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CHURCH NEWS

Friday, April 2, 2010

Otter Creek Christian Church

For followers of Jesus, this in my opinion is the most important of celebrations. This shows us just how much God loved us not only to send His son to live for 33 years as a human, but to die the most possible of cruel deaths, crucified on a cross to be buried and (to me this is the best) to be resurrected on the third day. What Love for us while we still sinners and he (Jesus) was without sin God did this for us. If Jesus had not risen, he would have been just like any other man, not the Saviour of our souls.

Thank You God for sending Jesus for my sins. Thank you for not judging me the way we judge others and more importantly for how we judge you. Thank You for knowing our hearts better than we know them sometimes. Give us each the strength to show from day to day your love so others will know we are your children by that love. Help us not to judge a book by its cover and get to know the book you put in our pathway eve n if it is another person and especially when it is one we tend to not like.

John 13:35 says "By this all will know that you are MY disciples, if you have love for one another".

We can best do this by bearing one another's burdens and so fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2

Here is a short prayer that was written by anonymous:

Lord, teach us the secret of loving

The Love You are asking today:

Then help us to love one another;

For this we most earnestly pray.

This Sunday Only, Sunrise Service at 7 a.m., followed by breakfast, with Morning Worship at 10:40 a.m. Remember this is the single most important day in the Christian calendar of events.

Friday 10 a.m. - Ladies Bible Study 12660 East Grotto Rd.

Reach Pastor Steve after 4 p.m. at 812-249-3309 or 446-4007 or call and leave a message with Sandy at 446-4007 if no answer call 443-6007.

Otter Creek Church is located at 6299 N. Crow Street Brazil, IN

Harmony United Methodist Church

We immediately know about things that are going on in all parts of the world. We hear about them on the radio and get real pictures through the internet and have eye witness reports on the television. Through these mediums we feel like we are right here seeing things for ourselves. Because we are able to both see and hear the news we have a certainty that the reports are true and the situations are real. What did we do before TV?

We depended on the credibility of eye witnesses and the consistency of their reports. As Christians we celebrate Easter as a result of the witness of the disciples and all those who gave their testimonies of walking with the Risen Lord.

We know the stories of the Mary at the tomb, the disciples in the locked room, and the two on their way home to Emmaus. There were many others, well over a thousand who were witnesses to the presence of Jesus after the crucifixion. Were their stories true? They were so true that the disciples chose to share their witness and testimonies with the world even at the risk of loosing their own lives (and most did because of it).

Today we experience the Risen Christ in our hearts. Are we willing to witness and tell our stories to those who need to hear about the love and hope found in Jesus? That is the true celebration of Easter!

Harmony and Lena United Methodist Churches will be remembering Easter with a Sunrise Service at Harmony at 7 a.m. Please come and join us! Easter Worship Service on Sunday is at 9 a.m. and Sunday School starts at 10:30.

Carbon United Methodist Church

By the time you read this, the last of the six weekly Lenten Breakfasts for Christian men will have been completed. If you planned to go sometime, you missed out. The attendance was exceptionally high this year and the programs were all very good. I understand that there was quite a rivalry between Bethel UM Church and Peniel UM Church for the attendance prize. A plaque has been going around for about twenty years to the winner for each year. So I will be interested to see who won it.

Yesterday was Good Friday (I have never understood why it was ever called GOOD Friday!) Christ was convicted in a midnight kangaroo court and was hung on a cross between two criminals. He died. He was taken down from the cross, hastily washed and wrapped up and placed in a tomb before sundown because the Jewish Sabbath began at sundown and no work could be done on that day.

That was the end of that and, to some, good riddance.

But wait! Was it?

When women came to do a better job of cleaning up his corpse on Sunday morning after the Sabbath had ended, they found Him gone from the tomb. But later, He appeared to them and to many others. He had risen! And that, not the Easter Bunny, is why we celebrate Easter.

I plan to be at church tomorrow, and I hope you will be there, too. Not necessarily my church, but any church!

The Carbon United Methodist Church will have a Sunrise Service at 7 a.m., followed by a pitch-in breakfast. At 9:30, children will be told the Easter story and then have an Easter Hunt--not of Easter Eggs but of Easter symbolic items. Our traditional Easter Service will then be at 10:30 a.m. We hope you will join us for this most holy day of the Christian year.

Peniel United Methodist Church

An Easter Egg Hunt will take place on Saturday, April 3, at 1 p.m. at the home of Bob and Mary Anderson.

