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Church News

Friday, March 12, 2010

Pleasant Grove Church of Christ

Pleasant Grove Church of Christ will have Brother Wayne Fussell in revival through March 14, tonight at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

For more information, call Bill Stallcop at 765-672-4545.

Grace Chapel

Pearl Blind will be in concert on Saturday, March 27, at 7 p.m.

Pearl Blind with members Cecil Billingsley, Mike Brownlee, Rob Adams, Jeff Joslin, Dr. Mark Hudson, DMD, and are a ministry of The Bridge.

Grace Chapel, is located at 2104 W. U.S. 40, Brazil.

For more information, visit www.pearlblind.com or www.thebridgemusic.net

New Jerusalem Church

The public is invited to the New Jerusalem Church, a ministry with prayer for the sick, and has recently started having services at Clay Center, Billville Rd. and SR 59.

Sunday service is at 6 p.m., and Thursday Bible Study at 6 p.m.

For more information contact Carolyn Moore at 812-446-2327.

Carbon Baptist Church

Our college mission trip was a great succes. Everyone had a great experience in witnessing for the Lord.

Our high school group will be going on a mission trip to South Carolina over spring break.

We have set a goal to raise money to purchase a new van for the church. Things are exciting as we start a new direction of ministry with the van.

Easter is on its way, as we gear up for the season. An Easter Egg hunt will be April 3, at the Carbon Park. This gives the church a way to reach out to our community.

Don't forget the time change tonight or you will be early for services in the morning.

Please come and be a part of our growing and loving church.

Town and Country Christian Men Lenten Breakfasts

Town and Country Christian Men invite you to join them in the 2010 Lenten Breakfast series. Town and Country Christian Men is a creative, supportive fellowship of men who seek to know Jesus Christ, to grow spiritually, and to seek God's will.

All breakfasts are on Saturday mornings and begin at 8 a.m., with food and fellowship and are followed by a 20-30 minute program highlighting a local mission or service project. There is no cost for these meetings and everyone is welcome.


March 13, Bethel UMC; March 20, Peniel UMC; March 27, Union UMC.

Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church

Pastor Father Harold W. Rightor II; revhwr@juno.com.

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

Mass schedule: Saturday 6:30 p.m., Sunday 8:30 a.m., and 12:30 p.m., Tuesday 5:30 p.m., Wednesday 9 a.m., Thursday 9 a.m. Reconciliation is 5:45-6:15 p.m., Saturday, or by appointment.

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.

The church is located at 19 N. Alabama St., 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 an e-mail at eaburt48@hot-mail.com. News must be submitted to me before Wednesday to get it in the paper on Saturday.


Keegan McDonald recently completed his requirements for Eagle Scout. Congratulations Keegan. That is quite an accomplishment.

The big news is that the window restoration is almost complete. Dave Rosen from Artisan's Glass Art is working on the last piece of glass. This piece was particularly hard to work on because it has a Latin word on it and most of the letters were missing. He has done a lot of research and has worked with a priest and a nun he knows and has come up with a word that seems to correctly complete the phrase is the window. We have contacted several area priests and they are anxious to join us on March 25, when we will unveil the window. This is especially fitting since it is also the Feast of the Annunciation. Also in attendance will be Margaret Holechko Jaksich, the benefactor whose contribution made this possible. The service will be at 7 p.m.

We still don't know anything about the others named on the side windows. If anyone knows anything about John Gallagher, E. Walsh, or E. Fahy please let us know.

The Knights of Columbus will hold their second fish fry on March 26, beginning at 4:30. The event will be again held at the bingo hall. Everyone is welcome.

The Annunciation Angels Pre-School Open House will be March 30. Look for the ad in the Brazil Times for all the details.

Bingo News.

Bingo every Sunday evening at Kennedy Crossing. We are smoke-free. Packages start as low a $17. 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.

Eastside Christian Church

The weather has changed. It is so nice to have warmer temperatures.

Our faithful sister, Helen Howald, had her 98th birthday last Monday. I had the privilege of taking flowers to her. What a blessing she is. We wish her many more.

Tomorrow is the last day for ordering Angel Food. If you haven't ordered yet and wish to, please contact Lorie at 765-672-6363 or Sharon at 448-1030, and they will make arrangements to meet with you. If you order this month, your name will be entered into a drawing for a 10 lb. box of boneless/skinless chicken breasts.

