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Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014


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?...
Seeking contentment that quenches (10/19/14)
Signs of a coming winter are everywhere. Black woolly bugs are venturing across the driveway the way Moses and the Hebrew slaves crossed the Red Sea. My car is crushing acorns under its tires as if they were a gravel road. And perhaps most concerning, my appetite is up and activity level is low. Winter is coming. You can feel it...
Keep on asking and God will respond (10/19/14)
It was in an unlikely place that I renewed my faith. I thoroughly enjoy murder mysteries. That sounds rather morbid, I know, but it's the intricacies involved in solving them that captures my interest. The one I watched on television a couple evenings ago certainly touched my spirit...
Exhibit reflects pioneers of East Perry County (10/19/14)
ALTENBURG, Mo -- The difficulty of settling East Perry County in the 1840s and the determination required of Lutheran immigrants from Saxony, Germany, to survive are revived in an exhibit on display through Nov. 7 at the Lutheran Heritage Center and Museum in Altenburg...
Aaron Shust tour coming to Cape Bible Chapel (10/12/14)
The Aaron Shust Morning Rises tour, which has traveled to nationwide, on Friday will come to Cape Bible Chapel in Cape Girardeau. The Dove award-winning Christian singer and songwriter will be joined by Dove-nominated Mikeschair, Australian sensation Nathan Tasker and newcomer Lauren Daigle. Sponsored by Compassion International, the fall leg of the tour is in promotion the "Morning Rises" album...
My strength and my shield (10/12/14)
I have spent a lot of mental energy throughout my life trying to protect myself, to figure out what will be accepted by people and then fulfilling that. I put up walls of "coolness" -- overrated, for sure -- that keep me, yes, from being rejected, but also from fully experiencing life and contributing all I am to others...
Power of a symbol is in its simplicity (10/12/14)
Whoever it was who came up with the idea of using pink to highlight breast cancer awareness, whatever marketing genius developed that idea, deserves a big bonus every year. During October, we see pink everywhere. Drive past my place of business, Chateau Girardeau, and you'll see decorative pink as you drive along Independence Street all along the frontage to our property. I'm even sporting a polo shirt with a pink emblem. I assure you that pink would not be on my clothing for any other reason...
Baptist Student Center marks 75 years (10/05/14)
Baptist student Center marks 75 years on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University
Criticism should lead to examination (10/05/14)
Some of the hardest lessons come from criticism, which may be precisely what is needed to get to the next level in your life. Bruce (not his real name) had a brilliant future. He excelled in computer technologies well beyond his years. Before graduating high school he was offered several full scholarships to universities of science and technologies. Everything about his future looked bright...
As is the ocean, life is made up of ebbs and flows (10/05/14)
Life spurs numerous emotions, and they help determine your degree of happiness. Do you feel like a failure? Failure means different things to different people. Everybody has to figure out what success and failure mean to them. To some, success consists of a loving family, food on the table and a comfortable amount of money...
God saved relationship with wife, children, Andy Benes says (09/29/14)
Until he placed his trust in God, former professional baseball pitcher Andy Benes said he wasn't a good father or husband, but it took him a while to realize it. Benes was the first pick in the 1988 Major League Baseball draft and won an Olympic gold medal the same year. ...
'The walking Bible:' Scripture-memorizing minister to speak in Cape (09/28/14)
The Rev. Jim McNiel has done many things, including a notable turn as a Gospel singer, but he didn't find his purpose until he began memorizing the New Testament and delivering it in character as the Biblical writers. Known among Southern Baptists as "The Walking Bible," McNiel will be the featured speaker during a revival Oct. 11 through 14 at Bethany Baptist Church at 1712 Randol Ave. in Cape Girardeau...
A free gift of self to be set free (09/28/14)
The other day, outside a grocery store, I met a woman named Katerine who was asking people for money. As I sat on the curb waiting for my friend, Katerine turned around and said something to me in Greek. I apologized for not speaking the language, and she nodded her head and turned back around. For the next few minutes I struggled between wanting to talk with her and my fear, until I saw another woman hand Katerine some money. This woman's example of sharing gave me the courage to do the same...
The words of a great American theologian (09/28/14)
God, give me grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, Courage to change the things which should be changed, and the Wisdom to distinguish the one from the other. Living one day at a time,...
