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  • Covenant UMC is offering people the chance to participate in an event with faith-based financial guru Dave Ramsey at 8 p.m. today (Thursday). Thousands of venues across the country will host Town Hall for Hope, broadcasting Ramsey’s live presentation. In the opening half hour, Ramsey will offer straight talk about the economy, recession, foreclosures and more. He’ll carefully explain where we’ve come from, where we are now, and what we should be doing with our money at this time.

  • The Oldham Era’s Mystery Photo of the Week. Send your guess of the photo’s location to lhagan@oldhamera.com with “Mystery Photo” in the subject line. You can also bring your guess to our office at 204 S. First St. in La Grange. Please include your phone number with your guess. All guesses must be submitted by 5 p.m. Monday. Correct guesses will be entered in a drawing for two free movie passes from The Great Escape Oldham 8 Theater in La Grange.

  • The drama of Holy Week, Good Friday and Easter is a love story. It is the story of God’s love. I think the parable of the prodigal son (Luke 15:11-32) is the love story Jesus told during his life to help prepare the disciples to understand how his death could be used by God to redeem the world.  The prodigal son is you and me. He tells his loving father (God) that he can’t wait for him to die.

  • As we come closer to Easter I want to celebrate God’s gift of grace. When we know and love Jesus Christ personally as our Lord and Savior then we can understand grace, which is God’s love and forgiveness of our sins which is not contingent on anything we do. We don’t earn grace and we don’t deserve it. It is a free gift given to us because God loves us so much.  In the Parable of the Day Laborers (Matthew 20:1-16) Jesus tells us all about the God’s out-of-control grace showered down upon us.

  • It was Aug. 1, 1997, and I had just begun a juice fast to seek guidance from God about whether it was time to move to a new church, and what kind of church God may want me to serve. What began as a three-day fast turned into the most spiritually intense 17 days of my life. God spoke to me in ways I had never experienced before, and through this He gave me a new vision for doing ministry, a leading to serve a new church development in La Grange and a beautiful daughter we adopted from China. Those are just the high points of those 17 days. 

  • Borst graduates from Army’s basic training U.S. Army National Guard Pfc. David A.

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  • The Norton Commons Farmers Market opens for the season April 4.  In addition to seasonal produce, the market sells grass-fed beef, certified organic poultry and vegetables, pork and sausage, lamb, pasture-raised eggs, baked goods, honey,  jams and preserves, native perennials and other potted plants, cool-season vegetable and perennial plants, herb plants, bedding plants and hanging baskets. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through Nov. 7. The market is located at 9420 Norton Commons Blvd., Prospect.  

  •  In each of Paul’s letters to new Christian churches in the New Testament there is a section praying for the congregation. For example, in Colossians 1:9-14 Paul prays the people will have wisdom and understand God’s will, that they will have endurance and patience and be filled with joyful thanksgiving for the salvation, redemption and forgiveness of sins they have received through Jesus Christ. In the Christian faith we call this intercessory prayer, that is, prayer for others. 

  •  Faith Community Church will host Marriage Enrichment Weekend, a two-day conference, from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, designed to help couples build a healthy and vibrant marriage. The conference, held at Gingerwoods Event Hall at 7611 Rose Island Road in Prospect, will teach couples how to experience deep spiritual, emotional, and sexual intimacy within their marriage.     

  •  As Moses led the people out of Egypt, and they approach the Promised Land, Moses sends 12 spies to see the land God is about to give them. Two of the spies, Joshua and Caleb, believe that with God’s continued help the land will be theirs. 

  •  Crestwood Baptist Church will host a Wild Game Feed and Expo from 5 to 9 p.m. March 14. 

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  •  Jessica Yepko and Kate Mikan are inseparable, especially where it counts. You don’t say one name without the other. You don’t see one without the other and there are always animals involved. 

  • Buckner Christian Church hosted the Oldham County Hymn Sing Feb. 19.  There were 17 folks there and eight churches represented. Bro. David Warren from the church gave a hearty welcome and had the evening prayer. Bro. Jim Shaw from Grace Baptist lead the singing. Marvin Dawson picked his guitar. We sang “Glory to His Name” and “Blessed Assurance.” We didn’t have a piano player.

  • U.S. Air National Guard Senior Master Sgt. Phillip Brumback participated in the 56th Presidential Inauguration Jan. 20 as part of the largest-ever contingent of National Guard members to serve in Washington, D.C. More than 7,000 U.S. Army and Air National Guard members from 31 states and territories provided the 2009 Presidential Inauguration with military working dogs, consequence management planning, and ceremonial, logistics, and medical support through the Armed Forces Inaugural Committee.

  • Kidd-Peters Lyn Kidd, daughter of Darrell and Joey Kidd of Argillite, and Jared Spencer Peters, son of Lt. Col. Jeffrey Peters and Traci Peters, formerly of La Grange, are pleased to announce their engagement. The wedding will take place May 16 at Kiser Branch Old Regular Baptist Church in Olive Hill, Ky.

  • Builder David Landis boasts the Louisville area’s first home certified by the National Association of Home Builders Green Home Building Certification program. It is one of only about 120 homes nationwide certified to meet the strict guidelines for the building from the construction process onward. The home looks normal enough, but is rated to be $1,500 cheaper to heat and cool than comparable homes.

    Landis said building a home like this is not only the way of the future, but just the right thing to do.

  • Dr. Russell Moore, a nationally recognized speaker on the topic of adoption will be making a presentation at 10:45 a.m. March 1 at La Grange Baptist Church.

    Dr. Moore will address the need for Christian couples to care for orphans through ministry and adoption.

  •  Who wants to have an Ephesians 4:14 faith? If you look at scripture you will find that it is easy. All you have to do is remain a baby in the faith, allow yourself to be subject to trickery, become intrigued with each new theology-of-the-day, and then you will become easy prey for deceitful scheming by others. That doesn’t sound like a very good faith does it?