• Is love really love if it's not expressed in words or deeds?

    "Most people grow in love with, and marry people who meet their needs." This statement, by Dr. Hafer, was shared with us one Thursday morning at the weekly seminar he led for a small group of ministers in our town.

  • Church Briefs

    First Presbyterian trivia night

    First Presbyterian Church of Vandalia is sponsoring a trivia night on Friday, March 21, at 7 p.m.
    Teams of eight to 10 players are now being accepted, with registration being $100 per table.
    Concessions will be available and a silent auction will be held. To register, call Becky Lambert at 704-0204. For information, call 283-0937.
    Proceeds will go to the church building fund.

    St. Paul Lutheran Men's BBQ

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Joyce Mueller
    An enjoyable hour is always reserved for everyone attending Evergreen Outreach each Monday. To many, it is the highlight of their week.
    There was a capacity crowd on hand this week, awaiting special entertainment presented by David and Patricia Pence (the SoftFire duo from Hillsboro). They always have outstanding selections and p;ay a wide variety of instruments.

  • Scripture offers us a recipe for contentment

    By Joe Lawson

    My mother taught me to cook decades ago during a winter much like the one we have been encountering. In fact, I too, remember a week out of school due to snow in the '60s (the 1960s, just to clarify).

  • Church Briefs

    Class to be offered on financial peace
    Parkview Free Methodist Church of Vandalia will offer a program on financial managment every Tuesday, beginning next week.
    Called Financial Peace University, the program will be presented at 6:30 p.m. at the church, 1507 W. Jefferson St.
    For more information, contact the Rev. John Glennon at 283-0799.  

    Spaghetti dinner Saturday, Sunday

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Charlene M. Jett                                     
    Is anyone ready for spring?   Again, we had to cancel Evergreen Outreach, due to the very cold weather. Not only do we need prayers to get through this, but we need to have some more fun – right?
    So, let’s pretend this is our meeting! Here we go:

  • What can one person do? With God, plenty!

    Manuel T. Gonzaullas was born in 1891 in Cádiz, Spain, to a Spanish father and Canadian mother, who were both naturalized U.S. citizens. In 1911, at the age of 20, he served as a major in the Mexican Army. Later, in 1920, he joined the Texas Rangers.

  • Kolb leaving Holy Cross to go to the mission field

    After ministering to the congregation of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Vandalia for the past seven years, the Rev. Peter Kolb has accepted a call to do missionary work in Asia.

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Charlene M. Jett
    As I sit to write this, I’m still full of joy and wonder at how much fun Evergreen Outreach is! What a great day we had!  Old man winter may be threatening and cold, but he can never stop our spirit and love for each other!  

  • God's prescription for worship includes the church

    "Therefore brothers, by the mercies of God, I urge you to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and well pleasing to God. This is your spiritual worship." (Romans 12:1, Holman Christian Standard Bible)