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Friday, April 1, 2011

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 worship this fourth Sunday in Lent at 9:30 a.m. as we continue a five-week sermon series, "Responding to God's Call."

This week, Jesus tells us we can't be healed of our spiritual blindness until we acknowledge the same. A time of fellowship follows worship with Sunday School for all ages 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.

Bee Ridge Church

Look what's happening at Bee Ridge.

April 8-10, Bee Ridge is having a REVIVAL.

Friday and Saturday, at 7 p.m., and Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

Featured speakers will be Pastor Ron Bridgewater and Pastor Jeff Bridgewater and music will be provided by David Maurey.

Dinner will be served from 5-6:40 p.m., and following services on Friday and Saturday and again after services on Sunday. A free will donation will be accepted and all proceeds will benefit the New Building Project for Bee Ridge Church!

Friday's menu is a Lasagna Supper, brownies and Ritters Ice Cream

Saturday's menu is Our Famous Bee Ridge bar-b-cue and Hot Dogs, Cheesy potatoes & cookies

Sunday's menu is Homemade Chicken n Noodles, mashed potatoes, veggie, rolls and cake.

Doesn't all this food and worship sound great ... Please come on out and join us for any or all of these events.

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.

Brazil Bible Fellowship Church

It has been a few weeks since I have shared what has been going on at Brazil Bible Fellowship Church. Even though the article has not been in the paper it does not mean that we have ceased to exist. Rather, God is truly working in our midst. We have a had a young couple come to saving faith in Jesus Christ back in February.

Our bi-weekly Sunday night youth group continues to grow. We had 17 at our last meeting. Our men's and women's Tuesday night Bible study has been a great blessing.

While it is quite easy to praise God and see Him at work when growth is happening, we also see Him at work in a different way in the lives of our congregation. The past few months have been times of trial and testing for several of our church family. Thankfully God strengthens us in the inner man as well as through the promises in the Written Word, the Bible. Pastor Gordon brought a timely message on Feb. 13 on why we can have strength in the storms of life. Hebrews 13:5 - God never leaves or forsakes His children, He is persistently present. John 14:25-27 God gives us a peace that only He can give because He is complete and total control and our eternity is safe in His hands. Isaiah 41:10; Psalm 55:22 God never promised to keep us from the storms but instead that He will sustain in the midst of them. Without His strength and knowing that He holds us securely in His right arm, we probably would have quit.

I wanted to share a summary of this message with you because it has been a blessing to us. One of our families lost their mother/grandmother unexpectedly. Another lady and her family knows that she will be losing her dad/grandpa to brain cancer in a short period of time. Another man's dad is dealing with lung cancer. So far the treatments seem to be working. An elderly lady is dealing with her husband being moved from an Indy hospital to a nursing home further away and she can't drive and is only able to see him about once a week.

I share these things with you so that you can see why we needed that message. Maybe you are facing some difficult times in life. I hope this is of help to you if you are. If you would like to hear the entire message, you can go to the website www.brazilbible.org and find it on the audio/visual link and find the date or title "Strength in the Storm".

We are excited to be entering the month of April as we begin to focus upon Easter, the celebration of Christ's resurrection from the dead. Because of Christ's death, burial and resurrection one is able to have his sins forgiven and the promise of eternal life by repentance of sin and faith in Christ alone.

On Easter Sunday we will be having special services which begins with a Sunrise service at 7 a.m. followed by a breakfast and then a 9 a.m. worship service. We would love for you to join us then. But we would love to have you visit us this Sunday. Our regular Sunday School time is 10 a.m. and our Worship Service is at 11 a.m.

If you want to know more about us you can check out our website, listen to a past sermon or give our pastor a call at 812-240-3003.

You can find us on State Road 59 going south of town toward I-70. When you see the 4-H Fairgrounds, you will find us directly across the road. We look forward to seeing you soon. Even if you don't visit, I trust these articles and our website are a blessing to you as we strive to proclaim the truth of God's Word.

Harmony United Methodist Church

Where did all of the warm temperatures go? We are living in the Midwest and in March, we can still have cold temperatures and yes even snow. Twenty-two years ago, my wife and I brought home our youngest daughter from the hospital. We were in the middle of an expansion on our home and the week before she was born, we had torn off the roof down to the trusses to tie in the new roof. We had also stripped off all of the old roofing down to the decking. April in Indiana can be at times unpredictable when it comes to weather. I can remember bringing our bundle of joy home to a house with only a blue tarp over the roof trusses and it was snowing like crazy. For a week we ran the furnace full blast to keep the house warm for our latest addition to our family. During this time, we fussed and fumed that the weather in April should be warmer and less harsh. After all, it is April. We were able to tie in the roof and finish it off shortly after bringing Jen home. Looking back, it was a minor inconvenience to our family.

