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Friday, June 11, 2010

Community Missionary News

Pastor Ken Thomas opened with prayer for several requested spoken, and those unspoken, our sick and shut-ins at home, and always for our military in harm's way.

Then, Carol Vanatti led with congregational singing. Peg Parksey sang a special, titled, "Thank God for Kids."

Having seen a lady celebrating more than 105-years-old, Pastor Thomas asked the congreation just what would you pray for this lade and several replied with "peace, good health, happiness," and several other meaningful words, which god has undoubtedly bestowed already upon this lady, as she keeps busy daily with activities, including the "news" for the day.

Pastor quotes those find words, "this is the day that the Lord has made," and then, "rejoice," but many times, you have had so many things put in your way, things not going right, job not going well, sickness, accident; all these things whereby you just can't rejoice; but God says to rejoice and be glad.

The Lord says not to look back; let's not feel sorry for ourselves, let's look up and lean on Him.

Yesterday is gone forever, and tomorrow may never come. Today is all you have; so let's make it the best day and press on for the prize.

Old things pass away and as God has give you this day, make good use of it. See what God is doing for you right now. Lord, give me patience and understanding that I might endure without complaint and be glad for it.

Bro. Thomas closed with conducting communion for those partaking, and a prayer for our people and our nation.

Pastor and Mrs. Thomas invite one and all to visit our church, 21 W. Pinckley St., Brazil. Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m., and morning worship at 10:30, with evening service at 6 p.m.

There is plenty of parking available, along with air and heat control.

Bee Ridge Congregational Christian Church

Bee Ridge Congregational Christian Church, 10100 N. Kennedy's Crossing Rd., Brazil, located one-and-a-half miles north on the road.

We are the little brick church on the top of the hill. Come join us for worship.

Our church congregation is growing and we welcome new members or just visitors anytime. Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:30 a.m. Worship service and Children's Church begins at 10:30 a.m.

Jeff Bridgewater is our Pastor. This week, his message is about "Friendship."

Sunday, June 13, is Homecoming Sunday (that's tomorrow). We urge you to join us and bring a friend, family member or neighbor who isn't presently attending a church. Weather permitting, we will hold this special service outside. Crystal Valley Quartet will be performing the music.

There is also a pitch-in chicken dinner after services. Won't you come and join us? There will be plenty of great fellowship, friendship and food.

On Saturday, June 19, we will have our second annual Jonah Fish Fry at the Kennedy Crossing Bingo Center. Serving will be from 4-7 p.m. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children 12-under and children under 2 are free.

For more information or to purchase advance tickets, contact Jeff Bridgewater at 812-241-3036 or Cody Barnard at 812-208-2373.

Our Bible School this summer is June 21-25, from 6-8:15 p.m. The theme is "Planet Zoom." Sounds like fun, doesn't it?

Any questions or to register or volunteer, call Kristin at 812-607-0821.

Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church

Pastor: Father Harold W. Rightor II.

Father's e-mail: revhwr@juno.com.

E-mail for the parish office can be sent to annunciationchurch@msn.com.

Website: http://mysite.verizon.net/resolhio/annun....

Phone: 448-1901.

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.

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 caburt48@hotmail.com. News must be submitted to me before Wednesday to get it in the paper on Saturday.

We now have a new web address for the church website due to Verizon selling some of its holdings to Frontier.


Elections for Parish Council will be this weekend. Please check out their bios at the back of the church and vote for three of the four people that were nominated.

The Knights of Columbus will have a meeting Monday at 7:30 p.m., at their council at Kennedy's Crossing. They will hold the election of officers.

Please note that there are only two handicapped parking places in front of the church and there is no parking on the west side of Alabama, south of Church Street. There are a few handicapped parking places in the parking lot between the church and the school.

Please use your best judgment when using these spaces.

With summer vacations and other obligations, we are currently short of volunteers helping at Bingo. We need your help. Stop by and help out one time, you'll come back. Remember, we are a non-smoking facility.

Remember Speed games start at 6 p.m., and early bird games start at 6:30. Regular Bingo starts at 7.

During regular Bingo, we play 20 games with two optional coverall games called Bonanzas, and the final game is a winner-take-all. We always have good food, free coffee and iced tea.

We also sell Pepsi and Coke products.

Benwood Mt. Lebanon Church

We are located two miles north of United States 40 on Knightsville Road, or two miles east of State Road 59 on Rio Grande Road.

Church Phone: 446-0531 or 448-2871.

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

We are an un-denominational church that worships Jesus Christ. Be our visitor this week and our family next week.

This week at Benwood Mt. Lebanon Church:

Sunday: 9:30 a.m., Sunday school (classes for all ages); 10:30 a.m., morning worship; Children's Church (for ages through third-grade). This week's Children Church teachers will be Bevelyn Sampson and Kay Hosterman.

Monday: 7 p.m., JeKeNSa camp meeting.

Tuesday: 2 p.m., Ladies Nursing Home Ministries at Cloverleaf; 7 p.m., Deacon meeting.

