'Banner Sunday' at Bethlehem Lutheran

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Bethlehem Lutheran: On Sunday, June 24, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 340 Grand Blvd. in Elgin, will be having "Banner Sunday," honoring all the talented people who produced the centennial, seasonal and festival banners that hang in the sanctuary during the church year. Jean Massa designed the banners and she and many talented members stitched them. Celebrations of talent will take place at the 9, 10:30 a.m. and noon services. A reception will be held in Wittenstrom Hall at 10 a.m. in honor of Jean Massa. The banners will be on display so that the detail of the works can be seen. For details, call (847) 741-7743 or visit www.blcelgin.org.

St. John: St. John's Lutheran Church and School, 115 N. Spring St. in Elgin, will celebrate the Nativity of John the Baptist at all three services June 23-24. The celebration of John's birth began early in the Christian calendar. The Rev. Hannibal Frederich will preach on the appointed Gospel (Luke 1:57-80), which records the song of Zechariah, John's father, acknowledging John's pivotal role of preparing the way for the Christ. Worship is at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, and 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Summer Sunday school is offered in the church basement in between the Sunday morning services. Adult Bible classes are also available at the same time. For information, call (847) 741-0814.

Light of Christ: The Rev. Sharon Rogers continues with the sermon series called "What's Your Story with God?" with the fifth sermon in the series called "Not Worthy, But Welcomed," based on Luke 18:15-17, at Light of Christ Lutheran Church in Algonquin. Each of the sermons in the series will have individual testimonies of their faith walk.

All weekend, worship will be at the church site, 100 Hanson Road in Algonquin. On Saturdays at 5 p.m., there will be a blended worship service. On Sundays, there will be two choices for worship: at 9 a.m. there will be a blended worship service, followed by a contemporary worship service at 10:30 a.m.

The church youth are collecting items that are needed for their mission trip to West Virginia; contact the church office for items needed for the trip.

Anyone wanting to get involved in the Garden Ministry may contact Nancy at the church office, (847) 658-9250, ext. 10. Vegetables grown will be given directly to the food pantry.

The church softball games are played Friday evenings at Lippold Park in Crystal Lake. Visit the website for the weekly schedule.

Registration is now open online for the Family Camping weekend, July 20-22 at Camp Timber-lee in East Troy, Wis. The cost for the campsite for the weekend is $55. For information, call (847) 658-9250 or visit www.locchurch.com.

Immanuel Lutheran: This weekend, the Rev. Bruce Meissner will be sharing the message "What Shall I Do?" for the 6 p.m. Saturday traditional worship and the Rev. William Yonker the message "Don't Miss This!" for the Sunday 8 and 10:45 a.m. services at Immanuel Lutheran Church of East Dundee, 310 E. Main St. in East Dundee.

This Sunday, Immanuel will celebrate Holy Communion at the 10:45 a.m. service, which is in a contemporary worship setting. The 6 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. Sunday services are traditional with hymns and liturgy. "Faith Factory" for children and Acts 2 Bible Fellowship for adults are also offered between the Sunday services at 9:20 a.m.

Immanuel is a Missouri Synod Lutheran Church. For details, call William Gade, Director of Music and Worship, at (847) 428-4477, or visit www.immanuel-ed.org.

Shepherd of the Prairie: This weekend, the Rev. Mark Boster will preach at 5 p.m. Saturday, June 23, and traditional worship at 9 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday, June 24, at Shepherd of the Prairie Lutheran Church, 10805 Main St., Huntley. Holy Communion will be celebrated at all services. Adult education class will be at 9 and 10:30 a.m.

On Monday, June 25, the Banner Group will meet at 9:30 a.m. On Tuesday, June 26, the Adult Bible Study meets at 7 p. …