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Observer 4-22-19

Posted by tallulachristianchurch on May 2, 2019 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (0)

GOOD NEWS FROM THE TALLULA CHRISTIAN CHURCH 4-22-19

 

By the time this is read, Easter services and the Easter Egg Hunts will be over. We sometimes say crucified without thinking what an awful and painful death our Savior suffered. One of the main cogs in the wheel of our faith is that Jesus rose from the dead and ascended into heaven to sit at the right hand of the Father to witness to God about you and me of our time on earth.

What a spiritual and educational service we had Maundy Thursday. Gretchen did an outstanding presentation and we thank all who worked so hard making it a success. All serve our lord in a special way. After the service and dinner, we had an all-night prayer vigil.

Prayers for the women and men of our Armed Forces and a special prayer for our own Blake and Allie, as Blake gets ready to deploy to Afghanistan. Remember most military people do not get to be home with their loved ones at the holy times of the year. God bless them.

Here at the Tallula Christian Church we celebrate the return of Sue and Bud, and Diane: all home from dodging the rough winter we had! We also sing Happy Birthday to our members or visitors when we are aware of that special day. Remember when as a child we put a penny in the offering plate for every year we were celebrating? Oh, what sweet memories!

We would like to extend a personal invitation to each of you to come visit the Tallula Christian Church. Sunday worship services start a little after 10:30 am every Sunday morning. We are easy to find just three short blocks north of downtown Tallula at 311 North Yates. And if you are not able to join us, check out our website, tallulachristianchurch.com, where the weekly message is posted for you to read. As we always say, “We’ll leave the light on for you, the light of Christ.” God bless each and everyone of you and may God’s blessings be upon you and received in the spirit of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

 

Observer 4-16-19

Posted by tallulachristianchurch on May 2, 2019 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (0)

GOOD NEWS FROM THE TALLULA CHRISTIAN CHURCH 4-16-19

The grass is turning green and the weather is slowly, but surely, warming up. Mushrooms and planting season can’t be far behind. We pray everyone has a safe and profitable planting season.

Meanwhile, here at the Tallula Christian church, Gretchen ministered on being humble and humility. One story, John 13, comes to mind when humility of our Lord is discussed. On Maundy Thursday, Jesus humbled himself to wash the feet of his disciples. When questioned about this, he said “For I have given you an example that you also should do as I have done to you. Truly, truly I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master nor is he who is sent greater than he that sent him.” Humble yourself before our Lord and mankind and you will serve our Lord and Savior well.

Our prayers go out to the family of Jeanne Wankel on her passing. Also, do not forget that St. Paul’s church in Petersburg is sponsoring a sunrise service upon the hill and then a free will offering for a light breakfast at St. Paul’s church will be provided following the sunrise service. I believe that Ray and Cindy are in charge of the music at sunrise service.

We would like to extend a personal invitation to each of you to come visit the Tallula Christian Church. Sunday worship services start a little after 10:30 am every Sunday morning. On Maundy Thursday, (April 18th), at 6:30 pm, please join us for a Maundy Thursday dinner. And, of course, all are invited to Easter Service on Sunday, April 21st at 10:30. Our Annual Easter Egg Hunt will follow the service and is open to the community!

We are easy to find just three short blocks north of downtown Tallula at 311 North Yates. And if the weather prevents you joining us, check out our website, tallulachristianchurch.com, where the weekly message is posted for you to read. As we always say, “We’ll leave the light on for you, the light of Christ.” God bless each and everyone of you and may God’s blessings be upon you and received in the spirit of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

 

Observer 4-8-19

Posted by tallulachristianchurch on May 2, 2019 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (0)

GOOD NEWS FROM THE TALLULA CHRISTIAN CHURCH 4-8-19

As Easter approaches, I will try to stay away from the gospel of the resurrection to not spoil the minister’s Easter message!

I have often been criticized for not studying the Bible. When I read the Bible, it is for relaxation and inspiration. The Bible is always a learning tool and can be read with love or hate in our heart. We prefer that love will always win out over hate, but as long as we are human, one never knows!

In the book of Matthew, Chapter 5, the “Sermon on the Mount”, verses 1 through 11 pretty well sum up Jesus’s love for his fellow everyday common run-of-the-mill working man. Verse 6 starts “Blessed are those that hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be satisfied.” Feed the hungry, clothe the naked and bind up the wounds of the afflicted.