The secret to living longer (09/21/14)
What would you say if I told you that I have found the secret to a prolonged life? Many have searched for this secret. Few have found it. Some have thought they found it only to realize too late that they didn't. The secret is out. The Bible does not hide it...
Getting past the plague of loneliness (09/21/14)
One of the most prevalent causes of unhappiness and feelings of rejection is loneliness. It plagues most people, at least partially, from infancy all the way through your adulthood into old age. Even wildlife fall prey to the condition "I never get lonely," you may say. Perhaps there are a few who can avoid the malady, since some are loners by nature; however, even they have ways of coping. Most of you will experience loneliness at one time or another...
Life is a journey: Writer shares outlook in newly published book (09/21/14)
Ellen Shuck has an extensive background in helping people with their problems, and she wanted to put as much of that experience as possible between the covers of her new book, "Wisdom for the Journey." "Life is a journey, the longest we will ever make," Shuck said. "True happiness isn't what goes on outside you. It lies within yourself."...
Noticing God on a bus, and all around (09/14/14)
I have officially moved to a suburb of Athens, Greece, where I'll be living and teaching during the next year. What I've been struck by most since I've been here is God's presence with me, his care and provision and how others are Christ to me. Moving to a completely new environment has opened me up to noticing the sweet ways God tells me moment by moment that he loves me, has allowed me to realize and live my dependence on him...
New is exciting, untainted and tempting (09/14/14)
Stay together -- or split up? A professor at a Texas seminary tells of the time he and his wife were on the verge of divorce. Their estrangement was deep and wide. The only thing they had left of their decades-long marriage was their mutual respect for their wedding vows. They held onto those words of lifelong commitment; it was the sole remaining connection left between them...
Seminar aims to help guide child's faith journey (09/14/14)
Lynwood Baptist Church will host its third Parent Summit from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 27. The summit, based on the Milestone Strategy, gives parents tools to help them guide their children through a faith journey from pre-school through adulthood. "There are seven milestones in the strategy, and each one focuses on a different age..." Kevin Coffee, discipleship pastor a Lynwood Baptist Church, said in an interview with the Southeast Missourian...
Columnist Limbaugh releases Christian book (09/09/14)
David Limbaugh's new book, "Jesus on Trial: A Lawyer Affirms the Truth of the Gospel," is a departure from his more political work. "The nature of the subject matter is so positive, as opposed to politics, which are necessarily negative," Limbaugh said in an interview Friday, in advance of the book's release Monday. "This book is about Christianity. I'm looking forward to a change of pace, a change of perspective, a change of focus. I think the whole thing will be more fun and gratifying."...
Unlikely author pens book about hope and faith (09/07/14)
You probably won't find a more unlikely writer of a novel about good versus evil, hope and enlightenment than Louis Anthony Agnello Jr. Agnello, the author of "The Devil's Glove" will be in Cape Girdeau Friday, when he'll do a book signing at Barnes and Noble Booksellers in West Park Mall from 5 to 8 p.m...
Asking the question: Who are you, really? (09/07/14)
The high school teenager giggles in an abnormal, fake-sounding way. The woman puts on airs when she's with those she feels are above her. The man buys lunch for everybody. He must appear to be affluent and successful. The lawyer feels he must purchase a house-too large for his family -- as a status symbol. His wife goes along with his whim. She doesn't understand why he wants to buy a house too big for the small family...
A new song is a new direction (09/07/14)
September is a great time of year to begin something new. Psalm 40:3 says, "He has given me a new song to sing, a hymn of praise to our God." Something new is fresh. A new shirt can make you feel fresh and sharp the first time you wear it. Building a new habit creates good feelings and a sense of alertness. New is very good...
Asking the question: Who are you, really? (09/07/14)
The high school teenager giggles in an abnormal, fake-sounding way. The woman puts on airs when she's with those she feels are above her. The man buys lunch for everybody. He must appear to be affluent and successful. The lawyer feels he must purchase a house-too large for his family -- as a status symbol. His wife goes along with his whim. She doesn't understand why he wants to buy a house too big for the small family...
A new song is a new direction (09/07/14)
September is a great time of year to begin something new. Psalm 40:3 says, "He has given me a new song to sing, a hymn of praise to our God." Something new is fresh. A new shirt can make you feel fresh and sharp the first time you wear it. Building a new habit creates good feelings and a sense of alertness. New is very good...
