Holy Family Parish
316 S. Logan

Monsignor E. Edward Higgins
Rev. Thomas Taylor

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


Lincoln Christian Church
204 N. McLean

Preaching minister:
John Castelein

  8:30AM & 11:00AM


Trinity Episcopal Church
402 Pekin St., Lincoln
Pastor: James Cravens

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


Kingdom Life Ministries
2500 Woodlawn Road
Pastor: Joe Bennett
 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 


Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Association of Free Lutheran Congregations
1140 N. State St., Lincoln
Pastor Blair Kasfeldt
                   10AM Sunday
Sunday School:   

Immanuel Lutheran Church  ELCA
1409 Pulaski St., Lincoln
Pastor Dan Wissmann
                9:00AM Sunday
Sunday School:

United Methodist

First United Methodist Church
302 Broadway St.,  Lincoln
Pastor:  Jame Hahs

 8:30 & 11AM Sunday
Sunday School:
 9:45 AM


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


Mardi Gras to be celebrated at
St. John United Church of Christ

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[FEB. 21, 2004]  Floats, feasting and the crowning of royalty all play a part in the Mardi Gras festivities at St. John United Church of Christ in Lincoln, as at the more famous celebration in New Orleans. The church event begins at 5 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 22).

Purple, green and gold -- Mardi Gras colors -- will be featured in decorations and on the shoebox floats that form a miniature version of the famed New Orleans parade. Families decorate the floats and compete for prizes.

Queen contestants are Lori Christensen, Michelle Johnson, Carla Jurgenson and Lois Leonard. Vying for king are Nathan Aue, Chuck Brainard, Julian Menzel and Bob Sanders. Winners, chosen by monetary votes, will be crowned at the celebration, which begins with a potluck dinner. Chicken, ham, drinks and table service are provided.

Games for all ages include pinochle and bingo for adults. Breaking of a jester pinata in Mardi Gras colors will cap the children's activities.

Mardi Gras means "fat Tuesday" and is the day prior to Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the 40-day Christian observance of Lent. Lent, a time of preparation for Easter week, traditionally has included fasting or giving up some indulgence like chocolate. Hence, Fat Tuesday was the last day of indulgence before the start of abstinence.

The St. John celebration jumps the gun by two days but does take place within the traditional Shrovetide, the three days before the beginning of Lent. The name derives from the fact that the believer was to say confession, or be shriven (past tense: shrove), on the first day of the observance.

St. John United Church of Christ is located at the corner of Seventh and Maple streets in Lincoln.

[News release]


February and March calendar of events for Immanuel Lutheran Church

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[FEB. 14, 2004]  February and March events at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1409 Pulaski St. in Lincoln:

Feb. 25

A prayer vigil will be from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 25 at at church. Read, pray and meditate in preparation for Lent.

Feb. 29

Immanuel will host a family night potluck dinner Sunday, Feb. 29, at 5:30 p.m. in the parish hall. Members should bring a meat dish and a dish to pass. Drinks and table service will be provided. Sign-up sheets are posted in the church entrances. Child care will be provided by the Lutheran Youth Fellowship.

"Walking Wet" Lent schedule

In a combined effort, Pastor Russell, Pastor Hofer and Pastor Wissmann will be exchanging pulpits during the 2004 Lenten season. The theme of the Lenten services will be "Walking Wet." The schedule for Immanuel is as follows:

Wednesday, Feb. 25 -- Pastor Wissmann

Wednesday, March 3 -- Pastor Hofer

Wednesday, March 10 -- Pastor Russell

Wednesday, March 17 -- Pastor Wissmann

Wednesday, March 24 -- Pastor Hofer

Wednesday, March 31 -- Pastor Russell

All services will be at 7 p.m.

[News release]



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