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Holy Family Parish
316 S. Logan St.

  Rev. Jeffrey G. Laible
Rev. John Huy Pham
Liturgy schedule:
  5PM Saturday
  8AM & 10AM Sunday




Elkhart Christian Church

113 S. Gillett St.

Elkhart, IL  62634-0229



Jefferson Street Christian Church
1700 N. Jefferson St.

Preaching minister:
  Dustin Fulton

  9AM & 10:45AM Sunday
Midweek activities:
  "Truth North": 6PM Wed.
Website: www.jeffstreet.org
E-mail: dustinf@jeffstreet.org

Lincoln Christian Church
Independent Christian Church
204 N. McLean St.

Preaching minister:
  Ron Otto

  8:15, 9:30, 11AM & 6PM
Midweek activities:
(Beginning Sept. 12)
  Adult, Youth & Kids' Club:
6:30PM Wed.
Website: www.lincolnchristianchurch.org

Prairieland Christian Church
P.O. Box 108, 1st St. Hartsburg, IL 62643

 Vance Russell

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

Church of God

Lincoln Church of God
1415 Fourth St.

  Jacob Skelton

Sunday School:  9:30AM
Morning Worship:
Evening Service: 6PM
Wednesday Family Hour:


Trinity Episcopal Church
402 Pekin St., Lincoln
 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

 Ron Denlinger
Worship: 10AM Sunday
Sunday School: 9AM


Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Association of Free Lutheran Congregations
1140 N. State St., Lincoln
Worship: 9AM Sunday
E-mail: gslc@ccaonline.com

Immanuel Lutheran Church  ELCA
1409 Pulaski St., Lincoln
Pastor: Andrew Nyren
Worship: 9AM Sunday
Sunday School: 10:15AM
Praise Service:
 5PM Saturday
Website: http://www.immanuellincoln.org
E-mail: immanuel_lincoln@verizon.net


Open Arms Christian Fellowship
311 Broadway St., Lincoln
Pastors: Larry Crawford
, 309-830-0461
Kevin Wolf
, 309-838-8564
Worship: 10AM Sunday
Home Group:  Various dates and locations
please call for more information)
Website: http://comebackministries.com
E-mail: comeback7@msn.com

United Methodist

Chestnut United Methodist Church
313 N. Logan St.              Chestnut

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

Asst. Pastor: Becky Barrow
 9AM Sunday
Sunday School: 10:15AM
Website: www.gbgm-umc.org/

First United Methodist Church
303 E Jefferson,               Mt. Pulaski

Latham United Methodist Church
241 N. Walnut St.             PO Box 246               Latham

New Holland United Methodist Church
201 N. Mason St.,  New Holland

United Church of Christ



Seventh and Maple Street,



Pastor: Rich Reinwald


10:30AM Sunday

Sunday School:


E-mail: stjohnucclincoln




First Presbyterian Church
301 Pekin St.,  Lincoln
Pastor: Rev. Phillip Blackburn

 10AM Sunday
Celebration: 6PM Wed.

Website: www.preslincoln.org
E-mail:  office@preslincoln.org

First Cumberland Presbyterian Church
110 Broadway St.,  Lincoln
Pastor: Dr. David West
Cell phone: 871-9940

 10:00 AM Sunday
Sunday School: 9:00AM

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Church Activities & Announcements

Vacation Bible School Updates!

If your church is hosting a Vacation Bible School, please send information to the Spiritual Life Editor at jhilliard@lincolndailynews.com .  We will have a special section listing the area VBS’s for the summer.  We look forward to receiving your information!  (Please include dates and times, location, theme, registration instructions (if any), and contact information for further questions.)

Zion Lutheran Church, Mt. Pulaski

July 20 - 24, 9 - 11:30 a.m. Zion Lutheran Church, Mt. Pulaski, invites children to enter G.A.D.G.E.T.’s Garage and discover that God’s Always Doing Great, Exciting Things where
we can witness the wonder and workmanship of Jesus, our Savior, through five incredible Bible stories.

Gadget’s Garage is for children ages 3 through those entering sixth grade. It takes place at Zion Lutheran Church, 203 S. Vine St., Mt. Pulaski, IL on July 20-24, 2009 from 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. Call 217-792-5715 or 217-792-5965 for more information or to register your child.

