Centenary United Methodist Church, Effingham, will host the following activities:
• Saturday, Aug. 16: Pick It Up Effingham at Menards, 8 a.m.
• Sunday, Aug. 17: Connection Time, 10 a.m.; Glenwood Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Lavender Ridge Worship, 2 p.m.
• Monday, Aug. 18: Quilters, 9 a.m.
• Tuesday, Aug. 19: Brookstone Bible study, 9 a.m.; Glenwood Bible study, 10:30 a.m.
• Wednesday, Aug. 20: Lakeland Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Handbells, 6 p.m.; Alleluia Choir, 7 p.m.
• Thursday, Aug. 21: Book Club, 6:30 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church, Effingham, will host the following activities:
• Saturday, Aug. 16: PK’s movie, 6 p.m.
• Sunday, Aug. 17: PW board meeting, 8:30 a.m.
• Wednesday, Aug. 20: Junior High Youth, 5:30 p.m.; Session meeting, 6:30 p.m.
• Thursday, Aug. 21: Whole Life, 10 a.m.
• Friday, Aug. 22: Men’s Bible study at Martin’s IGA, 6:30 a.m.
BROWNSTOWN — Liberty Christian Church will host Steve Ladd in concert at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16. A free will offering will be collected. The church is located north of Brownstown on College Avenue. For more information, call 618-347-2271.
Recording Artist Shawn Hiltibidal from Edwardsville, will lead the praise and worship service at the Journey at 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 17. The church is located at the RMC Theater in the Village Square Mall, Effingham. International speaker Brandon Houseworth of Carbondale will be the guest speaker. For more information, call 217-821-2199.
St. John’s Lutheran Church
• Wednesday, Aug: 20: Organizational meeting for Praise and Worship Choir, 7:30 p.m.
• Sunday, Aug. 24: Red Cross Blood Drive, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
St. Paul Lutheran
ST. PETER — St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1608 E 800 Ave., Shobonier, will have a 150th anniversary celebration service Sunday, Aug. 17. The theme is “To God Be the Glory.” A catered meal will be served at noon in the Parish Hall. A free will offering will be taken for the meal. Linda Hanabarger will give an historical presentation at 1 p.m. The church service will be at 2 p.m. with special guest speaker, Lutheran Church Missouri Synod President Rev. Matthew Harrison. The church is located 5 miles west and 1 mile south of St. Peter. Please call 618-349-6291 with the number planning to attend the catered meal.
St. Mary’s Catholic
SHUMWAY — St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Shumway, will host the Prayer Vigil for Life Monday, Aug. 18. The Rev. Ron Hilt will be celebrant and homilist for the 6:30 p.m. Mass. Praying the Scriptural Rosary will begin at 6 p.m.
The business meeting will be in the lower level of the church. The evenings agenda includes pro-family legislation and upcoming area pro-life events such as the Life Banquet and 40-Day Prayer Campaign.
SHUMWAY — The 150th Anniversary Committee of Trinity Lutheran Church, Shumway, will celebrate Sunday, Aug. 17. Sunday School teachers, current and past, will be recognized during the worship service with lunch to follow. At 12:45, the church bell will be rung with a balloon release scheduled for 1 p.m. Those planning to attend the lunch are asked to call 217-868-2943 or 217-347-5668.
WATSON — Watson Baptist Church will host the following activities:
• Sunday, Aug. 17: Buisness meeting following evening service
•Tuesday, Aug. 19: Promise Keepers/M.O.M. meet at Jackson Township, 6 p.m.
• Wednesday, Aug. 20: Family Night, 7 p.m.; choir practice and Deacon meeting, 8 p.m.
• Thursday, Aug. 21: Women on Mission, 6 p.m.
WATSON — Watson United Methodist Church will host the following activities:
• Tuesday, Aug. 19: Bible study, 9 a.m.
• Wednesday, Aug. 20: Trustees meeting, 6 p.m.
• Saturday, Aug. 23: Sunshine Girls meet at Pizza Man, 2 p.m.