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Contemplating the temple of God (11/22/15)
The other day, I was reading John 2:13-22, in which Jesus becomes angry and drives the merchants out of the temple area. I have always thought of this passage as referring to the literal temple, the place that Jesus, the merchants and livestock were inhabiting at the moment when Jesus drove them out...
Tragedy, hardship and blessings (11/22/15)
Zion said, "The Lord has forsaken me, the Lord has forgotten me." -- Isaiah 49:14 The epigram to this column is referred to as a biblical "cry of dereliction," a "Where are you, God?" theme also seen in the opening verses of Psalm 22 -- words that Jesus of Nazareth would repeat from the cross: "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" (Matthew 27:46)...
Handling debilitating worry (11/15/15)
"What is happening to me?" gasped Maria. Maria was shaking and visibly distressed. In fact, she felt strangely depressed. "I am always able to handle anything," she thought. Maria was having an anxiety attack. She couldn't figure out why she felt the way she did. She had a wonderful husband and family, and she always thought she had a handle on life and was a happy and well-adjusted person...
Finding value, not vexation, in our toils (11/15/15)
The past eight months have been a whirlwind of activity. Family, ministry, school and numerous community events had me in a tailspin. The worst crime is that I did not realize it. I noticed a mood change, the increasing inability to focus and feelings of being overwhelmed, but did not connect those erratic emotions to the simple fact I was in need of more sleep -- rest, restoration and recreation...
The meaning is in existing (11/08/15)
I don't always really know what to say, I don't always understand things. Sometimes I see pieces and not the whole, sometimes I am lost in the middle of parts of something that don't yet make sense. Sometimes I am in the middle of experiencing, and there isn't yet resolution...
We may not have control, but we do have choices about what to believe (11/08/15)
"When you are going through your life, it's all anarchy and chaos, random and unrelated events crashing into each other. But when you look back on your life, it comes together like a finely crafted novel." Joe Walsh, at age 67, perhaps has earned the right to say the words above. Walsh, a mainstay of the legendary band The Eagles, has attained full Social Security retirement age...
Reconciliation reminds us we're forgiven (10/25/15)
My life was transformed in the confessional. It was here that I said out loud all of my deepest fears and things I was most ashamed of and was told I am enough. It was here I was looked on in love when I most expected to be rejected. It was here Jesus spoke healing and wisdom and laughter to me...
All-knowing? All-loving? All-powerful? (10/25/15)
There is no reason why you should be familiar with the name Gale Parker. Parker was a graduate assistant on the 1970 Marshall University football team. The Marshall team, on Nov.14, 1970, had just lost on the road to East Carolina, 17-14, and was preparing to fly home along with athletic department officials, boosters and physicians...
What would you do if you weren't afraid? (10/18/15)
Jim wanted to start a business, but he was afraid. Afraid of what? Well, he might fail. He wasn't an outgoing person, so his personality probably wasn't good enough. What if no one came to his establishment? He had never been in business before as the proprietor, just always an employee. He got cold feet and backed out. All because of fear...
A simpler approach perhaps might be more innovative (10/18/15)
Recently I stopped by a fast-food restaurant to have something to eat. I sorted through the menu trying to decipher the difference between artisan sandwich and a regular sandwich and if I wanted a value meal or regular meal. (Which, for the sake of consistency, should be called an unvalued meal, but who wants to order a meal with no value?)...
Oprah Winfrey explores faith and spirituality in 'Belief' (10/16/15)
NEW YORK -- Oprah Winfrey is hoping people will find common ground, no matter what or whom they believe in, with her new documentary series "Belief," about how religion is viewed across the globe. "We live in a world where, when your belief isn't the same, you literally can get your head chopped off," she said at the series' premiere Wednesday in New York...
Forgiveness from the cross; forgiveness at the ballpark? (10/11/15)
Writer's note: This column was submitted before the National League Wild Card game was played on Wednesday night. The assumption is made that the Cubs defeated the Pirates, and that the Cardinals are right now playing the Cubs in the division series. This writer, a Pittsburgh native, sincerely hopes he is wrong about last Wednesday's outcome. If so, if the Bucs won, the content of this column may be considered moot...
