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Friday, August 6, 2010

Eastside Christian Church

It is Angel Food ordering time again. There will be someone at the church on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 4-6 p.m., next week to take your orders. You may also order on line, if that is more convenient for you. If other arrangements need to be made, please call Lorie, 765-672-6363, or Sharon at 812-448-1030. We want to keep this ministry going, so please do order. It is good to see Ellen, one of our faithful customers, at church on Sunday mornings.

Remember to keep Aug. 29 marked on your calendars. This will be a Family Sunday, and we want to invite everyone to be with us on that Sunday. If you go to another church, we would like to have you come be with us on that day. Our service will be at 10 a.m., and we will have a meal immediately following the service. The gospel group, RideTheWind, will be with us in concert. If you have never heard this group, this is a great opportunity to do so. We look forward to seeing you.

Do you pray everyday? God wants to hear from us everyday. Even though He knows all, He still wants us to talk to Him.

Otter Creek Christian Church

Hello from your friends at Otter Creek Christian Church. I would like to start out thanking all our wonderful church family and all of our other friends for praying for me and Sandy while I was going through some testing and surgery this past week. Your prayers were answered and we come through everything with flying colors. God is so good. Today I want to focus our attention to some scripture that comes from Phillipians chapter two. Is your life a living example of Jesus? Ask yourself this question after you read these passages.

Be Like Christ- Phillipians 2

1.Therefore if there is any encouragement in Christ, if there is any consolation of love, if there is any (A)fellowship of the Spirit, if any (B)affection and compassion,

2. (C)make my joy complete by (D)being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose.

3. Do nothing from (E)selfishness or (F)empty conceit, but with humility of mind (G)regard one another as more important than yourselves;

4. (H)do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.

5. (I)Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in (J)Christ Jesus,

6. who, although He (K)existed in the (L)form of God, (M)did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped,

7. but [a](N)emptied Himself, taking the form of a (O)bond-servant, and (P)being made in the likeness of men.

8. Being found in appearance as a man, (Q)He humbled Himself by becoming (R)obedient to the point of death, even (S)death on a cross.

9. (T)For this reason also, God (U)highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him (V)the name which is above every name,

10. so that at the name of Jesus (W)every knee will bow, of (X)those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth,

11. and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is (Y)Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

We would like to invite out to the Otter Creek Christian Church, 6299 N. Crow St. Brazil, if you do not have a church home. Our address is , church phone 812-446-5300, Pastor's home 812-446-4007, cell 812-249-3309, Sandys Good Books and More 1-812-443-6007. We are a little country church that still believes that Jesus is the way, the truth and the Life, no one come to the Father but by Him. John 14:6.

Our service times are as follows; Each Friday 10am Ladies Bible Study at 12660 E. Grotto Road Brazil, Sunday School for all ages 9:30 a.m., Worship service at 10:40 a.m., at the church.

Special Events: Saturday, Aug. 14 Men's prayer breakfast 8 a.m., at the church. Saturday, Sept. 11 Homemade Ice cream Social 5-8 p.m. There be special music presented by the Deaton Family Bluegrass Gospel Singer from Brazil. So mark this date on your calendar and plan to be with us. There will also be a moon walk for kids of all ages and other special goodies to eat.

I would like to thank Brother Dennis Holley for filling in for me while I had to be away for a couple of Sundays.

Until we meet again by way of this article or in person, please keep our military personnel and their families in your prayers. May God protect you and richly Bless you as we strive to serve Him together.

Bee Ridge Congregational Church

Our church congregation is growing and we welcome new members or just visitors anytime.

Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:15 a.m. Worship Service, and Children's Church begins at 10:30 a.m. An upcoming event is our Annual Ice Cream Social on Aug. 21, watch for details.

Bee Ridge Church is located 1 1/2 miles north on Kennedy Crossing Road. We are the brick church on the top of the hill. Come join us for worship.

Jeff Bridgewater is our Pastor, and can be reached at 812 241-3036.

