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1 Samuel 2:2
There is no one holy like the LordL...
Monday, January 25, 2021

Christian Ministry Makes Use Of Zoom
Like many people and groups these days, Christian Ministry is making use of Zoom. Christian Ministry’s annual meeting will be held Jan. 25 (tomorrow night) at 7 p.m., and it will be broadcast over Zoom, according to the ministry’s executive director, Mitzi Williams.
Sunday, January 24, 2021

Isaiah 55:8-9
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways...
Sunday, January 24, 2021

Psalms 121:1-2
I lift up my eyes to the mountains where does my help come from...
Saturday, January 23, 2021

Isaiah 43:2
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you,,,
Friday, January 22, 2021

Philippians 4:8
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable,,,
Thursday, January 21, 2021

1 Corinthians 13:6
Love does not delight in evil...
Wednesday, January 20, 2021

John 13:34
A new command I give you: Love one another...
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Romans 8:28
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him...
Monday, January 18, 2021

Colossians 2:7
Let your roots grow down into him...
Sunday, January 17, 2021

Lesson's From The Eleventh Floor
Life can be hard, extremely hard. As I write these words, there are many who come to mind that I know are deeply hurting. This past year was a painful year for all of us. The start to this year has not been much better. When will it end? Will it ever? 
Saturday, January 16, 2021

Ephesians 2:8-9
For it is by grace you have been saved,,,
Saturday, January 16, 2021

About Labels & Labeling
What's in a label?  That's Dr. Spence's subject this week as he suggests that 'Christian' might be better used as a verb instead of a labeling noun.
Friday, January 15, 2021

Upcoming Church Events
Upcoming events to put on your calendar! Email your events to
Friday, January 15, 2021

Psalm 119:105
Your word is a lamp for my feet...
Friday, January 15, 2021

Acts 4:12
Salvation is found in no one else...
Thursday, January 14, 2021

1 Corinthians 13:13
And now these three remain...
Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Psalms 16:11
You make known to me the path of life...
Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Matthew 19:26
Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible...
Monday, January 11, 2021

Christian Ministry Annual Meeting Is Jan. 25
Christian Ministry’s annual meeting is coming up on Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. And due to virus-related restrictions, this year’s meeting won’t be held in person. It will be hosted over the Internet.
Sunday, January 10, 2021

Zechariah 14:9
The LORD will be king over the whole earth...
Sunday, January 10, 2021

Hebrews 13:5
Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have...
Saturday, January 9, 2021

2 Timothy 1:7
For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid...
Friday, January 8, 2021

Psalms 59:16
But I will sing of your strength...
Thursday, January 7, 2021

What's in a number?  The numbers reported about the pandemic are concerning.  The virus and other factors left us off-balance in most of 2020.  Will any sense of balance be restored in 2021?  This week, Dr. Spence talks about how God's plan will in time balance all.
Thursday, January 7, 2021

Matthew 2:11
On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary...
Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Christian Ministry Thanks Donors For Kindness
The ministry will now start accepting used clothes once more. And it still needs more volunteers, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon. 
Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Matthew 2:1-2
After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod...
Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Hebrews 12:2
Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith...
Monday, January 4, 2021

Daniels Lutheran Cookbooks On Sale Now
It’s a collection of tasty treats so nice that, lo and behold, it’s coming out twice! It’s the second edition of the Daniels Lutheran Church cookbook, and it’s available now!
Sunday, January 3, 2021

Philippians 4:7
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding...
Sunday, January 3, 2021

Psalm 56:8
You keep track of all my sorrows...
Saturday, January 2, 2021

Isaiah 40:31
But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength...
Friday, January 1, 2021

Upcoming Church Events
Upcoming events to put on your calendar! Email your events to
Thursday, December 31, 2020

2 Corinthians 9:15
“Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!”
Thursday, December 31, 2020

John 14:27
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you...
Wednesday, December 30, 2020

John 1:14
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us...
Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Well Done, Our Good And Faithful Servant
Pastor Ronnie W. Parker stepped into the Pulpit for the last time on Sunday, Dec. 27, not only as Pastor of Memorial Reformed Church of Maiden, but as a working member of the Clergy.
Monday, December 28, 2020

Christian Ministry Thanks Donors
Christian Ministry’s annual Christmas fundraiser brought in a record amount this year.
Monday, December 28, 2020

John 1:29
Behold, the Lamb of God...
Monday, December 28, 2020

John 1:9-10
The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world
Sunday, December 27, 2020

Luke 2:15-16
And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another.
Saturday, December 26, 2020

Luke 2:14
Glory to God in the highest heaven...
Friday, December 25, 2020

Advent: Christmas Day
The word Christmas begins with Christ.
Friday, December 25, 2020

Luke 2:12
This will be a sign to you...
Thursday, December 24, 2020

Christian Ministry Sets A Record!
More than $136,000 brought in for Christmas fundraiser.
Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Luke 2:11
Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you...
Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Luke 2:8-9
And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night...
Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Luke 1:35
The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you...
Monday, December 21, 2020

Fourth Sunday In Advent - December 20
Week 4 - Greatest sermon ever preached was delivered by angels.
Sunday, December 20, 2020

Upcoming Church Events - UPDATED
Upcoming events to put on your calendar include Lighting The Tree in Crouse, a Drive-Thru Nativity at Cedar Grove Lutheran, Christmas Eve Services and more! Email your events to
Saturday, December 19, 2020

Christian Ministry Closing In On Big Day
Christian Ministry’s big give-out day is this Wednesday, Dec. 23. But the ministry still needs financial help,
Saturday, December 19, 2020