Feeling so fortunate (10/04/15)
Life is wonderful, and it's a gift. As my husband and I were driving through town the other night, how fortunate I felt. I was sitting in the car right next to a man I've been married to most of my life. I often think how drab and scary life might be if he were not around -- a true companion. Wow!...
The ephemeral of this side of eternity (10/04/15)
There was a man who wanted a unique home. He decided to buy a lighthouse. He knew the lighthouse was in need of repair. Over the years, the salt air and constant bombardment of storms had worn down the old lighthouse. The windows were corroded, the paint had peeled and the mortar between the brick and stone was loose, crumbling and in some places missing. He had a tremendous task before him of not just restoring the lighthouse, but making it into his home...
Remembering a 1999 trip to see the pope (09/27/15)
"Hey, Jeff, want to go see the pope?" As Pope Francis completes his first U.S. visit today, I remember the question above, asked in late 1998. The query was met with an immediate affirmative response but also bewilderment. "You mean a Protestant can get in to see John Paul II? How is that possible with all the Catholic faithful in St. Louis?"...
Living our existence in gratitude (09/27/15)
It was golden hour a couple of weeks ago, and I was walking to Mass at the church I'd attended during undergrad, where Father Bill had been chaplain. I hadn't been there since his funeral in April. A lyric my friend Claire Moore wrote in her song "Smile For You" was running through my head: "It's true I still miss you in every way. Time doesn't heal all of the pain, but it's time for me to accept the things I cannot change."...
Parable includes seed, soil and circumstance (09/20/15)
Jesus often spoke in parables, or short stories with many layers of meanings. Perhaps one of the most famous parables is the story of the sower who goes out and indiscriminately sows seed. Some seeds fall on a path, on rocky soil, others among thorns, and then, the last, on good soil. In an age in which farmers can plant acres upon acres in GPS-equipped, air-conditioned tractors, random dropping of seed seems rather odd...
Vatican launches train service to Castel Gandolfo gardens (09/20/15)
Associated Press CASTEL GALDOLFO, Italy (AP) -- With a deafening whistle and a plume of smoke, an antique train departed from the Vatican rail station to inaugurate a weekly train service to the papal summer estate in Castel Gandolfo now that Pope Francis has decided to open it to the public...
Pope will find U.S. church struggling to hold onto Latinos (09/13/15)
GAINESVILLE, Ga. -- The St. John Paul II Pastoral Center, a Roman Catholic mission, sits at the rough end of a former strip mall in the shadow of an Arby's. The space, church leaders say, was once used as a nightclub and movie theater, a history now hidden by multiple coats of paint, pews brought in from other congregations, and a stone-and-wood shrine to Our Lady of Guadalupe, the patroness of the Americas especially revered by Mexicans...
Rejection and the ability to receive (09/13/15)
The other day, during discussion in class, I sat silently dismissing each of my classmates' thoughts as irrelevant; I didn't contribute my own thoughts. As I sat there, I remembered the words I'd recently read by DOM Mauro Giuseppe Lepori about the scene from John 6:22-71, in which Jesus reveals his flesh is the living bread of life and many of his followers leave because this teaching is too difficult for them...
The view from God's island of misfit toys (09/13/15)
God told Samuel, "Looks aren't everything. Don't be impressed with his looks and stature. God judges persons differently than humans do. Men and women look at the face; God looks into the heart." (I Samuel 16:7/The Message) Last weekend, I heard a pastor describe the world as God's island of misfit toys. That description may bring a grin of acknowledgment. If it does, it's because -- unconsciously, perhaps -- we have our own standards of what constitutes "normal."...
Creating margins in our lives (09/06/15)
So many share the dreaded disease of busyness. Going from one thing to another. Arriving breathless, and leaving exhausted. Busyness says, "I can take on one more thing. How could I say no?" Then the next thing you know the calendar is full, but life is empty...
A mission in three parts (08/30/15)
The Rev. Jason Shaw, senior pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church and School in Jackson, is delighted to have the addition of two pastors to the church staff. Eric Longman and Joshua Schmidt were installed as pastors in July, and each fulfills an aspect of the mission to which Shaw has committed the church -- "Belonging. Becoming. Building."...
