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  • Church Happenings - Week of March 25, 2015

    Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday March 28 at Elk Creek Baptist Church
    Elk Creek Baptist Church will host their annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday March 28 at 11 a.m. for children ages 1 year old -11 years old. Lunch and pictures with the bunny will be provided. Elk Creek Baptist is located at 5734 Elk Creek Road in Taylorsville and the website is www.elkcreekbaptist.com.

  • A WORD FROM THE WORD by STEVE GETTINGER Pastor, Risen Lord Lutheran Church

    The Gospel reading for today’s message is from John 3:16: For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life.

    This is one of the best known verses of the Bible. The words are simple, but yet profound. They are the Gospel message captured in a few words. If you can understand these few verses, they will be the cause of great joy and allow you to protect your faith against false teachings. Let us take some time and mine the riches of John 3:16.

  • THOUGHTS ON THEOLOGY by NED WAY Pastor of Chapel 73-Evangel, Taylorsville

    A little boy was sick on Palm Sunday and stayed home from church with his mother. His father returned from church holding a palm branch. The little boy was curious and asked, “Why do you have that palm branch, dad?” “You see, when Jesus came into town, everyone waved palm branches to honor him, so we got palm branches today.” The little boy replied, “Really?, No way! The one Sunday I miss is the Sunday that Jesus shows up.”

    When Jesus made his triumphal entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, the crowds were going wild.

  • FAITH FOR TODAY by JON ROHR Pastor of Plum Creek Baptist Church

    Maybe the problem is that I am getting older, but I think there is more to it than that. I think we live in confusing times. And I am really not talking about national or world news, though we all know there is plenty of confusion there! I’m just thinking of everyday kinds of things.

  • Church Happenings - Week of March 18, 2015

    Knights of Columbus host dinner
    The Knights of Columbus–All Saints Council in Taylorsville is hosting an all-you-can-eat chicken dinner on Sunday, February 15, from 12 until 2 p.m. and on the 3rd Sunday of every month, thereafter, at the same time. Dinners are held at All Saints Church on Main Cross in Taylorsville.  Prices range from $9.00 for adult, $8.00 for seniors, $4.50 for children 4-12, and children 3 and under are free. Proceeds go to the All Saints Council of the Knights of Columbus to fund their charitable work.

  • THOUGHTS ON THEOLOGY - In Gethsemane, it’s different

    by NED WAY
    When we see Jesus at the Last Supper with his disciples, we see him very much in control and very much the Son of God. Mark records this event in his book. In chapter 14, starting at verse 22, it seems he didn’t have many cares. He was glad to be with his disciples. Mark even states he sang a hymn with them. (vs.26)

  • FAITH FOR TODAY - A New Snow Shovel

    My snow shovel is getting worn out. The snow seems gone for this year and my poor shovel is not far behind. I think we shoveled our driveway four or five times in the last month and my back and my shovel have paid the price.
    Thankfully, some years the storms pass us by, but the fact is that storms do come. We get snow about every year, maybe not 18 to 20 inches, but we can be pretty sure the snow will come, and sometimes a LOT will come. Right now the snow is melted, but I know before too long, I’ll need a new snow shovel.

  • A WORD FROM THE WORD - Learn what it means to really be born again

    What comes to your mind when you hear the word “sin?” How about words like disobedience, rebellion, failure, and guilt? Most people don’t like to think about their sin and what it does to themselves and others. I don’t like to think about sin, because it is ugly and it is painful. As a pastor, I wish I could tell you that I do not struggle with sin, but it would not be true. I am a repentant sinner that needs the forgiveness of Jesus. I need Jesus to fight against the temptations of my sinful nature and the temptation of the devil.

  • Church Happenings - Week of March 11, 2015

    Knights of Columbus host dinner
    The Knights of Columbus–All Saints Council in Taylorsville is hosting an all-you-can-eat chicken dinner on Sunday, February 15, from 12 until 2 p.m. and on the 3rd Sunday of every month, thereafter, at the same time. Dinners are held at All Saints Church on Main Cross in Taylorsville.  Prices range from $9.00 for adult, $8.00 for seniors, $4.50 for children 4-12, and children 3 and under are free. Proceeds go to the All Saints Council of the Knights of Columbus to fund their charitable work.

  • FAITH FOR TODAY - Remember to be a good neighbor

    Do you know your neighbors? I don’t mean just to speak to; I mean do you know them? Do you know their struggles, the challenges they face, the burdens they bear? I bet you know more about them than you think.
    For example, I grew up in a suburb of Baltimore. Across the street was an older couple who had no kids of their own. Next to them lived a police officer and his young bride and new baby. Our next door neighbors were from Great Britain. He taught high school and one day found his Volkswagen placed on his porch by some prankish kids.