuary, it's not just a matter of warm bodies in seats. It reduces the pool of volunteers we need to make church services run smoothly.

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