I know these things not to be true because ... (08/30/15)
The airplane has just lifted off the Athens runway, and I'm leaving our home there for the last time. I am looking out the window when I feel a tap on my shoulder. I look over, and it's Courtney holding out one of her earbuds to me. I put it in my right ear and hear "Called Me Higher" by All Sons and Daughters, a song that comforted me so much throughout my early years of college. I haven't heard this song in a long time, haven't really heard music like this in a while, and it is so right...
Finding joy in the everyday (08/30/15)
"Rejoice in the Lord always, and again I say, rejoice." (Philippians 4:4) Garrison Keillor, longtime host of NPR's "A Prairie Home Companion," once opined that some people can have a hangnail and that alone can cause them to question God's goodness...
Directing our attention toward God (08/23/15)
Pencils are sharpened and at the ready. The Friday night lights are waiting for their moment to shine. Buses are humming down the streets with their wheels going 'round and 'round -- sorry, couldn't resist. There is something about a new school year that compels even those who have not walked into a school building for decades to feel a sense of change. ...
You can't hold the river back (08/23/15)
Are you afraid of progress? Do you prefer staying in your familiar daily pattern? What would you do and how would you feel if you became really successful? Would you go with the momentum or become frightened and retreat? Many people tend to jeopardize their own progress. ...
Mission at the airport (08/23/15)
Jungle Aviation and Radio Services, also known as JAARS, is a ministry committed to going overseas and bringing indigenous people the Bible in their own language. Edwin Smith, a retired airline pilot, and his wife, Barb, are advocates for the mission and are also an integral part of Mission at the Airport, which is coming to Cape Girardeau on Wednesday. Though Smith retired eight years ago, he spends quite a bit of time in airports as he assists with the work that JAARS does...
Seeking and receiving help to untangle life's struggles (08/16/15)
Father Bill always said we are the real gifts, and during collection time, as we place our monetary gifts in the basket, and as the gifts of bread and wine are brought forward, we should place ourselves on the altar. We should place our struggles there, too, and believe they and ourselves, like the other gifts, can be transformed...
'Joy in Motherhood' (08/16/15)
Mothers of Preschoolers, more commonly known as MOPS, is an international movement that focuses on mothers supporting mothers. A chapter is coming to the area, as Perryville Family Church will hold MOPS meetings beginning in September. Thanks to Elizabeth Ward, wife of Pastor Kent Ward, and her team, mothers will have a place to gather monthly and find inspiration as they embrace what they deem one of the most important roles in life...
Contemplating a long-ago prayer (08/16/15)
This column may cost me some friends. If it does, the relationships weren't that strong anyway, but I'll miss them just the same. Fifteen years ago, I had an elderly parishioner go to Cleveland Clinic for risky heart-valve surgery. He was in such poor shape, he couldn't walk more than 10 yards without stopping to rest. His surgeon told the family while the surgery was his best hope, there was a 50-50 chance he'd die on the operating table...
Birth of a museum (08/09/15)
Celebrating and preserving history are very important to the five committee members who founded the Catholic Heritage Museum of Apple Creek and Biehle. For several years, they envisioned opening a museum to display the heritage of St. Joseph Catholic Church and St. Maurus Roman Catholic Church. In 2012, they saw that vision begin to form...
You get what you expect (08/09/15)
To whom or what do you assign blame or give credit for your situation in life? Are you the navigator of your destiny, or does someone else deserve the recognition -- be it good or bad, positive or negative? Look within yourself and discern. It will be time well spent, I assure you...
Welcoming blows, beatings and scrubbing (08/09/15)
I enjoy cooking, but not cleaning. Unfortunately, the two are inseparable. Sometimes after cooking whatever was prepared has left a little residue. Not only do I then need to clean the pan from its regular use but it now has to be scrubbed to remove the residue...
If only worship were as popular as the Cardinals (08/02/15)
I've lived in eastern Missouri -- first in St. Louis County, then in Cape County -- for more than a quarter-century. It took only a few weeks living in this part of the world to realize how important the St. Louis Cardinals are to the people who live here. Football is not as important, at least at the professional level, and neither is hockey -- although there is considerable support for those sports...
Be still -- and be -- God tells us (08/02/15)
I am thinking again of how holy it is to be, of how amazing it is to get to exist and to have been created human. I am thinking of how much worth God places in being human, to have become one himself, and how much worth he places in being, to call himself I AM...
