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The Lordís Table relocates to south Wabash

Pastor Roxanne Mann stands in front of The Lord’s Table church’s new building located on Vernon Street with her husband, Mike. The nondenominational church is now welcoming new members to its congregation. Photo by Emma Rausch

By Emma Rausch

The Lord’s Table, a “versus-by-versus” church started by Wabash County resident and pastor Roxanne Mann, is now open in its new location on Vernon Street and is accepting new members to its congregation.

Founded in 2010, the church was originally located at 31 E. Market St.

Mann told The Paper of Wabash County that, while Wabash has a variety of churches, she saw a great need in the community who want to know and learn God’s word.

“So many times over my years, you would hear the main stories in the Bible, but wouldn’t really get into the depths of the need of God’s word,” Mann said. “That’s what I felt God called me to do, to start any way a versus-by-versus church and give the meaning of the Greek and the Hebrew words that were in there versus-by-versus and let the congregation know what those words meant, how they applied back then and how we can apply them to our lives today.”

The Lord’s Table blends traditional and nontraditional worship music in a casual or informal atmosphere and encourages its congregation to be “real,” according to Mann.

“I believe so strongly in that scripture that says, ‘Confess thy sins so that you may heal,’” she said. “We do mess up from time to time, and part of the healing and the restoration of our heart is just to confess that. … That’s part of people growing, that you mess up and you fail but you get back up like the Bible says, ‘The righteous man falls several times but he gets back up,’”

In line with that point of view, the Lord’s Table offers recovery group programs and jail ministry. Part of its vision, Mann said, is to work directly with women leaving prison and returning to society.

“It’s the vision of this church to have an outreach ministry, that’s separate from the church, to place a modular home out there on (the Lord’s Table’s) property,” she continued. “It will be for women coming out of prison to restructure their lives in recovering and getting them back into the community, into working and helping them stay away from the influences of drugs around the community.”

The church’s 12-step support group for women takes place on Wednesday at noon. Mann said she will also be offering a mixed-gender support group on Thursdays at 7 p.m.

Sermons are offered on Wednesday beginning at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday at 10:30 a.m. A pick-up and drop-off service is available.

The Lord’s Table is located at 1975 Vernon St. in Wabash. For more information, visit thelordstable.net or call 260-571-7686.
 

Posted on 2015 Jul 07