Ministry of dessert: Serving frozen yogurt topped with values (08/31/14)
Noting the popularity of frozen yogurt, it was easy for former schoolteachers Lori Laramore of Cape Girardeau and Allyson Leckie and Angela Schlitt of Jackson to get their heads together about opening a shop. They decided after a great deal of deliberation to call it Simply Swirled...
Caught up in beauty and goodness (08/31/14)
I recently saw the movie "The Giver," and I was blown away. I read the book when I was in elementary school, and hadn't remembered much about it, except that it was really good. The movie version didn't disappoint, either; it is one of those rare movies that makes me grateful to be human and reawakens me to all of the beauty in this world. The movie has soul, and it touched mine...
Support for 2014 movie 'God Is Not Dead' (08/31/14)
Classes have resumed at Southeast Missouri State University. I have met the 28 students in my Old Testament Literature class in Dempster Hall, and we already have had two sessions together. On the first day of class, I did not require the students to sign a statement denying the existence of God...
People perhaps need to adapt to life as pets do (08/24/14)
What do you do when you're overrun with responsibilities, all coming at the same time? I had lots to do yesterday. It was a Sunday. Our family had gone to church, then I prepared food. I seemed to be going in circles. Our daughter was working on her rental house, so I prepared food for her also. A part for a dishwasher had to be found. Our phone lines buzzed trying to find a repair person. Then my husband and I went to the funeral home to visit the family of a friend...
Safety and sanctuary (08/24/14)
New rector continues church's tradition of outreach
Moving toward where you want to be (08/24/14)
Without oxen a stable stays clean, but you need a strong ox for a large harvest. -- Proverbs 14:4 Proverbs are short, pithy sayings that have many levels of meaning. In them, God reveals how to live well. Many are phrased in reflections on every day life. I can just imagine the conversation around Proverbs 14:4:...
The danger of a world without common ground (08/17/14)
Me: You sound as if you know a lot about the Civil War. Friend: No, not the Civil War. It's called the "War of Northern Aggression." Full disclosure first: My place of origin is Pennsylvania; I'm a Yankee. The friend to whom I refer is from Georgia. We don't call the war by the same name because our ancestors didn't. It is just one of many differing perspectives on this four-year tragedy in our national life and history...
To have a simple heart (08/17/14)
Many times in life, I make things more complicated than they are. I have this wonderful ability to analyze and think deeply, a natural capacity cultivated by being an English major at a liberal arts college. I am grateful for this ability to think critically and deeply, and treasure it as one of my greatest gifts, because it nurtures my ability to understand myself and express my understanding -- or lack thereof -- in words...
Research helps churches welcome guests (08/17/14)
A research tool of Faith Perceptions is its Mystery Guest Program. A church will have a number of anonymous "unchurched" people attend worship services and then complete a detailed survey.
Annual Global Leadership Summit starts today (08/14/14)
The annual Global Leadership Summit will kick off its two-day event Thursday at La Croix Church in Cape Girardeau, which is among host sites in 300 cities broadcasting the event. "We are the largest [host site] in Missouri," Susan Leming, connections and small groups director at La Croix Church, said in an email...
Prayer service leaders: 'We have a plan' (08/14/14)
Pastor Byron Bonner wiped his brow and from his heavy, dog-eared Bible proclaimed a passage from Matthew to the congregants of True Vine Ministries on Wednesday night. The Great Commission, Matthew 28: 16-20, tells of Jesus' disciples being tasked with going out into the world and making disciples of all nations...
Bishop to visit area as part of 2,000-mile trip (08/10/14)
Bishop to visit area as part of 2,000-mile trip to introduce a five-year plan addressing aspects of ministry and ways to grow in faith.
How connected do we feel? (08/10/14)
Deep, meaningful, authentic friendships are something that most people are looking for. Most of us long for those friendships in which the conversation can stop and be picked up years later, right where it was left. God has demonstrated that level of friendships again and again centered on the gospel and built up in the church...
Look for a deeper reason behind your struggles (08/10/14)
Talk about an incident that brought tears to my eyes! I recently witnessed a story that was so sad, yet so beautiful, I couldn't fathom the depth of it. I was inspired beyond comprehension at what human beings can tolerate and still feel compassion for others in the same predicament...
