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CHURCH NEWS

Friday, April 15, 2011

Brazil Nazarene Church

Brazil Nazarene Church, 1002 E National Ave., will be having a "Passport to Kidz Missions" South and Central America and Easter Egg Hunt, on Saturday, April 23, starting at 1 pm

Come one, come all for snacks, entertainment, treats, and prizes. "Passport to Kidz Missions" is open to ages preschool to 11-years-old.

For more information, call the church office at 812-446-0371.

Staunton First Christian Church

You are invited to our presentation of an Easter Drama on Good Friday, at 7 p.m., and Easter Sunday at 10 a.m. Everyone is invited to attend.

Eastside Christian Church

Tomorrow is the last day for ordering Angel Food.

We would like to invite you to be with us tomorrow for Friend Day. Todd York ministry will be with us in our morning worship service, which will be at 10 a.m., instead of 10:30. Won't you come? It is also Palm Sunday. A fellowship meal will follow the service.

Vacation Bible School is fast approaching. Please keep this in mind. The theme this year is PANDARAMA.

Summer camp forms are on the shelf in the vestibule.

We are having a prayer time every day at 10 a.m. We hope you are participating.

We have many on our prayer list, for whom we are praying. God does hear our prayers. He may not answer them the way we want Him to, but He knows best.

Next Sunday is Easter Sunday. We hope you will be in church somewhere, if not with us. We will have a sunrise service at 7 a.m., and a breakfast will follow. Our Sunday School and morning worship service will be at regular times.

Otter Creek Christian Church

Hello from the little country church with a BIG HEART for GOD, Otter Creek Christian Church. Matthew 6:33 says "Seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you."

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.

Our service times are as follows Bible Study on Tuesday 10 p.m., at the home of Mary Lou Farris, Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. classes for all ages, Worship service at 10:40. Pastor Steve and the whole congregation invite you out to any or all services.

Special events at Otter Creek: Saturday April 16 Terry Hall from Tennessee will be at our church to sing, Love offering will be taken. Good Friday service April 22, at 7 p.m., Easter Sunrise Service April 24, at 7 a.m. Breakfast to follow. No Sunday school.

Easter Worship Service 10:40 a.m.

You may contact the church at 812-446-5300 or call 812-446-4007 church parsonage, Pastor Steve cell 812-249-3309, or call Sandy 812-442-6007

Please remember our Military Men and Women in your prayers and all who are in need. Until we meet again by way of this article or in person, May God richly bless you and keep you in His everlasting arms.

First Christian Church

The community is invited to an Easter Egg hunt at Forest Park on Saturday, April 23.

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., at the cow palace, with the egg hunt beginning at 10 a.m.

There will be separate areas for children ages 0 -12 years old, as well as prize baskets for the children to win.

There will be free Children's Bible for all elementary children.

You and your family are invited to join us on April 23 as we have fun and celebrate the resurrection of our Savior Jesus.

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.

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

Saturday we will have an Adoration mass at 9:30 a.m., the adoration continues until Saturday evening mass. We will be having a blood drive from noon to four that same day.

I was recently informed of a change in the U.S. Flag Code. The code has been amended to read: "To salute, all persons come to attention. Those in uniform give the appropriate formal salute. Members of the Armed Forces and veterans who are present but not in uniform may render the military salute. Citizens not in uniform salute by placing their right hand over the heart and men with head cover should remove it and hold it to left shoulder, hand over the heart.

Members of uniformed organizations in formation salute upon command of the person in charge.

Citizens of other countries present should stand at attention."

I want to again thank all of the helpers at bingo. Without you we would not be able to provide an experience that keeps our customers coming back. I am giving a special thank you to Martha, and Mary Ann for all that you do to help in the kitchen and the bingo hall. We also must thank all of the bingo workers, for without these 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 pull the papers for the customers. Tanya is there almost every Sunday either being a cashier for bingo or for the kitchen. Bernie Campbell is there most Sundays during the summer, Keegan McDonald is there most weeks also. He has also agreed to be the caller most Sundays so that I can have a break. Mark, Charlie, Bernie M., Karen and Bob, Paul, Bert, Chester, Joe, Jerry and Jerry, Bob and Vic. Mike 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 for the outstanding job they are doing.

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. We will also have bingo on Easter Sunday.

Doors open at 5:15 p.m., 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.

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.

Carbon United Methodist Church

Tomorrow is Palm Sunday. This day commemorates Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem with all the people shouting and praising His name. They thought that he was coming to overthrow the Romans and establish His Kingdom right then. They did not understand...and now over 2,000 years later, we still do not understand His Kingdom. We are still waiting for Him to return and set this old world right. We are waiting and waiting. But, Folks, that's not it!

We should be setting up Christ's Kingdom within each one of us right now. We don't need to wait! But that is too difficult for us to do...we would rather wait and hope that Christ will do it for us. And like the people who welcomed Him so happily that day as he rode into Jerusalem on that little donkey, we will also forget Him just as soon as the Easter season is over.

We will put our new clothes back into the closet and go on to something new that interests us. We have learned nothing in that 2,000 years, have we?