'New believers:' Through His Legacy, couple spreads Christian teachings worldwide (08/02/15)
Rex Barker, a member of Lynwood Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau, believes in taking faith beyond the walls of the church -- and beyond the confines of the country. The founder of His Legacy Inc. travels abroad several times a year to spread the good news...
Live well, as time tends to slip by (07/26/15)
In the past week, I have been terrified by an 8 1/2-inch by 11-inch piece of paper with the heading: "2015/2016 School Supply List." Honestly, I thought summer break just began, and now I am in the position of getting ready to start another school year...
Learn to accept your lot in life (07/26/15)
Kenny felt different. His life failed to measure up to his vision of perfection -- the perfection of the ideal family. Rather than accept the fact of his situation, he made life miserable for all who lived with him. Kenny was the product of a broken home because of divorce. He yearned for what he thought was the model family -- a family that storybooks are made of: mom, dad and baby makes three...
'A tool of blessing' (07/26/15)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Dr. Ron Webb of Mount Calvary Powerhouse Church in Poplar Bluff has been in ministry for 31 years, 25 of which have been spent pastoring. Webb has been actively involved for years in reaching out to others and assisting them in their spiritual development...
Despite excessive heat index, how about 'Merry Christmas!' (07/19/15)
Merry Christmas, one and all! This is not a misprint or a recycled column from seven months ago. Merry Christmas! In some Christian traditions in the United States, one of the Sundays between July 4 and Labor Day (a distinctly long non-holiday period) is celebrated in worship -- a summertime Christmas. ...
Farewell to a family of friends in Athens (07/19/15)
Yesterday I watched four of my dearest friends -- I don't even know if "friend" is an appropriate word; they are so much more than that, they are my family -- walk away from our life together here in Athens. Tomorrow it will be my turn. I have grown up in this place, have stepped into what I've always dreamed about and wanted and who I've wanted to be; or at least I'm closer. ...
Purely God's Word (07/19/15)
"The pure preaching of God's word. That's what creates the church, and that's what holds the church together," said the Rev. Wayne Schwiesow. This, he asserted, is precisely the key to the longevity of Zion Lutheran Church in Gordonville, the church he has pastored for more than 17 years...
Like a house, a spiritual life may become cluttered (07/12/15)
I really, really do not like garage sales. It seems as if my wife and I have a garage sale every year, and, every year, people actually pay us for what I am on the verge of throwing away, I still do not them. No matter how successful the sale is, I am still convinced that the difference between a garage sale and garbage is a six-foot table...
Noticing the good lifts you up (07/12/15)
Nathen came out of his room in a joyful mood. He had just won at playing a computer game with a friend. The boy is definitely not always in a good mood. He can be very grumpy, and even mean, at times. But when something positive occurs that make him happy, he becomes a different child. He may even compliment you, which is very unusual...
Joe with a mission (07/12/15)
Morning coffee is a way of life for many people, and some churches serve coffee before services. Cape First Church has taken that a step further by purchasing a food truck and converting it into a rolling coffee shop to connect with the community. The truck can be found around Cape in different areas throughout the workweek...
Episcopal Church elects first black presiding bishop (06/28/15)
SALT LAKE CITY -- The Episcopal Church elected its first African-American presiding bishop, choosing Bishop Michael Curry of North Carolina during the denomination's national assembly Saturday. Curry was elected by a landslide in a vote at the Episcopal General Convention, the top legislative body of the church. ...
Living without regret comes through realizing a higher purpose (06/28/15)
There was a single woman, well advanced in years, who made an appointment with her lawyer to change her will. After several changes, she included one unique addition. She told her attorney, "At my funeral, there will be no male pallbearers." He wrote down the request and then paused at the uniqueness of it. He said to her, "I do not mean to pry, but that seems like such a unique request. Can you tell my why you do not want any male pallbearers at your funeral?"...
Kindness tops meanness in life (06/28/15)
Do you need to develop a thicker skin? Should other people be held accountable for hurting your feelings? Have manners and kindness disappeared outside the window? Some people are naturally more sturdy than others in handling harsh words or mistreatment. You may have been told, "You're too sensitive. You have a thin skin. You need to toughen up. Everybody incurs bad treatment."...
