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Friday, July 8, 2011

Bee Ridge Church

Here are some upcoming events at Bee Ridge:

July 23, "Super Saturday" Vacation Bible School from 10 a.m - 3 p.m. All children are welcome.

August 20, The Annual Ice Cream Social, watch for details soon.

And Every Sunday our Great Worship Service ...

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/Lena United Methodist Church

This week we will begin a study of the letter of Paul to the Romans. As we explore Paul's letters we can see that even in the beginning of the early church there was conflict between right and wrong and between those that were circumcised (the Jews) and the uncircumcised (the Gentiles). Paul's letters have brought about much thought and discussion.

John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist Church, was greatly affected by Paul's letter to the Romans. "In the evening I went very unwillingly to a society in Aldersgate Street, where one was reading Luther's Preface to the Epistle to the Romans. About a quarter before nine, while he was describing the change which God works in the heart through faith in Christ, I felt my heart strangely warmed.

I felt I did trust in Christ, Christ alone for salvation, and an assurance was given me that he had taken away my sins, even mine, and saved me from the law of sin and death." (Journals, May 24, 1738)

Join us this week as we explore the scripture Romans 2:1-16, 25-29. The title of the message "Where is Your Heart?"

Service for Harmony Begins at 9 a.m. with Sunday School following at 10:30.

Lena's Sunday School Starts at 9:30 with Service at 10:45. Join us this Saturday evening at the Lena Church for a Family Fun Night starting at 6 p.m. Please bring a covered dish and lawn chairs. There will be games and fun for all ages.

Just a quick reminder, Sunday July 17 the North Clay Cluster of United Methodist Churches will be holding a community service at the 4-H Fairgrounds. Bethel, Staunton, Carbon, Epworth, Knightsville, Harmony, Lena, Wesley Chapel and Peniel will be gathering at the fairgrounds at 10 a.m. for a joint worship service. The musical group P150 will provide praise and worship for this service. Everyone in the community is invited to attend this service led by the clergy and lay leaders of the United Methodist Churches of North Clay County. A free will offering will be taken with all monies donated to SOS of Brazil.

Brazil Mt. Calvary United Methodist

9:30 a.m. Sunday School, Max Lucado Out Live Your Life Study

10:30 a.m. Worship, Sermon theme, You ask me how I know He lives?

Children's church

For more information, Pastor Laura Smith, blessedlsmith@aol.com or 812-894-2974.

We are located at 250 West at 200 North (Center Point Rd.)

Come and worship the Lord at the church that feels like coming home.

Benwood Mt. Lebanon Church

Good Morning from Benwood Mt. Lebanon Church

This week at Benwood Mt. Lebanon Church:

Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages; 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship

Childrens Church (ages through 3rd grade)

This week's childrens church Teachers will be

Juddy Ferry and Vicky Trusler

Tuesday at 7 p.m. Trustee Meeting

Wednesday at 7 p.m. Bible Study/Prayer Meeting

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

The message for this week is "How Much Does it Cost to be a Christian" Mark 8:34 Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said, "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.


JeKeNSa church camp is set for July 17-21 for this year. We STILL need a lot of adult help to allow this camp to reach the hearts of young people. Think about, pray about what YOU can do!

Take your aluminum cans to Wallace Disposal and tell them to credit the Benwood Mt. Lebanon account. They will send a check to the church that will be used for various mission projects.

Last week's question: What did the preacher say was better than laughter ? Sorrow the answer is in Ecclesiastes 7:3 Sorrow is better that laughter, because a sad face is good for the heart.

This week's question is a fill in: Elijah called _from God to kill 102 men. The answer is in 2 Kings 2--email me your answer, pmann228@hotmail.com by Wednesday.

Matthew 11:28 "come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."

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

Many thanks to everyone who came to the breakfast at the church last Saturday. We raised $2,450 to feed the children who will attend VBS in Haiti next week. That number is a little short of what we expect it to cost. So, if you did not get a chance to, and would still like to donate to this effort, please send your contributions to the church at P O BOX 96, Center Point IN 47840.

The late Larry Burkett, a Christian financial advisor, always said, "If you have a need let it be known. People can't meet the need if they don't know about it." Well, those may not be his exact words, but that's the idea.

