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Friday, April 10, 2009


Hallelujah, what a Savior! Passion Week began with Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem. He cleansed the Temple, told the Pharisees of His authority, ate His Last Supper with His disciples in the upper room, was betrayed by Judas, arrested, stood through several sham trials, was horribly beaten by the Roman soldiers, was crucified, buried...then came the morning! Jesus is gloriously resurrected!

We hope you will worship with us this Sunday. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. with classes for all ages.

The Hi-Shi-Ni class meets in the chapel where they will watch slides of Via Dolorosa, also called the Path of Sorrow or Way of the Cross. This is the route Jesus took between his condemnation by Pilate and his crucifixion and burial.

Easter worship is always a time of celebration. Worship begins at 10:30 a.m. There will be special music and you will enjoy the beautiful banners and flowers that adorn the sanctuary. An adult staffed nursery is available. Spirit Kids will be lead by Darlene Shepard and Shelby.

There will be no evening activities this Sunday so that you can celebrate with your families.

You are invited to join the Bible Study on Wednesday at 12:15 p.m.

Otter Creek Christian Church

Looking into this Holy Week through the Word of God shows us the Resurrection [1. Rising from the dead; 2. Coming back into notice or use.] of Christ from the disciples perspective. Matthew through John we find the account of His Death, Burial and Resurrection and we find another "unbelievable" thing that occurred.

The Stone was rolled away from the tomb and Jesus was no longer in the tomb. Jesus was definitely brought back for a special use and to be noticed. At first He was not recognized, even by the disciples but by the end of the 40 days from resurrection to assertion He definitely made a statement.

He came so that we had hope for everlasting life, He was the only one who could have paid the price.--"He paid a debt He did not owe for a debt I could not pay.

Thank you, Jesus for this Resurrection Day that I might have a revival of my soul [revival: 1. Bringing or coming back into use or being; 2. restoration to vigor, health or activity]. John 11: 25 Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do You Believe This??

This week our services will be held at slightly different times: Sunrise Service at 6 a.m. Breakfast to follow and at 10:40 am Morning Worship.

Otter Creek Christian Church is located at 6299 N. Crow Street, Brazil. We can be reached at the church at 812-446-5300, Pastor Steve Brattain after 4 p.m. weekdays, 812-249-3309 or call me and I'll take a message at 812-446-4007. Our web page is www.ottercreekchurch.com

From Michael Phillips' book "Good Things To Know" come these quotes: #3 "Every person you meet knows something you don't. Discover what it is." #9 "Do your best...not the best.... YOUR BEST! #12 "Know the book of Proverbs inside out...Read it often. Underline your favorites." #93 Separate Spring and Easter. . . Celebrate new growth, flowers, bunnies and chocolate on the first day of Spring. Celebrate Jesus' Resurrection on Easter!"

Best Years Club

Best Years Club will meet at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 15 at First Christian Church. The program will be a dramatic presentation with skits and other forms of entertainment from a group of students representing the Terre Haute Christian Home School Association. Children from second grade to high school age will deliver a lively Christian program.

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.

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 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.

Carbon United Methodist Church

Tomorrow is the Big Day in the Christian Year! Easter! It's the day we commemorate Christ's resurrection, his triumph over death, and his return to us forever. What a day! With his resurrection, he assures us that we, too, can live forever with him. What a great thing to know!

I hope that you will be celebrating Easter by keeping this true meaning of Easter in focus. Easter Bunnies and chocolate candy and dyed eggs to hunt are great for small children, but hopefully you who are reading this have moved on to the greater hunt for Christ's love and salvation. Happy Easter!

The Carbon Church of the Nazarene joined with us on Thursday evening for a great Maundy Thursday service commemorating the Last Supper before Christ was arrested, tried, and convicted to die on the cross for our sins. During this service, there was special music from each of the churches, an inspiring message from Pastor Rick, closing with a sobering, meaningful service of Communion.

Easter Sunday will be a busy day beginning with a Sunrise Service at 7 a.m., a breakfast following that, an Easter Symbols Hunt for the children at 9:30 a.m., and an Easter Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. The children will have had several opportunities to hunt Easter Eggs, so instead, they will look for small items such as bracelets, toys, and candy which express a religious significance. As for the breakfast, a sign-up sheet was passed around last Sunday and every single item listed was signed up for. One item, milk, was even penciled in as extra. Thanks, Folks!

Rise up early, greet the new day, join us at Sunrise to give thanks to your God for all the blessings He has bestowed on us. I'll see you there!

Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church

Father Dom Chukwudi (domojore@yahoo.com) is the Administrator. 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.

To schedule time to see Father Dom, please call the parish office.

We will be having "Donut Discovery" again this Sunday after Mass.

Easter Vigil begins Saturday at 9 p.m. and Easter Services are at 8:30 a.m.

Father Dom is leaving us and we are having a dinner for him on April 19 at noon. That Sunday is also Devine Mercy Sunday.

We are still looking for someone to clean the basement of the Parish Center. It only has to be cleaned twice a month. A sign up sheet is in the back of the Church.

Last week I started talking about the mission trip that I, along with three other Annunciation parishioners, recently went on. We went to Swainsboro, Ga. for a week to assist Father John Brown with whatever projects he thought were of immediate need. This year we built two porches, one with a wheelchair ramp, fixed wiring at the rectory and ran a pipe to the washing machine to give Father some hot water to wash with, painted the church at Stillmore (another of Father's churches), visited the sick and remodeled Father's bathroom.

