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Friday, October 19, 2007


Submitted by Annunciation Catholic Church

Father Dom Chukwudi (domojore@yahoo.com)is the Administrator and Dr. Marsha Bialaszewski (M.Bialaszewski@att.net) is the Pastoral Associate.

The Mass schedule is Saturday, 6:30 p.m., Sunday, 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, 9 a.m. Reconciliation is 5:45-6:15 p.m., Saturday or by appointment. Divine Mercy Chaplet: First Sunday each month at 8 a.m.

Father’s office hours are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9 a.m.-1 p.m., and 3-5 p.m. Parish office hours are 8-11:30 a.m., and 12:30-3:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday and Friday 8 a.m.- noon.

The sound system has been replaced and seems to be working better. There may be a few bugs left, but we are working to make sure everyone hears and understands what Father has to say.

Work began on the louvers in the church steeple and is supposed to be done before this weekend, so you may want to check out the steeple. If the work has been completed, the speakers will have been moved and new louvers should fill the spaces.

Father has some new windows in the rectory. The upstairs windows on the east side of the rectory and two of the windows on the north side have been replaced. We will be replacing the rest of the windows in the rectory as money becomes available.

Work on the roof should begin within the next two weeks. We have the money for this project, but certain paperwork with the archdiocese still has to be completed before the contractor can start work. The contractor told us once they get started they think they can get the new roof installed in three weeks, weather permitting of course.

On Sunday, Oct. 28, we will be having Halloween Activities for the children. There will be games and treats. The Knights of Columbus will prepare a picnic lunch for all the children and their parents following the activities.

This week at Bingo we will be having a $1,000 large jackpot guaranteed giveaway. We have a large Halloween basket to give to some lucky pull-tab winner this week too. We will be continuing with a raffle we started last week on a 42-inch projection TV from Shuee and Sons. Each week we will have three lucky pull-tab game winners entered into the contest. Each winner will have a one-in-18 chance to win this television. We also are giving away a home theater system. We plan on having special things to do on Oct. 28 for Halloween. We plan on having a costume contest, so come dressed as your favorite ghost or goblin and joining in the fun. We also have to Colts jackets to give away that night also. See our ad in yesterday’s Brazil times.

Our bingo hall is located at 8990 N. Kennedy Crossing Rd. across from the Northview High School baseball field. Speed bingo starts at 6 p.m., early bird bingo starts at 6:30 and regular bingo starts at 7. We are handicapped accessible and we have a lighted parking lot.


Submitted by Bee Ridge Church

Hi! It's me again. I've got a question for all of you. How much do you really love God? Do you love Him enough to put Him above everything and everyone else? You all will probably answer "Of Course," but is that really true? Do you volunteer your help for your church as much as you should? The church is God's temple and the people in it are His family. We need to all join together and do everything we can. Get others to help you. Work in groups. Just start volunteering. Unify God's temple. That would make our Savior very happy. I feel like that is a problem shared by every church.

Bee Ridge Church's annual wiener roast will be tonight (Sat. Oct. 20) from 5p.m., till ?. We invite you to join us. You don't have to come to our church regularly. All you need to do is bring a covered dish. Can you think of a better way to get acquainted with the congregation? We will be looking for you. Then, Sunday morning you can return for Sunday School and/or Church services. Sunday School for both kids and adults starts at 9:30 a.m. Church services for both starts at 10:30 a.m.

Bee Ridge is the little church at the top of the hill on Kennedy's Crossing Rd. It's 1.4 miles north of Northview School. We have handicapped facilities and we have the love and spirit of God in our church.

God bless you all.


Submitted by Nazarene Church

Our Caravan children will be participating in "Trunk and Treat" to be held in the Pavilion of Forest Park, Oct. 31, Halloween night, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Last year over 500 children participated in the event. We will not be having a van run Halloween night. Any questions contact the Children's Ministry Director, Erin Hood at 446-0371.

Dr. Mark and Nancy Pitts will be with us Sunday, Nov. 25, for a Deputation Service. Mark and Nancy have accepted the call to Africa Nazarene University as assist to the vice chancellor. This is a new date so make sure to mark your calendars.

We are having a Baptism Service Sunday, Oct. 28, following Sunday morning service which is 10 a.m. If you wish to be baptized please contact our pastor, Rev. Gary Bechtel at 446-0371.

As part of our church outreach program several ladies in out church provided soup, salad and dessert to the East Side School staff as this was a long work day for them.

We wish to offer our deepest sympathy and prayers to Art and Barbara Philabaum and family. Art's father, Ernest Philabaum passed this past week.

If you are not attending a church, please join us for worship services: Sunday, 10:00am and Wednesday at 7 p.m. Sunday School at 9 a.m., for children and adults. We provide nursery for babies, Wee Worship for Toddlers and children's worship for all other children through age 12. Caravan for children 3-12 is every Wednesday night 7-8 p.m., and van or bus service is provided. If your child/children needs a ride please contact our church at 446-0371 before 6 p.m., Wednesday.

It is our sincere desire that you feel the warmth of God's spirit and that you will be spiritually encouraged and strengthened as we worship our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ together.


Submitted by Tony Alstott

Worry is a human response to stress when our circumstances are out of our control.

Many times, the worrying that we do leads to additional stress instead of relieving our stress.

This worry eventually leads to mental and physical problems.

The Bible instructs us not to worry. Jesus tells us to refocus our thoughts on God and God’s will. The Apostle Paul writes to the church and instructs it not worry about anything, but with everything, go to God in prayer.

