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Religion

  • Joy Lawson speaks at Mother-Daughter Banquet

    By Panzi Blackwell
    First Baptist Church of Vandalia held its annual Mother-Daughter Dinner last Thursday.
    Elaine Culbertson welcomed  the room filled with grandmothers, mothers, daughters and their guests.

  • Day of Prayer caps week of events

    More than 100 people were on hand for the Fayette County Prayer Breakfast last Thursday morning at the Crawford-Hale American Legion Home in Vandalia.

  • Evergreen Outreach-May 12, 2011

    By Edith Elliott
    After the week of prayer and a great Mother’s Day worship service, one might think Evergreen Outreach might prove to be anticlimactic. But EO proved not to be a descent, but a further climb of celebration.
    Are you aware of the blessings we have right here in Vandalia? As I entered Wesley Hall, Phyllis Thoman at the piano, entertained with many tunes. Some were “Shortenin' Bread,” “Good Ole’ Summertime,” “This Land Is Your Land” and many others.

  • Running is good for the body and the soul

    As I work on this article, I am done with three miles of running on a local gym’s treadmill. I won’t say it is easy, although it is easier than it was one year ago, when I could only walk one mile, followed by two days of groaning.

  • Church briefs

    Augsburg communion service Saturday

    Immanuel Lutheran Augsburg Church will hold a communion service this Saturday at 6 p.m.
    The church is located at the intersection of 900 N and 1300 E, four miles east of U.S. Route 51 on the St. Peter Blacktop.
    For more information, call the Rev. Bruce Milash at 846-8383.

    First Pentecostal Church has website

    First Pentecostal Church of Vandalia has launched a new website. The site is: www.fpcvandalia.com.
    For more information, call 283-0714.

  • Week of Prayer begins with church service

    By Panzi Blackwell
    A community worship service, previously scheduled for the lawn of the Vandalia Statehouse, was held Sunday evening at First Baptist Church of Vandalia, because of the threat of rain.

  • Evergreen Outreach-May 5, 2011

    By Joyce Mueller
    May, the month of the rich green emerald birthstone, is all about starting new projects and participating in various events.
    This first week, as you know, includes May Day, as well as the Kentucky Derby. Beulah Brown, leader of the day, reminded us of the lovely May flowers, which are now in full bloom.

  • Many of life's lessons happen in informal settings

    As a pastor for several years, I’ve had the pleasure of sharing a cup of coffee in kitchens, cafes, job sites, vehicles, parks and other places too numerous to mention.

  • Church Briefs

    Local 'Day of Prayer' activities set

    The Vandalia Ministerial Alliance will sponsor its annual National Day of Prayer breakfast on Thursday, May 5.
    The event, which runs from 7-8 a.m., will be held at the Crawford-Hale American Legion Home in Vandalia. Speaker for the event will be Dave Bell, publisher of The Leader-Union. Marla Ainscough will provide the music, and Dr. Kevin Childers will serve as emcee.

  • Mike Lewis is speaker at final Lenten Luncheon

    The last Lenten Luncheon of the season was held at First Baptist Church of Vandalia on  April 20. Mike Lewis of St. James Lutheran Church was the speaker.
    The Rev. Robert Weaver, pastor of the host church, extended the welcome and led the blessing for the meal, which was prepared by the ladies of the church and served by the deacons and their wives.
    Following the meal, Weaver introduced his wife, Michell Weaver, who sang a song titled “When I Get Too Busy.”