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Church News 4-25-09

Friday, April 24, 2009

Harmony United Methodist Church

This week Harmony UMC welcomes the southern gospel trio "Standing By" as they lead us in worship with music and praise. 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 with "Standing By" -- 9 a.m., Sunday School -- 10:45 a.m. Come and join us!


The Little Historic Church at Carbon would like to invite everyone to our first Friday program, May 1. We will have a pitch-in dinner at 6 p.m., and entertainment beginning at 7 p.m. Entertainment this month will be provided by the "Coon Holler Kids." Come enjoy an evening of fellowship and entertainment.

Otter Creek Christian Church

Have there been times in your life when you wondered "Why did God put me here? Why am I going through this trying time?" The answer is in Proverbs 3:5 to teach us to "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not on your own understanding. "According to the Word of God, we were made to be a companion to our maker.

"Good Things To Know" by Michael Phillips No. 129 "Pray for wisdom daily" do you know what the difference is between being smart/ intelligent and wisdom is? I've never been one to think I was especially intelligent but upon looking up intelligence I found smart/ ability to cope with a new situation/ Ability to learn or understand / informed / wise / learned / having or showing good judgement. Wisdom, on the other hand, is knowing to whom, where and when to share your knowledge and when to keep your mouth closed at the right time to avoid unnecessary arguments.

Isaiah 29 talks about what the Lord says about our wisdom [verse 13] The Lord says: "These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is made up only of rules taught by men. [verse 14] Therefore once more I will astound these people with wonder upon wonder; the wisdom of the wise will perish, the intelligence of the intelligent will vanish." . . . Chapter 30: 1 "Woe to the obstinate (stubborn) children, declares the Lord, in those who carry out plans that are not mine, forming an alliance, but not by my spirit, heaping sin upon sin; who go. . . . without consulting me." Are we doing things our own way or are we doing things God's way and have we asked God about what He wants in our churches but more than that have you really been still and listened to what His Spirit is telling you? If nothing else maybe we should follow the advice from Mr. Phillips book #345 "Say nothing you wouldn't be willing for Jesus to hear. He's right beside you in all conversations. #369 "Honor unknown heroes who display character and integrity instead of the world's celebrities."

Congratulations to Christina and George Bowles on their 25th anniversary and also to Nikki and Ricki Oliver on their 7th anniversary

Otter Creek Christian Church is located at 6299 N. Crow Street Brazil, and the church phone number Is 812-446-5300. Service times are Sunday Study 9:30 a.m. and Worship 10:40 a.m. Tuesday Bible Study 7 p.m. at Holley's house 10486 E. U.S. Hwy 40 Terre Haute, In. Phone 812-877-3636.

If you do not have a church home or are a visitor to our area you are more than welcome to visit us, we're a small country church but would like to see you here.

May God be with you until we fellowship again either in person or through this page.

Seelyville United Methodist Church

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

Please join us for 9:30 a.m., Sunday morning worship. Our Easter celebration continues as we look at the new hope and life found in God's love. A time of fellowship follows worship with Sunday School for all ages beginning at 10:45 a.m. Nursery care is provided beginning at 9:15 a.m.

Mountain Top Bible Study meets 7 p.m. Wednesday evenings in the upper level lounge at the church. The love of God is the ongoing topic, using the epistles of 1, 2, and 3 John.

April Share Food orders can be picked up 9-11 a.m., this morning in the lower level of the church. May delivery orders can be placed through the church office until May 14.

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


The Rock Church, 8940 E. U.S. Hwy. 40, Terre Haute, will have special services with Evangelist Kenneth Ivey, and The Singing Dykes family from Clinton, Tenn. on Saturday, May 2 at 6:30 p.m., and on Sunday May 3 at the 10 a.m., and 6 p.m. services. There will also be a Fellowship Dinner following the morning service and everyone is welcome. For additional information, please call 812-241-2919.


