What's So Great About the Church? - Bible Study Series


Many churches are experiencing rapid and drastic declines in church attendance and participation; for some, the problem has reached crisis levels. What is most intriguing is that this mass exodus from the Church is not necessarily tied to a loss of personal faith in Jesus Christ. It’s just that many people who love Jesus Christ can’t stand His Church! When asked about their Church participation, many will respond with a shrug: “What’s so great about the Church?”

Actually, that’s a good question! What is so “great” about the Church? Do I need to be an active part of a local congregation in order to be saved? Does being a “in” the Church only mean that I attend a house of worship on Sundays?

The lesson series “What’s So Great about the Church?” addresses these and other issues from the Gospel of Matthew (the only of the four Gospels, incidentally, to use the term “church” in 16:18) and discovers three things that make the Church “great”: a Great Revelation (Matthew 16), a Great Commandment (Matthew 22) and a Great Commission (Matthew 28)!

Funeral Arrangements for Jim Presson Sr

Collier's Funeral Home
3400 North Lindbergh Blvd.
Saint Ann
Missouri 63074
Phone 314-298-7705
Collier's Funeral Home

Brother Presson's father will be laid out for viewing in Collier's parlors
Thursday evening 4:00-8:00 PM.
Service will be Friday 10:00 AM New Life Center.

Ladies Breakfast Outing 2011

Annually our ladies meet for breakfast prior to Mother's Day. Mother's and daughter's, grandmother's and friends meet for at time of fellowship and food. This year we met at Mimi's Cafe and enjoyed wonderful food and fellowship. (more photos to come)

Hebrews 10:25
- Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.

Funeral Arrangements for Sis Sue Lahtinen

Sue A. Lahtinen

Departed on Jan. 27, 2011 and resided in Chesterfield, MO.


Friday, Jan. 28, 2011


Funeral Service:  

Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011


Rose Lawn Memory Gardens

Lahtinen, Sue A., resting in the arms of Jesus, Thursday, January 27, 2011. Former wife of the late Charles Lahtinen; dear mother of Jodi Olson of Avison, IL, Jill Lahtinen of Chesterfield and Jamie Lahtinen of Wentzville (fiancee Reese Tomlinson); dear sister of Mary Chaney of Jacksonville, IL, Daniel F. Jenkins of Topeka, KS, (special friend Claudia Hennessey) and Victor Lahtinen of Lebanon, IL; dear grandmother of Brendan and Autumn Olson of Aviston, IL; dear aunt & friend.

Services: Funeral service at Pentecostals of Creve Coeur, Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. Interment Rose Lawn Memory Gardens, Bethalto, IL, Monday, January 31, 2011 at 12:00 noon. If desired, contributions may be made to American Liver Foundation or American Diabetes Association. Visitation at the SCHRADER Funeral Home and Crematory, 14960 Manchester Road at Holloway, Ballwin, Friday, January 28, 2011, 5-8 p.m.

New Youth Bible Study 2011

Plan Be, the youth ministry of the Pentecostals of Creve Coeur is pleased to announce the 2011 launch of a new mid-week Bible study for young people. The focus is on solidifying our youth in the biblical foundations of Pentecostal doctrine. The Bible study meets from 6:00-7:00 pm at the St. Louis Bread Company on New Ballas Rd.