Angela Lilly Trio to
perform Easter celebration
The Angela Lilly Trio will perform Friday, March 29, during an Easter celebration at 7 p.m. CDT on March 31 in the United Methodist Church at 217 E. Clover St. in Hutsonville, Ill.
A free will offering will be taken during the service.
The Southern gospel music trio from Hutsonville have performed in the Wabash Valley for about 12 years.
They also have found their way into many venues in Illinois and other states in the area.
James and Angela Lilly, along with their niece Haley Young, have performed in area churches and at several fairs and festivals.
Angela Lilly’s brothers Aaron and Wesley Gray will join the Angel Lilly Trio at the Easter concert.
James and Angela’s 18-year-old son, Grayson Lilly, performs with them on guitar and plays a unique style that has turned heads to as far as Nashville, Tenn. He is one month from debuting his first album, “Guitars and Sweet Tea.”
The group recently returned from working on a sixth album, with a large portion of the songs written by Young.
For more information about the band and the upcoming album, visit
angelalillytrio.com or call 618-563-4435.
Covenant Cooperative Ministry to give free Easter candy
Covenant Cooperative Ministry in Terre Haute will distribute free Easter candy to low-income families in Vigo County on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon in the ministry at 122 S. 101⁄2 St. CCM is able to offer the free candy because of a generous donation to the ministry.
“Easter is truly the most special holiday for Christians as we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ and we remember how God so loved us that He gave his only son to us and Jesus then gave his life to save all who would accept Him as Savior,” said Rose Aycock, CCM executive director.
“Easter reminds us of the hope we have in Jesus Christ and we all need hope. Giving Easter baskets filled with candy has become a modern way to celebrate with our children and CCM is happy to offer candy to those who may need help,” she added.
Applicants will need a picture ID and current utility bill to qualify.
Only one person in each household may qualify. Supplies are limited.
Call 812-478-7700 for more information.
Passion in the Park plans performance of Easter story
Passion in the Park is hosting an interactive non-denominational community-performed drama of the Easter story Thursday through March 31 in Fairbanks Park.
The drama depicts the teaching, miracles, suffering and resurrection story of Jesus, including the emotional journey of disciples.
Passion in the Park drama will be shared from 6 to 9 p.m. each day with hourly showings at 6, 7 and 8. The performances are free.
Refreshments, courtesy of Covenant Cooperative Ministries, and a time of fellowship will follow each performance.
Lizzy Long, Little Roy Lewis to perform at Union Christian Church in March
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I don’t know if you’ve noticed it or not, but people are starting to get… well… umm… how can I say it gracefully? People are starting to get grouchy. And that makes me kinda grouchy, too.
- CHURCH BRIEFS: Feb. 22, 2013
Lenten book study series set
Those who wonder what happened during the second Vatican Council can plan to attend a Lenten study series based on John W. O’Malley’s book, “What Happened at Vatican II,” scheduled for the four Thursdays in March.
National Catholic Sisters Week
Sister Editha Ben, vocation director for the Sisters of Providence, will attend the first National Catholic Sisters Week March 8-14 along with Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College student Josephine Nieto.
Joy Lady: Finding the importance of truth described in the Bible
The Bible. It’s my favorite book of all time. I read it. I study it. I teach it. I quote from it. I write about it. I sing songs about it. I love the Bible in many formats, for I use several translations and paraphrases. And I’ve even been known to borrow my husband’s Greek New Testament to check on some phrase or word from the original.
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Ministry hosts teen suicide presentation; announces call for actors
Innovative Anointed Ministries in Terre Haute is hosting a presentation Saturday, Feb. 15, on teen suicide, and how people should not be afraid to speak out and help save lives among their peers.
“Speak Life — Show Love” begins at noon Saturday in Saints Home Church of God In Christ at 2210 N. 13th St.
Church presents ‘Love Languages’ author’s video seminar on Valentine’s weekend
Gary Chapman wrote the original edition of “The Marriage You’ve Always Wanted” in 1979.
Now a nationally known author and relationship counselor, with a radio program heard on more than 100 stations across the United States, Chapman first published the book under the title, “Toward a Growing Marriage,” 35 years ago.
- CHURCH BRIEFS: Feb. 8, 2013
THE JOY LADY: A half-crazed squirrel, Sister Bertha and secret sins
Today we’re going to discuss Sister Bertha Better Than You. She’s the dear sister who was immortalized in Ray Stevens’ “The Mississippi Squirrel Revival.”
Brenda Doreen Murphy
MARTINSVILLE, Ill. — Brenda Doreen Murphy, 66, of Martinsville, passed away at 5:55 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at her home.
THE JOY LADY: Be joyful, pray continually, give thanks for God’s glory
There’s a special framed picture in our house.
- RELIGION BRIEFS: Feb. 1, 2014
- CHURCH BRIEFS: Jan. 25, 2013
THE JOY LADY: Those good Old Testament stories teach us many lessons
I love a good story — the kind of story that makes me think about it long after I’ve heard it or read about it.
Joy Lady: Jesus’ last words give step-by-step approach to personal evangelism
We all want to have the last word, don’t we?
- Church briefs: Jan. 18, 2014
‘Winter Night of Prayer’ set for Thursday
The Sisters of Providence invite people of all faith traditions to St. Mary-of-the-Woods for “A Winter Night of Prayer” in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday.
Joy Lady: Wish we would all be a bit more child-like; don’t you?
Recently, our two oldest grandchildren spent a few days with us. When their parents came to pick them up, their daddy asked them, “What was the best thing about staying here?” Without hesitation, they both pointed to my husband and me and said, “Being with Nonnie and Papaw!” It melted our hearts.
- Church briefs: Jan. 11, 2013
Joy Lady: Want a way to keep your resolutions? Resolve to change your thinking
It should come as no surprise to my regular readers that I don’t “do” new year’s resolutions. Nope. Don’t believe in them. In fact, the entire time I’ve written this little column — going on 14 years, now — I have not once dedicated a column to any new year’s resolutions. I’ve confessed that I know any resolution or promise I make will be one I will break before the new year is even a week old. I’m just that kind of gal.
- Church briefs: Jan. 4, 2013
Joy Lady: We shouldn’t play the exchange game with God
The packages have been opened and the wrappings discarded. The toys have been played with. The electronics have had their batteries charged and their software downloaded. The cookies and candy have been passed around and eaten. The leftovers have been forgotten in the back of the refrigerator. That’s because Christmas is … well, it’s ummm … it’s over. Now it’s the season for The Great Gift Exchange.
- Church briefs: Dec. 28, 2013
Seven Sisters of Providence celebrate 70 years
This year, seven Sisters of Providence of St. Mary-of-the-Woods will celebrate 70 years in the congregation.
Joy Lady: At the top of my list of favorite things …
Here is this year’s list of a few of my favorite things.
- Church briefs: Dec. 21, 2013
Four celebrate 75, 80 years as Sisters
This year two Sisters of Providence of St. Mary-of-the-Woods will celebrate 75 years in the congregation, and two will mark 80-year anniversaries.
New Providence Associates commit to works of love, mercy, justice
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