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

Preaching for a lifetime

[JAN. 11, 2003]  He has devoted his life to the art and craft of preaching. This past Dec. 5, the Academy of Homiletics recognized that lifelong love by presenting their first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Wayne Shaw.

Dr. Shaw is well-known at Lincoln Christian College and Seminary as a longtime professor of preaching, as well as seminary dean emeritus. What many may not know is that Shaw has distinguished himself in circles well beyond Lincoln. One such circle is the Academy of Homiletics, a professional organization of professors of preaching that includes such prestigious schools as Princeton and Harvard. Shaw has attended the annual meetings of the academy for many years, serving as treasurer much of that time. He also served as president of the Academy of Homiletics during their silver anniversary year a few years ago.

In presenting the award, a special commemorative plate engraved with his name, the academy commended Shaw for his loving spirit that often carried the olive branch between those who sometimes disagreed.

Three others were also so honored by the academy this year, including Dr. Eugene Lowry, who spoke for the annual Webb Lectureship on Preaching last fall in Lincoln.

In accepting the award, Shaw said, "I feel there are many who have made far greater contributions than I, but I am not going to give back the plate. It pleases me that a person with a deep commitment to the Bible as the written word of God can have an impact in a theologically diverse group of homileticians who want to continue learning how to preach and how to teach it the best they can."

We thank God that when the call to preach came, Dr. Shaw responded with a lifetime commitment: "Here am I. Send me."

[LCCS news release]


[President Ray and Dean Tanner of
Lincoln Christian College and Seminary
re-present the Academy of Homiletics'
Lifetime Achievement Award to
Dr. Wayne Shaw. ]

 


Church members lament --
minister is leaving too soon

[JAN. 4, 2003]  The last Sunday in December, members bid farewell to smiling Mike Drake, minister of Elkhart Christian Church. Drake, who is officially retiring after some 25 years of ministry, has been at Elkhart 20 of those years.

One of the church's elders, Ron Davis, was overheard to say, "You can't retire. You haven't buried me yet!" Davis was expressing his expectation that since Pastor Mike had been with them for more than half his lifetime, they expected he would be with them even until their deaths.

The congregation was taken by surprise in late November when he announced his upcoming retirement. One little 10-year-old girl asked if the church was going to close since Mike Drake was retiring.

A large crowd packed the little church building to hear Drake's last sermon and last lesson. He preached on the supremacy of Christ, emphasizing that it is Christ, not "Mike," who had brought them to this point in their spiritual lives.

Many members of the congregation, as well as the elders, asked him to reconsider his decision and continue his ministry there. Drake was reminded that he could even reconsider this last Sunday, and they would gladly take him back.

Lincoln Christian Seminary professor Dr. Robert Kurka has accepted the call to be interim minister for the Elkhart flock while they begin the arduous task of finding a new preacher. Dr. Kurka has been to Elkhart many times, and the congregation enjoys his energetic style. Dan White continues to do an outstanding job with the youth of the congregation and preaches each fifth Sunday.

Seth Hall, a lifelong member of Elkhart Christian Church, said what was going through the minds of most of the congregation: "It's going to take someone really special to take Mike's place."

Drake, 53, is retiring to spend more time on the family business. He and his wife, Connie, are both looking forward to spending more time visiting with their grandchildren. They will continue to live and work in Elkhart and will worship there when they are in town.

[Jim Youngquist]


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