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Friday, Sep. 4, 2015

Religion

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...
Cowboy Culture: Oak Ridge church mission leads to offshoots (05/24/15)
The Cape County Cowboy Church started, fittingly, in a livestock barn. The barn, in Fruitland, seated 275 people. Since that humble beginning in January 2004, church attendance has exploded, so much so that by 2009, church leaders decided to build a sanctuary in Oak Ridge, just off Interstate 55 about 20 miles north of Cape Girardeau...
When God lets the people be God to him (05/24/15)
The problem with loving someone is that when they leave, it hurts. In the past few weeks since Father Bill died, I have been experiencing loss in a way I never have before. I never realized how much it means to have someone know everything about you and still love you. I never realized how much the rhythm of my life was marked by Father Bill and our talks, sharing news, joys and questions, exchanging wisdom, revealing God, just in talking...
What does it mean to be 'overly religious'? (05/24/15)
"I think religion is OK so long as someone does not become overly religious." -- Gary, a long-ago colleague I read the words of Dr. K.P.S. Kamath in last Monday's Southeast Missourian and was reminded of a one-time co-worker's comment to me, which appears as the epigram above. It's a strong memory. Drilling down, Gary was asked to elaborate on what it means to be "overly religious."...
Behind the Niqab (05/24/15)
CAIRO -- Across the Middle East and elsewhere, some conservative Muslim women only look out at the world around them from behind the niqab. For most, the niqab is a choice. They do so out of their own interpretation of the Quran and the hadith, a collection of traditions and anecdotes about the Prophet Muhammad, believing that a woman's body should be covered out of modesty...
Legendary gospel (05/17/15)
Next Sunday, May 24, legendary gospel singer Ronny Hinson will be at Trinity Assembly of God in Olive Branch, Illinois, at 11 a.m. for a free concert. Pastor Stephen Clardy and his wife, Carrie, have great expectations for the ministry Hinson will bring to their church...
Ridding yourself of the past to live in the present (05/17/15)
Louise was living in grand style. She was happily married and had grandchildren and other family and friends who loved her. She had enough money, a nice home and plenty with which to occupy herself. Yet, she seemed to be carrying a heavy weight. She couldn't feel free to enjoy her life fully...
Gracious resolve, even under penalty of death (05/17/15)
One of my favorite Biblical stories of a real time, place and people is the story of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. Together, these three stood against the world's first major super power, King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon. Their firm but gracious resolve took one step to changing the course of a nation...
An unseen umpire whose judgment is firm, fair and final (05/10/15)
"May the Lord be our judge and decide between us. May he consider my cause and uphold it." (I Samuel 24:15) These old words, written as a plea concerning events that transpired more than 3,000 years ago in ancient Israel, got me thinking about how all of us -- in certain times and places -- want a decisive arbiter, someone to make firm, final decisions. ...
God is in and through everyone and everything (05/10/15)
There is a scene in one of my favorite movies, "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium," in which Mr. Magorium, who is 243 years old, is about to leave the earth because he bought enough of a certain favorite kind of shoes to last a lifetime and is wearing thin his last pair. Molly Mahoney, one of his dearest friends, begs him not to leave...
Commemorating a century at Centenary (05/03/15)
Occupied for the first time on April 4, 1915, Easter Sunday, the Centenary United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau recently celebrated its centennial. It replaced a building that burned to the ground a year earlier. The current building was remodeled in 1975, but it has stood for a century...
Appreciate your regrets, and learn from them (05/03/15)
Lily wished she had been received into the master's degree program at her local college. She had worked really hard on her undergraduate psychology degree, and she had always wanted to become a psychological counselor, however, due to her lower-than-desired score on one of the entrance exams, she was denied entrance at that time...
Even in times of panic, God is in control of the situation (05/03/15)
A friend of mine and I were on a two-hour drive from our town to another. As we drove we were talking about life, ministry, sports, just all sorts of things. As I pulled onto the interstate entrance ramp at a place where at least 20 miles or more separated the exits, I looked at the dash and saw not only that the low-fuel light had come on but also saw they light that says, "You're almost out of gas and there are no gas stations around you."...
Applying TV's Nielsen ratings to church worship (04/26/15)
My surname is Long, but I have been invited, along with my wife and children, to become part of the Nielsen family. Yes, that Nielsen family -- the TV ratings company. Nielsen helps decide the viewing content of television in America. It's a little odd that the Longs were chosen. ...
This is Rome, and this is home (04/26/15)
Maybe it was foolish to go alone for a week to a country where the only words of the Italian language I knew were "ciao," from watching too many bad chick flicks when I was younger, and all-important English cognates like "pizza." Maybe it was naive of me to think everyone in Italy would speak English and all would go smoothly...
Prayer breakfast promises laughter and fellowship (04/26/15)
Ask what comes to mind when someone mentions prayer and the Bible, and most will not mention jokes and laughter, but Kim and Tracy of K&T Ministries aim to change that when they appear as featured guests at the upcoming Power of Praying Women Prayer Breakfast...
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...

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 Road, 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
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.firstpccape.org
Sunday Worship 10:00am
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 11:00am
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 October, Saturdays 12-4pm
For more information call 573-335-1631
Red Star Baptist Church (Southern Baptist)
1301 N. Main St. , Cape Girardeau
573-335-3381
Website: http://www.redstarbaptist.org
Bible Study: Saturday - 6:30 P.M.
New 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
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