• Church happenings — Week of Jan. 15

    Risen Lord Lutheran chili cook-off
    There will be a chili cook-off competition and chili dinner at Risen Lord Lutheran Church Saturday at 6 p.m. Bring your favorite chili and compete for first, second and third place trophies or just bring it for fun (no cost to enter). It is $5 per person for all you can eat chili (kids 12 and under eat free). The church is located at 5138 Taylorsville Road across from the Elk Creek Grocery/gas station.
    Call Julie with any questions at 502-477-6557.

  • COLUMN: Joseph: Faithful servant of God

    A reading from Matthew 2:13-23:

  • COLUMN: Are you afraid?

    What are you afraid of? People are afraid of some strange things. Some people are afraid of clowns, some are afraid of snakes, and some can’t stand spiders. I’m sure if you think about it you can probably think of something that makes you a little squeamish.

  • Church happenings — Week of Jan. 8

    Knights of Columbus to host chicken dinner
    The Knights of Columbus–All Saints Council in Taylorsville invites the community to its all-you-can-eat chicken dinner on Jan. 19 from noon until 2 p.m. at All Saints Church on Main Cross in Taylorsville. The meal features broasted chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, butter noodles, and all kinds of desserts. The dinner is on the third Sunday of each month at the same time. Drink and dessert are included.

  • COLUMN: Keeping out the cold

    As you may know I have a dog, a big dog. She is house trained, but that just means we have to take her for walks. So I walk her 3 or 4 times a day, usually for about 20 minutes each time. Most of the year that is not a problem, but lately it has been a different story.

  • Church happenings — Week of Jan. 1

    Narcotics Anonymous meetings at First Christian
    Narcotics Anonymous meetings will be held at First Christian Church weekly on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.
    For more information, call 502-902-1648.

  • COLUMN: A new day

    Happy New Year! Another fresh new page turned on the calendar. Welcome to 2014.
    Some of us will vow to get more organized, some will vow to relax a little, and most of us will be looking to shed a few pounds. Right now, or more probably tomorrow, gyms and diet centers will be full. With the beginning of a new year comes the hope that we can somehow remake ourselves.

  • COLUMN: The kingdom of God

    A reading from Matthew 3:1-12:

  • COLUMN: It's time for Jesus

    A reading from Romans 13:11-14:
    Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed. The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light. Let us walk properly as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and sensuality, not in quarreling and jealousy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.

  • COLUMN: The star to outshine all stars

    Scientists tell us that there are billions upon billions of stars in the sky. I don’t know about that, I have never stopped to count them, but I do look up in wonder at God’s creation from time to time.
    And among all those billions, the Bible tells us of one particular star that announced the birth of Christ. God used that one star to lead the wise men on a journey to find the King of Kings. They probably expected to find him in a great palace somewhere, but instead it led them to a little country town.