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CHURCH NEWS

Friday, March 14, 2008

Best Years Club

The next meeting of Best Years Club will be Wednesday, March 19, at 11 a.m. This is a monthly gathering of senior adults and retired people who meet together on the third Wednesday of each month, September through May, for a time of encouragement, learning and fun to attract others to a grown up lifestyle centered around the hope that only Jesus Christ gives.

The program for this meeting will be a presentation of quilts made in the Wabash Valley. Peggy Potts will show her collection of quilts and share information about quilting. People who are interested in the variety and techniques used to create quilts will want to see these quilts. The program is free and open to the public.

A delicious home cooked meal will follow the program at noon. Reservations are needed for the lunch. A free will donation will be taken to help pay for the food. Please call the church office at 446-2214 if you want to make reservations for lunch or if you need transportation. The Best Years Club welcomes all senior adults to this fellowship. Bring a friend and come to the main auditorium at First Christian Church on U.S. 40 West, Brazil.

First Christian Church

The Master's Kingdom, First Christian Church's Children's Ministry, invites all area children to join us for an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 22, from 10-11 a.m., at Forest Park. There will be lots of egg-hunting fun for children ages 0-12 years, as well as special prizes for each age group. Entertainment will be provided by "Holy is the Lord" with the infamous Dellmo & Jimbo. Please call Corinna at the church office (812-446-2214) if you need further information. We hope to see you at Forest Park on March 22 as we celebrate the new life that Jesus brings!

Everyone is also invited to join First Christian Church on Easter Sunday, March 23. There will be a continental breakfast served from 8--10 am. Church services are at 9 and 10:30 a.m. with adult Sunday School Classes offered at both times. Nursery and children's program/classes will be provided both times as well. First Christian Church is located on highway 40 west in Brazil.

UNION UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Hosanna! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!" The word Hosanna translated in the terms of Christianity is a word that means a cry or adoration shouted in recognition of the Messiah ship of Jesus on this entry into Jerusalem. Imagine the town filled with thousands of people lining the streets with palms and waving palm branches as Jesus made a great and triumphal entry into the city. This Sunday Pastor Dennis will share with us a message from passage of Matthew 21:1-11 titled "The Triumphal Entry".

We invite you to join us for a time of preparation for the celebration of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Last Sunday a meal was shared after worship service in a celebration for the One Hour of Sharing. It was reported that around $300 was collected to benefit the mission of UMCOR. Planning and projects are still continuing in efforts to prepare for this year Vacation Bible School. The date has been moved up this year to June 16-20.

Teachers, Helpers, Storytellers are still needed. If you are interested in volunteering your time and talents please contact Valerie Linton. A look ahead at scheduled activities include, Saturday, March 22, at 2 p.m., there will be an Easter Egg Hunt at the church. Come for an hour of hunting Easter eggs, games and cookie decorating. Now is the time to do that annual spring cleaning because the Mountain Mission Truck will be arriving around March 24-25, for a list of acceptable and needed items please see the bulletin board.

We invite you to join us for Sunday school at 9:30 and Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. Union United Methodist Church is conveniently located south of Brazil off SR 59, turn east on CR 600 proceeding toward the airport and Jackson Twp School. We are exactly 1.75 miles east of SR 59 on CR 600. Come and experience a church with Open Doors, Open Hearts, and Open Minds for serving our Lord.

CELEBRATE RECOVERY

Need help for life's hurts, habits, and hang-ups? Try Celebrate Recovery, a nationally based program widely used throughout the world. Celebrate Recovery meets from 10 a.m.-noon every Saturday at Christ Community Church north of Brazil on SR 59.

You may think recovery is only for drug addicts and alcoholics, people whose lives seem out of control. But that's just not true!

No matter what situation you find yourself in, there's good news! Whether your problem is emotional, financial, relational, spiritual, sexual, or whatever, God wants to help you.

The purpose of the Celebrate Recovery ministry is to fellowship with others and to celebrate God's healing power in our lives as we work thorough eight recovery principles and the Christ-centered 12 steps together.

The program uses weekly scripture-based lessons and life testimonies. The reality is that you're not going to overcome your hurts, habits, and hang-ups on your own. They must be tackled through community, we need each other! There is hope. God is ready and waiting to help you if you will let Him.

We look forward to meeting you! Your Celebrate Recovery T.E.A.M.

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.

Annunciation Angels Preschool will be having their open house Tuesday, March 18, from 6:30-8 p.m. If you are interested in a preschool for your children come and check us out. Our teachers will be on hand to show you around and explain all of activities your children will be doing. Our teachers do something that I think is extremely important for the safety of the children, they meet every child at the car each morning or afternoon, unbuckle them and take them into the building. They then reverse the procedure when it is time to go home.

Deanery Service for Divine Mercy Sunday will again be hosted by Annunciation. The service is March 30, at 3 p.m. A reception will follow in the Parish Center. All are invited to come and share with us. The service will include a history of the Divine Mercy, a Blessing by Fr. Dom, Adoration of the Divine Mercy and Singing of the Divine Mercy Chaplet.

