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Friday, May 22, 2009


Hello from Carbon Baptist Church. No softball game this week due to Memorial Day.

Fertile Ground cell group would like to invite everyone, starting on Wednesday, May 27 at 7 p.m. to come and watch Louie Giglio on the Passion Talk series. This will be held in the fellowship hall.

We will be having our annual tenderloin booth this year at the Fourth of July celebration. So get ready and be sure and pay us a visit.

The theme this year for VBS is "Make Yourself at Home in Rome." It is always an exciting time when VBS comes around, so much to do and so much excitement. If you need information about VBS, call the church office at 442-7729.

Have a good Memorial weekend, come and see us soon.

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.

Habitat for Humanity information meeting for families interested in applying for homes to be built in Clay City will be held May 28, at 7:30 p.m., at First Financial in Clay City.

There will be a Memorial Day Mass at Calvary Cemetery on May 25 at 7:30 p.m.

Here is a little more of the history of Catholics in Clay County. I hate to break it up into so many little pieces, but when I printed the history from the website I had 10 pages.

Father Pierrard had long realized the need of a new school to care for the increasing number of children, and before declining health had forced him to abandon his work he had made full preparations.

When the fifth pastor, Rev. Joseph T. Bauer, came in 1906, the basement and foundation of the present school were already completed. The new school building was soon completed and within a short time nearly three hundred children were enrolled. This was the peak of the Catholic population in Brazil and with the fading of the industrial revolution the population soon started to decline.

In 1910 Father Bauer was removed to St. Mary's Church, Madison. Reverend Augustine J. Rawlinson, who had been Assistant at the Church of the Assumption, Evansville, now became the sixth pastor of Brazil. He came to steer the parish through a disheartening period.

Industrial decline set in and families moved away leaving the church deeply in debt for the new building. The failure of the Building and Loan Association wiped out a large sum that had been invested there earmarked for this debt. So the congregation was deeply discouraged. Nevertheless by the time Father Rawlinson left "the parish was in the best condition it had known for nearly 15 years."

Father Rawlinson also served as a mediator in labor-management disputes during his pastorate. As Fr. Wicke, who succeeded him, writes:

"War could hardly be expected to have any terrors for one who had gone through the experiences of this parish since 1910; in September, 1917, Father Rawlinson volunteered for service in the U. S. Army."

During Fr. Rawlinson's absence the parish was administered by the Rev. D. F. Fitzgerald, who also entered the army, and the Rev. Frederick Burget, who later died in Terre Haute, April 17, 1948. Fr. Rawlinson returned in 1919.

Two parishioners died in France during WWI. They were Thomas L. Bussing and Robert Barnett Harris.

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

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 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.

Harmony United Methodist Church

This week we celebrate Memorial Day with a tribute to those who have given so much for the sake of God and country. Let's remember that this holiday is not about the Big Race in Indy, it is about the love, sacrifice, and price that have been paid for us.

I don't know about you, but it seems like I'm tired most of the time and every morning is a struggle to crawl out of bed and face another day.

But, there are people around us who always seem to face the day with enthusiasm and gusto. Do you know someone like that? We all need encouragement to "rise and shine" and confront the issues of the day with a positive attitude and a desire to make a difference in our world.

The prophet Isaiah addresses that very issue when he writes, "Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you." Isaiah 60:1 Even in our darkest hour, when all seems hopeless and when we seem to be too exhausted to do one more thing, that is when we need to realize that God is working all around you. He is building His Kingdom and bring hope, joy and peace to millions who are struggling jut like you! The Good News is that, "... you will look and be radiant, your heart will throb and swell with joy!" Isaiah 60:5a

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!


Hello again from Eastside Christian Church. Can you believe that school is almost out for the summer. How about letting them start out their summer with us at Vacation Bible School? Camp Edge will take place here at the church from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. during the week of June 8-12. Our staff would love to see your child.

Pastor's messages on Esther continues this week.

We want to send our prayers out to Dave, others who are having difficulties at this time and our shut-ins.

Angel Food orders have been turned in, and pickup day will be May 30, between 11 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. If you have any questions about this ministrry or would like a menu for June, please feel free to call Lorie at 765-672-6363 or Sharon at 812-448-1030.

This is Memorial Day weekend. What better way to express your thankfulness for those who have given their lives for our freedom than to be in God's house. We would love to have you celebrate with us. Our times of services are noted below. We hope to see you tomorrow. Have a safe weekend!

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 9:30 a.m. Sunday morning worship. Our Easter celebration wraps up on Ascension Sunday. 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 ongoing topic using the epistles of 1, 2, and 3 John.

May Share Food orders can be picked up next Saturday morning from 9-11 a.m.

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


Happy Memorial Day. This is a special day to remember all of our veterans and to honor them for all they've done for America.

I did not write the following article. It was sent to me by a friend. I thought it was very interesting and I want to share it with you.


A farmer explained: "I study my Bible like I plow my field. Often times when I'm plowing or breaking new ground, my plow will get hung under a root, and if I'm going at a pretty good clip, it will really jar me. But I don't get mad and beat my mule and burn my plow. No, I just back up a little, ease over the root and get on with my plowing. Next time around I'll probably hit that root again and it still shakes me up, but I don't quit farming. I just back up, ease over the root and keep on working. Pretty soon I have hit that root so many times that it's loose and the first thing you know I plow right through it and don't even notice it. I've got it shook loose. That's the way I study the Bible. When I come upon a hard passage, it might shake me up a little bit, but I don't throw away my Bible and quit the Lord on that account. I just ease over it and keep on studying. The next time I read that passage, I jar it a little bit more. I keep on doing this until finally, because of information that I have gathered from other parts of the Bible I am able to jar the passage loose. I understand it." .....Author Unknown.

