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Sunday, Apr. 19, 2015

Religion

Another chance for Jeanie (04/19/15)
In my last column, I wrote about Jeanie's response to the near death of her relative, Amanda, of whom she cared deeply. Jeanie felt badly because she should have done more to show Amanda how much she loved her. Amanda lived alone and was ill. Jeanie pleaded with God to spare Amanda -- to give her another chance...
Be mindful of where you look, because that's where you will go (04/19/15)
We had driver's education in my high school. A couple days a week, two other students, an underpaid and overstressed driver's education teacher and I would go out and learn to navigate the highways and byways of Kansas City suburbia. Every day a general principle of, "Where you look is where the car is going to go," was reinforced. Very important -- especially when it was my turn to merge onto the interstate...
Holy Land comes to life via tours (04/19/15)
Carolyn Sandgren-Kempf has found great joy and purpose in traveling to the Holy Land. Three trips in the course of many years have provided opportunities to make the country she had only read about previously come to life, and she has the privilege of leading others on this journey...
Couple relies on faith after fire (04/12/15)
Watching the homestead, where generations of family were raised, burn to the ground just months after totaling a car, might test anyone's faith, but that was not the case for Wain and Sheila Kirkpatrick, aka "Sheila K," on air at KMHM radio, where she is the morning disc jockey...
The meaningful small actions of the passion of Christ (04/12/15)
Here in Greece we're celebrating Easter a week later, in solidarity with the Greek Orthodox Church, so I've been thinking lately about the events leading up to Jesus' Passion. I have always been drawn to the Last Supper scene in John's Gospel. I love hearing John's account of Jesus' words, to get to hear Jesus pray for his disciples and for me. ...
Teen Challenge mission extends to a carwash (04/05/15)
Teen Challenge International Mid America has a history of helping men battle and defeat alcohol and drug addiction. In Cape Girardeau, the organization is now faced with a challenge the likes of which it compares to the biblical account of Gideon. It has, therefore, turned to the community for help with its newest endeavor...
Treat people as if it's your last encounter (04/05/15)
Jeanie watched her relative, Amanda, struggle to breathe in the hospital. She had just talked to her on the phone a couple days ago. Why had she failed to show Amanda how special she was before now? "It may be too late," Jeanie thought. Amanda often was quite sick. She always recovered, but this time was different. She had taken a turn for the worse...
Three reasons to attend church, on Easter and otherwise (04/05/15)
Christian churches across the area will be packed with people this Easter Sunday. Attending an Easter service may not be on your agenda. Allow me to me give you three reasons to consider attending a Christian church this Easter. First, church is one of the few places that openly approaches the big questions of life...
The challenges, excitement and rewards of teaching (03/29/15)
If you want to be challenged by others' wills and understanding, forced to rely on God for patience and energy and amazed daily, become a teacher. If you want to see God through other people in ways you didn't think he existed, be taken by surprise, have your own assumptions humbled, become a teacher. ...
Straining against the leash (03/29/15)
On this Palm Sunday, when Christians recall Jesus entering Jerusalem astride a donkey to Hosanna cheers, this column will address itself to another of God's creatures, the ubiquitous canine. The dog, as is the donkey, is mentioned in the pages of Scripture. The Scotsman Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832), author of the celebrated novel "Rob Roy," viewed the dog as a divine gift:...
Musical message: Southside Baptist Church uses music to share the gospel at its 'Singspiration' events (03/29/15)
Music is an integral part of most Sunday church services, as choirs and soloists use their talents to worship God and inspire congregants. One church in Cape Girardeau has taken the love for music beyond Sunday morning, hosting an open mic "singspiration" event at 6 p.m. the first Saturday of every month...
Churches receive threats over gay marriage (03/27/15)
Several area churches have received threatening letters after a vote by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to approve same-sex marriage. Westminster and First Presbyterian churches in Cape Girardeau and First Presbyterian in Jackson and Perryville, Missouri, received the letters, which say any church that accepts gay marriage "should be burned to the ground" and tells the churches, "you have been warned."...
Corn's music moves beyond church walls (03/22/15)
Ryan Corn is a worship leader at LaCroix United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau, a position he's held for the past year. There he sings, plays guitar and oversees the worship team. However, Corn has taken his music beyond the walls of the church, and recently released a self-titled EP. It came out in January and has five songs...
At some point, you will need to give and receive forgiveness (03/22/15)
There are two universal truths when it comes to forgiveness. The first is you have done something to someone for which you need to be forgiven. The second is similar; someone has done something to you that you need to forgive. There is no way to get around it. At some point in your life, you will need to receive and extend forgiveness. One is easier to do than the other...