Traditionally, the Sunday after Easter has the least attendance at church than any other Sunday of the year. It is as if we feel that we get "enough religion" on Easter to last us for the rest of the year -- at least until Christmas when the same thing happens. Are you willing to let Christ set up his Kingdom now in you? Then you won't worry about His Second Coming!

There will be a Maundy Thursday service at our church on Thursday evening, April 21, at 7 p.m. We and the folks from the Church of the Nazarene in Carbon will be getting together to worship and remember that on Thursday, the world turned against Christ, arrested Him, tried Him, and condemned Him to be crucified...and washed their hands of that rabble-rouser...they thought!

There will be a Good Friday service at noon at the Brazil First United Methodist Church.

And that is enough for this week. Next week, we will talk about Easter.

I saw a sign that said, "Beat the Easter rush...come to church THIS Sunday." Not bad, huh?

Christian Women's Club of Terre Haute

The Christian Women's Club of Terre Haute cordially invite you to a "Spring Bling" luncheon on Tuesday, April 19, at 11 a.m.

Luncheon on your own, tickets are $3.

Special feature is Roger Jewelers and Boutique with Pam Ellis, Terre Haute. Music is by Kevin Lavellie, Nevins, Ill.

Special speaker is Bess Stetler, Goshen.

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-Last AWANA store; 7 p.m. Evening Worship-The Parables

Tuesday at 2 p.m. Ladies Nursing Home Ministries at Cloverleaf; 7 p.m. Deacon Meeting

Wednesday at 7 p.m. Prayer/Bible Study

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

This week is "Palm Sunday"--Matthew 21:1 As they approached Jerusalem and come to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, 2. saying to them, "Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there, with her colt by her. Untie them and bring them to me. 3. If anyone says anything to you, tell him that the Lord needs them, and he will send them right away." 6. The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them. 7. They brought the donkey and the colt, placed their cloaks on them, and Jesus sat on them. 8. A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, whiles others cut branches from the trees (palms) and spread them on the road. 9. The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, "Hosanna to the Son of David!" "Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!" "Hosanna in the highest!"

The pastor's message this week is "The Faith...Once...Entrusted", Jude 2..I felt I had to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints.

Ed Proffitt provided our special music "Watch the Lamb" What a blessing!

Looking Ahead

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

Bring in your Easter Lilies for "Memory Garden."

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 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-Aug. 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, We need a lot of adult help to allow this camp to reach the hearts of young people. Think about what YOU can do.

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

Last week's question: _ was the first person in the Bible called a teacher; he instructed workers in brass and iron. Correctly answered by Greta again!

The answer is in Genesis 4:22 Zillah also had a son, Tubal-Cain, who forged all kinds of tools out of bronze and iron. Tubal-Cain's sister was Naamah.

This week's question: _ said the Messiah would have his hands and feet pierced; The answer is in Psalms 22, email me your answer, pmann228@hotmail.com by Wednesday.

He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God. ~Proverbs 14:31

We are located two miles north of US Highway 40 on the Knightsville Road, or two miles east of SR59 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.

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 Palm/Passion Sunday at 9:30 a.m. as we experience the high of Jesus' entry into Jerusalem and the low of our Lord's passion.

A time of fellowship follows worship with Sunday School for all ages at 10:45. Nursery care is provided beginning at 9:15.

Holy Thursday and Good Friday services will be held at p.m. this week.

For more information, visit www.seelyvilleumc.org, email seelyvilleumc@frontier.com, or call 812-877-1868.

Center Point United Methodist Church

"This week is Palm Sunday. The scripture is Matthew 21:1-9 and the message is titled, "Now Arriving." The obvious theme is that of celebration and fulfillment of prophesy. But I will focus on the role of the donkey as the one who elevated Jesus so that He could be seen.

Five hundred fifty years before Jesus entered Jerusalem the prophet Zechariah told the people, 'Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion! Shout, Daughter of Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and having salvation, gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.' (Zechariah 9:9)

This particular animal had been selected and set aside many years before to simply lift up the Lord so that He might be seen by all. God could have used a white stallion or a tall camel or anything else, but it was this common, lowly donkey that provided the place for Christ to be observed. God had a plan for this donkey and God has a plan for each of us. The plan is simply to lift the Christ up to those around us so that through our love, compassion and care Jesus might be seen.

People are watching! People are wanting something that the world can't provide ... but God can! Jesus used a donkey in His most triumphant public appearance on earth and He can use you in saving the world by simply allowing His love, peace and promise to be seen through your life." This is from Pastor Bob Kumpf about our worship service tomorrow.

I saw a sign outside a church recently. It said, "Beat the Easter crowd. Come to church this Sunday." How about it? Have you been waiting for Easter to attend church? You are most welcome to come Easter Sunday, but we want to make sure you know you are welcome to come any Sunday. How about tomorrow? Whether you come to Center Point or some other church ... be a part of worship services on Sunday.

Peniel United Methodist Church

Everyone is invited to join those at Peniel to celebrate the Easter Season. This Sunday, April 17, at 6 p.m., the Community Choir will perform the cantata "I Know My Redeemer Lives!" If you haven't heard this group, you have missed out on something very special. They perform several times during the year and are very dedicated and talented! Following the performance, finger foods will be served in the Fellowship Hall.

