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Friday, April 16, 2010

Jackson Street Wesleyan Church

We will be having a Parking Lot Carnival on Saturday, April 24, from 1-3 p.m., with 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.

Eastside Christian Church

Hello from Eastside Christian Church. It was so good to have Pastor Bill back with us last Sunday. He is resuming his Sunday School class tomorrow, and his topic is going to be on Heaven.

If you have questions about Heaven, please come to his class at 9:30 a.m., and he will help you understand.

We also want to thank those who helped in any way with filling in for him. Our church is blessed with so many that are willing to help. We still want to keep him in our prayers, for he still has a ways to go. We also want to pray for others who are having difficulties. God does answer prayers. But we do have to talk to Him and ask.

Jennifer Chamberlain from SOS will be with us in our 10:30 a.m. service. We know that you will be very interested in what she has to say. Jennifer is a wonderful witness for God and does so much for the community.

We hope to see you in the morning. May God bless you.

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 observe Native American Awareness Sunday and ask ourselves, "What new thing is God calling me to today?" A time of fellowship follows worship with Sunday School for all ages beginning at 10:45. Nursery care is provided beginning at 9:15.

April Share Food orders can be picked up 8:30-10:30 a.m., next Saturday, April 24, 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.

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 SR59.

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

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

Harmony United Methodist Church

How often do you miss something important simply because you weren't listening? Or maybe you misunderstood what was being said because you had your mind somewhere else.

Does it sometimes seem like life has to knock you down before it gets your attention? Well ... you're not alone! 2,000 years ago God knocked Saul to the ground, blinded his eyes and forced him to listen to the voice of Christ speaking to him. Not only did the Lord tell him who he was, but also gave him instructions to follow if he wanted to receive his sight again.

When Saul (later called Paul) did what he was instructed to do he not only regained his vision but he was filed with the Holy Spirit. This is the message from Acts 9:1-20. Please come and join us this Sunday for Worship Service at 9 a.m., and stay for Sunday School at 10:30!

Brazil First United Methodist Church

"Same Kind of Different As Me" by Ron Hall and Denver Moore is the best book I've read since "The Shack." The true story was a New York Times bestseller. It contrasts the lives of a black homeless man and a white millionaire and what each thinks about the other. Although racism is addressed, it is more about the stereotypes we have about people in a different economic bracket than ourselves.

Grace is God's gift of love to us. The Apostle Paul credited God's grace for everything good that he was. In tomorrow's worship, discover how Paul's thoughts about himself changed during his ministry and how we can relate it to our own life journeys. Traditional worship begins at 9 a.m., and the contemporary worship begins at 11 a.m.

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.

Habitat for Humanity Fish Fry is next Saturday from 4-8 p.m. at the Brail National Guard Armory.

For more information, visit our website at www.brazilfirstumc.org

Carbon Baptist Church

The men's prayer breakfast is today at 7 a.m. Come out and enjoy the fellowship.

Our Mother's Day Brunch is Saturday, May 8, at 11 a.m. A sign-up sheet will be in the foyer.

The Ladies Ministry this month will be at the home Katrina Hughes on April 27, at 6:30 p.m. All ladies are welcome.

It's income tax time, so remember what the Bible says: Beware of false profits.

Everyone invited.

Have a good week. Come and be a part of our growing and loving church.

Holy Rosary Church

On Sunday, April 24, from 1-4 p.m. Holy Rosary Church will have live music, food and a basket raffle, at the Kennedy Crossing Bingo Hall. Special music will include Louis Popejoy, Sally Burton and the Jenkins.

Christian Women's Club of Terre Haute

You are cordially invited to a "Spring At Last" luncheon on Tuesday, April 20 at 11 a.m., at MCL Meeting Room. Luncheon is on your own, with a $3 ticket for the program.

Special feature will be Barbara Holst, Gravois Mills, Mo., with Mission: Clutter Control. Music will be with Mark Grayless, Terre Haute.

For reservations, call Doris in Terre Haute at 812-466-5637.

Community Missionary Church

Pastor opened with prayer for sick and shut-ins, spoken and unspoken requests, and our Military in harms way. Peg Parksey sang the special, "The Cross in the Middle."

Bro. Thomas spoke, stating that we are in a dilemma, that he too, sometimes finds himself in this fix. Many times we are going too fast, running when we need to slow down or even stop and doing something or not doing something that the Lord would approve. Not doing something becomes easier to just forget it.

The Lords wants us to reach out to others and ask ourselves; "Are we on the wrong road?" Have we taken the wrong fork in the road? "The road to hell is paved with promises that were made done or not done." How are you today, wise enough to slow down, looking around at the people on the road with you. You many be the only one on the road with God. He is the light unto our path. We want to avoid the road with all the potholes. Life is about choices. What road are you on today?

