Mt. Vernon Register-News

August 10, 2013

Church News

The Register-News

---- — Waltonville Community Church

Pastor Tim Reynolds and congregation invite you to attend Waltonville Community Church this Sunday.

Waltonville Community Church is located at 321 S. Hirons St., in Waltonville. Morning service begins at 11:15 a.m. and you will be blessed by wonderful singing, fellowship with friendly people and a message from God’s word.

This Sunday, Pastor Tim will begin a sermon series from God’s word titled, “The Formative Years.” This week’s message is titled, “The Forming Programmers.”

For more information about Waltonville Community Church, you may call 315-1111 or visit the church website at

Howard Community Chapel

Sunday mornings are lively and exciting at Howard Community Chapel.

The all-Bible Sunday school begins promptly at 10 a.m. There is a class for every age. Teachers include Curt Anselment for senior adults, Linda Myers for Pairs and Spares, Carolyn Lane for middlers, and Billy and Rebekah Bell for beginners. Sam Lane is superintendent.

At 10:45 a.m., everyone is back in the auditorium. The boys and girls will be singing, playing music in the booster band, hearing an object lesson given by Linda Myers and collecting the penny march.

Everyone who has had a birthday or anniversary in the last week will be acknowledged.

Around 11 a.m., morning worship begins. The service will feature congregational and special singing, along with prayer.

Pastor Myers will be preaching part 2 of a message entitled, “Return to the old paths,” with text from Jeremiah 6:16, King James version.

The service will close with an invitation given and a time of prayer around the altar.

The 6 p.m. service is open to all who will come, visit and worship with us. There is congregational and special singing, special prayer as well as prayer for the sick and a message by Pastor Myers.

The service will end with a time of prayer around the altar.

Musicians include Linda Myers, Paul Thomason, Rachel Thomason, Sam Lane, Mikie McClanahan, Carroll Thomas, Rebekah Bell and Pastor Myers.

Sound engineers are Billy Bell and Randy Roy.

Ushers are Paul Hicks and Mike McClanahan.

The Rev. Chris Clenedenin will be ministering on Wednesday, Aug. 14.

On Tuesday, Aug. 20, Bible study will be held in the fellowship hall under the direction of Linda Myers.

On Friday, Aug. 30, the Fifth Friday Fellowship will be held at 7 p.m.

The Rev. Garvin Fisher will be preaching, with more information to follow.

The church is located at 9797 N. Nagel Lane, five miles southeast of Mt. Vernon, just north of the corner of Illinois Highway 142 and Nagel Lane. For information or directions, call the church at 244-0020 or the pastor at 214-1410.

First Baptist Church of Bluford

First Baptist’s Prayer Warriors have been praying for the lost to come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.

Upon reviewing the record for the pervious church year, we are thankful to report there have been 26 additions to the church roll within the past 12 months. Twenty-two have accepted Jesus as savior, were baptized and upon their request became members of the church. Three members have come through transfer of church letter.

To kick off the 2013-14 school year, First Baptist will gather at 10 a.m. Saturday at South Sandusky Pavillion, Rend Lake, for a time of swimming, food, fun and fellowship.

Sunday school classes are available for all age levels at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. This week, adults study will be taken from Mark 15:33-39; 16:1-7 and I Corinthians 15:17-19.

Pastor Scott Lambrich will bring the messagte at the 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. worship services. A nursery attended by Sharon White will be available. This week’s greeters are Ricahrd and Barbara Ruckman.

The church council will meet 6 p.m. Sunday.

First Baptist will have a fellowship meal at 6 p.m. Wednesday, prior to the monthly business meeting at 7 p.m. Adult Bible study is canceled this week. Girls in Action and Mission Friends will meet at 7 p.m.

The church endorses the”Christmas inAugust” project promoted by the Girls in Action. During the month of August, a collection of items will be brought that will be used to help missionaries replenish ministry supplies, purchase items for ministry centers and minister to people in their communities who need to hear about Jesus. Bluford’s GA group has chosen to support Trish Alligood, Anchor House, Inc., Palmetto, Fla.

Boyd Christian Church

Please join us this Sunday as our minister, Jason Poznich, brings the message at 10 o’clock.

If you would like to join us for our Sunday school hour, it starts at 9 o’clock; we have several classes to choose from.

If you would like more information about us or concerning our events, you can visit our website at You can also call the church office at 735-2804 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The VBS Sunday program will be held at 10 a.m. Then, the entire community is invited to join us for a backyard block party following worship services on Aug. 11. The party will start off with a potluck meal. Everyone is asked to bring plenty of food to share. Following the meal, we will be doing a community service project.

After the service project, we are going to have a carnival. There will be tons of games, prizes, food and fun. Prizes drawn at the party will be for who brought the most friends during VBS, what team brought in the most pennies for the church playground fundraiser and more. Kids must be present to win.

Have questions? Call the office at 735-2804 and speak to Beth.

Wesley United Methodist Church

Wesley United Methodist Church, located at 1601 Salem Rd., Mt. Vernon, will be worshipping this Sunday, Aug. 11, at 10:30 a.m.

Our greeters this Sunday will be Bea Haynes and Betty Hayes.

Jane Heinzmann will be our guest speaker sharing the message, “Whose Hands?” based on John 21:15-19.

Events during the week of Aug. 11 include the youth meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Bible study on Jacob at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.

For more information, call 310-5951 to reach Pastor Phil Poe, or you may contact the church office at 242-5328.

