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CHURCH NEWS

Friday, March 11, 2011

Knights of Columbus Fish Fry

Knights of Columbus will having a Fish Fry this Friday at the Annunciation Parish Center in Brazil, from 4-7:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

Otter Creek Christian Church

Saturday March 12, starting at 6 p.m., there will be a pitch-in dinner at the church. Come and enjoy the good food and fellowship.

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.

Ladies Bible Study at Mary Ferris' house Tuesdays at 10 a.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 one 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.

Town and Country United Methodist Men

The Town and Country United Methodist Men will start their Lenten breakfast today, at 8 a.m.

These breakfast will run for six Saturdays. The first breakfast will be at Peniel United Methodist Church, located on Kennedy's Crossing and CR 950 North.

We invite any men to attend. The next Lenten breakfast will be at the Carbon United Methodist Church.

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 worship for this first Sunday in Lent. We are beginning a five-week sermon series entitled Responding to God's Call.

This week, here at the start of Lent, we hear and claim God's call to renounce the works of Satan. 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.

Union United Methodist Church

Union United Methodist Church, located on County Road 600 North across from the Clay County/Brazil Airport, invites you to come and worship. Our Sunday begins with Sunday School, with classes for all ages, at 9:30 a.m., and continues with worship beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Our Sunday School classes offer opportunity for kids from infant to teens to learn the great stories of the Bible, and for adults to choose from among four different classes for more thoughtful study and discussion of the Bible's lessons and examples. You will have no trouble finding a class that fits you.

This Sunday, the first Sunday in Lent, we invite you to join us as Reverend Andrew Charnstrom begins a new sermon series, entitled "Reconciling with God." The first sermon will be "Sin and Temptation," and will look at both the Creation story as an explanation of sin and the story of the temptation of Jesus as a lesson in sin-avoidance.

Today (Saturday), at 4 p.m., we will break ground for our new shelter house on the church grounds, and we encourage all to come and to join in the fun. We will have a brief service as the ground is opened for construction, and then we will move inside for a picnic dinner.

We will accept a free will offering if it is made, but there is no charge otherwise. The offering will go toward the cost of building a fireplace in the shelter.

We are also in the process of forming a coed softball team to play together this summer, so if you have talent, or just interest, come and join in the fun.

We are a community of faith striving to be of open minds, open hearts, and open doors, and we hope you will share in our hospitality this Sunday.

Bee Ridge Church

Special event upcoming, great food and fellowship. Please join us Saturday, March 19, next Saturday, for a Pancake Breakfast from 7-10 a.m. at the church. There will be a free will offering to benefit our new church building!

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.

Harmony United Methodist Church

This week a family in Terre Haute lost four members of their family to a house fire. Another family in Pennsylvania lost seven children to a house fire. How can we find comfort and peace in the light of these tragedies? "Do not fear, for I am with you, do not be afraid, for I am your God."-Isaiah 41:10 (NRSV) Our Heavenly Father feels our pain and understands our grief.

During this season of Lent the Harmony UMC is on a Journey of Stones. Starting with our joint Ash Wednesday service with the Lena UMC we discovered that God wrote his covenant with his chosen people in stone.

To write something in stone means that it is there for the long haul. It is permanent. When the people broke that covenant, the stone tablets were broken. The covenant between God and His people were shattered like a crystal vase, never to be put back together.

Yet Moses interceded on behalf of his people and God gave them a second chance even though they did not deserve it. Even though Moses threw the tablets down and smashed them against the rocks, it was the people that broke the covenant. And we are still doing it today. We are a broken people. Even today, 4,000 years later, we continually break our covenant with God.

As we continue our Journey of Stones, come join us for this week's message "Rejected Stones." Our scripture is Mark 12:1-2.

Service starts at 9 a.m. with Sunday School at 10:30 a.m.

Eastside Christian Church

Hello again from Eastside Christian Church. Tomorrow is the last day to order Angel Food. Pickup day will be March 26.

There is a pancake breakfast going on this morning at the Y from 8 a.m.-noon to raise money for the House of Hope.

We want to continue to pray for Roland Barrington, Steve Clearwater, Martha Sutherlin and Joe Hendrickson. And we do pray for many others on our prayer list. We also want to keep Josiah Brock in our prayers as he will be taking an internship in Ohio to complete his senior year at Lincoln Bible College.

April 17 will be Friend Day. Invite someone for our special 10 a.m. morning worship service. Todd York ministry will be with us, and a fellowship meal will follow the service.