Church's bond to community goes back 90 years (08/03/14)
The First Church of God at 500 Emerald St. has historically been closely tied to the community east of the Show Me Center, and the Rev. Robert Hendrix wants to re-establish that identity now that the church has celebrated its 90th anniversary. Cape Girardeau Mayor Harry Rediger attended that July 19 observance to commend the membership for its "commitment and endurance" as numerous former members returned to increase attendance to 93, Hendrix said...
Feeling the pain of those mired in violence (08/03/14)
It seems to me that our world is becoming increasingly more violent. I'm not sure if this is actually true, or if the world has always been this way and we are just more aware of it now because of global connectedness and the media's focus on it. Either way, there is a lot of un-love in this world, a lot of pain and hard-heartedness and holes in people crying out to be healed and made whole and just wanting to feel OK, trying to fill their emptiness in all the wrong ways. ...
Talk radio trivia, Flintstones and the Good Book (08/03/14)
[Genesis is a product of] ... "Bronze Age desert tribesmen." -- Richard Dawkins, author, "The Greatest Show on Earth," 2009. On my way home from work, as I -- as do so many others -- try to unwind, I frequently turn on the sports radio station in my car. It's relaxing for me to hear men who make their living talking about the achievement of athletes become so passionate about truly unimportant matters...
Wally Schulz, ex-"Lutheran Hour" speaker, visits area (07/27/14)
A former longtime missionary to repressive nations, who also made a name for himself on the St. Louis-based radio series "The International Lutheran Hour," will preach Aug. 3 in Chaffee and near Gordonville. The Rev. Dr. Wallace "Wally" Schulz said his sermons at 8 a.m. ...
Climbing out of the pit of busyness (07/27/14)
You need a break. You do not need to travel somewhere exotic and expensive, you just need to vacate your normal everyday routine to re-energize, refuel and refocus. God uses a similar but even grander phrase to capture this much-needed rest. He calls it Sabbath...
Living life as if you're on vacation every day (07/27/14)
"I am going to take a job so the family can afford more vacations," Fred said. Fred was a stay-at-home dad who was well suited for the undertaking. He absolutely loved staying home, keeping house, taking care of family business and all the other jobs that good mothers and wives usually do. He was a great dad, always shuttling the kids around and keeping up with different activities...
Helping to cope with society's ills (07/20/14)
Dealing with the stresses of life takes all the resources that many Americans can muster, and for area Jehovah's Witnesses it entailed attending a late June convention at the St. Charles Family Arena northwest of St. Louis. Members of congregations in Cape Girardeau, Malden, Dexter, Jackson, Kennett and other communities were among the 9,000 people who took part, reported Tom Kelsey, an elder of the Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall at 1150 S. Silver Springs Road...
Soulfulness meets a need for God (07/20/14)
A few weeks ago I had the privilege of participating in a spirituality group for men who don't have homes, and many of whom previously struggled with addiction. The evidence that God has transformed these men was so apparent in the joy on their faces, the way they treated each other with utmost respect and how they shared their stories with such vulnerability, shamelessness and gratitude. ...
Allspark, or the kingdom of God within you (07/20/14)
"And let us make humankind in our image, after our likeness ..." (Genesis 1:26) If you read this entire column, you will note that a group of people in Southeast Missouri did an amazing thing for a terminally ill man and his family. When I heard what they did, my mind went to the epigram that begins this screed...
Handing down a legacy of your making (07/13/14)
What legacy will you leave? Do you ever think of the legacy you will leave upon your death? Few do until their time on earth is done, but everyone leaves a legacy, an inheritance. "But I don't have anything to leave anyone," you may say. Do you think of a legacy or inheritance as material goods, only? I seldom thought about a legacy until recently. ...
The enemy of great is the good (07/13/14)
The story of Joseph found in the book of Genesis is the story of a man, the 11th of 12 sons, his father's favorite, who is sold by his brothers into slavery. As a slave he is falsely imprisoned only to be elevated by a set of divine circumstances to the position of second in command under Egypt's Pharaoh...
Author to discuss new book on Elizabeth Seton (07/13/14)
An author and her new book will be appearing on Wednesday in Perryville, Missouri.
