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  • Church Briefs-Dec. 9, 2010

    Churches combine to present cantata

    Immanuel (Augsburg) and St. Paul Lutheran churches of Shobonier and St. Peter Lutheran Church of St. Peter will present a Christmas cantata called "Child of Hope" this weekend.

    With combined voices from the three congregations, plus audience participation, the cantata expresses in new as well as familiar music the real message of Christmas – the birth of Christ.

  • Lutheran women give to St. L. seminary students

    The Altamont Zone of the Lutheran Women's Missionary League recently collected food, toiletries and other items to be donated to Concordia Seminary students and their families at the St. Louis campus.
    The following congregations participated: Holy Cross Ladies Society, Vandalia; Immanuel Ladies Aid, Shobonier; St. Paul Ladies Aid, Shobonier; St. Peter LWML/Ladies Aid, St. Peter; Immanuel LWML and Immanuel Ladies Aid, Altamont; St. Paul's Ladies Aid, Blue Point; Bethlehem Ladies Aid, Altamont; Zion LWML, Altamont; and Salem Ladies Society, Salem.

  • God uses people – but always in a good way

    By the Rev. Olen Evans

    First Baptist Church, Brownstown

  • Church Briefs-Nov. 25, 2010

    FUMC youth to hold chili supper Dec. 5

    The youth group of First United Methodist Church of Vandalia will be holding a chili supper on Sunday, Dec. 5, to help fund its mission trip next summer to Barnesville, Minn.

    The meal will be served following church and Sunday school in Wesley Hall, on the lower level of the church. The menu includes chili, peanut butter sandwich, dessert and drink.

    For more information, call the church at 283-3684.

     

    Forgiven Trio to perform at The Barn

  • Evergreen Outreach-Nov. 25, 2010

    By Edith Elliott

  • Do you believe in miracles? Pastor experiences one!

    Rev.Robert Francisco
    First Christian Church, Vandalia

     

  • Church Briefs

    Brownstown Thanksgiving service Sunday

    The Brownstown area churches and ministerial alliance will host a community Thanksgiving service this Sunday at 6 p.m. at the Brownstown United Methodist Church, which is located at the corner of First and Maple streets in Brownstown.

    The host church will lead the worship time, with several other churches providing special music. The Rev. Olen Evans, pastor of Brownstown First Baptist Church, will preach. The public is invited. 

  • 'Everything Apple'

    The women of St. James Lutheran Church will hold an "everything apple" bake sale this Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the church gymnasium. Included in the items for sale will be apple sauce, apple pies, apple crisp, apple cake and apple muffins. Shown peeling apples in preparation for the event are, from left, Diane Mayfield, Gail Metivier and Vivian Schmid.

  • Evergreen Outreach-Nov. 18, 2010

    By Pat Rhodes
    The air was crisp, but the sun was shining when we arrived at Wesley Hall on Monday for Evergreen Outreach.
    We have been blessed with some lovely days lately, which enabled me to clean up my garden and tuck everything away for the winter.
    Our friend Russ Osborn was driving the bus on Monday, which brought our guests from Long Term Care, Vandalia Rehab, FAYCO and Sweetbriar.

  • Do you hate the people around you?

    Robert Weaver

    First Baptist Church of Vandalia