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  • Church news - Sept. 28, 2011

    Quartet returns to Christian church

    The Commonwealth Quartet of Nashville, Tenn., area, is making its third visit to Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St., to perform a concert at 6 p.m.  Saturday, Oct. 1.

    They also will be singing during the worship service at 11:15 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 2. The southern-style gospel group features one of the best tenors on the road.

  • CAYR Dinner set at Prestonville

    CAYR Dinner is 5-7 p.m., Sept 30 at Westside firehouse in Prestonville. All are welcome to share free food, fun and fellowship. The event is sponsored by members of Calvary Full Gospel Church in Prestonville.

  • To build one’s faith requires work to maintain, build it

    They tell me that Lock Road once offered a scenic tour past the lock, the lockmaster residences and the bend in the Kentucky River before bringing you to the armory stoplight.

    With the river rising as it does, however, the stability of that road was less and less predictable. Eventually it was closed to through traffic. By the time I moved here, time had reduced the portion of the road past the lock to a wide, dirt trail accessible only on foot.

  • Monthly hymn set at Sanders Baptist

    Sanders Baptist Church will host its monthly hymn sing at 6:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 25. The public is invited to attend.

  • Quartet returns to Christian church

    The Commonwealth Quartet from the Nashville, Tenn., area, is making its third consecutive trip to the Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth Street, for a concert on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 6 p.m. They also will be singing for  worship service Sunday, Oct. 2 at 11:15 a.m. The southern-style gospel group features one of the best tenors on the road. All are welcome to attend either or both services. Refreshments will be served on Saturday night after the concert in the fellowship hall and a free-will offering will be taken to help with the group’s expenses.

  • Relevant Church to hold purse party

    Relevant Church is sponsoring a purse party, showcased by Purse Heaven, held at the Relevant Church Family Center, 2505 Highland Ave. in Carrollton, 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24. Refreshments will be served and 25 percent of all proceeds will benefit the Ladies Ministry at the church.

  • Spiritual nourishment is one of many reasons to go to church

    This story was recently sent to me via e-mail. Hope you enjoy it.

    “A church-goer wrote a letter to the editor of a newspaper and complained that it made no sense to go to church every Sunday. ‘I’ve gone for 30 years now,’ he wrote, ‘and in that time I have heard something like 3,000 sermons. But for the life of me, I can’t remember a single one of them. So, I think I’m wasting my time and the pastors are wasting theirs by giving sermons at all.’

  • Jesus saw the city and wept

    We are so familiar with the entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. It was a brief moment of triumph as people laid down their cloaks like a red carpet and waved palm branches with abandon. What a frenzy of welcome for this superhero. (Luke 19:35-38)

    Immediately after, Luke says Jesus wept over that city. “If this day you only knew what makes for peace, but it is hidden from your eyes.” Jesus left Jerusalem a week later, carrying a cross to Calvary hill where he was crucified as a criminal — and people wept.

  • Hopewell church holds homecoming

    Hopewell Community Church, formerly Hopewell United Methodist, located on Locust Road in Milton, holds a three night revival at 7 p.m. Sept. 8-10. There will be different guest speakers each night with special music by Dave Stahl, Larry Franklin and others. Homecoming will be held 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11. A pot luck dinner will be offered following Sunday worship service. Everyone is invited to attend, a special invitation is offered for graduates of the old Locust School. For information or directions call Pastor Jim Stewart, (502) 732-5877.

  • ‘Come and See’

    On the feast day of St. Bartholomew on Aug. 24, I meditated upon the reading of the day, John 1: 45-51.

    Here we see Philip who found Nathanael and told him, “We have found the one Moses wrote about in the Law, and about whom the prophets also wrote — Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.”  Then Philip invited Nathanael, “Come and see.”

    Nathanael is identified as Bartholomew. Jesus called directly most of the Apostles. In the case of Bartholomew it was Philip who told him ‘come and see.’