Tough guy St. Paul: '... live at peace with everyone' (07/06/14)
"I wasn't bad but the bad boys didn't mess with me." -- Cecil Long I hope the reader will indulge my continued use of epigrams to begin this column. On this particular occasion, my thoughts turn to something my late father used to say about his toughness as a kid...
Parishoners step beyond church walls to serve the community (07/06/14)
It's not often that one receives a service or a meal or an item free of charge, but that's what happened last weekend when about a hundred people took part in the three-day free-of-charge event sponsored by Mount Auburn Christian Church. The goal was to have parishoners step outside the church walls and serve the Cape Girardeau community...
Temptation: A place to meet God (07/06/14)
The other week at a conference I attended, one of the speakers said something that has been transforming my life. He said that every desire we have masks a deeper hunger, a hunger that is for God and that can only be fulfilled by him. Desires as simple as hunger pains, to desires for the latest clothes or technology, to desires that run as deep within us as sexual desires, beneath them all is our one true desire: God. He is for whom we are created...
Notre Dame students get lessons on civil rights during Montgomery mission trip (07/03/14)
Notre Dame Regional High School's mission trip to Montgomery, Alabama, held an added bonus for the 15 participants -- a chance to meet the Rev. Bernice King, youngest daughter of Coretta Scott King and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. During the June 16-through-21 trip, the group of seven students and eight adults worked with Resurrection Catholic Missions in Montgomery to do outreach work for the parish's grade school, cleaning apartments for elderly residents in the community, doing some painting and delivering Meals on Wheels, among other tasks.. ...
'How did I get here so quickly?' (06/29/14)
The Fourth of July is always a special time of the year. The barbeques, fireworks and all those things that remind us of the greatness that has been accomplished in the American experiment are honored on July the 4. This year is particularly special; it is my birthday. Not just a birthday; my 40th birthday...
Dinner, with a side-order of community (06/29/14)
Fellowship is something a church community strives to achieve. It's defined as having a friendly relationship and sense of companionship among a group of people, and, in this particular instance, a parish. It's a sense of community that church members Deb Brewer and Doug Sikes hope for by hosting monthly community dinners within their respective parishes...

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 Raod, 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
Saturday Worship - 5:00pm
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
Sunday Sacraments 8:00am
Sunday Traditional 8:45am
Sunday School 10:00am
Sunday Contemporary 11:00am
Christ Church of the Heartland (Non-Denominational)
720 Bertling, Cape Girardeau
Website: http://www.ccoth.org
Sunday Worship 10:00am
Wednesday Worship 7:00pm
Sunday and Wednesday - Children Ministry
Wednesday - Youth Ministry
Nursery Available
Christ Episcopal Church
101 N. Fountain, Cape Girardeau
Website: http://www.reddoorchurchcape.org
Sunday Holy Communion 8am & 10:15 am
Wednesday, Evening Prayer 5:15pm
Child Care 9:00am-11:30am
Connection Point Church (General Baptist)
1506 S Farmington Road , Jackson
Website: http://www.yourconnectionpoint.com
Saturday - Contemporary Worship 6:00pm
Sunday Traditional Worship 8:30am
Sunday Contemporary Worship 10:45am
Kids Super Church and Nursery available during all worship services

OASIS (Senior Adult Group) Wednesday 11:00am
FUSION Youth Group Wednesday 6:30pm
WOW Kids & 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
Thursday Service: 6:30pm
Childcare and Children programs available at all Service Times
East Cape Baptist Church (Southern Baptist)
60 Brookwood Drive, East Cape Girardeau
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
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
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.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
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 St., Cape Girardeau
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
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)
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

Transportation Available
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 Service - every Tuesday at 10am, open to the public
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 & 6pm
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 September, Saturdays 12-4pm
For more information call 573-335-1631
Pinnacle of Faith Life Changing Ministers (Non-Denominational)
1625 N. Kingshighway, Cape Girardeau
Sunday Service at 10am at the Osage Center Room D
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
Westminster Presbyterian Church
Cape Rock Rd. & Perryville Rd., Cape Girardeau
Website: http://www.capewpc.org
Sunday Worship 10:45am
Sunday School 9:30am
Nursery Provided for all activities
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