• COLUMN: Jesus is the lamb of God

    A reading from St. John 1:29:  The next day (John) saw Jesus coming toward him, and said. “Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.”
    The world we live in today is a world of extremes. For example, we can go from witnessing the innocence of childhood  to seeing the most wretched acts of violence…all in one day.

  • COLUMN: Hang on

    With all the cold and snow and ice out there I think we’ve all been reminded to hang on tight. I stepped on to a patch of ice as I got out of the car today and I was glad I was hanging on to the door. When it is raining or icy out it can be good to have something to grab on to.
    A while back I stepped on to some wet grass in a parking lot and did the splits right there. Thankfully I wasn’t hurt, I just glanced around to be sure no one had seen me and got right up. But it sure would have been nice to have someone to hang on to when my feet went out from under me.

  • 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: