[OCT. 2, 2004] Dave and Barb Anderson are coming to Immanuel Lutheran Church in Lincoln for a concert on Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. This inspirational concert is sponsored by Immanuel, with additional funding provided by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.
Throughout 24 years of ministry, the Andersons have touched audiences around the world with sincerity and warmth.
In 1993, God miraculously rescued the Andersons from a plane crash into the icy waters of the Bering Sea off the coast of Nome, Alaska. They were returning from a humanitarian and Christian ministry mission in the Russian Far East. This miracle of God has changed their lives, their ministry and will touch your life as well as you hear them share during the evening.
Their music is a blend of contemporary, gospel and traditional. Their purpose is to give you a "lift" and focus your attention on the awesome God who loves you and is capable of rescuing you from the difficult circumstances in your life.
Accompanying Dave and Barb Anderson is pianist Dale Pust from Minneapolis, Minn. Dave, Barb and Dale have presented hundreds of concerts together in America, Australia and Asia.
According to the host pastor, Dan Wissmann, the community is invited to attend. A freewill offering will be received. For more information about the concert, call Immanuel Lutheran Church at 732-6777. Immanuel is a one-level, handicapped-accessible facility, located at 1409 Pulaski St.
You won't want to miss this outstanding event! Mark your calendar and bring your family and friends for an evening of encouragement, hope and joy.
the Christ' viewing
[OCT. 2, 2004] SPRINGFIELD -- On Oct 8 and 9 the Springfield coffeehouse Holy Ground will host a viewing of “The Passion of The Christ” followed by a facilitated discussion. The movie will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. at 304 W. Allen St., two blocks north of outh Grand and College.
The discussion on Friday, Oct. 8, will be facilitated by Valerie Hunter. On Saturday, Oct. 9, the facilitator will be Kurt Huth, assistant pastor of World Harvest Church.
The viewing is free, although a freewill donation may be given, and the discussion will only cost your comfort zone.
For additional information call (217) 306-2592.
[SEPT. 25, 2004] Trinity Episcopal Church will observe St. Francis' Feast Day on Sunday, Oct. 3. That morning the 9:45 service will focus on the teachings of St. Francis and will include the hymn "Canticle of the Sun." St. Francis wrote the lyrics for the hymn while at Clare's convent of St. Damian's.
Most High, omnipotent, good Lord,
To thee be ceaseless praise outpoured,
And blessing without measure.
Let creatures all give thanks to thee
And serve in great humility.
(The Hymnal 1982, hymns 406 and 407 by Francis of Assisi)
At the conclusion of the service, all parishioners are invited to return to their homes and bring their pets back to church. At 11:15 there will be a liturgy of "The Blessing of the Animals." Each of the pets will receive an individual blessing. The blessing will take place outside the church, weather permitting.
Following the liturgy, there will be a parish potluck. A sign-up sheet is posted in Berger Hall, and people planning to attend are asked to volunteer for a dish by Sunday, Sept. 26. Come join us for the celebration.
[SEPT. 25, 2004] HARTSBURG -- Prairieland Christian Church of Hartsburg is planning a mission trip to the Dominican Republic early in 2005. The participants will be working with Alberto Rivas and the Christian Dominican Ministries in the city of Monte Christi.
Tentatively, the trip is planned for Feb. 1-8, but the schedule is subject to change, depending on available flights and costs. The organizers would like to know by Oct. 24 who will be going.
Fund-raising events in the next few months are planned in order to reduce individual costs. Prayer partners and sponsors can also help.
For more information, click here.
Contact people are Chad Ragsdale, (217) 732-6605, and Eldon and Marti Lessen, (217) 732-2598.
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