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CHURCH NEWS

Friday, April 22, 2011

Wesley Chapel Church

Everyone is invited to Sunrise Service at 7 a.m. Breakfast will be served afterwards. There will be 9 a.m. service.

First Presbyterian Church

The First Presbyterian Church invites everyone to join us in the celebration of Easter Sunday. Easter Sunday will begin with the annual Easter Breakfast at 9:15 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. Everyone is invited to this time of food, prepared by the Deacons, and conversation.

Prior to the worship service everyone will be invited to add a flower to adorn the cross in the Sanctuary to show our joy in Christ's resurrection. The traditional Easter morning service will be filled with Easter lillies, the music of the season and the morning meditation. Everyone is invited to spend part of Easter at our church where the good news of Christ's resurrection will be shared with joy on Easter morning.

The annual Daughter's Breakfast will take place on May 1, at 9:15 a.m. Everyone who has ever been a daughter is invited to attend. The breakfast will be served by the men of the church.

On Friday, April 29, the group Greybeard, consisting of Mitch Chalos, Rod Clarke, Dave Lloyd, Lee Reberger and Rev. Gary Scroggins will be the opening group for the Sidewalk Prophets concert at Terre Haute North High School.

For more information, call the church at 812-446-2415.

Otter Creek Christian Church

The Meaning Of Easter

Many people are wondering what Easter actually means, as the true meaning of Easter has been lost. What I can tell you is it isn't about cute little fluffy chickens, nor does it have anything to do with Easter bunnies. It isn't even about Easter eggs. Although an egg can represent 'new life' because new life hatches from the egg, and Jesus was resurrected on the third day -- giving us new life in Him. But just like Christmas, the real meaning has been forgotten. For those of us that are Christians, we understand what Easter is all about. But for those that haven't experienced this 'new life' in Jesus, I want to share with you the Easter story.



In Old Testament times, the priest would bring bulls, goats or a spotless lamb without any blemishes to be sacrificed as a sin offering for himself and for the people. The blood would purify and make atonement (forgive, make amends) for their sins. This was the old order of atonement. When Jesus came, He was a representation of the sacrificial lamb to take away the sins of the world. He was the final sacrifice. We no longer have to sacrifice animals to make atonement for our sins. Jesus has done this once and for all. It's His blood that cleanses us from all sin. He was crucified on the cross (the form of execution in those days). The sin of the world was upon Him, yet He was without sin and blameless. He bore it all. This is why Jesus is referred to as the 'Lamb of God'. He was bodily resurrected (came back to life) on the third day. He appeared to many -- eating and drinking with them. He appeared to them for 40 days, then ascended (went up to) Heaven. Acts 1: 1-11

You are invited to share in the celebration of this Holy week with us out at the Otter Creek Christian Church, 6299 N.Crow St. Brazil, on Good Friday evening at 7 p.m. and again on Easter Sunday morning at 7 a.m. for Sonrise service followed by breakfast. No Sunday School. Easter Worship at 10:40 a.m.

If you need any infomation about our services or in the need of prayer, please call the church number at 446-5300, call pastor steve's cell at 249-3309, church parsonage at 446-4007, or call Sandy at 443-6007.

Please remember what Easter really means and continue to pray for our Military Men and Women. Until we meet again by way of this article or in person, May God Bless and keep you in His everylasting arms.

Bee Ridge Church

This week at Bee Ridge

Saturday, April 23 - Easter Egg Hunt at the Church at 2 p.m.

Easter Sunday April 24 - Special Sunrise Service at 7 a.m., with breakfast to follow.

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 for our Special Sunrise Service at 7 am or our Regular Service at 10:30 am.

Union United Methodist Church

We invite you, whoever you are and wherever you've been, to join us in the celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus. Easter Sunday services will begin with a Sunrise Service at 6:45, outdoors at the cross or under the shelter (currently under construction)in the event of rain. Then we will gather again for Sunday School (with classes for all ages and four adult classes to choose from) at 9:30. Worship services will begin at 10:30 in the sanctuary. During worship, we will receive the special offering, from those who have been participating, of "Thirty Pieces of Silver." The Scripture readings will be from the Matthew 28: 1-10, and from 1 Corinthians 15: 54b-58. Rev. Charnstrom's message is titled, "Therefore,".

Saturday (today) we will have an Easter Egg hunt on the church grounds, beginning at 2:00, rain or shine, and all children are invited.

We have three active studies happening right now. Sunday nights there is a study in the home of one of our church families; Tuesday at 1:30, many of the women of the church gather for a Bible study, and at 7:00 on Wednesday evenings we are studying the Jim Wallis book, "Rediscovering Values." We encourage you to join in one or more of these small group studies. We also have an active youth group, the "CIA."

Union United Methodist Church is a community of faith with open doors, open minds and open hearts, and nothing would make us happier than to see you come and join with us in fellowship and worship.

Little Historic Church at Carbon

The Little Historic Church at Carbon will have their Friday program on April 29.