Starting over, a time of renewal and growth (03/22/15)
"I'm coming by on your left," I heard the bicyclist warn. It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon. Many were on the city walking/riding trail. I quickly moved aside and gave the apparatus and its rider room to get by. It was wonderful to forget the cold weather and dirty snow that had clothed the streets and roads. ...
'Run for God' taps faith, hope (03/15/15)
When Mitchell Hollis began running, he had no idea where he would end up. How could he have known the simple activity he loved would lead to authoring a book that would lead to inspiring a movement? The journey took him from running for himself to running for God as a physical, mental and spiritual exercise...
Loving yourself may take effort (03/08/15)
You would think everybody would love himself, right? But when you look around and notice the many who commit suicide, that thought lessens its grip on reality. It seems that every day you hear of someone who finds life so insecure, purposeless, scary and loveless, he chooses to end it all. ...
Lose oneself to embrace a life that is greater than what's known (03/08/15)
The best way to find your life is to lose it. That will not be the counsel received during daytime self-help programming. For generations our culture has embraced and propagated the mantra that, to have the best life possible, we must explore every option, maximize every emotion and continually elevate our status above everyone else no matter the costs. Greed is good and better is best...
St. Mary to host workshop on 'centering prayer' technique (03/08/15)
In the New Testament, the disciples asked Jesus, "Lord, teach us to pray," and He did. Even today, spiritual leaders are taking the time to teach people how to pray effectively. The Rev. Matthew Flatley, coordinator of Contemplative Outreach of Central Missouri, is one of those leaders...
World day of prayer (03/01/15)
Jackson again is reaching beyond its borders. For more years than Mary Klaproth can recall, churches in the area have joined with churches across the world to participate in World Day of Prayer. This year, New McKendree United Methodist Church will host the observance...
On a train platform sharing the gift that evolves into fulfillment (03/01/15)
It's nighttime in Bern, Switzerland, and we're riding the escalator up and out of the train station. It's just Lauren, one of my soul sisters in the world, and me. She lives here as of recently, and I'm visiting from Athens, holding a lot of questions in my head and heart, and also living. We stumble upon answers in the living...
Relying on God to defend against injustice (03/01/15)
In the 1989 movie "Road House" is an otherwise forgettable scene in which the main character, Dalton, played by the late Patrick Swayze, arrives to manage a rowdy bar in an unnamed Missouri town. Dalton, who has bought a junker car in anticipation of future vandalism in the parking lot, encounters a swaggering bouncer who tells him, "You don't look like much to me." With no trace of anger or irritation, Dalton simply replies, "Opinions vary."...
Things happen but you go on (02/22/15)
Things happen but you keep going on Life is so-o-o ambiguous, but you have to live with what takes place. You never know from one moment until the next what's going to happen. Consequently, you can never allow yourself to get too comfortable or complacent...
Dealing with the unexpected without panic, but calm (02/22/15)
Each and every one of us will face situations we did not expect and circumstances for which we were not looking. Perhaps no Biblical character demonstrates this more than Daniel. When he was young, Daniel was forced from his family after his homeland was conquered. Everything familiar in his life was suddenly gone, and he was taken to a place where the people thought, spoke and even ate differently than he...
Church-planting church settles in (02/22/15)
While most churches strive to spread the Good News, each congregation has its own specific focus, an area in which its members feel especially called. City Church Cape Girardeau at 817 Broadway, which "started in a living room with a handful of families" in 2012, is committed to serving its community and planting other churches for evangelism...
Former Kansas lead singer John Elefante to perform 3 services at LaCroix church (02/15/15)
Members and visitors of LaCroix United Methodist Church, who are fans of classic rock, are in for a treat next Saturday and Sunday, when John Elefante, former lead singer of the band Kansas, will speak and perform at three of the church's services. On Saturday, Elefante will appear at the 5:30 p.m. service, and, on Sunday at the 9:30 and 11 a.m. services...
Even fear can be used to draw us closer to God (02/15/15)
I think we've been getting it wrong. Growing up, I was always taught the opposite of love is hate. Throughout the past few years, I've realized thinking like this sells ourselves short, sells love and its depth short. Oversimplifies it. Maybe it's true hate is an antonym of love, depending on which qualities we're focusing on...
Does it matter that valor and achievement are earned? (02/15/15)
Referring to a boast that is ultimately untruthful, "blowing smoke" is a wonderful colloquialism. When I was attending seminary in the early '90s, a surprising number of my fellow students would pipe up in class and say, "I marched with Dr. King," meaning the great civil rights leader and Baptist pastor Martin Luther King Jr., assassinated 1968. In my hearing, these students were not challenged to provide details...