We will be leaving for Haiti Monday morning. Tomorrow evening at 7 p.m. we will have a prayer service to send us off. You are welcome to join us. We would appreciate your prayers during the trip.

If we can get online in time while in Haiti I will send our church news piece for next Saturday. Otherwise, I will let you know how it went on the following Saturday.

Have a great weekend! God bless!

First Christian Church

The Crystal Valley Quartet, will be in concert at First Christian Church in Brazil on Sunday, July 24, at 6 p.m. The Crystal Valley Quartet is an Independent Recording group with six releases to their credit. This exceptional Southern Gospel Group is based in the Terre Haute area. Their live concerts are exciting, inspiring and entertaining.

The group has performed at the National Quartet Convention in Louisville, Kentucky as well as the Northern Gospel Singing Convention in Marion, Indiana. Crystal Valley performs concerts at churches, school auditoriums, banquets, fairs and other venues. Their music includes old classics, original material and current radio hits.

First Christian Church is located at 1875 W. U.S. Hwy. 40 in Brazil. This is a free concert. An Ice Cream Fellowship will follow the concert. The community is invited to come and enjoy and evening of gospel music and ice cream!

A love offering will be taken during the service to cover the group's expenses. For more information go to www.crystalvalleyqt.com, and click on events.

Eastside Christian Church

We at Eastside Christian Church hope you had a great 4th of July. God is good!

Our prayers go out to the Clearwater family on the death of Ryan Gruenholz's stepfather.

We also want to pray for any others who have recently lost loved ones.

Angel Food ordering dates are a little later this month, so we will be taking orders at the church on July 19 and 21 from 4:30-6 p.m. The last date to order is the 24th, and the delivery date is July 30th.

It was good to have Ann back at the piano. Millie is so faithful at the organ and is appreciated very much. It is also good to see others be with us that have not been for awhile. You are missed when you are gone.

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

First Baptist Church

Welcome to the services and ministries of First Baptist on South Walnut Street.

Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m. with classes for all ages. Morning worship begins at 10:30. There is an elevator to take you up to the sanctuary from the Christian Education Unit. There is a nursery available. Pre-schoolers through 5th graders are welcome to attend KidMo following opening prayer and praise time.

Sunday evening service is dismissed this Sunday but Youth will meet at 7 p.m.

Tuesday at 7:30 the Girls' Bible Study will meet with Mrs. Stacey Thompson.

Mid-Week Bible Study is Wednesday beginning at 12:15. This is in the fellowship room on the lower level. We are continuing the life of Christ.

Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. will be our quarterly business meeting.

American Baptist Women will meet at noon this Thursday. All ladies are invited to attend this luncheon and meeting.

The ROCK alternative worship service is Thursday at 7 p.m. This service is offered especially for those who cannot attend on Sunday or those who do not attend anywhere and would like to experience this time of song and worship. There is a nursery and Kidmo for all children.

Our God is an awesome God! David's Psalm 8 says, "O Lord our Lord, how excellent is they name in all the earth! Who hast set thy glory above the heavens."

Otter Creek Christian Church

Another six months gone from our walk with the Lord, see how fast the days go by. Yes, I'm talking to you, the ones who think they'll give their lives to the Lord tomorrow or I'll start showing how my relationship to God really is affecting my life. Why do we put off today what we should have done yesterday(?) because we fully feel we'll have a tomorrow.

Let's look at what Jesus said in Luke 12:14-21: "And he said unto him, Man, who made me a judge or a divider over you? [15] And he said unto them, Take heed, and; beware of covetousness; [greed] for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth. [16] And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifuly (good crops); [17] And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where; to bestow my fruits? [18]And he said, This will I do; I will pull down; my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow (store) all my fruits and my goods. [19] And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many year; take thine; ease, eat, drink, and be merry, [20] But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be which thou hast provided? [21] So is he that layeth up (saves) treasure for; himself, and is not rich toward God.

What does this mean to us? It shows that we can not depend on having another day to show love toward our families or toward our LORD JESUS. Today is the time for repentance and devotion to God give him yourself that's what he wants. Let Him into your heart. You won't be perfect but just like the fisherman who can't clean a fish until it's caught, GOD'S work in you can't begin until you repent from your personal sin(s). Let me tell you what I was told by a young person maybe ten or eleven, they said something to like this I want Jesus to know I love him by the way I behave and then maybe someone else will want to know him too. "Jesus loves me this I know for the BIBLE tells me so." Everybody know that song but how do we respond to it? It's your decision, if you don't say Yes to Him today you've said NO and if you'd die before you wake will you go to be with the LORD Jesus or to live eternity in a place called Hades?