Our Sunrise Service will be at 6:30 a.m., followed by breakfast. Sunday School will be at 9:45 a.m., with Worship Service at 10:45 a.m.

Rev. Pippin and the congregation invited the public to attend any of these services.

Brazil First United Methodist Church

If your life was a movie, what kind would it be? Would it be a romance, comedy, drama or a family friendly film? Is there suspense or tragedy in your life? All of these are present in the story of Jesus' life, death and resurrection. Join us for our Easter Celebration as Pastor Tony Alstott weaves movie themes into the last week of Jesus' life, death and resurrection.

Traditional worship begins at 9 a.m. and the contemporary worship at 11 a.m.

Next week on April 11, Third Helping and the youth band will lead worship at 7 p.m.

Open Hands Preschool is now enrolling for fall classes. Our Open House is April 6, from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

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

For more information, visit our website at brazilfirstumc.org

Little Historic Church at Carbon

The Little Historic Church at Carbon will have their Friday program on April 9. There will be a pitch-in dinner at 6 p.m., with the program at 7 p.m.

This month the entertainment will be provided by the Community Choir with the cantata "Behold the Lamb."

Everyone is invited to attend.

Carbon Baptist Church

Hello from Carbon Baptist Church

There will be no Sunday School this Sunday. Easter Sunrise Service will start at 7 a.m. with communion. A breakfast will served immediately after service.

A retraction from last Saturday, the Easter Egg Hunt is today at 1 p.m. in Carbon Park.

Thinking ahead for Vacation Bible School, the dates are June 7-11. We need a lot of helpers to make this successful as it has been in the past. It is a wonderful time to get to know the youth of our church.

Have a good week. Please come and be a part of our growing and loving church. Everyone is invited.

Bethel United Methodist Church

Bethel UMC, 924 E. Pinckley St. Brazil, will be having their Easter Sunrise Service, 7 a.m., and biscuits and gravy will be served directly following the service.

And later on Sunday evening, 7 p.m., we will be having our monthly evening worship service. . Music will be provided by P150. Refreshments will be served afterwards. Please join us!

Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church

Pastor: Father Harold W. Rightor II, email: revhwr@juno.com. E-mail for the parish office can be sent to annunciationchurch@msn.com.

Website: mysite.verizon.net/resolhio/annuncia-tionchurch.

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 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 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 fourth degree Knights are scheduled to be at Divine Mercy Sunday, April 11. We would like all Knights to be in attendance.

If you are Catholic gentlemen and would like to contribute to the church and community through volunteer work and would like to have social interaction with fellow Catholic gentlemen, then the Knights of Columbus are what you are looking for. Just ask someone at church to point a Knight out and he will either be one or know one.

On that same line of thought, if you are a lady that would like to volunteer a little time and would like to have social interaction with other Catholic ladies, then you should join the Lady Knights. They can always use help with their various projects.

Bingo news

Bingo every Sunday evening at Kennedy's Crossing. We are smoke-free. Packages start at low as $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., and 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's Crossing Rd., across from the Northview High School baseball field.

We are handicapped accessible and we have a lit parking lot and a covered outside smoking area.

Eastside Christian Church

What a great Palm Sunday was had by all who attended. The concert given by HIGHER CALLING was very inspirational. We want to thank them for being with us and hope to see them again soon. The attendance for Friendship Day was a little disappointing, but praise God for those who did come. And as usual, the meal was delicious. Thanks to all who helped in any way.

We still want to pray for Pastor Bill's recuperation. We want him back with us as soon as possible. We also want to pray for others who have difficulties.

Tomorrow is Easter Sunday. We want to invite you to come be with us, if you are not attending anywhere else. Jesus gave His life so that we can have an eternal home with Him. We are not having a sunrise service this year, but we would like to see you in our 10:30 a.m. worship service. Lyle Monnett will give the message.

Next week is Angel Food ordering time. Someone will be at the church on Tuesday and Thursday from 4-6 p.m., to take your orders. They need to be turned in by the April 11.

Deb Pierce won a 10 lb. box of chicken breasts for ordering in March. We will do this again in the near future, so it pays to order.

Remember tomorrow is Easter Sunday, so try to be in church somewhere to give your thanks for Jesus giving His life for us.

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 Easter Sunday worship, first at 7 a.m., as we remember the story of salvation history, then at 9:30 a.m., as we are reminded that what began as John's call to repentance is now Jesus' call to witness that he is Lord of All.

Breakfast will be served between services in Fellowship Hall on the lower level of the church. An Easter Egg Hunt for all ages will follow the 9:30 a.m. service. Nursery care is provided beginning at 9:15 a.m.

