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Friday, April 8, 2011

Bee Ridge Church

Look what's happening at Bee Ridge this week ...

April 8-10, Bee Ridge is having a REVIVAL

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

Saturday's dinner, 5-6:40 p.m., will feature Bee Ridges' famous barbeque and hot dogs, with cheesy potatoes and cookies.

After Sunday's service stay for homemade chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, a vegetable, rolls and cake.

A free will donation will be taken. All proceeds will go toward the Bee Ridge new building project.

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 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.

Door Christian Fellowship Church

Restoration will be the theme of Revival Services at the Door Christian Fellowship Church April 8-10.

On Saturday, an outdoor concert and crusade will be featured with the rap duo "Back To Back," at 5 p.m., and Haynes ministering in the healing crusade at 6 p.m.

The activity will take place in the parking lot. If inclement weather persists, the event will be moved into the church.

On Sunday, Haynes will preach at 11 a.m., and 7 p.m.

The Door Christian Fellowship Church is located at 100 N. Forest Ave., Brazil.

For more information or transportation, call 812-201-3466 or 442-8470.

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 Brad, Kim and Conner Hapenny

5 p.m. AWANA; 7 p.m. Evening Worship--The Parables

Monday at 7 p.m. JeKeNSa camp meeting

Tuesday at 7 p.m. Trustee Meeting

Wednesday at 7 p.m. Prayer/Bible Study

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

The pastor's message this week is the Center of the Circle-John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, His Son, purifies us from all sin.

This Sunday afternoon there will be a deacon ordination service held at the church 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, at 10 a.m., for ages up to and including 12. The teens may come in 9:30 a.m., to help hide the eggs.

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 three 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.

Easter SonRise Service at 7 a.m. with a breakfast to follow.

Last week's question: was a centurion who believed in Jesus. The correct answer is Cornelius. Correctly answered by Greta again! This week's question: was the first person in the Bible called a teacher; he instructed workers in brass and iron. The answer is in Genesis 4; email me your answer, pmann228@hotmail.com by Wednesday.

Proverbs 17:13 If a man pays back evil for good, evil will never leave his house.

We are located two miles north of US Highway 40 on the Knightsville Road, or two miles east of State Road 59 on Rio Grande Road, Brazil.

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.

Otter Creek Christian Church

Here we are at the beginning of one of the most beautiful times of the year, Spring.

The time of year when everything comes back to life after a long winter's nap. God really knows what He is doing and He has a plan for your life if you will just listen to him.

In Jeremiah 29: 11-13 "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, ;and not of evil, to give you an expected end. v12 Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken (listen) unto you. V13 And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart." God knows what he has planned for us, but we don't understand and why?? We don't ask God for the answers instead of asking man. When will we learn to check with our maker for answers to the questions we have in our lives.

Not only ask but then be still and know what the answer is. I know people who don't believe God does not talk to us now like he did in "Bible times" but have you ever been impressed to call someone and they said you were an answer to their prayer? Maybe you did nothing more than to check on them but it was what they needed. Just be open to the calling of the Holy Spirit and then follow that through.

We at Otter Creek Christian Church would like to invite you to our weekly services.

Tuesdays 10 a.m-Ladies Bible Study,12660 E. Grotto Rd., Brazil

Sunday 9 a.m.-Bible Study, 6299 N. Crow Street

Sunday 10 a.m.-Worship Service

Contact numbers: Church 812-446-5300; Pastor 's cell 812-249-3900 after 4 p.m. weekdays / parsonage 812-446-4007; Sandy's 812-443-6007

Special events at Otter Creek: Saturday April 9 Men's Prayer Breakfast 8am

Saturday April 16-6pm Terry Hall from Gatlinburg Tenn. Will sing love offering will be taken. Easter services April 22 Good Friday and Special Communion Service 7pm. April 24 Easter Sunrise Service 7 am. Breakfast to follow. No Sunday School Regular Easter Service at 10:40 a.m.

All things work together for the good of those who love the Lord and are called according to his purpose Romans 8:28.

The devil gets to much credit for our troubles, we can not be tempted any further than we allow him. God has given us his promise of protection if we will call upon his name and repent from our wicked ways. Anything that separates us from God is SIN and that makes it wicked for us. What is your besetting sin? Everyone does not have the same one. Think about it.

Pray for those who are in less fortunate circumstances than you are. Pray for your Pastor no matter what church you go to. Pray for those who gossip both in and out of your church they are in great need of our prayers and best yet don't repeat the gossip.

God be with you til we have this time together again.

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 -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, at 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.


Father Harold has been sick, but doctors have given him a clean bill of health. He needs rest and will be back next week. Be sure and keep him in your prayers.

Please keep the sick in the Parish and in your personal life in your prayers.

Don't forget the Stations of the Cross every Friday followed by a soup and bread dinner.

We have several events coming up in the next few weeks. We have another fish fry, a blood drive and most importantly a day of Adoration. We will have reminders here and in the bulletin for those events.

The new door is hung and the sidewalk work is progressing. I was reported that the basement to the church was dry even after all the rain we had last week.

