CLAY CENTER – I was visiting with a young woman whom I had lost contact with for several years. As we caught up about her family, work and faith she said, "I'm a pagan." It surprised me. I never had anyone tell me that before. After our conversation I asked myself, "What does it mean when she calls herself a pagan?"
October 11, 2012|
By Clint Decker
Catholics will be praying the Holy Rosary in front of the Barton County courthouse this Saturday at noon, said Ruth McFrederick from Holy Family Parish. Believers of all faiths are invited to come and pray for the nation.
Members of the First Congregational United Church of Christ pack newborn baby kits, which will be distributed by the Barton County Health Department. Members prepared the kits this past Sunday as a community service project.
The little yellow brick church is located at the corner of 16th and Odell in the heart of the Great Bend community, just south of the football stadium, and has always been one of the friendliest and family-like churches in town. A church where each person cares for the other. That's how pastor Scott Tempero and members of his congregation describe King United Methodist Church, which is celebrating 68 years of ministry.
When the Civil War was coming on the horizon, God prepared the nation in advance. The first thing he did was to move some men in New York to pray for revival in the land. This became the Second Great Awakening which stretched from the late 1790s through the 1840s. The nation experienced millions of conversions for Jesus and a tremendous growth in church attendance.
Celebrity Chef Mark Anthony will present his free "Dinner and A Message" cooking show at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 1, at the Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist Church, located one mile west of 10th St. and Patton Road at 7 SW 30 Ave.
"Embrace Your Heritage," a workshop for local church historians, will be held on Saturday, Nov. 3, in the Student Activities Center at Kansas Wesleyan University, located at Claflin Ave. and South Fourth St. in Salina. The workshop will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. Registration is $25, which includes lunch. Deadline for registration is Oct. 19.
On Sunday, Sept. 23, the Dominican Sisters of Peace held a Rite of Entrance ceremony for Anne Knight, welcoming her as a new candidate to their congregation of Catholic Sisters. As a candidate, Anne will continue on a path of prayer and discernment, determining whether she will eventually make vows as a member of the Dominican Sisters of Peace. In this year of candidacy, she will live with a local community of Sisters, participate in their shared life of prayer, study and service, and continue to learn more about the joys and struggles of being a Dominican Sister.
LA CROSSE - Knights of Columbus Past Supreme Knight Virgil C. Dechant will make a presentation on papal memorabilia he has collected while he served a Supreme Knight. The presentation will follow a brunch to celebrate St. Michael's Feast Day on Sunday, Sept. 30, at St. Michael Catholic Church Parish Center, 917 Lincoln St., La Crosse.
I have written a number of times concerning the lifting of God's protection on the nation due to its increasing sin and its withdrawing of support from the nation of Israel. This year a documentary called "The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment" was produced by Rabbi Jonathan Cahn, a Messianic Jew. I was able to watch this recently. It further substantiated this position.
CLAY CENTER - A Florida teenager made national news giving experts a lot to talk about. Matthew Scheidt, 18, was arrested by authorities after an impersonation stunt. He wormed his way into being a Physician's Assistant at a local hospital. He had an ID badge, had the right clothes and was even trusted by a doctor to do CPR on a patient. Matthew said and did all the right things, so folks gave him a pass in spite of some inner suspicions.
The majority of couples experience conflict in their relationship and argue, an act that most experts agree is good for relationships. While any argument has the potential to escalate, arguing effectively can actually improve a relationship long-term. After all, arguments result from one's need to express concerns to someone they care about and serve as a method to openly communicate. Catholic Charities of Kansas, which leads free relationship education and marriage enrichment groups across the state, encourages couples to learn how to argue effectively in order to express themselves in the most constructive and respectful ways possible to resolve ...
St. Xavier Catholic Church in Seward will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the church building, on May 25. Bishop John Balthasar Brungardt of Dodge City will attend. There will be a blessing at 10:15 a.m. followed by Mass. After Mass, there will be a covered dish lunch.
This week the public was invited to join the Dominican Sisters of Peace in Great Bend for tea and savory delights as the Heartland Center for Spirituality staff and advisory council celebrated the inaugural "Hero for Heartland" event on April 26.