Youth News

•  IMY meets Sunday, Sept 24 at 6:00 pm - will go to a corn maze

 •  Confirmation meets Sunday mornings at 9:00 am with Adam Day and on Wednesdays with Pastor between 6 and 7:30 pm (come when you can, stay for an hour)

 Other News

•  CSI meets Sunday, Sept 24 at noon at Houlahans - Waterman.  Contact Nancy Rissman at 815-286-7882 if questions and to let her know if you will attend.

•  LWML Sunday, Oct. 8 is "Be Ready to Confess Jesus"

•  The cost to prepay the propane for the upcoming winter season is $7,000. To contribute to this fund, please mark your envelope “Propane Fund”. If you have questions, ask Martha Blum.

•  We are looking for volunteers to be on the Pavilion GreenSpace Development Committee.  Contact Mike Vermillion or Martha Blum if you are interested.

•  Email Phyllis Helmke to add announcements (preferably by Fridays). Also posted on

Reformation and Area News

•  Reformation 500 Kick-off event at Immanuel, Belvidere: Sat Oct 7 4:00 pm with Rev. Dr. John Nune, President of Concordia College New York. There will be music, history, fellowship, refreshments and more.

•  Joint Circuit Reformation service: Sun Oct 15, 2:00 pm at St. John, 26555 Brickville Rd, Sycamore

•  Reformation Celebration Day: Sat Oct 28, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. CUC Campus - Concordia Triangle (reservations required)

•  Reformation at 500: An Interdenominational Conversation, Mon Oct 30, 7:30 pm. CUC Campus – Chapel of our Lord (will be live-streamed at - we will show the live-stream in Fellowship Hall)

•  Reformation speaker John McCormack at Aurora University on Thurs, Nov 2, 7:00 pm at Tapper Recital Hall. “Here We Stand: Reformation and its 500-Year Legacy.”