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Friday, October 10, 2008


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 1-800-950-9952 ext 2436 and find out how you can reach 200 plus families with your message.

Donut Discoveries will resume Sunday. Mark Thiemann is still doing his very interesting discussion of the bible.

On Oct. 13, the Knights will be hosting the local Masonic Lodge for a bean dinner. This year we are supposed to have Tom McClanahan from WTWO will be our guest speaker.

Weather permitting, the Knights of Columbus are going to spot paint Kennedy Crossing on Oct. 18.

On Oct. 25, the Knights of Columbus are sponsoring a picnic for Annunciation and Holy Rosary parishes at Kennedy Crossing. The picnic will be from noon until 4 p.m. Mass for both parishes will be at 4 p.m., at Kennedy Crossing..

Our Pastoral Associate has left for a time, so if you have any business with the church, please contact our secretary, Laura Thompson.

Father Dom and Laura have moved into their newly painted offices. The outer office will be painted in a few weeks. The Building and Grounds Committee will continue to do what it can around the church and church grounds.

The Freezer in the kitchen is for sale for $50 OBO.

The wooden table that used to be in the outer office is for sale. You can look at it in the Parish Center Basement.

On Monday, Oct. 13, work is supposed to start on the shamrocking on the church and there will be some repair done on the arch above the altar and the north wall.

The shamrocking was damaged by storms this summer as were the boilers. All the work on those will be completed next week.

Please park in the church parking lot on Alabama St or on the side streets this week while repairs are done on the church. Do not park between the church and the school.

If you are a member of Annunciation Church and could spend one Sunday evening a month with volunteering for a few hours we could really use you at Bingo. 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. Workers are asked to be there by 5:00 if at all possible.

Bingo every Sunday evening at Kennedy Crossing. Everyone is welcome. We play 10 speed games starting at 6 p.m., each and every Sunday and our Early Bird games start at 6:30. 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.

This week at Bingo we will be playing No-Split unless there are over 100 players at 7 p.m., we will then up the regular bingo pots to $140.

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.verizon.net/resolhio/annun....


Good Morning. Hope you are all feeling great! I'm wondering how many of you are computer owners and how often you use them. Even if you are not computer literate, please keep on reading this. I'm sure it will give you "food for thought."

I'm not a computer tech, but after a lot of thinking, it seems to me that man has developed the computer after the human mind. If this is true, then our minds are the same as a computer. I guess we could say that our minds are God's computer. Wow! What an interesting thought. When we were born into this world, we were born into sin which is when Satan started programming us like you would a computer to conform us to be like him. Then when we reached the age of knowing right from wrong, we became sinners cut off from God. If we died then, we would not be in heaven. Because of God's great love for us, He came up with a plan. That's when He sent his one and only Son to die on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins. When you ask Jesus to come into you heart to be your Lord and Savior, that is when God reprograms your computer which is your mind. The devil doesn't give up that easy though. He keeps trying to come back to infect our minds (computer) with a virus. He will do so if we don't protect ourselves. Just like a computer tech installs a virus protector called a firewall, we need a firewall to protect us from our enemies who will try infecting us with all kinds of sin. This is done by renewing our minds and trusting and obeying our Lord which is the way you install the security device in your mind. Protect yourselves from the evil one by submitting yourself to God.

We invite you to Bee Ridge Church this Sunday evening at 6 p.m., to hear the Crystal Valley Quartet. I'm sure you will enjoy it.

Crystal Valley is an exceptional Southern Gospel Group. They are recording artists with six CD's to their credit. Their live concerts are exciting, inspiring and entertaining. They perform at the National Quartet Convention in Louisville, Ky., America's largest Christian Music event. The Crystal Valley Quartet present concerts at churches, school auditoriums, fairs and other places appropriate for gospel music. The quartet sings old classics, original material and recent gospel hits.

The Bee Ridge Christian Church is located north of Northview High School. This is a free concert and everyone is invited. To obtain additional information regarding this exciting musical event, visit www.crystalvalleyqt.com. Click on "Events," then look for "October 12 Bee Ridge concert." Make plans now to join The Crystal Valley Quartet for an exciting time of Gospel quartet music.

You are also invited to attend our Sunday School and Church Services at 9:30 a.m., and 10:30 a.m. We always welcome visitors.

Blessings to you all.


The October meeting of Best Years Club will be at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 15. 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. Bring a friend and come to the main auditorium at First Christian Church on U.S. 40 West, Brazil.

The program for this second meeting will be an update on what has changed at the Terre Haute Indiana Air Guard in the past few months.

The guest speaker will be Lt. Col. Wayne Booker. 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.


God has really been blessing our church lately. We have had two different truck drivers on two different Sunday's visit our church. It's about two miles from the I-70 truck stop to the church. One walked the distance and the other rode his bike. In addition to that we have had some families visiting along the way as well. To top it all off, we had 13 teens attend our youth SNAC (Sunday Night After Church) last week. Something that all of them discovered was the friendliness of the people and pastor's consistent teaching of the Scriptures in a relevant way.