Carbon United Methodist Church

It's coming! Our 53rd Annual Homemade Ice Cream Supper will be Friday, Aug. 13, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. There will be homemade sloppy joe sandwiches, homemade pimento cheese sandwiches, hot dogs, coney dogs, several different salads, and plenty of desserts besides homemade, hand-cranked, old-fashioned ice cream and strawberry shortcake. You can't beat that!

Each item is individually priced, so you can pick and choose to your heart's content. Our basement is air-conditioned, newly decorated and just waiting for all you folks to come join us on this special night for a lot of good food and good fellowship.

Fifty-three years is a long time. I believe that our family has been involved in everyone one of those. In the beginning, it was just ice cream and pies, but over the years the menu has evolved into a full-course meal.

We began by borrowing freezers from members of the church ... because back then, every family had its own ice cream freezer. Later, we gradually bought freezers for the church as more and more people forgot how to freeze their own.

It has always been an activity for everyone in the church. The teenage boys would do the cranking under the supervision of Ernie or Pat Egloff. The little kids would fold up a towel and sit on the freezers to keep them from wobbling away as the boys cranked.

We have used the same big dipper to dip the ice cream for the entire 53 years. I saw one just like it in the Museum of Science & Industry in Chicago.

For years, Ernie and I have mixed the ice cream mix, Pat has made the sloppy joe stuff and the pimento cheese spread along with others to help. Everyone helps either with pies, on the serving line, donating things needed for the ingredients, etc.

It is the biggest event of the year for our little church.

We hope you come and try us out.

Community Missionary Church

Pastor Ron Thomas opened with prayer for those sick, shut-ins, those awaiting surgery, spoken and unspoken requests, and our military in harms way. Carol Vanatti led the congregational singing.

Brother Thomas read a letter to the church to the church from one of our members, Lisa Halfhill, whose husband, Byron Halfhill first had his broken arm leading to many medical tests followed with the news of cancer in the bone. Steps followed informing the family of the options and projections of life, under the different procedures outlined. Medical doctors tell it as they see it and two years without treatment, and five years with treatment are the average length for some.

Knowing with God, all thinking are not on man's time-table and with that knowledge, we can pray and look for the miracles that happen every day. We pray and look for the miracles that happen every day. We pray and look forward as one body for His touch.

Brother Thomas said God is willing to do for us "If" and "When" we open one door that we continue to take each door one at a time.

John 10:9 "I am the door, by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture." We are a work in progress, even though some will say they are retired. Say only semi-retired as God is still working with all of us. Let us remember chapter I of Cor. "Charity" and the word "If." The Love of God is the greatest thing. He will help you if you are helping others. He gave that we might have abundant life.

Pastor and Mrs. Thomas and the congregation invite everyone to Sunday School at 9:30 a.m., Morning Worship at 10:30 a.m., and Evening service at 6 p.m.

Community Missionary is Undenominational and located at 21 W. Pinckley St., Brazil.

Plenty of parking, baby cry room and air conditioning. Come and visit.

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 Sunday morning worship when guest preacher Rev. Jack Diel of United Campus Ministries will provide our lesson. 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.

August Share Food orders can be placed through Aug. 12, by contacting the church office.

Tickets for the Aug. 14 Jonah Fish Fry are available from church members or through the church office. Carry-out is available.

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

Harmony United Methodist Church

We are entering the final days of summer. Many are returning from vacations and gearing up for the start of school. For many families in our communities, this can be a stressful time both financially and emotionally. Many will be attending school for the first time while there are others that look ahead to graduation next spring. The Northview Marching Knights are hard at work preparing to defend their state championship and the various sports teams are hard at work getting ready for another season of athletic competition.

Here at Harmony UMC we are beginning a new season also. We look forward to a new season in the life of our church. The mission statement for United Methodist is "Making disciples for Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world." Come join us as we discover ways our church is striving to fulfill this mission statement as the Body of Christ.

We extend a welcome to everyone to join us for worship this Sunday as we read from Paul's letter to the people of Corinth. This week's message comes from 2 Corinthians 4:3-4. "Do you have Blinders on?"

Worship service starts at 9 a.m., with Sunday School at 10:30 a.m.

Union Christian Church

Union Christian Church, 5350 E. Hulman Dr., Terre Haute, will be the site of a backlot concert at 6 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 8.

