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Now through March 31: Is the time to direct your Thrivent Choice dollars! If you direct them here to St. John’s, be sure to let Jill know which account you are donating to. You can direct the funds online through your Thrivent portal or call your Thrivent representative.

Wednesday, Feb. 21: Midweek Lenten service will be held at St. Peter’s at 6:30 p.m. See the box to the right for more information about this year's Lenten series theme and schedule.

Friday, Feb. 23: Fish Fry from 4-7 p.m. at St. Peter United Church of Christ, Red Bud. Dine-in or curbside pickup. 

Sunday, Feb. 25: Soup Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Campbell Hill. Carry-outs available. 

Friday, Mar. 1: Annual Fish & More dinner from 4:30-7:30 Christ Our Savior Lutheran High School. The FFA Helping Hands Auction will begin at 7 p.m.

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

Instruments of Suffering,

Instruments of Grace!

Lenten Series 2024

How can a bad situation be used for good? The Bible illustrates how God does that very thing all the time. This year for our Lenten Midweek series we will consider how God used horrific instruments of torture to give to us the Gift of His Grace; the Sacrifice of His Son for our salvation. The only thing that makes this hard to understand is the fact that we in our sins contributed in being the cause of His suffering. That is the depth of the Love of God for us!

Please join us on Wednesdays to reflect

on that Love that God has for us!

Midweek Lenten Services

St. Peter’s, Evansville – 6:30 p.m.

Feb. 14 – Ash Wednesday with Communion and Imposition of Ashes – “False Testimony” Matthew 26:59-65

Feb. 21 – “Fists” Matthew 26:66-68

Feb. 28 – “The Scourge” Matthew 27:22-26


St. John’s, Ruma – 6:30 p.m.

Mar. 6 – “The Crown of Thorns” Matthew 27:27-31

Mar. 13 – “The Cross, the Nails” Matthew 27:33-36

Mar. 20 – “Forsaken” Matthew 27:45-50


Holy Week Services

St. John’s, Ruma – 6:30 p.m.

Mar. 28 – Maundy Thursday with Holy Communion – “Surely-We!” Mark 14:12-26


St. Peter’s, Evansville – 6:30 p.m.

Mar. 29 – Good Friday, Liturgy of the Cross


St. John’s, Ruma – 6:30 a.m.    St. Peter’s, Evansville – 10 a.m.

Mar. 31 – Easter Sunday with Holy Communion – “Just As He Told You!” Mark 16:1-8

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