Luke 1:30-31
But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary...
Saturday, December 19, 2020

Matthew 2:10
When they saw the star...
Friday, December 18, 2020

Matthew 1:23
Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son...
Thursday, December 17, 2020

Matthew 1:20-21
But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said...
Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Isaiah 9:6
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given...
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Isaiah 7:14
Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign...
Monday, December 14, 2020

Third Sunday In Advent - December 13
Week 3 - The angels appear to shepherds.
Sunday, December 13, 2020

James 1:17
Every good and perfect gift is from above...
Saturday, December 12, 2020

Philippians 2:8-10
And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death...
Friday, December 11, 2020

Christian Ministry Narrows The Gap
This is the week for toys and food donations to come in, so they can bag up toys and get the food ready for their give-out on Dec. 23. Donations are good but they still have not met last year’s total of $104,000.
Thursday, December 10, 2020

Upcoming Church Events
Upcoming events to put on your calendar include Lighting The Tree in Crouse, Hot Dog Fundraiser For Coach Henley in Cherryville, a Free Bible Give-a-way and a Free Clothing Give-a-way and more events in the weeks to come! Email your events to
Thursday, December 10, 2020

Galatians 4:4-5
But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son...
Thursday, December 10, 2020

Exodus 15:18
The Lord shall reign...
Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Psalm 18:2
The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer...
Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Mark 9:23
“‘If you can’?” said Jesus...
Monday, December 7, 2020

Second Sunday In Advent - December 6
Week 2 - We're given a glimpse of Mary and Joseph before Jesus is born.
Sunday, December 6, 2020

Christian Ministry Appreciates Food Drives
Christian Ministry of Lincoln County is grateful for those holding local food drives.The organization still has much to do if it is to meet last year’s fundraiser’s total of $104,000.
Saturday, December 5, 2020

Psalms 23:6
Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life...
Saturday, December 5, 2020

Upcoming Church Events
Upcoming events to put on your calendar include a Community Breakfast, a Craft Bazaar and Bake Sale, a Gospel Singing, a free clothing give-a-way and more events in the weeks to come! Email your events to 
Friday, December 4, 2020

1 Timothy 6:7-8
For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it...
Friday, December 4, 2020

Worship Is Important--Even During the Pandemic
Like many churches, First Baptist switched from in-person worship to online services earlier this year.  While congregational gatherings are now held (with certain restrictions) at 8:30 and 10:30 Sunday mornings, some at First Baptist and other churches have no doubt decided to 'take a break' on Sunday mornings.
Thursday, December 3, 2020

2 Corinthians 5:18
All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ...
Thursday, December 3, 2020

1 Samuel 2:2
There is no one holy like the Lord...
Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Matthew 7:17-20
Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit.
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Ephesians 4:32
Be kind and compassionate to one another...
Monday, November 30, 2020

Preparing To Celebrate Christ's Birth - Advent Meditations
Four weeks before Christmas begins the "Advent Season" and ends with the Christ Child's birth. The first Sunday in Advent this year is November 29.
Sunday, November 29, 2020

Psalms 27:1
The LORD is my light and my salvation...
Saturday, November 28, 2020

Upcoming Church Events
Upcoming events to put on your calendar include a Gospel Singing and more events in the weeks to come! Email your events to 
Friday, November 27, 2020

Romans 12:9
Love must be sincere...
Friday, November 27, 2020

Matthew 6:6
But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father...
Thursday, November 26, 2020

Christian Ministry Very Busy; Thanks Food Donors
Our thanks go out to all of those who donated food. Thank you to the Turkey Federation, which donated more than 130 turkeys. Thank you to the Boy Scouts of America, who collected more than two tons of food. And thank you to the Lincoln County School System, which collected more than 60,000 pounds of food.
Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Psalm 37:16
Better the little that the righteous have...
Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Thanksgiving Eve Worship Service
Cedar Grove Lutheran Church will host a Thanksgiving Eve Outdoor Worship Service Wednesday, November 25 at 7 p.m. in and around the Arbor. You may bring your own chair or use one provided.
Tuesday, November 24, 2020

1 John 3:18
Dear children, let us not love with words or speech...
Tuesday, November 24, 2020

John 1:29
The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said...
Monday, November 23, 2020

Matthew 7:1-2
Do not judge, or you too will be judged...
Sunday, November 22, 2020

Thoughts On Thanksgiving
We gather together to ask the Lord's blessing. Thursday will be Thanksgiving.  It's going to be different this year as because of the pandemic many of our family gatherings will be replaced by phone calls and virtual visits.
Saturday, November 21, 2020

Proverbs 18:24
One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin...
Saturday, November 21, 2020

Upcoming Church Events
Upcoming events to put on your calendar include the No Cold Pets Project, Scouting For Food, Gospel Singing, Thanksgiving Eve Worship Service and more events in the weeks to come! Email your events to
Friday, November 20, 2020

Ephesians 3:20
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we...
Friday, November 20, 2020

Christian Ministry Releases First Donors' List
On Wednesday, executive director Mitzi Williams told The Herald that her organization has so far received more than $22,000 from local contributors. 
Thursday, November 19, 2020

Isaiah 41:10
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed...
Thursday, November 19, 2020

Romans 10:17
Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message...
Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Galatians 2:20
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live...
Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Daniel 12:3
Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens...
Monday, November 16, 2020

1 Peter 4:8
Above all, love each other deeply...
Sunday, November 15, 2020

Romans 8:39
Neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation...
Saturday, November 14, 2020

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