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First Baptist Church

101 Broadway




Park Meadows Baptist Church

800 Memorial Drive




Second Baptist Church

1728 Tremont




Holy Family Parish
316 S. Logan St.


St. Mary's Church

805 S. Pearl St.

Atlanta, IL




St. Patrick's Church

213 S. Bogardus

Elkhart, IL




St. Thomas Aquinas Church

321 S. Lafayette

Mt. Pulaski, IL





Atlanta Christian Church

Atlanta, IL




Broadwell Christian Church

111 S. Olive

Broadwell, IL




Elkhart Christian Church

113 S. Gillett St.

Elkhart, IL 




Emden Christian Church

214 Corn

Emden, IL




Eminence Christian Church

E. Rd. 2500N & 1600

Atlanta, IL



First Christian Church

115 N. Washington

Mt. Pulaski IL



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
email: 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.

Pastor: Tony Miller

 Hartsburg, IL 62643

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





Waynesville Christian Church

Waynesville, IL



Church of God


Lincoln Church of God
800 Pulaski



Church of the Nazarene


Lincoln Church of the Nazarene

2501 Woodlawn Rd.



Trinity Episcopal Church
402 Pekin St., Lincoln



Allen Chapel-AME

910 Broadway

Lincoln, IL




Faith Assembly of God

1225 Nicholson Rd.




Full Gospel Tabernacle

426 N. Monroe




Jehovah's Witnesses-Kingdom Hall

111 Northville Dr.



Lincoln Bible Church
2316 N. Kickapoo St., Lincoln


Neighbors to Nations

304 N. McLean St.




New Church

108 NW Walnut

Atlanta, IL





Faith Lutheran Church

2320 N. Kickapoo




Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Association of Free Lutheran Congregations
1140 N. State St., Lincoln
Pastor: Clarence Mankin
Worship: 9AM Sunday

Sunday School: 10:15AM Sunday


website: www.goodshepherd-lincoln.org

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
email: immanuel_lincoln@verizon.net


Zion Lutheran Church Missouri Synod
205 Pulaski Street, Lincoln

Head Pastor: Mark A. Thompson
Ass't Pastor: David P. Ramirez

WORSHIP: 8 & 10:30AM Sundays
Sunday School & Bible Classes: 9:20AM

Live Broadcasts: 8AM WLLM 1370AM or
Cable Ch 5: 5PM Sat. & 10AM Sun.


St. John's Lutheran Church

223 W. Cooke St.

Mt. Pulaski, IL




St. John's Lutheran Church

Hartsburg, IL




St. Peter's Lutheran Church

Emden, IL




Zion Lutheran Church

105 N. Logan

New Holland, IL




Zion Lutheran Church

401 N. Logan

Chestnut, IL




Zion Lutheran Church

201 S. Vine

Mt. Pulaski, IL



See United Methodist


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
email: comeback7@msn.com

United Methodist


Atlanta United Methodist Church

2nd & Race

Atlanta, IL




Beason United Methodist Church

1544 Walnut

Beason, IL




Elkhart Methodist Church

Elkhart, IL



Chestnut United Methodist Church
313 N. Logan St.              Chestnut

First United Methodist Church
302 Broadway St.,  Lincoln

First United Methodist Church
303 E Jefferson,               Mt. Pulaski


Hartsburg United Methodist Church

Hartsburg, IL



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:


email: stjohnucclincoln




United Pentecostal Church

1422 Pekin St.




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

 10AM Sunday
Celebration: 6PM Wed.

Website: www.preslincoln.org
email:  office@preslincoln.org

First Cumberland Presbyterian Church
110 Broadway St.,  Lincoln

To inquire about listing your congregation's worship information, please email us at ads@lincolndailynews.com or call us at 217-737-7418.


Church Activities & Announcements

Who We Are, Where We Are.

Have you ever thought about your identity?  About who you really are on the inside?  On the outside, we carry on many roles.  What we do on the outside demonstrates what’s on the inside.

