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Friday, February 25, 2011

First Baptist Church

Welcome to the services of First Baptist Church on the corner of S. Walnut and Maple Street. You are encouraged to attend and participate in all of our services throughout the week.

This is the 4th Sunday of February, Donut Fellowship! All ages enjoy this extra time of fellowship beginning at 8:45 until Sunday School classes begin at 9:30 a.m.

Morning worship with Pastor Mark Thompson begins at 10:30.There is a staffed nursery provided. Children pre-K through 5th grade may attend KidMo following praise time. KidMo is an interactive time of Bible principles for young people.

AWANA and Youth meetings begin at 5:30 Sunday evening. Adults not working with the young people are encouraged to gather at 6 p.m. for Bible Study and Reflection. Everyone is dismissed around 7 p.m.

Mid-Week Bible Study meets at 12:15 Wednesday. We meet in the fellowship room. Enter from the Christian Ed. doors. This is an in-depth study working through the Bible one book at a time.

Thursday at 7 p.m. is THE ROCK. This is an alternative worship service led by guitarist Walter Baldauf and Pastor Mark. This service is especially designed for those who do not get to attend church on Sunday and would like to worship the Lord in a service with others. There is a nursery and KidMo for the children during THE ROCK.

The familiar hymn, "Come Unto Me" says, 'Take My yoke upon you...' As you worship, hear, pray, & study this week, be aware of what lesson He wants you to learn, that lesson which will make you become more like Him.

Peniel United Methodist Church

The end of February! Even though the last half was much nicer than the first part, we are all anxious to see Spring - the sooner the better!

February was very busy at Peniel: Anna Mae Swearinger celebrated her 89th birthday with a pitch-in dinner following Church Services. The Community Choir began practice at Bowling Green for the Cantata.

The Town & Country United Methodist Men met at Bethel on Feb. 26.

Also don't forget about the children's handbell choir - forms are available in the Fellowship Hall.

"Greeters" are still needed to finish filling out this year's calendar

Pastor Pippin's message will be: "Obsession" The scripture: St. Matthew 13: 44-46

Children's Moment "Be Ye Ready" It is often quite a surprise the answer Pastor Pippin gets when he asks questions of the little ones. This is a special time for the Pastor and the children to get to know each other and for the children to feel comfortable talking to their minister.

Cereal is the item needed for the Clay County Food Pantry.

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

For more information, contact Pastor Pippin at 812-443-8489. Peniel is located on Kennedy's Crossing, Brazil.

Otter Creek Christian Church

What cool weather we're having, I'm not meaning good cool, guess the old saying is right if you don't like the weather in Indiana stick around a few minutes and it will change. But don't complain cause this is the day the Lord has made and I need to rejoice and be glad in it.

Pastor Steve and the congregation of Otter Creek Christian Church would like to take this opportunity to welcome anyone who is new to the area or searching for a place of christian fellowship and worship to join us this Sunday. We're located at 6299 N. Crow Street, Brazil, In. Our services are as follows:

Friday 10 a.m. Ladies Bible Study 12660 E. Grotto Road (canceled if schools are closed due to weather)

Sunday 9:30 a.m. Bible Study (age appropriate classes)

Sunday 10:40 a.m. Worship Service

Someone is usually at the church by 9:15 a.m. the numbers you can call for information are as follows church 812-446-5300; Parsonage 812-446-4007;

Pastor Steve's cell after 4 p. m. 812-249-3309; or Sandy at 443-6007.

We keep searching for understanding through various means and never seem to find it because we are trusting in our own minds and the earthly meaning of understanding, however the Bible tells us in Proverbs 3:5-8 to "Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes; fear the LORD, and depart from evil. It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones."

Peace in our world will never come until we put Jesus at the center of the discussions, until we follow through on the words from this section of scripture and answer the call to become "Holy as He is Holy." We can only do this through the blood of the lamb of God.

We've seen some mighty miracles this last couple of weeks who do you think were responsible for them? Jehovah God, The Great I AM, The Alpha and Omega, is the only one I know of with enough power to keep a people, from small children to eighty years old, going until help arrived. Yes, the LORD was working to show us we can and should work together to help others. You can see what can take place in small places when everyone works together and doesn't take the credit just gives God the Glory.

Pray for those in need and those you know who are in poor health, also pray for our armed forces no matter where they're at.

May God be in your heart as you go about your daily routine, pick up the phone and give someone a call of encouragement. Til next time.

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.


Remember Lent is fast approaching, Ash Wednesday is March 9. The Knights of Columbus plan on having two fish dinners before Stations of the Cross again this year. More on Lenten activities next week.

The Lady Knights yard sale was a big success again this year. They sold 44 tables which is about as many as we can cram in there.

We had a $100 payout on regular bingo again last Sunday. We had 80 people. We have around 160 chairs in the room so there was still plenty of space.

We will payout $150 if we have 115 players.

Bingo Speed games start a 6 p.m., Early Bird games at 6:30 p.m. 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 Avalon Hapenny and Rachell Royer.

5 p.m. AWANA

7 p.m. Evening Worship---The Parables

Tuesday at 2 p.m. Ladies Nursing Home Ministry at Exceptional Living

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*

The pastor's message this week is "Matthew Levi--imprisoned by Things Luke 5:31 Jesus answered them, "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. 32 I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance."

The annual church camp, "JeKeNSa", has been set for July 17-21 for this year. Keep the date open.

There will be a love offering taken to help the Jefferies with some of the day to day expenses of a long hospital stay. It can be used for gasoline, meals, and other expenses.

We still need volunteers for the AWANA share times, please see the bulletin board at the entrance. There is no share time this Sunday, but at 6 p.m. Talent Night begins in AWANA, come out and enjoy!