Right now, there are hundreds of thousands of people that are living in tents or in nothing at all because of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Their climate is not much different than ours. It is still winter in Japan with cold temperatures and snow. In our situation, we were inconvenienced for a few days when we didn't have a roof on our house. But we were able to remedy that situation. The people of Japan have experienced a catastrophe beyond our wildest imagination. In a correspondence received from the Indiana Conference, the United Methodist Churches across the country have partnered with the United Church of Christ in Japan to help those in Japan where needed most. As the weeks ahead hold uncertainty for this nation, we have an opportunity to be the body of Christ to those affected abroad. Thousands of people are presumed dead or missing during this disaster and the number will continue to climb over the coming weeks. First, we need to pray for those affected by this disaster. Second, we have an opportunity to help bring clean water, food and other emergency aid to the areas affected through our partnership with UCCJ. Please consider how you can help. For additional information on how you can help, please contact any of the area United Methodist Churches to make donations that will have an immediate impact on those affected by this tragedy.

This is the fourth Sunday in Lent. Our journey of Stones continues this week with a message of Hearts of Stone. Luke 11:37-52. Come join us for worship beginning at 9 a.m., with Sunday school to follow at 10:30 a.m.

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

5 p.m. AWANA

7 p.m. Evening Worship -- The Parables

Tuesday at 2 p.m. Ladies Nursing Home Ministry at Cloverleaf

Wednesday at 7 p.m. Prayer/Bible Study

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

We were blessed with special music by Maisie, Brooklyn and Trey Eldridge! How special it is to see our young people glorifying God and Jesus.

The pastor's message this week is Jesus at Bethesda, John 5:9 At once the man was cured; he picked up his mat and walked. The day on which this took place was a Sabbath.

On April 10 there will be a deacon ordination service held here for Phil Raderstorf. The service will be at 2 p.m. with a reception following.


Bring in your Easter Lilies for "In Memory of" during Easter week.

The Easter egg hunt will be April 23, 2011 at 10 a.m. for ages up to and including 12. The teens may come in earlier (a time yet to be determined) to help with the hunt!

Donations of plastic treat filled eggs are now being accepted.

A mission trip is being planned for July 31-August 5. The trip will be to Beverly, Kentucky. This area has 3 of the 10 poorest counties in the country. The cost of the trip will be $210 each which covers lodging, and meals. Please see Julie Pell for more information on this trip.

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

CORRECTION: Vacation Bible School will be June 12-16 in the evenings.

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

Last week's question who was the second husband of Ruth? The answer is Boaz, Ruth 4:13 So Boaz took Ruth and she became his wife. Then he went to her and the Lord enabled her to conceive, and gave birth to a son. Correctly answered by Greta again! She is getting very good at this! She also informed me that Jesus took five small barley loaves and two small fish to feed the 5,000. This week's question: _ was a centurion who believed in Jesus. The answer is in Acts 10 email me your answer, pmann228@hotmail.com by Wednesday.

Matthew 13 contains some valuable Parables well worth reading! Have a blessed week.

We are located two miles north of US Highway 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 worship with us.

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

Center Point United Methodist Church

Tomorrow is the first Sunday in April. We think of Spring. Flowers blooming. Trees budding. Nature coming back to life after the long winter. Wait ... I remember seeing snow Wednesday. Oh, yeah, that's right. We live in Indiana! We never know what weather we are going to have until we look out the window. Don't you love surprises?

You've heard that saying that "life is a journey, not a destination?" Well, surprises are part of that journey. When we have God with us on that journey it makes the difficult times bearable and the joyful times that much more wonderful. I hope you will remember that during this Lenten season. We have two more weeks before Palm Sunday and then Easter Sunday. Let's look for God to work in, around and through us during these next days and weeks. Enjoy the journey with Him.

You are invited to come to Center Point for Sunday School and Worship services. Pastor Bob Kumpf announced that we will be having communion tomorrow. He shares this about his sermon: "The message this Sunday is from Ephesians 5:8-14 and is titled, 'Shine On'! This message finds Paul contrasting light with darkness which is a familiar theme in both the Old and New Testaments. But Paul reflects on the transformation that occurs in the lives of believers as they accept Christ and by grace are made new 'in the light of the Lord.' I think that the Lenten Season is the perfect time to evaluate our lives as disciples and followers of Christ in the light of the Scriptures. It is a time to ask ourselves, 'Are we living as children of light?' I hope so! Peter writes (I Peter 2: 9) that we are 'chosen people', called out of the darkness that Christ might be glorified!"

