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Religion

  • The heart of God's message is his deep love for us

    Things do not always take place in God’s kingdom the way we expect. Adam and Eve decided to disobey God. Sin was born. This sin is passed along to all of us.

  • Immanuel Lutheran Confirmation

    Ryan Gramlick (left) and Alex Kleinik (right), shown with the Rev. Bruce Milash, were confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church of Augsburg on Palm Sunday, April 1.

  • Church Brief

    Overcup Baptist revival this week

    Overcup Baptist Church is holding a spring revival this week. Preaching at the event is the Rev. Bruce Sasse.  
    Services are being held Wednesday through Friday, beginning at 7 p.m. nightly.

  • Daily events lead up to Day of Prayer

    A series of daily prayer events, beginning this Sunday, will lead up to a breakfast on Thursday to observe the National Day of Prayer in Vandalia
    The community kickoff for the five-day event is Sunday night at First Baptist Church. That service, which begins at 6:15 p.m., includes worship, a brief message and a time of prayer.
    On the following three days, a brief time of prayer will be held at various locations around Vandalia. All of those events will run from 7:45-8 a.m. The locations are:
    • Monday – Vandalia Chamber of Commerce building.

  • FCA Sponsors Concert

    Jordan Howerton, leader of the Jordan Howerton Band of Joplin, Mo., sings during the band's concert Saturday night at Vandalia Junior High School.

    The event was sponsored by the Vandalia Community High School Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

  • 'Family Of One' Concert

    Several area musicians, under the name of "Family of One," performed a concert on Sunday to raise money for missionary work.

    The event was sponsored by Holy Cross Lutheran Church, and proceeds went to the Lutheran Church World Mission. Pictured are Greg Starnes, Melanie Schaafsma and Melody Freeman. Also performing at the event were Rick Stanbery, Ed Taylor, Doug Ricketts and Lisette Ehrat.

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Mary Woolsey
    David and Patricia Pence, known as SoftFire, provided the entertainment at Evergreen Outreach on Monday. The Pences have amazing musical talent – singing and playing several instruments – and they do make “a joyful noise unto the Lord” when they entertain. Coming with them were their four border collie dogs.

  • Though diseases change people, they still need us

    I have a couple of friends who give me books. They only ask that after I am finished with the copy, I pass it on as a gift to someone else who enjoys reading.

  • Church Briefs

    Bankester Family to play at Liberty  

    The Bankester Family will perform at Liberty Christian Church in rural Brownstown this Sunday at the 10 a.m. worship service and at a 6 p.m. concert.
    The group plays bluegrass-style  music, performed with instruments such as the banjo, fiddle, violin and mandolin.
    To learn more about the group, visit their website: www.bankesters.com
     
    Women's studies at First Christian   

  • Minister's Forum

    This past February, more than six years after his body was buried in the Tennessee dirt, Johnny Cash’s final studio album was released.