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Pastor Mauricio Vieira
509 W Jackson PO Box 143
Email: pastor.mauricio.elca@gmail.com
Cell phone: 217-377-2094
Parsonage: 815-689-2129
Pastor's Church Office: 815-689-2150
St. John's Lutheran Church
511 W. Jackson
Cullom, Illinois 60929
Church Phone: 815-689-2120
Judy Ehlers, Secretary
Organists: Joanie Schrock & Ellen Hoffman
Email: st.johns@frontiernet.net
Facebook: St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church
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2017 Church Council
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Back Row:  Nancy Groskreutz, Deacon;  Kim Huges, Deacon;  Pastor Mauricio Vieira; Mark Henrichs, Trustee; Dave Haag, Trustee
Front Row: Karen Moritz, Treasurer; John Platz, President; Marcia Stalter, Secretary; Kevin Ehlers, Benevolent Treasurer

Pastor Mauricio Vieira and family
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Pastor Mauricio, Dominick, Ana, Logan 8/2015 First Cullom Homecoming




PASTOR MAURICIO VIEIRA'S CULLOM OFFICE HOURS

Thursday & Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm

SUNDAYS
9:00am Sunday School. Resumes Sept. 10 with Rally Day

10:15am Worship with Holy Communion

BLOODMOBILE
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27
2:00---6:00pm
St. John's Lutheran Parish Hall, Cullom
Walk ins welcome or
Call Judy Ehlers for appointment
815-689-2778 / 815-848-1538

NOVEMBER 2017

Wednesday, 1st
6:30pm Lydia's Ladies Bible study group
L: Pat Johnson S: Pat Fagan

Saturday, 4th
Turn clocks back one hour

Sunday, 5th
9:00am Sunday School
10:15am Jake's Boys
Meal to follow
BBQ w/ bring in salades & desserts

Monday, 6th
8:30--11:30am Friendship Day
6:30pm WELCA General Board 2018 planning

Tuesday, 7th
1:15pm Leave for Prairieview Day

Thursday, 9th
9:00am NE Pastors
St. John's Lutheran, Bloomington

Saturday, 11th Veteran's Day
Say THANK YOU TO A VETERAN

Sunday, 12th
Organist: Ellen
9:00am Sunday School
10:15am Worship w/HC
Bring ThankOffering Boxes
11:30-12:15 Confirmation Class

Sunday, 19th
Organist: Joanie
9:00am Sunday School & XMAS Program Practice
10:15am Worship w/HC
11:30-12:15 Confirmation Class
4:00pm Ecumenical Thanksgiving Worship
Cullom UMC

Monday, 20th
8:30-11:30am Friendship Day
7:00pm Church Council

Thursday, 23rd
HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Friday, 24th
December Newsletter items into office

Sunday,26th
Organist: Ellen
9:00am Sunday School & Xmas Program Practice
10:15am Worship w/HC
NO Confirmation Class till Jan 21, 2018

Monday, 27th
2:00--6:00pm BLOODMOBILE
COME GIVE A GIFT OF LIFE

Tuesday, 28th
6:30pm Decorate Trees & Parish Hall
ALL HANDS NEEDED

Wednesday, 29th
6:30-8:00pm Advent Study-Cullom
Life in Year One

1/15/17 45 years as Church Secretary
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1/15/17 Celebrating 45 years as church secretary
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Judy started in January 1972 under Pastor Lee Luebke

Happy retirement Joann.
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THANK YOU for your dedication to our Sunday School Kids.

Joann Shelby retirement from SS Supperintendent
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After 30 years of SS Teacher and SS Superintendent, Joann is stepping down. 5/21/17. Thank you!

Chris Lee Graduated 5.14.17 from Wartburg
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Congratulations to our Seminary Student

2017 Confirmation Class June 4, 2017
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Aaron Hughes, Pr Mauricio Vieira, Logan Vieira

CONFIRMATION CLASS OF 2016
Brittney Elaine Billerbeck
Margie Anne Billerbeck
Rodney Scott Billerbeck II
Bryce William Osborn

Sunday, May 15 & 22, 2016
10:15am Worship Service


Recognizing our Graduates 5/22/16
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Lauren Ehlers, Matthew Schrock, Robert Shelby, Bailee Osborn, Brittney B,Margie B, Rodney B, Bryce O

2016 GRADUATES
Tri-Point Jr High
Margie Billerbeck
Brittney Billerbeck
Rodney Billerbeck II
Saunemin Grade School
Bryce Osborn
Tri-Point High School
Lauren Ehlers
Kayleigh Miller
Pontiac Township High School
Bailee Osborn
Robert Shelby
Matthew Schrock


2017 Community Vacation Bible School
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Held at St. John's Lutheran June 12-16, 2017 with many helpers and 18 kids

2017 CULLOM COMMUNITY VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
MAKER FUN FACTORY
Was held Monday, June 12-16, 2017 from 5:30---8:00pm for
3year olds thru 6th grade in the parish hall at
St. John's Lutheran Church
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO MADE THIS POSSIBLE FOR 18 CHILDREN OF THE CULLOM COMMUNITY.

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Our Church Youth went to the ELCA Youth Gathering in Detroit  July 15-19.  Micheil, Robert or Scott Shelby; Bailee Osborn; Lauren Ehlers; Cassidy Hindman; Briana Smith; Marcia Stalter; Cindy Hindman.  .

