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Friday, September 5, 2008


Well hello from your friends at Otter Creek Church. Just a reminder that this Sunday is Grandparents Day, so be sure to tell your Grandmas and Grandpas, if they are still alive. If it wasn't for praying Grandmas and Grandpas, some of us would not know what the true love of God was all about. So praise God for them each and every day.

Our verse for the week is from Ephesians 6:11-12: Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the Devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

In order to do battle with this kind of enemy, we must be prepared and prayed. That is why we must put on the whole armour of God, not leaving one piece out.

Calender of events:

Sept. 13 - Men's prayer breakfast at 8 a.m. at the church

Oct. 10 - Wiener roast and hayride at 6 p.m.

Oct. 19 - Homecoming, a very special day for the church.

Check out our website OtterCreekChurch.com. You will find some neat stuff on it. From our online newsletter to the latest sermons from the sanctuary of the Otter Creek Christian Church to a map on how to find the church. If you would like you can sign up for our newsletter.

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 is at 6 p.m. We have Bible study on Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.

For more information, call the church at 446-5300 or Pastor Brattain at 446-4007.

The church is located at 6299 N. Crow St., Brazil. Come and experience that small church feeling that has a big heart for God. Hope to see you this Sunday.


This week is our Somebody Sunday. Our congregation has sent out invitations to those who have said they will come to church Someday. That someday is tomorrow, and we hope to have a wonderful day with a dinner immediately following the service for everyone.

Looking ahead in October, our church will be having a "Ownership and Passion" conference at McCormick's Creek on Oct. 3-4. The guest speaker is Tom Ballard. Rooms are available.

Please feel free to come and worship with us.


Charlotte Pickett leads the Chancel Choir at the 9 a.m. service as they present the "Twenty-third Psalm." Pastor Tony Alstott will begin a series on the book of James, starting with the message "Passing the Test."

Our Praise Band who leads our contemporary service will also be playing today at McKinley Hill Church of Christ at 4 p.m. at the "Hymns on the Hill."

Come and experience the love of God at Brazil First UMC on 201 N. Meridian St. Join us for Sunday morning traditional worship at 9 a.m. or our contemporary worship at 11 a.m. Sunday School for all ages begins at 10:10 a.m.

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


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 please call the parish office.

We have several spots for advertisements in our bulletin. If you own a business or know of someone who does and would like some inexpensive advertising call Nick Derkacz at 800-950-9952 ext 2436 and find out how you can reach 200 plus families with your message.

There will be a Knights of Columbus meeting this Monday, Sept. 8, at K.C. we plan on discussing the various activities we have coming up, please plan on attending.

This fall we are starting a new program called "Donut Discoveries" that will be a 15 or 20 minute informal discussion on various topics of interest within the church. This will be held after Sunday mass along with coffee and donuts. If you would like to lead a discussion please call Jennifer Buell or Marsha.

Father Dom will soon be moving into his new office in the parish center. Martha and Mark have been getting it ready for him this week.

On Sept. 11, we will be remembering all of those brave policemen and firefighters who lost their lives that day in New York. We feel it is also important to remember all of those brave men and women who still protect us on a daily basis. To that end, on Sept. 21, we are having a "Blue Mass".

All firefighters, policemen, sheriff's deputies, paramedics and EMTs and their families are welcome to attend the mass honoring them. We are also inviting the support staff for these institutions and the area prison staff. Sometimes we forget about the jailers, 911 operators, prison guards, and all of the other staff who have to deal less than ideal situations and the importance of all of their jobs. So, it is important for us to take time to remember and honor them.

There will be a free pancake breakfast sponsored by the Knights Of Columbus following mass.

Last Sunday at Bingo we not only gave away a $1000 jackpot we also gave away almost another $10,000 in other prize money. We had over 100 people and hopefully everyone had an enjoyable time.

Because we are having these nice crowds we are really needing volunteers. If you are a member of Annunciation Church and could spend one Sunday evening a month with is we could really use you. Just contact me, Ed Burt at 448-3416 or by email at eaburt48@hotmail.com or you may contact the church office at 448-1901 and ask to be put on the list. If you don't know whether you would like it or not then just come out and give it a try. Volunteers are asked to be there by 5:30 p.m. if at all possible.

Bingo Sundays at Kennedy Crossing. Everyone is welcome. We will pay $140 for our regular bingo if we have 100 people at 7 p.m. If that occurs we will throw out any special games we had planned and just play for the $140.

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. We are handicapped accessible and we have a lighted parking lot. We have a lot of good food each week also.

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.

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 The church has a website at http://mysite.veri-zon.net/resolhio/annu...

