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Petersburg Observer August 30, 2017

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It seems we all survived the 2017 eclipse. I talked with some people who thought it was the most terrific thing they had ever witnessed. Some thought it was the turning point in their lives. Other believed it was the convergence of two terrific powers that would change them for the better or possibly for the worse. I believe as the moon orbited Earth, it moved between the sun and Earth. This caused the moon to block the light of the sun from reaching Earth. We call this an eclipse of the sun, or solar eclipse. During such a solar eclipse, the moon will cast a shadow onto Earth causing darkness. Many people have believed that events such as comets and eclipses bear warning of calamity or bad luck. The prophet Amos used the example of an eclipse to prophesy or predict trouble for the people of Israel. You can read about it in the bible book of Amos. No matter what the future holds we need only believe in God, his word and the promises he gives to care for his people. We believe in his promises and his word at Tallula Christian Church. We are first and foremost a church that worships the Lord, but also a church for the community. Each Friday we host a fellowship meeting for men of the area. It begins at 8am and goes until???There is always coffee and usually donuts, coffee cake or even cinnamon rolls or biscuits and gravy. Come join us and help solve the world???s problems, at least for a day. We have set the date and you will want to save it. It is November 18 and it???s the day of our annual Soup???er-Chili Supper. It???s always good food, so watch for additional news for this important day. Another fun and worshipful day is December 3. That???s the day of our ???Hanging of the Greens service.??? We decorate the church for Christmas and get ready to celebrate the Advent season working our way to celebrate the birth of Christ. Each Sunday we worship the Lord beginning at 9:30 with Sunday School and follow with worship service at 10:30. Come join us for a visit and stay to be family. We are easy to find just three beautiful blocks north of historic downtown Tallula at 311 North Yates. Come and worship with us, I???m sure you???ll be glad you did or my name isn???t Dave Poeschel, Pastor and as I always say, ???We???ll leave the light on for you, the light of Christ.???

Petersburg Observer August 23, 2017

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How did you like the State Fair or did you even go? The weather was cooperative, no giant thunderstorms, heatwaves or hurricanes. Well this is Illinois, anything could happen. Our states first fair was held in October of 1853. The first four days it rained and turned the whole affair to a bog of mud. This weather business is not a phenomenon, it???s a tradition. The fair was then held in a number of different cities until 1894 when it adopted Springfield and it???s current and permanent location. I hope you had a chance to make it out there. From the beginning the fair has always had an agricultural theme and that continues today. My good friend Olivia has entered livestock for several years and this year she won two State Fair championships with goats she raised. Congratulations Olivia and good job. Speaking of good jobs, school started this week, so be on the lookout for kids, busses and teachers. In that regard we will begin our new season of Sunday School on September 10 at 9:30 am. Get the kids ready to come to the Tallula Christian Church for church school fun, games and even a lesson. Everyone is welcome, no matter what age. Even the adults can join us for coffee and a class. Each Friday the men of the community meet at the church to drink coffee and talk about the things that concern them. They meet at 8 am and are there until all the world???s problems are solved. It???s good time, good coffee and good eats. Last week a wonderful person brought over biscuits and gravy. They have also had donuts, coffee cake and cinnamon rolls. If you don???t go, you are missing out. Of course, we have worship service each Sunday beginning at 10:30 am, immediately after Sunday School. Everyone is welcome, come as you are, we are easy to find just three summertime blocks north of beautiful fair-like and historic downtown Tallula at 311 North Yates. I???m sure you???ll be glad you did or my name isn???t Dave Poeschel, Pastor and as I always say, ???We???ll leave the light on for you, the light of Christ.???

Petersburg Observer August 8, 2017

Posted by tallulachristianchurch on October 3, 2017 at 8:35 PM Comments comments (0)
The way it should be, We keep your promise, The way it should be, Membership has it???s privileges, You???re in good hands and Be all you can be. These are just a few of the slogans I heard or saw today and each one of them tells us how special their product is. These slogans are heard over and over until we begin to think of the product each time we hear it. So do you think that God should have a slogan? What would it be? Actually, every slogan should bring God to mind, everything should make us think of the Lord. God created all things and sustains it all. Whatever we do, wherever we are, everything we have and every breathe we take should bring God to mind and a praise to our lips. It???s that time of year again that we start to think about school starting. We are collecting donations of school supplies to help area kids have the things they need to learn and study. It always helps to start class with a new bookbag full of all the required supplies. And the kids need much more today than they did in the past. So let???s help everyone to get a good clean fresh start with new materials. You can drop off donations at the church or call and we will make arrangements to have them picked up. Every Friday morning, beginning at 8am, the men of the area meet at the Tallula Christian Church for coffee and fellowship. I kiddingly refer to it as ???Farmers Anonymous,??? but you don???t have to farm to join us. All you need is to show up and be ready to enjoy the company of other men of the area to talk and solve the problems of the world. Come have a cup of coffee, a donut, cookie, cake or even biscuits and gravy some days and make new friends and see old ones, everyone is welcome. This coming Sunday August 13th we will hold our monthly Board Meeting, immediately after worship service. A light lunch, sandwich and chips will be served and important decisions involving the life of our church and congregation will be discussed. Be sure and attend this important meeting. If you are seeking to know more about Christ, looking for a new church home or have questions about your faith we would welcome you along with everyone to the Tallula Christian congregation. You can come as you are and we are easy to find, just three short beautiful blocks north of historic downtown Tallula at 311 North Yates. I???m sure you???ll be glad you did or my name isn???t Dave Poeschel, Pastor and as I always say, ???We???ll leave the light on for you, the light of Christ.??? Gee, that sounds like a slogan???

