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Church News

Friday, August 12, 2011

Bee Ridge Church

Here are some upcoming events at Bee Ridge:

The Annual Ice Cream Social will be Saturday, Aug. 20, 4-7 p.m. Along with homemade ice cream, hot dogs, famous Bee Ridge barbecue sandwiches, chips, all kinds of pie and cake. There will be musical entertainment, children's games, door prizes and great fellowship.

The third 9-11 Memorial Dinner and Service, will be Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Cow Palace at Forest Park in Brazil. Dinner will be served at 5 p.m., with a Memorial Service beginning at 6 p.m. Guest speaker Rev. Al Dicer, formerly of Brazil Nazarene Church. Be looking for more details in the coming weeks.

And Every Sunday our Great Worship Service ...

Bee Ridge Church is located one-and-a-half 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 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.

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 third-grade)

This week's childrens church Teachers will be Juddy Ferry and Vicky Trusler.

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

Ladies Bible Study group will not meet again until Sept. 15.

Oct. 15 -- Help A Family Golf Scramble

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.

Question from two weeks ago was a fill in:

The two disciples sent to prepare the Last Supper were told to follow a man carrying a____pitcher of water_Mark 14 :13 So he sent two of his disciples, telling them; "Go into the city, and a man carrying a jar of water will meet you, Follow him.

This week's question is another fill in: Daniel was accused of breaking the law of the Medes and Persians by _three times a day, the answer is in Daniel 6.

The kids are getting ready to go back to school and we will be kicking off our AWANA soon keep watching for the start date!

Mark 1:35: Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. 36 Simon: and his companions went to look for him, t37: and when they found him they exclaimed: "Everyone is looking for you!" 38: Jesus replied, " Let us go somewhere else -- to the nearby villages -- so I can preach there also. That is why I have come." 39: So he traveled throughout Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and driving out demons.

We are located two miles north of United States 40 on Knightsville Road, or two miles east of State Road 59 on Rio Grand Road

Church Phone Number: 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.

Wesley Chapel Church

Wesley Chapel Church Food Bank will be open Saturday, Aug. 20, from 9 a.m.- noon.

Otter Creek Christian Church

Have you given thanks to The Lord above for everything today? No matter what kind of day weather wise, we still have the Sonshine in our hearts if we have accepted Christ as our Savior, some of us just have not notified our faces of the good and glorious things God has done in our lives therefore we cannot share that wonderful love with others. Think about it, if you go around with a frown all day and grouchy and angry words come from your mouth how can anyone know the difference between a person who loves the Lord and one who doesn't. Does your speech betray Our Heavenly Father? Show appreciation for what He has done in your life by "Paying it Forward" (being good to others even if they don't reciprocate.

There really should not have to be a day or month set aside for this, but in our world anything to cash in on what should be an everyday thing is what it's about. Why not let your pastor know how much you appreciate what he or she does for you and The Lord every now and then. Not only should we tell them but we should tell our missionaries, both are there doing a service for The Lord to spread the good news of Jesus.

Have you read 1st Thessalonians 5? verse 12 says "Now we ask you, brothers, to respect those who work hard among you, who are over you in the Lord and who admonish you. (13) Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work. Live in peace with each other. (14) And we urge you, brothers, warn those who are idle, encourage the timid, help the weak, be patient with everyone. (15)Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always try to be kind to each other and to everyone else. (16) Be joyful always; (17) Pray continually; (18) give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. (19) Do not put our the Spirits fire; (20) do not treat prophecies with contempt. (21) Test everything.

Hold onto the good. (22) Avoid every kind of evil. (23) May God himself, The God of peace sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. (24) The one who calls you is faithful and he will do it.

We at Otter Creek invite you to come join us for fellowship at 6299 N. Crow St., Brazil, Sunday Study begins at 9:30 a.m., and Worship at 10:40 a.m. We also have a Women's Bible Study on Tuesdays at the home of Mary Lou Farris at 10 a.m. You can contact us at any of the following numbers Pastor Steve after 4 p.m. 812-249-3309 or 446-4007 Sandy will take a message for him or try to help.

Just a reminder that today may be the only time you have to accept the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior, Don't put it off!

Pray for your pastor and our area churches, our country, armed; service personnel and all the men and women who serve our community daily. Don't judge them until you've walked a mile in their shoes.