Worry is an unhealthy habit that accomplishes nothing good. If we can refocus our worry into prayer, we can accomplish nothing but good. Our mental and physical health will improve. The bottom line is to surrender to God’s will by trusting that everything is in God’s hands.

Tomorrow’s message will be given by Bishop Gerishon Njoroge of Kenya. Bishop Njoroge oversees 70 churches in Africa and will speak about what God is doing in the face of poverty, disease and the threat of Islam.

Join us at Brazil First United Methodist Church, 201 N. Meridian St., Brazil, at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.


Submitted by Rita Stough

Hello from Carbon Baptist Church.

A lot going on in October. Pastor Chris and his wife Michelle are having a weiner roast on Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m. for the youth at their home.

“Bible in Concert,” Oct. 25-27, will be at Wabash Park Campground in Clay City, beginning at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and there is no cost. For more information, call 812-939-1317.

Our church will also be participating in the Trunk or Treat at Forest Park on Oct. 31, at the cow palace. The time is 6-8 p.m. We will be participating in this along with other churches in our community. Contact our Youth Pastor Chris Lee if interested in participating.

Come join us at 8:30 a.m., or second service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday mornings. Our Sunday School is at 9:40 a.m.

Thank you and God bless.


Submitted by Mary Egloff

Travis Sims returned to the Carbon United Methodist Church on Friday evening for a grand performance of his "Magic Show". This is the third year we have had him present this wonderfully entertaining and inspiring show. He kept kids and grown-ups on the edge of their seats trying to figure out how he did his "tricks". As he keeps everyone spell-bound, he delivers a powerful gospel lesson of how God loves us and how God does miracles while he, Travis, does only illusions.

Thank you, Travis, for your great show!

On Saturday, Oct. 27, the church people will get together to put sealer on the new ramp before bad weather. They will meet for breakfast at 8 a.m. and begin working by 9 a.m. The more people who show up to work, the faster the work will get done.

The Believers Women's Group met on Wednesday evening. Linda Grove was hostess. Sharon Crawford reported on the women's finances and how their money could best be used for the church.

It was good to have J.C. Somers with us last Sunday. He served as an usher with Pat Egloff. We also had a few new faces at church, which is always wonderful.

It is about time for people to start filling their "Shoeboxes" for Christmas. The deadline for having them turned in will be Nov. 11, the day of our Thanksgiving Celebration at the church. A video about the Shoebox Ministry will be shown tomorrow during the worship service.

Everyone who comes to our church is warmly welcomed.

If it has been a while since you attended church, please come. You need God in your life. Worship Service is at 10 a.m.


Submitted by Eastside Christian Church

Hello again from Eastside Christian. What an inspirational day we had. Jonathan Schrader's ordination was held in our church. If you have never seen an ordination service, it is quite moving. Many of his family, friends and church members were with us and were involved in the service. Our prayers and support are with him as he goes out and does more of the Lord's work. It was also such a blessing for our church to be involved with this. It was so good to see so many of our members present to witness this. 
We want to congratulate Red and Dorleen Woodrum on just celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. Also, Calvin and Joan Callahan celebrated an anniversary. May both couples have many more. If you are not attending church anywhere, please come be with us. We would love to welcome you. We are a friendly, Bible believing non-denominational church.

Our Sunday School for all ages is at 9:30 a.m., and our worship service is at 10:30. We do offer a separate childrens' worship at 10:30 for ages 3-7, where they learn about God on their level. We are located directly behind Hardee's on Church St.. Until next time, may God be with you.


Submitted by New Hope Fellowship

How many times have you been in a situation that you thought was hopeless and you just wanted to give up?

It is easy to quit. Sometimes, all we need to do is talk over the problem with a friend to put it in perspective.

Through prayer, we can express our feelings and talk our problems out with God. Giving up often causes us to miss the best God has to offer.

Rather than giving up when the situation arises, we need to consecrate on experiencing the inner strength from the Holy Spirit.

II Corinthians 4:16-17 " Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed each day. For our present troubles are quite small and won’t last long. Yet they produce for us an immeasurably great glory that will last forever.

Ephesians 3:16 " That He would grant you according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might by His spirit in the inner man.

Sunday school starts at 9:30 a.m., and church services are at 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening services are at 6 p.m. Wednesday night Bible study is at 7 p.m.

We are located on block north off United States 40 on State Road 59, in the building that S.O.S. has graciously let us use.

Come and join us in genuine fellowship in our services. A small church with a big vision.


Submitted by Knightsville UMC

The Knightsville United Methodist Church will be having an All-you-can-eat chili dinner on Oct. 26, from 4-8 p.m., at the Knightsville Community Center.

The menu will include Knightsville hot or mild chili and a variety of “custom chili’s” from the kitchen’s of members of the church. Included in the meal will be a choice of sandwich, drink and crackers.

For your enjoyment, there will be live entertainment featuring Ron Rodgers and his band, a a special appearance of Diana and Scott performing an acoustical set.

Prices are $4 in advance or $5 at the door. Tickets may be purchased from any member of the church or by calling Pastor Scott at 812-446-6683.


Submitted by Otter Creek Christian Church

The old fashion revival and homecoming, which started Oct. 18, will continue tonight at 7 p.m. with Stephen Brattain.

The Homecoming will conclude Sunday with a carry-in dinner after worship services at 10:40 a.m. Sunday School will be at 9:30 a.m.

The church is located at 6299 N. Crow St., Brazil.

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