Pastor Bill is recuperating from hip replacement surgery that was done on Monday. Brad Branam will be the speaker in our worship service tomorrow. Jonathan Shrader will be with us for the evening service. There will be no Wednesday evening services for the rest of March. Ronnie Bridgewater will be our morning worship speaker March 21. For the evening service, we will participate in the Gordon Mott concert at the Nazarene Church.

March 28 is our Friend Day. We will have a speaker from Lincoln Bible College and the group, Higher Calling, will present a short program. A dinner will follow the service. We want to invite all to come.

Remember to pray everyday. God loves for us to talk to Him. And prayer does work.

We hope to see you soon. God bless you.

First Baptist Church

First Baptist walkers have completed their America For Christ Walk-a-thon at Forest Park this morning and had an enjoyable delicious brunch. If you pledged to sponsor a walker, turn that in this week. Thank you to those who walked and those who stayed behind to prepare the room and the meal.

Sunday school attendance is growing and we invite you to attend this Sunday at 9:30 a.m. There is a class for everyone. If you try them on for size and still can't find the best fit, let us know.

Morning worship begins at 10:30. Courtney Plummer with Hope will be in the nursery.

KIDMO, an interactive Bible-in-life lesson for kindergarten-elementary students, also begins at 10:30 a.m. Shelli Torbert will lead today's lesson.

There will be a Youth/Parent luncheon following the morning worship.

Sr. High Youth meet at 4:30 p.m., for their program, have the evening meal, then assist the AWANA teachers. Jr. Hi and AWANA meet at 5:30 p.m. AWANA is a Bible-based program filled with high-energy games, Bible stories, memorization, music and a meal.

The adults meet upstairs at 6 p.m., for a time of prayer, praise, and study. Currently we are in the book of Daniel. Choir practice will follow.

Wednesday Bible Study meets at 12:15 p.m. Samuel anoints David in our lesson this week. The group is still growing. Four tables were needed this week. Come in and join the group this week. We have plenty of room.

You can't come to church on Sunday? Try THE ROCK on Thursday, at 7 p.m. The dress is casual and the service is inspirational. There is a nursery as well as Thursday KIDMO.

God loved us so much that He gave us His only Son. He gives us forgiveness, acceptance, righteousness, new life, peace, hope, victory and strength to live and grow as a disciple. Come and grow with us.

See you Sunday.

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 a.m., Sunday morning worship as we struggle with how well we give and receive mercy. A time of fellowship follows worship with Sunday School for all ages beginning at 10:45. Nursery care is provided beginning at 9:15 a.m.

March Share Food orders can be picked up 8:30-10:30 a.m., Saturday morning, March 27, in Fellowship Hall, on the lower level of the church.

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

Union United Methodist Church

What really led the Roman's to crucify Jesus? Why did the crowd cry, "Crucify Him?" Did Pontius Pilate offer the crowd a real choice between Jesus and Barabbas? Should we sympathize with Pilate? Is there a message in the story that we have missed? What if that message could lead us to a better understanding of the love of God for all people?

This Sunday, Union United Methodist Church will continue a special worship theme titled "24 Hours That Changed The World." Each Sunday, in worship beginning at 10:30 a.m., Rev. Andrew Charnstrom will lead worship through the season of Lent with a series of sermons based on the amazing twenty-four hour period that began with the Last Supper and ended with the crucifixion and death of Jesus; the final service, Easter Sunday, April 4, will celebrate the victory over death that is seen in the Resurrection.

Rev. Charnstrom's message this week is titled, "What Evil Has He Done?" and focuses on the forces, including the intentionality of Jesus, Himself, that led to Pilate's order that Jesus be crucified. The primary scripture reference for this message is from the Gospel of Mark, Chapter 15, verses 1-15.

Please, don't miss this sermon series, a life-changing message of the love of God in the life, suffering and death of Jesus, and of the Resurrection. Each week will focus on a single event, from the meal Jesus shared with His Disciples to His death on the cross, culminating in His walk from the grave. Come join us this Sunday and each Sunday through Easter for a fresh new look at the last twenty-four hours of the earthly life of Jesus.

Otter Creek Christian Church

With Easter coming next month we should be really contemplating what the "Resurrection" truly means according to the source of my thesaurus it's a "miracle as in resurrection of Christ".