LOOKING BACK: Greta Brush correctly answered the fill in question this week! The answer was Moses, Numbers 21:7 This weeks question is What virtue is encouraged as we wait for the second coming? The answer is in James. Email me your answer by Wednesday (pmann228@hotmail.com) and the correct answer will be published the next week.

I want to say "Thank You" to all the family and friends that helped my daughter and her family prepare for their move to North Carolina. Your kindness was much appreciated.

Psalm 7:1 O Lord my God, I take refuge in you; save and deliver me from all who pursue me, 2 or they will tear me like a lion and rip me to pieces with no one to rescue me. 3 O Lord my God, if I have done this and there is guilt on my hands--4 if I have done evil to him who is at peace with me or without cause have robbed my foe--5 then let my enemy pursue and overtake me; let him trample my life to the ground and make me sleep in the dust.

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 an Non-Denominational church that worships God through 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 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

Wow! I just read the scripture for this Sunday's message from Pastor Bob Kumpf. It is from Ephesians 5:1-16. Those are some powerful words. The message title is "Live Like It Matters." With our Mission Event coming up the next week (March 6) I don't think the message could be any more appropriate. We are raising money to go to Haiti in July to take God's light to the people there -- to join our part of that light to the light of those working for God in that country -- a country full of people that matter to God.

Here is what Bob shared about God's word for us. "The theme is centered around your attitude and choices concerning how you will use the gift of life that you have been given. It is in realizing that we are a part of the gift that God has given to the world and it takes each one using what he or she has been given to fully expose the depth of God's love for all people. Here is what it boils down to: Life is a gift that God places in our care; it can be used wisely or squandered, it's our choice! God chose to give the gift to all people, He didn't pick out just a select few. He even chose those that the 'good people' rejected to present His Son to first (the shepherds and star-gazers). You see, the message of restoration, of peace and of hope is for everyone. Everyone matters to God, so much that He sent His Son to die on a cross for all. (For God so loved THE WORLD...) In telling us how much we matter to Him, God reminds us others matter to Him as well. And if they matter to Him, then they should matter to us as well."

Think on those words. Let them sink into your soul and let God speak to you through this message. Join us in worship services tomorrow to hear "the rest of the story."

Carbon United Methodist Church

Here we are in the "pot hole & mud winter." Weren't those two or three days of spring wonderful last week? But they were just teasers. We still have a lot of winter ahead of us, I'm afraid. My yard still looks like a war zone from the ice storm, but now the tree trimmers cannot get into my yard to clean it up because the ground is now too soft. But, spring will come. That is the wonder of God's world. We can count on Him to make sure that His design for our old world will remain the same, even if we complain about it all the time. Thank You, God, for your promise of spring. Have you begun to look for crocus and daffodil points coming through the ground yet? I have. I brought my Amarylis bulbs in and potted them ... and they are beginning to open ... right on time!

Our monthly board meeting was postponed from last Monday to this coming Monday. We need all the committee chairmen (I should say chairpersons) present. It will be at the church at 7 p.m.

The Town and Country United Men held their monthly breakfast meeting this morning at Bethel UM Church. They will begin their Lenten breakfasts on Saturday, March 12, at Peniel UM Church at 8 a.m. Men, this is a great way to get a good breakfast and even better fellowship with other Christian men in the area. Set aside these Saturday mornings for these meetings. One man I talked to said that he goes to McDonalds every morning for breakfast, but on Saturday, he will just get coffee so he can attend the breakfasts.

Several of our people are sick or in the hospital. Remember to pray for them. Call them. Go by to see them. Let them know you care.

Come to church. Start your week right. Keep God in your heart. He is there. You just need to reach out to Him. Church is at 10:30 a.m.

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 when we choose to be children of the Kingdom of God, we choose God's blessings. 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.

Carbon Baptist Church

Pastor Chris will be taking anyone that would like to go to see "Dead Serious About Life." They will be leaving the church on Sunday, March 13, at 1 p.m. For more information, contact Pastor Chris.

Maryland Community Church will host the Wabash Ladies Unity Night on March 25-26. The speaker this year is Patsy Clairmont. If you requested tickets in January see Karen Cox in foyer tomorrow to pick up your tickets.

On Spring Break Mission Trips coming up. Our college group will be heading to Panama City, Fla., to once again to be a part of Beach Reach. Leaving on Friday, March 5. Youth Pastor Chris asks everyone to keep all those involved in this mission trip in their prayers.

Our Sunday School Hour begins at 9:30 a.m. Our 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.

Community Missionary Church

Pastor Ken Thomas opened with warm greetings to the congregation and gave an update on those whom he had contacted during the week and gave his opening prayer. Then turning the service over to Peg Parksey to lead the congregational singing. Brother Thomas conducted the tithes and offerings and ask everyone to stand and greet neighbors and any visitors after which he made the announcements of church events and upcoming things of importance.

At this time, he led in prayer for our shut-ins, those awaiting surgery and those mending, spoken and unspoken requests, and our military in harms way. Then Peg Parksey sang our special number, "I will talk to the Father," which was well received. A wonderful message in that song.

Pastor Thomas then brought his message with the question, how many believe in Heaven? How many believe in a Hell? We find that many people feel that there is now Hell, while others put off believing even in a Heaven and a God.

Matthew 5:21, "Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgement. vs. 22 But I say unto you, that whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgement; and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council; but whosoever shall, thou fool, shall be in danger of Hell fire."

You may be flat broke, but if you love Jesus, "You are rich." Everyday we present our bodiess as a sacrifice for the Lord. Romans 8:6 "For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace."

Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m., Worship at 10:30 a.m., Evening Services at 6 p.m. at 21 Pinckley St.

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