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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

CHURCH NEWS

Friday, May 1, 2009

WESLEY CHAPEL CHURCH

The Wesley Chapel Church Memorial Day service scheduled for Sunday, May 3 has been cancelled.

ROCK CHURCH OF THE WABASH VALLEY

The Rock Church of the Wabash Valley, 8940 E. US Hwy. 40, Terre Haute, will have special services with Evangelist Kenneth Ivey, and The Singing Dykes family from Clinton, Tenn. today at 6:30 p.m., and on Sunday 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 more information, please call 812-241-2919.

BETHEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Bethel United Methodist Church, 924 E. Pinckley Street, invites you to attend the one year anniversary of their Evening Worship Service on Sunday May 3, at 7 p.m.

Music will be provided by P150, and refreshments will be served following the service. Come and enjoy a wonderful night of music, food and fellowship.

FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH

We go back to having our 9 a.m. service and 10:30 a.m. service, with simultaneous Bible studies during both hours.

During the month of May, Bob Witte will be preaching on "Re-launching My Priorities." This Sunday he will be preaching from Matthew 6:33.

Weekidz, for birth through pre-school will be available during both the 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services.

For children K-5th grade, Friend Zone, which is a Bible study time designed for each specific age group, is at 9 a.m. and Kid Zone, a worship service designed for kids, will be at 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 Reel Worship at 10:30 a.m., at the theater, as well.

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

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

On Sunday, May 3 at First Presbyterian everyone who has ever been a daughter is invited to the annual Daughters Breakfast.

The "Butterfly Breakfast" will begin at 9 a.m., in Fellowship Hall with food and fellowship for all. The meal will be served by the men of the church with entertainment provided by the talented musician Tammera Lane of Nashville.

She will be sharing Celtic and Renaissance music with us, using the piano/keyboard as well as old world instruments such as the bowed psaltery, hammer dulcimer and hurdy gurdy.

During the Service of Divine Worship, beginning at 10:30 a.m., Tammera Lane will be sharing her music with the entire congregation.

Rev. Gary Scroggins and the entire congregation extend an invitation to all to join us in worship and fellowship. Contact the church office at 446-2415 for more information.

Harmony United Methodist Church

What a difference a week can make! Last weekend was beautiful! Sunny sky, warm breezes, a Great time to be outdoors and welcoming Spring. But what happened? Rain, cold, clouds... makes you just want to stay in and close the door, right?

Well that's the way it is with life sometimes. Highs and lows, warm and cold, windy and calm... but with God the door is always open and God calls us, even on the cold and rainy days to open the door of faith and peace to those around us. The Gospel writers quote Jesus as saying, "So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you." (Luke 11:9)

That is God's promise for all people and the challenge for Christians as they put their faith into action for the sake of others.

If we are truly disciples and witnesses to what we say we believe, then we must be partners with the Holy Spirit as we give hope, assurance, compassion and love to those around us. We must help others find what they are searching for and we must open our hearts to sharing the Good News with the world.

We "Open" our doors and our hearts in inviting you to worship with us this Sunday at Harmony UMC. This week we will be celebrating Holy Communion and, as always, sharing in fellowship and praise together.

Carbon United Methodist Church

Spring is such a wonderful time of year. All you have to do is look around you and see God's blessings in this beautiful world that He created for us. I simply cannot stay out of the yard! I can't stay away from the flowerbeds! I have to check on each new flower every morning. And a robin has blessed us with building her next on our bedroom window ledge. She has four blue eggs in it now and is beginning to sit on them. It is a miracle that they know what to do and how to do it. I was beginning to wonder about her this year. A robin came and attempted to build a nest there for over a week, but every time it brought in a mouthful of stuff and flew off after another load, it all blew away. Then, one day there were two robins and she threw that nest together in just one day! We figure the first one was a male who didn't know how to keep house. Boy, she did!