We invite you to Otter Creek Christian Church weekly services are Sunday : Study 9:30 a.m. and Worship at 10:40 a.m. located 6299 N. Crow St. Brazil. 812-446-5300

Pastor Steve Brattain can be reached after 4:30 p. m. daily at 812-249-3309 or we can be reached most days at 812-446-4007 or Wednesday thru Saturday after 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at 812-443-6007. There is a ladies Bible Study Tuesdays at 10 a.m. at the home of Mary Lou Farris.

We ask you pray for our troops who are serving anywhere in the world and if you see a person in the military give them a big THANK YOU for what you've done for our country. Be in prayer for our city officials, and those who serve you daily whether you know them or not, and most of all pray for our national leaders that God's will be done in America.

Remember to Give of your best to the Master (GOD) and that you are a witness either for Jesus or the devil which one will you witness for? The choice is yours. Until we meet again either in person or by way of this page. IN GOD WE TRUST!! DO YOU??

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 to 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.


We also have a facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=grou... Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Brazil Indiana. Join us there to see what others are posting.

I hope everyone had a happy and safe Independence Day. We have been truly blessed to live in the United States of America. We have so much and we sometimes forget how blessed we are. The first ten amendments to the Constitution were ratified December 15, 1791. These are also known at the "Bill of Rights." Amendment I says: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. This is the amendment where we get the infamous "separation of church and state" people sue over and Judges contemplate the meaning of. If the true meaning was accepted by the Judges, lawsuits from people objecting to our open expression of our religion in school and on government property could easily be thrown out. It is the mentalities of the Supreme Court that the founding fathers meant a lot more that what they wrote and they try to put use their own definition of the words to modify the meaning to mean whatever the powers want them to mean.

Did you know that certain Government agencies have stopped, or at least tried to stop, the use of the word God in burials of service men? The ACLU also wants to get crosses removed from federal cemeteries.

Did you know that there is only one cross in Arlington Cemetery and that is on the grave of Bobby Kennedy. All of the other grave markers are tombstones. Some have crosses engraved in them as well as other religious symbols such at the Star of David.

We asked a gentleman from the Archdiocese to come to our church and go over the problems we have to get approval to start getting repairs done. He approved the replacement of the plumbing in the Rectory. We still have to get estimates to him for carpentry and electoral work, but he should approve it also.

Knights of Columbus will be having their regular meeting on Monday at 7:15 p.m.

The Parish Council will be meeting on Tuesday at 6:30 in the Parish Center.

BINGO! Doors open at 5:15 p.m., Speed games start a 6, Early Bird games at 6:30 and regular bingo begins at 7. 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.

Peniel United Methodist Church

All the 4th of July Festivities are over - it was a hot one! Let us not forget the true meaning of the 4th and those who are abroad fighting for the right to be free. Unfortunately they do not have the comfortable beds and air conditioning we all enjoy. Let's pray they are safe and home soon.

July 14 at 7 p.m., there will be an admisistrative Board Meeting at the church at 7 p.m. and the Birthday Party is just around the corner on July 21 in the Fellowship Hall. You can be sure, there will be lots of good food plus birthday cake!

Don't forget about the special Church Services being held at the Clay County Fairgrounds on July 17 at 9 a.m. Pastor Pippin will be giving the sermon. There will be neither Sunday School nor Church Services at Peniel Church.

The scripture for this Sunday is St. Matthew 13: 1-9; 18-24.

Pastor Pippin's message is "A Generous Harvest"

The food Pantry would appreciate donations of canned fruit and vegetables this week.

Join us for Sunday School at 9:45 and Church services following at 10:45.

We are located at Kennedy Crossing Rd., Brazil.

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

Carbon United Methodist Church

People say, "That is my little church."

They say, "I just love that little church."

They say, "I went there when I was a kid."

They say, "I just love to come back at the fish fry and see what you have done at the church."

But they don't come any other time!

A little church like ours does not run on fumes or best wishes. We need those people to come be a part of us and take an active role to keep "their little church" alive and well. Best wishes will not do it. Fond memories will not do it. Attendance and support is what we need!