That’s how it is with the church.  God’s plan is for all to come to Him.  That is where the church comes in.  The church is to lead people, love people, serve and care for others.

At First Baptist Church, we are a church that cares and loves.   We invite you to come worship with us at 101 Broadway St. every Wednesday evening until April 13th.   We offer a free fellowship meal from 5:30 – 6:15 p.m.  At 6:15 – 7:15 p.m., there are activities for the children.  From 6:30 – 7:15 p.m., we offer an adult Bible Study.

Our Sunday schedule begins with Sunday School at 9 a.m. and Worship Service at 10 a.m. with Pastor Robert Henderson.

For more information, please call 217-732-7409.

we have plenty of sausage for sale, please call 732-7409.

A Bald-Face Challenge!

On Sunday, January 23rd, Pastor Robert gave the congregation a challenge and the church is committed to meet it.  Pastor Robert has agreed that, if the church can fill the pews on or before Easter Sunday, he will shave his head in front of the congregation.  The estimated capacity is 140 people.  If you don’t have a church home, this is a great opportunity to join in a fun challenge and find a new church home!

First Baptist Church welcomes each of you to God’s house.  As we gather to draw near to God, may we also draw near to those worshiping with us.


Helping You Build A Family of Faith
Passing along a heritage of Christian faith to your family is a parent's highest calling. Heritage Builders' goal is to encourage and empower you in this great mission with practical resources and inspiring ideas that really work and help your children develop a lasting love for God. We exist to equip, train and motivate parents to become intentional about building a strong spiritual heritage.
Heritage Builders was founded in 1995 by six parents with a passion for helping others be intentional about passing on a Godly heritage to their children. From 1996-2006, Focus on the Family developed the ministry expanding its resources and presence. Our resources have been featured and offered by Family Life, Promise Keepers, and the Billy Graham Evangelical Association. In 2007, Heritage Builders was spun off to focus on its primary calling of training and equipping parents to pass the faith to the next generation. The ministry not only works with parents but also with and through churches to educate, equip and encourage parents in the spiritual formation process at home.  By providing tools that help equip and train parents, Heritage Builders is a successful ministry that reaches around the world.

Go to heritagebuilders.com to find resources and podcasts to help you pass along your Christian heritage to your family.


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Happy Endings!


The teacher was extremely enthusiastic. She looked at the class of four-year-olds and asked this question: “Does anyone know what today is?” A little girl held up her hand and said, “Yes, today is Palm Sunday.” The teacher said, “That’s fantastic. That’s wonderful. Now does anyone know what next Sunday is?”


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The Piano Lesson


The story has been told several times through the years called, “The Piano Lesson!” Wishing to encourage her young son's progress on the piano, a mother took the small boy to a Paderewski concert. After they were seated, the mother spotted a friend in the audience and walked down the aisle to greet her.


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Christ's Body


"Listen, I will tell you a mystery!  We will not all die, but we will all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet.  For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.  For this perishable body must put on imperishability, and this mortal body must put on immortality."


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A Lonely World


"Do not speak harshly to an older man, but speak to him as to a father, to younger men as brothers, to older women as mothers, to younger women as sisters—with absolute purity."
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"Why Does this Happen?"


"But the serpent said to the woman, ‘You will not die; for God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil."-Genesis 3: 4-5


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"But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, 'Go away from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man!'  For he and all who were with him were amazed at the catch of fish they had taken; and so als were James and John, the sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon.  Then Jesus said to them, 'Do not be afraid, from now on you will be catching people.'  When they had brought their boats to shore, they left everything and followed him."-Luke 5: 8-11


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God's Creation


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The Good Samaritan


"Jesus replied, ‘A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell into the hands of robbers, who stripped him, beat him, and went away, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a priest was going down that road; and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side.


