• The Light of the World warms us, drives out sin

    In the Bible, we are presented with the history of light. “God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all.”
    At the Creation, God, the Creator, said, “Let there be light,” and at his word there was light. Light in all its fullness broke into time, and history focused on the life, death and personality of the Light of the World – Jesus. the Christ. Jesus dispelled the darkness from the tomb, and revealed the great and glorious light beyond the tomb.

  • St. James anniversary concert is Friday evening

    In celebration of the congregation’s 150th Anniversary, “An Evening of Music” will be presented at St. James Lutheran Church this Friday, beginning at 7 p.m. Performers for this concert of organ and piano music will be Carlo and Stephanie van Ulft.
    The concert is free and open to the public. Contributions will be accepted for the St. James Music Fund, which supports the church’s organ, piano, handbells and choirs. The church is located at 727 W. Gallatin St. in Vandalia. A reception will follow the program.

  • Vandalia Court will host CDA workshop

    The September CDA Meeting was called to order by Regent Debby Themig, who opened the meeting with the pledge, which was followed by a memorial service for Cara Kelly.
    Cheryl Gale and Dietgard Hunsley were installed as new members. Eighteen officers and members were present.
    Reports of chairmen were given. Under leadership, Risé Sahr welcomed new members and encouraged everyone to continue BOGO (Bring One, Get One).

  • Church Briefs

    Ladd in concert at Liberty Christian

    Steve Ladd will be in concert at Liberty Christian Church in rural Brownstown at 6 p.m. this Saturday.
    Before becoming a soloist six years ago, Ladd sang with “The Anchormen” and “Gold City Quartet.” For the past four years, he has been singing with the Southern Illinois Homecoming Choir at concerts in Central and Southern Illinois.

  • "Sidewalk Prophets" visit Vandalia as FUM displays family life center
  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Charlene M. Jett
    In the beginning, the Lord led Dale and Susan Worthington to have seven talented children, ages 6-17, who share His grace and love by playing music at His beck and call.  Their large van and covered trailer contains instruments, speakers, microphones, stands and, I bet, a mile of electrical cords.

  • Being lazy, we miss the true message of Scriptures

    As a pastor, one of the things I enjoy most is getting together with other pastors.

  • Don't worry – God is in control

    The following story is condensed from an article that appeared in Today’s Christian, “Not My Job” (July/August edition 2008).

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Charlene M. Jett
    Where was everyone? The sun was shining, only a rare cloud, the cookies and lemonade all made, but no one came!

  • MG church will celebrate 150th anniversary Aug. 9

    The First Church of Christ of Mulberry Grove will celebrate 150 years of service to the Kingdom of Christ, on Aug. 9, 2015.
    In 1865, as the contentious Civil War finished its furry and John Wilkes Booth took the life of a president from Illinois, people from the Bond County/Mulberry Grove area saw the birth of a new church, which lives yet today by the grace of God.
    Two special services will take place on Sunday, Aug. 9.