Best to build on a firm foundation (02/08/15)
Most of us are familiar with images of city skylines. We may even recognize certain buildings and know from sight if we are looking at images of New York, Chicago, San Francisco -- even London or Paris. When you travel to a city with skyscrapers dotting the landscape and walk among the streets it's very easy to be impressed and overwhelmed by the size and scale of these buildings. ...
Do not lean just on your own understanding, but God's (02/08/15)
Do you wonder why particular things happen in life that are sad, horrible and make no sense? Regardless of how hard you pray, they don't seem to change. People ask, "How can a merciful God allow this to occur? He didn't deserve this. Why is she having to suffer so long?"...
Music to calm heart, mind, soul (02/08/15)
The musical journey of Vince Wingo has taken him from Clippard Elementary School, where he learned to read sheet music in a "full European-style music program," to Saint John the Theologian Orthodox Church, where he serves as the congregation's chanter...
Place of rest: Shadow Rest ministry offers getaway and gathering place for prayer, study and more (02/01/15)
Fred Burgard and his wife, Sharon, know the demands of the ministry and the need for spiritual leaders to get away, be still and rest. They founded Shadow Rest Ministries with the goal of offering that place of rest to those who need it most. In 2004, Fred resigned from pastoring after fulfilling that role in two churches between 1993 and 2004. ...
I believe in God, at its most basic (02/01/15)
A copy of the Nicene Creed hangs on the wall above my bed. I've hung it in whatever room I've lived in away from home ever since I read somewhere during my junior year of college the quote by St. Augustine: "Let the Creed be like a mirror for you. Look at yourself in it to see whether you really believe all that you claim to believe. And rejoice everyday in your faith."...
Is boredom really 'public enemy No. 1?' (02/01/15)
This column is about the Super Bowl but it isn't. It's really about our collective embrace of the trivial. We embrace it because we have to talk to each other about something, don't we? The only explanation that makes sense to me to account for why "Deflategate" has endured in the public mind for two solid weeks is that we're bored. And when we're bored, we cleave to the nonessential, to trivia...
LDS members explain their Mo. mission work (01/26/15)
MARYVILLE, Mo. -- It's a familiar sight in Maryville -- a familiar sight, in fact, in thousands of towns and cities all across the United States -- two lanky, clean-cut young men in dress slacks, collared shirts and neckties walk down a residential street carrying satchels, occasionally stopping to ring someone's doorbell...
Is it possible to forgo worry? (01/25/15)
Bob was distraught. Oh, my, but how upset he was! He had received a speeding ticket. He hadn't meant to go over the speed limit but he was trying to get to school to pick up a child. Then, out of the blue, multicolored lights were flashing behind him and he heard the sound of a siren. ...
A hand up (01/25/15)
DELTA, Mo. -- Established in 2011, the Amen Center west of Delta continues to fulfill its mission, described by co-founder Danny Hollowell as "getting people back on their feet and introducing them to the Lord." A number of area churches help accomplish this through donations, most recently a much-needed water purification system provided by La Croix United Methodist Church...
Signs, signs -- everywhere signs (01/25/15)
Somewhere buried in a box in my in-laws' home are pictures of a cross-country trip my wife and her family took one summer. Everytime they crossed a state line, they stopped and took a photo of her standing in front of the "Welcome to this state" sign. My wife says she does not remember much about the trip other than standing on the side of the road in the desert and feeling her flip flops melting under her feet...
Seizing an opportunity to become the living hands of God (01/18/15)
"Some men see things as they are, and say, 'Why?' I dream things that never were, and say, 'Why not?'" The epigram above may be one of the best-known quotes attributed to Robert F. Kennedy. No one knows the job the assassinated RFK might have done as president. ...
A difficult age of complication, confusion and the cross (01/18/15)
What people never tell you is that 22 is hard. Maybe the closest anyone got was telling you it's happy, free, confusing and lonely -- at the same time. And that there is some amount of dancing involved, if you have any hope of getting through it. But not many people ever come right out and say it, so I'm going to: Being 22 is hard...
Mud and mission (01/18/15)
Many talk about pushing themselves to the absolute limit in the throes of competition. Few actually do it. Pastor Danny Wilson, youth pastor at Bethel Assembly of God in Cape Girardeau, did -- and it nearly cost him his life. Ever the competitor, Wilson had participated in four smaller mudder events -- competitions involving running, swimming, obstacles and other physically taxing challenges. ...
Believing that everything bad is just temporary (01/11/15)
How would you feel if you believed that bad piece of luck you were experiencing would not last? It seems like unpleasant happenings will never end, while they're making their appearance. You think your misery, bad health, sadness, failure or hard times will be with you forever...
Joy is God's gift to those who seek Him (01/11/15)
This is the time of year when, all across our nation, men and women are making changes to the way they live, to live like they have always wanted. Many call these resolutions, some call them habits, while others refer to them as lifestyle changes. In either case a new way reveals dissatisfaction with the current way...
