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Friday, January 28, 2011

Bee Ridge Church

Bee Ridge Church is located one-and-a-half miles north on Kennedy Crossing Road. We are the brick church on the top of the hill. Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:15 a.m. Worship Service and Children's Church begins at 10:30 a.m. Our church congregation is growing and we welcome new members or visitors anytime. Come join us for worship. Jeff Bridgewater is our Pastor, and can be reached at 812-241-3036 or email jeffbwater@yahoo.com. Hope to see you this Sunday.

First Baptist Church

First Baptist Church, at the corner of Walnut and Maple streets, invites you to worship with us this week. Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m., with a variety of class options for infants through all adults. The friendly greetings will help chase the outside chill away.

Morning worship begins at 10:30. There is a staffed nursery available. Children from pre-K through 5th grade are invited to attend KidMo. If steps are a problem for you, an enclosed elevator is available when you use the NE Christian Ed. doors.

A spaghetti dinner will be served following the service. The Missions Committee will host the 5th Sunday Missions Dinner with the free-will offering going to America for Christ. The 2011 campaign, seeks to raise $1,500,000 to support American Baptist ministry across the United States and Puerto Rico.

This year's theme -- "Touching Lives, Transforming People" -- is an exceptional reminder of the ministry modeled by Jesus Christ, who "went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom, and healing every sickness" (Matthew 9:35 NIV).

Many will be returning at 5:30 p.m., for the youth programs. AWANA for 2-year-olds through 5th-grade begins in the sanctuary for a group session before sharing in a light meal, Bible classes, and other activities. The Teens meet in the Youth Rooms.

6 p.m. is a time for adults to gather for Bible Study and Reflections.

Wednesday Bible Study begins at 12:15. We are continuing in the Old Testament studies. You will be glad you came.

Thursday THE ROCK alternative worship service will meet at 7 p.m. While the teens and adults are worshiping in the sanctuary there is a nursery and KidMo for the children.

Wednesday is Groundhog Day. Almost everyone in the northern part of the U.S.A. gets involved in the groundhog's prediction, even if we can't remember just what that shadow means. Maybe it's about hope.

It celebrates the yearning of the human spirit to find a reason to hope.

To hope that the cold, harsh days of winter will indeed pass.

Give thanks that as Christians we don't rest our hope on a groundhog, but in God. God is the anchor holding our souls firm through not just the winter storms of life, but also through its joyful, blessed, sunny moments.

See you in church Sunday!

Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church

Pastor: Father Harold W. Rightor II;

Father's email: revhwr@juno.com

Email for the parish office can be sent to annunicationchurch@msn.com.

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

Phone: 812-448-1901.

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 eaburt48@gmail.com. News must be submitted to me before Wednesday to get it in the paper on Saturday.


Saturday, Feb. 5, there will be a Soup Bowl Benefit at the Moran Center at St. Patrick Church. Proceeds will benefit the Catholic Charities Foodbank. For information call 812-232-1447 or 812-232-8400.

On Feb. 13, the Knights of Columbus will be having a breakfast at 9:30 a.m., in the Parish Center. Bring your wives and girlfriends for an early Valentine present, a nice breakfast cooked by the men.

The Lady Knights will be having an Indoor Yard Sale, Saturday, Feb. 19, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m., at Kennedy's Crossing Bingo Hall. Breakfast and Lunch will be available. The table space has been sold, so there is going to be a lot of stuff you just can't live without for sale. Proceeds benefit the service projects of the Lady Knights. Current projects include replacing the ceiling of the Parish Center.

Bingo is in need of volunteers for the bingo hall and the kitchen. One Sunday evening a month or even one every couple of months would be a help. If you don't know who to ask about volunteering contact the Parish office at 812-448-3416.

Bingo Speed games start a 6 p.m., Early Bird games at 6:30 p.m., and regular bingo begins at 7. We have a weekly Jackpot coverall worth $1,000 if you bingo on 55 numbers or less. Remember we are a no smoking facility, but we do have a covered smoking area and a little propane heater for you to warm you hands with while you are smoking. There is always good food available, so stop in and spend the evening with us.

Peniel United Methodist Church

The scripture for Jan. 30 will be St. Mark 3: 31-35. Pastor Pippins message is "How Are We Defined?"

A new activity is about to begin! A Children's Hand Bell Choir is being formed. All children between the ages of 6 and 12 are invited to sign up. Practice will start about the middle of the month. Bells will be furnished and there is no cost for lessons or equipment. Hopefully we all will be hearing their music about once a month. What a great idea for both the children and their audience! For more information check the sign-up sheets in the Fellowship Hall or call Martha Nicosia at 812-877-7704 or e-mail martha.nicosia@gmail.com

A "Child Protection Workshop" on Feb. 5, for all Sunday School Teachers will be held at the Church with Sunday School Superintendent, Mike Cassidy presiding.

For more information concerning Church Activities, call Pastor Pippins at 812-443-8489.

Center Point United Methodist Church

Pastor Bob Kumpf started out his message about the service tomorrow with, "Here's to a Great Sunday! (Good football, safe travel, wonderful worship and abundant blessings from God!)" Well, I thought, that sounds like something he would say about Super Bowl Sunday. So, I "googled" the date for the super bowl. No, I am not "in the know" about football dates. Anyway, I found out that the super bowl is going to be played Feb. 6.