Petersburg Observer July 19, 2017

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Here???s something you will want to remember to not forget, Vacation Bible School at Tallula Christian Church is back and begins next week on Monday July 24 and will go until Thursday July 28. From 6pm until 8pm each night the kids will be treated to fun crafts, song, dance, games, stories, skits, treats and so much more. Along they was we will try to teach them something about life, living and being a good Christian and citizen of the world. So bring them, drive them, herd them, drag them on down for the Tallula extravaganza as we transform into the Fun Factory each night from 6pm to 8pm. Each Friday morning we sponsor a fellowship gathering for the men of the community. Coffee is always served but you take your chances on what kind of donut, coffee cake or breakfast item we have. Join the guys for conversation and visitation to talk about matters of the day and solve the problems of the world. Normally on Sunday, Church School begins at 9:30 am for kids and adults. The kids have taken a break for the summer and the adults still meet to visit and share the events of the week. There is no structured message but we talk about whatever needs attention. We also have coffee and rolls. Come to the Tallula Christian Church, where the community matters and gathers. Come for a visit and stay to be family. We are easy to find, just three blocks north of Historic downtown Tallula at 311 North Yates. I???m sure you???ll be glad you did or my name isn???t Dave Poeschel, Pastor and as I always say, ???We???ll leave the light on for you, the light of Christ.???

Petersburg Observer July 5, 2017

Posted by tallulachristianchurch on July 13, 2017 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (0)

I’m hoping you had a good fourth of July. Did you know that many Americans do not know what we celebrate other than fireworks? July four is the day we celebrate our Independence Day of the United States from England. It’s a federal holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776 on July 4 by the Continental Congress. This led to the Revolutionary war that secured our freedom. Did you know England has a fourth of July too? It comes right after the third of July.

There’s another celebration coming soon. It’s not a day of independence, but a celebration and extravaganza of Vacation Bible School. It happens July 24 to 27 from 6pm to 8pm. The theme is Maker Fun Factory, Created by God-Built for a purpose. In case you ever wondered why we are her or what the meaning of life is, well we will help you know. Send the kids to Tallula Christian Church for a good time of games, crafts, stories, snacks, music, skits and maybe even they will learn something about God.

Thanks to all who came to the church 4th of July picnic. It was a great time and some better food. Thank you to Bud and Sue for opening their home to let us watch a terrific firework show. Speaking of good times, fellowship, coffee and food. Every Friday is a gathering I call Farmers Anonymous. The fellowship Hall of Tallula Christian Church is the place to be for the meeting of the minds. Guys have been meeting there, starting at 8am to have coffee, cake, cookies or more and share what’s going on in the area and the world. All are welcome, you don’t have to be a farmer just enjoy visiting with your friends and neighbors.

Come to the Tallula Christian Church. Come for a visit and stay to be family. Come for coffee, Friday morning and each Sunday beginning at 9:30 am. It’s our Sunday school time, but this summer we socialize and meet before Worship service at 10:30. Join us, we are easy to find just three beautiful blocks north of historic downtown Tallula at 311 North Yates. I’m sure you’ll be glad you did or my name isn’t Dave Poeschel, Pastor and as I always say, “We’ll leave the light on for you, the light of Christ.”

Petersburg Observer June 14, 2017

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I could use a little help. It seems I’m stumped. It wood be a big help if you’d give me your opinion about our tree. If you saw it, yew’d know what I mean. It seems the recent storms damaged the big elm in the front yard of the Tallula Christian Church. A call to Area Wide Tree and Stump Removal got a very quick response and they did a great clean up as well. Right now we are left with the very large stump, at our request, and have considered what might be done with it. If you were wondering, we considered a chainsaw carving, in place or after removal. We may also simply have it removed. We are still up in the air about it, in any regard we miss the tree but it does open up the view of the church. Watch to see what happens.