Dexter author tells story of friends, faith and forging ahead (01/04/15)
While Betty Lowrey had developed several manuscripts and had a few fictional characters evolving in her mind, it wasn't until her husband, Bob, encouraged her to take a gamble that her ambition of becoming a published author paid off. "My husband and I have been involved in farming all our lives, and farming is a gamble. He encouraged me to submit a manuscript. He said, 'Think of it as a crop, and we'll see if it pays off,'" Lowrey said...
A created thing is an expression of its creator (01/04/15)
This Christmas I was blessed with the gift of coming home from Athens to surprise my family. Their joy at having me here and my joy at being here with them is making me think once again about how much our presence is a gift to the world and the people in our lives...
Keeping it simple has advantages (01/04/15)
It is four days into the new year. Time enough for New Years' resolutions recently made already to be broken. Here's one I hope will endure for me: Keep things simple. Simplicity is required when speaking to small children or to seniors with memory impairment. For everyone in between, simplicity is usually cast to the four winds...
What will the new year mean to you? (12/28/14)
The Christmas season, as many know it, ends the day after Christmas. Other churches believe it lasts until the Epiphany. It isn't long after the holiday, you began to think of celebrating the new year. Perhaps parties are on your agenda, the New Year's welcoming ceremony at midnight or you may have a list of changes you're going to make this coming year...
Setting sail with spirituality made new, with God's help (12/28/14)
During one summer break while attending college, I worked at a camp, spending the majority of my days on and in the lake. One of my assignments was to teach unsuspecting campers how to sail. I guess the reasoning was that, a) I was older than they were, and b) I had been sailing for at lease one day longer than they had, so, for all intents and purposes, compared to the campers, I was an expert...
Mother and son and god's 'signs' (12/28/14)
Swaziland, Africa, is not usually on a 12-year-old boy's list of places to travel during Thanksgiving. However, that was precisely the choice Parker Lipke made this year. He and his mother, Ashley, part of a Heart for Africa team, left the comforts of America and spent 10 days on a mission trip. Their plan was to be a blessing, but both received much more than they gave -- and Parker, for one, cannot wait to return...
'Away in a Manger' at Hobbs Chapel (12/22/14)
Levi Monroe, right, and Dylan Craig portray shepherds in The Nativity during the Christmas program Sunday night at Hobbs Chapel United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau. (Fred Lynch)
Truth-telling is not necessarily a clear-cut matter (12/21/14)
Tell the truth. Those words are not explicitly stated in the Ten Commandments, although they are broadly inferred by commandment No. 9 -- the one prohibiting false testimony against a neighbor. "Don't steal," however, is straightforwardly stated. In the 2003 best-selling book, "The Kite Runner," the author suggests that every violation ultimately comes down to stealing...
Christmas nostalgia, a bit of sadness, joy that is incomplete (12/21/14)
Now I am in the stable. I bend to touch the straw on the ground, bring a handful to my nose and breathe in deep, pick out a single piece and stick it in my mouth, bite down on the hollow stalk that tastes of something I cannot name, and salt. Where are you? Running your hand along the splintered wood of the wall? Writing your name in trough-water mud with the toe of your boot? Over petting the cow, whose coat is moist in the heat? Maybe in a moment I will join you -- I have always wanted to feel the fur, but never quite gotten close enough.. ...
'Miraculous' Murals (12/21/14)
When the director of Christian education at Trinity Lutheran Church asked twin sisters Brenda Gerler and Saundra Flanagan to paint scenes of Bethlehem along the Sunday school hallway, no one imagined the two would create works of art that would totally alter the appearance of the area and create great excitement among the children...
But I want to live -- welcoming the fresh air of hope (12/14/14)
You're 20 years old. You are 70 years old. Or maybe you're 100. But, whether you're living is up to you. That may sound strange, but there is more to living than breathing, walking, talking, eating and sleeping. Living is what you do, or you don't do, with the life you've been given. As I have said before in my writings, you can be alive at 100 or you can be dead at 20 or younger...
The greatest gift (12/14/14)
Growing up, a highlight of Christmas was receiving the coveted Wish Book, the mail-order catalog published by Sears. As soon as the catalog of Christmas hopes and dreams arrived, we knew that Christmas would be here soon. My brother and I would pore over the pages, coveting all of the toys, games and sports equipment that would make our Christmas the best ever...
Carol of the bells (12/14/14)
"It's not Christmas without bells," asserts Misty Rivers, director of Grace Notes Bell Choir at Grace United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau. It is that passion for music that drew Rivers to become a member of the handbell choir in 1998 and has led her to remain a member since. ...
