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Observer 7-12-21

Posted by tallulachristianchurch on July 15, 2021 at 8:25 PM Comments comments ()

Happy Independence Day to all and a big “thanks” to Bud and Sue for inviting us all to their home to view the fireworks display at the lake.

The congregation sends out their prayers to the Bill Smith family and his wife Loraine on the passing of Bill. Pastor Jim Poll was honored to direct his funeral service. Our prayers also go out to Brenda and family of our friend and neighbor Doug Schnapp on his passing. The church was honored to host Doug’s family for his service. “Surely goodness and mercy will follow me and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”

My garden far exceeded what I’ve expected this year and for the first time in my life I picked tomatoes by the 4th of July. I sure miss bragging to Doug about it.

Join us for our weekly worship service Sunday mornings at 10:30 (or a few minutes after). There’s always fresh coffee and a bowl full of candy right as you walk in the door. And Pastor Jim’s sermons never disappoint.

The Men’s Fellowship continues to be held each Friday morning beginning at 8a.m. as well as the Women’s Fellowship once a month on Sunday afternoons. We will also be hosting an ice cream social for the Tallula youth members once our kitchen renovation is finished. More details to come in the coming weeks.

May the grace of our Lord and Savior be with each and every one of you and God Bless America.

 

Observer 6-26-21

Posted by tallulachristianchurch on July 15, 2021 at 8:25 PM Comments comments ()

Oh, what a beautiful morning, oh what a beautiful day. I’ve got a beautiful feeling everything is going my way. Lord, the congregation gives thanks for the many blessings You have bestowed upon us.

Here at the Tallula Christian Church we are working hard to get life back to normal while still being cautious in keeping everyone’s safety and health a priority. We have been working on remodeling our kitchen so we can have more room for potlucks and gatherings. A big “thank you” goes out to Lynn Sill and all who have volunteered their time to help with this project.

The Men’s Coffee Fellowship is back up and running. It will be held on Friday mornings beginning at 8:00am. You do not have to be a member to enjoy this fellowship. All are welcome.

The Women’s Fellowship will also be meeting again beginning on Sunday, June 27th at 2:00pm. Call Cindy Eicher at (217) 632-2372 or Mia Waters at (217) 652-2659 for more details. All are welcome to join in on these festivities.

The church air conditioner has been out as well as our minister Jim Poll’s transmission- but thanks to our Lord all is well!

One of my favorite passages is John 3:17: “For God sent the Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but that the word might be saved through him.”

 

Observer 12-29-20

Posted by tallulachristianchurch on January 8, 2021 at 2:35 PM Comments comments ()

GOOD NEWS FROM THE TALLULA CHRISTIAN CHURCH 12-29-2020

As I write this, Christmas has passed and I hope you and your loved ones are well and have a Blessed New Year.

Many and some of my friends say they are neutral when it comes to believing in God and Christianity. Most of these people when you witness to them realize that if you follow the day-to-day life of a Christian, that it is a good way to go through life.

I would never belittle another view on life or religion, but through Love not hate, I would witness to them. Perfect never because all men fall short of the Glory of God. Please have the compassion of love when dealing with others.

Matthew 5:21-22 says:

“You have heard that it was said to the men of old, ‘You shall not kill; and whoever kills shall be liable to judgment.’ But I say to you that every one who is angry with his brother shall be liable to judgment; whoever insults] his brother shall be liable to the council, and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ shall be liable to the hell of fire.”

If you are not familiar with the love of Jesus, please consider visiting with us here at the Tallula Christian Church. We would like to extend a personal invitation to each of you to come visit the Tallula Christian Church. Sunday worship services start a little after 10:30 am every Sunday morning. We are easy to find just three short blocks north of downtown Tallula at 311 North Yates. And if you are not able to join us, check out our website, tallulachristianchurch.com, where the weekly message is posted for you to read. As we always say, “We’ll leave the light on for you, the light of Christ.”

God bless and may the Grace of God go with you.

 

Observer 8-23-20

Posted by tallulachristianchurch on September 3, 2020 at 2:50 PM Comments comments ()

GOOD NEWS FROM THE TALLULA CHRISTIAN CHURCH 08-23-2020

Ophelia used to come on stage and give a big “How-Dee” to the audience. She always had a hat

on and if I remember it right, it had the price tag hanging off of the hat. You might ask who this

is and how does this relate to this message? She always seemed happy and up to the task of

sharing her good attitude with others.


Being a Christian, everyone should always have the patience and humility when dealing with our

fellow human beings. We want to challenge all this week to call someone, write them a card or

do something to brighten someone’s day and do it with the love in your heart that comes from

being a Christian. I personally have at least a handful of people I need to contact. So go about

your labor for Jesus Christ and do our labor for our Lord and not for ourselves.

Cecelia knows that Sarah Ophelia Colley Cannon was none other than Minnie Pearl, may she

rest in peace.