There will be an evening dinner honoring all the women of the church for Mother's Day tomorrow evening at 6 p.m. Pat Egloff is doing the cooking and all the rest of the men will be serving the women in style. I've heard the menu, and women, it will be a feast! We've asked the women to sign up so that the men know how many to plan for, but I'm sure that if you have failed to do so, there will be enough for you. If you can come, call Pat at 448-2854 and let him know.

Mother's Day, on Sunday, May 10, will be a very special day also so come to church that Sunday and help us honor our mothers.

The church is planning a "Music For The Soul" Gospel Sing and the Carbon Firehouse Pavilion on Saturday, May 16, from 1- 4 p.m. There will be several gospel groups bringing us their music.

The music is free, but the church will be selling BBQ sandwiches, brownies, popcorn, and cold drinks. Proceeds from this will go to the Food Pantry. So, bring your lawn chairs and plan for a very relaxing and entertaining afternoon!

We can't blame the bad weather for not coming to church, so rise up, greet God's wonderful world, and join us in worshiping Him. Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m., and Worship is at 10:30 a.m.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH

There is a lot going on at FBC this weekend and we hope you are planning to be in attendance. This evening at 6 p.m., the ladies are guests of the men of the church in honor and remembrance of our mothers. The men are preparing, serving and cleaning up so you will feel especially special tonight.

The youth and their families will host a potato bar for Sunday lunch after morning services. This is a free-will offering and will help send our youth to camp this summer.

Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m., with lessons developed for all ages and needs. Morning worship begins at 10:30 a.m., with praise, fellowship, and Pastor Mark's words of challenge and encouragement from God's Word.

Youth and AWANA begin at 5:30 p.m.

AWANA students are preparing to have graduation exercises May 17. The Jr./Sr. High youth will continue to meet during the summer months.

Adult Praise and Bible Study will begin at 6 p.m.

The Wednesday, at 12:15 p.m., Bible Study will meet in the fellowship room. Any Wednesday is a good day to begin this "Through the Bible" study and discussion.

May we continue to uphold our pastor and Sunday school teachers in prayer. Remember that each day is a time of personal worship with our Lord, but let us pray that we might be open to God's working in our lives as we enter church tomorrow.

EASTSIDE CHRISTIAN CHURCH

Hello again from Eastside Christian Church. First of all we would like to welcome Ann back at the piano. You were missed. We are sure that Millie was glad to have you back, too. You both do an excellent job and are such a blessing to the church.

It is time to get your Angel Food order in. Lorie will be at the church this Monday evening from 4-6 p.m., and Sharon will be there on Thursday evening from 4-6 p.m. We will also be there again next week on the same evenings. Orders will need to be placed by May 17. We can now accept food stamps. If you wish to save on your food budget, this is definitely a good way to do it. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the one of the numbers on the menu. If you wish to receive a menu, call 448-1030, and we will get one to you.

It is hard to believe that school will be out in less than a month. Remember Vacation Bible School is also right around the corner. We will be looking forward to seeing your children. This is always a good way to start summer vacation.

If you have not accepted Jesus as your personal Savior, please come be with us tomorrow. We want to introduce you to Him. The main goal of our church is to tell as many as possible about Jesus and eternal life. We can tell you about Him, but you have to accept Him. We hope to see you in church tomorrow.

Seelyvlle 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.

Join us for 9:30 a.m., Sunday morning worship as our Easter celebration continues. We will look at how God's love, shown through Jesus, is the model for our love for one another. 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.

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

Share Food orders for May 30 delivery 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.

Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church

Father 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.

The Knights of Columbus will be preparing breakfast for all of the ladies on Mother's Day. Breakfast will be immediately following Mass in the Parish Center. Join us for breakfast. How often is it that you Ladies have the men serve you and more importantly do the clean up too? The Lady Knights are also preparing something for all of the mothers.

Work will soon be resuming on the church steeple.

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

The city Zoning and Planning Committee informed us that our sign at Kennedy Crossing was illegal, so we have removed it until we can get a variance or a more permanent sign. I have plenty to say about this, but for now, at least, I will refrain.