'Quality Mission' (06/28/15)
Most churches are known for commitment to their communities. In addition to preaching the Gospel, they may hold vacation Bible schools and organize food pantries. Christ Church of the Heartland in Cape Girardeau shares those values, and the church recently ventured beyond the local community and into remote Lynch, Kentucky, to care for others, spending about a week at Meridzo Center Inc. ...
Gospel explosion (06/21/15)
Dozens of youngsters from toddlers to early teens gathered at the New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church last Sunday afternoon for their annual Youth Gospel Explosion. Choirs from New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church and True Vine Ministries -- plus one from the Greater Macedonia Baptist Church of Wilson, Arkansas -- all participated in the celebration, designed for having children involved in worship and building a sense of community...
An overwhelming desire to be made new (06/21/15)
Lately I have been experiencing a lot of separation and unfulfilled desires, counting the cost of everything. I haven't been generous, I haven't been love, I haven't been a lot of things I want to be. I have been being my own judge, finding myself unworthy and allowing this judgment to keep me from moving forward and doing good again...
Baby steps aren't just for babies (06/14/15)
When you begin a project, does it seem insurmountable? Or do you begin with a burst of enthusiasm that would be impossible to keep up and then, like a sizzling fire, burn out? How often have you possessed huge dreams and scarcely could wait for morning so you could make them come true -- become realities? Perhaps you wanted to lose weight and were dying to begin the new diet you just heard about. You planned to exercise every day and get into better shape, too...
Marriage, though difficult, is a good thing (06/14/15)
This past week my wife and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary. Despite research that identifies marriage is on the decline and those who choose to marry do so at a later age in life than in years past, the wisdom found in Proverbs 18:22, which says, "The man who finds a wife finds a treasure, and received favor from the Lord" rings true...
Suddenly, the light was all gold and catching in the wet (06/07/15)
I wrote to my friend Claire a couple of weeks ago: "Right now, the world seems gray, and I need a sunset." We were riding a train through the Romanian countryside, me and Missy. I was having a hard time accepting God's grace and having grace for myself. It had been forests and tunnels and villages in fields throughout the ride, and we were talking...
Being a wounded healer (06/07/15)
" *... if anyone asks them, 'What are these wounds on your chest?' the answer will be, 'The wounds I received in the house of my friends.'" -- Zechariah 13:6 Late last month, the co-commander of the local Salvation Army, Capt. Ronnie Amick, spoke at the annual meeting and luncheon of the United Way/Southeast Missouri. ...
Exchange community (06/07/15)
The Exchange Community, under the guidance of Pastor Ted Torreson, has taken a different approach to church. Members make a point of telling others, "We hope you never go to church again in your lives." Torreson distilled this to mean, "We don't do church. We are the church."...
Kick off summer with opportunities to grow (05/31/15)
With Memorial Day come and gone, the unofficial start of summer has begun. Though it seems that no one told the weather. Psalm 90:10 and 12 both reminds and challenges us with the brevity of our lives and importance of living well. These verses read,...
Lick your wounds when you need to (05/31/15)
Jimmy came home from school in a very distracted mood. He snapped at everyone around him and then went to his room, slamming his door, hard. Evidently something traumatically disconcerting had happened to him at school. The family tried to find out what the problem was. Jimmy would have no part of efforts to cheer him up...
'Another reality' (05/31/15)
Contemporary Christian singer Adelaide will perform songs from her album "The Bigger Picture" Sunday, June 7, during a launch party at ConnectionPoint Church. The church, at 1506 South Farmington Road, will host the event from 7 to 8:30 p.m. This is the 30-year-old singer's first album, which will be available for purchase through amazon.com, as well as i-Tunes and other digital platforms...

Church directory
Bethany Baptist Church (Southern Baptist)
1712 Randol, Cape Girardeau
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 Road, Cape Girardeau
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
Sunday School 9:30am
Sunday Worship 11:00am
Cape Bible Chapel (Non-Denominational)
2911 Kage Rd. , Cape Girardeau
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
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
Website: http://www.capecountycowboychurch.com
Sunday Service 9:30am
Thursday Service 7:00pm
Cape Girardeau Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
200 Broadway, Cape Girardeau
Website: http://www.CGUUF.org
Sundays 10:00am
Centerary Church (United Methodist)
300 North Ellis, Cape Girardeau
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
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
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
Website: http://www.jacksoncrossroads.com
Sunday Worship Service: 8:30am & 10am
Childcare and Children programs available at all Service Times
Eisleben Lutheran Church
432 Lutheran Lane, Scott City, Missouri
Saturday Bible Study 5:15pm
Saturday Worship 6:00pm
Sunday School 8:45am
Sunday Morning Worship 10:00am
Emerald Street Church of God (Church of God - Anderson)
500 Emerald Street, Cape Girardeau
Sunday School - 9:30 A.M.