Wednesday: 7 p.m., Bible study -- The Book of Daniel.

Thursday: 9:30 a.m., Thursday Morning Ladies Bible study.

Pastor's message for this week is: Acts 16:30. He then brought them out and asked, "Sirs, what must I do to be saved?" 31: They replied, "Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved -- you and your household."

Looking ahead:

Vacation Bible School is just around the corner. Let's set sail for a "High Seas Expedition," will be held the week of June 20-24, 6:15-8:30 p.m. Classes from 3 years and up. Teenagers will have a separate class.

Church camp will be July 18-22. Registrations will be available soon. Cost this year is $55 per camper.

Several volunteers are needed to help make plans for the annual Help-A-Family at Christmas Golf Scramble.

Men and women, whether you play golf or you don't play golf. You don't even need to know what a golf ball looks like.

The yard sale is over. Thank you to the many volunteers who works and the many who donated. Each and everyone is appreciated.

Eastside Christian Church

What a wonderful week of VBS was enjoyed by all. We had an average of 50 kids per night plus more than half that many helpers. There are so many in our congregation that stepped up and made it a success. We also want to thank Ben, Matt, Shannon, Caitlyn, Hollyn, Sarah, Jonathan and Stephen from SOS, who brought the kids from camp and stayed and helped with them each night.

These young people are a blessing. Due to the kids being at camp, we were unable to have a closing program. We also want to thank those from our church who helped in any way, and definitely made this VBS one to remember for a long time.

The props and decorations were superb. We wish we could thank each and everyone individually, but God knows who did this, and you will all receive blessings from Him. We do want to thank Jayme, Lorie and Taylor for putting it all together.

Tomorrow is the last day to order Angel Food. If you have done so yet, please call Sharon or Lorie.

Pastor's last message on his theme ON THE ROCK, will be Parenting Rocks. This is a message we are sure you will not want to miss. Come be with us.

We want to give you Bonnie Day's new address so you can send her a card letting her know she will be missed. It is 2401 W. 1300 S., Clinton, Ind., 47842. We hope you are still praying every day for those on our prayer list and anyone else needing prayer. It was good to see Dave doing so well after his procedure. And we always want to keep our military men and women in our prayers.

Ansil Harpold will be with us in our morning worship service next Sunday, which is Father Day. I am sure you would like to hear him speak.

Thanks go out to Holly for the beautiful flowers by the church entrances.

If you are not attending church anywhere else, let this be an invitation for you to come be with us and let us introduce you to God. We are a very friendly Bible-believing church.

And we want to reach as many as we can, so that they too, can be in the family of God.

We practice baptism by immersion and we also partake of the Lord's Supper each week.

Have a great week and the best way to start out the week is to be in God's house.

Otter Creek Christian Church

Thank all of you who came out Friday to hear Terry Hall. As always, his music was a blessing.

Since you found our building last night, if you have no church home and are looking for a friendly place, come on out to visit us for our Sunday Services tomorrow at 9:30 a.m., Study and 10:30 a.m., Worship.

If you did not attend last night, our address is 6299 N. Crow Street.

For more information, call Pastor Steve Brattain after 6 p.m., at 812-249-3309 (cell) or (at home) 446-4007, if no answer and it's between 11 a.m. and 5:15 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, call Sandy's at 443-6007.

Friday Ladies Bible Study takes place at 10 a.m., at 12660 E. Grotto Road. VBS will take place July 19-23, 9:30 a.m.-noon.

I always heard my parents say, "Do as I say, not as I do." Then as I grew older and tried that on my kids, they'd say, "Practice what you preach," or "Kids learn what they see and hear."

Well, where did the change come from? We are supposed to get wisdom when we're older and thankfully, some of us do. All through the Bible we are told "Be holy as I am holy," "Do unto others as you would have other do unto you," and lest we forget to, "Behave ourselves wisely in our house," Psalm 101: 1-2. What does that say about what we, or let me say I, learned about my parents' lessons taught me. It says they were right, but then they also were human and were wrong. After all, if I'd learned the lesson of practice what I preach at an early age, I wouldn't have to use the old familiar line, "Do as I say, not as I do."

So just for today, walk wisely in your house, what about those little remarks that tend to put your spouse or child down. I've also learned that the old saying, "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never harm me," is totally false.

According to the book of James, our tongue is like a blazing fire that cannot be tamed. Where do rumors get started?

From our mouth, which if we did not have a tongue, we would be unable to say words to hurt people's feelings.

If you've hurt someone today, please ask forgiveness.

That's your part and if they can't forgive, you pray that one day, it will be possible. Every good and positive thing comes from our Lord and He can do what no man or woman can. After you've prayed, live like God has forgiven you because He has. What can wash away my sins nothing but the blood of Jesus.

Pray for one another. May God guide you this week.