April 24 is Easter Sunday. We will have a sunrise service at 7 a.m. with a breakfast following.

Vacation Bible School is also fast approaching, so be sure to keep these dates marked on your calendars. June 6-10, 6:30-8:30 p.m. If you would like to help in any way, please let Jayme or Lorie know.

Pastor will be continuing with The Story in the morning. You may want to read Chapter 4 ahead of time.

If you are not attending church anywhere else, we would like to invite you to come be with us. We have a good time in the name of the Lord.

Center Point United Methodist Church

Praise the Lord! That's all I can say, after our Mission Event Sunday. We had a great time. Many thanks to all who came to the event. Our thanks go out to the group P150 who provided a great concert for us. There were many people there who had not heard the group. We were blessed by their music. Thanks to Chris Pell who always makes our pie auction such a delight. The funds we gathered will go toward the mission trip to Haiti that our church is planning for July.

Pastor Bob Kumpf will be using Scripture from 2 Peter 1: 16-21 for his message this Sunday. It's titled "You Know Who Sent Me". This is what he shares about the message. "The message concerns the topics of authenticity and authority. We know that many had these questions about Jesus himself. Many had already questioned the prophets and now they challenged the disciples about providing proof of the truth of their claims and testimonies. The same continues today. So.. how do we discern? What do we look for? How do we know?

Peter starts this passage by stating that he was an eyewitness to the power and majesty of Christ Jesus. It wasn't a 'cleverly invented story' (I love that phrase). How easy it is to be deceived by those who want to sell us something less than the truth. I guess that it has always been that way. John Wesley said that we are to use the 4 step method of discernment (Wesley Quadrilateral - Scripture, tradition, experience and reason). Essentially, it is by the leading of the Holy Spirit. It is by finding God within the message and the messenger. By calling upon the Holy Spirit for wisdom and discernment in finding grace, promise and hope in the story. And by using the God-given faculties that we have to make that choice for ourselves (free will). Listen to that still, small voice within your soul and it will let you know and will move you to carry that message to others."

Come join us at Center Point Sunday. You are welcome anytime. Whether you come to Center Point, or go to another church, be in the House of the Lord on Sunday and be blessed.

River of Life

The River of Life will be having a Spring Blow Out sale on March 19, from 8 a.m- 4 p.m., at the Kennedy's Crossing Building.

All new items for sale. Prices starting at 50 cents. The cafe will be open for lunch.

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 Bevelyn Sampson and Kay Hosterman.

5 p.m. AWANA; 7 p.m. Evening Worship

Wednesday at 7 p.m. Prayer/Bible Study

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

The Annual church camp, "JeKeNSa", has been set for July 17-21 for this year, keep the date open!

The Pastor's message this week is "Zacchaeus" Luke 19:2 A man was there by the name of Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was wealthy.

Vacation Bible School will be June 26-30 in the evenings.

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

Last week's question was "Who did Jesus say shall laugh?" The answer is Luke 6:21 Blessed are you who hunger now, for you will be satisfied. Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh. This week's question is a fill in: God told _that the prophets prophesied false visions to him. The answer is in Jeremiah 14 email me your answer, pmann228@hotmail.com by Wednesday.

Acts 12:21 On the appointed day Herod, wearing his royal robes, sat on his throne and delivered a public address to the people. 22 They shouted, "This is the voice of a god, not of a man." Immediately, because Herod did not give praise to God, an angel of the Lord struck him down, and he was eaten by worms and died. 24 But the word of God continued to increase and spread.

We are located two miles north of US 40 on the Knightsville Road or two miles east of SR 59 on Rio Grand Road

For more information, call 812-446-0531

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

We are a Non-Denominational church that worships God through Jesus Christ.

First Baptist Church

Some of the youth from First Baptist will be traveling home this afternoon following an exciting 27-Hour Declare the Fire Youth Conference on Ball State Campus. We all appreciate our young people and thank those adults who were willing to fill their weekend with their love and support for our youth.

We would be honored to have you in attendance this Sunday. Sunday School begins at 9:30 with classes for all ages. We encourage you to join your heart with ours as we worship our Lord in the 10:30 worship service. Pastor Mark Thompson will bring the message. There is a staffed nursery available in their large, brightly decorated room. There is also an elevator for those that can appreciate the assistance. The children may leave following prayer and praise to attend their KidMo service of worship. We appreciate all those whose serving helps provide for our worship experience before, during, and following the service.

Sunday evening the heat rises as all the enthusiastic youth and adult leaders arrive for Youth and AWANA. This is the place to be if you want your children cared for physically, emotionally, and spiritually from 5:30-7 p.m.