Share Food orders for April can be placed through April 9 by contacting the church office.

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

First Baptist Church

Peter proclaimed in 1 Peter that a Christian is part of the Resurrection story. "... it is [God's] boundless mercy that has given us the privilege of being born again...Now we live in the hope of eternal life because Christ rose again from the dead. And God has reserved for his children the priceless gift of eternal life."

We at First Baptist invite you to celebrate Christ's resurrection this Easter Sunday. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. All classes are growing and you have an opportunity to be part of the studies and fellowship.

Morning worship begins at 10:30 a.m. The choir will provide special music and Pastor Mark will bring a special message for you. This is also a special opportunity to partake in Communion on Easter. There is a nursery available with Marcia Davis assisted by Zack.

The pre-school through elementary children are invited to meet in the youth room for KidMo.

The Jr. and Sr. High youth will have completed their 30-Hour Famine week-end.

There are no evening programs this Easter Sunday.

Tuesday Apr. 6 will be committee meetings at 6 p.m. and Coordinating Team at 7 p.m.

Wednesday at 12:15 p.m., we continue our study of David from 1st Samuel. Evelyn will have the coffee ready and you will always have something to discuss or contemplate from the lesson.

THE ROCK meets Thursday at 7 p.m. This past Thursday we had a memorable Maundy Thursday program. Two week ago we appreciated House of Hope leading our worship.

Next Sunday following morning worship there will be a Youth/Parent Luncheon.

Peter testified of Christ's resurrection and the promise of the Christian's eternal life with an incorruptible body. Benjamin Franklin wrote his own epitaph, part of which reads, "... For [my body] will appear once more in a new and more elegant edition, revised and corrected by the Author."

We'll see you Sunday!

Brazil Bible Fellowship Church

"Very early on the first day of the week..." That is when the ladies went to the tomb and discovered it was empty. This Sunday we are having a sunrise service at 7 a.m., to celebrate the early resurrection of Christ from the tomb. All are welcome to attend. There will be a breakfast as well. We will also be having our Worship Service at 9 a.m., instead of the regular time.

On April 10, we will be having youth group for all middle and high school students from 6-7:30 p.m., at the Jackson Township Elementary gym. All youth are invited.

Last Sunday Pastor Gordon preached from John 1 where John the Baptist said, "Behold the lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world." He spent time in the book of Exodus and other passages from the Old Testament that gave the requirements that had to be met for a lamb to be used as a sacrifice. He then explained how Jesus, as the Lamb, met those requirements and was qualified to be Passover Lamb. Just as the sacrificial animals of the Old Testament had to give of their blood and life, Jesus had to die. Jesus could not have just suffered but His blood and life had to be shed. Without the crucifixion and death of Christ there is no hope for salvation from sin.

If you would like to hear the sermon you can go to our website www.brazilbible.org and click on the audio/video link. There are other sermons available as well. It is our purpose as a church to minister to one another, encourage one another to grow in Christ, to live a life that models Christ before others and to share with others the good news that Jesus Christ has provided the way of salvation from sin.

We believe that the Bible is the only resource by which we can truly know God. Therefore the study of the Bible is important to us and why the preaching is expository (teaching what the text proclaims). If you have questions that you want answered or in need of encouragement, visit us or send an email to Pastor at pastor@brazilbible.org. If you want clear practical teaching from the Word of God, stop by. We are located directly across from the fairgrounds on South 59.

Community Missionary Church

Pastor Ken Thomas opened with prayer for the sick, shut-in and unspoken requests. Travis Terrell sang our special "Broken and Spilled Out."

We don't have any saints in our church, having approximately 50 people, including children. We have room for 150 more seekers whom could help us fill the church. Yes, you shouldn't have to tell anyone that you are a Christian, it should show by your spoken word, your facial features and just your everyday living examples.

Jesus is still our Saviour, by that we mean one who saves. Who is this Jesus in your life? He can be your salvation, your redeemer, one whom can and will change your forever. He is awaiting you to claim your salvation in these last days. The Bible tells us to "Seek and ye shall find, knock and the door shall be opened." Jesus didn't go around bragging that he was the King of the Jews, and as he went into Jerusalem riding upon a donkey, the people greeted him "Hosanna, blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord."

Jesus knew by the end of that week, they would be demanding his death. Now, with God reaching out to all men of all races, we have but to sincerely ask him to come into our hearts. We are not all saints in our church, and we are working toward that end. We have room for more, come join us in worship.

