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06-28-2020 The Welcoming Church

SUNDAY SERVICE June 28, 2020 Good morning, I am Pastor Mel Nielsen and welcome to Jacksonville Centenary’s Online Worship Service for Sunday, June 28, 2020. ANNOUNCEMENTS I am happy to announce that in-person worship services will continue at 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. for the immediate future. Both services will be outside in the pavilion. Don’t […]

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06-21-2020 “Why Not Us?

SUNDAY SERVICE June 21, 2020 Good morning,  I am Pastor Mel Nielsen and welcome to Jacksonville Centenary’s Online Worship Service for Sunday, June 21, 2020. ANNOUNCEMENTS This is an unusual Sunday as we are gathering online and in person. We will continue providing online messages for the foreseeable future as well as continue working towards […]

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06-07-2020 “Agreeable

SUNDAY SERVICE June 7, 2020 Good morning,  I am Pastor Mel Nielsen and welcome to Jacksonville Centenary’s Online Worship Service for Sunday, June 7, 2020. ANNOUNCEMENTS Please note that I will be out of town from June 7 trough June 15. I anticipation of life and church returning, Debbie and I need a little time […]

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05-31-2020 The Living Water

SUNDAY SERVICE MAY 31, 2020 Good morning, I am Pastor Mel Nielsen and welcome to Jacksonville Centenary’s Online Worship Service for Sunday, May 31, 2020. Wishing you a blessed Pentecost. ANNOUNCEMENTS The Centenary Administrative Board met on Tuesday and information from that meeting pertaining to the usage of the church building and the church office […]

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05-24-2020 “The Ascension”

SUNDAY SERVICE MAY 24, 2020 Good morning,  I am Pastor Mel Nielsen and welcome to Jacksonville Centenary’s Online Worship Service for Sunday, May 24, 2020. Wishing you a blessed Memorial Day. ANNOUNCEMENTS Illinois has entered phase three of the governor’s plan to re-open. Nothing much changes for churches, so we will continue to meet like […]

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05-17-2020 “Relationship”

SUNDAY SERVICE MAY 17, 2020 GREETING Good morning, I am Pastor Mel Nielsen and welcome to Jacksonville Centenary’s Online Worship Service for Sunday, May 17, 2020 ANNOUNCEMENTS Unless we hear differently form our governor, we are still in a holding pattern until at least the end of May. The church has new locks. The trustees […]

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05-10-2020 “Home”

SUNDAY SERVICE MAY 10, 2020 Good morning,  I am Pastor Mel Nielsen and welcome to Jacksonville Centenary’s Online Worship Service for Sunday, May 10, 2020 ANNOUNCEMENTS Unless we hear differently form our governor, we are still in a holding pattern until at least the end of May. The church has new locks. The trustees decided […]

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04-26-2020 “Philoxenia”

SUNDAY SERVICE APRIL 26 Good morning, I am Pastor Mel Nielsen and welcome to Jacksonville Centenary’s Online Worship Service for Sunday, April 26, 2020 ANNOUNCEMENTS Announcements for this morning: Governor Pritzker on Thursday of this past week extended the stay at home order for Illinois through the end of May. His order has lifted some […]

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04-19-2020 “Peace Be With You”

SUNDAY SERVICE APRIL 19 Good morning, I am Pastor Mel Nielsen and welcome to Jacksonville Centenary’s Online Worship Service for Sunday, April 19, 2020 ANNOUNCEMENTS I have no announcements for this morning except to say that everything in April remains cancelled or postponed. I don’t have anything new to add about May. As of now, […]

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Easter Sunday 4-12-2020 Spiritual Sight

SUNDAY SERVICE APRIL 12, 2020 EASTER SUNDAY OPENING COMMENTS Good morning, Christ is Alive, Hallelujah! Instead of being together in our sanctuary, we gather in our homes. Wherever you are, we are here at this time to give thanks to God for the gift of salvation offered through Jesus, the Christ. I know pastors and […]

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