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CHURCH NEWS

Friday, July 10, 2009

Trinity Baptist Church

The Trinity Baptist Church Family, 1005 N. Washington, Brazil, would like to invite present and former members and guests to our Homecoming Sunday on July 12. We will be celebrating the church's 45th anniversary with a picnic and games after our 11 a.m. service.

Join us for hamburgers and hot dogs as well as all of the delicious foods that our current church family brings, along with fellowship, food and sharing of fun stories from the past and present.

Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church

Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church

The Pastor is Father Harold W. Rightor II.

Mass schedule is Saturday 6:30 p.m., Sunday 8:30 a.m., Tuesday 5:30 p.m., Wednesday 9 a.m., Thursday 8:30 a.m. Reconciliation is 5:45-6:15 p.m., Saturday, or by appointment.

Father has added another mass. Mass will be at 8:30 a.m., each Thursday.

Divine Mercy Chaplet is prayed the first Sunday of each month at 8 a.m.

To schedule time to see Father Harold please call the parish office, at 448-1901.

Email for the parish office can be sent to annunicationchurch-@msn.com.

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

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.

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

The new Parish Council members were welcomed to their first meeting and a new council chairman and secretary were voted on.

Father is interested in having a second Sunday mass at 12:30 p.m., if there is interest from the Parish. Please let either the Parish Office know or contact Father Harold directly.

We are starting another trash bag fundraiser starting this weekend. Look in the entrance of the church for the signup sheet and in your bulletin this weekend. Since this is a fundraiser ask your aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and neighbors if they need any good trash bags. Buy a bunch and sell them door-to-door. Orders need to be turned in by July 24, so we can get the order sent in by July 27.

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

We keep asking for volunteers to help at bingo because we can only use volunteer labor from Annunciation as workers at bingo.

I am looking for someone to help with the Bingo calling on Sundays. If you don't want to take a whole night, you can come in and call for half a night or just certain games, it doesn't matter.

I think I have told the story before about how I started out there. Shortly before I was forced to retire from my job I decided I wanted to go out to the Bingo Hall and help out. I was going to go one time just to see how it went.

Well, I had a good time and went back the next week and the next and the next. I have been doing this for over two and a half years and I am still enjoying it, so much so that I am there three out of four weeks. In fact I think I only missed a month when I had my heart surgery last year and that was just because they wouldn't let me drive.

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.

Carbon United Methodist Church

It's just two weeks until Carbon's Church In The Park. Sunday, July 26, is the day.

We will gather at 9:30 a.m. to begin getting things together to take to the Carbon Park and get set up. Then, at 10:30 a.m., we will have our Worship Service there at the shelter.

After the Worship Service, kids and not-so-kids will play games until the hot dogs are done and lunch is ready. The competition is always quite fierce among the men and boys when they play a three-on-three basketball game, so come help them out. The girls have their own games and just as much fun with a lot less exertion.

If you are one of the not-so-kids, bring your lawn chair and simply enjoy the outing with all the other folks your age. This year, the Carbon Church of the Nazarene will be joining us for the day, and we are very happy to have them come along.

It's just a month until our 52nd Annual Homemade Ice Cream Social. It will be on Friday, Aug. 14, so mark your calendars now. You won't want to miss it!

The Youth Group finished the banner they have been working on and had it hanging in the sanctuary last Sunday. It is beautiful and we are very proud of it. It will be permanently mounted high above the front of the church opposite one a Youth Group made back in 2002. Thank you, Kids.

Tomorrow, July 12, Scot Alsip will be substituting for our minister, Rick Pressel. Scot has been at our church before and we are all very happy that he is coming back again. Come hear what Scot has to tell us.

Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. and Worship is at 10:30 a.m. We hope to see you then.

First Christian Church

We will be having Crystal Valley Quartet in concert at First Christian Church on Sunday night, July 12, at 7 p.m. This is a great southern gospel group which is based here in Indiana.

During the month of July, we will be talking about "Re-launching The Holy Spirit In Our Lives." This Sunday, pastor Bob Witte will be preaching about the Trinity and the Holy Spirit.

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 no Bible study at the Walnut Theater for middle school and high school ages at 9 a.m. because of the DCLA trip.

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

Bee Ridge Church

I just read an article about "Who Owns The Lighthouse?" Seems to me that there is a similarity between lighthouses and churches.

The man who keeps the light burning in the lighthouse is called the lighthouse keeper. He's never called the owner because the lighthouse does not belong to him. His responsibility is faithfully to see that the lighthouse fulfills the intended purpose of it's owner.

So, who owns the lighthouse? The government does! It was built to protect the lives of all seamen and to save their ships from loss by shipwrecks. The government makes sure the lighthouse keeper is cared for. It wants to do all it can to make him safe and fit by sending him supplies of food and other necessities to make him comfortable and keep him efficient so that he may fulfill his commitment to keep the lighthouse.

So, how is the church like the lighthouse? We, the congregation, like the lighthouse keeper, are caretakers for God. All we have, our talents, skills, money, etc., and all possessions are ours only to handle. We are not the owners. We, like the lighthouse keeper, are caretakers for God. We administer them all for him that they may accomplish his purpose for men and for the Kingdom of God.

So who owns the church? God does! A lot of you probably thought that the congregation owns the church. Wrong! God owns it and is letting us use it. You are not the owner but the keeper of this light of yours. As God's appointed keeper, it is your job to see that each God-owned and God-entrusted possession performs the exact and complete service God intended for it.

Pastor Jeff and the congregation at Bee Ridge Congregational Christian Church, N. Kennedy's Crossing Rd. invite you to come and join us as caretakers of the church. We can always use more help taking care of our God's church.

