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Zion Lutheran Church will host vacation Bible school June 17-20 at the church, 624 Barnett St. The theme of this year’s VBS is “To Mars and Beyond.”

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Impact Christian Fellowship hosted its first vacation Bible school June 3-7, with children attending from 8 a.m. to noon each day. With the theme “Game Changers,” Children’s Pastor Brent Davis said the event exceeded expectations.

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Several weeks ago, the youth of the First Presbyterian Church led the worship service on Youth Sunday. Teenagers often are stereotyped as fickle, distracted and holding simplistic religious ideas — if any at all. 

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This year, Kerrville Bible Church turns 40 years old — and the local Christian community will celebrate in style at a special anniversary service and reception June 23.

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In January 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that “insufficient sleep is a public health epidemic” linked to everything from vehicle crashes, industrial disasters and chronic diseases ranging from hypertension, diabetes, depression, obesity and even cancer. 

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Driving in my car, I listened to a news station report on the June 6 D-Day celebrations commemorating the day of the Normandy landings — initiating the Western Allied effort to liberate western Europe from Nazi Germany. 

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The beautiful and well-known 500-acre Mo-Ranch camp and conference center in Hunt had a problem. Children from the Rio Grande Valley have not been attending its camps in any recognizable numbers. Why?

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The hot Texas sun was beaming down highlighting the green rows of cotton, corn and melon that lined the road. I was driving down U.S. 90 on my way to Uvalde, thinking of how I love seeing all the fruits and vegetables this part of the country produces. 

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The prophet Jeremiah in chapter 31, verses 31-34, announces a “New Covenant” between God and his chosen people:

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We’ve all heard variations on the notion that the world is comprised of “two kinds of people.” Coke people and Pepsi people. Dog people and cat people. Beach people and mountain people. You get the idea. 

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Debbie Taylor Williams has been named 2019 National Mother of Achievement by American Mothers Inc.  

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A baccalaureate service for all area high school graduates is set for 5 p.m. Sunday in the sanctuary of the First Presbyterian Church, at the corner of Jefferson and Washington streets.

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Where are you right now in your life? Are you in a difficult situation or a low spot? Are you trying to just keep your head above the water as the storm rages? Do you feel all alone and caught in the waves? 

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The unusual term “Baccalaureate,” originally referring to the bachelor degree conferred on graduates from colleges and universities, is commonly used for a service of worship and spiritual commitment of graduating seniors of high schools and colleges including a sermon of challenge and commitment.

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Students of St. Peter’s Episcopal School came together for their Annual Mother’s Day Chapel this week. Mothers, grandmothers and even great-grandmothers joined the children for their Children’s Chapel Service honoring all these special women in their lives.  

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The Christian Women’s Job Corps graduated their 430th intern in a cap and gown celebration Tuesday at Impact Christian Fellowship. The interns gave their individual testimonies and enjoyed a video of the semester. 

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Muslims in Southeast Asian countries like Indonesia and Malaysia, and much of the Middle East, including Egypt, Iraq and Saudi Arabia, fasted on Monday for the start of the month of Ramadan.

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When one of our sons was about 4, he was really into his toy fire truck. It was a ladder truck with flashing lights, sirens, doors that opened, even a working steering wheel. One day, we were walking down the sidewalk and parked across the street by what was not only a real ladder truck, but…

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Unity of the Hill Country will commemorate its 40th anniversary with a celebration from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Sept. 16. The public is invited to attend.

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Last Sunday, many of us celebrated Easter and Christ’s resurrection. The story is told of the once-a-year attender who remarked to the pastor at the door following the Easter worship service, “Pastor, you’re in a rut. Every time I come to church you preach about the resurrection.”

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Have you ever thought of how people in heaven see you — and how God sees you — in situations? About eight years ago, I felt God challenging me with this question as I found myself in the middle of great loss and feeling weaker than I had ever felt in my life.

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“What a wonderful event we had last night, despite threatening weather,” said Kristin Mudry, on Wednesday after Tuesday evening’s Christmas Walk. The event featured many denominations coming together for a church-to-church walk and brief sermons at five churches in downtown Kerrville.

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Learning how to become a leader — in the community, in a meaningful career and in family life — are attributes that graduates of Christian Men’s Job Corps credit to the program.

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Peter Seewald, writer and author of nine books and co-author with Pope Benedict XVI of the book, “Last Testament: In His Own Words,” shares his own journey of faith, together with Benedict’s struggles, dissidence and subsequent resignation as Pope.

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I share with you herewith a “Prayer for our Nation,” calling Christians to be agents of change.

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Faith Christian Church will host a rummage and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the church, located at 1205 Sidney Baker South.

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Local musicians are offering a free concert celebrating America, plus a sing-along, at 7 p.m. June 28 at First Presbyterian Church, located downtown on the corner of Washington and Jefferson streets.