"Are we living as children of light?" That's a good question. One that requires us to look at our lives and take inventory. If we never look at our lives and hold ourselves up to "the Light" we won't know if we are living "in the Light." God's Light will expose the areas that need work in us. Let's take a look during this time and allow God to show us what needs changed, renewed or done away with. We will be better for it and Jesus will be glorified.

Eastside Christian Church

Due to a delivery problem, Angel Food orders are to be picked up today. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you.

If you have not been attending church with us and reading the Bible with The Story, you are really missing out. We would love to see you tomorrow. This is an invitation to you to come. We have a great fellowship, and God wants us to be with others.

Friend Day will be here soon. We hope our congregation are asking many to come. Our Friend Day is April 17, and we would like you to come be with us on that day. Todd York ministry will be with us. Our service will be at 10 a.m., and a fellowship meal will be served after the service. The food is always very good. That day is also Palm Sunday, and a day that we should definitely be joyful and praise our Lord.

We will have a sunrise service on Easter at 7 a.m.

If you are not attending church anywhere, please let this service as an invitation to you to be with us tomorrow. We look forward to welcoming you.

Bethel United Methodist Church

Bethel United Methodist Church, 924 E. Pinckley St., will be having their monthly evening Music Worship Service on Sunday, April 3, at 7 p.m.

Pastor Ernie Rush will deliver a devotional.

Music will be provided by P150. Everyone is welcome and refreshments will be served after the service.

First Baptist Church

Welcome to the services of the First Baptist Church on South Walnut Street. We look forward to this first Sunday of April as Communion Sunday. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. with classes for all ages. Then, morning worship starts at 10:30. It is important that we remember that God loved us enough to let his perfect Son, Jesus, die bearing the guilt of our sin and separation. His body was broken and His blood poured out for us. We also can rejoice knowing that Christ lives today, always and for eternity!

There is a nursery for the small children and KidMo for the elementary students. The church also has an elevator to move you up to the sanctuary and down to the ground floor and fellowship rooms.

Evening programs begin at 5:30 for the Youth and AWANA with the study of God's word, a light meal, then games, and lesson activities. The adult Bible Study and Reflection meets in the sanctuary at 6 p.m.

Wednesday Bible Study meets at 12:15. We are finishing the Old Testament studies and will soon begin the New Testament. Study Guides are available. Bring your Bible or use one that is available for you here.

THE ROCK alternative worship service is Thursday at 7 p.m.

Friday evening the Hi-Shi-Ni Class will have a pitch-in and fill eggs for the children's Easter egg hunt. We expect an enjoyable evening and invite you to join us.

Isaiah 58:11 says, "The Lord will always lead you. He will satisfy your needs in dry lands and give strength to your bones. You will be like a garden that has much water, like a spring that never runs dry." Feel strengthened and refreshed. Worship with us Sunday.

Peniel United Methodist Church

April is here at last and perhaps a beautiful Spring. After being teased with those wonderful 's, the coolest weather should be a thing of the past and a much anticipated Spring is on its way!

Everyone is invited to attend Peniel to celebrate this Easter season. Those wishing to purchase Easter lilies which will be used to decorate the altar on Easter, may fill out a form at the Church or call Martha Nicosia at 812-877-7704. Cost is $7.25 and money should be in by April 17. Flowers should be taken after Church services at Easter.

Last Sunday was a special day for Peniel and five new members of the Church. Some were transferring memberships while others were brand new. Pam Hollyfield, Jane Ann Garlit, Mary Hunt, Martha Nicosa, and Judy Pippin were welcomed to this Church Family. How nice it is to have new faces and new ideas to work with good past experiences.

The Hand Bell Choir for all ages, 6-90, will practice on Tuesdays, at 7 p.m., in the Fellowship Hall. No musical background necessary, just a desire to have fun!

Our choir practice begins at 7 p.m., on April 6. Newcomers are welcomed to this talented group.

The Men's Lenten Breakfast will be April 9, at Epworth Church, at 8 a.m. Last week they made a $500 donation to The House of Hope.

Items for the Food Pantry in Brazil include canned fruits and vegetables.

The Scripture for this fourth Sunday in Lent will be St. Luke 1:45-55.

Pastor Pippin's message is titled "Praising God for the Unexpected!"