Our Vacation Bible School is quickly approaching. It will be August 1-5. That sounds like quite a while yet, but really only several weeks. I've been gathering up props and things needed for the lessons and demonstrations and games. It's all done... in my mind! Now, I just need to get it done physically.

There will be a Prayer Circle on Thursday evening at 7 p.m., to pray for our church and its future. Please come join us for this.

On July 17, there will be a joint worship service at the 4-H Fairgrounds at 9 a.m. Everyone is encouraged to come, bring a lawn chair and share this worship time with the other churches of the area during the 4-H Fair.

Our 55th Annual Ice Cream Social will be held on Friday, August 12. There will be more about it later, but put it on your calendar now so you won't forget.

Give us your attendance and support tomorrow. Come back to "your little church." Worship is at 10:30.

Carbon Baptist Church

Thanks to all whom help support our tenderloin booth at the park. It was a great success and good fellowship.

Due to recent weather diaster in Joplin, Missouri, our church camp has changed to a mission trip to help those involved in this diaster. The group will be leaving from the Pilot station on Sunday, July 24, at 1:30 p.m. and returning on Friday evening July 29.

Our Sunday School hour begins at 9:30 a.m. Our Worship Hour begins at 10:30 a.m. Has anyone told you they love you today? We do. Have a great week in the services of the Lord.

Way of the Cross Assembly of God Church

The 7th annual Kay Starr Jonah Fish Fry on July 30, 2011, from 4-8 p.m. at the National Guard Armory, on SR 59, Brazil.

Cost of the tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for children under 12.

On the menu is fish, baked beans, green beans, slaw and applesauce. Desserts will be available.

Community Missionary Church

Pastor Ken Thomas opened services with greetings and a prayer of thanks and praise to the Lord. He turned the service over to Peg Parksey to led the congregational singing.

The second song, "My Country tis of thee." Should be on everyones mind during this time in history. Let's pray the leaders of our country do the right thing to protect our troops in harms way. Brother Thomas then led in prayer requests for those sick, shut-ins, spoken and unspoken and our military in harm's way.

He also recognized Brother and Sister Wayne West for their 49 years of marriage. We can get some figures mixed as John and Wilma Ellison celebrated their 47th. Our apologies.

Carol Vanatti sang our special number and this new song with words, "Unending love amazing grace, my chains are gone. I've been set free." A beautiful song and was well received.

Brother Thomas opened with Romas 6, about Freedom. We are born free moral agents. That is we have the choice in our life, but until Jesus comes into your life you really have no choice. When you are free with Jesus Christ, you are really free, but you are not really free to do whatever you want to do. If you are a slave to sin, your life becomes worthless.

You are born into this old sinful world, and if you go with God as you are his creation, you are the most valuable. That's what Jesus came to Earth for. To pay a ranson for you and me, for our sins.

John 8:31-36 There's nothing too big for God. Remember what he told Moses. "I am the beginning and the end, the alpha and omega."

Romans 6:18 "Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness." The Bible tells us "therefor there is no more condemnation." God is like your daddy, "Don't do this, don't do that."

Human nature dictates in most cases and you do that very thing, you were told not to do. We're not promised freedom from cancer and other illnesses but freedom from heartache and hurt. But we are promised a home in heaven. If we but come to him. He dots every "I" and crosses every "T," when he sets us free.

We have symbols that remind us of freedom, the flag, the eagle, the cross, the bread and wine. When we partake communion and we are reminded of what they always and forever bring to mind, they stand for Jesus. Taking communion today, let us remember these symbols and pray we are worthy.

Brother Thomas and Beverly, and the congregation, invite you to visit us, at 21 W. Pinckley St., Brazil. We don't sell raffles, nor sell dinners, and Brother Ken preaches from the Holy Bible.

Services are 9:30 for Sunday School, 10:30 for Morning Worship and 6 p.m., for Evening Service.

Terre Haute after 5

The Terre Haute after 5 July dinner event will be on Tuesday, July 19, from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Lake House in Staunton.

Come join us for a garden adventure and Lake House experience.

Vocalist for the evening will be Jan McCullough.

Cost is $14 inclusive. For reservations, call Carolyn at 812-299-1046 or Joretta at 812-877-9633.

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