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CHURCH NEWS

Friday, April 9, 2010

Brazil First United Methodist Church

"If only I knew then what I know now ..." What have learned in your lifetime that would be valuable to people today? The Apostle Paul shares the most important thing he knew in a letter he wrote to the church in Corinth. Pastor Tony Alstott will share Paul's message during worship tomorrow morning. Traditional worship begins at 9 a.m., and the contemporary worship begins at 11 a.m.

Please pray for our Clay County youth who will be attending Prom this weekend.

Open Hands Preschool is now enrolling for fall classes.

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

Pastor Ken Thomas opened with prayer for our sick, shut-ins, spoken and unspoken requests, and for our service personnel serving in harms way.

Sandra Jenkins sang a beautiful special number and our service was highlighted with the living Jesus. It is an honor to present to you a song written by a longtime friend, evangelist, and an elder in the Nazarene faith from Putnam County, and whose parents resided in the Brazil area for many years.

"The Blood still flows from Calvary"

Rev. Robert "Bob" Muncie

Nail pierced hands, bleeding feet and a thorn crowned brow, it was over for Jesus it seemed. But the blood of Jesus spilled, as he hung on the cross, still flows in an unending stream.

People laughed, cursed his name and then watched him die, as his blood fell in great drops below. That was all, so they thought, but that river of blood, still washes men whiter than snow.

Broken heart, battered life and without escape, from your pointlessness darkness and pain. Oh, the blood Jesus spilled as he hung on the cross, will bring back the beauty again.

The blood still flows from Calvary, and it still atones for all sin. The blood still flows from Calvary, to cleanse the hearts of men.

Brother Thomas invites one and all to 21 W. Pinckley St., for Sunday School at 9:30 a.m., Morning Worship at 10:30 a.m. and Evening Service at 6 p.m. Lots of parking space, controlled heat and air, and a children's cry room.

Eastside Christian Church

We at Eastside Christian Church hope you had a great Resurrection Day. What an opportunity it was to celebrate Jesus's opening up His family to all of us. Have you become a member of His family and have the promise of being with Him in Glory. If you have not, now is the time.

Tomorrow is the last day to order Angel Food. If you still wish to order, please call 448-1030 or 765-672-6363.

We still want to keep Pastor Bill in our prayers. He is going to be with us in the morning. Be sure to be in church to show your support and love to him. We also want to pray for others who are having difficulties of any kind.

Vacation Bible School will be here soon, so if you are willing to help in any way, please let Jayme know, for she still needs volunteers.

Remember Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life, and only through Him can we have a place in Heaven.

We hope to see you soon.

Harmony United Methodist Church

Kevin Timberman will be bringing the message to both Harmony and Lena United Methodist Churches this Sunday as Pastor Bob is at Merom at the Girl's Chrysalis Flight.

Kevin's message is from John 20:19-23 and is titled "Bread of Life." There will be a congregational meeting after worship service to discuss short- and long-term plans for the church.

Please come and join us for Worship Service on Sunday at 9 a.m., and stay for Sunday School at 10:30 a.m!

First Baptist Church

This Sunday at First Baptist begins with Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. with classes for all ages. There will be a greeter at the door to welcome you.

Morning worship begins at 10:30. If an elevator would help, one is available from the Sunday School/Christian Ed. wing. Diana Pearce with Josh will be in the nursery and Debbie Modesitt will direct KidMo for K -- 5th grade.

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

Evening programs begin at 4:30 p.m., with Sr. High Youth led by Stephanie Plummer. AWANA and Jr. High Youth begin at 5:30. If you have never attended, it is not too late to begin now. AWANA does not meet during the summer months but each student starts back in the fall continuing from where they left off in the workbook. The Youth meet during the summer.

Adults not working with the youth gather in the sanctuary at 6 p.m., for fellowship, singing and Bible study.

Wednesday Bible Study is continuing in 1st Samuel. We gather in the fellowship room at 12:15 p.m. If you worship at another church on Sunday you are still welcome to meet with us. There are those that attend regularly from other congregations.

Wednesday evening at 7 p.m., is our monthly business meeting.

THE ROCK Thursday service begins at 7 p.m. This service is for teens and adults. There is an adult staffed nursery and children's program also. Everyone looks forward to their time of Christian music and learning. For some it is the best opportunity to attend church, for others it is another opportunity for congregational worship.

Friday evening at 6:30 p.m., the Hi-Shi-Ni Class will meet at the church for a carry-in meal and fellowship.

