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  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Mary Woolsey
    Evergreen Outreach was held amid the pelting rain on Monday. Volunteers ran into Wesley Hall as the guests were unloaded from their buses under the shelter of the church's awning.
    Inside, the musical talent of Betty Stolte was filling the hall. “This is the Day That the Lord has Made,” “Praise the Lord,” “Just a Closer Walk With Thee,” “As Time Goes By” and so many other toe-tapping numbers. Betty has a wonderful gift on the piano.

  • Show your gratitude to God by the way you live

    Our God is a forgiving God.

  • Church Briefs

    Life Chain rally to be held Saturday

    A Life Chain rally will be held this Sunday from 2-3:30 p.m. at the corner of Kennedy  Boulevard and Gallatin Street in Vandalia.
    Organizers say that the rally will be a "peaceful and prayerful public witness of pro-life individuals standing for prayer for our nation and for an end to abortion."
    Only official Life Chain signs will be used during the event, and will be made available to participants.

  • See You at the Pole

    Students at Vandalia High School observed "See You at the Pole" day last Wednesday.

    The nationwide, student-led movement encourages students to gather around their school's flagpole and pray for their school and their community. This year's observance, led by Ryan Ambuehl, involved several students, teachers and community residents. A similar event was held at Vandalia Junior High School.

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Edith Elliott
    Donna Smith, Monday's pianist at Evergreen Outreach, started the meeting with many golden oldies. They included "God Bless America," "You're a Grand Old Flag," "I Want a Girl Just Like the Girl That Married Good Old Dad," "Mocking Bird Hill" and "Bless This House."
    Volunteers Marie Sutton, Charlene Jett, Jeanne Schlicht, Jill Zimmerman and Ruth Ann Scott served cookies, ice cream and drinks.

  • Minister's Forum

    We must be extremely cautious to not impose a personal view into the Scriptures. As teachers and students of the word, we must “rightly divide the word.” Being a good steward of the word is a weighty responsibility.

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Charlene M. Jett
    You can tell it’s football season, because on Monday we had to PUNT! More about that later.
    Betty Schulte played the piano as we started our meeting. We had a full 10 tables, and caught up on the past week as we had our refreshments. Cindy Hunter, our program manager for the day, set the stage for the Rev. Ernie Flowers. Let me tell you a little about him. He has two children (both around 60 years old), which, according to his own words, makes him "older than dirt." Ha!  

  • Church Briefs

    Archery clinic is Saturday at Bethel
     
    An archery clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday at Bethel Baptist Church.
    The clinic, sponsored by the Nimrod Squad, includes archery games, prizes and lunch. The cost is $5 per person, and all ages are invited.
    The church is located seven miles northwest of Vandalia on Ill. Route 185.
    For more information, call Steve Bowen at 339-5244 or Tony Flowers, at 337-967-4482.
    To register, e-mail Bowen at: stevebo64@ymail.com.

    Life Chain rally planned for Oct. 7

  • In these troubled times, we must stay alert, awake

    I have never been one to predict a date for the second coming of Jesus Christ. We all know of those who have made predictions, and ended up looking rather foolish!

  • God commands us to gather together to worship

    While I was in seminary, oh,  so many years ago, I became very close friends with a fellow student of mine who was from the Czech Republic (the former Czechoslovakia).