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Religion

  • Vandalia native is first to become priest

    Calling it “the greatest day of my life,” Vandalia native Zach Edgar was ordained as a Catholic priest in Springfield on Saturday morning and conducted his first Mass in his home church on Saturday evening.

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Charlene M. Jett
    What a day we had on Monday at Evergreen Outreach!  We all had cookies and iced tea! And a good time was had by all.
    Bernie Ray started things off with some piano music. And Jeannie Schlicht introduced the program for the day – singers, Judy Varga and Randy Schucker.
    We celebrated birthdays for Gladys Meador, Mickie Wilson, Mary Gebke, Ewald Steiner, Virginia Wolf, Steve Longwell and Eleanor McNutt. Phyllis Rames followed with a prayer for everyone.

  • Plans 'to give you a future and a hope'

    With a theme Bible verse taken from Jeremiah 29:11, the baccalaureate program last Wednesday at Vandalia Community High School included several references to the past, present and future.

  • Church Briefs

    Vacation Bible School set at St. James

    Vacation Bible School is being held this Wednesday through Friday from 6-8 p.m. daily at St. James Lutheran Church in Vandalia.
    The VBS program is open to all children, ages 3-12. On Wednesday, participants will be planting a garden. On Thursday, they will have relays. The VBS will conclude with a family night cookout on Friday. Participants in the cookout are asked to take a hot dog fork, a side dish to share and a lawn chair.
    The church is located at 727 W. Gallatin St. Telephone: 283-0725.

  • Minister's Forum

    “What if some were unfaithful? Does their faithlessness nullify the faithfulness of God?” (Romans 3:3).
    God is faithful. That means God does not change … neither does his word, and neither do his promises to you.

  • Church Briefs

    Still time to help with summer lunches

    If you were unable to attend the recent volunteer meetings for the Summer Lunches for Kids program, there's still time to help.
    Those who wish to volunteer or make donations to the program but were unable to attend the meetings are asked to call Pat Rhodes, 283-5372, or Northside Christian Church, 283-1970.
    The mission of the program is to provide children with free and nutritious lunches during the summer months.

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Karen Redfern
    What a gorgeous and fun-filled day at Evergreen Outreach on Monday.
    Donna Smith entertained us with a few melodies, such as, “When We All Get To Heaven,” “Tennessee Waltz,” “The Grand Old Flag” and many others.
    The Rev. Jim Fackler welcomed all, introduced birthdays and welcomed the Rev. Pete LeDuc. Betty Brown was the only birthday celebrant for the week.

  • First Baptist Church hosts ladies' banquet

    More than 100 members and guests enjoyed the annual Ladies' Spring Banquet last Thursday at First Baptist Church.

  • Minister's Forum

    I remember visiting with someone who has always left a lasting impression on me. It was when I was serving my first church after graduating from seminary.

  • Church Briefs

    Still time to help with summer lunches

    If you were unable to attend Wednesday's volunteer meeting for the Summer Lunches for Kids program, there's still time to sign up to help.
    Those who wish to volunteer for or donate to the program but were unable to attend the meeting are asked to call Pat Rhodes, 283-5372, or Northside Christian Church, 283-1970.
    The mission of the program is to provide children with free and nutritious lunches during the summer months.