Work is progressing on the new ceiling in the Parish Center Basement. What is done looks extremely good. Work was done in the classrooms to get them ready for their annual spring open house. Thanks to the teachers, the parish secretary and parish bookkeeper for their volunteered hours. Thanks also to the building and grounds for other work they managed to get done.

Friday, April 15 The Knight of Columbus will be hosting another fish fry from 4-7 p.m. in the Parish Center. Saturday we will have and Adoration mass at 9:30 and we are asking parishioners to volunteer hour to pray. The adoration continues until Saturday evening mass. We will be having a blood drive from noon to four that same day. Since you are there to pray anyway you might as well stop and drop of a little of that life saving liquid that is so much in need at this time.

I have to thank all of the helpers at bingo. Without you we would not be able to provide and experience that they keep coming back to. I am giving a special thank you to Martha, and Mary Ann for all that you do to help in the kitchen. We also must thank all of the bingo workers for without the dedicated people it would not be possible to continue with the ministry. We have Larry, Mary Ann, Cindy and Tanya as cashiers. Martha is there most Sundays helping out with pulling the paper for the customer. Bernie Campbell is the most Sundays during the summer, Keegan McDonald is the most weeks also. Mark Schmalz, Charlie Cayton, Bernie Meunier, Karen and Bob Judson, Paul, Bert, Chester, Bob Salitros and Vic Cunningham who will show up if he can. Mike Robinson has one Sunday off a month and spends several of them with us., I am sure I have forgotten some and for that I am sorry. I think all of these people need a little bit of recognition that they are doing an outstanding job.

We have a special Easter Pull Tab game that we will play on April 17. There on 16 holds and each hold wins a prize plus being entered in to a chance for $100 addition monies.

Doors open at 5:15, Speed games start a 6, Early Bird games at 6:30 and regular bingo begins at 7. We have a weekly Jackpot coverall worth $1,000 if you bingo on 55 numbers or less.

We always have door prizes and the last Sunday of the month we have a drawing for $100 from all of the door prize tickets collected for the month. 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.

Eastside Christian Church

It is Angel Food ordering time again. Someone will be at the church on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 4:30-6 p.m., to take orders.

Friend Day is only a week away. Have you invited someone to be there? Todd York ministry will be with us in our morning worship service, which will be at 10 a.m. instead of 10:30. A fellowship meal will follow the service. It is also Palm Sunday. You are invited to be with us on that day. Won't you come?

Easter Sunday will be the April 24. We will have a sunrise service at 7 a.m., being followed by a breakfast. Please plan on being there. It is always a great way to begin the celebration of Resurrection Day. Only through Jesus's death and resurrection are we able to be saved and able to look forward to spending eternity in Heaven.

If you are not attending church anywhere else, we want to extend to you an invitation to come be with us.

Center Point United Methodist Church

Just wanted to pass the word along that it is time for the spring sale at Just For Kids & Kay's Closet. This is a consignment event that takes place one weekend in the spring and one weekend in the fall. You can learn more about it at their website consignwithjustforkids.com .

In a time when we have to watch what we spend, even more than normal, it is great to know where we can get good, clean clothes for our children and ourselves. They also have toys, games, shoes and household items. You never know what will be there, because people consign whatever they wish. But, Melissa insists everything be clean and in good working order and the clothes be gently used and season appropriate. And all clothing is on hangers according to size.

The sale is next weekend, April 15, 16 & 17. Friday hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 1-4 p.m. Sunday is also half price day. Consignors designate on their tags if their items will be discounted to half price on the last day.

The sale will be in the former Conservatory of Music space in Riverside Plaza. That's behind Staples in Terre Haute and just north of Burlington Coat Factory. I have purchased many things, clothes and toys for my grandchildren and some lovely dresses for myself. Give them a try.

Speaking of giving something a try. We would love for you to give Center Point UMC a try. If you don't have a home church join us this Sunday. Pastor Bob Kumpf has this to say about the worship time. "This Sunday's message is a follow-on from last week. The Scripture, Ephesians 5:15-20, continues to focus on how children of God should live their lives. Paul starts out with a word of warning.... Be Careful... about how you live. It is a reminder of staying away from things that would cause you to lose focus on godly things and ways of living. The message is titled 'Black and White' and stresses the power of God to give you clear vision and direction when you continually listen for guidance from the Holy Spirit."

Isn't that something we all want? Guidance. Direction. But, lots of times we look for guidance and direction in the wrong places. God's word is the only truly safe place to look for those things. Join us Sunday. We will look at God's "roadmap". See you there?

Peniel United Methodist Church

Spring has really come! The flowering trees are so beautiful, tulips about to bloom and I had my first taste of new asparagus - now for some morels! Spring does breathe new life into our tired bodies!

At 6 p.m., on Palm Sunday night, April 17, at Peniel Church, the Community Choir will perform the Easter Cantata, "I Know My Redeemer Lives". Everyone is invited to enjoy this performance from this very dedicated and talented group. There will be finger foods served in the Fellowship Hall after the cantata.

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.

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!

The Bible Study/Prayer Group will meet at 6 p.m., at the Church on April 12.