Until we meet again either by way of this printed page or in person, May God be with you.

Eastside Christian Church

Sunday is the last day to order Angel Food ...

It is good to have the Brock family back from vacation, but we do want to keep Jan in our prayers. She has had a bout with kidney stones and is recuperating at this time.

Our prayers also go out to Sharon Brown and family on the passing of her brother. We also want to keep in our prayers others who are having difficulties at this time.

Our brick project is coming right along. We want to thank the quarry for donating sand, and to thank George Scherb for hauling it. This project is through donations, so we want to thank the Spares and Pairs Class for their donation plus those others who have also been donating.

Don't forget to be asking family members to attend church with you on Aug. 28, which will be our Family Sunday. There will be no Sunday School that day, and our worship service will be at 10 a.m., instead of 10:30. We will have special music by Upward Journey. We will have a cookout at the church immediately following the service.

Also, be sure to mark your calendars for Sept. 13. That will be the day we will honor our local law enforcement and firemen with a luncheon at noon. Ham, beans and cornbread will be served. The topic will be "where were you on 9/11?", so be thinking about it for discussion.

We also want to thank Charlie Lucas for stepping in while Pastor Bill was gone. There are so many that have helped out in many ways. We want to extend our thanks to all.

If you are not attending church anywhere else, we want to extend an invitation to you to be with us in our next service. We look forward to seeing you soon.

First Baptist Church

Sunday will be a day of worship and fellowship at First Baptist. Sunday School classes begin at 9:30. All classes are on the ground level in the Christian Education wing.

Morning worship begins at 10:30 a.m. An adult staffed nursery is provided. The children through 5th grade are invited to KidMo. Dress casually since we will be going directly to the Forest Park "cow palace" for a picnic! The Christian Ed Committee will provide fried chicken and drinks. Please bring a side or dessert to be shared with those attending.

There will be no evening service.

There will be Girls' Bible Study Tuesday evening at 7:30. The teen girls will meet with Mrs. Stacey Thompson.

Wednesday Bible Study meets at 12:15 in the fellowship room. The study continues in the New Testament.

The ROCK alternative worship service is Thursday at 7 p.m. Come as one or bring friends and family. There is music with Jason Wendell on guitar and leading the singing. Pastor Mark will bring the message. There is a nursery and KidMo for youngsters through 5th grade.

It's school time again! Teachers start this Monday and students begin Tuesday. You're probably feeling excited and maybe a little sad that summer is over. Some kids (and their parents) feel nervous or a little scared on the first day of school because of all the new things: new teachers, new friends, and maybe even a new school. Luckily, these "new" worries only stick around for a little while.

Back to school tips also work well for Christians. Get enough sleep. A good night's sleep will work wonders on your attitude the next day and will help your whole disposition. The Bible talks of "Resting in the Lord." It will also make you fit and ready for the day.

Get a healthy breakfast. This helps in knowledge retention, test scores, and overall learning. Having some type of personal devotions will fuel you for the day.

Follow the rules. Rules are necessary for productivity. As Christians we have the best rule book of all. It covers all the basics.

Develop good work and study habits. Those with good study habits are the ones who sail through school without major problems. Knowing the Word is what is going to make or break us. We've got to know the Word of God in order to live it.

Try your best. It will bring good results. It is rewarding to do your best. Christians need to strive to do our best in whatever we do to bring honor to God.

Get along with your classmates. It causes a good atmosphere for learning. It causes more productive lives therefore furthering the cause of Christ.

Get to know your teacher. Learn what your teacher expects with homework, classroom policies, and grades. We also need to know what Christ expects of us.

We pray for each of you and your families as you begin this new school year.

Brazil Nazarene Church

The Brazil Nazarene Church and the Bee Ridge Church will be sponsoring the Crist Family from Maynardville, Tenn., on Sunday, Aug. 21, at 6 p.m., at the Nazarene Church, 1002 E. National Ave.

Center Point United Methodist Church

Pastor Bob Kumpf shares about Tuesday's event: "Well ... I went to church yesterday! It wasn't at Center Point or Ashboro but at the Clay County 4-H Fairgrounds.

The Wild Horse Ministries program was excellent and spoke very loudly to all who attended. It was the message of love and grace that God has for each of us. Paul Daily displayed the love and patience that God has for us as he gently and patiently had an untamed horse choose to change its ways. So many of the words and actions he displayed can be seen in our own lives as God continually calls us to trust Him and find a relationship that far exceeds anything we can establish on our own."

