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Friday, May 23, 2008

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.

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.-noon.

To schedule time to see a priest, call the parish office.

I have mentioned an upcoming yard sale at Kennedy Crossing on May 31 and so far I have been wrong about everything but the date. The yard sale will be indoors and will be from 8 a.m.-noon. This is to benefit Annunciation Church and is sponsored by the Lady Knights of Annunciation Church.

The Knights of Columbus Council 4377 has announced they are issuing their Family of the Month award to the Chris Durcholz family. This award is for families who have served as an inspiration to our parish, community and council by supporting and strengthening Christian Family Life. Congratulations to the Durcholz family.

There will be a pancake breakfast after mass on Sunday June 1. The breakfast is again sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. There will be a lot of good fellowship and ladies it is a good way to let the men serve you.

The Parish Council will meet Tuesday, May 27, at 6:30 pm.

VBS is the week of June 16. Plan on having your kids or grandkids attend.

If you have any church news please email me at eaburt48@hotmail.com by Tuesday evening if you would like it in the paper Saturday.

Volunteers are needed to help with Bingo. We are short handed especially with the summer months coming up. We are also looking for volunteers to be on the bingo committee. We meet about every other month and we only meet for about an hour, sometimes a little longer. We need some fresh ideas about ways to improve our bingo game.

This week we are having a "500 Special". Since it is race day we will have for our large jackpot the normal $1000 for 55 or less numbers called, but instead of $325 for the jackpot after that we will be playing for $500. We will also be playing "instant win" pull tabs all night instead of our regular pull tab games.

We play 10 speed games starting at 6 pm each and every Sunday and our Early Bird games start at 6:30 p.m. Regular bingo starts at 7 pm. 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

Harmony United Methodist Church

This week we celebrate Memorial Day with a tribute to those who have given so much for the sake of God and country. Let's remember that this holiday is not about the Big Race in Indy, it is about the love, sacrifice, and price that have been paid for us.

After getting everyone fired up last week about being "RADICAL" in our Hospitality, this Sunday will be talking about being "Passionate" in our Worship and "Intentional" in our Faith Development. This is in an effort to be faithful in following Christ's commandments and in response to Bishop Robert Schnase's book "Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations." As a faith community, we are seeking to continually grow in our witness and discipleship so that God may become visible, real, and life changing in the midst of our relationships.

As always, there will be plenty of great fellowship and sharing in joys and concerns. We invite and welcome any who would like to attend! Sunday Morning Worship -- 9 a.m., Sunday School -- 10:45 a.m. Come and join us!

Berea Christian Church

Berea Christian Church will be having a Jonah Fish Fry on Saturday, May 31 starting at 4 p.m. All proceeds go towards the Mission Trip to Mexico.

Tickets are $7 for adults, and $3.50 for children 10 and under. Prices include a drink and deserts can be purchased for $1 per item.

Advance tickets may be purchased through the church office or the night of the event.

Berea Christian Church is located at the corner of Billville and Waterworks Rd., Brazil.

For more information, call 448-8698.

Carbon United Methodist Church

Our first annual music festival, "Music For The Soul", was last Saturday. We want to thank Cathy Craig for all the hard work she put in to get it organized and going. We also want to thank Dave and Mary Jo Archer and their group, "Souled Out", for stepping in and filling in for the bands that cancelled out. The music was great, the weather turned out great, and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the entire afternoon.

Sunday, at a special Charge Conference, the church voted to incorporate. Basically, this means that the church itself is held responsible for any accident that might happen rather than the individual members of the Board of Trustees. There are other things, too, but that is the bottom line. The Administrative Board met Monday evening to finalize all the legal work involved in the incorporation process.

The Believers Women's Group met Tuesday evening. Their main item of business was getting Vacation Bible School off and running. It will be held June 9-13 from 6-8:15 p.m. each evening. We will again be working with the Carbon Nazarene Church, and are looking forward to this big joint effort. We do need a lot of help to make it run smoothly. If you have not signed up to help in some capacity, see Mary Egloff. I'm sure she can find a job for you!

Remember, tomorrow, the last Sunday of the month, is "Baskart Sunday". Don't forget to bring an item or two to put in the baskart for the Food Pantry.

Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday with Worship following at 10:30 a.m. We would surely be pleased to have you join us either or both times.


What a wonderful service we had last Sunday. I incorrectly had Holly Oehler and Bill Whitaker getting married last Saturday, but they are actually getting married today. I want to apologize for this, and I hope it caused no inconvenience for them. ?

We want to continue praying for Karen Shrader, who has been in the hospital with double pneumonia. She is home now, but still needs our prayers. We also need to pray for the following: Avila DeLange is in the hospital, Dave Lewis is to have some eye surgery soon, and Harold Rheinfrank, who has always been so dedicated is having some difficulties. If you know of anyone who needs prayer, please let us know. We are a church who definitely believes in the power of prayer.

?Last week we congratulated our seniors, but one of our graduates was omitted. Lance Brown will also be graduating from Northview High School.

?If you are not attending church anywhere else, please come be with us. We would love to see you. Our Sunday school for all ages is at 9:30 a.m., and our worship service is at 10:30 a.m. We do offer a childrens' worship for ages 3-7 during the 10:30 a.m. service, where learn the Bible on their level. Our Sunday evening service is at 6 p.m., and we have a Bible study and prayer meeting on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. Our youth group meets on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m., also.

