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Religion

  • PHOTO: Prayer on the Square
  • Which one represents your story?

    There was great rejoicing at the palace for the prince had just been born. All near the throne were excited. How could they share the news with their people?

    Elaborate suggestions were made. One even said, “We could send some messengers to tell the shepherds.” Everyone thought it was a ridiculous idea.

    And yet, this is the very way God chose to announce the birth of his son into the world. God’s ways are certainly not our ways.

  • Diverse churches hold joint service

    A pair of LaRue County churches are trying to show that denomination isn’t the only thing that matters when it comes to worship.

    On Dec. 14, the congregations of Hodgenville Christian Church and Hodgenville Lighthouse Church of God of Prophecy came together for their first joint worship service. Mary Milburn, pastor at Church of God of Prophecy, said the joint service was born in part out of necessity, citing Hodgenville Christian’s baptistry.

  • PHOTO: Saint Catherine Academy Breakfast with Santa
  • Be satisfied in the midst of discontent

    “More.”

    This is a small word, but it summarizes the hopes and obsessions of many Americans. More money, more success. More of this and more of that.

    Many live for “more.” Our next raise, our next house. They search, but never seem to find, and most are unhappy in their search.

  • Rolling Fork Christian to hold live nativity

    Rolling Fork Christian Church, located in Lyons Station, is hosting a live nativity scene on Friday, Dec. 19.

    Tom Smith, who has attended the church with his wife, Phyllis, for the last six years, said the members have put on the sometimes-chilly production honoring the birth of Christ for about four years.

    The actors dress in robes and some of the men have grown their beards in preparation for the evening, he said. There will be a live camel, sheep and donkey.

  • PHOTO: An old fashioned Christmas
  • Church Calendar

    Hubbard Cemetery program

    A fundraiser for Hubbard Cemetery will be 7 p.m. Dec. 5 at First Baptist Church of Hodgenville. Rev. Dr. Kevin Cosby and the Breakthrough Choir from Louisville will lead the program. For more information, call Woodie Handley at 270-358-3345 or Hope McNeill at 270-358-0592.

    Steadfast Christmas program

    Steadfast Baptist Church, 200 S. Lincoln Blvd. Hodgenville, will present a Christmas program, “Beautiful Star,” at 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 7. For information, call 270-765-9726.

  • He is on the way

    The countdown started some weeks ago – the excitement, the preparations, the lights and decorations. Many people are anticipating this special event.

    All of this for what? Santa Claus is coming to town. For many this is very important, but others think about the coming of One not from the North Pole and riding on a sleigh, but coming on clouds of the sky.

    Nations all over the world are awaiting his coming. His arrival will fulfill prophecies hundreds of years old. He will bring gifts, but they will not be based upon goodness, but upon grace.

  • Operation Christmas Child grows 13 percent

    Last week, LaRue County took part in the Samaritan’s Purse program, Operation Christmas Child, which sends gift boxes to impoverished children around the world. According to Claude Ramey, regional relay center coordinator, the program has shipped gifts to 113 million children worldwide since it began operation in 1993.