On the special occasion of the
On the special occasion of the sesquicentennial
[AUG. 30, 2003] You are invited to a series of three inspiring talks comparing and contrasting the lives of former President Abraham Lincoln and of our Lord Jesus Christ.
These addresses will be delivered by Lincoln Christian Church's preacher, John Castelein, who changed from Belgian citizenship to American citizenship in 1984, and since then has been an ardent admirer and avid student of Lincoln's life.
We wish to honor the noble president who named our city in 1853, before he became a legend in American history. Abraham Lincoln throughout his life modeled many virtues for our city to imitate.
And where Lincoln, like all fallible humans, falls short of being perfect, we want to glorify Jesus Christ, whom so many Christians in many churches serve faithfully in Lincoln, Ill.
This series runs on three consecutive Sundays -- Sept. 7, 14 and 21 -- and will be presented in all three services: traditional worship in the sanctuary at 8:30 a.m., meditative worship in the sanctuary at 11 a.m. and contemporary worship in the Fellowship Center at 11 a.m.
Services are broadcast on Channel 5 the following Saturday at 6 p.m. and Sunday morning at 8:30.
Anyone living in Lincoln who honors our namesake president, and especially anyone looking to Jesus Christ as Lord, will be uplifted and encouraged by these talks/sermons. All are invited!
[AUG. 30, 2003] First Baptist Church, 101 Broadway St. in Lincoln, has a new fall schedule for church services beginning Sunday, Sept. 7:
For more information, call (217) 732-7409.
[AUG. 9, 2003] The annual women's mini retreat hosted by Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1409 Pulaski St., will be Saturday, Sept 6, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. The retreat is free, and all women from local and area churches are welcome to join in the fellowship.
Guest speaker Sandy Freiheit will present the topic, entitled "Saying Prayers but Never Praying; Listening but not Hearing."
The program will include music by Julie McClarey, worship pianist from First Christian Church in Decatur.