Church News


Calhoun Community Church
Welcome to the Good News from Calhoun Community Church, our church family gathers at 9:30 a.m. for pre- church food and fellowship. We use this special time for visiting one with another, welcoming Guests as they arrive for Worship, and signing cards of encouragement for our card ministry. Tucker McNeely rings the church bell at 9:45 a.m. to call our community to worship.
We extend our sympathy and Christian love to the family and friends of Eddie Roth who passed into the arms of Jesus recently. Others on our prayer list include Amber and Patrick Dittmer and baby daughter, Barbara Sales, Millie Redding, Rev. Jackson and Sondra Short, Patty Dump, and Dave Burson. We continue to pray for our military men and women and their families, as well as others in service jobs that we depend upon daily. We pray for guidance as we continue to grow, here on the southeast corner of the Calhoun square.
Joys to celebrate: Savannah and Tucker McNeely lit the altar candles this morning during our first hymn. Tucker is our usher when the time comes for collecting our tithes and offering. After the offering is taken Debbie Joy takes the children down stairs for Sunday school. Special music today was “Clap Your Hands if You Love Jesus,” by Shelby Bicknell, a tune he composed to words he sang spontaneously. He is a very talented singer-song writer and we are pleased to have him share his talent from time to time. Jerry Reed also shared a song, “Thank You Lord for Blessings on Me,” acacpella. We thank Mr. Reed for sharing such a beautiful song. We are thankful for mild days to enjoy in mid-winter. Spring will be upon us before we know it. We were 18 strong this morning as we continue to do God’s work in a church building destine to be closed a few short months ago. A box of Valentine Candy was sent to Rev Short’s wife Sondra, as well as to the children as they left church today. Harvesters will be at Calhoun, Friday, Feb. 9 at approximately 1 pm. Volunteers gather at noon to prepare for this project. It is a blessing to be the hands and feet of Jesus Christ in our community in this special way.
Thought for the week: Life’s greatest joy is to give your love away. As you allow God’s love to flow through you and you give that love out, God will use you to touch another person who needs to feel the warmth of that love.
Should you be looking for a place to feel God’s love come by for a visit, dress as you are comfortable, bring the youngsters and be prepared to receive a blessing for your effort. We are a Concerned and Praying non-denominational Church. We will be blessed by your presence.

Church of Jesus Christ (of Latter Day Saints)
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints invites you to worship with us each Sunday from 10-12 am.
Sacrament is held each Sunday, 10-11 am.
Sunday school is held from 11-12 am the 1st and 3rd Sundays.
The Priesthood and Relief Society is held from 11-12 am on the 2nd and 4th Sundays.
We welcome two young Missionaries into the Clinton area from other states.
Three local Elders from the Clinton Ward are serving as Missionaries in south America, Utah and Arizona .
The Family search Center for genealogy research, is open to Church members and the public is welcome.
Thursday’s from 7:30-9 pm The Elders are available for questions or assistance. Also open on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 -8 pm.
The Primary Class for 4 years through 11 years meets each Sunday.
The Nursery for 1 year through 3 years is open each Sunday.
Clinton Ward Elders Quorum President Brother Jerry Anspaugh is always available for information about Church activities. 660-351-3393

Drakes Chapel UMC
Every Sunday we begin our worship service with a hymn of praise, lifting our voices to God with joy and thankfulness. It is our way of showing the Lord we are ready to receive his word from Pastor Margie.
Drake’s will observe Ash Wednesday on February 14th. Our service will be held at 6:00 p.m. This is a holy time of reflection as we journey to the cross on Easter Sunday. All are welcome and we would be honored to share this holy experience with you.
Pastor Margie’s message was from Mark 1: 21-28. Jesus had left the disciples and journeyed into the wilderness and desert to be alone to pray. He longed to find a peaceful place, to find the stillness he so desired to speak to His Father. We all find our desert in different places. We must find that special place where we find our perfect peace. Most of us have many things to pray about, yearning to speak to God about the matters of our heart.
We will begin our Lenten bible study on February 21st. The study entitled “The Third Day” by Tom Berlin. We will study the last three days of the life of Jesus. Pearl Combs has graciously offered her home for those interested. We will gather each Wednesday at 6:00.
For those of you who are new to Henry County and the surrounding towns, we invite you to consider Drake’s Chapel United Methodist Church. We are a small rural church located east of Clinton. We offer you a beautiful country setting where you will be greeted by a loving congregation. Here you may find that peaceful place you have been looking for.
Our worship service begins each Sunday at 9:00. If you cannot join us in person, look for us on Facebook Live. Just look for Margie Briggs. We are located 5 miles east of Clinton off Hwy 52. If you are looking for a place to call home, we hope you will visit us soon.

