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

      WE BELIEVE IN :
      
    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
    Worship.
    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
    Group.
    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
    us.

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

    Sincerely,  
    Keith L. Rankin, Pastor
Normal
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
feathers.

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 ...."

YOU'RE FLYING
IN FORMATION,
BUT
YOUR HONKING
IS ALL WRONG!