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Days before international travel, pandemic forces cancellation of H-F band tour

Pastor David Speerbrecker, Homewood’s longest serving clergyman, is retiring after 28 years at Salem Lutheran Church and more than 40 years in ministry. 

David Speerbrecker

Speerbrecker counts among his fondest memories the holiday services, such as Christmas and Easter. The gathering of people and the joyous music have always been uplifting to his spirit. He also reminisced on how engaged the church has been with the community. 

Speerbrecker's life of service to the Homewood community is exemplary:  volunteering with various charitable causes and serving as a member of the Homewood . . .

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Summer events

Saturday, July 2

  • Roots + Fire Water grand opening, 11 a.m. at 1941 Ridge Road in Homewood.

Monday, July 4

  • Flossmoor Volunteer Fire Department kids parade, starting at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High, ending in downtown Flossmoor.
  • Homewood 4th of July parade, staring at 10 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church parking lot, 17951 Dixie Highway, south to Ridge Road, then east to Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, where there will be a community picnic.

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