There will be a pitch-in dinner at 6 p.m., with the program at 7 p.m.

This month the entertainment will be provided by the P150.

Everyone is invited to attend.

Benwood Mt. Lebanon Church

This week at Benwood Mt. Lebanon Church

Sunday at 7 a.m. SonRise Service with a breakfast to follow; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages; 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship

Wednesday at 7 p.m. Prayer/Bible Study

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

The "SonRise" service message is "The Joy of Easter." Romans 4:24 but also for us, to whom God will credit righteousness---for us who believe in Him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead. 25 He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification

The Easter morning worship message is "The Lamb of God." John 1:29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, "Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!"

LOOKING AHEAD

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, 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: . _said the Messiah would have his hands and feet pierced; The answer is in Psalms 22, and the correct answer is David. This week's question: Who was told to go home to his friends and tell them of the great things the Lord had done for him? Th answer is in Mark 5 email me your answer, pmann228@hotmail.com by Wednesday.

Leviticus 23:3 There are six days when you may work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of rest, a day of sacred assembly. You are not to do any work; wherever you are to proclaim as sacred assemblies.

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.

Brazil Nazarene Church

Brazil Nazarene Church, 1002 E. National Ave., Brazil, will conduct "Passport to Kidz Missions" South and Central America and an Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, April 23.

An indoor alternative is planned if it rains.

The event is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m., and is for children ages preschool to 11.

Snacks, entertainment, treats and prizes will be available.

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

Center Point United Methodist Church

Pastor Bob Kumpf writes, "Happy Holy Week! This IS a busy week. And a Good One! We will have Sunrise Service at 7 a.m. on Sunday at CP and regular Worship Services celebrating Easter Sunday at both churches. The Scripture for Sunday is Matthew 27:62-28:7 and the message is titled, 'He Lives!' That's a pretty easy and exciting message!

The story is that of New Life, fresh flowers and beauty. It is also a story of God's faithfulness and grace for all creation. It is the story of God's plan and, in part, His timing in bringing all things to pass. It is about carrying forward the witness of the passion of Christ for all of us and how he defeated the grave to offer life to a dying world. But it is also about response of the world some 2000 years after that event and how we can hold on to the truth of the resurrection by seeing Christ alive and around us everyday. It is the most amazing and hope giving message ever given to humankind. Christians truly are 'Easter People' because of the promise of fresh beginnings and new life displayed by the empty tomb."

Have a great Easter Sunday. What a blessed day! Don't miss out on a chance to hear the resurrection story that never grows old! Be in worship services tomorrow and be blessed.

Carbon Baptist Church

Our Easter Egg Hunt will be today at 1 p.m. at Carbon Park. Everyone is invited.

Tomorrow morning at 7 a.m., we will have a Easter Sunrise Service and breakfast will follow. Our Easter service will be at 10:30 a.m. There will be no Junior Church or Sunday School on Easter.

We still collecting Pepsi caps until April 30. Every cap is worth five cents and all proceeds will go to support S.O.S. Thanks to those who have already given.

Friday, April 29, at 7 p.m. at Terre Haute South High School gym the musical group Sidewalk Prophets will be playing. Pastor Chris will be driving the van for the youth.

On Tuesday, April 26, at 6:30 p.m. the Ladies Ministry will be at the home of Rita Stough, 5887 N. Rainbow Drive East, Brazil.

Has anyone told you they love you today? We do! Have a great week in the service of the Lord.

The Door Christian Fellowship Church

Resurrection Celebration Services are scheduled for this Sunday at The Door Christian Fellowship Church, 100 N. Forest Ave., Brazil.

The Celebration begins at 11 a.m. with Praise and Worship, special music and Pastor Tom Roeschlein preaching a message entitled, "Jesus Christ, for the joy set before Him..."

There will be a Children's party with the annual Cross Hunt complete with prizes and treats.

At 7 p.m. the movie, "Amish Grace," will be shown. The movie is based on the inspirational true story of forgiveness following the Amish school shooting, several years ago.

Reviews have declared that there are "few dry eyes" after viewing the movie.

For more information, or for transportation, call 812-442-8470, or 812-201-3966.

Have a wonderful Passover and Resurrection Holy Day.

Eastside Christian Church

What a great service we had last Sunday, despite some obstacles put in the way. Todd York and his family are such a blessing. His younger daughter did a solo, and there was not a dry eye in the church. We want to thank them for being with us. It was so good to see so many with us. I am sure they received a blessing by being there.

Today is Angel Food pickup day. Don't forget the hours to pick up your orders is in the afternoon between 1 and 2. Also, remember to bring something to put your orders in, such as a basket or box.

Tomorrow is Easter Sunday. We will have a sunrise service at 7, and a breakfast will follow prepared by the House of Hope. We would like to see you there. Our Sunday School and Morning Worship services will be at their regular times. There will be no evening service.

If you do not attend church anywhere,what better time to start going but on Easter Sunday. Jesus died so that we may have a place in Heaven. Now is the time to make that decision to accept Him as your personal Savior and know where you are going when you leave this earth.

