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Friday, February 18, 2011

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, "Broken Silence."

Everyone is invited to attend.

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 our six-week sermon series, "Nearing the Kingdom of God." This week, we learn that social holiness means living out the fullness of the image of God in our daily lives.

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.

First Baptist Church

Welcome to the services of worship, study, and fellowship at the First Baptist Church on S. Walnut Street. Our Sunday School classes for all ages begin at 9:30 a.m. It is a good opportunity to develop and enrich your knowledge of God's Word.

Worship service with Pastor Mark Thompson begins at 10:30. There is an elevator to bring you to the sanctuary if you would like to use it. A staffed nursery is available as well as all our services. KidMo, an interactive Bible in Life program for pre-K through 5th grade, is provided with adult leaders also.

Adults and young people begin arriving again at 5:30 p.m. for AWANA and Youth programs. From 5:30-7 p.m., 2-year-olds through high school youth are actively learning about God's will and plans for their lives. Adults are invited to participate with the young people or attend the 6 p.m. Bible study and reflection time.

Mid-Week Bible Study meets at 12:15 Wednesday in the Fellowship Room. You are encouraged to attend if you are able. Guides are provided so you can use this study for your personal Bible study at home throughout the week.

Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. the Deacons will meet in the Library/Conference Room.

The ROCK alternative worship service is a good place to be on Thursday evening at 7 p.m. This is a service of praise and worship and another opportunity for people to learn what God and Christianity can mean to them.

This week is George Washington's birthday. His adopted daughter, Nelly Custis, said of this man, "He was a silent, thoughtful man who generally spoke little... He regularly attended and contributed to the church he attended... His mottos she most remembered were, 'Deeds, not Words' and 'For God and Country.'" (paraphrased) His presidential secretary and nephew reported witnessing the President kneeling with an open Bible before him. Nelly also felt confident that he had private morning and evening devotions in his library.

An interesting comment by this president when recommending the schools of that day, "You do well to wish to learn our arts and our way of life and above all, the religion of Jesus Christ. These will make you a greater and happier people."

You will do well to be in a worship service this Sunday.

Otter Creek Christian Church

While reading through some books, I came across "Heart Thoughts From On High" by Rebecca J. Coffey and what she wrote is very uplifting. There is a scripture to go with all these writings. One is entitled "Things This World Can Not Take Away" the scripture is Isaiah 26:3.

The poem is as follows:

PEACE that passeth understanding--

When He is our Hope and Stay

This the world cannot give to us ----

And it can never take away.

FAITH to trust HIM in all matters---

Which doubts and fears shake not nor sway.

This the world cannot give to us---

And it can never take away.

REST, His rest so sweet and glorious---

And added strength to face each day.

This the world cannot give to us----

And it can never take away

RICHES, more than mind can fathom---

Which do not fade, rust nor decay;

This the world cannot give to us---

Nor can it ever take away.


When 'tis gone--this flesh of clay;

This the world cannot give to us----

So it can never take away.

If we look to God we have no reason to doubt, we can depend on God even through what this world would like for us to believe is a hopeless situation.

Remember you are invited to our church services, at 6299 N. Crow Street, Brazil.

Sunday Study 9:30 a.m.

Sunday Worship 10:40 a.m.

Friday Ladies Bible Study 10 a.m. at 12660 E. Grotto Road (road behind Northview)

PRAY FOR YOUR PASTOR, TO BE STRONG IN THE PULPIT, all pastors need the prayers of their congregation.

Phone Numbers: Church 446-5300

Pastor Steve after 4 p. m. week days at 812-249-3309 or Parsonage 446-4007 leave message or Tues. thru Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 443-6007

Pray for those who are serving around the world in our armed forces and their families .

I'd like to say thank you to all who worked so hard to do their best during our recent ice and snow storm. I know there were times it seemed like things were going nowhere fast and yet God kept us and the ones out in that mess going.

Our thanks to a recent returnee. I was out recently and saw a welcome home banner in our neighbor hood didn't realize anyone was deployed so Thank You Mr .Frazier for your service., I mean no disrespect but I went by before I could read the whole sign.