The scripture for Palm Sunday is St. Matthew 21: 1-11.

Pastor Pippin's message will be "Make Room for the Coming King!" and the Children's Moment is titled "The Way to Heaven!"

This is a busy week at Peniel,

Peniel choir practice is scheduled for April 20 at 7 p.m.

April 21 there will be Maundy Thursday Service at 7 p.m.

Saturday, April 23 marks the traditional Easter Egg Hunt for all the little ones at Bob and Mary Anderson's home on Kennedy Crossing Road. There are two age groups and two prize eggs in each group. The hunt begins at 1 p.m. and ends when all the eggs are found - especially the prize eggs! Note to those at Peniel - don't forget to get your donated eggs to either the Church, the Anderson's or Lester Swearingen by Saturday a.m.

Lots of cooking going on this month also! The Men's Lenten Breakfast was held at Peniel on the 16th and on April 30, the men will be fixing and serving the food for the Ladies Banquet which will start at 6 p.m. And next Sunday (Easter) at 6:30 a.m., there will be a Sunrise Service and breakfast!

More good news concerning the photo directories - the order has been mailed in and next step will be the arrival of the proofs.

Canned fruits are the items needed for the Food Pantry this week.

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

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

First Baptist Church

Welcome to First Baptist Church at 412 S. Walnut as we begin by celebrating Palm Sunday which marks the beginning of Holy Week. Christians celebrate the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, the week before his death and resurrection.

Sunday School classes begin at 9:30 with classes for all ages. There will be a deacon at the Christian Education doors to greet you and assist you in finding a class, the elevator, and the fellowship room. Pastor Mark Thompson will bring the morning message at 10:30. There is an adult staffed nursery available. The other children through 5th grade are dismissed from the sanctuary for KidMo.

Immediately following the service there will be a choir re-organizational meeting to establish a new practice time.

Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. the church will host a Children's Easter Celebration and Egg Hunt. We are expecting a fine day and good crowd. Children should bring a basket or bag. Adults are welcome to stay.

Youth and AWANA will meet at 5:30 while the adults not staffing the youth and children's programs will meet in the sanctuary for Bible Study.

The Mid-Week Bible Study meets Wednesday at 12:15. We are beginning the New Testament study so this would be a good time to join in.

Thursday at 7 p.m. FBC will celebrate Maundy Thursday in the fellowship room with a Christian Passover followed with communion. This is an impressive and educational service for anyone in the community.

How do we measure God's love? A measuring cup won't work because the Bible says "The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want...my cup overflows." A tape measure doesn't work because the Bible says God's love is higher than the heavens. A watch can't measure God's love because the Bible tells us that God's love is from everlasting to everlasting.

"For God so loved the world, that he gave His one and only Son that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." We can't measure a love like that, but you can experience it.

Community Missionary Church

Pastor Ken Thomas opened with a cheery good morning along with some comments that will lead up to Easter. Then with an opening prayer and the leading of the congregational singing. Tithes and offerings were followed by doxology.

Brother Thomas then brought an update with announcements of his visits and led in prayer for all those sick in the hospital, mending, shut-ins, spoken and unspoken, and our military in harms way.

At this time we had our weekly special number with Carol Vanatti singing, "He grew the tree, that became the Old Rugged Cross." I'm reminded of that Old Rugged Cross many times when I drive up Hwy 40 and view three crosses along the highway going eastward. It's never too late to accept Jesus in your heart, and change your ways. "He does that for a person, but you must take the first step."

Brother Thomas opened that his sermon was, God's covenant with Noah. Genesis 6:18 "18 But with thee will I establish my covenant; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons' wives with thee. 19 And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every [sort] shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep [them] alive with thee; they shall be male and female." Now, that was a chore in itself, however God knew Noah's heart and he was with him throughout and made way for him.

We don't read much of covenants anymore, verbal contracts, some written contracts with fine print, but a covenant such as what God made with Noah. Just couldn't be imagined today as we find contracts broken, misinterpreted and otherwise not carried out to the letter. Noah trusted God in every way, from the start of his building the ark to loading everything on board and closing it for the flood.

He trusted God, and how many today trust in God? Genesis 9:9 "And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you." This God did with a rainbow of several colors which we see today after rain when we have a beautiful rainbow play across the heavens. God said in his covenant that he would never again flood the Earth as he did in Noah's time.

Then again God intervenes as Moses is born, Pharaoh had decreed that all men child's should be cast into the river. However Moses was secretly placed into the flags and was saved by Pharaoh's daughter, as God had planned, and Moses was saved.

This ark had benn covered with slime and pitch, and God saw fit that Moses would survive and lead his people. This was another of God's covenants.

Then Genesis 12:13, we find that Abram received a covenant from God and received a promise from God for land as far as the eye could see in any direction and he was blessed. May we receive his blessing today.

Visit us at 21 W. Pinckley St., Brazil.

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

Plenty of parking available. Children are welcome.



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