We would like to extend a personal invitation to each of you to come visit the Tallula Christian Church. Sunday worship services start a little after 10:30 am every Sunday morning. During this Lenten season, we would like to invite you to attend Palm Sunday service (Sun., April 14) with us. On Maundy Thursday, (April 18th), at 6:30 pm, please join us for a Maundy Thursday dinner. And, of course, all are invited to Easter Service on Sunday, April 21st at 10:30. Our Annual Easter Egg Hunt will follow the service and is open to the community!

We are easy to find just three short blocks north of downtown Tallula at 311 North Yates. And if the weather prevents you joining us, check out our website, tallulachristianchurch.com, where the weekly message is posted for you to read. As we always say, “We’ll leave the light on for you, the light of Christ.” God bless each and everyone of you and may God’s blessings be upon you and received in the spirit of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

 

Observer 3-25-19

Posted by tallulachristianchurch on March 26, 2019 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (0)

GOOD NEWS FROM THE TALLULA CHRISTIAN CHURCH 3-25-19

As Easter approaches, which in my opinion is the holiest time of the Christian religion, I find myself taking stock of what is important in my daily Christian life. Do I live as Jesus commanded me to live by loving my neighbor? Or do I find it easier to just nod my head in recognition and move on? John 3:17 is most important when trying to figure out my relationship with God. “For God sent the Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him.” (Taken from the National Revised Standard Version of the Bible.)

First, accept Jesus Christ as the path to eternal life, then live a life always striving for a perfect Christian life, but always knowing you will fall short. We are to try to live the perfect life knowing our human frailties will always be a cause for us to pray, acknowledge our sins ,and ask for forgiveness.

Our little church has been active these past couple of weeks. The family of Thomas Dierks hosted a celebratory memorial at the church and donated a bench in the family’s memory. The DAR also held a blood drive at the church on March 18th.

I have noticed that our attendance has been down lately at church, largely due to weather. I always look at quality instead of quantity when I count Christians. In a little country church, we must have wisdom and patience in the Lord and with the Lord when it comes to attendance. We pray that our attendance will bloom with the coming of Spring! Finally, the church has a lot of people that are in need of prayer. There are those that are sick or injured, those in the nursing homes and hospitals, and our military men and women around the world. The fact is, everyone is in need of prayer. “It’s me, it’s me oh lord, standing in the need of prayer.” We would like to extend a personal invitation to each of you to come visit the Tallula Christian Church. Sunday worship services start a little after 10:30 am every Sunday morning. All are welcome at the Tallula Christian Church! We are easy to find just three short blocks north of downtown Tallula at 311 North Yates. As we always say, “We’ll leave the light on for you, the light of Christ.”

Observer 2-15-19

Posted by tallulachristianchurch on February 20, 2019 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (0)

GOOD NEWS FROM THE TALLULA CHRISTIAN CHURCH 2-15-19

Pastor Gretchen Barron continues to be our Guest Speaker during the month of February. Last week, Pastor Gretchen challenged us to go a week and to receive every person we engage with as if it were their last day on Earth. The thought definitely slows you down and embraces your fellow man. Sounds like a good way to live your life. May we strive always to reach His glory, but know that we will always fall short of His glory trying to achieve his commandment to us.

Attending church, receiving communion, charity, clothing the naked, healing the sick, living a Christian life and loving your neighbor as yourself is all “food for the soul”. Meanwhile the garden seed is starting to arrive, but at our house the weather is a “one dog night” because we only have one dog.

We would like to extend a personal invitation to each of you to come visit the Tallula Christian Church. Sunday worship services start a little after 10:30 am every Sunday morning. Sunday school continues to meet each Sunday morning at 9:30 for both children and adults. In addition to our regular Sunday activities, the Men’s Coffee Fellowship meets each Friday morning at 8 am and the Ladies Needlework Fellowship meets the first Sunday of each month at 2 pm.

All are welcome at the Tallula Christian Church! We are easy to find just three short blocks north of downtown Tallula at 311 North Yates. And if the weather prevents you joining us, check out our website, tallulachristianchurch.com, where the weekly message is posted for you to read. As we always say, “We’ll leave the light on for you, the light of Christ.” May the grace of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, be with you.

Guest Speaker

Posted by tallulachristianchurch on February 20, 2019 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Our Guest Speaker throughout the month of March will be Gretchen Barron!