Services were closed with the song, "Yield not to temptation." Closing with prayer. Pastor Thomas invites one and all to Sunday School at 9:30 a.m., Morning Worship at 10:30 a.m., and Evening Service at 6 p.m. Plenty of parking space, cry room for children and air and heat control. Our church is located at 21 W. Pinckley St., Brazil.

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. 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@hotmail.com. News must be submitted to me before Wednesday to get it in the paper on Saturday.


Our window was installed and looks great. The re-dedication ceremony was held in conjunction with the Feast of the Annunciation. Most available Terre Haute deanery priests were in attendance as well as Dave Rosen who did the restoration. Another notable in attendance was Margaret Ann (Holechko) Jaksich who so graciously donated the money for the restoration. There was a reception afterward in the Parish Center.

The end of April is pretty quite here at church. About the only thing we have going on is that the first meeting of the Legion of Mary will be on May 5, at 5 p.m., in the Parish Center. Anyone that is interested in learning more about should attend this meeting

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.

Carbon United Methodist Church

Have you ever watched a bird build a nest?

Scientists say that animals go on instinct alone, but you can't convince me of that. They do a lot of critical thinking that has nothing to do with instinct.

Last spring I watched a poor robin attempt to build a nest on the brick ledge of our bedroom window. He worked for almost a week trying to get the grass and twigs to stay on the ledge, but every time he flew away he blew them off. There was a terrific pile of grass and straw that he had brought in that piled up under the window. Then, the wife moved in! She whipped up the neatest, nicest nest in one day flat! I think he was deliberately fumbling the job so that she would get disgusted and take over.

There is another robin attempting to build his nest on top of the outside light over the deck. It must be the male again this year, for there is a lot more grass and stuff on the ground below the light than there is above it. We will see.

What I am attempting to say by talking about the birds is that we "superior" humans have no idea what God has endowed the "lowly" animals with. He has certainly given them thinking and reasoning skills whether we think so or not. Think of the whale last week that swam along for hours with the woman paddling her way across the water. He did it because he thought it would be fun, not for any instinctive reaction to her being in his ocean! Let's give God credit for giving animals some sense.

People of the church met after church last Sunday for a quick soup lunch and a Bible Study session on John 3:16. We are meeting once a month to study this wonderful lesson. The objective of the lesson was to discover that God is in the middle of every detail of our lives, no matter how small, (think of the bird building its nest) and to commit to trusting Him in every situation. If we think about it, that is a very big challenge.

The Believers bought a large new microwave for the kitchen. Thanks, Beverly, for finding it and getting it installed. We also need a new coffeepot.

There will be a board meeting on Monday, April 19, at 7 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to attend and become involved in the business of seeing that our church is run in a way to please God.

The sun is rising earlier and earlier. I know you cannot sleep too late with it shining in your windows. So, you can't use the excuse that you slept in. Come to church Sunday morning and get your new week started on the right foot. You will be amazed at how much better your life goes when you begin it with God! Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m., and Worship is at 10:30.

Otter Creek Christian Church

This time of the year people seem to be complaining about taxes, the Bible has something to say about that "render to Caesar that which belongs to Caesar." My question is this, if God only asks for 10 percent, why do we pay Caesar (government county, state and federal) so much more?

Another observation is if God had said give 50 percent, would we really do any better at giving to local ministries that are suffering because their members do not give even the 10 percent. We everyday of our lives tend to rob God, time, energy, and yes money, we wouldn't think twice about not paying for something we think we need that cost us $20 of the $200 check we just got, then why do we not give out of our plenty?

In Mark 12:42-44 "And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing. V43 And he (Jesus) called unto him his disciples, and saith to them, 'Verily I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast more in, than they who have cast into the treasury v44 for they did cast in of their abundance but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her living.' "When was the last time you gave to God everything? When was the last time you gave to God and not ask for anything in return? How long has it been since your heart felt at peace? It probably has a lot to do with the first two answers. God never leaves us we are the ones who move away from Him."

Otter Creek Christian Church meets weekly for Sunday Study at 9:30 a.m., and Worship at 10:40 a.m. Our address is 6299 N. Crow Street Brazil

Friday Ladies Bible Study is at 12880 E. Grotto Rd.

April 24, at 6 p.m., will be our Annual Fish Fry at the church.

Pastor Steve's cell after 4 p.m., daily 812-249-3309 or 812-446-4007 or call Sandy Tuesday thru Saturday after 11 a.m., before 5 p.m., at 443-6007.

Remember to pray without ceasing one for another. As you do God's blessings will become apparent to you.

