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Friday, February 11, 2011

First Baptist Church

Welcome to the services and fellowship of First Baptist Church at the corner of Walnut and Maple streets. Aren't we thankful these last two weeks have been unusual and not the norm!

Sunday School will begin at 9:30 a.m. We will be anxious to join together for fellowship, prayer and study. Morning worship begins at 10:30. We will have Communion this Sunday due to our cancellation last Sunday. We look forward to this quiet time of reflection on our own life and remembrance of what Christ has done for us.

There is a staffed nursery and KidMo for the youngsters. A quiet, secure elevator is available for anyone.

Sunday evening at 5:30 p.m. AWANA and Youth will meet. They have a full program of study and activities until 7 p.m. Adult Bible Study and Reflection meets at 6 p.m.

Wednesday at 12:15 we have a Through the Bible study. This meets in the Fellowship Room so that we can use the tables and have coffee. You can join in this study at any point, so don't think it is too late for you to visit and join into the study.

THE ROCK is an informal contemporary service of worship on Thursday at 7 p.m. There is a nursery and KidMo available for the young families.

We hope you were able to find some joy during this ice storm. Some pictures that have been taken of the ice on the trees and plants have been beautiful, especially the close up ones.

Do you like surprises? Some yes, some no. There are delightful surprises but also sorrowful ones, uncomfortable ones, some just so-so, and some you just don't know yet how to respond to. John 16:33 says, "In the world you have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world." Nothing ever seemed to catch Jesus off guard. The peace of His Presence, the joy of His strength, the glory of His name is ours to enjoy every day. Because He has overcome, so can I ... and that should come as no surprise! Lord, help us see the beauty.

We look forward to seeing you Sunday.

Center Point United Methodist Church

Last week's news had been sent in before the decision was made to cancel services Sunday morning due to the ice (as was the case with several churches). I must admit that I sent in my piece from Florida. I didn't want to distract from the message in the article, so I didn't mention it. I rode down with a couple from church and they dropped me off at a friend's house in Dunedin.

I enjoyed my stay and the weather was nice, but, if you believe it or not, I am glad to be home. I am a Hoosier. Good weather or bad! I enjoy all four seasons. Sure, I am inconvenienced from time to time. But, I am sure there are inconvenient times no matter where a person lives.

As I was considering this, I thought that it kind of compares to being a Christian. A Christian is a Christian -- no matter where he finds himself. Trying times come and go, but he's still a Christian. Being a Christian helps him get through those trying times. He's not about to quit being a Christian because of those trying times.

The analogy may not serve in all situations, but this was where my thoughts were taking me this morning. How about you? Are you glad to be a Christian -- no matter what comes your way? Having God the Father, Jesus the Son and The Holy Spirit on our side is a winning team!

How can we lose?! That song that says "I'm so glad I'm a part of the Family of God" -- how true! I am blessed.

How about you? Are you blessed in your current situation? If you can't say that, maybe you need to consider a change -- of lifestyle, church, habits, thoughts. Whatever it is that keeps you from being blessed, put it aside and ask God for a new direction. He is faithful. Read Jeremiah 29:11.

We will be having communion tomorrow at Center Point and Pastor Bob Kumpf will be sharing the message we talked about last week, "What Matters Most". You are invited to come and hear the Good News.

You are also invited to join us Sunday, March 6 for our third annual Mission Event/Pie Auction. It starts with a concert with the group P150 at 2 p.m. The pie auction starts at 3 p.m with Chris Pell doing the "auctioneering."

Those events are followed by a freewill offering chili supper. You may come for any or all parts of the afternoon. We have had wonderful times the last two years and hope you will join us.

We will be raising funds for a mission trip to Haiti this summer.

Eastside Christian Church

Wow, what a winter we have been having! This weekend is suppose to be better, and we will get a lot of the ice melted. We pray you have been safe.

Tomorrow is the last day to order Angel Food. Delivery day will be Feb. 26.

Our prayers go out to the Carlton family on the loss of Nedra. She had a long battle, so it is now over, and she is in a much better place.

We also want to pray for those in our congregation that are going through their own difficulties. And we also want to praise God for all that He does.

