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Observer 4-8-19

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

GOOD NEWS FROM THE TALLULA CHRISTIAN CHURCH 4-8-19

As Easter approaches, I will try to stay away from the gospel of the resurrection to not spoil the minister’s Easter message!

I have often been criticized for not studying the Bible. When I read the Bible, it is for relaxation and inspiration. The Bible is always a learning tool and can be read with love or hate in our heart. We prefer that love will always win out over hate, but as long as we are human, one never knows!

In the book of Matthew, Chapter 5, the “Sermon on the Mount”, verses 1 through 11 pretty well sum up Jesus’s love for his fellow everyday common run-of-the-mill working man. Verse 6 starts “Blessed are those that hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be satisfied.” Feed the hungry, clothe the naked and bind up the wounds of the afflicted.

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. During this Lenten season, we would like to invite you to attend Palm Sunday service (Sun., April 14) with us. 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.


Observer 3-25-19

Posted by tallulachristianchurch on March 26, 2019 at 2:35 PM Comments comments ()

GOOD NEWS FROM THE TALLULA CHRISTIAN CHURCH 3-25-19

As Easter approaches, which in my opinion is the holiest time of the Christian religion, I find myself taking stock of what is important in my daily Christian life. Do I live as Jesus commanded me to live by loving my neighbor? Or do I find it easier to just nod my head in recognition and move on? John 3:17 is most important when trying to figure out my relationship with God. “For God sent the Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him.” (Taken from the National Revised Standard Version of the Bible.)

First, accept Jesus Christ as the path to eternal life, then live a life always striving for a perfect Christian life, but always knowing you will fall short. We are to try to live the perfect life knowing our human frailties will always be a cause for us to pray, acknowledge our sins ,and ask for forgiveness.

Our little church has been active these past couple of weeks. The family of Thomas Dierks hosted a celebratory memorial at the church and donated a bench in the family’s memory. The DAR also held a blood drive at the church on March 18th.

I have noticed that our attendance has been down lately at church, largely due to weather. I always look at quality instead of quantity when I count Christians. In a little country church, we must have wisdom and patience in the Lord and with the Lord when it comes to attendance. We pray that our attendance will bloom with the coming of Spring! Finally, the church has a lot of people that are in need of prayer. There are those that are sick or injured, those in the nursing homes and hospitals, and our military men and women around the world. The fact is, everyone is in need of prayer. “It’s me, it’s me oh lord, standing in the need of prayer.” 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 2-15-19

Posted by tallulachristianchurch on February 20, 2019 at 12:25 AM Comments comments ()

GOOD NEWS FROM THE TALLULA CHRISTIAN CHURCH 2-15-19

Pastor Gretchen Barron continues to be our Guest Speaker during the month of February. Last week, Pastor Gretchen challenged us to go a week and to receive every person we engage with as if it were their last day on Earth. The thought definitely slows you down and embraces your fellow man. Sounds like a good way to live your life. May we strive always to reach His glory, but know that we will always fall short of His glory trying to achieve his commandment to us.

Attending church, receiving communion, charity, clothing the naked, healing the sick, living a Christian life and loving your neighbor as yourself is all “food for the soul”. Meanwhile the garden seed is starting to arrive, but at our house the weather is a “one dog night” because we only have one dog.

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. Sunday school continues to meet each Sunday morning at 9:30 for both children and adults. In addition to our regular Sunday activities, the Men’s Coffee Fellowship meets each Friday morning at 8 am and the Ladies Needlework Fellowship meets the first Sunday of each month at 2 pm.

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. 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.” May the grace of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, be with you.

Observer 1-14-19

Posted by tallulachristianchurch on January 14, 2019 at 2:05 PM Comments comments ()

GOOD NEWS FROM THE TALLULA CHRISTIAN CHURCH 1-14-2019


Here at Tallula Christian Church we celebrated the birth of the Lord Jesus with a Christmas Eve service at 11 pm on Christmas Eve. Gretchen Barron did an outstanding job of delivering the message of our Lord and Savior. During the service we received communion in Remembrance of Jesus Christ. At the end of the service we formed a candlelight circle around the sanctuary and sang “Silent Night” together. As I looked around the circle of brothers and sisters that believe in Jesus, I knew we were definitely in God’s Church and in God’s Grace.


We at Tallula Christian Church have what is called an “open communion”. We only ask that you believe in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior to partake in holy communion which is offered each week. Dave Poeschel said wouldn’t it be great if people lined up to get into church the way they line up to get into a store on Black Friday! Amen, Dave! Amen!


On the 1st Sunday of each month, our ladies Fellowship group meets at 2 pm. Please bring your needlework, sewing, knitting, crocheting, embroidery, etc. with you for this time of fellowship and creativity. Many thanks to Cindy Eicher and Mia Waters for leading this group. All the ladies of the community are invited to join them!


Meanwhile, all are welcome at Tallula Christian Church. Sunday worship services start a little after 10:30 am every Sunday morning. Sunday school for both children and adults continues to meet each Sunday morning at 9:30 for fellowship. Come and visit us! 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.”