Pastor Thomas says we have ample parking, cry room, controlled temperature, and friendly people. Services are 9:30 a.m. for Sunday School and 10:30 a.m. for Sunday Worship, 6 p.m. for Evening Service.

All are welcome at 21 W. Pinckley St., Brazil.

First Christian Church

This Sunday is Easter Sunday, April 4! We will be celebrating Resurrection Sunday in both services at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Pastor Bob will be speaking on the story of Ruth and redemption.

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 then they will come to the worship service 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 come over to the church for the worship service at 10:30 a.m.

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

Benwood Mt. Lebanon Church

Greetings from Benwood Mt. Lebanon Church!

If you do not have a church home, we invite you to come and worship with us.

We are a Un-Denominational church that worships Jesus Christ.

Be our visitor this week and our family the next week!

At Benwood Mt. Lebanon Church:

9:30 a.m. -- Sunday school (classes for all ages)

10:30 a.m. -- Morning Worship

Children's Church (for ages through 3rd grade)

NO CHILDREN'S CHURCH THIS WEEK

5 p.m. -- AWANA Youth Clubs (3 years old through 5th grade)

Youth Groups (6th grade through High School)

7 p.m. -- Evening Worship

7 p.m. -- Wednesday Night Bible Study

We are currently studying the Book of Daniel

9:30 a.m. -- Thursday Morning Ladies Bible Study

The Pastor's message this week is: "If There had been no Resurrection" for SonRise service and "Jesus Christ Himself" for the morning worship.

NEWS FROM AWANA

Congratulations to Austin Cook for winning the AWANA Excellence Award for passing his second book. Great Job Austin!

The Grand Prix award winners for the AWANA races were:

Cubbies: First-Jasmine Profitt; Second-Brooklyn Eldridge; Third-Evie Lutes

Sparks: First-Shayleigh Young; Second-Jesse French; Third-Wade Walker

T-N-T: First-Gavin McCullough; Second-Brooklyn Bailey; Third-Benjamin Hapenny

The Grand Prix Awards for Design were:

Cubbies: First-Jamison Fisher; Second-Evie Lutes; Third-Ethan Proffitt

Sparks: First-Elias Alexander; Second-Zach Hapenny; Third-Makenna Cook

T-N-T: First-Austin Cook; Second-Madison Jefferies; Third-Gavin McCullough

A big THANK YOU to everyone who helped make the race a fun time for all. You are appreciated .

Upcoming Events

Today at 10 a.m. Easter Egg Hunt for ages 1 thru 12 will be held at the Church

April 4 at 7 a.m. Easter Son Rise Service

Breakfast will follow.

There Will Be No Evening Services Easter Sunday, or AWANA/youth groups.

April 7 at 2 p.m. Ladies Nursing Home Ministry at Exceptional Living

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 with VBS and Church Camp, a fun and rewarding time is guaranteed)

Please contact one of the leaders to sign up!

As you do your spring-cleaning please remember our upcoming yard sale

If you have, large items that you want to donate and need help please call 812-986-2572

We are located two miles north of US Hwy 40 on the Knightsville Rd. or two miles east of SR 59 on Rio Grand Road.

For more information, call 812-446-0531 or 812-448-2871.

Until next week!

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 City, Billville Road 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 446-2327.

Brazil Church of the Nazarene

An Easter Egg Hunt will take place April 3, from 12:30-2 p.m., for children ages preschool-11-years-old. Come one, come all for snacks, stories, entertainment, crafts and prizes.

A "Passport to Kidz Mission" will also take place.

The church is located at 1002 E. National Avenue.

For more information, call the church office at 446-0371.

Union United Methodist Church

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 24-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.

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 24 hours of the earthly life of Jesus.

Tomorrow we will celebrate the Resurrection with a Sunrise Service, beginning at 7 a.m. The service will take place outdoors at the cross unless precipitation forces us inside. Sunday School will occur at its normal 9:30 a.m., time, followed by worship at 10:30.

We invite the entire community to come and join in all of our activities.

Terre Haute after 5

The Women of Terre Haute after 5 invite you to the April Dinner Event at Saint Mary of the Woods Providence Center on Tuesday, April 20, from 6:30-8:15 p.m. for "Mission: Clutter Control."

Cost is $14 inclusive.

The speaker will be Barbara Holts, Gravois Mills, MO with "A life that is simply wonderful."

Jenny Wire will entertain with song.

For reservations, call Joretta at 812-877-9633.

The May Dinner Event will feature speaker Lois Nyhuis.



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