First Christian Church

This Sunday, April 18, we are officially starting our new schedule which is Bible Study classes at 9 a.m. and our Worship Service at 10:15 a.m. Pastor Bob will be speaking on the story of David and Goliath and God can use imperfect people.

Weekidz, for birth through pre-school will be available during both the 9 a.m. study hour, and 10:15 a.m. service.

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 Kidzone, which is a worship service designed for kids, is at 10:15 a.m.

Reel Worship, which is a service designed for students, is at 9 a.m., at the Walnut Theater and then Bible study at 10:15 a.m., at the theater as well.

We have several events coming up which are:

Crystal Valley Quartet will be in concert here at First Christian Church, Brazil, on Saturday night, April 24 at 7 p.m. The concert is free but we will take up a love offering for their ministry. If you enjoy great southern gospel music, come on out!

The youth choir at First Christian Church, Crosseekers, will be presenting the program "People Need The Lord" on Sunday night, May 2, at 7 p.m.

The National Day Of Prayer service will be on Thursday night, May 6, at 7 p.m., here in the auditorium of First Christian Church, Brazil.

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

First Baptist Church

Saturday is always such a special day as we reflect on our week. For most of us the week has gone way too fast.

Hopefully you can finish your projects (or decide they weren't that important) and have time to relax. You can also reflect on the greatness of our God and His presence in your days. If you haven't yet, you need some time Saturday to prepare for your Sunday.

Sunday at First Baptist begins at 9:30 a.m., with Sunday School classes for all ages. Morning worship begins at 10:30 a.m., with Pastor Mark Thompson bringing the Lord's message. Sharon Anderson will be in the nursery with Macenze and Nicole O'Dell will take the K -- elementary children to KidMo.

Sunday evening programs begin at 4:30 p.m. with the Sr. High Youth meeting. Jr. High Youth and AWANA meet at 5:30 p.m. They all have a wonderful time of learning through worship, singing, games, and lessons. All groups gather for a light evening meal at 6 p.m.

Adults not working with the young people meet in the sanctuary for evening service at 6 p.m.

Monday at 7 p.m., the 2nd session of the Beth Moore Women's Bible Study will meet. Books are still available and you can still join the sessions.

The Wednesday Bible Study begins at 12:15 p.m. We are in II Samuel studying the life of Saul and David. There is so much about David that is important to our own relationship with God. You should try to attend or get the study guide.

Thursday is THE ROCK at 7 p.m. This is an opportunity to be part of something good. If you cannot worship on Sunday, this is an opportunity for you to grow in faith and knowledge of God. It is pretty amazing that the greatest, most powerful Existence in the Universe wants to know and love each of us.

Do you enjoy going to the Drive-in? Maybe you never have. Friday the Youth will sponsor a family friendly event for all. Tickets are available for $5. This will get you a burger, chips, a drink and popcorn. Serving begins at 7 p.m. The movie, "The Blind Side" begins at dusk. Bring your blanket or lawn chairs. Get your tickets this Sunday or call 442-8112 or 605-1265. You can also purchase Friday evening.

Don't forget the House of Hope will have their yard sale and fish fry next Saturday.

Donut Sunday is next Sunday, so make plans to come early for donuts and fellowship. What a wonderful way to start a week. See you Sunday!

Benwood Mt. Lebanon Church

Greetings from Benwood Mt. Lebanon Church!

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

If you do not have a church home, we invite you to come and worship with us. We are available at 812-446-0531 or 812-448-2871.

We are a Un-Denominational church that worships Jesus Christ. Be our visitor this week and our family the next week!

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 Brad Hapenny, Kim Hapenny and Connor Hapenny

5 p.m. AWANA Youth Clubs (3 years old through 5th grade); Youth Groups (6th grade through High School)

7 p.m. Evening Worship

Tuesday at 2 p.m. Ladies Nursing Home Ministries at Cloverleaf; followed by the Deacons Meeting at 7 p.m. Also this evening will be CPC Fund Raiser dinner at Hulman Center.

7 p.m. Wednesday Night Bible Study. We are studying The Book of Daniel.

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

The Pastor's message this week is: "The Authority of Jesus is Questioned"

Mark 2:10 But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins....He said to the paralytic, 11 "I tell you, get up, take your mat and go home"

The JeKeNSa camp meeting has been progressing. Church camp will be July 18-22. We still need one cabin parent of 9-10 year old boys, two cabin parents for the 14 years and up boys, and teachers for the 9-10 year old class, boys and girls. These positions would be a good way for YOU to get involved, pray about them. 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!

Remember the "Help A Family At Christmas" yard sale coming up on June 5. Please bring your items in a couple of weeks earlier. All proceeds are used for the "Help A Family at Christmas" program. If you have, large items that you want to donate and need help please call 812-986-2572

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

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