One last thing Happy Birthday today to our oldest daughter, Beth Broadstreet, congratulations on your big ??

Jesus said "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6.

Peniel United Methodist Church

How wonderful it has been receiving those 65 degree days! Everyone has a smile on their face! Adversity does make one appreciate the little things in life that we take for granted. It seems appropriate that our message from Pastor Pippin will be "Good Things!"

Speaking of smiles, one of Peniel's special members will be celebrating her 89th birthday! Anna Mae Swearingen always has a smile and a good word plus you can see her singing each and every Sunday in the choir.

There will be a pitch-in dinner in her honor following the Church service. Everyone is invited. She has been coming to Peniel since she was a very young girl and is always quick to greet a newcomer and make them feel welcome!

There will be coffee and doughnuts between Sunday School and Church Services - (about 10:20 - 10:45 a.m). Come and enjoy the conversation and fellowship!

Scripture is St. Matthew 13:31-32.

The Children's Moment is "Dark Glasses." Can't you imagine some of the illustrations that might be given?

On Feb. 17, the Co-Workers/Fidelis Class meeting was held. A pitch-in dinner was hosted by Ruth and Bill Sciotto - more good food and fellowship!

The Town and Country United Methodist Men's Groupwill meet at Bethel United Methodist Church at 8 a.m. on Feb. 26.

Personal items are needed for the Clay County Emergency Food Pantry.

Sunday School begins at 9:45 and Church Services at 10:45.

For more information contact Pastor Pippin at 812-443-8489.

Eastside Christian Church

Hello again from Eastside Christian Church. It was so good to be back in church on Sunday and to have such a great crowd. It is really wonderful to see so many young people coming.

We want to pray for Shirley, Joe, Rachel, Becky, Dave, Thelma, Martha, June, Charlotte and anyone else that needs prayer. This winter has taken quite a toll on a lot of people, but God is good and always there to lean on.

Lyle Monnett will be giving the message tomorrow. Won't you come hear what he has to say.

Don't forget to mark you calendars for Vacation Bible School, which is going to be June 6-10. If you would like to help in any way, please let Jayme or Lorie know. We want to reach out to as many young people as possible.

Upon reading this, SOS will have had their annual fund raiser. We pray that they had great success. This ministry is so important to reaching out to the young.

Our church now has a website, thanks to Bob and Nedra Bridgewaters. It is eccbrazil.com. Check it out.

We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to be with us tomorrow. We are having a great time in the name of the Lord.

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 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.

Center Point United Methodist Church

Ready? Set! Mark those calendars! Sunday, March 6 -- just two weeks from tomorrow -- Center Point will be hosting our 3rd Annual Mission Event/Pie Auction. We want you all to join us that afternoon for some good entertainment, good fun and good food.

It all starts at 2 p.m., with the group P150. Dave and his group will entertain us for the first hour. Then, starting at 3 p.m. Chris Pell will conduct our pie auction, which will include desserts of all kinds (and even some homemade yeast rolls and noodles).

Following the auction there will be a chili supper in the Family Life Center, for which you can pay what you will to help us raise funds for our mission trip to Haiti this summer.

Come for one part of the afternoon, or come for all of it.

The whole focus for our mission event is to raise money for a particular ministry. Every penny we take in goes to the mission effort we have chosen. Our first year we raised money to send four of our members on a mission trip to Mexico. Last year we raised money for Serving On The Streets. This year our pastor, Bob Kumpf, is going to lead us on a mission trip to Haiti. There are 18 or 19 people signed up to go.

You may have read in previous weeks that we are in touch with Pastor Joseph Saintel in Haiti. We will be helping him and his congregation in some construction on their sanctuary and conducting a vacation Bible school. I have recently been informed that the VBS is usually very well attended. There are around 1,000 children in their VBS, not 200, as I had thought I had heard! That's a lot of VBS material to supply!

But, the potential harvest of little souls is well worth the effort.

So, we are inviting you to join this part of the BOC and help us raise the necessary funds for this ministry. I think I can guarantee you will enjoy every minute. But, you don't have to wait two weeks to join us. Come tomorrow and worship with us. Join us for Sunday School. You are welcome to visit anytime, or if you are without a church home you can consider Center Point your home church. We would be happy to have you.