Southwest Christian Church

Southwest’s mission is to save lives by passionately choosing Jesus Christ as the only true standard for living.

We are located in Mt. Vernon at 901 S. 34th St. Church service is at 10:30 a.m., childcare for nursery through fifth grade is provided. We also have Bible study for all ages at 9:30 a.m.

Randy Steele will be preaching out of Romans 3:9-31 and asking the question, “Are we any better?”

You can also listen in at or contact us at 244-0819. We would love to have you worship with us!

First United Methodist Church

This Sunday is a very important one to 12 youth in our congregation. There will be only one worship service this Sunday at 10 a.m., during which these youth will be confirmed.

Confirmation refers to the decision a person makes to respond to God’s grace with intentional commitment, publicly reaffirming their baptismal vows before the congregation. Most confirmands are youth between the ages of 11 and 14, who have been nurtured in the church since their baptism as an infant or young child. During confirmation class, confirmands learn about the meaning of Christian faith; the history and teachings and the United Methodist Church; and an explanation of the baptismal and membership vows they will be professing.

The Rev. Victor Long’s message at this service will be, “Called, Chosen and Sent.” His scripture texts will be Luke 6:12-16.

Sunday worship service for confirmation will be held at 10 a.m. in the sanctuary. At noon, a lunch for confirmands and family will be held; at 5 p.m. Sunday, the Uppity Women of the Bible will meet at the home of Stan and Kathy Newman.

Monday, the Highway to Heaven prayer group will meet in the Zadok Casey Room at 10 a.m.; the Emmaus Reunion group will meet at noon; and the Praise Band will hold practice in the sanctuary at 6 p.m.

Tuesday, the UM Women Coffee Time will be held at Life’s Little Perks at 10 a.m.; Lessons and Lunch will be held in the Zadok Casey Room at 10:30 a.m.; the Rotary club will meet in the Bryan Dycus Hall at noon; and the board of trustees will meet in the Zadok Casey Room at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, communion will be served at Green Tree at 9 a.m. and at Heritage Woods at 10 a.m.; the staff lunch will be held at noon; Spiritual Gifts study will be held in the Bryan Dycus Hall at 6 p.m. and the Chancel Choir will practice at 7 p.m.

Friday, the Emmaus Reunion group will meet at 7 a.m.; Angels on Assignment food pantry, thrift shop and financial assistance will open at 9 a.m.; and dinner will be served at Lifeboat Shelter at 5 p.m.

Panther Fork Baptist Church

The pastor of Panther Fork Baptist Church is John Ashby. The Sunday school director is Max Wilson.

The worship greeter this week is Henry Byars and the preschool worker is Wilma Johnson.

For the week of Aug. 11, prayer time is at 9:25 a.m., and Sunday school with classes for all ages at 10 a.m.

Morning worship services begin at 11 a.m. with a message by Pastor John Ashby.

There will be services at Residential Living Center at 2 p.m. on Sunday, and evening worship at 6:30 p.m. with a message by the pastor.

Tuesday, Aug. 13, SSBA Choir practice will be at the Mission Center at 6:30 p.m.; and Wednesday, Aug. 14, Bible studies will be held at 6:30 p.m.

West Side Baptist Church

All will receive a warm welcome at West Side Baptist Church, located at 2900 Veterans Memorial Drive in Mt. Vernon.

The Rev. David Schlag is the pastor. For the week of Aug. 11, Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. and we have classes for all ages.

Our church has a bus ministry. Terry Hart is the bus driver. Barbara Sandusky and Faye Buford as the bus directors. Call Barbara at 231-2177 or Terry at 315-3294 by Saturday to be picked up on Sunday.

Morning worship begins at 10:45 a.m. Pam Adams is our pianist and Christy Lipe is the song leader.

Our pastor will bring the message at both services.

Wednesday, Aug. 14, will be the business meeting.

Our church invites you to attend a concert by Nehemiah 4:30 “A Piece of Wood,” on Thursday, Aug. 15 at 7 p.m.

First Baptist Church of Bonnie

First Baptist Church of Bonnie will be celebrating homecoming on Sunday.

Sunday school will meet at 9:30 a.m., morning worship at 10:30 a.m. and a homecoming dinner will follow the morning service at about 12:15 p.m.

The afternoon services will begin at 1:30 p.m. featuring Gladheart. All are welcome to worship with us!

Also mark the date of Worship Week, Sept. 8 through Sept. 11. Ken Turner and Valor III will be joining us for a week of gospel singing and Jeff Rowland will be preaching. Plan on joining us for a great time of worship. Ken Turner and Valor III deliver a gospel message in song and are recognized as one of the premier groups in gospel music.

For more information, contact Pastor Corey Hall at 214-4622.

Lighthouse Baptist Church

Brother Tom Gilliam of Wintersville, Ga., will be at Lighthouse Baptist Chruch, 13618 N. Dartmouth Lane, Aug. 11 through Aug. 14 for revival services. The revival, held Sunday through Wednesday, will start at 7 p.m. nightly. Nursery is provided and everyone is welcome.

Marlow General Baptist Church

Marlow General Baptist Church will celebrate homecoming services on Sunday, Aug. 11. Sunday school will be at 9:30 a.m. and morning worship at 10:30 a.m. with Brother Roger Tate bringing the message. A potluck will be served at noon with meat, bread and drinks furnished.

At 1 p.m., the Victory Boys will perform. There will be no evening worship.

The pastor of the church is Russell Smith.