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.

Otter Creek Christian Church

Why should we as Christians do good works? Titus 3 tells us exactly why we should do good works, and it's not to earn our way to heaven, read all of this chapter but look carefully at verses 4-8 "But after that the kindness and love of God our Savior toward man appeared, [v5] Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; [v6] Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior; [v7] That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life. [v8] This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men. [9] But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain." So you see we should be about our Father's business, doing good unto others, helping where we can and not expecting anything in return.

Michael Phillips' book "Good Things to Know" says No. 218 "Never talk about people critically unless you're a direct part of the problem or the potential solution. No. 215 is "Take the initiative." In other words don't wait for someone else to do something when you see a problem and you can fix it do so.

When we have hope, faith and love we can be what God intends us to be. We can never be what God wants without absolute faith in Him. Faith/ dependant upon God, not thinking God can or could but that in His time He will and that time will be the right time for me or you but sometimes it isn't a matter of minutes or days but sometimes years. As humans it takes us a long time to learn lessons we should get the first time around, but God is patient with us. He will however stop giving us chances if our heart becomes hard and we don't practice the faith we have. Like everything in life we need to practice to become perfect and the only way we can do that is getting into the Word daily and asking for wisdom and then knowing when to use that wisdom; Ask and He will tell you.

Otter Creek Church is located at 6299 North Crow Street, Brazil, and the church phone number is 812-446-5300.

Sunday study 9:30 a.m., and Worship at 10:40 a.m.

To talk with Pastor Steve Brattain, call after 4 p.m., on Monday-Thursday or Friday -- Sunday at anytime 812-249-3309. You can reach me at 812-446-4007 daily after 9 a.m.

Check out our web page at www.ottercreek church.com.

If you don't have a church home or are a visitor to our area please join us this Sunday. Until we fellowship again either in person or through this column, May God be with you. Please pray for our troops all around the world and for the families who are left behind waiting for their return. God be with them.

BEE RIDGE CHURCH

Hello Everyone. I'm sure you all will agree with me that life isn't always easy. It's a lot different than it was years ago.

Living life today, we want our families to feel secure. We want them to make wise decisions in our day-to-day lives. Our children look up to us believing that we can fix anything and that we will always make the right decisions. This is not always the case.

We cannot fix everything, and there are problems that come our way in which we don't know what to do. When this happens to us, we need to get ourselves and our kids more involved in church.

When you are called on to do a job in church, look at it as a door God has opened for you and don't worry about your ability. Just be available. Remember that God doesn't call the qualified, but he qualifies the called. Christ has all the ability and He sent the Holy Spirit to guide you through.

If you need guidance we will be glad to help you at Bee Ridge Congregational Christian Church. Pastor Jeff speaks directly from the Bible in a way that is easily understandable. We are located on Kennedy's Crossing Road approximately 1.4 miles north of Northview High School. Sunday School services start at 9 a.m., followed by Church Services at 10:30 a.m. We invite you to come and visit us.

God bless you all.

CARBON BAPTIST CHURCH

Hello from Carbon Baptist Church. Our Mother's Day tea will be on May 9 at 2 p.m., in the church fellowship hall. This was put together by our Ladies Ministry. The tea will be served in old and new teapots brought in by the ladies. They will also serve as part of the decorations. What more could we ask for than an old fashion tea party.

Youth pastor Chris Lee is now starting to put his team together for VBS. Once again VBS will be in the evenings, June 8-12. We are looking for energetic adults with a heart to minister to our future Christian leaders.

If you have pictures of loved ones who has had cancer or conquered cancer, please give them to Carrol Evans for the luminary presentation. Email Carrol.evans@yahoo.com or mail them to her at 511 Edgewood Dr., Brazil, IN 47834. For more information, call her at 812-442-0505.

Please come and visit our church and you just might want to stay and be a part of our family of God.



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