Harmony United Methodist Church

This Sunday we will be studying Paul's letter to the Ephesians as he explains the mystery of Gospel in bringing all people to be members of the body of Christ. (Ephesians 3:1-13) More specifically, how we are called to be in unity and harmony with one another despite our many differences. We will talk about Paul's encouragement to care and share our love and faith with the world as we utilize our strengths and unique talents in bringing others to know Christ.

We will be celebrating Holy Communion this week and 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!

Brazil Bible Fellowship Church

We are looking forward to a great Sunday afternoon cook-out and we invite you to join us. It will begin at 4:30 p.m., with a variety of options available from sittin' and chattin' to pick-up games of frizbee football or the like or more relaxed games. Of course there will be food.

During the course of the evening we will have some singing, a testimony from one of members as to when they became a Christian and a short devotional. If you could use some good fellowship, encouragement of would like to get a glimpse of the ministry of BBFC, stop on by!

We are so thankful for God's Word that teaches us real truth. We are constantly bombarded with messages from the world about what is wise. When it comes to finances, the message is "spend and spend some more," "you deserve it," "we'll loan you the money," etc. But God tells us something totally different.

The message from God is that debt is dangerous. Borrowing has a cost. The more you spend the more you become a slave to someone else. Last Sunday we looked at some reasons why we get into debt like we do, the complications of debt and the cure. You can hear the complete message by downloading it from the website which is www.brazilbible.org.

We are getting closer to finalizing the details for our Fall Men's and Women's Bible studies. We offer these studies to encourage and stimulate men and women in their love for God, His Word and personal growth in godliness.

God isn't pleased with His followers knowing more only but when their lives are changed as a result. So if you have a longing for the "pure milk of the Word", come visit us and stay tuned for the details of the men's and women's studies.

Our services are Sunday School at 10 a.m., Worship at 11 a.m. and Sunday and Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m.

We want to be used by God to let you and others know that there are answers to life's issues including the most important one of all that you can know how to be reconciled with God and be freed from the punishment of sin before you die. If you have questions about what God says, visit us or contact Pastor Gordon at pastor@brazilbible.org. May God bless you and may we see you Sunday.


Last Sunday First Baptist had their World Mission Campaign dinner. Throughout September and October our worship services will include "Mission Moments" to inform us of the mission opportunities we support with our mission dollars. This special offering is designated entirely to the work of

International Ministries. The WMO is just one of many local, national and international ministries we support throughout the year. You will want to make a special effort to attend because it is communion Sunday. Sunday school will begin at 9:30 a.m. with classes for all ages in the ground level education wing. Our worship service begins at 10:30 a.m.

The church provides a nursery, Spirit Kids, and a special needs class during these services. Darlene Shepard and Jonathan will be in charge of Spirit Kids. The Baptist Youth meet at 5:30 p.m. and evening biblical studies begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening is our Business Meeting.

The American Baptist Women will meet Thursday for lunch and missions work and study. Hostesses will provide the lunch and you will have an opportunity to make totes to attach to walkers. This local mission project is provided to nursing homes in the area.

We're expecting to see you at our full and fun-filled picnic Sept. 14. You can come to church ready to picnic at Anderson's lake. Dinner will begin at 12:30 p.m., with hot dogs and hamburger on the grill and beans cooking over an open fire. Bring a favorite dish or two, your own drinks, something to sit on. You may want to bring a fishing pole. There will be fishing and games and we will have an opportunity for devotional time with Pastor Mark.

The AWANA families will be our guests in preparation for AWANA to begin the next Sunday. AWANA = Approved Workmen are Not Ashamed. St. Paul tells Timothy to do his best to win full approval in God's sight as a worker who is not ashamed of his work. If you have a child two-years through sixth grade, you will appreciate the Christian programming provided.

The past 100 years hold so much amazing history and faithful service to Jesus Christ and his church. We want to celebrate the goodness of the Lord to us. As we prepare for our 100th celebration with "Days of Praise" throughout October, we are seeking pictures and memories you might have to share with us. Each Sunday will focus on a special area of ministry. Oct. 5 will focus on youth. Beginning this Sunday, Sept. 7, all youth will meet at 10:20 a.m., in the Christian education wing to practice for their big day.

Did you know that from its very inception, First Baptist had a youth group? It was the BYPU. A stained glass window facing Walnut Street is dedicated to the importance of Christian education of our youth and the value of service and leadership roles of the youth.


The Christian Women's Club of Terre Haute will hold a "The Art of Caning" luncheon, on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 11 a.m., at MCL Cafeteria. Lunch is own your own, plus a $3 ticket. Special feature will be "Chair Caning" with David Dick, of Paris, Ill. Music will be provided by Julia Reed, Prairieton, and the guest speaker will be Jean Schaffer, Fort Wayne.

Reservations are needed by Sept. 12. Call Doris 812-466-5637.

Prayer Connection is at Simply Decadent., Brazil on Sept. 9, at 10 a.m.

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