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May 23, 201 9 American churches in big trou le The bottom tell out oi church membership between WW) 2018. spelling serious trouble l'orthe wella‘neiug ol (‘hristeniloin iu the and decades down the road. According to a comprehensive poll taken by the very creditable (.lallup organi/ation. in Will) 70 per- cent 0t Americans church members. This dropped to 50 per— cent by 20th. The drop impacted all (‘hristian WCl'k‘ religious. Between the periods oli i998~2000 and 30th 38. church membership itllltlltg adults dropped iron) (3‘) percent to 53 percent. (‘atholics lost I} percent and Protes- (ants dropped (ipcrcent. The 1839 age groups lost 33 per- cent while the oldest group lost 15 percent. Younger people are also less likely to belong to churches. 'l‘hese l'igures are a warning l'or church planners. When the younger group moves up to replace the older group, they will bring even less rcliv gion with them. This is no light at the end ot' this tunnel. This precipitous drop [or the church in a Zityear period is incred~ able [or an institution that has been around in various denominations and t‘orms for two thousand years. ’l‘lterc is no doubt that churches are col» lapsiug Since institutions tend to reshape themselves to coulorin to the domi~ hating forces in society" the dramatic changes in economics. society, cyber space and social interaction have been the reshaping (‘hristiau values and priorities. Construction A construction project began on Wedues‘daiu May 33. on luterv state ()4 starting l0 miles east of Beach to South Heart in both the eastbound and westbound lattes. The all mile project will consist of a slurry seal on the roadway and ramps. /\ slurry seal is an applica» tion of oil mixed with aggregate to form a thin surl’ace on top ot‘ the existing“y roadway. A slurry seal is similar to a chip seal but does not Lone Tree Honor Roll Lone Tree School District Fourth Quarter llouor Roll: Grades 4 and 5: Andrea liossermau. Sawyer Noll. Wesley Gamble. Slater (htnlxelt (labriella look "N.VD.*’ Matters" By Lloyd Omdahl 'l‘hc church has made an unholy alliance with the capitalism ol~ the secular world. acceptinti it lock. stock and barrel with its value sysw tent. Opportunities to exploit are Very attractit'e and belimers on (.‘hristiaus lite have just merged into the system Without regard to church ethics. Since there is Very little dill-er ence between secular economic val—- ues arid Christian values. there is no need tor churches to promote a value system that parallels the Kingdom ol the World. to quote Martin luther. In a dill‘crent dimension. our eco» nomtc st stem has created more dis" posablc income and prosperity than any time in history liten the poorest ol' Americans have more than the povcrtyestrickcu 'l'hird World where 2.500.000 children are certain to starve each year. With cash in the bank. otir mate,»- rialism wants in hand. WC no longer need the spiritual churches. According to the increas the number ol religious dropouts. churches just want to talte our money l‘or larger stalls, /\s we should expect. religious giving has declined along with ineiu~ bership. In another poll. (ialiup found that at percetit donated to re— ligiou in 2005. 'l‘his dropped to 53 percent by 20l7. This decline is critA ical when we remember that many under way on have the loose roclts. During construction: Speeds will be reduced 'l‘ral'lic \\ ill be reduced to one lane A width restriction will be in place » lilagget‘s will be present to cotttrol traffic at interchanges The project is expected to be completed by early tall. the NUDU'I‘ reminds motorists support ot' Rent this space for only a few dollars a week. Call 872-3755 for more details today! Man) churthcs are just chine by churches use “tithing” t it) percent oli incontei as the goal but lee, churches see tit c percent, While churches arc taking: .i beat my. donations to secular chatitablc organi/ation hat c t’ctnaitletl stead) at 75 percent. Another possible mplanauon lot the decline {it ittciubciship is disen chamnicnt \\llll church leadership. h'lceau liicnau olitlalhip compiled .3 ranking ot' the honest} and ethics ol’ 33 occupations. ("lcres rant. a pitilul ninth. behind tcachers. doctors. po lice oll'iccrs and da} care prm iderr- and sct'crztl others. The bchat ior ol sonic clcrp} has tnulermiutxl thc contidencc or the people. t‘athohcs lost the lareesl number because the} hate been dealing \\ th the i houses-t scandal, lit\\\t‘\\.‘l. liuunt' Sun ,..att and the prosperity preachers hioc done iittlc to imprme the reputation oi l’rotes taut churches. we hate out} scratched the stir l'ace oi‘tliis issue. (‘hureh laypersons could scour up another down with: out trying, lloucxer. we need to keep in mind that all ol' this mega tix ism is not the Made picture. (‘hurchcs arc sert'ii‘ip mam \alu Lti‘lL‘L‘Uttlttttttttt}. scr\’ices shelter tor the homeless. laith tor the uonbtp llch‘t‘s. l'ood tor the turner}. tellott ship tor the lonclt and scores ol' other controrts that help people on the edge. lint. in lllc lace ot‘declinr int: Vigor. churches xx ill hate to prose their \\ orth to sum ire as insti ttttions. interstate 94 to slow down. lolltm ti’atlic control signage and use caution throughout the work /oue. lior more lttltlllltll' tiou about construction projects and road conditions throughout North Dakota. call Sll trout an} type ol~ phone or \‘is‘lt the 'lta‘wl lu l‘ormation Map on the Nl)l)()'l Vtebs‘ite at http:/'/’v\'\t‘\\/tra\el into s \‘.'./. s NOTICES just got more I Any notice I Any time I On any device in a new, easy to search, easy to read format. 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