There were no services last Sunday due to the weather, but we do hope to see you tomorrow. Until then may God be with you.

Benwood Mt. Lebanon Church

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 Becky Profitt and Mandi Eldridge.

5 p.m. AWANA

6 p.m. Extreme Entertainment

Wednesday at 7 p.m. Prayer/Bible Study

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

*If there is NO SCHOOL, there are no activities at church*

We still need volunteers for the AWANA share times, please see the bulletin board at the entrance.

The Pastors message this week is "The Rich Young Ruler--Mark 10:17 As Jesus started on his way, a man ran up to him and fell on his knees before him. "Good teacher, "he asked, "what shall I do to inherit eternal life?"

The weather has been hard on all of us, however did you see any blessings in it? I did, I spent time with my family, there was no where to go...What blessing did you find in this?

Did you see the beauty in all the bad?

LOOKING BACK: No one answered the question for last week: Who told a woman to make him a cake of her last meal and oil and her supply of oil and meal would not run out? The answer is Elijah--1 Kings 17:12-16 To long to print here but Chapter 17 Is a must read.

New Question: Who says "Create in me a clean heart, O God." ? The answer is in Psalm.

Email me your answer by Wednesday (pmann228@hotmail.com) and the correct answer will be published the next week.

LOOKING AHEAD: The Magic show has been rescheduled for Feb. 13 at 6 p.m.

Valentine Dinner Has been moved to Saturday, Feb. 19 at 6 p.m. cost is $8 per person, an extra steak is $5, pick up your reservation paper Sunday and turn it in to Mike Pell.

During this difficult weather please remember your neighbors that may need assistance.

2 Corinthians 2:10 If you forgive anyone, I also forgive him. And what I have forgiven-if there was anything to forgive--I have forgiven in the sight of Christ for your sake, 11 in order that Satan might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes.

We are located two miles north of US Hwy 40 on the Knightsville Road, or two miles east of Indiana 59 on Rio Grand 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 a Non-Denominational church that worships Jesus Christ.

Bee Ridge Church

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. Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:15 am. Worship Service and Children's Church begins at 10:30 am.

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.

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 Sunday morning worship as we continue "Nearing the Kingdom of God," our six-week sermon series. This week, Jesus teaches that being a good citizen of the world is not good enough to be a part of the 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.

Peniel United Methodist Church

On Feb. 13, Pastor Pippins' sermon will be "Weeds and Seeds." With February almost half over, we will all start thinking of seeds (the garden variety and knowing weeds soon follow). The thought of gardening sounds so good, especially after all our ice and snow!

His Children Moment is titled "A Hole in Your Sock" Who hasn't had that problem! I wonder if there will be some demonstrations!

The Co/workers Fidelis Class meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 17.

Scripture for this Sunday is St. Matthew 13:24-30; 36-43.

Canned fruits are needed at the Brazil Food Pantry. There is a box to place contributions at the Church.

Sunday School begins at 9:45 with Church Services following at 10:45.

Call Pastor Pippins at 812-443-8489 for more information.

Otter Creek Christian Church

We at Otter Creek welcome anyone who has no church home or just visiting to our area, Galatians 5:14 says " For the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt (you shall) love thy (your) neighbor as thyself."

That's the way we feel here at Otter Creek, so come on down to 6299 N. Crow Street, Brazil this week.

Our service times are 9:30 a.m. for Bible Study and 10: 40 a.m. for Worship service. You can call the church at 812-446-5300, church parsonage 812-446-4007, Pastor Steve's cell 812-249-3309 [leave message] or Sandy's Good Books 812-443-6007.

Church events:

Men's Prayer Breakfast at the church Saturday 8 a.m.

Saturday Feb. 12 - Pitch-in Valentine's Dinner 6 p.m.

Have you ever wondered how we are suppose to act as Christians? Read your Bible and it will tell you just read the whole chapter of Galatians 5 or better yet it's a small book read it all. Galatians 5:15 says "But if ye bit and devour one another take heed that ye be not consumed on of another" in other words don't act like animals (stabbing each other in back etc.) or you'll be destroyed by each other.

