Religion

The word Advent, what does it mean?

The following article was written by Anthony Esolen, for Word & Song. I suppose everybody’s noticed that Christmas sales are advertised on television long before Thanksgiving, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen an “Advent Sale” or anything remotely resembling an encouragement to prepare the way of the Lord, make straight His paths. What would an Advent Sale be like? […]

From the Pastor’s Desk

My four year old has been begging to put up and decorate the Christmas tree for days now. If I’m honest, it’s probably time to do just that. Thanksgiving has come and gone, the calendar for December is beginning to fill up and the snow has had us ready for Christmas for weeks already. But I’m finding myself meeting her […]

Power of thanksgiving


David had a thanksgiving lifestyle and was grateful to God for everything he did for him. The Bible told us in Psalms 119:164, that David praised God seven times a day for his righteous judgments. Because of David’s thanksgiving lifestyle, God said to him, “I will beat down his foes before his face, And plague those who hate him.” Whenever […]

From the Pastor’s Desk

Is healing from mental illness possible? There is something about mental illness in the headlines every day. For millions of families though, it is not a headline. Their child, spouse or grandchild lives with it, and life is not easy. They have regular counseling and daily medications with occasional visits to the hospital. And that is not even covering financial […]

“Parables of Jesus” community drama comes to Drayton

Shows to start Sunday, Nov. 20

Organizers of the “Parables of Jesus” said it is a live drama that shares the gospel in a unique way. It is presented by Reality Outreach Ministries who brought “Heaven’s Gates and Hell’s Flames” to Drayton in 2019. Brandon and Lindsey Culver are part of the U.S. Ministry Team of Reality Outreach Ministries, based in Ontario, Canada, and will be […]

From the Pastor’s Desk

Genesis 2:7 God formed humankind out of dirt from the ground and blew into their nostrils the breath of life. They came alive – a living soul! Romans 8:26 Likewise the spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words. Do […]

Christianity on brink of extinction in Iraq

Sectarian violence threatens survival

The following article appeared recently in the Christian Post and was written by Michael Gryboski. Speaking at a G20 event centered on religion’s role in helping solve global problems, an Iraqi archbishop warns that Christianity in his country is “on the very edge of extinction.” The Most Rev. Bashar Warda, the Chaldean Catholic Archbishop of Erbil, spoke last week at […]

From the Pastor’s Desk

The two types of humans who are absolutely dependent on one another for help are the unborn and the souls in purgatory. During the month of November, the Catholic Church focuses on the souls in purgatory. These holy souls are our brothers and sisters in true spiritual need. They are saved and will eventually go to heaven, but must be […]


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