Calling all Puggles, Cubbies, Sparks, T&Ts! We are building up to our grand finale and hope you can come every Sunday evening at 5:30 p.m., with your tote including workbook and vest. New AWANA's are welcome. There are classes, activities, and supper for 2-year-olds through fifth grade. Jr./Sr. high youth also meet in their big comfy room at 5:30 p.m. All adults not working with the youth are invited upstairs at 6 p.m., for Praise and Bible Study. Choir practice meets following the evening services.

This is Donut Sunday so you are welcome to come early for sweets, coffee, juice, and milk. Everything will be ready by 8:45 a.m. Services begin with Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. There are classes for all ages with teachers and friends wanting to make the time worthwhile for each of you. Worship begins at 10:30 a.m. There is a fully self-contained nursery to provide a safe, caring environment for even the youngest. Spirit Kids (pre-school through 2nd) will be taken to their children's church from the sanctuary.

Easter Sunday was a wonderful service of Joy and celebration. The resurrection of Christ opened the door for the salvation of every people on earth. This is something about which we can truly rejoice. How good to know that amidst strife, conflict, and social concerns, the church remains steadfast and offers hope to all who enter.

Easter to Pentecost involves eight Sundays. The Sunday after Easter is connected to the appearance of Jesus to the disciples and this time, Thomas, "the doubter", was present. This Sunday we remember the appearance of Jesus to the fishermen, the miracle of the 153 fish, & His conversation with Peter (John 21:1-25. There is a good visual presentation of these weeks at www.easter.orconhosting.net/nz.

Wednesday at 12:15 p.m., Pastor Mark Thompson will be leading Bible Study in the Fellowship Room so that we can be at the tables. The coffee will be ready and you will learn something especially meaningful for you in the book of Genesis.

Check the bulletin board regularly for postings and sign-ups.

The men of the church are planning a trip June 29 to Indianapolis's Victory field for a baseball game, good fun and fun food. Joinwith the FB men for an exciting night watching baseball with great seats. They will leave at 5:30 p.m. for the 7 p.m. game. RSVP by April 26 and pay for $11 ticket by May 31.

Saturday, May 2 at 6 p.m. there will be a Mother's Day Dinner. There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board.

Next Sunday, May 3, the youth are sponsoring a Potato Bar after church. The funds are to help with church camp expenses.

Friday, May 15, 7 p.m., the women of the church are attending the Wabash Valley Ladies Unity Night at ISU Hulman Center. Thousands of women will gather to worship and enjoy Lysa TerKeurst, the guest speaker. The event is free, but we need to know if you would like to attend with us.

We look forward to worshiping with you this Sunday. We may forget to tell you, but you are missed when you are absent from us. We also look forward to welcoming you as a visitor and new friend.


Today is Angel Food Ministry delivery day. Be sure to come to the church between 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. to pickup your orders. Please use the glass doors for entering and don't forget your boxes or baskets. If you have never ordered the food, please feel free to come by and pick up a May menu and observe the food that has been ordered this month.

Please keep in mind that Vacation Bible School is just around the corner. Be sure to let your child take advantage of this program. They will have a great time. We will have more on this in a future article.

Are you remembering to pray everyday? We need to be thankful for what we have, and we want to pray for those who are not as blessed as we are. If you do not have God in your life, please come be with us on Sunday and let us introduce you to Him. He already knows you. We are looking forward to meeting 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 service, where they learn about God and Jesus on their level. Puppets are used in this ministry, and the kids have a great time with them.

Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church

Father Harold Rightor 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 Harold please call the parish office.

Our new priest is moving in and will celebrate Mass with us Saturday and Sunday. Make sure to come to Mass this week and meet Father Harold. I am not going to tell you anything about him, you need to come to find out for yourselves.

This week has seen a few changes in and around our Church.

Saturday the building and grounds committee along with the Knights of Columbus and the Lady Knights tore out the landscaping stones in front of the rectory and terraced the hill back. Seed was planted and a mesh put down to protect the seed. We are going to be setting a new statue on the corner where the memorial to the unborn formerly was. This one is a statue of the Holy Family. The memorial will be moved to another location soon.