We are currently into the second week of Pentecost. This is the name given to the event that has done the most to shape the Christian Church since the first Easter. Pentecost is a celebration of the giving of the Holy Spirit to all people. In the Gospel of John 14:16 Jesus tells us, “If you love me, keep my commands, And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever, the Spirit of Truth.” He also tells us that this Spirit of God will live with us and be in us.

Each Sunday and every time we meet we celebrate and praise God with the Holy Spirit. In John 4, Jesus tells us, “God is Spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth. Join us each Sunday at our regular Sunday School time, 9:30 am. Classes are taking a break for the summer but the adults are still meeting for coffee and fellowship. Then stick around for our time of worship together.

All are welcome to attend and you can come as you are. We are a friendly open church that will welcome believers in Christ and those who are seeking to know him or know more about him. We are easy to find just three friendly blocks north of beautiful downtown Tallula at 311 North Yates. Come for a visit and stay to be family. I’m sure you’ll be glad you did or my name isn’t Dave Poeschel, Pastor and as I always say, “Don’t pine over a tree, it’ll be oak kay, and we’ll leaf the light on for you, the light of Christ.”

 

Petersburg Observer June 21, 2017

Posted by tallulachristianchurch on July 13, 2017 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Hope Father’s Day was good for all you dads. You know, being a father is a very important occupation. The bible says to train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it. It’s our God given job, it’s our “Mission from God” to raise our children in the ways of the Lord, make them good people, neighbors and citizens. It wasn’t too long ago an expectant father sat in a waiting room and the doctor told him if it was a boy or girl. Now a dad has to learn how to breath, wear scrubs or smock, cut the cord and make sure the video is working. Yep, a dad’s job is tough and knowing the right thing to do is tougher. But there is help in God’s word. It’s full of advice to cover most any situation.

Speaking of kids, school is out and I wonder how long it will be until you hear those famous word, “There’s nothing to do, I’m bored”. They were word we only said once at my house. If I had nothing to do, my parents would find something for me to do. Well at the Tallula Christian Church we can help. It’s a July celebration bigger than the 4th. It’s Vacation Bible School or VBS to those in the know. July 24th to 27 from 6pm to 8pm we will have music, games, crafts, jokes, treats and more fun than a barrel full of grade schoolers. If they aren’t careful they just might learn something too. So save the dates, send the kids.

We have suspended Sunday school for the summer months and will pick it back up in the fall. The adults are continuing to meet for coffee, conversation and breakfast cake or donuts. Feel free to join us each Sunday at 9:30 and stick around for Worship Service at 10:30. Everyone is welcome.

June 28 is an important date. The good people of the Pierre Marquette DAR are hosting a blood drive along with the church and the Central Illinois Community Blood Center. The times are in the evening from 4pm to 7 to accommodate those who cannot give during the day. So stop making excuses and come to give what’s in your heart.

Come worship with us, come for a visit and stay to be family. We are easy to find, just three short block north of beautiful and historic downtown Tallula at 311 North Yates. Come join us, I’m sure you’ll be glad you did or my name isn’t Dave Poeschel, Pastor and as I always say, “We’ll leave the light on for you, the light of Christ.”

Petersburg Observer April 12, 2017

Posted by tallulachristianchurch on April 24, 2017 at 9:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Sunday is the day. It’s the most holy of days in the world of the Christian. Now, you probably think I’m talking about Easter and I am. Easter Sunday is the traditional day of resurrection celebrated by Christians the world over. It’s a special day for gathering with family and attending services at sunrise and normal hours at your place of worship. But each Sunday is considered to be the Lord’s Day and a day of rest. In the book of Genesis we find that God created the heavens, the earth and everything in them in 6 days. He then rested on the seventh. Elsewhere in God’s Word we find God’s ten commandments listed as in Exodus 20 verse 8, “Remember the Sabbath Day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God…” Each Sunday we celebrate the resurrection of the Lord by worshipping God in song, reading God’s word, reading the Psalms, the Gospels, prayer and sharing the feast of the Lord, Communion.

Join us this Sunday, Easter and every Sunday at 9:30 for Sunday School and 10:30 for Easter Celebration. It’s a service of remembrance and worship of God. All are welcome, no matter where or how you find yourself in life.

This Thursday is a day known as Maundy Thursday. Maundy is a word used to describe the acts that Jesus performed particularly at the Last Supper with his disciples. He served them, instituted the meal of communion and washed the feet of his followers. In short Jesus demonstrated how the first were to be last and the last were to be considered first. He served his followers at feast and in commitment to their health and comfort. On Thursday April 13 we will serve a candlelight meal and hold a short devotional session. Following the meal we will take turns staying awake at the church until the morning of Good Friday. Jesus had asked his Apostles to stay awake and pray and we will honor that request.