It is amazing to consider what makes someone's Sunday a "Great Sunday." To some it's watching sports. To some it might be playing sports. To others it could be curling up with a good book. But, for Christians one of the ingredients of a "Great Sunday" is spending time in worship with fellow believers.

Bob's message for tomorrow is titled "We have Joy!" It's taken from the Beatitudes in Matthew 5: 1-16. "It is a message about Jesus coming to a people looking for hope, peace and happiness. Sound familiar? Without sounding like a broken record, it is the continuing work of Jesus in opening the eyes of people to see God's hand at work around them and reminding them of His faithfulness"

Then Bob said, "As Jesus repeats the 'Blessed are those ...' statements, He expounds on the Jewish understanding of blessedness as God's provision for fullness of life. This includes a deeper knowledge of God, rightness in relationships along with trust, security and hope. This is joy ... a deep, abiding peace that persists in spite of temporary situations. Some translations say that 'Happy are those ...' but 'Blessed' refers to the ultimate well-being and spiritual joy of those who know their salvation is eternal!"

I have often heard Christians wonder how people get through their lives without having God's help every day. Well, a lot of people don't "get through the day". Many are struggling with depression, dependency on alcohol, drugs, etc., trying to cope.

Bob's reference to the "continuing work of Jesus" is our continuing work. And as many times as it takes for our eyes to be open to that work to help others to see His love for them ... that's how many times we need to hear the great commission in all its many facets.

Come to Sunday School and Church each Sunday! Be encouraged! Be strengthened for the task at hand. God bless!

Benwood Mt. Lebanon Church

We are located 2 miles north of U.S. Hwy 40 on the Knightsville Road or 2 miles east of State Road 59 on Rio Grande Road

Church Phone Number: 812-446-0531

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

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

Benwood Mt. Lebanon Church

This 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 Bevelyn Sampson and Kay Hosterman

5 p.m. -- AWANA'S

7 p.m. -- Evening Worship


7 p.m. -- Prayer/Bible Study


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

Note: If there is no school, there are no activities at church.

The pastor's message this week is "A Man Born Blind" John 9:5 While I am in the world, I am the light of the world. 6 Having said this, he spit on the ground, made some mud with the saliva, and put it on the man's eyes.

We extend our deepest sympathies to the Hapenny family in the loss of Charles Hapenny. We will indeed all miss him here at Benwood.

We still need volunteers for the AWANA share times, please see the bulletin board at the entrance. We need age 3-grade 3 for this Sunday night and for both groups on Feb. 6.

Looking back: No one answered the question for last week: In what book of the Bible do we find the history of the first churches after Jesus' ascension? The answer is Acts. New Question: Sin bears its own punishment. What punishment was given to Moses by the Lord? The answer is in Numbers. Email me your answer (pmann228@hotmail.com) the correct answer will be published the next week.

Philippians 4:10 I rejoice greatly in the Lord that at last you have renewed your concern for me. Indeed, you have been concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it. 11 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. 12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 13 I can do everything through him who gives me strength.

Community Missionary Church

Pastor Ken Thomas opened the services with greetings and a prayer of thankfulness and praise for the Lord. He then turned the service over to Carol Vanatti whom led the congregational singing. With the singing of the "Haven of Rest," have you set aside time to pray and meditate? Are you at peace with yourself; with the world? Are you satisfied with your station in life? As the song goes, "So burdened with sin and distrust, till I heard a sweet voice saying, 'Make me your choice,' and I enter the haven of rest; such an old song brings real meaning having been on a ship with waves washing over the main deck and being ordered to stay below out of the storms fury, but getting real sick. The crew went around through the compartments telling everyone that all was all right, that we would ride out the storm in awhile."

Bro. Ken then prayed for the sick, shut-ins, spoken and unspoken and introduced Debbie Meganhardt whom sang a special entitled "On My Knees," a beautiful number also with meaning. After the offering and tithes were taken up, Bro. Thomas brought his message. He asked us just what we want Jesus to be, our Saviour, our Lord, our salvation; oh so many things. God knew us before we were born. We were allowed to be free moral agents, and Jesus tells us to take up our cross and follow Him; as Matt 10:38 tells us, "And he that taketh not his cross, and follow after Me, is not worthy of Me." Then Chap. 12:8, "For the son of man is Lord even of the Sabbath day." Jesus says, "Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."

Bro. Thomas tells us that Jesus is the light and we all should want to be in His light, to walk in the light. God also said, "Take heed that no man deceive you." So, with the close of service for another new week with the Lord, may each be blessed.

Visitors are invited to services 9:30 a.m,. for Sunday school, 10:30 a.m. for morning worship and evening service at 6 p.m. We have ample parking and room for all visitors. We welcome one and all.

Seelyville United Methodist Church

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

Join us for 9:30 a.m., Sunday morning worship as we begin the six-week sermon series, "Nearing the Kingdom of God." This week, we see Jesus clearly gives both the signs and pathways of the abundant Kingdom of God. A time of fellowship follows worship with Sunday School for all ages beginning at 10:45. Nursery care is provided beginning at 9:15.

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

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