Monday morning a crew of the ladies started cleaning the rectory. Then a call came in that Father Harold was on his way with a U-Haul full of stuff to be moved in. The ladies then put it into high gear to try to get the rectory cleaned before he arrived. They were just putting the finishing touches on when the van pulled in.

The Lady Knights decided to hire some guys from the House of Hope to help with the unloading.We managed to get everything unloaded just as it started to sprinkle.

I want to thank all of the people who spent so much time Saturday. Bert Geswein and Randy Peters really saved us on Saturday by bringing a tractor and a dump truck. I am not going to list the ladies who cleaned the rectory because I will probably forget someone and I don't want to do that, so I will say thank you to all of you who did so much Monday.

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

The church is located at 19 N. Alabama St. in Brazil. 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 annunicationchurch@msn.com.

Carbon United Methodist Church

After concentrating on the Easter Season for so long, it is hard to believe just how quickly new things are popping up. Looking at our church calendar, we find Mother's Day right around the corner. The men of the church are going to be cooking a Mother's Day meal for all the women of the church on Sunday, May 3, at 6 p.m. Spread the news to all the women. Then, Mother's Day will be May 10, with specials honoring the women.

On Saturday, May 16, from 1- 4 p.m., the church will host our second "Music For The Soul" Gospel Sing at the Carbon Firehouse Pavilion. There will be several gospel groups performing during that time. This year, besides cold drinks, the church will be serving BBQ sandwiches, brownies, and popcorn. So plan to come, bring your lawn chairs, and stay for an enjoyable evening.

The Carbon Church of the Nazarene and the Carbon United Methodist Church are planning a joint Vacation Bible School again this year. It will be held the week of June 8-12 from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. Tell all the children.

I've been reading two new novels by Anne Rice. She is famous for her mystery and horror novels, but within the last number of years she has returned to the Catholic Church in which she grew up. She had drifted away, but has returned as a very devout new convert.

These two new novels reflect her deep faith. They are the first two of an entire series on the life of Jesus Christ. The first one, "Christ the Lord, Out of Egypt" dealt with His childhood.

The second one, "Christ the Lord, Road to Cana" deals with His life just prior and including His baptism by John the Baptist and His first miracle, the changing of water into wine at Cana. These are novels, but they are based on what the Bible tells us about Christ and on what other writings and legends tell us also. Ann Rice has produced for us a real, human person who is also the Christ.

Last Sunday was Youth Sunday. Two of our youth did a fine job helping with the service and presenting the message IALAC to the congregation. Thank you, Kids. We love you all.

The Believers Women's Group met Tuesday evening to plan for serving the Town & Country United Methodist Men on Saturday morning, May 23, at 8 a.m. The turnout for the Lenten Breakfasts was really great and we hope that those same men who came for those will return for the Town & Country Men's monthly get-togethers on Saturday mornings.

The Administrative Board met on Wednesday evening for their monthly business meeting. They discussed the above items on the agenda along with a planned Bible Study coming up.

Now is the time to make a new beginning. Come to church Sunday. Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m., and Worship is at 10:30a.m.


Have you ever wondered what it would be like if God was here on earth right now? Maybe even your best friend? Instead of praying to Him like we do now, you could call Him on the phone and say "Hey, God, how about hanging out with me today? We could do something really awesome and have a great time. How about it?"

As preposterous as that sounds, we can invite God to "hang out" with us as much as we want. Having a lifestyle of worship keeps us in the presence of God. Start developing your own lifestyle of worship and He will be with you as much as you want.

If you don't already have your own church, Pastor Jeff and the congregation at Bee Ridge Congregational Christian Church invite you to our church. Sunday School starts at 9:30-10:15 a.m., followed by Church at 10:30-11:30 a.m. I'm sure you all know where we are located. We haven't moved.

We're still at the top of the hill. We'll be waiting for you.

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