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Church News 5-09-09

Friday, May 8, 2009

Otter Creek Christian Church

I would like to start out by first wishing all our mothers out there a Happy Mother's Day on Sunday. What would our world be like without our mothers. It is proven fact that none of us would be here without them. If you still are blessed to have your mother here with you, please let her know how much you love her and how much you appreciate her raising you and taken care of you when you were sick or needed a little kiss on that owie that you had gotten on your finger or knee. Just a little touch of love can drive away a whole world of hurt.

Now a little word to the men, let your wives know how much you love her and how much you appreciate her being the mother of your children. Be sure to do something special for them on their special day.

In the word of God we read from the book of Proverbs chapter 31 verses 27 and 28[ She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. 28. Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.

Now I would like to leave you with a poem M-is for the million things she gave me, O-means only that she's growing old, T- is for the tears she shed to save me, H-is for her heart of purest gold, E-is for her eyes, with love-light shining, R-means right, and right she'll always be, Put them all together, they spell "MOTHER", A word that means the world to me.

We are going to have a special service on Sunday for our mothers so we would like to invite all mothers and daughters and also fathers and sons out to Otter Creek Church at 10:40 am for our morning Worship service. Please plan to be with us.

Our normal service times are Sunday School at 9:30 am and Worship service at 10:40 am. The church is located at 6299 N. Crow street, Brazil In. The telephone number for the church is 446-5300. If you would like to get in touch with Pastor Steve call 812-249-3309 after 4pm or call 446-4007 and talk to Sandy and she will take a message or will pray with you if you have a need.

Otter Creek Christian Church- That little church in the country that has a big Heart for God.


First Baptist honored the ladies of the church last Saturday with a dinner.

Thank you men, for your great efforts to provide such an enjoyable evening. This Mother's Day the ladies will be recognized with a special thank-you.

Sunday school begins at 9:30 with great studies, teachers, and fellowship. Worship services begin at 10:30. A large, adult staffed nursery is available in the Christian ed. wing. Spirit Kids ( K- 2nd grade) will leave from the sanctuary for their children's church.

There will be no evening services in recognition of Mother's Day.

The 12:15 Wednesday Bible Study is nearing the conclusion in the study of Genesis. You are welcome to meet with us in the fellowship room.

Wednesday evening at 7:00 will be the church-wide business meeting.

Thursday at 12 noon the American Baptist Women Ministries will meet. This is open to all women of the community. Join us in the fellowship room.

Friday evening the ladies are attending the Wabash Valley Unity Night at Hulman Civic Center.

Author, Joan Bloswrote "Once I might have wished never to grow old. But now I know that to stay young always is also not to change. And that is what life's all about--changes going on every minute, and you never know when something begins where it's going to take you. "

Lydia's story in Acts 16 tells us of a woman who believed in God but had not yet become a believer in Christ. One Sunday morning she heard Paul's message of Jesus Christ and the Lord opened her heart to respond to the message. As soon as she believed, she and the members of her household were baptized. Her first act of service was to invite Paul and his companions to stay at her home which became a meeting place. She opened her heart, her home, and she became an encourager and faithful friend.

Come this Sunday. You never know when something begins where it's going to take you.

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.

If you have any news of interest to the parish please send me an e-mail at eaburt48@hotmail.com. News must be submitted to me before Wednesday to get it in the paper on Saturday.

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. The work crew was doing some repairs to the chimney this week. Right now the work is held up waiting on an architect from the archdiocese to evaluate what other repairs need to be completed.

The grass is coming up in front of the rectory and soon the yard will look like it did back in the 60's. We will be getting the statues and monuments set as soon as it dries out a little.

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

We had a good crowd at Bingo last Sunday with 92 players.

Bingo every Sunday evening at Kennedy Crossing. We are smoke-free. If we have 100 or more players 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 6:00 p.m. each and every Sunday and our Early Bird games start at 6:30 p.m. Regular bingo starts at 7:00 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

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.

Join us for 9:30 Sunday morning worship. Our Easter celebration continues as we are reminded the love of God revealed in Jesus is for us to share with everyone. All mothers in attendance will be recognized with a prayer and a present. A time of fellowship follows worship with Sunday School for all ages beginning at 10:45. Nursery care is provided beginning at 9:15.

MountainTop Bible Study meets 7:00 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.


Happy Mother's Day to all the Mom's out there. Hope you have a wonderful one. I feel like Mother's should be honored every day of the year......not just on Mother's Day. That recognition should involve more than words. It should be shown in respect, thoughtfulness and loving deeds. In fact, if you still have a Mother, you should thank God for that blessing. Maybe you would like to do something different for your Mother on her special day. How about bringing her to Bee Ridge Congregational Christian Church? I'm sure she will enjoy the sermon by our Pastor, Jeff Bridgewater, and the traditional and praise music that is played. We would like to see a lot of Mother's as visitors in our church tomorrow.So, bring your Mom and come see us.

Sunday School services start at 9:30-10:15 a.m. followed by Church Services at 10:30-11:30 a.m. We are still in the same location at 10100 N. Kennedy's Crossing Rd.We welcome you all.

God's Blessing from your friends at Bee Ridge Church.

Carbon United Methodist Church

I just read an e-mail that impressed me. I won't repeat the entire thing, but the essence of it is this: A young woman was having all sorts of trouble and was truly discouraged. Her mother, to encourage her, put carrots, an egg, and some ground coffee beans into pots of boiling water. After a while, she asked the young woman to examine the three pots. The carrots were soft; the egg was boiled hard, and the coffee beans had changed the water to delicious coffee. She explained that some people are like carrots; they are hard and tough until they hit troubles and then they become soft and weak. Some are like eggs; they are fragile and easily broken until they hit troubles and then they become hard and unbreakable. But some are like coffee beans; when they find themselves in hot water, they change the water! Which are you--a carrot, an egg, or coffee? Think about it!