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The Best Way


 It is worth talking a bit about Mary since we, as Protestants, often sell her short because we don't want to overdo things as our Roman Catholic brothers and sisters tend to do.  Mary is an absolute model of faithfulness.  God comes to her and tells her that she will bear the Messiah and she just goes right along with it.  This fidelity is evident to her cousin Elizabeth, who is pregnant with John the Baptist, and she tells Mary so.  Surely Elizabeth's words helped Mary through her pregnancy and eased any lingering doubts she might have had, but it is her faithfulness and her willingness to carry out God's Will that makes her so remarkable.


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The King


As the Gospel of John winds down there seems to be a lot of confusion about Jesus. Just prior to this passage, Peter, Jesus' most trusted disciple, denies knowing who he is. Then Jesus was brought before the Roman governor of the region, Pontius Pilate, and was further questioned. Pilate, not a Jew by the way, was unsure why the Jews sought Jesus' execution and so he started asking Jesus questions including the question listed above. Jesus was evasive in his answers but apparently he said enough to give Pilate some clue as to his true identity. Nonetheless Pilate seems confused by the whole event.


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The Source


For those of you who have been in worship over the past several weeks you will be very familiar with this text since I have been preaching on it since the beginning of the month. This week we will be talking about Jesus as "the life." Note that Jesus does not say he is life, rather he adds a definite article in proclaiming himself "the life." In that simple "the" there is a world of substance. What Jesus understood is that there are many lives available to us. One choice leads to another and then another and then another with the sum of those choices being the course of our lives.

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Commitment Issues


The organ anthem fades as the bride and groom draw together. The pastor announces that the groom will now declare the vows that he has written himself. He clears his throat and, looking deeply into his bride’s eyes, begins to speak. “I promise to love you with all my heart, sacrificing for you whenever you are in need, standing by you at all times, providing for your every need. I will never leave you.” The bride’s turn soon comes. “I will accept all that you have to give me. I anticipate that I will always have a house and car, plenty of clothes and 3 children, all healthy. When I want, I will clean and cook, but you will be expected to do this at all other times. And don’t forget to put the lid down.”


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Thanks to greedy charlatans parading as pastors, talking about money and the Church in our culture is a challenge.  "Why should I give to the Church," we think, "God doesn't need money."  And this is true, God doesn't need any money, but we should give for two reasons.  First, giving is a spiritual discipline.  Just as prayer, worship, study and service all draw us closer to God, so does giving in His name.  When we give of our money we embody the words of Christ above.


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Up The Hill

I was at the Illinois football game last Saturday morning and as the Illini did their best welcome mat impression I wondered to myself, "why do I show up for this?" I mean, even if the team I was supporting was winning, why actually go to a game? Think about it. I could watch the game on TV for free or I could drive to the stadium, pay for parking, tickets and food. Why not just stay home? The reason, for me, is that being at the game, with the crowd, feels different


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Giving Credit


In case you have not forgotten, this is the Psalm Jesus quotes as he writhes in agony on the cross. He speaks only verse 1, "My God, My God, why have your forsaken me?" But his intent is to call all of his followers to the Psalm in its entirety. And the verse above is how that Psalm concludes. In quoting Psalm 22 Jesus is quickly referencing the most complete Psalm in its exploration of the human condition as it relates to faith in God. All of us who are believers swing wildly from, "Where are you God?" to "You are pretty awesome God!"


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Present Yourself Back to God


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Rough Seas

The most powerful enemy of the Christian is fear. Fear is the one thing which can most easily undermine our faith and overwhelm our desire to serve and follow Jesus. We may have a loved one who is behaving like a boor, but we won't confront him. Why? Because we are afraid he will be angry at us. We may see payday loan shops littering our town and functionally stealing from our neighbors, but we won't challenge them.


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This healing story is working on several different levels. First, Jesus is healing a man who had been sick for 38 years. The man was lying by the Bethzatha pool, known in those days for its healing powers, but he had no one to help him into the pool. Jesus asks the man if he would like to be made well, the man of course says "yes," and Jesus calmly tells him to take his mat, stand up and walk.


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