Adult Bible Study and Reflection begins at 6 p.m. in the sanctuary.

Mid-Week Bible Study is at 12:15 Wednesday in the fellowship room. The study is from the book of Esther. Bring a pencil so you can interact with the discussion from the study guide and Bible.

Thursday at 7 p.m. we will gather at THE ROCK. This is an alternative and additional opportunity to participate in praise and worship. There are opportunities for the children also with a nursery and KidMo in the Christian Ed. rooms.

St. Patrick's Day is also Thursday. St. Patrick was from a wealthy Christian family in Wales but he was not a Christian. At the age of 16 he was taken as a captive to Ireland where he was a slave and shepherd. While there he became a devoted Christian. Six years later he escaped to return home, studied to become a priest and God told him to return to Ireland. He died on March 17, AD 461revered as the man who single handedly brought Christianity to Ireland. It is said he used the 3-leaf clover to explain the Trinity. It is amazing how God uses one willing person.

Peniel United Methodist Church

Mid-March, Spring is really coming! Have you noticed those little green leaves of tulips, daffodils etc. poking up through the earth?

This will be the first Sunday of Lent. The scripture is St. Luke 15:1-10. Pastor Pippin's message is titled "Something Worth Celebrating!" and his Children's Moments is "Eternity".

On Thursday, March 17, the Co-Workers Fidelis Class meeting will be held at 6 p.m. with a pitch-in dinner at the Fellowship Hall.

The Mens' Lenten Breakfast will be held Saturday, March 19 at 8 a.m. at Carbon.

This week's wanted items for the Food Pantry is boxed meals and canned meats.

The Community Choir continues its practice for the Canata for Easter - "I Know My Redeemer Lives!"

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

For more information on any of the activities at Peniel, contact Pastor Pippin at 812-443-8489

We are located on Kennedy Crossing Road, Brazil.

Christian Women's Club of Terre Haute

You are cordially invited to the "March in to Spring," luncheon on Tuesday, March 15, at 11 a.m., at MCL Meeting Room.

Tickets are $3, with luncheon on your own.

Special feature will be Linda Schiele, Bowling Green, with the "Art of Quilting."

For more information, call Doris at 812-466-5637.

The Pleasant Grove Church of Christ

The Pleasant Grove Church of Christ will have their annual meeting with Ron Courter, from Waterford, Michigan, on March 14-20.

Monday through Saturday nightly at 7:30 p.m., Sunday morning at 10 a.m., and Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m.

For more information, call Bill Stallcop at 765-672-4545, or Darrell Butt at 812-864-2276.

Community Missionary Church

Pastor Ken Thomas opened services with greetings and led the congregation with a short prayer, then led the singing "Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus" and "the closer I walk," two of our favorites.

He called for the tithes and offerings and briefed us on his contacts for the week. He asked for spoken and unspoken requests for prayer, and offered up prayer for our shut-ins, those in hospital and those mending, and for our military in harms way.

Our special number was sang by Debbie Meganheardt, "You alone," a thoughtful song for all and was well received.

Brother Thomas opened his message with God hates sin, God hated sin so much that he allowed his son to die on the cross that others might live. How can we understand that "he gave" that all so we could live. First Corinthians 10, "I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say." vs. 24 "Take, eat, this is my body which is broken for you. This do in remembrance of me." "This cup is the new testament in my blood; this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me."

So we have the choice to turn our back on wordly things and follow the Lord, and while on that road we must ever strive to keep his commandments. Stumble some but keep our eye on the goal. There is no other way. We walk that bridge over troubled waters, walking with God. If we keep our eyes on him, he will see us through.

Romans 6:14, "For sin shall not have dominion over you, for year are not under the law, but under grace. Let not sin reign, death is the wages of sin. Thank God thru Jesus we all can be saved."

Pastor Ken Thomas and church family invite one and all to join us at 21 W. Pinckley St., for Sunday School at 9:30 a.m., Morning Worship at 10:30 a.m. and Evening services at 6 p.m.

There is plenty of parking and room for all the children.

S.T.R.E.T.C.H.

Hey Kids! Join us on Friday, March 18, from 6:30-8 p.m. for BUG adventure. This is a free event will take place at the YMCA community room, for children in kindergarten to fifth grade.

There will be "buggy" carnival games and crafts, fun prizes, food, music and lots more.

S.T.R.E.T.C.H. Sharing the real effect that Christ has, is a group of area churches who desire to provide safe, fun events for our community's children.



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