First Baptist
On Sunday, Pastor Pat Findley delivered a message titled ‘The Passive Pancreas’. Just as the human body has many parts working together for a common purpose, God also designs each of us to work together as the body of Christ, the local church. Our local church is one body with many gifts and one mission. All other Christian churches are our partners in ministry, together, being the body of Christ. If you know Jesus, being a part of a church body is important for spiritual growth. Pastor Pat described three realities to being a part of the body of Christ. First, humility sets the stage. Grace is a gift from God. For it is by grace that sinners can be saved, not by works. To be humble is to see ourselves as God sees us, otherwise known as God-centeredness. Next, we should desire unity. We are called to be a part of the unified body of Christ. Finally, diversity enables each of our unique gifts to be used to contribute to the diverse needs within the church. Each of us are essential to the function of the body of Christ. As the human body requires each of its diverse functions to be active, working together, you, also, are gifted by God to impact the local church. So, rather than being passive as a diabetic’s pancreas, be active in your church, serving to accomplish the great commission!
Celebrate Recovery is on Tuesday evenings at 5:30 pm at the Vansant location for anyone with hurts, habits, or hangups. GriefShare is offered every Thursday, beginning February 1st at 6 pm, for help and encouragement after the death of a loved one. Worship service times are 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. and Sunday School is offered at 8:15 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. For more information and upcoming events, please visit or find us on Facebook at ‘First Baptist Church – Clinton, MO’.
We invite those without a church home to join us in worship of our Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ. First Baptist Church exists to fulfill the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20) by loving people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.

First Presbyterian
Jesus has opened the doors for service to each one of us. We are freed from our fears and doubts by trusting him. He will make us ready for compassionate acts and great service in his name. Step out in joyful service. The anthem this week “Jesus Paid It All” was brought to us by Gay Smith, piano and Mark Smith on alto sax. Be At Peace was the title of the message delivered by Rev. Nancy Gillard. Proverbs 16:7 was her text.
We are still collecting donations of pudding and gelatin mixes for the Samaritan Center. This will continue throughout February. The braiding of jump ropes is also a continuing project for all interested in helping. Items needed can be found in the foyer. The colorful finished projects are available for viewing. Be sure to check them out.
The first practice for the newly formed community choir being led by Mark and Gay Smith was held February 1st in Fellowship Hall at First Presbyterian Church. Weekly practices will continue on Thursday evenings. The enthusiasm is encouraging.
Have you been thinking about what you could do to improve your balance and strength? If so, Tai Chi classes are for you. Each Monday and Wednesday at 10:00 am you will find a class being held here in Fellowship Hall. Do something nice for yourself. Come join a class.
A spirit of love and kindness can be found within the doors of First Presbyterian Church. You will be welcomed by friendly, loving people. If unable to attend in person, the worship service is available online at our website: where you will also find a monthly newsletter and calendar of happenings. Check them out.

