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Religion

  • The love that we get from Jesus is unlimited

    It is simply a smudge of black burned and crumbled palms from Palm Sunday a year ago. But it is more! It is a statement of God about us – “Dust you are and to dust you will return.”

  • Church Briefs

    Lenten Luncheon schedule

    The Vandalia Ministerial Alliance schedule for Lenten Luncheon is as follows:
    • Wednesday, Feb. 17 – First Christian Church.
    • Wednesday, Feb. 24 – St. James Lutheran Church.
    • Wednesday, March 2 – Northside Christian Church.
    • Wednesday, March 9 – Mother of Dolors Catholic Church.
    • Wednesday, March 16 – First United Methodist Church.
    • Wednesday, March 23 – Unity Baptist Church, Ill. Route 185 and Airport Road.

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Joyce Mueller
    Love, caring and good wishes came in with guests for our early “countdown to Valentine’s Day celebration.” We are meeting on the first Monday of each month during the winter season.
    Turning to the stage, leader Beulah Brown welcomed the SoftFire duo of David and Patricia Pence from Hillsboro. Their musical theme was also centered on love – a tribute to Valentine’s Day.

  • Complete sentence, salvation

    Ephesians 2:1-10

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Charlene M Jett
    The joy of Christmas rang true in Wesley Hall on Monday as Evergreen Outreach embarked on the beginning of another successful year. HAPPY NEW YEAR! There was a savoring of the last few days of the lighted Christmas tree, the table full of Poinsettias and tons of cookies.

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Charlene M. Jett
    Such a BIG success Monday – indescribably wonderful!  Whoever has even remotely considered cancelling EO should have their head examined after Monday! We had our best Christmas EO meeting ever.
    The stage was set for the routine, but it became wonder-filled, joyous and full!

  • EPIC Sends Christmas Packages to Military Personnel
  • Bethel Baptist Christmas Concert

    Bethel Baptist Church in rural Vandalia will host its 10th annual Christmas Concert at 6 p.m. this Saturday.
    The Rev. Norris Price will serve as emcee for the concert, and performers will include Ed Taylor; FourGiven Quartet; Beth Hoffman and Megan Goodman; Cassidy Jones; Jim Arndt; Taylor Leidner; Tammy Hall; Jackie Forbes; Shirley Eddie; and Bethel Praise Band.
    The concert is open to the public. The church is located seven miles northwest of Vandalia on Ill. Route 185.
    For more information, call 326-7451 or 267-2644.

  • Evergreen Outreach

    Week of Nov. 23
    By Charlene M. Jett
    On Monday, we reached out and no one reached back! Where was everyone?  No FAYCO, no Long Term Care, no Vandalia Rehab.

  • 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.