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Roger Riggsby
9 hours ago

Lent is a religious observance of the 40 days Jesus spent in the desert fasting and being confronted and tempted by the Devil.

The observation of this timeframe liturgically is done in many differing ways, based on the practices of each worshiping community. In most cases, this period is spent on prayer, reflection, fasting and repentance of our sins and shortcomings.

In many/most traditions, the beginning of Lent starts on Ash Wednesday (February 10 this year) and continues through Holy Week, which includes, in some churches,...

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Eric Winslow
5 days ago
We are making our way along the Highway to Heaven — a meandering, 50-mile stretch of Amador County roadway that curls its way like a grapevine through the Sierra foothills, festooned along the way with clusters of churches and houses of worship that cohere to the sides of this rural thoroughfare like those bursting bunches of grapes growing in the vineyards along Ridge Road. In light of such surroundings, Amador Christians surely must have a special place in their hearts for the words of Jesus, who said, “I am the vine, you are... [Read more]
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Via Press Release
5 days ago

River Pines Bible Church

The family worship service begins at 10 a.m. This Sunday, the first Sunday of the month, as always, Communion will be served. Pastor David Kaufman’s sermon will be on “The Blessings of the Communion Table.” The worship team of Dennis Paddock and Elena Kaufman will provide music. Stay after for refreshments and fellowship. The women’s bible study on Wednesdays will resume after March 1. The church is located in River Pines on Shenandoah Road and Emigrant Trail. For more information call Pastor Dave at (209)...

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Eric Winslow
2 weeks ago
New Life Christian Center on West Ridge Road, in Sutter Creek. Photo by Eric Winslow
With new life, we start our journey up the so-called “Highway to Heaven” — the 50-mile length of Ridge Road and Highway 88 that winds its way up through the Sierra foothills, from Sutter Creek to Plasse’s Resort, passing dozens of houses of worship along its way. More exactly, we start at the New Life Christian Fellowship, in Sutter Creek. Humbly housed in a flat-roofed, brick building on West Ridge Road, this Foursquare Gospel Church offers the community many ways to live out the victorious Christian life, including a worship... [Read more]
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2 weeks ago
Fr. Gregory preaches on the redemptive power of beauty. Photo by Larry Angiers

Father Gregory (Edwards), recently from Volos, Greece, begins his service to the St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in Jackson, California. Volos, located on the east coast of Greece between Athens and Thessaloniki, is the place 3500 years ago that Jason set sail in search for the Golden Fleece with the Argonauts.150 years ago, Jackson attracted Serbian miners who traveled to a far-away land to seek their fortune in working within the bowels of the earth in the Kennedy and Argonaut gold mines.

Father Gregory brings will soon bring...

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2 weeks ago
Parastas at St. Sava Orthodox Church. Photo by Larry Angier

You are welcome to join us for worship Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m. preceded by Bible study at 9:15. We have graded Sunday School Bible study for children. Bible study and a time of prayer meet Wednesday evenings at 6 p.m. Our church family “last Sunday of the month” dinner and time ofsong and testimony will be held at 5 p.m. this Sunday. We are located at 250 Hanford on Hwy 49 across from the Days Inn Motel north of downtown Sutter Creek.

The Healing Word Foursquare Gospel Church

Sunday Morning Service at 10:30 a.m. with...

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Eric Winslow
3 weeks ago

One of Jesus Christ’s most enduring appellations is “The Rock.” For folks in Amador County, it’s a fitting epithet, since it doesn’t seem like you can throw a rock in this county without hitting a Christian church of some kind or another. Indeed, “The Rock” is the official name of one of Jackson’s youngest congregations, which will soon inhabit the worship space of the former United Methodist Church building, near Jackson Elementary School.

Churches are not only physically prevalent here in the Mother Lode, but they are also a...

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3 weeks ago
Steve Karlen is a speaker, fundraiser and director of North American Outreach for 40 Days for Life. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
The Amador Pregnancy Help Center invites you to our fundraising banquet, “The Difference is Life,” Saturday, February 6, at Grace Fellowship Church, 8040 State Hwy 49, Jackson. Please join us in an uplifting and inspirational evening with Guest Speaker Steve Karlen, Director of North American Outreach for 40 Days of Life. Thousands have been inspired by his story. Steve and his work have been featured on American Family Radio, EWTN, The Christian Broadcasting Network, NBC, CBS and Fox affiliates, as well as, numerous newspapers and... [Read more]
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3 weeks ago

The Healing Word Foursquare Gospel Church

Sunday Morning Service at 10:30 a.m. with complimentary lunch immediately after. If you need a ride to church, please call the office by Friday no later than 4:30 p.m. Women’s Breakfast is January 23, at 9 a.m. Men’s Bible Study Monday night at 7 p.m. is on “40 Days of Purpose.” Home Bible Study in Pioneer is on Monday night at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon Ladies’ Bible Study is at 1 p.m., currently studying “Beginning in Christ Together.” Wednesday night Bible Study at 6 p.m. is on...