'Our heart is restless until it rests with you' (12/07/14)
Advent is all about longing. Longing for Christ to come, to be born in us. Longing for something better, to be part of something more, for something to finally fulfill us. This longing brings with it a restlessness to seek, to keep seeking. We feel a long way off; there is a journey...
In the spirit of the meddling Jerry Jones (12/07/14)
We tend to make up our minds pretty quickly about people -- sometimes too quickly. I've never had much use for Jerry Jones of Dallas Cowboys fame, for example. My view of him has been settled for some time -- as a meddling, uber-wealthy NFL owner who can't stop but interfering with the operation of his franchise. ...
Finding the sweet spot of godly character (11/30/14)
In everything there is a sweet spot. The spot where all works just like it's supposed to. The tennis player strikes the ball with the center of the racket, directing the ball to do exactly what it is supposed to. The golfer uses their nine iron to kiss the golf-ball just right, causing it to land on the green and descending into the cup to the sounds of sweet victory. ...
Don't let what happens on the outside disturb you on the inside (11/30/14)
How often do you let problems, over which you have little or no control, or that belong to someone else, bother you? Or do you allow issues with little spiritual consequence play a major role in your peace of mind? Janet was upset. She cried, became depressed and felt like giving up. ...
Joyful noise: Good Shepherd ladies' hymns bring 'church and God to people' (11/30/14)
Bringing a part of a church service to those who didn't know it was coming is a rewarding new initiative for the Good Shepherd Lutheran Chapel Ladies Guild. Joining representatives of the 1904 W. Cape Rock Drive church's choir, 10 singers paid a surprise visit to The Lutheran Home at 2825 Bloomfield Road in late October, and made a series of a cappella stops, performing pieces of six hymns...
Saying 'yes' to what God calls you to, and overcoming fear of failure in life (11/23/14)
Last summer, I had a wonderful internship experience at a newspaper in St. Louis. My first day on the job, I read a handbook the previous intern had written for new interns. As I was reading, one specific sentence stuck out to me. It said, "Say 'yes' to everything."...
Real or artificial? (11/23/14)
My dear wife is not a demanding person. I am aware of her preferences, though, and try to make a concerted effort to fulfill them. As she does for me. It's marriage. There is one thing about which she is insistent. We've been a couple for 37 years, and she's always wanted this. What does she want? A live tree at Christmastime...
'Valuable Outreach' (11/23/14)
"It's more than that," Melanie Sherinski said, when asked if the upcoming Plowshares Sale was an arts and crafts show. "It's an international fair-trade market," she explained. While there will be arts and crafts for sale, Sherinski, coordinator of the sale, described the Plowshare Sale, which will be held for the third time at Abbey Road Christian Church in Cape Girardeau, as a "valuable outreach" and ministry to help people in need. ...
Methodist church in St. Joseph keeps history alive (11/17/14)
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- Inside a cabinet at Ashland United Methodist Church stand dozens of scrapbooks, the years written on the spines in precise handwriting. Inside the books are documents from decades of traditions, people and changes at the church, an important glimpse into a history that dates back to the 1840s...
Catholic Campus Ministry celebrates 100 years (11/16/14)
Although it has existed 100 years, Catholic Campus Ministry on the Southeast Missouri State University campus has changed with the times, becoming more active in its mission of bringing people to a relationship with Jesus Christ through the church. It does this through missionaries, Masses and social gatherings for special occasions...
We are created for relationship, with our hearts open (11/09/14)
Two weekends ago I went to Skopje, Macedonia, which turned out to be one of my favorite places I've ever been, as well as the birthplace of Mother Teresa, two really nice surprises to me. While there, I was able to go to the Mother Teresa memorial house, where I bought a cross with this saying of hers on it: "If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other."...
What can separate us from the love of God? (11/09/14)
My mind seems to go immediately to the Bible when I'm asked a question that has to do with morality or ethics or, especially, the character of God. It's dangerous for a human being to comment about God's attitude about anything -- which is why it's necessary just to fall back on Scripture...
Good News Club introduces Bible to kids (11/02/14)
Started two years ago and sponsored by Bethany Baptist Church, the Good News Club brings children from kindergarten through fourth grade together to learn about the Bible and its teachings. It is a ministry of Child Evangelism Fellowship International, headquartered in Warrenton, Missouri. Laura Norman runs the club in Cape Girardeau, which usually meets at Alma Schrader Elementary School...
Time is beyond our influence (11/02/14)
If you are reading this before you needed to be anywhere today, just a reminder: You've lost an hour between yesterday and today. Not to worry; the loss in is your favor. Though the hour gained from daylights saving time's ending seems to be lost by having to reset all of my clocks...