Observer 1-14-19

Posted by tallulachristianchurch on January 14, 2019 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)

GOOD NEWS FROM THE TALLULA CHRISTIAN CHURCH 1-14-2019


Here at Tallula Christian Church we celebrated the birth of the Lord Jesus with a Christmas Eve service at 11 pm on Christmas Eve. Gretchen Barron did an outstanding job of delivering the message of our Lord and Savior. During the service we received communion in Remembrance of Jesus Christ. At the end of the service we formed a candlelight circle around the sanctuary and sang “Silent Night” together. As I looked around the circle of brothers and sisters that believe in Jesus, I knew we were definitely in God’s Church and in God’s Grace.


We at Tallula Christian Church have what is called an “open communion”. We only ask that you believe in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior to partake in holy communion which is offered each week. Dave Poeschel said wouldn’t it be great if people lined up to get into church the way they line up to get into a store on Black Friday! Amen, Dave! Amen!


On the 1st Sunday of each month, our ladies Fellowship group meets at 2 pm. Please bring your needlework, sewing, knitting, crocheting, embroidery, etc. with you for this time of fellowship and creativity. Many thanks to Cindy Eicher and Mia Waters for leading this group. All the ladies of the community are invited to join them!


Meanwhile, all are welcome at Tallula Christian Church. Sunday worship services start a little after 10:30 am every Sunday morning. Sunday school for both children and adults continues to meet each Sunday morning at 9:30 for fellowship. Come and visit us! We are easy to find just three short blocks north of downtown Tallula at 311 North Yates. As we always say, “We’ll leave the light on for you, the light of Christ.”


God bless and may the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.


Observer 1-7-19

Posted by tallulachristianchurch on January 14, 2019 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)

GOOD NEWS FROM THE TALLULA CHRISTIAN CHURCH 1-7-2019


We at the Tallula Christian Church extend our heartfelt thanks to all who attended our Christmas Carol Program. We sang Christmas carols and a good time was had by all! When we sang “Up on the Housetop”, I remembered all us kids climbing on Dad’s lap as he sang “Up on the Housetop” to all of us. Oh those sweet memories!


A special thank you to Terry Hughes who was our mistress of ceremonies and to Paula Gentry who organized and performed at the evening shindig. Thank you to Gretchen Barron who sang and led the spiritual side of the evening. Hope to see you all next year! God bless us everyone!


Starting on the 1st Sunday of each month, our ladies Fellowship group will meet at 2 pm. Please bring your needlework, sewing, knitting, crocheting, embroidery, etc. with you for this time of fellowship and creativity. Many thanks to Cindy Eicher and Mia Waters for leading this group. All the ladies of the community are invited to join them!


Meanwhile, all are welcome at Tallula Christian Church. Sunday worship services start a little after 10:30 am every Sunday morning. Sunday school for both children and adults continues to meet each Sunday morning at 9:30 for fellowship. Come and visit us! We are easy to find just three short blocks north of downtown Tallula at 311 North Yates. As we always say, “We’ll leave the light on for you, the light of Christ.”


God bless and may the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.


Petersburg Observer 06-04-2018

Posted by tallulachristianchurch on June 22, 2018 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (0)


Brothers and Sisters in Christ, things are moving along here at the Tallula Christian Church with the help of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

The Pastoral Search Committee is being supported by prayers from the congregation. The Pastoral Search Committee is grateful for the prayers and support, but patience is what’s happening now.

We have been blessed by some very good visiting pastors that have ministered the word of God. Thank you to Lisa Howard for arranging this.

Please be advised that on Sunday, June 24th from 2 to 4 pm, the church will host a Community Ice Cream Social. Please come and enjoy ice cream and cake with us! All are welcome! This is not a fundraiser – just a time to enjoy some fellowship!

Jesus commanded that we love our neighbors and how we love our neighbor is how we will be judged.

At the Tallula Christian Church we give thanks to the Lord for all things, even the times when we can’t be here. At this time, the children’s Sunday school has taken a break for the summer. Of course our Adult group continues to meet each Sunday morning at 9:30 for fellowship. We gather together to worship the Lord each Sunday at 10:30 for Worship Service. Come and visit us! We are easy to find just three short blocks north of downtown Tallula at 311 North Yates. As we always say, “We’ll leave the light on for you, the light of Christ.”


Petersburg Observer August 30, 2017

Posted by tallulachristianchurch on October 4, 2017 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (0)
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.???

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