After Easter, we may need to be reminded that Jesus lives in the everyday. The gospels do not end with the glory of the Resurrection. The story continues. Jesus appears again and again to his disciples after they've gone back to their old jobs. We need to meet Jesus in the midst of our everyday lives. John, the beloved disciple, writes in his gospel, "Jesus did many other miraculous signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book" (John 20:30).

Live every day with Jesus. See you Sunday!

Union United Methodist Church

This Sunday at Union United Methodist Church we will continue to celebrate the Resurrection and, at the same time, we will consider what the response of those people who claim to be "disciples" ought to be.

In a message called "The Competition" Rev. Andrew Charnstrom will discuss the early skirmishes between the powers-that-be -- the Romans and the established Temple -- on one hand and the followers of Jesus on the other. The difficulty of standing up to the establishment that the early church faced has relevance even today as the church stands in conflict with much of society today.

The disciples and the early followers showed themselves to be worthy competitors for the hearts and minds of the people of their day. How can we be worthy competitors today? The scripture for this message is Acts 5:12-42.

We encourage the entire community to come and to share in worship and fellowship. Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m., each Sunday, and we have four adult classes, a college class, and classes for all age groups of children. Worship begins at 10:30, in our beautiful sanctuary. We are a congregation of open hearts and open minds.

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 as we continue to celebrate the meaning of Easter by confirming that God authority directs our mission in Christ. 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.

Join our scrapbooking group as they meet Sunday from 1-7 p.m., in Fellowship Hall on the lower level of the church.

April Share Food orders can be picked up 8:30-10:30 a.m., Saturday morning, April 24, in Fellowship Hall on the lower level of the church.

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

Carbon United Methodist Church

Easter has come and gone. Whew, now we can get out of our new clothes and back into jeans and sweats and get on with our mundane lives. Right? Unfortunately, that is how many people feel. It shows, too, in the church attendance on the Sunday after Easter. Sometimes that Sunday has the lowest attendance of the year. People seem to think that they did enough on Easter to last them all year. Actually, don't you think that Easter should be just the beginning of a renewed faith, just the beginning of renewed resolve, just the beginning of a new way of spending your life? Let's hope that Easter meant more to you than Easter Eggs, candy, and new clothes.

Our church had a great Easter morning starting with a Sunrise Service, a great breakfast, an Easter Hunt for the children after they heard to real story of Easter, and a very meaningful worship service. It was so wonderful having all the new folks there. We hope they see fit to come back again before next Easter.

Ernie and I had house guests from Texas last week, and it was great. Three of them were high school and college classmates of mine while the fourth was one of their daughters. She flew in to Houston all the way from Oregon to drive the other three up here. She didn't say so, but I'm sure she felt that they were too old to undertake such a long trip on their own. You folks who are from around here don't appreciate what it is to still know and associate with people you grew up with, to be able to share things from your past with others, to reminisce about what you did when you were young. I've been here for 55 years now and feel that I belong, but even my closest friends here cannot share with me my life before Indiana. That is why it is so wonderful for me to have the long-time friends from Texas come visit us. These old friends connect me with my younger years as no one else can. I love them dearly for staying in touch with me and loving me enough to make that long trip up here to see me--even when they are too old to come on their own. Thank you, my golden girls!

Tomorrow, April 11, will be the day for our monthly Bible study. Immediately after church, we will have a quick soup and sandwich lunch and get into the bible study. So bring something to contribute to the lunch and plan to stay for a little while. Last month, we were done and leaving by 1 p.m.

Come to church tomorrow. You can't blame the weather now! Church starts at 10:30 a.m., and everyone is welcome.

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.

Brazil Bible Fellowship Church

We had a wonderful time of worship and celebration because of Christ's resurrection last Sunday. Pastor Gordon's message was powerful as he showed us from the Scriptures how Christ bruised the head of Satan with a crushing blow by rising from the grave. In Genesis 3 Satan thought he brought a crushing blow to God by convincing Adam and Eve to sin. But God told Satan that he would bruise Christ's heal but Christ would crush him (Genesis 3:15). Christ disarmed the powers and authorities, triumphing over them by the cross (Colossians 2:15) and destroyed him that had the power of death (Hebrews 2:14). If you would like to hear the message, go to our website www.brazilbible.org and click on the audio/video link. If you listen to any of the messages available you can leave feedback (positive or negative) by email at pastor@brazilbible.org.

