- Fatal-shooting victim ID'd; uncle said he tried to break up fight (9/29/16)29
- Driver charged with manslaughter in crash that killed 2 (9/27/16)
- Sister: Shooting victim died a hero (9/30/16)5
- Perryville couple arrested on felony drug charges after sting operation (9/29/16)
- Perryville High principal on leave; no reason given (9/28/16)9
- Video and evidence largely confirm trooper's claims in April traffic stop shooting (9/23/16)9
- Perryville man arrested for alleged patronizing prostitution, harassment (9/23/16)6
- Animal-rescue group receives grant from rock star for spay, neuter assistance (9/28/16)1
- Cape man may lose eye after shovel beating, police say (9/25/16)2
- Monia pleads guilty to 9 counts of financial exploitation of elderly; dealings with murderer Joseph clarified (9/28/16)11
Church looks to next 100 years
To the editor:
On Oct. 16, our congregation, Trinity Lutheran Church at Egypt Mills, celebrated the 125th anniversary of the church building. It was wonderful to have so many people gather for worship at a single service and celebrate a building that has served the Lord and the community for more than a century.
In the years since the church's cornerstone was laid in 1880, the church building has weathered storms, both literal and figurative. Additions to the church have been made and some remodeling completed. Through its rough and smooth times, one thing has remained the same: The church welcomes anyone who wishes to sit in its pews and hear the Gospel.
A church building is simply a meeting place for the congregation as it prepares for and acts upon the Great Commission. With prayer and careful thought from its congregants, perhaps the Lord will permit this aged building to continue welcoming attendants for another 50 or 100 years.
STEVE BENDER, Cape Girardeau