The month of October has us focusing our attention on Ephesians 4:20-24 each Sunday. Pastor Gordon preached on those verses. The title of the message was: "Christianity: Why You Should be Different". To sum up the message, verses 20-21 unveil the reality that Christ has taught the believer a new and different way. Verse 22, the old way (sinful) has been laid aside by God and we need to put off the old way. Verse 23 is pretty straight forward. Our mind needs to be renewed. The only way for our mind to be renewed is to dig into the Scriptures and learn God's way. God never has us put something off without having something to replace it with. That's verse 24. Put on the new self. The new self is a creation by God within every believer. Every believer is made spiritually alive with a whole new orientation along with new desires. That's explains why a person changes when they confess their sin and trust in Christ alone to save them, they are made new by God. It was very clear from the text that Christians are to be different. All of us were challenged to put off the old and put on the new. If you aren't sure what it means to be a Christian or wonder if you are, then email Pastor at pastor@brazilbible.org. This is an eternal issue and the answers are found in the Bible. Being a Christian is more than believing in God and giving Him your heart.

We extend to you an invitation to join us where the accurate teaching of God's Word is our focus. Through the proclaiming of truth, the transforming power of God is experienced. Our Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Worship at 11 a.m., and our Sunday service and Wednesday night Bible study are at 6:30 p.m. You can check us out at www.brazilbible.org or call Pastor at 812-240-3003.


Are you like most of us? You know things that you ought to do; you decide to do them; something comes along and you decide to do it later; and you never get back to that "something" that would mean so much to another person.

God empowers us to do the right thing; He puts it on our hearts to really do that "something" for someone; but so many times we simply do not follow through. Either we are too "busy" or too "embarrassed" or too "afraid."

How many times have you let God down because of these excuses?

Our annual "Magic Show" by illusionist Travis Sims is coming up on Friday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m.

If you have never experienced this program, you have really missed an inspiring testimony through "magic".

Sims tells the audience that he does not do magic; he does illusions. He tells the audience that God does not do magic; He does miracles. His entire magic program emphasizes God's greatness, God's goodness and God's love for us.

This year, Sims will take a short version of his program to Meridian Elementary School in the afternoon before he appears at our Carbon United Methodist Church that evening. The show is being paid for by the youth of the church through their Kid's Karnival earnings and is FREE to all children and adults.

So put this on your calendar and come enjoy a fun-filled, inspirational "magic show" you won't forget!

An important event in the Indiana United Methodist Church has happened recently. Since horse-and-buggy days, Indiana Methodists have been divided into two districts, the north and the south.

Now, finally, since communication is a bit quicker than in the old days, the two districts have been combined in just one Indiana District.

The last two Sundays of October are being designated "Talent Sundays". As in the parable of the talents, we will each be taking our talents and seeing what we can do with them to further the ministry of the church.

We welcome both adults and children to our church (whether there is a magic show or not), and hope to have you come join us on Sundays. Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m., and Worship is at 10:30 a.m.

If you do not wish to come join us, please, for your sake, attend church somewhere!


If you were not with us last Sunday, you really missed a great worship day. The concert presented by the Angela Lily Trio was such a blessing. The luncheon was enjoyed by all. It was good to see so many new faces in the service. We want to invite you back.

If you are interested in ordering from the Angel Food Ministry, remember the orders have to be in by Monday, Oct. 13. If you have any questions about this ministry, please feel free to call 448-1030.

Are you praying for our country each day at 9 a.m.? Election day is getting closer and closer, and we need God to guide us in the right direction. We also want to pray for those who have lost loved ones recently, and those who are having difficulties at this time.

If you are not right with God, this Sunday would be a good time to take that step. You never know when it will be too late. We would love to have you come be with us to do this, but if not with us, please consider going to church somewhere and becoming a member of God's family.

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. Our Sunday evening service is at 6 p.m. We have a Bible study and prayer service on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. Our church is located directly behind Hardee's on Church St. We are looking forward to seeing you.


First Baptist had a wonderful opening service for our Days of Praise 100th anniversary celebration. The children's quartet, Macenze Anderson, Jaden Cox, Damon Shepard, and Clara Thompson, used streamers, instruments and their joyful voices to give their praises to the Lord who loves and knows them. The focus for the program was the youth ministry of the church. There have been many wonderful members and staff who have served in youth leadership with tremendous dedication. A former youth minister, Dennis Judy, and his wife were in attendance. Rev. Judy spoke of his ministry with youth and the state's camping program. Charlie Mullenix and Cheryl Thompson Riddell shared remembrances from their years with The Gathering. Jordan Brown, a former youth leader, was also visiting with us. Stephanie Plummer, the current youth leader, representing the present and future, shared her personal testimony. We also shared in Holy Communion and Pastor Mark tied the program together with his message.