Mother's Day is tomorrow. How are you going to honor your mother? Just think of all the things that one person has done to make you what you are today! I left home when I was 18 and, other than visits back to Texas once a year, we never were able to have that close mother/daughter relationship that I saw around me until my father died and my mother moved to Indiana to be near us. We really made up for lost time then, and it was wonderful. I think I probably appreciated her more by not having her close all those intervening years. But I am so thankful that I had her with me for those last fifteen years.

The men of the church served the women of the church a beautiful candle-light supper last Sunday evening. The food was delicious.

We thank Pat Egloff, our resident chef, for preparing it all...and we thank all the men for turning out to help so much. Men, the women really appreciate all that you did to make this meal quite memorable!

On Saturday, May 16, the church is sponsoring a Gospel Sing called "Music for the Soul". It will be from 1-4 p.m. at the Carbon Fire Department's Pavilion. The music is free, so bring your lawn chairs and come to enjoy some of the best gospel music in the area. There will be several different groups performing. The church will be selling BBQ sandwiches, brownies, popcorn, and cold pop, so come with the munchies. The proceeds from the sale will go to the local Food Pantry.

Just so you don't forget...Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. and Worship is at 10:30 a.m. Come, thank the Lord for all the blessings you have received this past week!


During the month of May, Bob Witte will be preaching on "Re-launching My Priorities". This Sunday he will be preaching from Ephesians 6:10-20, talking about the topic of protection.

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. then they will join the adult worship service for "Family Sunday" 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 they will join the adult worship service for "Family Sunday" at 10:30 a.m.

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


Salome and Zebedee had two sons, James and John. The sons became disciples of Jesus. Salome went to Jesus and asked if her sons could sit at each side of Jesus when he entered into his kingdom. Although the request was denied, one can admire her desire to improve the condition of her sons.

The mother of today is an advocate for her children. Sometimes she must approach a teacher, principle, employer, doctor, or another person to make a request that improves the welfare of her child. If parents do not look after the needs of their children, they cannot expect others to do so.

Join us tomorrow as we honor mothers. Traditional worship begins at 9 a.m., Contemporary at 11 a.m. and Alternative at 7 p.m. Pastor Tony's message is "A Mother's Request." Third Helping for the casual worshiper begins at 7 p.m. The church is located at 201 N. Walnut St.

Rhonda Alstott is teaching a class on Christian parenting at 10:10 a.m. on Sunday mornings.

Open Hands Preschool is now enrolling for fall classes. For more information go to our website at brazilfirstumc.org or see our online ad in thebraziltimes.com


Hello again from Eastside Christian Church. It is Angel Food ordering time again. Someone will be at the church again on Monday from 4-6 and on Thursday from 4-6. Orders have to be turned in by the 17th. Delivery day is May 30th. If you have any questions, please feel free to call Lorie at 765-672-6363 or Sharon at 812-448-1030. If you have not tried the food, you are missing out on good for for a very reasonable price.

It sure was good to see Dorothy Wright visiting with us. We wish her a safe trip home.

It was alo good to see Josiah and his friend Erin visiting from school. Josiah is going to be doing an internship as a youth pastor in Oklahoma this summer. We are very proud of him and our payers will go with him.

We also want to welcome our newest member, Yvonne Hill. We know you will be a blessing to our congregation.

Tomorrow is Mothers' Day. The best gift you can give a mother is to be in church with her. We would love to meet your mother. A small gift will be given to all mothers in our service. Pastor's message is going to be on Esther, which is very appropriate.

Our youth will be participating in the parade this afternoon. If anyone else would like to walk with them, be at the church at 12:30 p.m.

We want to pray for the following: Marilyn, Kelly, Ann, our military men and women, and our government leaders. I am sure there are others , and we will pray for them, too. We are a church that believes in the power of prayer.

If you had only one month to live, what would be your main goal? Give this some thought this week and pray about it.

Our church is located directly behind Hardee's on Church St., and we are looking forward to welcoming you. Until then, remember God is the Light of the world, and He is always there for you.


Our Mother's Day tea is May 9, at 2 p.m. at Carbon Baptist 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, no reservations and no charge.

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.

Our first softball game of the season is Monday night at 7 p.m. at the Forest Park softball field. Come and support our team.

Men's prayer breakfast is next Saturday, May 16, at 7:30 a.m. The men meet in the fellowship hall, usually with a speaker and cook a wonderful breakfast. Everyone is welcome. No charge, just a great way to fellowship with one another.

To all the Mother's young and old, we wish you all a good and happy day tomorrow. Happy Mother's Day.


The First Baptist Church of Terre Haute will present a special combined Music Ministry Festival Service at 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 17. The church is located is 4701 N. Poplar Drive in Terre Haute.

The theme for this special service is "With Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs", and will feature over 100 musicians. Brazil resident Susan Sneddon is Organist/Accompanist for all choirs and groups, and Rev. Steve Newman, Associate Pastor for Music and Worship will direct the musicians. Rev. Bernie Jackson is Senior Pastor of the church.

The service will feature the four First Baptist choirs, which include the Children's Choir, Youth Choir, Senior Singers, and the Sanctuary Choir. The two bell choirs, Youth Bells and Sanctuary Bells, will perform, along with the First Baptist Orchestra directed by John Penry. The church's new Allen organ will also be featured.

Everyone is invited to attend this special service. Sunday School will be held at 9 a.m., with the two regular church services combined into the Music Festival Service at 10 a.m. For other information, please call the First Baptist church office at (812) 877-2354, Ext. 2.

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