For all the saints

I’m actually writing this article on Nov. 1. On the “liturgical calendar” of The Church, used mainly by Catholics, Lutherans, and Anglicans, but also by many others, November 1st is set aside as “All Saints’ Day.” I thought I’d share a little about this day and its meaning. So many articles and official documents have […]

Evergreen Church holds annual quilt blessing

Evergreen Church holds annual quilt blessing

From left to right:Cris DeGroot, Sue Schultz, Laura Bosma, Susan Klinker, Dorothy Smith, Christine Gardener, Linda Hangen, JoAnn Lutes. Photo/Submitted. This month, Evergreen Church held their annual Blessing of the Quilts hosted by Comfort Quilters, one of their ministry partners.  The Comfort Quilters “wrapped” the Evergreen Sanctuary in 116 handmade quilts sewn so far this year. […]

The Power of God’s word is still at work

For the past several weeks, I’ve been preaching on Jesus’ parable about the sower, the seed, and the soils. The parable is so important that it is recorded in three of the four Gospels, Matthew, Mark, and Luke. Jesus said the sower sows the seed. Then Jesus described four kinds of soils: hard ground, stony […]

Religion Briefs 110117

Hertiage Run is Saturday Heritage Christian Church in Fayetteville is excited to announce their first annual Color Run, “Color Me for Camp,” on Nov. 4 on their cross country course. Proceeds will directly benefit WinShape Camp expenses and provide scholarships.   Festivities will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the run will kick-off at 9 a.m. The […]

Reformation anniversary

Reformation anniversary

Pastor Justin Kollmeyer of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, prepares for the Celebration Service of the 500th Anniversary of The Protestant Reformation, to be held at Prince of Peace on Hwy. 314 in Fayetteville, this Sunday, October 29, 10:00 a.m. The community is invited and warmly encouraged to come as guests. The seal is “Luther’s […]

Ask Father Paul – Is Doubt A Sin?

DEAR FATHER PAUL:  I am a long-time Christian, but I find that I sometimes have doubts about some Christian beliefs and doctrines. I am well educated and have always had a strong inclination to seek the truth and reject falsehoods. Are my occasional doubts a sin?  J. K. DEAR J. K. Thank you for your […]

A word of encouragement for this busy time of year

Can you believe we’re over halfway through October? At this writing, we’re still in short sleeves and enjoying summer-like temperatures. No jacket weather yet. But football is happening, pumpkins are for sale, and the World Series is right around the corner, so it must be Fall. And what about that big, bright moon appearing on […]

Raves-Finch wedding

Raves-Finch wedding

Daphne Laurel Raves and Rhett Alexander Finch were married on Sunday, August 6, 2017, at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson, Ariz.  Bobby Henebry, the groom’s longtime friend, officiated the ceremony.  Natalie Finch, niece of the groom, was flower girl, and Sidney Finch, nephew of the groom, was ring bearer. The bride is the daughter […]

Come celebrate The 500th

Western Civilization was changed forever, for the good. Our world took a dramatic turn toward the better for all. Our world was given new shape and enlightened thought with these events we now remember and ponder anew. Our relationship with God was re-defined and re-established, very much for the better. The reality of “what one […]

New deacon

Michael Lee Wilton, Palmetto, was ordained as a Deacon during services at the 2017 Convocation of the Mid-South Diocese. Wilton has served as a Licensed Liturgical Minister in the Diocese of the Mid-South and is a member of The Cathedral of Christ the King, Sharpsburg, where he has been assigned to perform his duties. The […]