Advent

Advent is a season, ofpreparation, it is a time to prepare our hearts for the arrival of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Advent
means coming. Advent is a time to watch for Jesus’ birth. It is a time to rededicate our lives to Christ. It is a time to prepare
for the day Christ shall return and gather us unto himself. Advent begins on the 4th Sunday before Christmas and ends at
sunset on Christmas Eve. We read in the Old Testament where many of the prophets expressed their confidence and
expectation that God was going to act in a very special way to set men free. Those prophets were expecting a
Messiah. Messiah means redeemer, deliverer, and leader. Jesus was the fulfillment of that expectation.

There are many lonely, forgotten people in our community. May this Advent season be a time to reach out with friendship,
love and care to these people. May this Advent season be a time when we as a community, are drawn more closely together in
Christian love. Out of this love, may we serve the Christ as never before.

“O, Holy Child of Bethlehem,
Descend to us we pray;
Cast out our sin and enter in
Be born in us today.
We hear the Christmas angels,
The great glad tidings tell,
O come to us, abide with us,
Our Lord Emmanuel.”

Pastor Paul McNall

PASTOR'S MESSAGE

"The Debt Eraser"

A lady blinked back tears as she looked at the medical bill in front of her.  There was no earthly way in which she could pay the bill.  Even paying half of the bill looked like an insurmountable challenge.  She would have to make small monthly payments for years.... [More]

"How to Make the MOST of Your New Year"

"An intelligent person aims at wise actions, but a fool starts off in many directions." Proverbs 17:24 (The Good News Version) 2017 is over and we are into the new year of 2018. The years seem to go by faster and faster as we age. As we enter the New Year we have two choices... [More]

“A New Year’s Verse”

“At the beginning of the year the hand of the Lord was upon me.” Ezekiel 40:1 Whew! We made it through 2017 with all of its challenges, heartaches, blessings, opportunities, and distressing circumstances. We look back and wonder how did we do it? If the old year... [More]

Try a Little Love

When Cora Lea and I go to Colorado Springs, we like to spend some time at the Garden of the Gods. The Visitors Center is located on the east side of the Garden of the Gods.  The Visitors Center has jewelry and other things for sale. It also has several exhibits, which... [More]

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    NEWS

    Grund honored with All-American Award

    Callahan Grund has had an amazing season as a member of the Kansas State University Livestock Judging Team. This fall the team attended the Flint Hills Mid-America Classic in Hutchison, where the team brought home the Reserve Champion... [More]

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    "Forever Young" Coming to Colby

    Live from Branson, Missouri, join the stars of Forever Young as they bring you on a journey through the best eras of modern music. Featuring a talented troupe of singers and performers, this show is sure to dazzle and impress. Bringing back a nostalgic feel reminiscent of garage... [More]

    SHPTV PBS Kids announces Writers Contest

    Children have incredible imaginations and what better way to foster that imagination, than for them to write their own stories. We would like to invite you to join Smoky Hills Public Television as we encourage children in central and western... [More]

    Clifford the Big Red Dog is Heading to Hays

    Smoky Hills Public Television’s Family Fun Day will return to Hays next month. This free event will be held at Big Creek Crossing February 10 from 10am to 1pm. During the event, children will be able to take a picture with Clifford. Parents are encouraged to bring a camera.... [More]

    Wallace County Foundation reaches matching fund goal

    Thanks to all of the donors -- individuals, civic and other nonprofit groups, businesses, and nonresidents with ties to Wallace County -- the Wallace County Foundation will be able to capture the Dane G. Hansen Foundation $50,000 in matching funds for the endowment.... [More]

    Pioneer Communications Provides over $14K in Scholarships to Area Youth

    Pioneer Communications will provide over $14,000 in local scholarships to high school students in southwest Kansas communities.  Six Earl B. Williams and Joseph B. Chilen Memorial Scholarships worth $1,500 each will be awarded to area seniors within Pioneer Communications’... [More]

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    BUGLE NOTES

    Bugle Notes - 1860 Spencer Carbine & Guardians of Ft Wallace

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    Bugle Notes - Community Vision Award

    The Fort Wallace Memorial Association was honored this past December 16 at the Light Up Wallace County event with a Community Vision Award from the Wallace County Foundation. We really appreciate this recognition of the efforts put in this past year on the new Milford Becker... [More]

    Bugle Notes....News from the Fort Wallace Museum

    Are you ready to ring in the Christmas Season? Come join us in Wallace this Sunday at 5 pm MST for a special Candlelight Christmas service at the 1888 Bethany Lutheran Church! The traditional service with Swedish influence will be joined with the sounds of the men’s ac... [More]

    Bugle Notes....News from the Fort Wallace Museum

    One ongoing project undertaken this fall by the Fort Wallace Memorial Association is planning for a new home for the Rhea Pump Organ Collection. These 55-plus pump and reed organs were donated to the Fort Wallace Museum, but are currently in storage until a permanent home can... [More]

    Bugle Notes....News from the Fort Wallace Museum

    Even though the peak travel season is behind us, we are still having several visitors a day into the Museum! And there are several events planned for this winter! Make plans to join us at the Museum for a very special Christmas observance and party on Sunday, December 10 at... [More]

    Bugle Notes....News from the Fort Wallace Museum

    We here at the Fort Wallace Museum enjoyed a weekend of learning more about antique weaponry, as well as some delicious food and fellowship! Although noted expert Greg Higginbotham was unable to make the drive from Independence, Missouri, due to serious illness, the “show... [More]

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