Webster said it is a bringing to use again. So what was the purpose of Christ's resurrection? It was the completion of what was started in the crucifixion. Christ had to be a witness to his followers so they would be confident in the ministry of the Good News. Now He is at the right hand of the Father interceding for us. At Easter we're suppose to be celebrating the Resurrection of Christ and even the dell computer office writer says it's a miracle. Now just to be fair I also looked up the word Easter it said that meant a "movable feast". To me that just gives the calendar makers a way of changing when it falls.

Easter is not about the bunny delivering colored eggs or chocolate, egg hunts and as with the holidays of Christmas and Thanksgiving it should be more meaningful to all of us.

As churches we should concentrate on this Holy season (of Lent, Ash Wednesday, Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Resurrection (Easter Sunday) true meaning It will never mean anything to the world until we start living what these mean in our lives. Are you thankful that Jesus died for your sins and then rose again to prove the power of the Holy Father and then ascend in the clouds to be with His Father and to be our intercessor. Then prove it, live like you know how blessed you are. During the next few weeks we should read the account not only of the death but also of the resurrection of Christ which can be found in the Gospels of the New Testament.

I think this scripture really sums up what the Christ filled life should reflect. John 13:35 "By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another." Think on this and apply it to your life.

We at Otter Creek Christian Church invite you to the upcoming services:

Sunday Study 9:30 a.m. Worship 10:40 a.m. 6299 N. Crow St., Brazil, Ind.

Friday Ladies Bible Study 10 a.m., at 12660 Grotto Road, Brazil

Saturday March 27, Pitch in dinner with a ladies trio called "Brand New" to sing following come join in you'll be blessed.

Phone Numbers Pastor Steve after 4 p.m., weekdays 812-249-3309 or 446-4007

Sandy's number (leave message for Pastor or church) Tuesday to Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m., 443-6007

Please keep your pastors in your prayers they are in a battle for souls. They can not do it alone your help is needed. Encourage those in the ministry to do the will of God and also encourage yourself to be faithful to God's Word.

Remember those who are serving our country whether in the armed forces or as a public official. We as individuals don't have to agree with everyone but we should pray for our leaders.

Benwood Mt. Lebanon Church

Good Morning from Benwood Mt. Lebanon Church!

"We are all children of God, come be our guest, and share in the Worship of our Father."

Sunday School classes for all ages is 9:30 a.m., with Morning Worship at 10:30 a.m.

Children's Church for ages up to third grade. This week's teachers are Bevelyn Sampson and Kay Hosterman

Awana Youth Clubs meet at 5 p.m., and Evening Worship is at 7 p.m.

Wednesday Night Bible Study is at 7 p.m.

Thursday Morning 9:30 Ladies Bible Study

The Pastor's message this week is: "Give me that old time religion."

Vacation Bible School will be held the week of June 20.

Church camp is the week of July 18.

Volunteers are always needed to help at VBS and church camp.

There is a job for everyone and it could turn out to be one of the most rewarding jobs you have ever done!

Please contact one of the leaders to sign up.

Remember to "Spring forward" this Saturday before bed as the time change occurs Sunday at 2 a.m.

We are located two miles north of U.S. 40 on the Knightsville Road or two miles east of SR 59 on Rio Grand Road.

For more information, call the church at 812-446-0531, or Dick McShanog at 812-448-2871.

Carbon United Methodist Church

Happy St. Patrick's Day! I walked into the church last Sunday and saw everything decorated with green and shamrocks.

Of course, on March 17, everybody is Irish! Right? With parades, parties and eating corned beef and cabbage.

But what does all this have to do with St. Patrick? Why is he so special?

When he was a young boy living on the western coast of England, he was captured by Irish raiders and taken back to Ireland as a slave. He had been raised as a Christian and was appalled at the pagan beliefs of the Irish at that time.

Evidently Patrick was the slave of kind people whom he came to love. He was freed as a young man and returned to England. There, he studied to become a monk. Years later, still thinking about his time in Ireland, Patrick returned to Ireland to try to bring the people there to Christ.

In trying to get across the concept of the Trinity, he used an Irish shamrock to explain how the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost could be three in one -- three petals in one leaf. Legend says that Patrick drove the snakes out of Ireland, but I don't know about that item of interest.

Patrick succeeded in converting the Irish people to Christianity, and was made a saint by the Catholic Church whom, today, all Christians honor St. Patrick for his love, devotion and dedication to a people who had once made him their slave.

Thanks, Kids, for decorating the church so prettily.