Wow! Did you ever think that studying the Bible and plowing a field could have such a connection? The above article gives us something to think about, doesn't it?

Speaking of thinking, you should think about coming to Bee Ridge Congregational Christian Church on Sunday, May 31 at 6 p.m. Crystal Valley Quartet will be performing that night. You will enjoy listening to them sing and play their Christian songs.

Of course, we invite you to visit this Sunday morning and many more. Sunday School starts at 9:30 a.m. Nancy Knight will teach the children downstairs while Larry Knight will be teaching the adults upstairs. Church services start at 10:30 a.m. with Kidz Church downstairs while Pastor Jeff speaks to the adults upstairs. We will be looking for you.

Blessings to you all.


During the month of May, pastor Bob Witte has been preaching on "Re-launching My Priorities". This Sunday he will be joined by Elliot Voris, our summer pastoral intern, as they "tag team" preach from Galatians 5:1-6, talking about being set free.

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 10:30a.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.


More than 40 certificates and videos were awarded last Sunday evening at the AWANA year-end celebration. The Senior High Youth closed the program with a song and skit encouraging all to remember that Bible School is quickly approaching. But the evening wasn't over yet! There was quite a feast of delicacies readyin the fellowship room. Thanks especially to Janet Wise, the coordinator of AWANA, and all the dedicated staff. We have appreciated the parents who faithfully brought their children and often stayed to help out.

Memorial Day is always the last Monday in May and was originally called Decoration Day. It is a salute to the men and women who have fought, and died, in the service of their country. It was first observed on May 30, 1868, following the Civil War. Flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery.

This is Donut Sunday at FBC. Donuts and drinks will be available at 8:45 a.m. for a time of visitation before Sunday School which begins at 9:30 a.m. There are classes for all ages including three adult choices. Worship services begin at 10:30 a.m. Marcia Davis will be in the Nursery and Tammy Pearce with take the Spirit Kids (pre-K thru 2nd) to their room.

There will be no evening activities at the church.

Bible Study will be at 12:15 p.m. this Wednesday. The community is welcome to participate. If you cannot attend, a weekly study guide is available.

The deacons will meet this Thursday at 7 p.m.

Kourtney Fitch and Robert Plummer will be celebrating their High School graduation each with an open house May 30.

Plan ahead for a Mission Dinner next Sunday, May 31.

Vacation Bible School will be June 8-12, nightly at 5:45-8 p.m. Students will take a thrilling ride across the land down under with Boomerang Express! As kids wind their way across Australia, they'll discover the vastness of God's love, and they'll learn that no matter where they go or what they do in life-it all comes back to Jesus. Supper will be provided for students and staff!

"Let Him have all your worries and cares, for He is always thinking about you and watching everything that concerns you." (1 Peter 5:7) I will let God do the worrying for me, because God stays up all night anyway.

Get a good night's rest and we will see you Sunday!

Otter Creek Christian Church

Hebrews 12: 1-2 "Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us. [v2 ]Looking to Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

With this being Memorial Day Weekend this verse to think about the cloud of witnesses we have should be an encouragement to each of us. This year as in years before many have gone to be with that cloud of witnesses, my friend, Linda Headley and just this week a dear lady I've known since childhood Lula Mae Harris.

In Michael Phillips' book "Good Things to Know" comes this. . . #109 Find ways to deny yourself what it wants. The key to maturity [being perfected; full grown; ripe; fully developed] is found in Mark 8:34. Then he (Jesus) called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me."

Jesus paid the debt for us that He did not owe for a debt I could not pay and everyday I am truly thankful for that gift of everlasting love. Nothing can separate us from the love of God except ourselves and disbelief.

We invite you to Otter Creek Christian Church Sunday mornings 9:30 a.m & 10:45 a.m. If you do not have a church home know you are welcome and if you are visiting the area please feel free to call us for directions. Or go to our web site www.ottercreekchurch.com Our church number is 812-446-5300.

There is a woman's Bible Study on Friday's at Mary Bowden's home at 9:30 a.m.

Call Pastor Steve Brattain after 4 p.m. at 812-249-3309 or call Sandy at 812-446-4007.

Please keep those in our armed services no matter where they might be serving in your prayers, as well as their families.

If you have a special prayer request you can contact one of the above numbers.

May God be with you til we fellowship once again either together or through this page. May God Bless America


The Berea Christian Church will be having their annual Jonah Fish Fry this evening from 4-8 p.m. at the church, corner of Billville Rd. and Waterworks Rd., Brazil.

Cost is $8 per adult and $4 per child, 10 and under.

Crocodile Dock Vacation Bible School starts Sunday, May 31 and runs through June 5, 6-9 p.m.

VBS is open children 2 years old through junior high school.


Chaplains in the United States military have been helping soldiers deal with the difficult issues they encounter in combat. Pastor Tony will share stories of joy and heartache from chaplains who have been serving in Iraq.

Traditional worship begins at 9 a.m., Contemporary at 11 a.m. and Alternative at 7 p.m. The message this week is "Ambition."

Sunday school begins at 10:10 a.m. for children and adults. Rhonda Alstott is teaching a class on Christian parenting.

Sharon Koehler begins a series on May 31, entitled "Faith and Pop Culture."

The soup kitchen serves free meals on Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m., for anyone who needs physical nourishment.

Open Hands Preschool is now enrolling for fall classes.

For more information, go to our website at brazilfirstumc.org. The church is located at 201 N. Walnut St., Brazil.

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