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4 weeks ago
Icon of the Baptism of Jesus Christ in the Jordan, known as Theophany in the Orthodox Church. This event will be commemorated at St. Sava Orthodox Church on January 19. Photo courtesy to the ALD
Sunday Morning Service is at 10:30 a.m. with complimentary lunch immediately after. If you need a ride to church, please call the office by Friday no later than 4:30 p.m. Men’s Breakfast will be January 16 at 9 a.m. Davin Reeves will be speaking. Craft Monday will be January 18 10 a.m. Women’s Breakfast will be January 23 at 9 a.m. Men’s Bible Study Monday night at 7 p.m. is on “40 Days of Purpose.” Home Bible Study in Pioneer is on Monday night at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon Ladies’ Bible Study is at 1 p.m., currently studying... [Read more]
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Eric Winslow
4 weeks ago
Jacksonian Serbs preparing to blast in the New Year. Photo by Bill Lavallie
In regards to the affection that Serbs seem to have for shooting off firearms, a local expert on Serbian Orthodox culture in Jackson, Protodeacon Triva Pavlov, remarks that Orthodox Christian Serbs in the old country had been forbidden from keeping weapons by their Muslim Turk overlords for centuries. However, there were some brave Serbs, like the famed hajduks in the Ottoman Empire, who kept guns secretely. Pavlov said, “The Hajduks would get together on St. George’s dad and rob the caravans. Then they would get together on St.... [Read more]
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Guest Commentator
01/07/2016 11:55 AM
Religion in the United States is very diverse, but overall it is deeply imbedded in the fabric of our country, from the founders and founding documents; and yet it is also stated that we are free to believe or not believe in any religion based on the following statement from the 1st Amendment, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of Religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof: or abridging the freedom of speech,” which means you can believe and indulge in a religion or not believe or be part of any religion.... [Read more]
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01/07/2016 12:05 PM
Brian Lopez and his wife, Rachel. Photo courtesy of The Call Church
Please join us at The Call Church, Calvary Chapel Amador, as we welcome Brian Lopez as our new pastor on Sunday, January 10, 2016. Our Service time is 10 a.m. and we will have a luncheon immediately following the service to welcome Brian, his wife Rachel and their five children to our community. The church address is 18400 Ridge Road, Pine Grove. The church office phone number is (209) 296-5961 and our website is thecallchurch.com. [Read more]
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01/07/2016 11:53 AM

The Family Worship Service begins at 10 a.m. Pastor David Kaufman will be absent this Sunday. Pastor Bob Wheatley of Grizzly Flat will bring his message of helping those suffering in the Congo. Dennis Paddock will perform music featuring the song “Mary Did You Know?” Stay after for refreshments and fellowship. All are welcome. The church is located in River Pines on Shenandoah Road and Emigrant Trail.

Ione Community United Methodist Church

Sunday Worship services begin at 10 a.m. with Children’s Sunday School, provided during...

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Eric Winslow
01/07/2016 10:52 AM
Christmas celebrants of all ages fire shotguns in front of Mel & Faye’s Diner, in Jackson. Amador Ledger Dispatch file photo
Seasoned Jackson residents knew enough to expect gunshots coming from Main Street on January 7. This year, what they did not anticipate was shots fired from the four cardinal directions on the previous night of January 6. Shotgun blasts have been a local Christmas tradition in these parts since grubstake days. The custom was brought here all the way from the similarly rolling-hill country of Serbia and Montenegro. To be precise, there are now two traditions involving gunfire: one is an old Serbian Orthodox custom which is new to the... [Read more]
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12/29/2015 11:34 AM
“I rejoice at your Word as one who finds great treasure” Psalm 119:162. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
Join us as we begin the New Year with our Sunday 10 a.m. worship service on January 3. Pastor Tom Widlund will have as his sermon topic, “Discipleship - A Call to Follow.” Children’s Sunday School is provided during the worship service, with food and fellowship in the Social Hall following the service. Pastor’s office hours are Mondays from 1-3:30 p.m. The Monday Connections Discussion Group meets at 4 p.m. in the Church Office. Adult Bible Study is at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays. Senior food distribution is on Thursday, January 7, from... [Read more]
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12/22/2015 11:55 AM
Brian Lopez and his wife, Rachel. Photo courtesy of The Call Church
Please join us at Calvary Chapel Amador The Call Church as we welcome Brian Lopez as our new pastor on Sunday, January 10, 2016. Our Service time is 10 a.m. and we will have a luncheon immediately following the service to welcome Brian, his wife Rachel and their five children to our community. The church address is 18400 Ridge Road, Pine Grove. The church office phone number is (209) 296-5961 and our website is thecallchurch.com. [Read more]
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12/22/2015 11:53 AM

Wishing everyone in our community a joyous Christmas. May the gifts of peace, kindness, generosity, love and compassion be yours today and always. Whoever you are, wherever you are on your spiritual journey, you are welcome here. Regular Sunday services are at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m., followed by a coffee hour after the 10:30 a.m. service. Trinity Church is located at 430 Highway 49, Sutter Hill, across from Walgreens. For more information, call (209) 267-0255, or visit trinitysuttercreek.org.

Sutter Creek/Jackson United Methodist...

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12/17/2015 11:14 AM
Shari Anderson. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
Sophia’s Well of Wisdom presents its second annual holiday concert, A Tapestry of Wonder, on Sunday, December 20 at 2 p.m. The performance will feature Shari Anderson, Gordon Rowland and Anne Jeffries. The trio, with additional performances by Amel Tafsout, Marie Bedard and the Singers at the Well, will weave together classical and folk music with traditional carols in an inter-spiritual celebration of this beautiful and wondrous holiday season. Reservations are necessary as there is limited seating. Although admission is free,... [Read more]
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12/17/2015 11:19 AM
Sunday Morning Service is at 10:30 a.m. with complimentary lunch immediately after. If you need a ride to church, please call the office by Friday no later than 4:30 p.m. Candlelight Service will be December 24 at 6 p.m. There will be no Bible Studies from December 21 to January 3, 2016. The upcoming Men’s Bible Study will still take place Monday night at 7 p.m. Home Bible Study in Pioneer will take place on Monday night at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon Ladies’ Bible Study is at 1 p.m. Wednesday night Bible Study is on prayer called,... [Read more]
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