ROSEDALE BAPTIST CHURCH
The Rosedale Baptist Church will be having a Ladies Spring Extravaganza on April 26. Special music will be provided and Julia Thistle will be speaking at 7 p.m.
A meal will be at 6 p.m. with a donation of $10. Bring your friends and register for the door prizes. For more information, call Marty McPike at 765-548-2857.
Brazil Bible Fellowship Church
This past Sunday was a tremendous challenge from the Scriptures regarding sexual purity. The message came from Matthew 5:27-30. Most people think that adultery is only committed from the actual act of adultery. But God unveils to us that people are guilty of adultery when they look at the opposite sex, with the exception of their spouse, with a desire for sex. As Pastor Gordon mentioned, this includes pornography.
The first point established was that we must use God's standard of righteousness to evaluate whether or not we are guilty. The second point of the message struck at the seriousness and aggressive action one must take regarding sexual sin. With the availability of pornography, access to the internet in the privacy of our homes and now our cell phones, this can be a very private and hidden sin that many are committing.
One has well summarized verses 29-30 as the "radical amputation" approach to dealing with sinful habits. For those wanting to steer clear of sexual temptation or to have victory over their sexual lusts, some of the following were mentioned: accountability with another trusted individual, all TV and internet use is out in the open, having your wife destroy the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, etc..
The women were challenged to strive for modesty when in mixed company using this challenge: "Am I reflecting character or am I revealing anatomy?" This is a sin problem that is private and is a stumbling block for many spiritually.
The congregation was reminded that God offers hope and victory over this life dominating sin, like all others. God calls Christians to live holy lives, including sexual purity. Pastor, like always, offered to help anyone if they were struggling in this area.
There are a couple of upcoming ministries that we would like to announce and invite you to. There is a youth Sunday Night After Church activity planned for this Sunday. If the weather is dry they will be playing outdoor volleyball. This is for all teens attending middle school and high school. Be at the church at 6:30 p.m. The ladies have planned for a Ladies Friendship Banquet for April 26 at the church beginning at 5:30 p.m. This is for all ladies, young and older. You don't have to have a daughter to attend. Our VBS is scheduled for June 8-11 and a Men's and Boy's cookout is planned for later in the month of June as well.
Our purpose as a church is to proclaim the truth of God's Word so that sinners can hear how they can be saved from the power and bondage of sin and be reconciled to a holy God. Besides the message of salvation, those who are saved are encouraged and built up in the faith through the practical teaching so that they grow in the faith and experience the transforming power of God's grace in their personal lives. We exist to encourage and help you. Why not join us this Sunday at 10 a.m. for Sunday School for all ages as well as for our Morning Worship Service at 11 a.m. We also have a 6:30 p.m. Sunday and Wednesday service.
Pastor is also available to offer help and counsel by either emailing email@example.com or calling 442-5008. Regardless of the personal, marital or family struggles, God has the answers and the hope that you need. There is hope.
Eastside Christian Church
It may have been rainy and dreary outside, but it was a glorious day inside. The angels were singing in honor of new members of God's family, Lorie, Troy and Brandon Pierce.
?The service was a little different this past Sunday. Lyle Monnett gave his testimony about his recent near death experience. What a blessing it was to hear him tell about it. God evidently has more for Lyle to do. None of us want to die, but we all need to be ready, for we do not know when our time will come. ?
There will be a congregational meeting immediately following our April 27 worship service. We will also be having a church work day on May 3. If you can help, please let Pastor Bill know. ?
There has been a date change for our Vacation Bible School. It will be held June 9-13 from 6:30-8 p.m. The closing program will be the June 13. Karen Shrader is the director. If you can help, please let Karen know. There is a sign-up list for snacks on the bulletin board. Also, see Sharon Brown if you can help in the kitchen. ?
If you would like to be a greeter on Sunday mornings, please let Millie know. We do need them. ?
Our Sunday School for all ages is at 9:30, and our worship service is at 10:30. We do offer a childrens' worship for ages 3-7 during the 10:30 service. Pastor Bill is bringing messages from the Sermon on the Mount. If you are not attending church somewhere else, please come visit us. God would love to have you in His house.
BEE RIDGE CHURCH
I'm back again. Guess what? We're having a Revival at Bee Ridge Church. It actually started this past Thursday, but you still have time. It's still going on tonight (Saturday) at 7 p.m. and Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. instead of having church service. Pastor Ron Bridgewater will be giving the message on these last two days. Firm Foundation will be singing their Christian songs.
You know, being in church gives me a feeling of peace. That's probably because it's one of God's promises to us. He has promised peace to us if we keep our minds on Him and His word. In order to do that, we need to focus on God, trust Him and have faith in Him. Now, I didn't say that would be easy. We must practice and discipline ourselves to do so.
How do we do that? First, you should meditate on God's word daily. Have a set time to talk to Him every day, just you and God alone. Study His word every day and you will develop a trust in Him that will give you the peace you need.
If you need help doing this, just drive to Bee Ridge Congregational Christian Church. Pastor Jeff and the congregation will give you the support you need.
Bee Ridge Church is located at 10100 N. Kennedy's Crossing Road 1.4 miles north of Northview High School. Although our church isn't located in town, it's just a short drive. Believe me, it's worth the drive.
Sunday School starts at 9:30 a.m. followed by church at 10:30 a.m. However remember that this Sunday at 10:30 a.m., we will finish up the Revival instead of having regular church.
