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CHURCH NEWS

Friday, April 23, 2010

Eastside Christian Church

Today is Angel Food distribution day at Eastside Christian Church. Please come between 10 and 11. Thanks to all who ordered.

There will be a Vacation Bible School meeting immediately following the distribution of the food. If you have not yet volunteered to help, please come to this meeting. Jayme still needs lots of help.

We want to thank Jennifer Chamberlain for being with us last Sunday. She is such a blessing to this community. She definitely works for the Lord.

Pastor Bill's Sunday School class has been put on hold for a few more weeks. We still need to pray for him. He is still having some difficulties.

We also want to pray for our shut-ins and any others that are having problems of any kind.

It is good to see Paul and Ann back with us.

If you are not attending church anywhere else, we want to invite you to be with us in the morning. If you do not have God in your life, now is the time to let Him in. None of us know when our time here on earth will be up, and it is best to make arrangements now to make sure you will go to Heaven. You do not want to put this decision off any longer. God wants you in His family, so won't you let Him in? We hope to see you tomorrow,

First Christian Church

This Sunday, April 25, we have our Bible Study classes at 9 a.m., and our Worship Service at 10:15 a.m. Pastor Bob will be speaking on Solomon and wisdom and why it seems to elude us at times.

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, this 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.

On Sunday, May 9 (Mother's Day), during the 9 a.m. hour, the children's choir will be presenting "L.O.S.T. But now I'm Found", and island adventure musical. There will be songs, drama and puppets in this program which teaches that even though the storms of life can test us, our faith will remain firm if it is built on the Solid Rock, Jesus.

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

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.

Carbon United Methodist Church

I just received about 49 e-mails. Most of them were the same message from a friend whose e-mail message got stuck and kept repeating. As I deleted all her repeated messages I began to think how God continues to send us "heavenly e-mail" and how we simply ignore it. God's e-mail doesn't get stuck, but he continues to repeat his message even though it does not hit home. Thank You, God, for being so patient with us.

This made me think of a time when my husband and I and another couple went down the Mississippi River to New Orleans in a small 17-foot boat. God kept getting us out of situations without our even understanding that it was He who was doing it. Finally, after so many scrapes, we realized that He was watching over us. After that, any time we were delivered safely out of another problem, we would look at each other and say "Ping!" He had done it again. We learned a lot on that trip, and it wasn't all about the scenery!

This coming Sunday will be "Holy Humor" Sunday. Each of us is to bring something humorous about church life to share with the others. This should be fun, and we hope everyone will participate.

We are going to have to change the date for our next Bible Study. It is scheduled for the second Sunday of each month, but the second Sunday of May is Mothers' Day. The Bible Study group will meet on the third Sunday of May right after church with a soup and sandwich lunch followed by Bible Study. Put it on your calendar and plan to attend.

This Sunday will also be Baskart Sunday and then the youth will have a meeting at 5 p.m. Be sure to remind all the kids.

Spring is finally here. Come out of hibernation and join the rest of us at church Sunday. Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m., and Worship is at 10:30 a.m.

Brazil Bible Fellowship Church

¨We are thankful for the different ways that God has been displaying His grace toward us. He gave us wonderful weather last Saturday for our church work day. We were able to tackle and finish several projects because everyone had a servants heart beginning with the young children, the teens and the adults of all ages. It was even fun!

Another display of God's grace was on Sunday as we were taught about justification from Luke 18:9-14 by Pastor Gordon.

There is a lot of confusion about how a person is able to be reconciled to God. But the Scriptures and the message helped clear that up. There are many people who are like the Pharisee - they are confident in their moral life, confident in their being religious and they are confident that they are not as bad as those other people. They think that because of those things God is happy with them and will let them into heaven. However, that is not what Jesus said. The Pharisee, and those who think the same way, will not be justified.

So how can a person be justified? Luke tells us. We need to be like the tax collector - humble (undeserving), an unworthy sinner, and in desperate need of God's mercy. God tells us in the Bible that He is willing to forgive all who come to Him through Christ. In the book of Acts it is stated this way "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved." Another word that is also used is repent. No one can enter heaven without confessing their need for Christ as their Savior from sin.

Would you like to know more? Would you like to hear the entire message? Go to our website www.brazilbible.org and click on the audio/video link. Would you like to hear biblical, expository preaching where the text and meaning are explained? Then we invite you to our worship service at 11 a.m. You can also visit us for Sunday School at 10 a.m., or on Wednesday night for Bible Study at 6:30 p.m. If you would like to talk to someone you can email at pastor@brazilbible.org or call the church at 442-5008.

We are blessed with a number of teens. They want to invite all middle and high school students to join them for youth group this Sunday at the Jackson Elementary School gym from 6-7:30 p.m.