As with all remodels every step was met with unexpected obstacles. The very first being that they discovered that the walls were all cement when they removed the paneling. The ceiling wasn't even after they tore the tile off. The floor presented other obstacles when the tile was removed and to move the wiring was interesting because of the cement walls. It took several days longer than expected to finish this project, but the job was finally completed.

The trip down was also interesting for some of us that went through Atlanta. We were stuck in traffic for two hours just south of Atlanta. This was due to some road work that was going on. This made the 12 hour drive down a 14 hour trip and we then our map quest directions weren't clear and we didn't turn where we should have and we got lost temporarily. We finally got there with the assistance of Pat Kent who, along with Mary Ann, had arrived a couple of days earlier.

The trip was well worth all of the pitfalls and problems we encountered because we met some very nice people. These people are living witnesses of God's love. Even though they have next to nothing they gladly share what they do have with others. Father asked that they bring food for a lunch for us so that we could get to know them. They brought a feast. At Stillmore, we had real Mexican food, not what you get served in restaurant around here. They even had cactus in a dish. I thought it was especially tasty.

All in all I think that I came out of this trip with more than I gave. I saw first hand how important Father Brown and his ministry is to these people and I also saw how much he is loved by those he attempts to serve. I was also witness to how much God and the Church means to these people and how God's love keeps them happy and working to improve their lives and the lives of their families.

I think I have carried on enough about this trip. Next week I should be able to get back to more history of our Church in Clay County.

Check out our website for more history. http://mysite.verizon.net/resolhio/annun... church/

We will be playing no-split this Sunday during regular bingo.

Bingo every Sunday evening at Kennedy Crossing. We are smoke-free. If we have 100 or more players (the magic 100) at 7 p.m. the pots will be $100. Come early and socialize and get something to eat. We always have good food and free coffee. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. 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 and a covered outside smoking area.

Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church located at 19 N. Alabama St. Handicapped parking is available in the parking lot between the church and the Parish Center. For more information call (812) 448-1901 or email us at annunication church@msn.com.


Hello Everyone. Happy Christmas! Oops! Did I just say that? I meant to say Happy Easter. Come to think about it, you can't have one without the other. Without Christmas, there wouldn't be an Easter. Without the resurrection, this would be just another day. Which is more important? Christmas - the birth of the infant Jesus? Or Easter - the death and resurrection of God's Son? Both are essential and both are clear evidence of the Father's love for us.

Pastor Jeff Bridgewater and the Congregation at Bee Ridge Christian Church invite you to pay us a visit this Easter. Starting at 6 a.m., there will be a sunrise service followed by breakfast in the church basement. After that, Sunday School services will be held at the usual time, 9:30 a.m. with Church services directly after at 10:30 a.m. Hope you all have a blessed Easter.

God bless you all.


Our Easter Sunday schedule is Sunrise Service at 7:30 a.m.; Bible Study at 9 a.m., followed by Worship Service at 10:30 a.m.

Weekidz, for birth through pre-school and Kid Zone for children through grade school age are available at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

There will be Bible study at the Walnut Theater for middle school and high school ages at 9 a.m. and then they will join the rest of the congregation for the worship service at FCC at 10:30 a.m.

More information about First Christian Church and Cornerstone Christian School is on the church's web site, fccbrazil.org.

Seelyville United Methodist Church

Seelyville United Methodist Church is a Christian community of Open Hearts, Open Minds, and Open Doors. We are located at US 40 and 2nd Street in Seelyville, one block east of the stoplight.

Please join us for our community Easter Sunrise Service at 7 a.m. at the Seelyville Town Park located on Main Street. In case of rain, we will meet at the church.

Easter Sunday worship continues at our 9:30 a.m. service at the church. We will experience the joy of the Resurrection - the foundation of the Christian faith. A time of fellowship and an Easter Egg Hunt for the children follows worship. Nursery care is provided beginning at 9:15 a.m.

MountainTop Bible Study meets 7 p.m. Wednesday evenings in the upper level lounge at the church. The love of God will be the on-going topic using the 1, 2, and 3 John.

Share Food orders for April can be picked up Saturday morning, April 25, from 9-11 a.m. on the lower level of the church.

For more information, visit www.seelyville umc.org, email seelyville umc@verizon.net, or call 812-877-1868.

Peniel Church

Easter Sunrise service will be at 6:30 a.m., with a breakfast following in the fellowship hall. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m., with Worship service at 10:45 a.m.

An Easter Egg Hunt will be at the home of Bob and Mary Anderson at 1 p.m., on Saturday.


Words of Life Ministry, 55 S. Forest Ave., will have Sunrise service at 7 a.m. on Sunday. This will be the only service this Sunday.

Everyone is invited to attend.


There will be a Bluegrass Gospel Fest benefit for the Holy Rosary Church on Sunday, April 19, from 1-4 p.m., at Kennedy Crossing, with music, food and raffles.

Music will be provided by James Family Singers, We Be Jammers, Louis Popejoy and Solly Burton, Nathan Jenkins and the Long Gone Band.

Cost is $6, children under 12 are free.

For more information, call Jean Anne Jenkins at 812-448-3696.

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