07/15/15 Our Youth off to ELCA Youth Gathering
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Off to Detroit for 5 days of learing, working, worshipping, fellowshipping

Sending off with prayer.
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Praying for safe travel.

Out on a service project
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Working in an "Ear Garden"

Our group at the 2015 ELCA Youth Gathering
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Cullom, Clifton, Robrts Youth and Leaders

7/19/15 Fixing a Taco Bar for the returning group
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Pat F, Judy E, Joann S, Pastor Mo, Ana, Kim & Kevin E

Taco Bar waiting for the kids on their return
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Sunday, July 19 Everyone home safe and sound
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Micheil, Robert, Briana, Bailee, Marcia, Cass, Scott // Cindy, Lauren

WORSHIP TIMES

9:00am Sunday School resumes Sept. 10
10:15am Worship/Holy Communion

Everyone is welcome

LYDIA'S LADIES BIBLE STUDY GROUP 1st Wednesday of each month except July & August. All Ladies are welcome to attend

WELCA Officers for 2016
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Judy Sec; Nancy Mission Growth; Carol Pres; Marcy Mision Comm/Action; Arlene VPres; Pat J Treas.

2016 WELCA Retreat at Lake Marie
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Tuesday, July 12. Thank You Paul & Diann Flessner

07/07/15 WELC Ladies Retreat at Lake Marie
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Fellowship, Meeting, Bible Study, Holy Communion

WELCA Ladies Retreat at Lake Marie 7/8/14
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Beautiful Day on the Lake

Back Row:  Judy E, Pat F, Gisela S, Birgit McC, Diann F, Pat P, Pat J, Marian K, Carol T, Pastor Trudy
Seated:  Connie H, Arlene B, Esther A, Nancy G.

St. John's Luth Youth serves Easter Breakfast 4/15
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Back: Robert S, Lauren E, Michiel S // Bailee O, Bryce O, Cass H, Brittney B, Rodney B, Scott S

Church Food Stand.
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August 11-12-13, 2016 Thank you all for your support.

St. John's Lutheran Church Stand
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Thank you for letting us serve you on the midway August 11-12-13, Thursday thru Saturday 2016

Aug 14, 2016 Worhip Under the Tent on Midway
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Pr. Jonathan (CullomKempton UMC) & Pr Mauricio (St. John's, Cullom & St Paul's Lutheran,Chatsworth)

2016 Worship in the Tent on the Midway Aug. 14
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70 Worshipped in the Tent from 4 churches. Cullom UMC & Lutheran; Kempton UMC and Chatsworth Luth;

2016 Worship In the Tent Aug. 14
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Our Worship Band--Joanie, Robert, Lauren, Scott, Ali

2015 Worship in the Tent Aug. 9
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Prelude by Ali, Dani Grace and Joanie also at 2016 Church service (no picture that day)

Special Music Aug. 14, 2016
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Zach Ehlers

Worship Under the Tent 8/14/16
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Pr Jon and Pr Mauricio giving Holy Communion

2014 St. John's Lutheran Youth Game booth
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Raising funds for the ELCA Youth Gathering in July 2015 in Detroit

2014 More Lutheran Youth
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Working at the Lutheran Youth Game Booth

09-08-13 3rd graders received their Bibles
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Ethan Henrichs and Cari Hall received their bibles from the Women of the ELCA on Rally Day

Those who helped make 164 quilts this year
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Arlene, Marcy, Pat J, Nancy, Esther~Birgit, Carol, Shirley, Connie~also Joan, Denise, Corey

WE ARE PROUD OF OUR CINDY
Attending the Festival Worship Service at the Church of the Little Flower on June 6, 2013 and celebrating the recognition of our own Cindy Hindman as a Certified Synodically Authorized Minister were her mom, Jean Hindman;  Daughter, Cassidy; Wally and Pr Trudy Foote; Dave and Carol Tharp. 

Cindy Hindman recognized at Synod Assembly
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6.6.13 Our Certified Synodically Authorized Minister

Pipe Organ Re-Dedication Celebration May 5, 2013
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Cake

May 5, 2013 Re-Dedication of Our Pipe Organ
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Our present Organists: Joanie Schrock and Ellen Hoffman

May 5 Celebration: Past & Present Organists
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Jerry Keck, Joanie, Ellen, Linda Kellerhals, Joyce Ommen

2013 Confirmation Class May 12,
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Pastor Trudy Foote, Ali Flessner, Jacob Bruner, Kyleigh Gerdes, Roger Viti, Trevor Kerrins

2016 Friendship Day Quilters and quilts
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155 plus and counting till end of October

2016 Quilts
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Front to Back

2016 Sunday School Christmas Program
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Done Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017 due to cancellation in December due to weather

The Christmas Story 2014
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Christmas Sunday School Manager Cast

 
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2013 Sunday School Christmas Program
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"Sounds of Christmas" Dec. 15. All Cast members

2012 Sunday School Christmas Program Dec. 16.
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Sunday School and Confirmation kids participated in "Rainbow of Promises". Great Job Kids!!!!

WE INVITE YOU TO  WORSHIP WITH US...ALL ARE WELCOME!