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Religion

  • Keep your priorities straight – attend church

    Rev. Bruce Milash

    Immanuel Lutheran Church, Augsburg

  • Church Briefs-Oct. 14, 2010

    Fall festival Oct. 24 at Liberty Christian

    Liberty Christian Church in rural Brownstown will hold its annual fall festival on Sunday, Oct. 24, at 5 p.m. in the church pavilion.

    The event, planned by the youth team, will offer something for the entire family – a bonfire, hayrides, music and a devotion time.

    Participants are asked to bring lawn chairs, hot dogs and buns for their family, soda and the ingredients for making s’mores.

    Hot chocolate, coffee and hot cider will be provided.

     

  • Our faith – not just our knowledge – gives us power

    We do not know that there is a God. We do not know that. We believe there is a God.
    We do not know that the Son of God died for our sins; and as a result, you and I have forgiveness for our sins and salvation.  We do not know that. We believe that.

  • Church Briefs-Oct. 7, 2010

    Fall festival Oct. 24 at Liberty Christian

    Liberty Christian Church in rural Brownstown will hold its annual fall festival on Sunday, Oct. 24, at 5 p.m. in the church pavilion.

    The event, planned by the youth team, will offer something for the entire family – a bonfire, hayrides, music and a devotion time.

    Participants are asked to bring lawn chairs, hot dogs and buns for their family, soda and the ingredients for making s’mores.

    Hot chocolate, coffee and hot cider will be provided.

     

  • See You at the Pole

    First photo: A large group of students met at Vandalia Community High School on Sept. 22, to participate in the national See You at the Pole day. VCHS counselor Luke Holt, right, is shown addressing the group. 

    Second photo: Students at Vandalia Junior High School also participated in the See You at the Pole activity before school on Wednesday, Sept. 22. The  student-led event included students as well as teachers. (Photo contributed)

  • Evergreen Outreach-Oct. 7, 2010

    By Dr. Melanie Schaafsma
     Monday afternoon at 1 p.m., Evergreen Outreach was held back at our “home” spot, the First United Methodist Church.  Our guests approved. Edith Simmons, from Brookstone, said, “It feels more like home,  and we have more space here.”

  • Read through Bible; it will be a light to your path

    “Ignorance of scripture is ignorance of Christ,” wrote St. Jerome. He is important for his translation of the Judeo-Christian Bible into the common language of the Roman Empire. Jerome’s interpretation, called the Vulgate, is still used today.
    For centuries, translators and interpreters have labored diligently to put the Hebrew of the First Testament and the Greek of the Second Testament into words people can understand who do not read the ancient languages. Their interest was to bring Christ to people in their native tongue.

  • Life Chain Sunday
  • OASIS group travels to Kentucky for convention

    Thirty-two members and friends of the OASIS group from First Baptist Church of Vandalia traveled to Louisville, Ky., on Tuesday, Sept. 14, to attend the National Quartet Convention.
    There, they joined more than 40,000 others who attended the  event. Among the entertainment there were numerous concerts, Christian comedians, bluegrass groups and about 500 exhibitors.
    Concerts are held every morning, afternoon and evening in Freedom Hall.

  • If we embrace Jesus, he will make us clean

    “Be clean!,” says Jesus.
    The word is spreading – Jesus is coming to town. A leper, out of desperation, is going to see Jesus. Lepers were forbidden to enter into the towns and cities. They were forbidden to worship in the temple or synagogues due to their serious illness. In fact, they were forced to live away from their families and anyone considered to be clean.
    Separated from everyone,  they were commanded to call out the phrase, “Unclean! Unclean!,” when they approached someone.