First Baptist Church

Today, you get a little peek at the activities at First Baptist. Saturdays are often special days for sleeping in, having a favorite breakfast or going on a special outing. Maybe you get up extra early because it is break from the normal weekday routine. Make some time to reflect on your ending week and plan for your Sunday so you can worship the Lord with us.

Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m., with classes for all ages. Committed teachers have prepared for you. You will be greeted and given directions to the classes.

The elevator will carry you to the Fellowship Room if you arrived early enough for coffee.

Morning worship with Pastor Mark begins at 10:30 a.m. There is an adult staffed nursery available.

Children pre-kindergarten through fifth-grade are invited to attend KidMo. They will leave from the sanctuary with their adult leader.

Evening service begins at 6 p.m.

Vacation Bible School starts this week on Monday at 5:45 p.m., with an evening meal for all attendees. Dismissal will be at 8 p.m.

We look forward to lots of excitement with music, crafts, games and learning about Jesus from His Word. The closing program will be Friday evening at 6 p.m.

Because of VBS, all other evening programs have been canceled this week.

Wednesday mid-week Bible Study meets at 12:15 p.m., in the Fellowship Room.

The study has progressed to the book of Job.

Saturday, we celebrate Father's Day with a family outing at Martin's Lake.

It begins at 12:30 p.m., with a picnic. The rest of the afternoon will be spent with fishing, games and visiting.

Bring lawn chairs and fishing gear.

We want to thank Stephanie Plummer and the youth for their special service last Sunday. This culminated a weeklong summer program kick-off. A large number of teens attended the various activities.

Come Sunday and be a part of our worship and service throughout the week.

Carbon Baptist Church

VBS was wonderful. We had a great turnout and all classes were full of youth wanting to learn about the Lord.

Thanks to Youth Pastor Chris and his wife Michelle. They did a wonderful job. Thanks also to all the crew who helped make it such a success.

The offering that was taken up each night all goes to Make A Wish Foundation through a Christian organization.

The VBS closing program is Sunday, June 13, at 6 p.m. Please come and find out how the High Seas Expedition went.

All are welcome.

When planning your summer, please keep in mind that Youth Camp is July 26-30.

Have a good week.

Pastor Howard and the congregation wants to welcome everyone to be a part of our growing and loving church.

First Christian Church

This Sunday, June 13, 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 Ezekiel 37, the valley of dry bones, and how Jesus brings new life to us through salvation.

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 kindergarten through fifth-grade, this Sunday is a "Family Sunday," so there will not be anything for them during the 9 a.m., hour and then they will join the worship service in the auditorium at 10:15 a.m.

For sixth- through 12th-grade, Reel Worship, a worship service designed specifically for this age group, will be at 9 a.m., at the Walnut Theater and then their Bible study will be at the Walnut Theater, at 10:15 a.m.

More information about First Christian Church, Cornerstone Christian School and First Christian Church Daycare is on the church's website, fccbrazil.og.

Vacation Bible School is just around the corner, June 21-25. This year's them is "Mission: Possible."

For more information, contact the church office at 446-2214.

Carbon United Methodist Church

We had a pleasant evening last Sunday. The youth provided a dinner for everyone to honor all the mothers and fathers in a combined Mother/Father Day celebration. They worked hard to get everything prepared on Saturday, and then served it with style on Sunday evening. They were quite attentive and made good waiters and waitresses. Thanks, Kids.

Bible Study will be this Sunday after church. Sloppy Joe sandwiches will be provided, so bring anything that will go with them and plan to stay.

On Saturday, June 19, the church will host its annual Church In The Park get-together.

However, since the rest rooms at the park are out of commission, it will be held at the Fire House Pavilion.

The boys will still have their basketball tournament at the park, but everything else will be at the pavilion.

Hot dogs, Coney dogs, brownies, watermelon, and drinks will be provided.

Bring your lawn chairs and plan on an evening of relaxation (except for the men who play basketball against the boys) and good fellowship. It will go from 4-7 p.m.

It was good to have Mildred Teter-Green and George back with us. They had been gone for three weeks. I think they were happy to get back, too.

Do you hear the chimes ring from the church? Don't they call you to think of God? Come to church and thank Him for all that He has done for you this week. Worship begins at 10:30 every Sunday morning, rain or shine.

Seelyville United Methodist Church

Seelyville United Methodist Church is a Christian community of Open Hearts, Open Minds and Open Doors. We are located at United States 40 and 2nd Street, Seelyville, one block east of the stoplight.

Join us for 9:30 a.m., Sunday morning worship. A time of fellowship follows worship with Sunday school for all ages beginning at 10:45.

Nursery care is provided, beginning t 9:15 a.m.

June Share Food orders may be picked up 8:30-10:30 a.m., Saturday, June 26, in Fellowship Hall on the lower level of the church.

Register now for Galactic Blast Vacation Bible School, in session 6-8:30 p.m., June 21-24.

For more information, visit www.seelyvilleumc.org, e-mail seelyvilleumc@verizon.net, or call 1-812-877-1868.

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