This Sunday, March 14, we will begin a new Bible Study on John 3:16. Immediately after church, there will be a soup and sandwich luncheon. After eating, we will go into the Bible Study. We'll try to wrap it up by 1 p.m., or a little after. We hope everyone will stay and join us for this exciting new study.

The fifth-annual Men's Lenten Breakfast will be on Saturday, March 20, at Peniel United Methodist Church, at 8 a.m. The area men have really been turning out for this series of breakfasts. There is an exciting rivalry going between Bethel and Peniel as to which church has the most men in attendance each week. Men, join the group; you will not find a better group of men anywhere!

You don't have much more time to make things right between you and God before Easter. Perhaps you should get busy at it and begin by attending church this Sunday. Worship begins at 10:30 a.m., and is over at 11:30 a.m. Can you give God one hour of your time?

Harmony United Methodist Church

When Joshua crossed the Jordan River and brought God's people into the Promised Land many that they had it made.

After years of struggle and hardship in the dessert, they were now in the land of milk and honey. Little did they know that even though they had arrived, they still had a long way to go.

That is still true in our lives today. Often we struggle with problems and situations that are heartbreaking. Then when God comes through again and provides for us, often in miraculous ways, we tend to fall back and tell ourselves that we have finally made it. In our celebration we seem to forget that we are not there yet and there will be troubles ahead.

There is an important lesson to be learned from our ancestors as we take time to remember and celebrate our journey to this point and rely upon God to be with as we continue on.

Next Saturday, March 20, the Town and Country Christian Men's Breakfast will be at Peniel UMC. Our Guest speaker will be Gayla Thiemann reporting on the work and mission of Missionary Aviation Fellowship. Her son Jason and family serve with M.A.F. Food and fellowship start at 8 a.m. Everyone is welcome.

As always, Sunday Worship at Harmony UMC begins at 9 a.m., and Sunday School follows at 10:45 a.m. Everyone is truly welcome. Come and join us.

Brazil First United Methodist Church

Have lunch with us. Sarah Circle is sponsoring a St. Partick's luncheon at the church on Sunday, March 14, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The menu is soup and potato bar.

A Congregational Informational meeting will begin at 1:30 p.m., in the sanctuary. "God is Closer than you think" is also a small group discussion Sunday at 5:30 p.m.

Bill Morthland will be featured on the saxophone as the Chancel Choir will sing a medley of "Draw Me Close" and "I Need Thee Every Hour" at the 9 a.m. traditional worship. The praise band will lead the 11 a.m. contemporary worship with "I am Free" and "Trading my Sorrows." Pastor Tony Alstott's sermon for both services is "Listening to the Voice of God."

A free meal is offered through our Soup Kitchen every Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.

More information is on our website at brazilfirstumc.org

Community Missionary Church

Peg Parksey and daughter opened with "When He was on the Cross."

Pastor Ken Thomas preached on "The Good Samaritan" Luke 10:33, and as scripture tells us, a lawyer had asked Jesus what should he does to inherit eternal life, and Jesus anwered with this parable in part.

"A man traveling to Jericho was waylaid by thieves taking his clothes and material possessions leaving him wounded. A certain priest came his way and saw him and passed him by on the other side of the road. A Levite also came along, saw him and passed by on the other side. They didn't want to get dirty, take their time, or get involved. A certain samaritan came along and seeing the injured man, felt compassion, and took the time to bind his wounds. He gave him a drink and took him along to an inn. The next day, before he departed, he left money with the inn keeper to care for the man, and told him if it cost more, that the next trip by, he would settle the debt."

Then he asked the lawyer, which of the three travelers were the good neighbor to the injured man? The lawyer said, he that showed mercy upon him. And Jesus said, "Go and do likewise."

Can we not see the point in this. Are there any of you today, that are good enough, that you have kept the commandments. When you stand before God, we will have no excuse for not taking the time to help our neighbor, the widow, orphans, and sorry will not get it.

Just because you belong to a church, doesn't mean that you have "Religion." It's a lifestyle. No priest, minister, or rabbi can save you. Only thru Jesus can you know God. The Sabbath was not made for man, but man was made for the Sabbath.

If you do not have a church, visit us at 21 W. Pinckley St., Brazil. Our Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m., and morning worship is at 10:30 a.m. Evening service is at 6 p.m. Lots of parking space is available and plenty of seating.

Pastor and Mrs. Thomas and the congregation welcome you. Bring the children, we have a children's cry room, class rooms and people whom care.

Brother Thomas as always, opens the service with prayer and at the end of service, closes with prayer.

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