From time to time this past week a commercial announcing a weekly show entitled Manifest has appeared on television. Read more


I Samuel 2:18-20; 26: Samuel was ministering before the Lord, a boy wearing a linen ephod. His mother, Hannah, used to make for him a little robe & take it to him each year, when she went up with her husband to offer yearly sacrifice. Read more

No other period in our lives engraves so much on our memory as Christmas does. This season of family togetherness and goodwill faithfully and predictably arrives, and we cannot believe that another year has evolved. Read more


Luke 2: In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered. Portions of Matthew, Chapter 2: In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem. Then Herod secretly called for the wise men … Read more


Good Morning Mannington!! Welcome all who have or will be visiting for Christmas. Hope everyone has a safe trip. Are all plans made, cookies baked, presents wrapped, and a new 2020 calendar ready? Read more


Matthew 3:1-4 – In those days John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness of Judea, proclaiming, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” This is the one of whom the prophet Isaiah spoke when he said, “The voice of one crying out in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, mak… Read more

Slusser Column

Not long ago during this same time of the year, I had a very memorable chance encounter. Being in the non-Grinch mood for giving, I decided to blow the budget and take my wife out for a dinner-date cooked by someone else. Read more


Scripture: 1 John 4:7-9 Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love. God’s love was revealed among us in this way: God sent his only Son into the world so that we might l… Read more


John 3:2-4 “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God; for no one can do these signs that you do apart from the presence of God.” Jesus answered him, “Very truly, I tell you, and no one can see the kingdom of God without being born from above.” Read more

Thanksgiving 2019 has nearly arrived. Surely it hasn’t been a year since we last observed this blessed and most meaningful holiday. Once more, family members from far and near will make the emotional journey back home to celebrate together the season of gratitude and remembrance. Read more

This Week's Circulars


David George Lambert of Centerville, Ohio passed away on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at his residence. He was born June 7, 1938, the son of the late George E. and Eleanor Rodgers Lambert. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Barbara Davis Lambert, his daughters, Laura and Heidi, and grands…