I have to mention that worship will be followed with the most important act of the day, at least it was when I was younger. We will hold an Easter Egg Hunt for the kids. The bunny has been very busy and there are always plenty of eggs to find. In fact we found some last week when we were sprucing up the lawn. The only thing worse than not finding all the eggs is finding more than you hid. 

Take advantage of all that this season means and holds, join us for opportunity to serve the Lord and worship him together with your family, friends new and old. We are easy to find, just three colorful blocks north of historic downtown Tallula at 311 North Yates. I’m sure you will be glad you came or my name isn’t Dave Poeschel. Pastor and as I always say, “A sweaty bunny means lots of eggs, and We’ll leave the light on for you, the light of Christ.” 

Petersburg Observer April 5, 2017

Posted by tallulachristianchurch on April 24, 2017 at 9:25 PM Comments comments (0)

 

We are just about to be through the season of Lent for 2017. The 40 days prior to Easter is referred to as Lent. The origin of the season comes from Latin celebration that actually meant 40 fours. In the early church it referred to the 40 hour fast before the Easter celebration. This was a typical time to baptize and the fast was in preparation. Later on, the period was extended to six days and eventually to include the time period from Ash Wednesday to Easter Eve. The word Lent comes from a Germanic word for Spring, “Lencten”.

 

No matter what we call it, Lent is a time for worship, fasting, prayer, giving to charity, studying God’s word and working to be closer to God. It’s a time to turn your heart and mind to Christ and grow in your walk with the Lord. Fasting usually brings to mind the depriving of food, but can be related to almost any habit, activity or object. The time and energy expended on the activity is to be dedicated to service in Jesus name, study of God’s word or similar activity.

 

At the Tallula Christian Church we will worship the Lord at services each Sunday at 10:30 am and Sunday school at 9:30 am. On Thursday April 13 we will worship with a Maundy Thursday candlelight meal and service. Easter Morning we meet at our regular time for worship followed by an egg hunt for the kids.

 

Come visit with us, we are easy to find, just three block north of Historic downtown Tallula at 311 North Yates. Make a point to worship the Lord with us. I’m sure you’ll be glad you did or my name isn’t Dave Poeschel, Pastor and as I always say, “We’ll leave the light on for you, the light of Christ.”

 

Petersburg Observer March 29, 2017

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I certainly hope there is not someone trying hard to remember where they left their glasses or walking around without friends recognizing them. This past Saturday I found a pair of glasses in the church. Thinking they were mine, I put them on and promptly waked into the wall. Not mine. Anyway, if you have been to the church and lost your glasses, we may have them. Simply call, the ransom is minimal. Did you ever notice how people say glasses make you look smart? They never say glasses make you look like you have broken eyes.

 

I guess you don’t have to wear glasses to look smart. When I was in school my teacher wore glasses and I got in trouble because she asked me, “Do I look stupid to you?” What I learned was that she really didn’t want an answer. Anyway, I think the spectacles may have been left by someone who had participated in our Friday Men’s Fellowship. Each Friday at 8am we open the church for guys to meet, drink coffee, eat donuts and solve the problems of the world. It’s a good time to meet friends, new and old and all are welcome to join us.

 

April 3 is the date and 4pm is the time. It’s the day and time of the next Tallula Blood Drive sponsored by the Menard County Pierre Marquette D.A.R. and the Central Illinois Community Blood Center. If you have wanted to donate but could not because of the time limits, here is your opportunity to donate in the late afternoon and early evening. We do this so it will not disturb your work hours. Come to the Tallula Christian Church and be a hero, “It won’t be in vein.”

 

We are well into the season before Easter called Lent. Not the fuzzy stuff you pull out of the dryer, but the 40 day period from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday. It’s a time for spiritual reflection, worship and evaluation of your life as compared to God’s law and his will for you. The believer in Christ considers prays about the sacrifice of Jesus as he made his way to the cross of Good Friday. Some people sacrifice things in their life to make room for prayer, bible study, doing good works or other acts of kindness. On Maundy Thursday April 13th we meet for a candlelight meal and worship. This is to mark the day symbolic of Jesus meeting with his disciples for the Last Supper. Then we meet on Easter Morning at 10:30 to celebrate his resurrection. We always hold an egg hunt for the kids after service with plenty of eggs and fun, Join us for both services.

 

We are an open church and welcome all who would wish to join us. Come for a visit and stay to be family. We are very easy to find, just three short egg laden block north of historic and bunny friendly downtown Tallula at 311 North Yates. Come join us, I’m certain you’ll be glad you did or my name isn’t Dave Poeschel, Minister and as I always say, “Which came first the bunny or the egg and We’ll leave the light on for you, the light of Christ.”

 


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