First Baptist Church

The resurrection is the foundation of our Christian faith. Worship with us at First Baptist on the corner at 412 S. Walnut Street this Easter Sunday. Sunday Schoolbegins at 9:30 a.m. There will be activities and lessons for the children and classes for all youth and adults.

Worship begins at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Mark Thompson. Tim Grindle will bring the special music. There is always an adult staffed nursery provided. Children pre-K through 5th grade will be dismissed from the sanctuary for KidMo, an interactive Christian music and Bible story time.

There will be no evening activities so that families may celebrate the rest of Easter with family and friends.

Monday evening our American Baptist Women will host the Regional Spring Conference with registration at 4:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in the sanctuary and the meal prepared by the local members will be served by the gentlemen at 6 p.m. This will be a great opportunity to meet state officers and become acquainted with the many projects of the ABWM.

Wednesday Bible Study will meet at 12:15 in the fellowship room. We are just getting started in the New Testament so come on down and join us.

Wednesday evening at 6:30 the Nominating Committee will have a short meeting before the Deacons meet at 7 p.m.

The ROCK alternative worship begins at 7 p.m. Thursday. This is a casual time of inspiration and music for youth and adults. There is a nursery and KidMo for the school-age children.

Celebrate Easter with us. We remember that Jesus gave up his life because He loved us. On Easter morning we rejoice because Christ Jesus rose from the dead. We know because of Him, we too will live. Hosanna!

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, 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.

Father Joe Kern passed away last week. His funeral arrangements are Monday, April 25 with Reception of Body at 3 p.m., vigil service at 7 p.m., Visitation hours, 3-8 p.m. at Saint Margaret Mary, 2405 S. Seventh St., Terre Haute; on Tuesday, April 26 visitation is 9-11 a.m. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. at Saint Benedict, 111 S. Ninth Street, Terre Haute. Burial is at Priest Circle, Calvary Cemetery, Terre Haute.

I will always remember Father Joe standing at the altar singing loudly with his arms keeping time to the music. It always made me smile when I saw and heard him because he was a man who truly loved what he did. Even in retirement he still carried a full work load with his deanery work and filling in where needed and it seemed as if someone needed him almost every week. He will be missed.

Easter Masses are: Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Rosary and 12:30 p.m. at Annunciation.

Sunday May 1st is Divine Mercy Sunday. Veneration of the Divine Mercy Image will take place at 8 a.m. Mass will follow at 8:30 a.m.

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.

Community Missionary Church

Pastor Ken Thomas opened services with warm greetings and a prayer of praise and thanks to the Lord for this Palm Sunday, turning the service over to Carol Vanatti for congregational singing. Offerings and tithes were taken and the Doxology was sang. Debbie Megenhardt sang a special number, "His life for mine." A wonderful number to the Lord on this Palm Sunday. We appreciate Debbie's talent of bringing out the meaning of her song. The words mean so much as with most religious songs.

Brother Thomas said he wants to bring out Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem; was this the victory, or when angels announced his birth? We see in Luke 3:7 where John the Baptist has been preaching and tells the Pharisees and Sadducees, "O generation of VIPERS, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?"

Matthew 3:11 "but he that cometh after me is mightier than I." 13 "13 Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him." John recognized Jesus and said he needed to be baptized of Him. 15 "15 And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer [it to be so] now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him."

We know the heavens opend unto Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending upon Him. 17 "And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."

Brother Thomas takes us to Revelations 3:16-20. 16 "So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth." 19 "As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent." 20 "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me."

Then we see Matthew where Jesus foretells the destruction of the temple and the calamities shall be before it. The key verse tells us that "But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my father only."

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

We are located at 21 W. Pinckley St., Brazil.

Peniel United Methodist Church

Please join those at Peniel for the Easter Sunrise Service and Breakfast at 6:30 a.m.

Everyone is invited!

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

St. John 20:1-18 will be the Scripture.

Pastor Pippin's message - "Losing Jesus?"

The Children's Moments is titled "An Invitation!"

Be prepared to enjoy some great music from our choir! Palm Sunday's rendition of "Open the Gates of the Temple" was truly inspiring. We are very fortunate to have both an excellent organist, Tom Price and pianist, Delores Swearingen along with choir director, Pat Shea. Here's hoping for an encore of this favorite!

We were very pleased to have Delores Escott's family attending worship services. Delores will be missed by all.

Next Saturday, April 30 will be the Ladies Banquet at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. There are a lot of good cooks in the men's group! Make sure you have signed up including the number of guests you are bringing, if you plan to attend.

Personal items are those needed by the food pantry this week.

We are location on Kennedy Crossing Rd., Brazil, In

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

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 Easter Sunday celebrations. A sunrise Festival of God's Creation is at 7:00 A.M. Breakfast is at 8:15, and a service of Word and Table begins at 9:30 A.M. Following worship is a time of fellowship with an Easter Egg hunt for the children beginning at 11:00. Nursery care is provided beginning at 9:15.

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



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