The Men's Lenten Breakfast will be April 16, at Peniel Church at 8 a.m. Recently, they made a $500 donation to The House of Hope.

Items for the Food Pantry in Brazil include laundry and dish detergents.

The Scripture for this fifth Sunday in Lent will be Psalm 51:1-17.

Pastor Pippin's message is titled "Confession and Prayer!"

The Children's Moment is "Wrong Label"

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

We are located on Kennedy Crossing, Brazil, In.

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

First Baptist Church

The First Baptist Church on South Walnut Street (phone: 448-8112) welcomes you to all our services. Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m. This is a good time to participate in the study of God's Word and to become better acquainted with others attending. There are classes for all ages.

Morning worship begins at 10:30. Last week in Pastor Mark Thompson's message, he reminded us that there were two water basins mentioned in the Easter story. One Jesus used to wash the disciples' feet while the other was used by Pilate when he turned Jesus over to the Jews for crucification.

There is a staffed nursery available. KidMo for elementary-age children is an interactive time of scripture lessons and music. They leave from the sanctuary. There is also a secure, enclosed elevator for individuals to use to go to and from the sanctuary. Remember to bring treats for the Easter party and place them in the basket by the classrooms.

Sunday evening activities begin at 5:30 p.m. with AWANA and Youth. There is an adult Bible Study at 6 p.m. All are dismissed at 7.

Wednesday, the Mid-Week Bible Study begins at 12:15. We are completing the Old Testament study. There will be scheduled committee meetings at 6 p.m. followed by Business Meeting at 7 p.m. This begins our quarterly meeting schedule.

The American Baptist Women meet Thursday at noon. This is especially important as they will be making final plans to host the Regional Spring Conference on the 25th.

The ROCK alternative worship service is 7 p.m., Thursday. The music is led by guitarist Walter Baldauf and Pastor Mark will bring the message. There is a nursery available and KidMo for elementary students.

Friday the Hi-Shi-Ni Class will have a carry-in at 6:30 and help prepare the items for the Children's Easter Celebration.

Next Sunday afternoon, Palm Sunday, will be the Children's Easter Celebration which will include an Easter egg hunt and party. This 2 p.m., celebration is open to all children in the community.

Remember the chili supper and House of Hope Benefit Fair today, April 9, at the First Christian Church beginning at 4 p.m.

Carbon United Methodist Church

The weather was such a few days ago that I was able to get out and clean all the winter debris off my flowerbeds. Although I was rather sore the next day, it felt so good to get out and do something...and there surely is a lot of something to do!

The Town & Country United Methodist Men will be meeting this morning at 8 a.m., for the fifth Lenten Breakfast at Epworth United Methodist Church. The turnout has been good at all of these get-togethers and that is encouraging. Men, there is one more next Saturday at Peniel. If you haven't made it to any, be sure to try to attend it.

And right after the Lenten Breakfasts are over, Palm Sunday and Easter are coming up next ... fast!

Are you prepared for Easter?

No, I don't mean do you have a new Easter outfit.

I mean are you ready to accept the miracle of Easter, of Christ's resurrection, of what that means to you personally?

Are you ready to immerse yourself in the true meaning of Easter and leave the Easter Bunny to the very small children? You still have time to meditate on it, to pray about it, to become ready to accept Christ.

Come to church...before Easter! Don't put it off! Our Sunday Worship begins at 10:30. Be there!

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.

Join us for worship this fifth Sunday in Lent at 9:30 a.m., as we complete the five-week sermon series, "Responding to God's Call."

This week, like Lazarus, we find we are dead; stinking dead. Yet Christ calls us to come forth to be restored in this life.

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.

Community Missionary Church

Pastor Ken Thomas opened the services with greetings and a prayer of praise and thanks.

He then led the congregation in two numbers in song.

He then introduced Mrs. Jenkins whom sang the special number, "If not for the old rugged cross," which was well received and very meaningful. Brother Thomas then asked for any spoken or unspoken requests for prayer, for those in the hospital and those mending, and for all our service personnel in harms way with his prayer for our congregation and all visitors.

After the tithes and offerings with the doxology, Brother Thomas said his sermon was "team work," citing how man plows, plants, cultivates and God sends the rains and man is on the team; God is the team leader.

1 Corinthians 1:5 "That in every thing ye are enriched by him, in all utterance, and in all knowledge; 6 Even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you: 9 God [is] faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord."

With our people being of like mind and speaking as one voice; we are on Jesus' team.

We can look at what happened in Genesis 11:1-8,

"And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech." and the people disregarded God and proceeded to build a tower toward the heavens and Lord God looked down and was very displeased confounding their language and scattered them abroad. And you know what happened to the tower of Babel.

Brother Thomas says this that when people came together as one, nothing is impossible. Jesus taught we should serve others; even his disciples as him, whom is the greatest.

He tells us that when we serve others, not for ambition, just for our usefulness to God.

The Lord and you are the greatest on the team ... you and you and you. What team are you on?

Pastor and Beverly and the congregation invite one and all to visit us at 21 W. Pinckley St., Brazil.

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

Lots of parking space, children are welcome.

Come join us.

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