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Weekly Update for Sunday, August 23, 2020

In our Evensong evening service we sing together for about twenty minutes begore the message, accompanied only by, guitar. Come lift up your voices with us and sing to the Lord!

This Wednesday we will resume the series Getting to know the Bible Better. Our focus will be the book of Joshua.

Operation Christmas Child (Shoebox) Postage offering: Sunday, August 30 following the morning service near the Welcome Center.

Weekly Update for Sunday, August 16, 2020

The Quarterly Official Board Meeting is scheduled for this Sunday afternoon at 4:30 pm. We will meet in the Fellowship Hall in order to practice social distancing.

Come Sunday evening for Evensong. Before the evening message we will sing together for about twenty minutes continuously, accompanied only by acoustic guitar. Come enjoy the evening light through the stained glass windows, and lift up your voices with us in our wonderful sanctuary.

This Wednesday we are taking a break from the series Getting to Know the Bible Better, and showing an episode of The Chosen. Wednesday’s episode will be The Wedding Gift, about Jesus’ miracle at the wedding in Cana of Galilee.

Weekly Update for Sunday, August 9, 2020

We are grateful to the church for your giving during the pandemic. We know many are still uncomfortable coming back to worship services, but we give thanks to God for your faithful support. We are not passing the offering plates in our services. Offerings may be placed in the wooden box back on the ushers’ table, mailed to the church, or brought in to the church office.

Sunday evenings we’re having a simpler worship time called Evensong. The music will be accompanied by acoustic guitar, and before the evening message we’re just going to sing together for a while, enjoy the evening light through the stained glass windows, and lift up our voices in our wonderful sanctuary.

The Wednesday Bible Study series is Getting to Know the Bible Better. This week: the book of Joshua

The Quarterly Official Board Meeting is scheduled for Sunday, August 16 at 4:30 pm. We will meet in the Fellowship Hall in order to practice social distancing.

Children’s meetings are still on hold.

Weekly Update for Sunday, August 2, 2020

We are grateful to the church for your giving during the pandemic. We know many are still uncomfortable coming back to worship services, but we give thanks to God for your faithful support. We are not passing the offering plates in our services. Offerings may be placed in the wooden box back on the ushers’ table, mailed to the church, or brought in to the church office. 

The Quarterly Official Board Meeting is scheduled for Sunday, August 16 at 4:30 pm. We will meet in the Fellowship Hall in order to practice social distancing.

Sunday evenings we’re having a simpler worship time called Evensong. The music will be accompanied by acoustic guitar, and before the evening message we’re just going to sing together for a while, enjoy the evening light through the stained glass windows, and lift up our voices in our wonderful sanctuary.

Children’s meetings are still on hold.

Singing from Halley’s Bible Handbook

I love Halley’s Bible Handbook. Not the new, updated one. The one you want is the old blue version of Halley’s Bible Handbook. Some of the archeological information in it is a little out of date, but the rest of it is great. The new version in the white cover has more up-to-date archeological articles, but it has edited out nearly all of the charm of Henry Hampton Halley’s original. Halley started self-publishing his Handbook in 1924 as a 17-page pamphlet, and he kept adding to it up until he died in 1965. Zondervan Publishing House acquired the rights in 1960. By then it had sold over five million copies.

I’d seen the little blue Bible handbook on bookstore shelves for years before I ever bought one. It just seemed so humble and unassuming, sitting there next to weightier tomes of Biblical knowledge.

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Weekly Update for Sunday, July 26, 2020

We are grateful to the church for your giving during the pandemic. We know many are still uncomfortable coming back to worship services, but we give thanks to God for your faithful support. We are not passing the offering plates in our services. Offerings may be placed in the wooden box back on the ushers’ table, mailed to the church, or brought in to the church office.

This Sunday we have a guest speaker, Dr. Keith Gaddis from Terre Haute. Dr. Gaddis is an ordained minister and Christian counselor with many credentials.

Sunday evenings we’re having a simpler worship time called Evensong. The music will be accompanied by acoustic guitar, and before the evening message we’re just going to sing together for a while, enjoy the evening light through the stained glass windows, and lift up our voices in our wonderful sanctuary.

On Wednesday, July 29th of this week Ted Wagner will be filling in for Pastor David for our Wednesday Bible Study. Pastor David will be participating in a family camp meeting with both of his brothers and a nephew at Heritage Baptist Church’s campground in Coal City this week.

Children’s meetings are still on hold.

Weekly Updates for Sunday, July 19, 2020

This week Ted Wagner will be filling in for Pastor David for our Wednesday Bible Study. Pastor David will be participating in a family camp meeting with both of his brothers and a nephew at Heritage Baptist Church’s campground in Coal City this week.

Next Sunday morning, July 26, we will have a guest speaker, Dr. Keith Gaddis from Terre Haute. Dr. Gaddis is an ordained minister and Christian counselor with many credentials. Pastor David will be here to lead the service, and will still be preaching that Sunday evening.

We want to express profound gratitude to the church for the offerings you have been giving through this time of pandemic. We know many are still uncomfortable coming back to worship services, but we give thanks to God for your faithful support. We are not passing the offering plates. Offerings may be placed in the wooden box back on the ushers’ table, mailed to the church, or brought in to the church office.

Sunday evenings we’re having a simpler worship time called Acoustic Vespers. The music will be accompanied by just acoustic guitar, and before the evening message we’re just going to sing together for a while, enjoy the evening light through the stained glass windows, and lift up your voices in our wonderful sanctuary!

Children’s meetings are still on hold.

Weekly Update for Sunday, July 12, 2020

Children’s meetings are still on hold.

The Wednesday Bible Study is beginning a new series: Getting to Know the Bible Better. This week: everyone’s favorite Bible book, Leviticus!

We want to express profound gratitude to the church for the offerings you have been giving through this time of pandemic. We know many are still uncomfortable coming back to worship services, but we give thanks to God for your faithful support. We do not currently have a formal offering time during our worship services in order to avoid passing the plate. Offerings may be placed in the wooden box back on the ushers’ table, mailed to the church, or brought in to the church office.

Since we don’t have a formal offering time, we have adopted a somewhat different, simpler format for Sunday evening. We’re calling it Acoustic Vespers. The music will be accompanied by acoustic guitar, and we’re just going to sing together for a while before the evening message. Come enjoy the evening light through the stained glass windows, and lift up your voices in our wonderful sanctuary!