Located approximately
three miles west of the I-57.
8602 Old Route 13
(also called W. Main Street)
Three miles west of Pepsi.

  The inspiration and infallibility of the Scriptures
  The Diety and virgin birth of Christ
  The total depravity of all sinners
  The blood atonement of Christ on the cross
  The literal, bodily resurrection of Christ
  The future pre-Tribulation rapture of the Church
  A literal Heaven and Hell

    Dear Friend,
    Are you looking to attend a church
    in the Southern Illinois, Marion
    area?  It can be an overwhelming
    task, especially where you have so
    many choices of congregations.
    Let me briefly introduce our
    Church, THAT IS WORTH your
    earnest consideration ...

    1) First, we are Biblically Based.
    Our priority is placed upon the teaching and
    preaching of the Scriptures. Nothing else can change
    a person like the Bible can, and so we
    refuse to make it our second priority.

    2) Second, we are a Loving Place to
    You will be hard pressed to find a group of people
    who care about the Lord, care for one another,
         and who will care for you like our congregation does.

    3) Third, we are an Active Congregation.
    You will find us doing more than just sitting. We
    will be ... working ... praying ... serving ... giving ...
    visiting ... singing ... worshipping.  

    4) Fourth, we are a Small but Growing
    We are small enough to know who you are and to
    minister to you. This does not mean that we are
    satisfied with our size ... we want to continue to
    grow! We are searching for like-minded people to join

    If these things have sparked your interest, we invite
    you to visit us.  I will be looking for you ...

    Keith L. Rankin, Pastor
Service Times:

Sunday School
10:00 AM

Morning Worship
11:00 AM

Evening Worship
6:00 PM

Wednesday Night
Prayer Meeting
7:00 PM
Copyright 2013.
Designed  by
Keith L. Rankin
...  Location ...
8602 OLD ROUTE 13, MARION, IL 62959                              618-751-9632
Finishing my coffee, I took the last swallow, when over the tree tops
I heard the familiar sound of a honking goose. I raised my head just
fast enough to see a beautiful V formation of Canadian geese.

It was thrilling to see eight birds, 200 pounds of combined mass,
gracefully pass over me, all held in the sky by a few pounds of

As I though about this, I was curious. Why were the honking?

After a little research (and I confess that I am no expert),  I found out
that it all has to do with in-flight communication.

Through honking geese communicate with each other ... things like
their flying formation and speed.  I also learned the goose in the
back of the pack, is far from being the weakest of the formation, for
it through honking communicates as to how the others in front are
doing!  In this manner, the goose in the back, helps to keep the
flock in perfect V formation. On top of that ... these graceful
creatures change places depending on the needs of one another
so that one does not have to lead all the time.  Smart.

Now Christians could learn a lot from a formation of flying geese.
Sometimes the wrong guy is doing the honking.  Instead of being
quiet and listening he is blabbering.  At other times the fellow in
front just isn't listening to the fellow in the back.  And much of the
time "we all" are just are not listening to one another. Or, we say the
wrong thing, or we say the right thing at the wrong time. Soon,  all of
us are in disarray. We are in church, in formation as it were, but our
"honk" is all wrong. Instead of worship we get confusion. Stupid.

Here is a verse to think about ...

James 1:19, "Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be
swift to hear, slow to speak ...."

JULY 8-12  @ 6
-8 pm
Join us for our greatly

Vacation Bible School   

We are sure to have fun,
as we learn the Bible. Our
theme is "Farm Fresh

Bible stories ... snacks ...
games ...for kids age 4
through grade 6.