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Mark Your Calendar

Sunday, March 19: Our Sunday School classes will meet via Zoom.

Wednesday, March 22: Midweek Lenten services move to St. Peter's, Evansville, at 6:30 p.m. See column at right for more information.

Friday and Saturday, March 24-25: COSLHS drama students will perform in Order Up at 7:00 each evening. Adults, $10; students, $5; under 5, $0.

Monday, March 27: COS is hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive on from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Use your Red Cross App or go online to set up your appointment.

Friday, March 31: The last day to direct your 2022 Thrivent Choice Dollars to your choice of over 45,000 organizations. You can direct online (you should get an email from Thrivent with directions) or by calling your representative. If you direct dollars to St. John’s, let Jill know the dollar amount and in which fund to put the money.

Friday, March 31: Fish Fry at St. Peter United Church of Christ, Red Bud, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dine in or pick up curbside. For more information see the flyer on the bulletin board.

April 2: The last day to get with Jill about donations and memorial information for Easter lilies.

Wednesday, April 12: If you’d like to learn to quilt, several of our most experienced quilters will be working on a new quilt from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and would love to teach you the craft. If you have a thimble, bring one. You can stay for as long or as short a time as you like. If you plan to spend the day, bring your lunch. Quilters meet weekly until a quilt is finished. Please contact Dorothy Ruez or Pearl May if you are interested.

Wednesday and Thursday, April 26-27: Save the date for Lutheran Older Adult Retreat at Pere Marquette Lodge. More info to come.

Susan Sochowski Family

At our request, Mark has put together a list of concrete and financial ways to help the family as they adjust to a new normal after Susan's stroke. As she continues to recover at home, Susan and the family can use everything from help cleaning the garage to supportive notes and cards to gift cards to help cover expenses.  

A list is available in the back of church. For more information, email

This Year's Lenten Series

The Lord Is My Shepherd

Perhaps there is no more beloved picture in Scripture than that of the Good Shepherd. In times when we feel alone, afraid, or sad, it is a great comfort to know that our Good Shepherd is near. His staff is in His hand, ever keeping us from straying, and ever protecting us from danger!


The Biblical shepherd spent his time in the worst elements of weather. The life of the shepherd was solitary. The life of the shepherd was also on the line! If a wolf came to make prey of the sheep, the shepherd would place himself between the flock and the possibility of death!


“What punishment so strange is suffered yonder! The Shepherd dies for sheep that love to wander; The master pays the debt His servants owe Him, who would not know Him.” [LSB 439 vs. 4]


Come to our Lenten Midweek services this year and learn of the Shepherd who sacrificed Himself for His wayward sheep. Learn of His tender care for us here and in eternity!


St John’s Ruma – 6:30 p.m.

February 22 - Ash Wednesday with Communion and Imposition of Ashes – “The Lord is My Shepherd”

March 1 – “He Maketh Me to Lie Down”

March 8 – “He Leadeth Me in the Paths of           Righteousness”


St. Peter’s Evansville – 6:30 p.m.

March 15“I Will Fear No Evil”

March 22 – “Thou Preparest A Table Before Me”

March 29 – “I Will Dwell in the House of the Lord Forever!”

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