God be with you now and always.
Carbon United Methodist Church
By Mary Egloff
Spring will come. Isn't it great that despite all the bad weather lately we know that God will keep his universe running on a steady course?
Whether you believe in God or not, you accept that tonight will come, tomorrow will come, spring will get here in its own good time, next year will come right when it is supposed to. Isn't that marvelous! Warm weather is just around the corner; my flowers will get planted, and they will be so happy. I will, too.
We finished our current Bible Study, "Evangelism By Design", last Sunday evening. Those who participated learned a great deal about spreading the word about Christ, and I feel that they learned a great deal about themselves in the process. It was good.
The Believers' Women's group met last Tuesday evening and transplanted over 100 wave petunias to give out around Carbon on Carbon's Clean Up Day, Saturday, April 26. If everyone just sticks them in the ground, Carbon will be a beautiful little town this summer. These petunias all came from the ones around my big stump north of the house. If you saw it last summer, you know what they will be like.
Happy Birthday to Ernie Egloff. He celebrated it (I won't say which one) on April 16 along with one of his grandsons who was born on his birthday. Wasn't that a nice present!
The Administrative Board will meet Monday evening at 7 p.m.
We are happy to have a few more people joining us for Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. We hope others will see their way clear to come a little early for Sunday School too. Worship Service is at 10:30 a.m. We are always happy to see new faces there also. Will one of them by yours?
WORLD GOSPEL CHURCH
World Gospel Church, 900 Gardendale Rd., Terre Haute, invite you to a concert by Sara Groves on Monday, April 28 at 7 p.m.
Sara Groves' songs have always communicated profound insight via an organic yet eclectic musical palette. However, this time around Grove accomplishes something more incredibly rare; her latest album detail the hardship and injustice of others while defiantly and exuberantly celebrating the hope of Christ in their life. Her joy is contagious and certain to extend to her audience as she "Tells Us What She Knows'
Tickets are $15 per person, call 812-877-2075 or www.evangelmismtickets.com.
CARBON BAPTIST CHURCH
Thanks to all who came to the Potato Bar, Sunday after church. All proceeds go to Relay for Life. We have a team from our church participating in this with much support from our church.
A little advance notice on what is coming up, May 5 will be our Mother's Day banquet at the church at 6:30 p.m.
Vacation Bible School will be June 2-6, and the program will be on Sunday evening, June 8. Chris, our youth pastor, and his wife, Michelle, do a wonderful job on this program and many volunteers from the congregation. Call the office, at 442-7729 for more information.
Church camp will be the week of July 28.
We are open every Sunday please feel free to come and visit, you may want to stay. God Bless!
FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER
Family Worship Center, US 40 and Staunton Rd., will have a Ladies Enrichment Weekend, May 2-3.
Anne Gard will be the speaker. Anne was born and raised here is Brazil, and now resides in Canon City, Colo. She is married and the mother of two grown children, and step-mother to a son.
Her testimoney is true witness of how God can turn devastating circumstances for His Glory. Anne worked for the Federal Prison System for 17 years as an administrative assistant and counselor, a job she loved and felt called to by God.
As God has moved in her life, opening doors of ministry through her local church, and now through the opportunity to travel and minister. She relates the love and nature of her God, His word and His desire for deep, intimate relationships with His daughters and sons. Her ministry will be a blessing for all who come.
Join us for our Ladies Enrichment Weekend, May 2 at 6 p.m., and May 3 at 9 a.m. Cost is $5 for Friday, $7 for Saturday, or $10 for both days. Cost includes lunch on Saturday. The deadline for registration is April 25.
Registration forms are available at www.wvf-wc.com, or for more information call 812-442-1792.
Annunciation Catholic Church
Father Dom Chukwudi (firstname.lastname@example.org)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.
Each Saturday at 5:55 p.m. and each Sunday at 7:55 a.m. we will be praying the Rosary for our Annunciation Parish Family and Vocations.
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. to noon.
Hopefully the roofing has been completed or at least will be completed with the next day or two of good weather. I think the new roof adds a lot to the look of our church.
This Sunday is Corporate Mass. All area Knights of Columbus members are invited to attend mass. The 4th degree Knights are asked to wear their regalia. Those 4th degree Knights without regalia are asked to wear their tuxedos and social baldric. Everyone is invited to a free breakfast following mass.
It is not too early to start thinking about Vacation Bible School. In June, the theme will be SonCanyon River Adventure. Kids learn to rely on God's wisdom as they enjoy a river adventure through spectacular SonCanyon. This video is a great way to help your kids to learn to trust Jesus as their Savior and as their guide in making wise life choices. Ages are 4-12. Older children are welcome to come and be helpers. We would like to see a lot of new faces this year, plan on sending your little ones or your grandchildren.
The Lady Knights are in the process of planning another trip for all parish members. The last trip was to Our Lady of Snows just before Christmas. During the Christmas season they have over a million lights strung around the property. It is amazing. I am sure this trip will be worth going on also. When I find out the wheres and the whens I will let you know.
Volunteers are needed to help with Bingo. We are short handed especially with the summer months coming up.
This Sunday we are giving away $1,000 on our large jackpot.
For the next two weeks we will be giving two special door prizes a week. These are special baskets that have been put together by Lancaster Bingo with proceeds from the sale of these baskets going to breast cancer research.
We play 10 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.