You can't always keep a smile on someone's face (11/02/14)
Do you feel bad when someone you love is upset or sad? Even though it may be their fault, do you rush to try to fix it? It's a fine line between nurturing someone and becoming co-dependent. If you're like me, you're saddened when someone in your family or friend network endures rejection or hardship. What do you do?...
Church directory
Bethany Baptist Church (Southern Baptist)
1712 Randol, Cape Girardeau
573-335-8622
Website: http://www.bethanybc.net
Sunday School 9:00am
Worship 10:30am
Sunday Evening Service 6pm
Wednesday Prayer & Study 6pm
Bethel Assembly of God
1855 Perryville Raod, Cape Girardeau
573-335-5531
Website: http://www.capebethel.org
Sunday School 9:30am
Sunday Worship 9:00am, 10:45am & 6:00pm
Wednesday 7:00pm
Broadway United Methodist Church
Broadway & Lincoln, Scott City
573-264-3184
Sunday School 9:30am
Sunday Worship 11:00am
Cape Bible Chapel (Non-Denominational)
2911 Kage Rd. , Cape Girardeau
573-334-5948
Website: http://www.capebiblechapel.org
AM Small Groups 9:00am
Sunday Worship - 9:00am & 10:30am
Evening Small Groups Throughout the Week
Cape Community Church (Non-Denominational)
2222 Bloomfield Rd., Cape Girardeau
573-335-2124
Website: http://www.ourchurch.com/member/w/westsi...
Sunday Worship 10:30am
Wednesday Bible Class for all ages 6:45pm
Cape County Cowboy Church (Southern Baptist)
220 Orchid Lane, Oak Ridge
573-266-3570
Website: http://www.capecountycowboychurch.com
Sunday Service 9:30am
Thursday Service 7:00pm
Cape Girardeau Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
200 Broadway, Cape Girardeau
573-339-0575
Website: http://www.CGUUF.org
Sundays 10:00am
Centerary Church (United Methodist)
300 North Ellis, Cape Girardeau
573-334-2869
Website: http://www.centenarynow.org
Saturday Service 3pm Centenary at Chateau Girardeau
Sunday Sacraments 8:00am
Sunday Traditional 8:45am
Sunday School 10:00am
Sunday Contemporary 11:00am
Christ Episcopal Church
101 N. Fountain, Cape Girardeau
573-335-2997
Website: http://www.reddoorchurchcape.org
Sunday Holy Communion 8am & 10:15 am
Wednesday, Evening Prayer 5:30 pm
Child Care 9:00am-11:30am
Connection Point Church (General Baptist)
1506 S Farmington Road , Jackson
573-243-8467
Website: http://www.yourconnectionpoint.com
Sunday Traditional Worship 8:30am
Sunday Contemporary Worship 10:45am
Kids Church and Nursery available during all services

OASIS (Senior Adult Group) Wednesday 11:00am
WOW Kids & FUSION Student Ministries Wednesday 6:30pm
Adult Bible Studies Wednesday 7:00pm
CrossRoads Church (Southern Baptist)
4400 East Jackson Blvd., Jackson
573-204-1912
Website: http://www.jacksoncrossroads.com
Sunday Worship Service: 8:30am & 10am
Childcare and Children programs available at all Service Times
East Cape Baptist Church (Southern Baptist)
60 Brookwood Drive, East Cape Girardeau
618-661-1028
Website: http://www.eastcapebaptistchurch.org
Sunday School 9:30am
Sunday Worship 10:30am & 6:00pm
Wednesday Service 7:00pm
Eisleben Lutheran Church
432 Lutheran Lane, Scott City, Missouri
573-264-2762
Saturday Bible Study 5:15pm
Saturday Worship 6:00pm
Sunday School 8:45am
Sunday Morning Worship 10:00am
Evangelical UCC (United Church of Christ)
33 S. Ellis, Cape Girardeau
573-335-5611
Website: http://www.evangelicaluccofcape.org/
Sunday School 9:30am
Sunday Worship 10:35am
Fellowship Baptist Church (Southern Baptist)
430 Koch St., Cape Girardeau
573-339-1733
Sunday School 9:45am
Sunday Worship 10:45am & 6:00pm
Sunday Children Church 11:00am
Wednesday Bible Study 7:00pm
First Baptist Church
1289 Lexington Avenue, Cape Girardeau
573-335-6006
Website: http://www.fbccape.com
Bible Study 9:30am
Worship 10:45am
Wednesday Night 5:30pm
First Baptist Church (Southern Baptist)
591 North Liberty Street , Delta
573-794-2478
Website: http://www.fbcdelta.org
Sunday Service 10:45am & 6:00pm
Sunday School 9:45am
Wednesday Service 6:00pm
First Baptist Church (Southern Baptist)
212 S. High, Jackson
573-243-8415
Website: http://www.firstbaptistjackson.tv
Sunday Morning Blended Worship 8:30am
Sunday School 9:45am
Sunday Morning Modern Worship 11:00am
Sunday Night Worship 6:00pm
Wednesday Bible Study & Activities 6:15pm
First Free Will Baptist (General Baptist)
2919 Kage Rd., Cape Girardeau
573-334-8461
Sunday School 9:30am
Worship 10:30am
Sunday evening 6:00pm
Wednesday evening 7:00pm
First General Baptist Church of Cape
1812 Cape LaCroix Road, Cape Girardeau
573-334-2234
Website: http://netministries.org/frames.asp?url=...