It never ceases to amaze me how God can use any aspect of life to teach us about Him. We need to remain teachable.

Tomorrow Bob takes the opportunity to share one of Jesus' teaching moments. The message is from Matthew 15: 21-28 and is titled, "We're All Family." Here's what he said about the scripture. "This is the story of the Canaanite woman who turns to Jesus to heal her daughter. More importantly, it is a lesson of God's great love for all His children. At first it seems that Jesus will ignore the request of a woman who is not 'one of his own'. After all, wasn't Jesus sent to restore the Israelites with their God? He even tells her that 'it isn't right to take bread from a child and toss it to the dogs'!

This woman (and her daughter) were not faithful Jews, they were heathens who didn't know the promises of Moses or the Law as the Israelites did (referred to as 'dogs' by the prophet Isaiah). But her persistent begging and faith in Jesus won out and her request was granted.

This was a great learning lesson for the disciples and a testimony to the grace of God's love and promise to all people. It is a lesson that we need to grasp today.

There are people in our own families and community that need to hear of God's grace and know the promise He has for them. Scripture tells us that is our top priority. But, God's Grace is not limited to 'just us'. God's plan is to offer hope and salvation to all people! In fact, in God's eyes, we are all brothers and sisters because we are all created in His image."

Yes, God sees us as brothers and sisters and He invites us all to join the "great family reunion" that will take place one day. You have your invitation. Have you done your "RSVP"? The invitation is to accept Jesus as The Way to eternal life. Place your faith and trust in Him, as Canaanite woman did. Don't put it off!! This is one family reunion you don't want to miss!!

Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Our Parish is located at 19 N. Alabama St., with Father Harold Rightor presiding. Mass schedule: Saturday 6:30 p.m., Sunday 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.; Tuesday 5:30 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday 9 a.m. Parish office hours: Monday -- Thursday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Phone: 812-448-1901 Email: annunciationchurch@msn.com

Holy Day of Obligation: Feast of the Assumption, Monday, Aug. 15. Mass will be held at 6:30 in the evening in celebration of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Assumption celebrates St. Mary being taken into heaven in body and soul. This is the complete redemption of St. Mary; showing her as fully sharing in the mystery of Christ's resurrection.

Father Rightor will be on vacation beginning Aug. 20-Sept. 12. Mass will not be held at 12:30 on Sundays during this time. Morning mass will be limited to 9 a.m. on Aug. 24-31 only.

Congratulations to the newly elected officials of the Knights of Columbus. Jeff Etling has been elected as the Grand Knight for 2011-12.

Questions about membership or activities should be addressed to Jeff at etlingj@frontier.net.

Our All Parish meeting will take place on Aug. 17, at 7 p.m., in the Parish Center. Representatives from the Terre Haute Deanery will explain and field questions concerning the future of Annunciation based on their new deanery strategic plan. Don't miss this opportunity to hear this information first hand.

Renovations on the Rectory are underway. The electrical system has been upgraded to 200 amps to accommodate the new heating and cooling system. The radiators throughout the home for the old boiler system have been removed. The guttering system has been redirected to carry water away from the foundation of the home.

Kathy Keller is looking for a replacement to oversee alter servers. Kathy has been instrumental in training and organizing this fine group, but would now like to focus her energies to other projects.

Anyone interested should call the Parish Office. Thank you Kathy for your hours of dedication and hard work!

CCD classes will be in session soon after the 8:30 a.m., Mass on Sundays.

If you have ever wanted to teach our youth, now is your opportunity. All instructional materials are provided. Share your talent and the love of our faith with the youngsters of Annunciation!

The Knights of Columbus will host a video presentation entitled "Interpretation of the Scriptures" on Aug. 22 at Kennedy Crossing.

Festivities begin at 6 p.m., with a meal of spaghetti, salad and bread followed by the video. Bring your family for a meal and fellowship with the Knights!

There are still a few spots open at our Preschool. Insure the preparation of your future kindergartener in a positive Christian preschool.

For more information, call the Parish Office.

The Carmelites of Terre Haute have a lovely inspirational website: www.heartsawake.org. If you need a positive lift to your day, check out this website. Guaranteed to make you feel happier about your life!