Another main point that pastor made was that Satan will appear as a friend, that he is concerned about you, but as soon as you give in to temptation he rejoices over you and makes you his hostage. It was the devil that put it into the heart of Judas to betray Christ and for Peter to deny Him. Just like Eve was deceived by the serpent into thinking that God was holding out on them, so he does the same today. He seeks to convince people that he has their best interest in mind and that its God that is holding out. Maybe you have been failing time and time again. Maybe you are desiring hope, forgiveness of your sins and restoration with God. My friends, Christ has conquered Satan, He has paid sins debt and your sins can be forgiven and you can be set free from Satan's power. Will come to faith in Christ today? He has won the victory, the resurrection is proof.

We are excited as to what God is doing. We invite you to join us this Sunday at 10 a.m., for Sunday School for all ages, for our time of worship at 11 a.m., and at 6-7:30 p.m., all teens are invited to join our youth group at the Jackson Township Elementary gym for youth group. Brazil Bible Church is a non-denominational church that firmly believes in the inspiration and authority of the Scriptures. We believe and preach that salvation from sin and reconciliation with God is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone. After salvation, God gives the believer everything he needs to grow in godliness. Through the awesome power of the Word, lives are transformed for the glory of God.

Our VBS is planned for June 6-9 for all children Kindergarten through fifth grade. Mark the date on your calendar and send your children our way.

If there is any way that we can be of help to our readers, let us know by calling the office at 442-5008, or e-mailing the church at pastor@brazilbible.org. We want you to know how you can be ready to face your eternity.

Otter Creek Christian Church

Have you ever felt that God had forgotten who you were and surely didn't have a clue as to what problems you were going through? Guess what, our relationship with God does not have anything to do with feelings it has everything to do with the relationship we have with Him. You see God never moves away from us we either turn away from Him and don't pay attention to that relationship or we think we're smarter without Him.

In Jeremiah 29: 9-14 (read all of it) verse 9 says "for they prophesy falsely unto you in my name. I have not sent them.. ". . . .verse 11 "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. V12 "Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me and I will hearken (hear) unto you.

V13 And ye shall seek me and find me, when ye search for me with your whole heart." v14 "And I will be found saith the LORD GOD. . . ."

You see God knows what kind of relationship we have with Him and also what kind He wants with us. Most human fathers would not intentionally harm their child, we see this action in parents who have not been raised to have loving relationships with their family or friends but it is not nor has it ever been a "normal" reaction. We need to not try to control everything and let GOD take the control back. He's more powerful than any of us can or ever will be. Just like the birds of the field depend on him this day give your life back to Him. Openly, actively do the things you know to do that are right and let GOD take control of the rest. He'll give you guidance but you need to be listening and be ready to move in love when you know it's the right thing to do. Love is a choice and a verb. We have to actively love God, our spouse, children, friend and especially those who have treated us poorly. Take the Chance with GOD all things are possible.

We are located at 6299 N. Crow St. Brazil. For more information you can call, the church at 812-442-5300; Pastor Steve cell, after 4 p.m. daily 812-249-3309; or 812-446-4007 or 812-443-6007

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

Church services are Sunday 9:30 a.m. Bible Study (age appropriate classes); Sunday 10:40 a.m. Worship Service

Watch for details annual fish fry

May 8 Ladies Day Dinner prepared by men of Church

May 9 Mother's Day

Please be in prayer for our pastors, churches, young people, and those of our troops who serve to try to preserve the peace we have and freedoms we have. Thank you for your service men & women.

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)

This week's Children's Church teachers will be Avalon Hapenny & Rachelle Royer

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 studying the Book of Daniel.

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

Our Easter Egg Walk was fun and the kids ended up with lots of eggs and treats!

A big thank you to all who donated treat filled eggs and all the volunteers who helped; you are all appreciated.

The Pastor's message this week is: "The Christian's Resources 7 Responsibilities"

Luke 12:48 For the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked"

The past two Sundays we have previewed our new projector and seen some of the advantages that it can add to our worship experience.

With the Easter Holy days behind us, let us each take with us the joy of the resurrection to our families, neighbors, and friends.

UPCOMING

EVENTS

April 12, there will be a JeKeNSa camp meeting at 7 p.m.

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!

Jackson Street Wesleyan Church

We will be having a Parking lot Carnival on Saturday, April 24, from 1-3 p.m., will games, hot dogs and chips, lemonade and tea.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

Jackson Street Wesleyan Church is located at 701 W. Jackson St., next to the storage units.

For more information, call Carolyn Robison at 812-442-7541.



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