Sunday
Sunday School 9:00am
Morning Worship 10:00am

Wednesday
Children's program 6:30pm
Youth Program 6:30pm
Adult Bible Study 6:30pm
Prayer Time 6:30pm
First Pentecostal Church
3054 Lexington, Cape Girardeau
573-335-9291
Website: http://www.fpccape.com
Sunday School: 10am
Sunday Worship: 11am & 6pm
Wednesday Worship: 7pm
Bible Discovery - Ages 5-10: 11am
First Presbyterian Church
235 Broadway, Cape Girardeau
573-335-2579
Website: http://www.firstccape.org
Sunday School 9:30am
Sunday Coffee in the Parlor 10:00-10:30am
Sunday Worship 10:30am
First Presbyterian Church
206 E. Washington, Jackson
573-243-4265
Sunday School 8:45am
Sunday Worship 10:00am
Fountain of Life Tabernacle ()
2484 Old Toll Rd, Jackson, MO
573-760-2777
Sunday Services
Sunday School 9:30 am
Morning Worship 10:30 am
Kids Church 10:30 am
Sunday evening evangelistic service 6:00 pm
Wednesday evening 7:00 pm
Fruitland Community Church (Southern Baptist)
6040 US Highway 61, Jackson
573-204-0724
Website: http://www.fruitlandcommunity.com
Sunday Worship 8:00am & 10:30am
Sunday Bible Study 9:15am
AWANA Sunday 5:00pm
Weekly Small Groups
Good Shepherd Lutheran Chapel
1904 W. Cape Rock Drive, Cape Girardeau
573-335-3974
Website: http://goodshepherdcape.ctsmemberconnect...
Sunday Worship 8:00am & 10:30am
Sunday School/Bible Class 9:15am
Grace United Methodist Church
521 Caruthers St., Cape Girardeau
573-334-1321
Website: http://www.capegrace.org
Sunday School 10:10am
Heritage Traditional 9:00am
Sunday Contemporary 11:15am
Hanover Lutheran Church
2949 Perryville Road, Cape Girardeau
573-335-8583
Website: http://www.hanoverlutheran.com
Sunday Services at 7:45 and 10:00am
Hobbs Chapel United Methodist
3024 State hwy 177, Cape Girardeau
573-334-3080
Website: http://www.moumethodist.org/churches/det...
Sunday Worship 9:00am
Sunday School 10:15am
Illmo Baptist (Southern Baptist)
802 Second St. East, Scott City
573-264-4725
Website: http://www.illmobaptist.com
Sunday Bible Study 9:45am
Sunday Worship 10:55am
Wednesday Prayer Service 6:30pm
Immanuel Lutheran (Tilsit)
496 State Hwy F, Jackson
573-243-0132
Website: http://www.showme.net/churches/immanuel
Sunday Worship 8:45am
Sunday School 10:00am
LaCroix Church (United Methodist)
162 E. Missouri St, Benton
573-545-3673
Website: http://www.lacroixchurch.org
Sunday Worship: 9:15am and 11am
LaCroix Church (United Methodist)
3102 Lexington Ave., Cape Girardeau
573-339-0302
Website: http://www.lacroixchurch.org
Saturday Worship 5:30pm
Sunday Worship 9:30am & 11:00am
Lakeside Worship Center (Non-Denominational)
7623 S. Hwy 25, Gordonville
573-238-4801
Sunday School 9:30am
Sunday Worship 10:30am
Lighthouse Bible Baptist Church
2826 Independence St., Cape Girardeau
573-334-8546
Website: http://www.lighthousecapegirardeau.org
Sunday School 10am
Sunday Worship 11am & 6pm
Wednesday Worship 7pm

Transportation Available
Lynwood Baptist Church (Southern Baptist)
2935 Lynwood Hills Drive, Cape Girardeau
573-334-4600
Website: http://www.lynwoodbc.org
Join us Sunday for:
Bible Study 8:00, 9:00 and 10:30am
Worship 9:00am and 10:30am
Sunday 5:30pm - Discipleship Courses for all ages
Maple United Methodist Church
2441 Jean Ann Dr., Cape Girardeau
573-335-6890
Website: http://maplechurch.org
Sunday School 9:00am
Sunday Worship 10:15am
Nursery Provided
Prayer Box Outside for prayers anytime!


