Attend training

St. John’s Lutheran Church in Red Bud hosted a Lutheran Early Response Team training on Saturday, Aug. 13 in its fellowship hall. Bryce Cramer of Murphysboro led the six hour session to prepare and certify the attendees to respond to natural disasters such as flooding, tornados, hurricanes and wildfires. They will be added to the LERT website of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and will respond as needed and able to assist with disaster relief both locally and nationally. Pictured at the training are: in front: Gary Buatte, Austin Dillow, Brie Luebkemann, Emily Luebkemann, Margaret Luebkemann, Kaitlyn Hamilton, Mary Hamilton and Pastor Mark Nebel; in the middle: Cheryl Sauerhage, Vickie Heller, Lexi Luebkemann, Lisa Luebkemann, Tim Luebkemann, Luann Nurnberger and Pastor Brian Nowak; in back: Loren Harms, Isaac Luebkemann, Jeremy Stellhorn, Michael DeRousse, Debra Schmidt and Douglas Schmidt.