Congrats to Grant Meyers for being chosen to serve on the Archdiocese of Indianapolis Youth Council. Congrats go out to Grant and Kirk Meyers for being chosen to go to New York in April to see the Pope. They will be taking small items with them to be blessed by the Pope. Please call the Parish office if you have something you would like blessed.

We will be playing special games each week so come out and see what's happening. This week we will be playing Buddy Pack. If you bingo during regular bingo and have a buddy pack, your buddy will also get the pot. If there are 100 people playing at the start of regular bingo the pot will be $140 per game.

The small jackpot will be increased on those nights to $175. If this happens like it did last week we will throw out the special games we are playing and just play for the $140 pot. We increased our no smoking area to accommodate more players. We have at least one door prize a week and frequently have new pull tab games, so if you haven't been for a while it's time to come again and check us out.

We play ten speed games starting at 6 p.m. each and every Sunday and our Early Bird games start at 6:30 p.m. Regular bingo starts at 7 p.m. Our bingo hall is located at 8990 N. Kennedy Crossing Rd. across from the Northview High School baseball field. We are handicapped accessible and we have a lighted parking lot. We have a lot of good food each week also.

Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church located at 19 N. Alabama St. For more information call (812)448-1901 or annunicationchurch@msn.com

Carbon United Methodist Church

By Mary Egloff

Our minister was on vacation last week painting and preparing a house in which to move into. He and his family will be moving this weekend. That is always an exciting time, and we hope they are happy and feel good about their move. He will be back with us tomorrow.

Mary Jo Archer took his place Sunday. We always enjoy having her and her bunch with us. Their music was wonderful and her message was so inspiring. Thanks, Mary Jo.

Easter is right around the corner. Next week will be Palm Sunday, and then Easter will be the following Sunday. It is so early this year, it is hard to realize that it will be here. On Easter, there will be a Sunrise Service at 7:30 a.m., a breakfast at 8:15 a.m., a hunt for Easter goodies (not eggs) at 9:30 a.m., and an Easter Worship Service at 10:30 a.m ... a full morning! Come celebrate with us Christ's victory over death and His promise of eternal life for those who believe in Him.

Join with us tomorrow in preparing ourselves for this great happening. Even if you are not a "church person," even if you say you "don't believe," come find out more about God's love for you and what He can do for you if you will let Him. Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m., (and it's not just for kids) and Worship Service is at 10:30 a.m., (and it's not just for old folks).

Peniel United Methodist Church

Holy Week Services at Peniel will start with the Palm Sunday Services, with Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. and Worship at 10:45 a.m.

The Bible Study Group will be at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 18.

Choir Practice will be Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Maundy Thursday Service will be at 7 p.m.

The Easter egg hunt will be on Saturday at 1 p.m. at The home of Bob and Mary Anderson.

The Easter Sunrise Service will be at 6:30 a.m. and will be followed by Breakfast in the Fellowship Hall. Everyone is invited to attend any of the services.

KNIGHTSVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Knightsville United Methodist Church will be having their annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday, March 22, at the old Knightsville school yard.

Ages 0-17 are welcome. Gift bags for all and great prizes.

For more information, call Pastor Scott at 812-446-6683.

RIVER COMMUNITY CHURCH

River Community Church will be holding Good Friday Service at 7 p.m. on March 21.

BRAZIL FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

Last Sunday morning, the Communicants class was received into church membership by the Session. During the regular service of Divine Worship the following young people became members of our church: Cameron Burdette, Kelsey Oehler, Michael Lagro, Joseph Thomas, Tyler Trout, Britnee Hardey, Alexis Ruhe, Kyle Hayes and Sydney Hayes. We are very proud of the decision that they have made and we welcome them into our church family!

This Sunday is Palm Sunday. Join us at 10:30 a.m. to celebrate this joyous day which will begin with a procession led by the acolytes and crucifer that recalls the procession of Jesus on Palm Sunday.

Maundy Thursday, March 20, features a worship service starting at 7 p.m. The service will include the traditional elements of scripture reading depicting the final hours of Jesus' life, a brief Meditation by Rev. Scoggins and the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper. The service will conclude with the "stripping of the chancel" as various elements are removed to remind us of the abandonment of Christ in his final hours.

Easter Sunday, March 23, will begin with the Easter Breakfast at 9:45 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. Everyone is invited to this time of food and conversation, prepared by the Deacons.

The traditional Easter Morning Service of Divine Worship will start at 10:30 a.m. The sanctuaty will be filled with Easter lilies, the music of the season, and the morning meditation. Everyone is invited to spend part of Easter with us and share the good news of Christ's resurrection.

Applications for college scholarships administered by the church are now available. They may be picked up at the church office or high school guidance office. The deadline is April 15.

