Sunday, July 30, Trinity Lutheran Church in Hoyleton, celebrates the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost and the fifth special service in observance of the 150th Anniversary of Trinity.
The congregation welcomes Reverend Mark Nebel, who previously served as Pastor of Trinity, as the guest preacher for the 9:30 AM service. Reverend Nathan Wollenberg, Trinity’s pastor, will be liturgist.
Others serving during the service will be Lori Brammeier as organist, Zachary Kasten and Garrett Alsept as acolytes, and Kurt and Jane Michael as greeters. Sunday School, High School and Adult Bible Classes will meet Sunday at 8:30am.
Rev. Mark Nebel, a native of Jefferson City, Missouri, graduated from Concordia College-River Forest, in 1985, Concordia Seminary and Washington University in St. Louis in 1989. He earned an advanced degree from the seminary in 1995. He served as Pastor of Concordia Lutheran Church in Cottage Hills, from July 1990 to October 1996. He was pastor at Trinity, Hoyleton from November 1996 to June 2007. Since then he has been the Senior Pastor of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Red Bud.
Reverend Nebel has also served the Southern Illinois District as a Pastoral Advisor for the Lutheran Laymen’s League and the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, as the Facilitator for the PALS program for new pastors, as Circuit Counselor/Visitor for four terms and served two terms on the SID Board of Directors. He is currently Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Saint Paul Lutheran High School in Concordia, Missouri. While in Hoyleton, he served the community as a member of the Hoyleton Volunteer Fire Department and the Hoyleton Lions Club. He also was a chairman for the Program Cabinet of Lutheran Child and Family Services out of its Mt. Vernon office.
Cindy Nebel, his wife, as an experienced Lutheran elementary school teacher, taught kindergarten at Trinity Lutheran School in Centralia from January 2001 to June 2007. She currently teaches at St. John’s in Red Bud. Their children are Mary, a CPA for KPMG in Kansas City; Chelsea, a Community Case Worker for BJC in St. Louis; Michael, a Sports Therapy major at the University of Missouri in Columbia; Matthew, a Mechanical Engineering student at the University of Missouri in Columbia; and Clara, a student at Southwestern Illinois College. While the family has lived in Red Bud for the last ten years and the children have been away at school for many years, they still fondly remember growing up in Hoyleton, cherish the close friends they made there, and, in many ways, see that community as being their home.
Scheduled activities and meetings for the upcoming week include the Finance Committee on Monday, July 31 at 7:00pm in the school/church office.
On Monday and Thursday the Girls 5th – 8th Grade Softball Practice is scheduled from 6:00-7:30pm at Christ Our Rock Lutheran High School. There will be Open Gym Basketball for boys and girls in grades 3 – 5 on Monday from 6:30-8:00pm in the Activity Center. Open Gym Basketball for the boys in grades 5 – 8 will be held on Wednesday from 7:00-8:30pm in the Activity Center.
Scrip Cards orders can be dropped off in the school office on Mondays by 10a.m. Orders will then be back on Thursday afternoon. If there is a holiday on Monday orders will be due on Tuesday and orders received on Friday.
Trinity, Hoyleton members are grateful for 150 years of God’s Blessings and will continue the observance of the Anniversary through the end of October with a special service monthly on August 20, September 17, and October 29. There will also be a Cemetery Walk on September 10, beginning at 5:00 PM. Two performances of a Church/Martin Luther Historical Drama are scheduled for October 15 and October 22 in Trinity’s Activity Center.
History books, pictorial directories and commemorative items will be available following each special service and at each of the special events.