We invite you to come and worship with us here at the Tallula Christian Church. Sunday

worship services start a little after 10:30 am every Sunday morning. We are easy to find just

three short blocks north of downtown Tallula at 311 North Yates. And if you are not able to join

us, check out our website, tallulachristianchurch.com, and our Facebook page where videos of

the sermons are being posted. As we always say, “We’ll leave the light on for you, the light of

Christ.”

Observer 3-16-2020

Posted by tallulachristianchurch on April 17, 2020 at 3:15 PM Comments comments ()

Matthew 27:3-7 says:

3 When Judas, his betrayer, saw that he was condemned, he repented and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders, 4 saying, “I have sinned in betraying innocent blood.” They said, “What is that to us? See to it yourself.” 5 And throwing down the pieces of silver in the temple, he departed; and he went and hanged himself. 6 But the chief priests, taking the pieces of silver, said, “It is not lawful to put them into the treasury, since they are blood money.” 7 So they took counsel, and bought with them the potter’s field, to bury strangers in.

 

You won’t hear many sermons about this, but throughout the world almost every cemetery has a “potter’s field” which is designated for the burial of the not so well off.

 

If you are not familiar with the love of Jesus, please consider visiting with us here at the Tallula Christian Church. We would like to extend a personal invitation to each of you to come visit the Tallula Christian Church. Sunday worship services start a little after 10:30 am every Sunday morning. We are easy to find just three short blocks north of downtown Tallula at 311 North Yates. And if you are not able to join us, check out our website, tallulachristianchurch.com, where the weekly message is posted for you to read. As we always say, “We’ll leave the light on for you, the light of Christ.”

Observer 10-7-19

Posted by tallulachristianchurch on October 10, 2019 at 1:50 PM Comments comments ()

GOOD NEWS FROM THE TALLULA CHRISTIAN CHURCH 10-7-19

First of all, congratulations to Anne Smith for the well-deserved awards she recently received. Anne has truly been a blessing to the community through her labors!

Our Fall season started a little warmer than usual, but it seems that Fall has finally arrived with the cooler temperatures. Crops are still a little green, but with human patience and wisdom, the harvesting will eventually be in full force. As I write this, I can picture clouds of dust against a sun filled sky. As the combines roll across the prairie. I can smell the soil as it is worked with a smell that comes right from God himself.

Fall will slip into late fall then winter, early sprint, and so forth, but what we Christians know is that man will pass but God is constant. Our worship of God should always be with a humility and in awe of His glory! Anyone who witnesses God’s beauty in our weather, our nature, or our human family must believe in God’s beauty and His existence. As the hymn “Wonderful Words of Life” says:

Sing them over again to me, wonderful words of life.

Let me more of their beauty see, wonderful words of life.

Words of life and beauty, teach me faith and duty;

Beautiful words, wonderful words, wonderful words of life,

beautiful words, wonderful words, wonderful words of life.


We pray for our military, especially those in harm’s way. We also pray for our community as a whole for safety, guidance, and the harvesting.

We would like to extend a personal invitation to each of you to come visit the Tallula Christian Church. Sunday worship services start a little after 10:30 am every Sunday morning. We are easy to find just three short blocks north of downtown Tallula at 311 North Yates. And if you are not able to join us, check out our website, tallulachristianchurch.com, where the weekly message is posted for you to read. As we always say, “We’ll leave the light on for you, the light of Christ.”


Observer 8-1-19

Posted by tallulachristianchurch on October 1, 2019 at 2:30 PM Comments comments ()

Our pastor, Gretchen Barron, was out recently – we welcomed her back this past Sunday! We thank Harold Smith for filling the pulpit during her absence! We have been blessed with excellent preachers and we thank them for their teaching.

Music, loud or soft, makes up a big part of our lives. We are blessed by a very good Music director at the Tallula Christian Church. Paula serves as our Music Director, pianist, and secretary; she is very competent at all positions. When Paula is off, Hermina fills in on the organ. We have also had Rachel and Cathy fill in on piano. All of these women do an outstanding job and we thank them for sharing their musical gifts with us during worship!

A couple of weeks ago, Renee Schoneweis Tope sang us a song during service and then her father, Bud Schoneweis, led the congregation in a hymn. Both are blessed musically and we thank them for sharing their gifts with the congregation!

Hate is a terrible thing. The words from the song One Tin Solder by Brian Potter and Dennis Earle Lambert say: “Go ahead and hate your neighbor, go ahead and cheat a friend, do it in the name of Heaven, you can justify it in the end”. This may be the way some Christians live their lives. However, we like to sing a song in our hymnal, entitled “Pass It On” by Kurt Kaiser. The last verse says:

I wish for you, my friend, this happiness I’ve found –

on God you can depend, it matters not where you’re bound,

I’ll shout it from the mountain top. I want my world to know

the Lord of love has come to me.

I want to pass it on.