We are looking forward to some special ministries in the near future and we want to invite our readers to join us. On May 20, at 6:30 p.m., we will hosting the Appalachian Bible College Bell choir Jubilante for a concert. On July 2, we will be hosting another choral/drama group from Calvary Bible College. God is doing wonderful things in our midst and we give thanks to Him for His grace.

Brazil Nazarene Church

Greetings from the folks at the Brazil Nazarene Church.

We have had some really great programs at our church recently. We just ended a four-week revival on prophecy and it was very enlightening and and spiritually rich.

Not long ago we were host to several churches in Clay County who put together a great concert of many well known Christian artists. The blind pianist that was with the Gaithers provided us with rich, spiritual music. Our church was filled to capacity. We hope we can do this again soon.

We had a Sunrise Service and afterward a Centennial Breakfast was served and then our Easter morning service. Our musical director, Sam Glover, took part in the Good Friday service at the First United Methodist Church and if you missed that service you missed a very inspirational service. Many churches in our area took part and what a wonderful presentation of special music and readings. Thank you First Methodist Church for hosting this wonderful service.

Natalia Latham, grand daughter of Bob and Carolyn Latham, daughter of Alba and Larry Latham, qualified for the District Bible Quiz Team and will proceed to the State Quiz today. Congratulations Natalia!

Our Outreach Committee has been providing a meal for our neighbors the third Friday of the month. The next meal will be Friday, May 21 at 5:30 p.m. There is no charge and if any of our neighborhood folks would like to join us, we would love to serve you. We just want our neighbors to know how much we care about them and would like to get acquainted.

Our Children's Caravan is still going strong on Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. We provide bus service and will be happy to pick up your children. Just call 446-0371. If there is no answer, please leave your name and phone number on our answering machine and our secretary will get the message to one of our children's workers.

We warmly invite you to join us for Sunday worship at 10 a.m. and any or all of our other services listed in this newspaper, if you are not attending services elsewhere. Casual dress is appropriate.

Have a blessed week.

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 Change the World on World Malaria Day - being known as followers of Jesus by our faith and our works. 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 a.m.

April Share Food orders can be picked up from 8:30-10:30 a.m. this morning 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.

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.

mysite.verizon.net/resolhio/annunciationchurch

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, 812-448-1901

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.

The Knights of Columbus and the Lady Knights will each have a meeting on Monday.

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.

We have two new members that will be taking their first communion in two weeks. Let's remember to welcome them into the church.

May 9 is Mother's Day.

May 16 Youth Mass.

May 23 the Knights will be holding another pancake breakfast after 8:30 a.m. mass.

Holy Rosary will be holding another Music Fest tomorrow, from 1-4 p.m. at Kennedys Crossing Bingo Hall. All are welcome.

Watch for news from the Parish Council about the plans to fix the drainage problem around the church and when we can expect to get it started.

Remember to get your nominations in for the Parish Council. The elections are coming up soon.

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.

Otter Creek Christian Church

The congregation of Otter Creek Christian Church and Pastor Steve Brattain would like to invite you to any of our functions at our church home. This church believes it is not our church but God's church. To reach the Pastor contact either 812-446-4007 or after 4 p.m. weekdays 812-249-3309 or leave a message if he is not available. You may also call Sandys at 812-443-6007 she will either help you or take a message for Pastor.

Weekly Special Events

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

Today at 6 p.m. Annual Fish Fry bring a covered dish

Sunday Study at 9:30 a. m. Sunday Worship at 10:40 a. m.

Saturday May 8, 6 p.m. Ladies Day Supper

Sunday May 9, Special music by Riley Hendrickson 10:40 a.m. service

Please be in prayer for ALL Clergy, to be in God's will giving only the Word of The Father and not their personal opinion as to what it says. Also pray for wisdom for yourself and the rest of your congregation that you might understand the messages. Continue to pray for our troops wherever they are serving and for our leaders whether you agree with them or not that they may learn the real power behind their offices is God.

The scripture I would like to share with you this scripture Matthew 22:36 Master. Which is the great commandment in the law? 37) Jesus said unto him, "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38) This is the first and great commandment. 39) And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself 40) On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets."

If we love others as we love ourselves and love ourselves properly not being puffed up and thinking more highly than we should we'll be on the right track. But loving God ---this means we need to practice what we preach. Remember when your parents would tell you to do something and you might say Why? And they'd say because I said to. Did they ask that we understand and mind what they said NO they just said DO it. Sometimes we don't have to understand why God wants us to do a particular thing but we just need to do it. God will never forsake us nor leave us.

Stay close to Him and he'll cling closer than a brother.

May God continue to guide you and keep you until we meet again.

First Baptist Church

First Baptist Church of Brazil is on the corner of Walnut and Maple Streets one block west of St. Rd. 59. We are a praying, caring church seeking to honor the Lord with our worship, fellowship, and ministries.

We want to thank everyone who worked at and supported the Youth Drive-In Movie Friday night. This was a new endeavor and the youth enjoyed this opportunity to meet and serve the community in a unique way.