The Rev. Gary Scroggins and the entire congregation extend an invitation to all members of the community to join us in these Holy Week opportunities. For more information, call the church at 446-2415. First Presbyterian is located at 210 N. Walnut, Brazil and on the web at www.-brazilpresbyterian.org

OTTER CREEK CHRISTIAN CHURCH

Praise the Lord, what a beautiful time to be alive. It is once again time to say hello from your friends at Otter Creek Christian Church. Spring is just around the corner, you can feel it in the air. It is time to get outside and start those chores that we have been putting off all winter. Next week starts our Holy week celebration. I hope that you have plans to celebrate the Risen Saviour Jesus Christ with your family.

Our verse for this week is from Mark 15:12 (And Pilate answered and said again unto them [What will ye then that I shall do unto him whom ye call the King of the Jews?] What have we done with Jesus who is called the Christ? do we keep Jesus on the shelf and only take Him down when we need something or do we take Him with us everywhere we go. Jesus said in John 15 that we must abide in Him and Him in us that we can enjoy the full blessings that Jesus has in store for us. Don't be just I will go to church two times a year [ Christmas and Easter ] type Christians. We must not forsake the assembling of ourselves together. So if you want to serve God the way that we are supposed to, we must set under the teaching of God's Word and that is done by attending Sunday School and attending Worship. We invite you to please consider getting involved in a Bible preaching, Bible believing church that stand on the truth that Jesus is the only way to Heaven. John 14:6 says that Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life, none comes unto the Father but by me. Please consider Otter Creek Church, our doors are always open to you and your family.

Check out our web site [http://OtterCreekChurch.com] you will find some neat stuff on it. From our on-line newsletter to the latest sermons from the sanctuary of Otter Creek Christian Church to a map on how to find the church. If you would like you can sign up for our newsletter.

This is our calendar of events for he month of March 19-21 - Spring Revival at Otter Creek - preaching on wednesday night will be Brother Don Perry from Marshall, Thursday night will be Otter Creek's own Brother Dennis Holley from Seelyville, and Friday night will be Pastor Steve Brattain with a special candlelight communion service in the basement. All revival services start at 7 p.m. Please mark these dates on your calendar and plan t be with us. On Easter Sunday we will have a Sunrise Service starting at 6 a.m. with breakfast to follow. There will be no Sunday School that day but there will be our regular Worship service at 10:40 a.m. March 30 is Andrew Sunday, this means that we are to invite someone to church that has not been to church for a while. We have a pitch-in dinner after the Worship service.

Our Sunday service times are 9:30 a.m. for Sunday School for all ages, 10:40 a.m. for our Worship service, our evening service at 6 p.m. We have Bible study on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. The church phone is 1-812-446-5300 or you can call Pastor Brattain at 1-812-446-4007. The church is located at 6299 N. Crow Street, Brazil. Come and experience that small church feeling that has a big heart for God. Please consider Otter Creek Christian Church your House of Worship.

Sisters of Providence OF SAINT MARY-OF-THE-WOODS

The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods have announced times for Holy Week services for the week of March 16-23.

All of the services in the Church of the Immaculate Conception are open to the public.

Service times:

* Sunday, March 16: Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion, Eucharistic Liturgy, 11 a.m.

* Monday, March 17: Eucharistic Liturgy, 11:30 a.m.

* Tuesday, March 18: Eucharistic Liturgy, 11:30 a.m.

* Wednesday, March 19: Eucharistic Liturgy, 11:30 a.m.

* Thursday, March 20: Holy Thursday, Mass of the Lord's Supper, 4 p.m.

* Friday, March 21: Good Friday of the Lord's Passion, 3 p.m.

* Saturday, March 22: Easter Vigil of the Holy Night of Easter, 8 p.m.

* Sunday, March 23: Easter Sunday, the Solemnity of Easter, the Resurrection of the Lord, Eucharistic Liturgy at 11 a.m.

BRAZIL FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Holy Week begins tomorrow with a Palm Snday message: "We Want to See Jesus." Joion us tomorrow at 9 a.m. from traditional service or 11 a.m. for contemporary service.

Thursday a dramatic reading "Surely Not I" will lead us into Holy Communion for our 7 p.m. Maundy Thursday service.

Crystal Valley Quartet will be one of several musical guests at our community Good Friday service at noon, March 21. Pastors and religious leaders from the community will be participating.

For more information, go to our website at brazilfirstumc.org

Brazil First Church of the Nazarene

Brazil First Church of the Nazarene, 1002 E National Ave., will be having "Passport to Kidz Missions" and Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 22, 1-3 p.m.

Open to ages preschool - 11 years. Come one, come all for snacks, entertainment, treat bags, and prizes.

For more information,call the church office at 812-446-0371.

BEREA CHRISTIAN CHURCH

The Berea Christian Church Missions will be sponsoring a Chicken Noodle Dinner on Saturday, March 29 from 4-7 p.m. at the Clay County Fairgrounds, SR 59, Brazil.

Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for ages 12 and under, and are only available at the door.



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