Catholic

Holy Family Parish
316 S. Logan
         217-732-4019

Priest:
Msgr. E. Edward Higgins
Associate:
Rev. Thomas Taylor

Mass:
  Sat. 5:00PM
  Sun. 7:30AM, 9:00 AM
            & 10:30AM

Christian

Lincoln Christian Church
204 N. McLean
         217-732-7618

Preaching minister:
John Castelein

Worship:
  8:30AM & 11:00AM
Website: www.lincolnchristianchurch.org

Episcopal

Trinity Episcopal Church
402 Pekin St., Lincoln
         217-732-7609
Pastor: James Cravens
Worship:  

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

Independent

Kingdom Life Ministries
620 Pulaski St., Lincoln
         217-732-1466
Pastor: Joe Bennett
Worship:  
 10AM & 6:30PM Sunday
 7PM Wednesday

Lincoln Bible Church
2316 N. Kickapoo St., Lincoln   217-735-5959
Pastor: Don Hoover, phone 217-735-4641
Worship: 10AM Sunday
Sunday School:  9AM 
Home Bible class: 6:30PM
Overcomers in Christ:
 7PM Tuesday 
Teen Club (7th-12th grade); Kids in Christ's Service (1st-6th)
 7PM Wednesday 

Lincoln Church of Christ
800 Pulaski St., Lincoln
         217-735-1130
Minister: Harold Driskell
Worship:  
 11AM & 6PM Sunday
Bible study:
 10AM Sunday
 7PM Wednesday
TV program, "In Search of the Lord's Way," Channel 19 WHOI
 7:30AM Sunday

Lutheran

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Association of Free Lutheran Congregations
1140 N. State St., Lincoln
         217-735-9320
Pastor Roger David
Worship:  
 10:00AM Sunday
Sunday School:  
 9:00AM
E-mail: gslc@ccaonline.com

Immanuel Lutheran Church  ELCA
1409 Pulaski St., Lincoln
         217-732-6777
Pastor Dan Wissmann
Worship:  
 9:00AM Sunday

Zion Lutheran Church
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod
205 Pulaski St., Lincoln
         217-732-3946
Pastor Mark Carnahan
Worship:  
 8:00 & 10:30AM Sunday
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
         217-732-2204
Pastor:  Jame Hahs

Worship:  
 8:30AM Traditional
 11AM Contemporary
Sunday School:
 9:45 AM
website: www.gbgm-umc.org/
lincoln1stumc/index.html

Pentecostal

To inquire about listing your congregation's worship information, please e-mail us at ldn@lincolndailynews.com or call us at (217) 732-7443.


   


Features

Christmas, Christmas, Christmas

The season is here and all that we hold dear

is your love Lord God, your presence and

yes your Son that guides this day to cheer.

You alone are Christmas and you alone are near.

Even when the world says no, you Lord God have

the mightiest hand in all of the land.

As others seek to take the Christ out of Christmas,

my heart knows the truth and my prayers turn to you

for them to see you, love you and long for the Christ in Christmas.

The season is filled with such color and adornment.

The trees of spruce stamp you are God.

The trees of fir confirm you are Lord.

The trees of pine let us know we were firmly on your mind.

As the trees are adorned with lights and color of the season

they cannot shine without you Lord God behind each one

of bright bringing them into your Sonís light.

You alone are Christmas.

You alone are Christ.

It is after all the Christ in Christmas that delivers the day,

brings life to the world and breath to this nation.

That is the only reason we can say it is truly Christmas Day

is to keep you at the front of Christmas and have your Son as Christ.

All others who seek to make you second or take you out, crucify again

without even a shout.

It is Christmas and you Lord God ring the bell with fullness

and joy as we stand firm that Christ is Christmas in the Father,

the Son and the Holy Ghost.

The three that set this time apart will be for the whole nation to see that

Christmas, Christmas, Christmas is truly the God-given Trinity!!!

[Susan Lynn, Signal Mountain, Tenn.]


Announcements

Good Shepherd
Lutheran Church
service

[DEC. 21, 2002]
The children's Christmas program and candlelight service at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1140 N. State St. in Lincoln, will be at 7 p.m. on Dec. 24.

 


Lincoln Christian Church
to offer Alpha Course

[DEC. 7, 2002]  Lincoln Christian Church will introduce the Alpha Course on Tuesday, Jan. 14, at the church's Fellowship Center, at the corner of Pekin and Hamilton streets. This 10-week practical introduction to the Christian faith offers answers to some key questions.

Each weekly session begins with an informal dinner followed by a large-group learning time and ends with small-group discussion. Attending the Jan. 14 introductory evening does not obligate individuals to continue the course.

Alpha began in London, England, and is now offered in thousands of communities around the world. Join the millions who have found answers about life and God. To learn more about the course, call 732-7618 or visit the church's website, lincolnchristianchurch.org.

 

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