We have Sunday School for children and adults at 9:30 a.m., followed by church services for both at 10:30 a.m. We have facilities for a nursery downstairs and handicapped facilities upstairs. We also have a wheel chair ramp or you can use the steps. We have evening church services the second Sunday of each month which will be this Sunday at 6 p.m. We hope to see you all this Sunday.

Eastside Christian Church

Hello again from Eastside Christian Church. It was good to see so many in church Sunday, since it is summer, and a lot of our members are traveling.

Remember to get your Angel Food order in by tomorrow.

Our new order of worship began last Sunday and went very well.

Are you remembering to pray everyday? God does answer prayers, but we have to offer them first.

One of our teens, Taylor Payne, will be competing in the 4-H Princess Pageant this evening. We want to wish her good luck. She helped a lot with Bible School , and she helps out with the Childrens' Worship on Sundays. She is a blessing to have as a member of our congregation.

As we have noticed the last few weeks, it does not matter who you are or how much money you have, we are all going to die one day. How ready are you? Do you want to go to heaven to be with our Lord? If you do, then now is the time to be making your preparations. God wants you to be with Him, but you have to make the decision to accept Jesus as your personal Savior. That is all God asks of us. Have you done this yet? Time is running out. We want to invite you to be with us in our service tomorrow, so that we can help you prepare.

Our church is located directly behind Hardee's on Church St. Our main goal is to tell as many as possible about Jesus, which was His command before He arose and went to be with His Father. We hope to see you soon.

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 when we will respond in praise to the works of God in our lives. June Jeffers will present the special music at this service. A time of fellowship follows worship with Sunday School for all ages beginning at 10:45 a.m. Nursery care begins at 9:15 a.m.

July Share Food orders can be picked up 9-11 a.m., Saturday morning, July 25.

For more information, visit www.seely-villeumc.org, email seelyvilleumc@verizon.net, or call 812-877-1868.

Otter Creek Christian Church

All of you think you know what Love is but do you know what God's Love is? God gave His only begotten son to die on a cruel cross just so we could have an atonement for our sins. Jesus did not sin so he should not have had to pay the price for a world full of stubborn, self-centered people who refuse to accept God and His son as Supreme Beings.

We all have read John 3:16 and some even know verse 17 if you're one who does not know it here's what it says verse 17 "For God did not send His son into the world to condemn it but to redeem (save) the world through Him." Verse 18 "He who believes in Him is not condemned, but he who does not believe stands condemned already" Love is a matter of choice, God gives us the free will to choose redemption or condemnation which will you choose?

In yesterday's "Daily Bread," the title jumped out at me "Life, Love and Chocolate," and then the closing of the devotion said "Life, Love, and Chocolate" taste better when shared with others. Then the last statement said "Love is never afraid of giving too much."

When was the last time you gave more than you received and you didn't really keep tabs on who owed you what. We'd be in bad shape if God kept a record of all He's done for us without us even so much as saying Thank You. When was the last time you just prayed a simple prayer of Thanksgiving, it doesn't have to be elaborate just a heartfelt prayer to thank Him for all His blessings.

I've been thanking him more and more as the new Christian Book Store is taking shape, of course there have been some glitches but God's time is not my time. So in His time we will have a new book store in Brazil, thank you for all your prayers and may God be with you.

Otter Creek Christian Church is located at 6299 N. Crow Street. Brazil. Services are Sunday Study at 9:30 a.m., and Worship at 10:40 a.m. To contact Pastor Steve Brattain call 812-249-3309 after 4:45 p.m., daily, or on Saturday and Sunday. You may also contact me at 812-446-4007 if you get the machine and it's an emergency you may call 812-249-1715.

VBS Camp Edge at Otter Creek Church for children five to high school will be held July 20-24, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Remember to keep the troops and their families in your prayers daily.

Until we meet again either in person or by way of this column, may God keep you in the palm of His hand.

First Baptist Church

This Sunday at First Baptist you have an opportunity to worship the Lord through study, praise, service, and corporate worship.

Teachers look forward to greeting you for 9:30 a.m. Sunday School. There are classes for nursery through all adults.

Morning Worship begins at 10:30 a.m. Marcia Davis will be in the nursery and Steve Griffin will take the Spirit Kids to Children's Church.

The Jr./Sr. High Youth meet at 5:30 p.m. Evening service begins at 6 p.m., continuing a study on the Gifts of the Spirit. Choir practice will follow this service.

Wednesday will continue the noon (12:15-1 p.m.) Bible Study in Exodus.

Friday, July 17, the Hi Shi Ni Class will meet in the church fellowship room for a carry-in at 6 p.m.

The House of Hope will have a yard sale and BBQ Saturday. The Clay County 4-H Fair also begins.

In a recent study of Philippians 3, Paul reminds us that sincerity does not mean rightness. He was so sincere that he persecuted the church. Paul had to forget that old life. He had to let go of what he considered important in order to follow and serve Jesus Christ.

"Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead..." we look forward to worshiping with you this Sunday.

Harmony United Methodist Church

The 4-H Fair starts next week and we will be providing the worship service next Sunday, July 19.

The service is in the big, open building behind the Exhibition Hall and starts at 9 a.m. This year a group from McKinley Hill will be leading the worship music.

The offering from the service will go towards supporting United Campus Ministries.

The Door

"Take 5" a high energy, action packed evening for children and teams on Friday, July 17, starting at 8 p.m., at the Old Jr. High Gym, 201 N. Washington St., Brazil. Activities will include gym games, air tramp and pool, air hockey and foos ball, in the game room.

Prize games, in age groups, are baseball and ring (soda) toss. Team games will be tug-o-war and relay races.

Snacks will be served and everything is free.

For more information or transporation, call 442-8470 or 201-3966.



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