Jonathan Shrader is the sponsor for the youth group, and if you are a young person, Jonathan would love to have you join them. He has many plans for this group, so come find out what will be happening. ?

Vacation Bible School is just around the corner, so be thinking about getting your child ready. It will be held June 9-13 from 6:30-8 p.m., with the closing program being the 13th.

The theme will be FULL ARMOR OF GOD.?Until next week remember to read your Bibles and pray everyday.


This Summer Help Your Kids Grow the Fruit of the Spirit!

Christ Community Church will be having Vacation Bible School on June 1-6, from 6-8:30 p.m.

The theme verse is "The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control." ?Galatians 5:22-23

SonHarvest County Fair VBS takes children, first through fifth grade, to the country for some down-to-earth farm fun! Through the examples of Jesus and His parables, children will grow the fruit of the Spirit in their lives: love, joy, peace, patience and kindness.

Your kids will love trying their hand at real-life farm activities, creating their own blue-ribbon arts and crafts, going hog-wild playing fun games, eating farm-fresh snacks, singing down-home songs and watching hilarious skits!

For more information, or for transportation to VBS, call Cheryl at 443-0423.

Croy's Creek Congregational Christian Church

Croy's Creek Congregational Christian Church will be having a 'Big Backyard' Vacation Bible School on June 2-6 from 6-8:45 p.m.

The Bible school is open to children ages 3-19.

For more information or to register, call 812-986-2797.

Croy's Creek Congregational Christian Church is located in Reelsville on County Line Road, south of US 40.


ALOHA! Welcome to Outrigger Island! Surf's up, so grab your surfboard and head for the waves! During VBS, kids will know, speak, and live God's truth-Aloha style. Based on Psalm 86:11, Outrigger Island is more than a tropical paradise. It's the place where kids will develop the stability they need to face a world of shifting sands and wavering opinions.

All kids from Pre School to fifth grade can catch the waves on June 2-6, from 6-8 p.m. Teach me your way, O Lord, and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name. Psalm 86:11

First Baptist Church is located at 413 S. Walnut St., Brazil. For more information, call 812-448-8112


Happy Saturday to all of you. This weekend is a very special one. We will celebrate Memorial Day and give our respects to those no longer with us and to those still with us who survived the battle. Most of you probably remember when Memorial Day was known as "Decoration Day" because it was a time set aside to honor the nation's Civil War soldiers by decorating their graves. It was started in 1868 to commemorate the sacrifice of these soldiers and has since grown to honor all those who have given their lives in services of their country.

Bee Ridge Church would like to give a special thank you to every person who has served in the military, especially the ones who belong to our church.

We invite you to visit our church. Sunday School starts at 9:30 a.m. Church starts at 10:30 a.m. We look forward to meeting you soon.

Blessings to each and every one of you.


God gives us direction. We ignore God's direction. We go our own way. We get into a mess. We ask God for direction. God seems to be silent. We are mad at God because of the mess we are in or feel abandoned by God because we don't hear His voice. We wonder why God does not answer us.

God gives us direction through the words and example of Jesus Christ and in Scripture. The Ten Commandments guide our morals and actions. The Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5 guides our attitudes and motives as well as actions. When we live our day to day lives as if these words are ancient and have nor bearing today, we get caught in a pattern of faulty thinking that leads us to justify our sinful behavior. We are led into temptation and commit actions that contradict God's directions and God's will.

The proper response is to admit our disobedience and commit our lives to following God's way. When we seek forgiveness with humble hearts, we can be restored in a right relationship with God through Jesus.

Join us on Sunday morning at Brazil First United Methodist Church, 201 N. Meridian St. Traditional worship begins at 9 a.m., contemporary worship is at 11 a.m.

Open Hands Preschool is now enrolling for the fall.

For more information, go to our website at brazil-firstumc.org


Hello, from your friends at the Otter Creek Christian Church. We are ready to enjoy the first big weekend of the summer. Many of us have plans for our families to go and enjoy the beauty that God has made for us.

In the midst of our plans and activities, make sure that we take God along with us. Because He has promised never to leave us or forsake us no matter where we are or what we are doing. Plan to be in church this Sunday, as we celebrate Memorial Day at Otter Creek Church.

Our verse for this week is from Hebrew 12:1-2 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, v2 Looking unto Jesus the author send finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

This Memorial Day weekend, let us remember those of our Military that gave their lives to make sure that we live in the free and greatest country on the face of the earth, USA. Take time to bow your heads and say a prayer of thanks to God for them and our freedom. As we look at these Bible verses, we see the greatest sacrifice that was made as an atonement for our sin, and His name is Jesus. We also see the Memorial for the Christian, the Cross, reminds us of that sacrifice. Just like the lady that stands in New York Harbor, let us see the cross lights our way home and reminds us of our real freedom.

Our calendar for the month of June will be in next week's article.

We have Sunday School classes for all ages at 9:30 a.m., 10:40 a.m. for our Worship service, evening service is at 6 p.m.

Bible study is on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. For more information call, 446-5300 or Pastor Brattain at 446-4007. The church is located at 6299 N. Crow Street, Brazil.

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