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Religion

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Charlene M. Jett
    God’s angel in charge of “Joyful Noise” landed at Evergreen Outreach on Monday. I expect the angel in charge of Pastor James Fackler had a senior moment, because we missed pastor VERY much!
    However, Donna Smith, with her quiet demeanor was our leader and pianist, while I was somewhere in the clouds, looking for more angels!   

  • Matching Funds for Holy Cross Youth
  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Charlene M. Jett
    Another great day at Evergreen Outreach and First United Methodist Church in Vandalia. Our leader was Beulah Brown (I’ll tell you more about the hidden secrets she brought later).
    Our mighty fine and exuberant pianist was Bette Stolte. She came loaded with a touch of dynamite in her fingertips!

  • The Fifth Week of Easter

    John 15:5  “I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he is it that bears much fruit, for apart from ME you can do nothing.

  • Church Briefs

    St. James celebrating 150th anniversary

    St. James Lutheran Church in Vandalia is celebrating its 150th anniversary, and the celebration includes a commemorative book.
    The book includes the early history of the church and every baptism, confirmation, marriage and funeral as recorded in the three parish registers from 1871 to the present, as well as membership rolls.

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Charlene M. Jett
    God is GREAT and God is GOOD! We renewed our old friendships today and made new ones at Evergreen Outreach.

  • We can, and should, have Easter every Sunday

    Last week, on April 5, Christians all over the world celebrated what really should be considered the Holiest day of the year. Of course, I’m speaking of Easter Sunday.

  • Union of two churches, unity within the church

    I would like to congratulate First Baptist Church and Temple Baptist Church in their successful merger – coming together as one church.

  • Bethel Baptist announces Easter services

    Bethel Baptist Church, located northwest of Vandalia on Ill. Route 185, has announced its schedule for Easter services:
    • Thursday – Maundy Thursday services. Worship will be centered on "The Seven Last Words of Christ."
    • Easter Sunday – 7 a.m., sunrise services; 7:30 a.m., Easter breakfast; 9 a.m., Sunday School; and 10:15 a.m., Bethel choir Easter cantata – "Run to the Cross."
    The public is invited to participate in the church's services.
     

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Charlene M. Jett
    God was with us again at Evergreen Outreach – he never fails! We welcomed everyone with a bit of music from the “Down by the River to Pray” CD.
    It was very good to get FAYCO and Fayette County Hospital LTC all together again! We sang our welcome song and our meeting songs a capella while three volunteers held up the big cards with words.