Lincoln Christian Church 
         204 N. McLean

Preaching Minister:
Tom Gerdts

  8:30AM & 11:00AM


Trinity Episcopal Church
402 Pekin St., Lincoln
Pastor:  James Cravens

 7:30 & 9:45AM Sunday
 9:00AM Tuesday-Friday


Full Gospel Evangelistic Center
426 N. Monroe St.
Senior pastor: O.S. Owens
Associate pastor:
 Steve Owens

 11AM & 6PM Sunday
Sunday School:  
 10AM Sunday
Bible study:  
 7PM Wednesday
Solid Rock youth group:  
 7:30PM Wednesday
 (in  Fellowship Center)


Immanuel Lutheran Church  ELCA
1409 Pulaski St., Lincoln
Pastor Joe Bleakley
 9:00AM Sunday

Zion Lutheran Church
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod
205 Pulaski St., Lincoln
Pastor Mark Carnahan
Pastor Kirk Cunningham
 8:00 & 10:30AM Sunday
 7:00PM Wednesday
Radio, WLLM-AM 1370:
 8AM Sunday
TV, Cable Channel 15:
 10:00AM Sunday
 5:00PM Monday

United Methodist

First United Methodist Church
302 Broadway St.,  Lincoln
Pastor:  Larry Maffett
Sept-May:  8:30 & 10AM 


United Pentecostal Church
1422 Pekin St., Lincoln
Pastor:  David Mitchell
 10:45AM & 6PM Sunday
Sunday School:
Bible Study:
 7PM Wednesday


To inquire about listing your congregation's worship information, please e-mail us at or call us at 217-732-7443.


Church announcements

Pastor to be ordained and
installed at Hartsburg church

[MARCH 24, 2001]  Pastor David Lee Russell will be ordained and installed at Saint John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hartsburg on Sunday, March 25, at 10:15 a.m. Pastor Frank Pieper will serve as Pastor Russell's sponsor. The sermon will be delivered by Pastor Steven Tibbetts. Bishop Warren D. Freiheit will conduct the ordination and installation.

A public reception will be given in Pastor Russell's honor from 2 to 4 p.m. in the gymnasium at Hartsburg-Emden High School. A program will begin at 3:30 p.m.

The new pastor's education, professional background and interests are outlined as follows:


• B.S.E. in industrial engineering from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

• M.Div. in pastoral ministry from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

• M.A. in spiritual formation from Duquesne University

• M.A. in liturgical studies from the University of Notre Dame

• S.T.M. in liturgical studies from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (upon completion of thesis)

Professional background

• Completed internship with a Lutheran congregation on Long Island

• Former claims representative with Farmers Insurance

• Used to hire and train people nationally to assemble and repair exercise equipment

• Trained in engineering


• Liturgy—currently working on thesis about how using texts, such as Bible, hymnal, prayer book, bulletin, sermon notes, etc., shape what we do on Sunday mornings

• Travel

• Church architecture

• Photography—photographed over 2,500 churches and synagogues around the nation

• Hymnals and prayer books—collection of about 800 or so

Pastoral interests

• Liturgy

• Preaching

• Teaching

• Trying to connect what we do on Sunday mornings with Monday mornings

Pastor Russell's address is P.O. Box 110, Hartsburg, IL 62643. His phone number is (217) 642-5234.


Meeting will feature ‘Dolls
Throughout the Years’

[MARCH 24, 2001]  The Jolly Seniors group from Lincoln Christian Church invites those 55-plus to attend the group’s monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 27, at 10 a.m. The program will feature "Dolls Throughout the Years."

Dr. Gary Hall from Lincoln Christian Seminary will lead the devotion, and special music will be provided by Gail King.

The group will also enjoy a baked ham dinner, catered by Guzzardo’s. Suggested cost for the meal is $4.

The Jolly Seniors want you to experience a warm fellowship with people who care for one another, an enjoyable time filled with great food, fun, interesting programs and a spiritual lift to encourage you in your life.

For free transportation, please contact the church office at 732-7618. The meeting will be at the church Fellowship Center, 205 N. Hamilton St.



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