The concert will feature Bruce "Elvis" Borders, weather permitting.

Those interested in attending are encouraged to bring their own lawn chair.

The church is located one mile north of Interstate-70.

In addition, the church will feature Wildwood Fellowship at 6 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 12. Joe Edwards from the Grand Ole Opry will be on hand for the festivities.

For more information, call 1-812-877-1187.

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 2 miles east of SR 59 on Rio Grand Road.

Church Phone Number: 812-446-0531

Come join us, we love to welcome new family!

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

Come worship with us and share the word of God.

This week at Benwood Mt. Lebanon Church:

Sunday, at 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 Bevelyn Sampson and Kay Hosterman.

7 p.m. Evening Service

There will no Wednesday Bible Study until Sept. 8.

Pastor Dick and Dianna would like to send a big thank you to all for your cards and the food and especially all your prayers during Pastor Dick's injury.

Until next week: What are you Thankful for? Is there a special blessing in your life? Have you told God "Thanks?"

First Baptist Church

Picnic! This Sunday First Baptist celebrates church and family with the importance of Christian education. Following morning worship we will gather at the Cow Palace in Forest Park for an afternoon of food and fellowship. Dress casually for morning services and then go directly to the park. Meat, drinks, and table service is provided and you are asked to bring a salad, vegetable or dessert dish if possible.

Sunday School will begin at 9:30 a.m., with classes for all ages. Make sure you thank your teachers for the extra time they dedicate each week in preparation for the lesson and remember to pray for them.

Morning worship begins at 10:30 a.m. We will be happy to have our pastor and family back with us after their vacation. There is an adult staffed nursery available for both services. KidMo for pre-K through elementary also meets during morning worship. An elevator is available.

There will be no evening services following the afternoon picnic.

The Youth have finished Mission Week. They have been throughout the community doing a variety of jobs to provide support for local organizations and individuals. This Friday, the 13th, they will have a Back to School Party.

Wednesday at 12:15 we have Bible Study for everyone in the community who would like to meet with us. We meet in the fellowship room so we can sit around tables.

Wednesday evening at 6 p.m. all committees will meet. This is followed with the business meeting. It is important to support the programs of the church and be informed. Come to the business meeting at 7 p.m.

American Baptist Women meet Thursday at noon for a luncheon and meeting. Their local missions project has been to make walker totes for those in the home or local nursing homes.

Thursday evening is THE ROCK alternative worship service at 7 p.m. There is a nursery and KidMo for elementary aged children.

Do you want to be in the safest place in the world? It is not your car because they are responsible for 20 percent of all fatal accidents. Don't stay home since 17 percent of all accidents occur in the home. Streets and sidewalks aren't safe. 14 percent of all accidents occur to pedestrians. 16 percent off all accidents involve air, rail or water travel. Of the remaining 33 percent, 32 percent of all deaths occur in hospitals. So, above all else, avoid hospitals. You will be pleased to learn that only .001 percent of all deaths occur in worship services in church, and these are usually related to previous physical disorders. Therefore, logic tells us that the safest place for you to be is at church! Attend church. It will save your life.

Center Point United Methodist Church

Tomorrow's message from Pastor Bob Kumpf will be from the book of Joshua, chapter 5, verses 9-12. This is a message he calls "Movin' In." Bob says, "It is about the Israelites finally making it to the Promised Land and the celebration they had when they arrived. It's a story of thanksgiving and in remembering: a story of hope and freedom. So, as they start a new life they stopped to remember the faithfulness of God and those who had come before. They celebrated their ancient customs and eternal covenant with God."

As I have grown older I have come to appreciate the messages God gives through His ministers. It is one thing to read a few verses in the Bible and a totally different thing to hear it "fleshed out" and explained---especially in regards to how it applies to us today. Some people say the Bible is out-of-date, irrelevant, but if we take the time to listen and learn we see that it is really timeless.

Do yourself a favor -- be in worship service this Sunday. Then, take God with you every day the rest of the week. You are welcome to join us at Center Point any time.

Have a great weekend.

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 Study at 6 p.m.

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

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