Morning Worship - 10:30 A.M.
Sunday Evening Worship - 6:00 P.M.
Wednesday Night Bible Study - 6:00 P.M.
Evangelical UCC (United Church of Christ)
33 S. Ellis, Cape Girardeau
Website: http://www.evangelicaluccofcape.org/
Sunday School 9:30am
Sunday Worship 10:35am
Fellowship Baptist Church (Southern Baptist)
430 Koch St., Cape Girardeau
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
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
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
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
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
Website: http://netministries.org/frames.asp?url=...
Sunday School 9:00am
Morning Worship 10:00am

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
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
Website: http://www.firstpccape.org
Sunday Worship 10:00am
First Presbyterian Church
206 E. Washington, Jackson
Sunday School 8:45am
Sunday Worship 10:00am
Fountain of Life Tabernacle ()
2484 Old Toll Rd, Jackson, MO
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
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
Website: http://goodshepherdcape.ctsmemberconnect...
Sunday Worship 8:00am & 10:30am
Sunday School/Bible Class 9:15am
Grace United Methodist Church
521 Caruthers Avenue, Cape Girardeau
Website: http://www.capegrace.org
Sunday School 10:10am
Heritage Traditional 9:00am
Sunday Contemporary 11:00am
Hanover Lutheran Church
2949 Perryville Road, Cape Girardeau
Website: http://www.hanoverlutheran.com
Sunday Services at 7:45 and 10:00am
Hobbs Chapel United Methodist
3024 State hwy 177, Cape Girardeau
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
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
Website: http://www.showme.net/churches/immanuel
Sunday Worship 8:45am
Sunday School 10:00am
LaCroix Church (United Methodist)
162 E. Missouri St, Benton
Website: http://www.lacroixchurch.org
Sunday Worship: 9:15am and 11am
LaCroix Church (United Methodist)
3102 Lexington Ave., Cape Girardeau
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
Sunday School 9:30am
Sunday Worship 10:30am
Lighthouse Bible Baptist Church
2826 Independence St., Cape Girardeau
Website: http://www.lighthousecapegirardeau.org
Sunday School 10am
Sunday Worship 11am & 6pm
Wednesday Worship 7pm

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Lynwood Baptist Church (Southern Baptist)
2935 Lynwood Hills Drive, Cape Girardeau
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
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
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
Website: http://www.oldstvincents.org
Sunday 10:00am

Open for tours April thru October, Saturdays 12-4pm
For more information call 573-335-1631
Red Star Baptist Church (Southern Baptist)
1301 N. Main St. , Cape Girardeau
Website: http://www.redstarbaptist.org
Contemporary Service / Bible Study: Saturday - 6:30 P.M.
Traditional Service: - Sunday - 8:30 A.M.
Sunday School: Sunday - 9:40 A.M.
Blended Service: Sunday - 10:40 A.M.
Scriptural Evangelical Lutheran (ELS/WELS)
3587 County Road 635, Cape Girardeau
Sunday School/Bible Class 9:00am
Sunday Worship 10:00am
Shawnee Hills Baptist Church (Southern Baptist)
1204 Brandom, Jackson
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
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
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
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
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
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
Sunday Worship 8:00am
Sunday School & Bible Class 9:00am
St. Paul Lutheran Church
223 W. Adams, Jackson
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
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
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
Sunday Worship 7:45am & 10:00am
Sunday School & Bible Class 9:00am
Wesley United Methodist Church
142 Carnation Lane , Fruitland
Website: http://www.wesleyumcfruitland.com
Sunday School 9:15am
Church 10:30am
Zion Lutheran
176 County Road 226, Gordonville
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
Website: http://www.umcgordonvillezion.org
Sunday Worship 8:00am & 10:30am
Small Groups 9:15am