We would like to extend a personal invitation to each of you to come visit the Tallula Christian Church. Sunday worship services start a little after 10:30 am every Sunday morning. We are easy to find just three short blocks north of downtown Tallula at 311 North Yates. And if you are not able to join us, check out our website, tallulachristianchurch.com, where the weekly message is posted for you to read. As we always say, “We’ll leave the light on for you, the light of Christ.” Enjoy the next song that you like and may the Grace of God control your hate through the love of Jesus Christ and then pass it on!

Observer 5-28-19

Posted by tallulachristianchurch on May 30, 2019 at 2:10 PM Comments comments ()

GOOD NEWS FROM THE TALLULA CHRISTIAN CHURCH 5-28-19

Like a calf with a nice green pasture, who sticks his head through the fence to get at a the same thing that is right under his feet, we as Christians sometimes are always looking too. Here at the Tallula Christian Church we strive for that perfect Christian life, but fall short since we are human. That being said, I think being content with knowing Christ died for our sins and assured us of eternal life if we believe in him, is the right path. When we have troubles, we must realize that that is life. money troubles, family troubles, death, loneliness are all human frailties. One must ask for the wisdom to pull our heads out of the fence and trust our Lord and Savior, always being thankful of his gift to us. Remember “when the roll is called up yonder, when the roll is called up yonder, I’ll be there”.

We would like to extend a personal invitation to each of you to come visit the Tallula Christian Church. Sunday worship services start a little after 10:30 am every Sunday morning. All are welcome at the Tallula Christian Church! We are easy to find just three short blocks north of downtown Tallula at 311 North Yates. As we always say, “We’ll leave the light on for you, the light of Christ.”

Observer 4-22-19

Posted by tallulachristianchurch on May 2, 2019 at 2:55 PM Comments comments ()

GOOD NEWS FROM THE TALLULA CHRISTIAN CHURCH 4-22-19


By the time this is read, Easter services and the Easter Egg Hunts will be over. We sometimes say crucified without thinking what an awful and painful death our Savior suffered. One of the main cogs in the wheel of our faith is that Jesus rose from the dead and ascended into heaven to sit at the right hand of the Father to witness to God about you and me of our time on earth.

What a spiritual and educational service we had Maundy Thursday. Gretchen did an outstanding presentation and we thank all who worked so hard making it a success. All serve our lord in a special way. After the service and dinner, we had an all-night prayer vigil.

Prayers for the women and men of our Armed Forces and a special prayer for our own Blake and Allie, as Blake gets ready to deploy to Afghanistan. Remember most military people do not get to be home with their loved ones at the holy times of the year. God bless them.

Here at the Tallula Christian Church we celebrate the return of Sue and Bud, and Diane: all home from dodging the rough winter we had! We also sing Happy Birthday to our members or visitors when we are aware of that special day. Remember when as a child we put a penny in the offering plate for every year we were celebrating? Oh, what sweet memories!

We would like to extend a personal invitation to each of you to come visit the Tallula Christian Church. Sunday worship services start a little after 10:30 am every Sunday morning. We are easy to find just three short blocks north of downtown Tallula at 311 North Yates. And if you are not able to join us, check out our website, tallulachristianchurch.com, where the weekly message is posted for you to read. As we always say, “We’ll leave the light on for you, the light of Christ.” God bless each and everyone of you and may God’s blessings be upon you and received in the spirit of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.


Observer 4-16-19

Posted by tallulachristianchurch on May 2, 2019 at 2:55 PM Comments comments ()

GOOD NEWS FROM THE TALLULA CHRISTIAN CHURCH 4-16-19

The grass is turning green and the weather is slowly, but surely, warming up. Mushrooms and planting season can’t be far behind. We pray everyone has a safe and profitable planting season.

Meanwhile, here at the Tallula Christian church, Gretchen ministered on being humble and humility. One story, John 13, comes to mind when humility of our Lord is discussed. On Maundy Thursday, Jesus humbled himself to wash the feet of his disciples. When questioned about this, he said “For I have given you an example that you also should do as I have done to you. Truly, truly I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master nor is he who is sent greater than he that sent him.” Humble yourself before our Lord and mankind and you will serve our Lord and Savior well.

Our prayers go out to the family of Jeanne Wankel on her passing. Also, do not forget that St. Paul’s church in Petersburg is sponsoring a sunrise service upon the hill and then a free will offering for a light breakfast at St. Paul’s church will be provided following the sunrise service. I believe that Ray and Cindy are in charge of the music at sunrise service.

We would like to extend a personal invitation to each of you to come visit the Tallula Christian Church. Sunday worship services start a little after 10:30 am every Sunday morning. On Maundy Thursday, (April 18th), at 6:30 pm, please join us for a Maundy Thursday dinner. And, of course, all are invited to Easter Service on Sunday, April 21st at 10:30. Our Annual Easter Egg Hunt will follow the service and is open to the community!

We are easy to find just three short blocks north of downtown Tallula at 311 North Yates. And if the weather prevents you joining us, check out our website, tallulachristianchurch.com, where the weekly message is posted for you to read. As we always say, “We’ll leave the light on for you, the light of Christ.” God bless each and everyone of you and may God’s blessings be upon you and received in the spirit of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.


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