This is one of the big problems of mankind, we don't talk face to face and try to solve problems but grumble and complain to others who can not help and probably would just as soon be left out of the problems.

God is the only one who can help you solve your problems with someone else, and maybe the problem isn't them but you may have an attitude problem. Have you ever said something and heard back that you said something else? What you said was "within" what you heard but what you Meant was not.

It is not what goes into our mouths that defiles us but what comes out. When was the last time you actually thought about what you were saying to your family, friends or more importantly enemies?

That's why we were given two ears and one mouth listen twice as much as we speak out.

This week, think about what you say and try to be a good influence.

Be sure to pray for our armed forces and our leaders whether it be local, state or national. If you see someone who serves the public be sure to thank them.

Until we meet again either by printed page or in person, May God be with you.

Little Historic Church at Carbon

The Little Historic Church at Carbon will have their Friday program on Feb. 25.

There will be a pitch-in dinner at 6 p.m., with the program at 7 p.m.

This month the entertainment will be provided by the McKinley Hill Church Praise Band, "Breaking Silence."

Everyone is invited to attend.

Community Missionary Church

What is Charity?

It is more blessed to give than to receive, Acts 20:35.

A lot of people think they are charitable if they give away their old clothes and things they don't want anymore. Calvin Coolidge once said, "No person was ever honored for what he received, honor has been the reward for what he gave."

The Lord's Prayer is not the easiest. It may be committed to memory, but to forgive and not forget is the most hardest for some and to forgive trespasses for others. We must have a charitable heart and many times go the extra mile.

Why is it so easy to accept the modern miracles of today, nuclear fission, radio, TV, penicillin, antibiotics, taking all for granted, and so very difficult for some to accept the miracles of the Bible?

May you have warmth in your dwelling place, oil in your lamp, and charity in your heart. It is the person who is too busy to worry in the daytime and too sleepy at night to worry and not doubt the Bible.

If you live for the next world, you get this one in the deal. But if you live only for this world, you lose them both. The old saying, "What we do during our working hours determines what we have, what we do in our leisure hours determines what we are."

Community Missionary Church is located at 21 W. Pinckley St., Brazil. Sunday School at 9:30 a.m., Morning Worship at 10:30 a.m. and Evening Service at 6 p.m.

Carbon Baptist Church

Due to the bad weather conditions our worship service was cancelled last Sunday but we will be so glad to see you all tomorrow.

The Youth Super Bowl was a great success with over 45 attending.

Tomorrow, Feb. 13, will be a Valentine theme dinner immediately after the service. Everyone will be welcome to attend a good meal and good fellowship.

On Feb. 19, our monthly Men's Prayer Breakfast at 7 a.m. All men are welcome. Breakfast will be served.

Feb. 22 is our monthly Ladies Ministry meeting and it will be at the home of Jenny Wright, at 6:30 p.m.

Our Spring Break Mission Trips are coming up. Our college group will be heading to Panama City, Fla to once again be part of Beach Reach. And our high School group will be heading to Jacksonville, Fla, and will be working with the Presbyterian Urban Ministries. Please keep all of them in prayer.

Our church is a growing loving church, come and be a part of it. We offer a nursery for the little ones, and a van if you are in need of a ride and good fellowship all while learning about our Lord Jesus Christ.

There will be communion Sunday.

Sunday School hour begins at 9:30 a.m., and Worship hour begins at 10:30 a.m.

Has anyone told you they love you today? We do.

Have a great week in the service of the Lord.

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 to 6:15 Saturday or by appointment.

Divine Mercy Chaplet is prayed the first Sunday of each month at 8 a.m.

Rosaries are scheduled before Saturday evening and Sunday morning Mass on most weeks. Check in your bulletins or call the church office.

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 and also on Alabama St.

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. http://mysite.ncnetwork.net/resolhio/ann...

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. All ladies present will be entered into a drawing for a gift card.

The Lady Knights will be having an Indoor Yard Sale, Saturday, Feb. 19, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Kennedy's Crossing Bingo Hall.

Breakfast and Lunch will be available. Proceeds benefit the service projects of the Lady Knights. Current projects include replacing the ceiling of the Parish Center.

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