Catholic

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

Priest:
Monsignor 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

Prairieland Christian Church
P.O. Box 108, 1st St. Hartsburg, IL 62643
         217-642-0415

Minister:
Chad Ragsdale

Sunday School:  9:30AM
Worship: 10:30AM

Episcopal

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

 7:30 & 9:45AM Sunday
 9:00AM Wednesday

Independent

Kingdom Life Ministries
2500 Woodlawn Road
         217-732-1466
Pastor: Joe Bennett
Worship:  
 10AM & 6:30PM Sunday


Lincoln Bible Church
2316 N. Kickapoo St., Lincoln

         217-735-5959
Pastor: Don Hoover, phone 217-735-4641
Worship: 10AM Sunday
Sunday School:  9AM
Prayer meeting: 6:30PM
Kids in Christ's Service (1st-6th):  7PM Tuesday
Teen Club (7th-12th):
 7PM Wednesday
Overcomers in Christ:
 7PM Wednesday 

Lutheran

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


Immanuel Lutheran Church  ELCA
1409 Pulaski St., Lincoln
         217-732-6777
Pastor Dan Wissmann
Worship:  
                9:00AM Sunday
Sunday School:
               10:15AM

United Methodist

First United Methodist Church
302 Broadway St.,  Lincoln
         217-732-2204
Pastor:  Jame Hahs

Worship:  
 8:30 & 11AM Sunday
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.

 

Thanksgiving devotion     Send a link to a friend

[NOV. 24, 2004]  What is really important in this life?

In the Boer War, British Gen. Charles Warren had the enemy outnumbered at the Battle of Spion Kop. Then he wasted 26 hours personally directing the troops committed to the vital mission of ferrying the general's baggage across the river. By then, Boer reinforcements had arrived, and Warren's troops were decimated. No reports on casualties among Warren's luggage.

In another similar story, English explorer John Franklin led 129 men across the vast ice of the Arctic territory in the 1800s. His crew lugged around a clothes brush, a tin of button polish, a backgammon board and books. They neglected to bring along their rifles, with which they could have shot game. Instead, they all starved to death.

What is the common link of these two stories besides British men who don't know how to pack? The common link is that neither of these men understood what was truly important. They busied themselves with worthless baggage and neglected the very issues of life and death that they were confronted with.

"Therefore since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us." -- Hebrews 12:1

How many of us are going through this life focused on the wrong things? We neglect the things that are truly important for the sake of those things that don't make a bit of difference in the long run. We give ourselves totally over to material pursuits and neglect a more meaningful spiritual walk.

This month as you and your family gather for Thanksgiving, ask yourself if you are caring more about your luggage than your life. What is really important in this life?
 
In Christ,
Chad Ragsdale
Minister, Prairieland Christian Church, Hartsburg

[From the Prairieland Christian Church newsletter]


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