God bless and may the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.


Observer 1-7-19

Posted by tallulachristianchurch on January 14, 2019 at 2:05 PM Comments comments ()

GOOD NEWS FROM THE TALLULA CHRISTIAN CHURCH 1-7-2019


We at the Tallula Christian Church extend our heartfelt thanks to all who attended our Christmas Carol Program. We sang Christmas carols and a good time was had by all! When we sang “Up on the Housetop”, I remembered all us kids climbing on Dad’s lap as he sang “Up on the Housetop” to all of us. Oh those sweet memories!


A special thank you to Terry Hughes who was our mistress of ceremonies and to Paula Gentry who organized and performed at the evening shindig. Thank you to Gretchen Barron who sang and led the spiritual side of the evening. Hope to see you all next year! God bless us everyone!


Starting on the 1st Sunday of each month, our ladies Fellowship group will meet at 2 pm. Please bring your needlework, sewing, knitting, crocheting, embroidery, etc. with you for this time of fellowship and creativity. Many thanks to Cindy Eicher and Mia Waters for leading this group. All the ladies of the community are invited to join them!


Meanwhile, all are welcome at Tallula Christian Church. Sunday worship services start a little after 10:30 am every Sunday morning. Sunday school for both children and adults continues to meet each Sunday morning at 9:30 for fellowship. Come and visit us! 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.”


God bless and may the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.


Petersburg Observer 06-04-2018

Posted by tallulachristianchurch on June 22, 2018 at 1:10 PM Comments comments ()


Brothers and Sisters in Christ, things are moving along here at the Tallula Christian Church with the help of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

The Pastoral Search Committee is being supported by prayers from the congregation. The Pastoral Search Committee is grateful for the prayers and support, but patience is what’s happening now.

We have been blessed by some very good visiting pastors that have ministered the word of God. Thank you to Lisa Howard for arranging this.

Please be advised that on Sunday, June 24th from 2 to 4 pm, the church will host a Community Ice Cream Social. Please come and enjoy ice cream and cake with us! All are welcome! This is not a fundraiser – just a time to enjoy some fellowship!

Jesus commanded that we love our neighbors and how we love our neighbor is how we will be judged.

At the Tallula Christian Church we give thanks to the Lord for all things, even the times when we can’t be here. At this time, the children’s Sunday school has taken a break for the summer. Of course our Adult group continues to meet each Sunday morning at 9:30 for fellowship. We gather together to worship the Lord each Sunday at 10:30 for Worship Service. Come and visit us! 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.”


Petersburg Observer August 30, 2017

Posted by tallulachristianchurch on October 4, 2017 at 10:45 AM Comments comments ()
It seems we all survived the 2017 eclipse. I talked with some people who thought it was the most terrific thing they had ever witnessed. Some thought it was the turning point in their lives. Other believed it was the convergence of two terrific powers that would change them for the better or possibly for the worse. I believe as the moon orbited Earth, it moved between the sun and Earth. This caused the moon to block the light of the sun from reaching Earth. We call this an eclipse of the sun, or solar eclipse. During such a solar eclipse, the moon will cast a shadow onto Earth causing darkness. Many people have believed that events such as comets and eclipses bear warning of calamity or bad luck. The prophet Amos used the example of an eclipse to prophesy or predict trouble for the people of Israel. You can read about it in the bible book of Amos. No matter what the future holds we need only believe in God, his word and the promises he gives to care for his people. We believe in his promises and his word at Tallula Christian Church. We are first and foremost a church that worships the Lord, but also a church for the community. Each Friday we host a fellowship meeting for men of the area. It begins at 8am and goes until�?�There is always coffee and usually donuts, coffee cake or even cinnamon rolls or biscuits and gravy. Come join us and help solve the world�??s problems, at least for a day. We have set the date and you will want to save it. It is November 18 and it�??s the day of our annual Soup�??er-Chili Supper. It�??s always good food, so watch for additional news for this important day. Another fun and worshipful day is December 3. That�??s the day of our �??Hanging of the Greens service.�?? We decorate the church for Christmas and get ready to celebrate the Advent season working our way to celebrate the birth of Christ. Each Sunday we worship the Lord beginning at 9:30 with Sunday School and follow with worship service at 10:30. Come join us for a visit and stay to be family. We are easy to find just three beautiful blocks north of historic downtown Tallula at 311 North Yates. Come and worship with us, I�??m sure you�??ll be glad you did or my name isn�??t Dave Poeschel, Pastor and as I always say, �??We�??ll leave the light on for you, the light of Christ.�?�

Petersburg Observer August 23, 2017

Posted by tallulachristianchurch on October 4, 2017 at 10:45 AM Comments comments ()
How did you like the State Fair or did you even go? The weather was cooperative, no giant thunderstorms, heatwaves or hurricanes. Well this is Illinois, anything could happen. Our states first fair was held in October of 1853. The first four days it rained and turned the whole affair to a bog of mud. This weather business is not a phenomenon, it�??s a tradition. The fair was then held in a number of different cities until 1894 when it adopted Springfield and it�??s current and permanent location. I hope you had a chance to make it out there. From the beginning the fair has always had an agricultural theme and that continues today. My good friend Olivia has entered livestock for several years and this year she won two State Fair championships with goats she raised. Congratulations Olivia and good job. Speaking of good jobs, school started this week, so be on the lookout for kids, busses and teachers. In that regard we will begin our new season of Sunday School on September 10 at 9:30 am. Get the kids ready to come to the Tallula Christian Church for church school fun, games and even a lesson. Everyone is welcome, no matter what age. Even the adults can join us for coffee and a class. Each Friday the men of the community meet at the church to drink coffee and talk about the things that concern them. They meet at 8 am and are there until all the world�??s problems are solved. It�??s good time, good coffee and good eats. Last week a wonderful person brought over biscuits and gravy. They have also had donuts, coffee cake and cinnamon rolls. If you don�??t go, you are missing out. Of course, we have worship service each Sunday beginning at 10:30 am, immediately after Sunday School. Everyone is welcome, come as you are, we are easy to find just three summertime blocks north of beautiful fair-like and historic downtown Tallula at 311 North Yates. I�??m sure you�??ll be glad you did or my name isn�??t Dave Poeschel, Pastor and as I always say, �??We�??ll leave the light on for you, the light of Christ.�?�   

Petersburg Observer August 8, 2017

Posted by tallulachristianchurch on October 3, 2017 at 8:35 PM Comments comments ()
The way it should be, We keep your promise, The way it should be, Membership has it�??s privileges, You�??re in good hands and Be all you can be. These are just a few of the slogans I heard or saw today and each one of them tells us how special their product is. These slogans are heard over and over until we begin to think of the product each time we hear it. So do you think that God should have a slogan? What would it be? Actually, every slogan should bring God to mind, everything should make us think of the Lord. God created all things and sustains it all. Whatever we do, wherever we are, everything we have and every breathe we take should bring God to mind and a praise to our lips.   It�??s that time of year again that we start to think about school starting. We are collecting donations of school supplies to help area kids have the things they need to learn and study. It always helps to start class with a new bookbag full of all the required supplies. And the kids need much more today than they did in the past. So let�??s help everyone to get a good clean fresh start with new materials. You can drop off donations at the church or call and we will make arrangements to have them picked up.   Every Friday morning, beginning at 8am, the men of the area meet at the Tallula Christian Church for coffee and fellowship. I kiddingly refer to it as �??Farmers Anonymous,�?� but you don�??t have to farm to join us. All you need is to show up and be ready to enjoy the company of other men of the area to talk and solve the problems of the world. Come have a cup of coffee, a donut, cookie, cake or even biscuits and gravy some days and make new friends and see old ones, everyone is welcome.   This coming Sunday August 13th we will hold our monthly Board Meeting, immediately after worship service. A light lunch, sandwich and chips will be served and important decisions involving the life of our church and congregation will be discussed. Be sure and attend this important meeting.   If you are seeking to know more about Christ, looking for a new church home or have questions about your faith we would welcome you along with everyone to the Tallula Christian congregation. You can come as you are and we are easy to find, just three short beautiful blocks north of historic downtown Tallula at 311 North Yates. I�??m sure you�??ll be glad you did or my name isn�??t Dave Poeschel, Pastor and as I always say, �??We�??ll leave the light on for you, the light of Christ.�?� Gee, that sounds like a slogan�?�    

Petersburg Observer July 19, 2017

Posted by tallulachristianchurch on October 3, 2017 at 8:30 PM Comments comments ()
Here�??s something you will want to remember to not forget, Vacation Bible School at Tallula Christian Church is back and begins next week on Monday July 24 and will go until Thursday July 28. From 6pm until 8pm each night the kids will be treated to fun crafts, song, dance, games, stories, skits, treats and so much more. Along they was we will try to teach them something about life, living and being a good Christian and citizen of the world. So bring them, drive them, herd them, drag them on down for the Tallula extravaganza as we transform into the Fun Factory each night from 6pm to 8pm.   Each Friday morning we sponsor a fellowship gathering for the men of the community. Coffee is always served but you take your chances on what kind of donut, coffee cake or breakfast item we have. Join the guys for conversation and visitation to talk about matters of the day and solve the problems of the world.   Normally on Sunday, Church School begins at 9:30 am for kids and adults. The kids have taken a break for the summer and the adults still meet to visit and share the events of the week. There is no structured message but we talk about whatever needs attention. We also have coffee and rolls.   Come to the Tallula Christian Church, where the community matters and gathers. Come for a visit and stay to be family. We are easy to find, just three blocks north of Historic downtown Tallula at 311 North Yates. I�??m sure you�??ll be glad you did or my name isn�??t Dave Poeschel, Pastor and as I always say, �??We�??ll leave the light on for you, the light of Christ.�?�

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