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CHURCH BULLETINS: Newark church welcomes pastor

NEWARK — Newark Lutheran Church has a new pastor, Luke Emerson.

This Sunday, July 28, at 8:45 a.m. will be a “meet and greet,” followed by worship services at 9:30 a.m.
There will be no Sunday School.

St. Mary’s holding Bible School

St. Mary’s of Minooka will hold Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. to noon each day during the week of July 29 to Aug. 2. 

The theme this year is “Marvelous Mystery, The Mass Comes Alive.” The program is designed for children entering preschool through fourth grade. Registration forms and fees were due July 11.

St. Mary’s Church is at 303 W St Mary’s St, Minooka.

Blood drive is Aug. 3 in Minooka

A Community Blood Drive will be held from 7:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 3.

Call John Bukowski at (815) 521-1970 for an appointment or sign up on line at or e-mail john at

Walk-ins are welcome; appointments are appreciated. All donors will receive a $7 Oberweis gift card.

Pork dinner being served Aug. 3

Coal City United Methodist Church, located at 6805 E. McArdle Road, Coal City, invites the community to its “Hallelujah” Pork Dinner on Saturday, Aug. 3.

From 4 to 7 p.m., the church will be serving tender & juicy slow-grilled pork roast, mashed potatoes & gravy, coleslaw, corn, green beans, bread, assorted desserts, coffee, iced tea and lemonade.

Tickets will be sold at the door. The cost is $10 for ages 13 & older, $6 for children ages 6-12, and free for children ages 5 & under. Carry-outs will be available.

Give Away Day Aug. 3 in Lisbon

West Lisbon Church will be having its 4th annual “Give Away Day” from 8 a.m. to noon on Aug. 3.

There will be clothes (baby through adult sizes), shoes, kitchen/household items, linens, baby items, toys, holiday decorations, and so much more. There is no admissions charge for this event and the public is free to take what they need.

Any questions, call the church office at (815)736-6331.

Enjoy a Taste of West Lisbon

West Lisbon Church would like to invite everyone to its Taste of West Lisbon on Sunday, Aug. 4.

From 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., enjoy a variety of foods — from main dishes to desserts, from snacks to Norwegian delicacies…The list is endless.

And what is planned for the kids?  Our Kid’s Corner will include a moon walk, a clown performer and yard games.

All donations received will be given to our Building Fund. 

West Lisbon Church is located 2 ½ miles west of the village of Lisbon at 14381 Joliet Road. For more information, call (815) 736-6331.

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