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David Otten: Acts of mercy and early Christians
The weekly essay from David Otten, pastor of Faith Lutheran Church in Eldorado.
By David Otten
Jul 1, 2020 10:43 AM
Grace Church stays spiritually connected while social distancing
Grace Church in Chester has successfully adhered to social distancing regulations, but has also maintained numerous activities which help its members stay spiritually connected.
By Jim Beers
May 29, 2020 9:50 AM
First United Methodist at 100: Celebration continues despite social distancing
The First United Methodist Church in Chester is celebrating its 100th year anniversary throughout 2020, and although the congregation can't worship together these days, they are staying close to the church and each other on Facebook or on the church website via prerecorded services. In January the Church began celebrating its centennial in the church at 871 State St. in Chester. The congregation has been there since 1920 -- the cornerstone was laid July 11, 1920.
By Jim Beers
Apr 28, 2020 8:04 PM
WSIL will televise Bald Knob Cross sunrise Easter service
For the first time in 84 years, the public is not invited to the Easter Sunrise Service being held April 12 atop Bald Knob Mountain in Alto Pass. Due to the current COVID-19 stay-at-home order, however, the service will be televised on WSIL-TV Channel 3 and livestreamed from WSIL TV website and Facebook page.
Submitted by Bald Knob Cross
Apr 15, 2020 10:27 AM
Ministerial alliance invites worshippers to pre-Easter worship series
The Du Quoin Ministerial Alliance will host the annual "Journey to the Cross" luncheons again this year. The first luncheon will begin at noon on Friday, March 6 at the First Christian Church, 312 E. Main St. in Du Quoin. The luncheon will be followed by a time of singing, prayer and a short devotion.
Submitted by the Du Quoin Ministerial Alliance
Feb 29, 2020 3:20 PM
New pastor installed at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Steeleville
On Jan. 3, the Rev. Mark E. Harriss was installed as pastor of St. Mark's Lutheran Church, at 105 N. Garfield St., in Steeleville.
By Judy Shields
Feb 1, 2020 10:03 PM
Nine Mile Baptist hosts a living nativity on Dec. 22
Nine Mile Baptist Church in Tamaroa invites the public to experience the beauty of the first Christmas at its outdoor Live Nativity on the evening of Sunday, Dec. 22. From 5 to 8 p.m., church members will host an interactive, walk-through live nativity that is appropriate for the entire family. Visitors will follow the journey of Joseph and Mary as they made their way to Bethlehem and the events that led up to the birth of the Savior.
Submitted by Nine Mile Baptist Church
Dec 6, 2019 12:35 PM
A Community Thanksgiving in Du Quoin
The 2019 Community Worship in Du Quoin was full of music, praise and spiritual uplift for those who attended at Liberty Church on Sunday. Members of the Du Quoin Ministerial Alliance all take part in the service, which gives members of the congregation a chance to hear voices from other houses of worship in Du Quoin besides their own.
Nov 29, 2019 11:15 AM
David Otten: St. Michael and All Angels
Greetings from Faith Lutheran Church in Eldorado. Last Sunday Faith Lutheran celebrated the feast of St. Michael and All Angels. This is a joyous time to remember how God created not only the physical world but a spiritual world which we can't see unless God opens our eyes to it -- as in the case of Elisha's servant in 2 Kings 6:16, 17. There have been many false ideas about angels through the centuries and therefore I want to bring out the Biblical facts about them.
By David Otten
Oct 2, 2019 12:05 PM
David Otten: How you can help the Bahamas
Greetings from Faith Lutheran Church in Eldorado. Most of us want to help after a disaster, but there are challenges. Here are tips from the American Red Cross on assisting with immediate needs:
By David Otten
Sep 20, 2019 10:50 AM
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