Doors open at Kennedy Crossing for Bingo on Sunday 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 $1,000 if you bingo on 55 numbers or less. Grab a friend and enjoy an evening out!

We invite you to submit your experiences relating to faith and prayer in this column. Always welcome is news of upcoming events and Church projects. Email to: boilerfanburk@aim.com.

Let us extend a prayer to the Stewart and Young Families during this difficult time.

We pray for the less fortunate, those on our Parish prayer list, those in nursing homes, in the service and anyone that is troubled in some manner. We pray for those that have lost their way and need to find their way back to Christ.

We pray for our vocations so that more men and women will answer the call to be leaders of the Catholic Church. We pray for mercy for our families and ourselves.

And, we also pray for the gift of charity, compassion and understanding towards others.

Blessed are the flexible, for they will not be bent out of shape. In all circumstances give thanks, for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus. Thessalonians 5:18

Have a Blessed week.

Carbon Baptist Church

A youth cook-out and water games will be Sunday Aug. 14, at 5 p.m. at the home of Matt and Morgan Mullenix.

On Tuesday, Aug. 16 at 6:30 p.m., in fellowship hall will be our Executive Board meeting.

With school starting soon, drive carefully.

Have a great week.

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 service of the Lord

Community Missionary Church

Pastor Ken Thomas opened the services with greetings and led the congregation in prayer and praises to the Lord. He then turned the service over to Peg Parksey who led the singing.

The special number was sung by Carol Vanatti, "I've been there, don't that." Thinking about this song, "I've been there and done that and some of those I'd wished I hadn't thinking of the "Done that on Halloween ... and it seemed fun then but my only excuse was "I was a kid then" And didn't know better; but my dad had a way about reminding me which sometimes hurt more than my feelings.

Bro. Thomas then asked for requests for prayer, praying for the spoken and unspoken, the shut-in, sick in hospital, and our military in harms way.

Pastor Thomas says, been there, done that brings the need to speak up today to let the world know we are in this world but not of this world. The tie of anti-Christ is here. As long as the flesh is fighting against Christ, is fighting the spirit; then we'll be at war. Anti-Christ is anything against Christ. I John 4:15 "Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God Dwelleth in Him, and he is in God"

Reading an article in a paper this week about Islam saying "Jesus was just a prophet ... this Bro. will tell you that Jesus was more than just a prophet!

Bro. Thomas raised his voice as we all should do ... Jesus was more than just a prophet!

Hew. 12:1 we believe that Jesus is! In the book of John "I am the light-I am the true Vine-I am the good Shepard ... Jesus says all this in the Book of John. "I am" what God told Moses to say who had sent him. Jesus didn't want to be equal to God; he wanted to be a servant, to take on the sins of the world -- he wanted to be your savior.

Roman 1:16 "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone who believeth; to the Jew first and also to the Greek. "How can people tolerate some of the things that go on today; the Bible speaks of judgment -- God will judge.

Looking back to John 3:16 for God so loved this old world ... just believing doesn't cut it ... believing must be followed by action. We are human and make mistakes, acknowledge them, and be forgiven; Remembering that Jesus tells the world, I am the living bread, "I will give my life for the world." The Lord himself has provided the sacrifice for you and me today.

Matt 3:16, and Mark 10:11. Pastor Thomas and wife Beverly and the community Missionary family invite you to visit 21 W. Pinckley St.

Sunday School 9:30 a.m., morning worship 10:30 and evening service at 6 p.m.

The ladies are collecting kids juice boxes for S.O.S. and ladies Bible study on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. everyone welcome.

Peniel United Methodist Church

The Congregation of Peniel are very pleased to welcome four new members: Robert and Kay Bigley; and Eric and Wendy Wieland. We hope you enjoy your new Church Family!

This Thursday, Aug. 18, will be the Co-Workers/Fidelis Class meeting at 6 p.m..

The Scripture reading is Genesis 45: 1-15.

Pastor Pippin"s message is "Open Our Eyes to See God's Hand at Work!" and his message for the Children's Moment is "An Invitation!"

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

And don't forget the school supplies that will be donated to the Clay County school children.

Everyone is welcome to join us for Sunday School at 9:45 a.m., and Church at 10:45 a.m.

Peniel United Methodist Church is located on Kennedy Crossing Rd., Brazil.

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

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