North Cape Church of Christ
121 S. Broadview Drive, Cape Girardeau
573-334-9673
Bible Study 9:30am
Sunday Worship 10:30am & 5pm CST / 6pm DST
Wednesday Bible Study 7pm
Old Saint Vincent's Roman Catholic Church
119 South Spanish, Cape Girardeau
573-335-1631
Website: http://www.oldstvincents.org
Sunday 10:00am

Open for tours April thru September, Saturdays 12-4pm
For more information call 573-335-1631
Scriptural Evangelical Lutheran (ELS/WELS)
3587 County Road 635, Cape Girardeau
573-334-4096
Sunday School/Bible Class 9:00am
Sunday Worship 10:00am
Shawnee Hills Baptist Church (Southern Baptist)
1204 Brandom, Jackson
573-243-1078
Sunday School 9:30am
Sunday Worship 10:30am & 6:00pm
Wednesday Evening Prayer 7:00pm
Southside Baptist Church (Southern Baptist)
805 Hackberry St., Cape Girardeau
573-243-7566
Wednesday Evening Bible Study 6:00pm
Sunday School 9:30am
Sunday Worship 10:30am
Sunday Evening Worship 5:30pm
St. Andrew Lutheran
804 N. Cape Rock Road, Cape Girardeau
573-334-3200
Website: http://www.standrewcape.org
Sunday Traditional Service 8:00am & 10:35am
Sunday Contemporary Service 9:15am
Sunday Celebrate Recovery 6:00pm
St. John the Theologian Orthodox Christian Church
1930 Independence St. , Cape Girardeau
573-332-1028
Website: http://www.stjohnsorthodoxchurch.com
Saturdays: Great Vespers - 5:00 p.m.
Sundays: Orthros - 8:45 a.m.
Divine Liturgy - 10:00 a.m. with coffee hour following
Reader’s Services
We also have reader’s services when the priest isn't with us.
Wednesdays: Reader’s Vespers - 6:00 p.m.
Orthodox Faith and Life - 6:45 p.m.
Sundays: Reader's Orthros - 8:45 a.m.
Typika - 10:00 a.m.
St. John's United Church of Christ
781 State Hwy. FF, Jackson
573-243-5633
Website: http://www.ourchurch.com/member/s/StJohn...
Sunday School 9:00am
Sunday Worship 10:00am
St. Mark Lutheran Church
1900 Cape LaCroix, Cape Girardeau
573-334-4495
Website: http://www.stmarkcape.org
Sunday School for All 9:00am
Sunday Worship Service with Communion for all 10:00am
St. Paul Lutheran Church
201 Gray St., Chaffee
573-204-1944
Sunday Worship 8:00am
Sunday School & Bible Class 9:00am
St. Paul Lutheran Church
223 W. Adams, Jackson
573-243-2236
Website: http://www.stpauljackson.com
Saturday evening Worship 6:00pm
Sunday Worship 7:45am & 9:15 am
Sunday Bible Class 9:15am
Sunday Contemporary Worship 10:45am
The Chuch of God (Church of God)
209 E. Cape Rock Drive, Cape Girardeau
573-979-7678
Sunday School – 10 am
Sunday Morning Worship – 11 am
Sunday Evening Worship – 5:30 pm
Wednesday Bible Study – 7 pm
Trinity Lutheran Church
100 N. Frederick, Cape Girardeau
573-335-8224
Website: http://www.t-lutheran.org
Saturday Worship 6:00pm
Sunday Worship 8:00am & 10:30am
Sunday School 9:15am
"Joyful Song" Blended Worship Service 10:30am (1st & 3rd Sun)
Trinity Lutheran Church Egypt Mills
5665 County Road 635, Cape Girardeau
573-334-4549
Sunday Worship 7:45am & 10:00am
Sunday School & Bible Class 9:00am
Wesley United Methodist Church
142 Carnation Lane , Fruitland
573-243-5948
Website: http://www.wesleyumcfruitland.com
Sunday School 9:15am
Church 10:30am
Zion Lutheran
176 County Road 226, Gordonville
573-204-1944
Website: http://www.zionlutherangordonville.org
Sunday School/Bible Class 9:15am
Sunday Worship 10:15am
Wednesday Bible Study 7:00pm
Last Saturday of the month worship at 6pm
Zion United Methodist Church
3652 State Highway Z, Gordonville
573-243-8025
Website: http://www.umcgordonvillezion.org
Sunday Worship 8:00am & 10:30am
Small Groups 9:15am