Donut Sunday Fellowship is this Sunday morning beginning at 8:45 a.m. until Sunday Schoolclasses begin. Select your favorite donut and morning drink then visit with old friends and newcomers. There are classes beginning with nursery through the three adult classes.

Morning worship led by Pastor Mark begins at 10:30 a.m. Marietta Martin with Damon will be in the nursery. KIDMO, for all elementary students, is Bible in action including video and music. Deb Plummer will take the students from the sanctuary for KIDMO.

There are hearing assistance devices available for use in the worship service.

Sunday evening programs begin at 4:30 p.m. with Sr. High Youth meeting in the youth room. At 5:30 p.m. the AWANA and Jr. High students meet, sharing a meal at 6 p.m. and breaking again for their sessions. Evening worship begins at 6 p.m.

Monday at 7 p.m. women of the church and community will gather for the Beth Moore Bible Study.

Monday is also the American Baptist Women's Spring Conference at Terre Haute's 8th Avenue Baptist Church.

Wednesday is the Mid-Week Bible Study held in the fellowship room at 12:15 p.m. We are now in II Samuel. Study guides are available at church or online.

Wednesday evening the Deacons meet at 7 p.m.

THE ROCK worship service is Thursday at 7 p.m. This ministry is for the entire community giving you an opportunity to hear and learn about God's greatness, authority, and mercy available to all who will receive it. There is programming for all ages.

Information is available in our church ad, call the office at 448-8112, or check our website at www.brazilbaptistchurch.com. See you Sunday!

Carbon Baptist Church

Everyone that went on the high school and college mission trip had a great time and worked hard for a lot of people, and witnessed to many. The stories they told when they returned are priceless.

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

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

Monday, April 26 is our Pastor's birthday, on behalf of the congregations, Happy Birthday Pastor Howard.

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

Benwood Mt. Lebanon Church

Greetings from Benwood Mt. Lebanon Church!

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

10:30 a.m. Morning Worship. A Love Gift will be received at the end of morning worship to help defray some of the funeral expenses the family has incurred in the death of Diane Slater.

Children's Church, for ages through third grade. This week's Children's Church teachers will be Bevelyn Sampson and Kay Hosterman

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

Youth Groups - sixth grade through High School

7 p.m. Evening Worship

Wednesday 7 p.m. Bible Study--The Book of Daniel

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

The Pastor's message this week is: "Prodigal Love for the Prodigal Son" --Luke 15:20

So he got up and went to his father. "But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him".

Upcoming Events

Vacation Bible School will be held the week of June 20; Church camp will be July 18-22

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, 2010. Please bring your items in a couple of weeks earlier. Watch for updates for exact dates and times to drop off your items 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.

We are located 2 miles north of US Hwy 40 on the Knightsville Road Or 2 miles east of Indiana 59 on Rio Grand Road

Church Phone Number: 812-446-0531 or 812-448-2871

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!

Community Missionary Church

Pastor Ken Thomas opened with welcome and "the mushrooms are up and the sun is nice and warm."

It's a good day to come together, pray and thank the Lord for His love. He led in prayer for the sick, shut-ins, our service men and women, and spoken and unspoken requests. Carol Vanatti led the congregational singing and Debbie Meganhart sang a special entitled, "I'll Rise Again."

Pastor Thomas' sermon was centered around "temptation." He first pointed out of love for and by our people for one another, and for the fact we've accomplished so much with the help of many, for our pop can project and "Rice For The Haiti Children." Our can man took a half ton of cans to the scrap yard and it was pointed out once again that no monies come out of the sale for any expense as the church buys the extra large bags for the cans, the gas is paid for and transport to the scrap yard is all paid for through our "can man."

Too, his wife Wilma, is a big help by many times helping pick up bags from folks that call us.

Pastor Thomas stated our love of others will show. However, we are tempted every day in every way, and we have too many times call on the Lord to help us in our choices. Being tempted, we are given a choice. Alcoholics and drug addicts, whom have chosen to walk the way of God, is tempted all the time by their former friends. And we too, are tempted by Satan's forces. The Lord will see us through if we but lean on Him. We have to continually pray to God for our help. Friends sometimes may steer you wrong. But God is always there and "he forgives and just to remember that Jesus said: I shall never leave nor forsake you."

Temptation affects our relationship with others. All men can be drawn away by his own lust and sin brings forth death if man cannot find that path back to God. We all fall short of God's love, but He forgives. I'm thinking of that old song, "Tempted and Tried, I need a great saviour."

And He is always there.

Pastor closed with, "Is your heart right with God?"

Our church is located at 21 W. Pinckley St., Brazil, with morning worship at 10:30 a.m., and Sunday School at 9:30 a.m., with lots of room for visitors looking for a church.

Our evening service is at 6 p.m.

Plenty of parking space with heat and air controlled.

Come join us.

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.

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.



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