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 pm., Sunday 8:30 am., and 12:30 pm., Tuesday 5:30 pm., 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.

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.


The Knights of Columbus will be serving breakfast this Sunday, Feb. 20, at 9:30 in the Parish Center. 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, from 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.

Coming soon, more free vacations to be given as prizes in pull tab games.

We have some new pull tab games, including a new two sided game that I am sure everyone will like.

We had a crowd of 89 last Sunday and they were the first to find out that we are increasing our payouts to $100 if we have 80 or more players at 7 pm. Our payouts remain $70 for 50 to 79 players

Bingo Speed games start a 6 p.m., Early Bird games at 6:30 and regular bingo begins at 7 p.m. We have a weekly Jackpot coverall worth $1000 if you bingo on 55 numbers or less.

Remember we are a no smoking facility, but we do have a covered smoking area. There is always good food available, so stop in and spend the evening with us.

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 Cheryl McKinney and Matt Eldridge.

5 p.m. AWANA

7 p.m. Evening Service

Tuesday at 7 p.m. Deacon meeting

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*

Saturday 6 p.m. Valentine Dinner

The pastor's message this week is "Bartimaeus" Mark 10:47 When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!"

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

LOOKING BACK: No one answered the question for last week: Who says "Create in me a clean heart, O God."

The answer was in Psalms 51:10 David. New Question this week is a fill in: "Therefore the people came to , and said, We have sinned, for we have spoken again the Lord, and against thee; pray unto the Lord, that he take away the serpents from us. And prayed for the people."

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

A smile cost nothing and gives so much ... how about sharing one today?

Matthew 18:21 Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, "Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times? 22 Jesus answered, "I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.

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

Carbon Baptist Church

Today is our monthly Men's Prayer Breakfast at 7 a.m. All men are welcome. Biscuits and Gravy is being served.

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

Our Spring Break Mission Trips coming up. Our college group will be heading to Panama City, Fla. Once again they will be a part of Beach Reach during the week of March 7.

The high school group will be heading to Jacksonville, Fla. They will be working with the Presbyterian Urban Ministries, the week of March 21. Please keep all of them in your prayers.

We're loaded with benefits daily,

Sent down from the Father above;

His mercies and blessings abounding,

Are gifts of His marvelous love.

Our Sunday School hour begins at 9:30 a.m., Worship hour is 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.

Community Missionary Church

Pastor Ken Thomas was so happy to greet the congregation on opening the services after all the bad weather we have had. And to be able to bring a message today to so many on a nice brisk Sunday morning.

He gave his opening prayer and turned the service over to Peg Parksey whom led the congregational singing.

After the singing the tithes and offerings were taken up.

Brother Thomas gave an updated on those whom he contacted this past week, and those whom he knew sick at home, in the hospital, and awaiting surgery.

Accepting prayer requests, he prayed for all our people sick, shut-ins, surgery and awaiting, and our military in harms way; thanking the Lord for this fine day that our people could come out.

His message for today involves the hypocrit, as we might know and explained more deeply in 2nd Timothy 2:11-13. Telling it like it is; "It's all who we are due to our actions, inactions such as acting like someone whom we are not." Speaking and saying one thing and doing of another than what we said.

Brother Thomas says that to love God fully and wholly, one must first begin to clean up the inside, from the heart out.

Changing in the heart first and cleaning up inside and it will show through on the outside.

Just putting on new clothers, and getting the hair cut, and new shoes, etc. Just doesn't get God or man to see the change as all has to come from inside, and you can wear old clothes that are clean and the change from the inside can be seen by most everyone.

Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

All because who we are; if we but knock, that door shall open; those changes will bring peace into your heart.

Services were closed with communion offered to all and the song, "I'll live for him" will you?

Community Missionary Church is located at 21 W. Pinckley St.

Services are Sunday School at 9:30 a.m., Morning Worship at 10:30 a.m. and Evening at 6 p.m.

Everyone is welcome.

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