The Children's Moment is "Hypocrisy"

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

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

Union United Methodist Church

Come and join us this Sunday at Union United Methodist Church. Sunday school begins at 9:30 and there is a class just right for you. We have nine classes, including four separate adult classes, so there is something for everyone. Worship begins at 10:30, sharp. This Sunday, the Fourth Sunday in Lent, Rev. Charnstrom's sermon, part of his "Reconciling with God" series, will be "Reconciling with God: The Difference." The Scripture for this message is from the Gospel of John, chapter 9, verses 39-41, and from Ephesians, chapter 5, verses 8-14a. The Children's Message will be "Turn on the Light."

We are looking forward to several upcoming services and events. Our annual Men and Boys Banquet is set for April 14 at 6:30. We will be celebrating Palm Sunday on April 16 with a Parade of Palms carried by the youngsters. On Thursday, April 21, at 7 p.m., we will commemorate Maundy Thursday with a Living Last Supper in the Fellowship Hall, with communion. Afterward, there will be a time of fellowship and a pitch in of desserts to be shared.

On Saturday, April 23, we will have our annual Easter Egg Hunt and, hopefully, the weather will allow us to have it outside; if not, we have plenty of space inside the building for all kids from the community to come and search for eggs and prizes.

On Easter Sunday, we will celebrate the Resurrection, first with a Sunrise Service beginning at 6:45 a.m., then with Sunday School at 9:30 and worship at 10:30.

We invite the community to come and to join in on all the events that occur at Union United Methodist Church. We are a community of faith that holds its hearts, minds and doors open to all, and we would love to have you come and be a part of that community.

Carbon Baptist Church

Our church offers a nursery for ages 0-2 years and a junior church for ages pre-k to eighth grade. We have a well trained staff to meet all their needs.

Our Easter Egg Hunt will be April 23, at 1 p.m. at Carbon Park. We are asking our congregation to please start bringing in filled Easter Eggs and leave them in our foyer.

Our Sunday, April 24, at 7 a.m. we will have an Easter Sunrise Service. With a breakfast to follow. Easter services will be at 10:30 a.m.

No junior church of Sunday School on Easter.

The Men's Prayer Breakfast will be Saturday, April 16 at 7 a.m. All men are welcome.

Sunday School hour begins at 9:30 a.m.

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.

Brazil First United Methodist Church

Coming Saturday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m. World-renowned pianist Sam Rotman will grace the sanctuary and grand piano for a special concert.

His program will consist of the music of Mozart, Beethoven, Scarlatti, Schubert, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Debussy and Ravel.

Mr. Rotman has performed throughout the world and earned magnificent reviews in The Czech Republic, Italy, Germany, Poland, Spain and Ireland.

For more information, contact the church at 812-443-2231.

Terre Haute After 5

You are invited to the Terre Haute After 5 dinner event on Tuesday, April 19, from 6:30-8:15 p.m., at Providence Center at Saint Mary of the Woods.

Tickets are $14 inclusive.

"Let's plan a wedding" is being featured by Bette LePlant with Tiers of Elegance. Vocalist for the evening is Pat Jarvis.

The speaker will be Bess Stetler, hair dresser and antique dealer in Goshen.

Community Missionary Church

Pastor Ken Thomas opened services with a prayer of praise and thanks and turned it over to Carol Vanatti to lead the son service. Afterwards which Brother Thomas ask for tithes and offerings followed by the doxology. Paster then led us in prayer for our shut-ins, those in the hospital and those awaiting surgery, our military in harms way, and the spoken requests and the unspoken requests for prayer.

Carol Vanatti sang our special number, "Does he still feel the nails every time I fail?" It makes you stop and think of the many times we have come up shorting our duty to God, the many times we did fail and made excuses.

Pastor Thomas began his sermon with the statement "We are in the last days." These last days began when Jesus went to be with God. Mire and more humanity becoming just like what we read in Genesis 6:5 "and God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the Earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually."

God tells us the "signs of the times," as Mark 13:5-6, "And Jesus answering them began to say, Take heed lest any man deceive you: . For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. 7. And when ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars, be ye not troubled: for such things must needs be; but the end shall not be yet. 8. For nation shall rise against nation, and Kingdom against Kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows."

What more can we say friends, that these writings by the apostles a few thousand years ago; are coming true daily. Romans 8:18-22 because of man's sin and a new heaven and Revelations 21:1 a new home.

We don't have the space to write it here in our local paper, but the question arises. Are you personally ready, have you prepared your life and loved ones?

There is one greater than you or I, and he is in control, praise be his holy name. May God be with you, and if you wish to learn more from our Bible and God's truths, join us at 21 W. Pinckley St.

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

Plenty of parking space and Pastor Thomas and congregation invite one and all.

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