This Sunday we will emphasize the church's commitment to missions. Joe Freeman will give the Mission Moments and others will share about the historical significance of missions for our church. We will also recognize the BELLS OF FIRST BAPTIST hand bell choir that performed in 1985-87. Former pastor, Warren Purcell plans to be with us this Sunday. We hope you can worship with us this Sunday. Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m. and worship at 10:30. AWANA for ages 2 through 6th-grade begins at 5:30 p.m. then Youth and Bible Study at 6.

Family Film Night will be this Friday. We always look forward to this event and think you might enjoy spending the evening with us. The program begins in the sanctuary at 7 p.m., with refreshments to follow.

Oct. 26 would be Donut Sunday but this month will be special with a breakfast served at 8:45 a.m., and instead of Sunday School classes, we will visit with guests, view the Parade of Decades with memorabilia and scrapbooks, view the multi-media program, and have an open mic time to share your memories of your time at FBC. If you have not been able to attend because of your home church services, you might be able to share breakfast and celebrate with us. Nov. 2 we will have a carry-in following worship. Keep checking the paper for new information.

Thank you to The Brazil Times and Kimberly for their coverage of our Anniversary.

"First Baptist Church has been called by faith in Jesus Christ to Love, Reach, equip, and encourage the people of Brazil, the surrounding community, and the world."


Continuing our "The Gospel according to James (Taylor)" theme, this Sunday's message, "Shower the People You Love With Love" centers on keeping relationships healthy and embracing all of God's children with love. Instead of judging others we lean upon James', the brother of Jesus, words that tell us to show mercy to others and repeats the law of the Old Testament to "love your neighbor as yourself." People have known this in their minds from the days of Moses, as is witnesses in Jesus' talking with the rich, young ruler, but fail to apply it to their current situation. Maybe you think this a concept that song writers and psychologists have just stumbled across. Well, the Bible is FULL of this truth! I guess that each generation has to be reminded that no human can be all things and everything all the time. (last three sentences copied from last weeks column!) You see, the Bible is not just a history book. The messages it sends to the Israelites are the same messages we need for our lives today! So.... "Shower the people you love with love, things are going to turn out fine if you only will!" (James Taylor, Shower the People, Country Road Music, 1977)

Other messages coming this month are; Fire and Rain, and Country Road. These songs were great hits for James Taylor and their themes are just as great for our lives because they are based on promises from God for his children. Think about it!

This week, 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!


Well, hello there from the Otter Creek Church. What a week it has been. The trees are really turning colors and we see many of God's creatures make their preparations for the winter ahead. What kind of arrangements have you made for your eternity? You might be saying to yourself, "Well, I have plenty of time to think about where I am going to spend eternity. I am still young and in good health, so I will put it off until later." My friend, you should not put this decision off any longer. You only have one of two options; Heaven or Hell. Surrender your life to Jesus Christ and have a home in Heaven or choose not to and spend eternity in Hell. Jesus said in John 14:6, "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life, no one comes unto the Father but by me."

On Oct. 11, our Men's prayer breakfast will be at the church at 8 a.m., and Homecoming on Oct. 19 is a very special day for the church.

Brother Richard Adams is going to be bringing the morning message. He ministered at Otter Creek Church in the mid-1950s. There will also be special music along with a pitch-in dinner after church in the basement. There will be no evening service that night.

There are going to be some changes in our service times for the month of November and throughout the winter months. Starting the first Sunday in November, there will be no evening services. The Tuesday bible study has been moved to the home of Dennis and Myra Holley. This starts at 7 p.m.

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.


God wants a family, and he created you to be a part of it. This is one of God's purposed for your life, which he planned before you were born. The entire Bible is the story of God building a family who will love him, honor him and reign with him forever. Your spiritual family is even more important than your physical family because it will last forever. Our families here on earth are wonderful gifts from God but it is our relationship with other believers and being a part of the family of God that will continue to be with throughout eternity.

The "Family of God" will be the focus of this year's Homecoming at Union UMC. This is a day to celebrate being the Family of God and sharing precious memories. Union's 168th Homecoming will be held this Sunday, Oct. 12. The homecoming service will be during the Worship service at 10:30 a.m., followed by an old-fashioned carry-in basket lunch in the Fellowship Center at noon. We are also looking forward to you meeting our new minister, Rev. Andy Charnstrom and his wife Donna.

Revival will begin Sunday, Oct. 26. At 5:30 the CIA Youth group will serve a chili supper with services following at 7 p.m. Our Revival will continue through the next two evenings starting at 7 p.m., with various speakers and music talent.

Union UMC invites you to join us for Sunday School starting at 9:30 a.m., and Worship Service at 10:30. Union UMC 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.

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