St. Jacob Township Annual Meeting set
The annual meeting for St. Jacob Township will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14 at the St. Jacob Community Building, located at 108 W. Second St. The agenda will include the election of a moderator, reading and approval of minutes from last year’s meeting, the annual reports of the township supervisor, highway commissioner and attorney, transfer of funds, new business and setting the date, time and place of next year’s meeting.
Sons of the American Legion spaghetti dinner
The Sons the American Legion Post 665 will have an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 12 at the St. Jacob Activity Center. The menu includes spaghetti with homemade sauce, salad, bread and a beverage for $7. Dessert will be available for an additional cost.
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Triad brick/paver fundraisers
Now is the time to participate in the Triad Athletic Booster Club’s brick/paver spring campaign. Bricks and pavers may be purchased with personal inscriptions etched upon them. The purchased bricks will be installed at the Triad High School’s “Knights Row” walkway before the THS Graduation May 17.
Inscription ideas include graduation dates, special teachers, sports or extracurricular accomplishments and memorials for loved ones.
The deadline for the Spring Brick/Paver campaign order forms is Saturday, April 25.
Personalized 4-by-8-inch red bricks are $100, while black granite 12-by-12-inch pavers are $1,000.
Order forms may be found and printed from the Triad High School website under the TABC link labeled “Knights Row” Paver form. Forms should be filled out and mailed with a tax-deductible check payable to TABC to: Triad Athletic Booster Club, c/o Engraved Brick/Paver Project, 703 East Highway 40, Troy, IL 62294. Purchasers will be notified after the brick/paver is installed.
Silver Creek Catholic Parishes
The Holy Week worship schedule will be: Holy Thursday, April 2 at 7 p.m. at St. Jerome in Troy; Good Friday, April 3 at 3 p.m. at St. Jerome in Troy and at St. Elizabeth in Marine at 7 p.m.; Holy Saturday, April 4 at 8 p.m. at St. Jerome in Troy; and Easter Sunday, April 5 at 11 a.m. at St. James at St. Jacob.
St. Jacob UCC
April 2: Maundy Thursday service with communion and meal (beef stew, biscuits and applesauce with desserts provided by the ELFs) hosted by St. Jacob Brotherhood in Heritage Hall beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Good Friday: Easter flowers delivered
Easter Sunday: Early Worship with Communion 7 a.m.; Easter breakfast in Heritage Hall; Late Worship with communion at 10:15 a.m.
Thursday, April 8: Confirmation Meeting 6:30 p.m. Any students entering seventh and eighth grades next fall who are interested in being confirmed should attend with their parents.
A Region 5 mission trip to Tosagua, on the coast of Ecuador, is being planned for June 20-29. The build site is located about 60 miles from the Pacific Ocean, southeast of Manta. Volunteers will be building a masonry and block home in the Manabi province. No experience is required, just a valid passport. For more information, contact Carol Amiri at (636) 328-3331 email@example.com.
Maundy Thursday, April 2: Soup fellowship at 6 p.m.
Good Friday, April 3: Service at 7 p.m. Service
Saturday, April 4: Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. at the church
Easter Sunday, April 5: sunrise service with communion at 7 a.m.; Easter Breakfast at 8 a.m.; Sunday school at 9 a.m.; and service with communion at 10:10 a.m.
The next Book Lovers will be at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28 to discuss the book Far Afield by Susanna Kaysen.
Widening the Circle
Widening the Circle will meet April 9 at 7 p.m.
The Women’s Guild will meet on April 2 at 1 p.m.
The trivia night for the Hoyleton Home is set for Saturday, April 25. You don’t have to have a complete table of eight to compete. If a single person, or two or three people sign up, organizers will match people together to complete a table. A record for attendance was set last year. Sign up now by calling the church office, before room runs outs. If you call after hours, just leave your name and the number of people in your party on the message machine.
Upcoming bell performances
The Handbell Choirs from Marine UCC and St. Paul UCC in Lebanon will join forces again this spring to present two pieces during morning worship. The bell choirs will be playing in Lebanon on Sunday, April 19 at the 10:30 a.m. service. On Sunday, May 3, the bells will participate in the 10:10 a.m. worship service in Marine.
Chancel Choir, Handbells rehearsal
The Chancel Choir will be rehearsing on Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. The Handbell Choir will be rehearsing on most Mondays at 6:30 p.m. Contact Nancy Helmich at 887-4485 for more information.
The quilters will meet at 8 a.m. on the first and third Thursday of the month.
St. Jacob Events
Every Thursday: Trash collection day
Every other Thursday: Recycling collection day
Every Friday: Yard waste pickup day
First and third Thursdays each month: Village Board meeting at 7 p.m. at Activity Center
Every Saturday: Lions Club bingo at St. Jacob Activity Center. Bingo starts at 7 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.
May 17: St. Jacob UCC Strawberry Festival at St. Jacob Park.
May 7-9: Villagewide yard sales.
June 5-7: Jakey in June BBQ Cook Off, visit www.jakeyinjune.com for more information.
July 16: Special Family Night at St. Jacob Homecoming.
July 17-18: St. Jacob Homecoming.
Sept. 10-12: Villagevide yard sales.