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Devotions

Grundy County area church briefs

Patriot Day prayer, memorial service

On Monday, Sept. 11, at the Grundy County Courthouse from noon to 1:30 p.m., join us as pastors, leaders and elected officials from across Grundy County come together in praying for our community, our churches, our leaders, our families, our schools, our military, our children and our business.

The theme this year is “Pray!” and the scripture is Joel 1:14.

Bring your lawn chairs and join us. If it rains, we will move to the Living Water Nazarene Church at 118 E. Jefferson St. (Old Morris Theater).

For information call the Grundy County coordinator, the Rev. Richard Giovannetti, at 815-942-3758.

Living Water Church

New service times at the church, located at 118 E. Jefferson St. in Morris, are 8:30 a.m. for worship, 9:30 a.m. for Sunday school and 10:30 a.m. for worship.

The calendar of events is as follows:

• Wednesday: Bible Study, 7 p.m., “Red Letters of Jesus”

• Thursday: Open Prayer at the church every Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m.

• Coming Soon: Celebrate Recovery at Living Water, Tuesdays at 7 p.m. See Pastor Steve Cook for information.

Pet Blessing service

Martin Luther is quoted as saying, “Be thou comforted, little dog, Thou too in Resurrection shall have a little golden tail.”

Pets are a wonderful part of our lives and God wants us to enjoy them.

Come to Peace Lutheran at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at 101 Candlelight Lane in the main parking lot, for a special Pet Blessing. Coffee and pet treats will follow.

For information, call Peace Lutheran Church at 815-942-1010.

United Methodist Church ham supper

The Plattville United Methodist Church will host its annual Ham Supper from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23.

The all-you-can-eat buffet includes baked ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, cole slaw and homemade pies.

Tickets are available for $11 for adults; $5 ages for children ages 6 to 10; $2 for children younger than age 6.

Please call Nancy at 815-475-7243 for tickets. Carryouts are available.

The Country Store will be open during the evening, selling homemade goodies and garden produce, raffles, as well as a silent auction.

The auction will include hand-crafted wood items, themed baskets and much more.

The Plattville United Methodist Church is located 9 miles south of Yorkville and two miles east of Route 47 at 13025 Church Road.

The building is handicapped-accessible. Come out for good food and fellowship in the country.

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