Mt. Calvary Apostolic Pentecostal
Scriptures: Matthew 25:1-3, Acts 2:3, 1 King 17:6, 12-16, Zacharia 4:1-3, & 6, Psalms 22:8
1Ki 17:6-7.
The Lord provided for Elijah when he went on the run, hiding from Jezebel. He drank water from the brook and ate bread and flesh that the raven brought to him.
Animals are more obedient to God than people. When the brook dried up, God already had a plan for Elijah. He sent Elijah to a widow who was close to being out of food for herself and her son.
Elijah told her to fix him something first. When she did her grain became plentiful and the oil in her jar continued to flow.
We need to trust God that he will always supply our needs.
God gives us, his messengers, messages for people. If they listen they will not run out of oil.
Zec 4:1-3, 6.
God will pour his oil upon the people of the earth.
Psa 52:8.
The tree he spoke of had an abundance of sap.
Zec 4:14.
The oil was for the whole earth.
Matthew 25:1-3.
Though this is a parable. God was talking about the kingdom of heaven. The foolish brides had empty lamps. The lamp represents us, people. Preachers preach about the coming of the Lord in the rapture but some don’t listen.
We want our lamp lit so people can see our good work. Jesus is coming for his church without spot or blemish. For those who have no oil, Jesus can’t see a burned-out lamp. The burned-out lamp is those whose spirit is not with God.
God has supplied oil for the whole earth.
Act 2:3.
“The cloven tongues like as of fire” is the Holy Ghost.
This is what Zechariah meant in verse 6 when he said, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.
Keeping your lamp wick trim means when we keep steadfast in the Lord by praying, reading his word, and going to church. When he comes back he will come for those of us that have our lamp full of oil. His Holy Spirit and we will be ready. God Bless.

St. Paul’s Episcopal
1837 East Hwy 7
2 miles past Walmart
St Paul’s Episcopal church will begin the Season of Lent with a 12:00 noon Ash Wednesday service on February 14 th. Fr. Mike Kyle, will be with us for the Imposition of Ashes. This noon time service will begin the Season of Lent, the 40 days before Easter. The ashes remind us of our mortality with the words “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” Lent is the season where we walk with Jesus through his Passion and Resurrection. Anyone wishing to begin Lent with the Imposition of Ashes is invited to join us.

Trinity Lutheran
The Lenten season begins next week with Ash Wednesday. The schedule for the upcoming midweek Lent services is as follows:
Ash Wednesday - February 14.
Lenten services: February 21, 28, March 6, 13, 30
Holy Week: March 24-31.
Trinity-Clinton will have their service at 4:00 pm and Trinity- Appleton City will be at 7:00 pm. All members are encouraged to attend a midweek service whether here or at Appleton City.
What happens at Trinity Lutheran Church here in Clinton every Sunday during the Divine Service? The same thing that happened the Sunday before. And the Sunday before that. And a thousand Sundays before that!
Boring, you say? No, the Divine Service is not boring. Christians worshiping the Triune God in spirit and truth is never boring. It’s a beautiful thing, indeed!
During the Divine Service, God’s people participate in the following observances:
*Confession and Absolution. Those in the congregation confess their sinfulness to God and Receive God’s forgiveness and absolution for their sins because of their faith in Jesus and his atoning sacrifice on the cross;
*Hear the proclamation of God’s Word, through the sermon and readings from the Old Testament, New Testament, and the Epistles;
*Profess their Christian faith by reciting the Apostles Creed or other ancient creeds of the church;
*Recite the Lord’s Prayer and participate in the prayers of the church;
*The Lord’s Supper. Communion is celebrated every Sunday.
*Pronounce the Benediction. All in attendance receive the Lord’s blessing and the congregation is dismissed to go in peace and serve the Lord
The Divine Service is special, as it should be. There are no poetry readings, book reports, or rock bands, although there is an abundance of beautiful singing, organ/piano music.
Come worship the Triune God at Trinity Lutheran this Sunday. The Holy Spirit will be there to work and strengthen your faith in our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Divine Service 1 pm; Sunday School 11:45 pm. Church ph. 660-885.4728.

Urich Baptist
It is always a great day when our church family gathers to worship the Lord. Clint Keeney rang the church bell. Mrs. Julia Klinefelter led in the congregational singing with Mrs. Dixie Collins playing piano. Lonny Bramell and Clint Keeney collected the offering.
The scripture passage from interim Pastor Steve Sowell’s sermon was from Mark 12:28-34. This passage confirms that the Lord God is one. God is Holy and perfect in all creation. God is all loving and knows everything we think and do. Read Psalm 139 and be reminded of His Holiness and His love for everyone. Have a blessed week.