Cornland Christian Church
Have some VBS fun in the Wildwood Forest where you will discover the untamed nature of God!

Starting Sunday, July 12, 6:30 – 9 p.m.

United Methodist Church of Mt. Pulaski
Come enjoy VBS on the Edge! Developing an extreme relationship with Christ

August 3 – 7, 6 – 8 p.m.
(A meal will be served at 5:30 for the children who wish to come.)

July 12-16 from 6:00pm-8:30pm. St. John’s Church-- “Rome: Paul and the Underground Church.”

Strap on your sandals for fun, adventure and God’s Love in Rome. Join us each day as we visit Paul and his underground church, participate in apprenticeship games, and visit the shops in the bible-time marketplace.
This community bible school is sponsored by St. John’s Church, 1st United Methodist, 1st Baptist, 1st Presbyterian and Cumberland-Presbyterian. Opening and closing ceremonies will be at St John’s with Paul’s Underground Church and marketplace being located on the Jr. High ball field.
Registration is open for kids entering pre-school to 5th grade. For more information, please call FUMC at 732-2204.

July 12-17 from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Lincoln Christian Church "Studio GO! Game Show"  

Excitement and teamwork will be a part of each day as kids enter a studio geared for challenges and fun!
Kids will meet fun celebrity characters who will teach them how God works in the lives of those who trust Him. The challenges will help kids: GO Lead! GO Risk! GO Tell! GO Obey! GO Serve! Friday, July 17 will be “Game Show Night”. Make sure to register your child and their friends, ages 4 years by Sept. 1 thru students completing 4th grade, soon!
For more information call, children’s minister, Marcia Wells at the church, 732-7618.



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Recent Spiritual Life Articles


It is the only miracle story to appear in all 4 Gospels. It is the one story almost everyone knows outside of the birth story and the crucifixion. It is the feeding of the five thousand. So, what's the big deal? Why all the repeat this particular story so many times? Well, I think there is a simple reason for that. In this story we find the richness and depth of who Jesus is. We see the compassion, the power, the love. We find a powerful metaphor for Holy Communion


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The Living Water


These days most of us probably spend a lot of time thinking about what we don't have. Most of us have less money than we did 18 months ago. Most of us are older than we'd like to be. Most of us have lost someone that we wish we could have back. Most of us don't have the car or television or house we want. Most of us look around our lives and we see what is absent. And that is because our lives are filled with things that are finite, that have limits. Not to bring you down, but someday, everything we have will be gone.


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"Now standing there were six stone waters jars for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons. Jesus said to them, 'Fill the jars with water.' And they filled them up to the brim. He said to them, 'Now draw some out, and take it to the chief steward.' So they took it. When the steward tasted the water that had become wine...he said, 'everyone serves the good wine first and the inferior wine after the guests have become drunk. But you have kept the good wine until now.'"-John 2: 6-10


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Local Women Attend LWML Convention


 The 64th Annual Central Illinois District-Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (CID-LWML) convention was held on June 6, 2009, in Springfield IL. The theme of the convention was “A Crown of Life,” based on Revelation 2:10. Local women attending the convention were Elaine Ray, Edith Keller, and Linda Huelskoetter, all of Lincoln.

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The Gift of Faith

Have you heard these words before? They are both very familiar and very controversial. In this passage Jesus is trying to explain his ministry to one of the religious leaders, a man named Nicodemus, who has come to see him under the cover of darkness


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The Holy Spirit


The work of the Holy Spirit is and always has been mysterious. No one really understands it and no one can predict its movements in the world. Yet despite this lack of understanding the Spirit remains at the core of the Christian life because it is our tangible connection to God.


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"Love is too Familiar a Word"


There is a poem entitled, "Love is too Familiar a Word" and when I approach passages like this it often pops into my head. Over and over again we hear two things as Christians; God loves us and we should love other people. We hear these words so often, and we are told of God's love so frequently, that the saying becomes too familiar. The word "love" loses its power and becomes a cliche with little weight or influence in our lives. And when this happens it is tragic.


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