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Guilt and forgiveness

Dear Father Paul:  I am a man in my late 50s who has lived a selfish, sinful life. To be honest, I have broken almost all of the Ten Commandments. I have recently been diagnosed with a very serious, life threatening, disease and have tried to turn over a new leaf, but I find that I am still overwhelmed with guilt.  Can you help me? — No Name.
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Dietmeyer, Hahn to perform tonight at Christ Our Shepherd

Karla Dietmeyer and Olivia Hahn of The OK Factor

Karla Dietmeyer and Olivia Hahn, also known as “The OK Factor,” will present a concert on Wednesday, July 9, at 7 p.m. at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City.

Olivia (O) and Karla (K) met when both were students in classical music at Luther College. They began collaborating in 2012, joining forces to form an alternative folk duo which experiments in a number of genres, including bluegrass, jazz, and popular music. The OK Factor writes original music and also embeds traditional fragments into their own compositions. Read More»

‘Broadway and Beyond’ concert planned for tonight at All Saint

All Saints Anglican Church will host a free concert, open to the public, tonight, July 9, at 7 p.m.

Sopranist Chelsea Buyalos and guitarist LeeLee Hunter will perform pieces by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Giacomo Puccini, George Gershwin, and Richard Rogers. The program will feature pieces we all know and love. Buyalos and Hunter are also participating in the church’s annual Music Camp being held through July 11. Read More»

Religion Briefs 07/09/14

Interfaith dinner scheduled for July 12
The Islamic Community Center of Atlanta will host its Annual Ramaden Interfaith Dinner Saturday, July 12, from 7:45 until 10 p.m. at the center in Fayetteville, 288 E. Lanier Ave. No RSVP required. Feel free to invite others. Dress code casual but modest — preferably no short pants or sleeveless shirts. For questions, email info@iccatlanta.org or call 404-285-9530.

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Gordon (R) accepts the plaque from Tanya LeBlanc (L) on behalf of all choir members. Photo/Special.

On the front row (L-R) are Nick Wilson, Michael Bowman, Kolin Kurey, Cody Rice, Jack Fredrikson, Tristin Taylor, and Caleb Redford. On the back row (L-R) are Rachael Morris, Natalie Reese, Carolina Gatewood, Ava Sanford, Brittany Rice, Eve White, Sarah Christensen, Ally Hartel, and Anna Phillips.

Pastor Justin Kollmeyer of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Fayetteville poses at Camp Lutheridge, N.C., with his middle school confirmation campers on June 22-28. On the front row (L-R) are Nick Wilson, Michael Bowman, Kolin Kurey, Cody Rice, Jack Fredrikson, Tristin Taylor, and Caleb Redford. On the back row (L-R) are Rachael Morris, Natalie Reese, Carolina Gatewood, Ava Sanford, Brittany Rice, Eve White, Sarah Christensen, Ally Hartel, and Anna Phillips. Kollmeyer will take another group next year. For more information visitwww.princeofpeacefayette.org. Photo/Special.

In appreciation

Gordon (R) accepts the plaque from Tanya LeBlanc (L)  on behalf of all choir members. Photo/Special.

Choir members of the Episcopal Church of the Nativity in Fayetteville honored their choir director, Charlesworth Gordon, during the morning service Sunday, July 6, when they presented him a plaque of appreciation. Gordon has many years of experience directing and performing in church choirs in the United States and the Caribbean area. Gordon (R) accepts the plaque from Tanya LeBlanc (L) on behalf of all choir members. Photo/Special.

VBS starts at FPC Monday

Fayette Presbyterian Church will host its VBS July 14-18, from 9 a.m. until noon. The theme this year is “Workshop of Wonders.”

The event will feature Bible stories, games, music, crafts, snacks, and lots of fun. Children age four years thru fifth grade are invited to attend. Registration is free.

Register online or pick up a registration form in the church office.

For more information, call the church office, 770-461-7147.

FPC is located in Fayetteville at 791 Forest Avenue.

God’s picture of success Is different

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George Barnard Shaw said, “There are two sources of unhappiness in life. One is not getting what you want; the other is getting it.”

America is obsessed with success. We work hard to get what we want. From the early days of our youth, we are encouraged to compete to be number one, whether it’s winning the spelling bee or ranking at the top of our graduating class. Setting our minds on a goal and driving until we reach that goal makes us a success, we think. Success is a destination. Read More»

St. Paul Lutheran will welcome new pastor this Sunday

St. Paul Lutheran Church will welcome its new pastor, Paul Stark, with a combined service on July 6 at 10 a.m. The service will serve to welcome Stark as well as to celebrate the Fourth of July.

A family picnic will follow the service at 11:30.

Chef Preble will prepare hot dogs, hamburgers, and all sides.

Other features will include a 12-foot water slide, large bounce house, snow cone machine, face painting for the kids along with water balloon toss and egg toss, and other competitive games.

A kickball game will begin at 12:15 and field games will begin at 1 p.m.. Read More»

Holy rollers

Seated (L-R) are: Rayna Dickerson, Newnan; Aiden Northrup, Senoia; Lila and Jocelyn McGee, Peachtree City; Rebecca and Chris Northrup, Senoia; Tori Epps, Senoia; Ruth Dickinson, Sharpsburg; and Angela Northrup, Senoia. Standing (L-R) are: Joy and Seth McGee, Peachtree City; Robert Lowrie, Sharpsburg;  Jackie Epps, Senoia; Mackenzie Bond-McGee, Newnan; Isaac and Peyton Epps, Senoia; and David and Isaac Dickinson, Sharpsburg. Photo/Special.

A number of youth and sponsors from Christ the King Church, Sharpsburg, enjoyed a night of roller skating and laser tag at the Starlight Skating Rink in Newnan recently. Seated (L-R) are: Rayna Dickerson, Newnan; Aiden Northrup, Senoia; Lila and Jocelyn McGee, Peachtree City; Rebecca and Chris Northrup, Senoia; Tori Epps, Senoia; Ruth Dickinson, Sharpsburg; and Angela Northrup, Senoia. Standing (L-R) are: Joy and Seth McGee, Peachtree City; Robert Lowrie, Sharpsburg; Jackie Epps, Senoia; Mackenzie Bond-McGee, Newnan; Isaac and Peyton Epps, Senoia; and David and Isaac Dickinson, Sharpsburg. Read More»

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