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Friday, October 21, 2011

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) teachers this week Juddy Ferry and Vicky Trusler

5 p.m. AWANA Fall Party; 7 p.m. Evening Service

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

THURSDAY at 9:45 a.m. Ladies Bible Study

The message for this week is "What Kind of Ministry?" 1 Thessalonians 2:4 "On the contrary we speak as men approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel. We are not trying to please men but God..."

Thank you to the following business and individuals for your support for the Charlie Hapenny Memorial. Help a family at Christmas golf scramble: Hole Sponsors-Benwood AWANA, Brazil Automotive; Brazil Family Medicine; Clay County Furnace; Crawl's Basements & More; Dr. Austin Burns, DDS; Dr. Paul Houston; Dr. R L Dennany III, DDS; Edward Jones-Toni Carter; French Funeral Home; Friendship & Lighthouse classes; G Long's Auto Exchange; H & R Block; Hapenny Family; Homes Express; Hoosier Homes & Land; House of Spirits; In Memory of Allen Funk; J & N Metal Products; Loughmiller Farms; In Memory of Joe Hendrickson; Moore Funeral Home; Premier Tax Service; Proffitt grandkids; Reyher family; Riddell National Bank, Royer family; THSB; Brazil Times; The Coffee Grounds of Brazil; Thermo King, VFW 1127; and two church families who want to remain anonymous.

Half hole sponsors: American Family Insurance; Charles Hear; Cloverleaf of Knightsville; Dr. Gary Staadt, DDS; Hood Hydraulic; and Mike's Muffler. Other donations from Sugar & Spice; Goodies Galore; and Ceres. This Christmas will indeed be better for area children because of your generosity.


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: Who was fed bread from heaven for their hunger in the wilderness? The answer is the Israelites; Exodus 16:4 This week's question is a fill in:" If thine _hunger, feed him" Romans 12 email me your answer pmann228@hotmail.com by Wednesday.

Luke 2:12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."

Have a blessed week.

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 come worship with us.

We are a non-denominational church that worships God through Jesus Christ.

Trunk or Treat

S.T.R.E.T.C.H. will present this annual Halloween alternative on Thursday, Oct. 27, from 6-8 p.m. at the Forest Park cow palace. This fun event is free and the entire family is welcome. There will be decorated vehicles to visit where you will hear great stories from the Bible and receive yummy treats.

Elementary children will also have the opportunity to register for many fun door prizes.

S.T.R.E.T.C.H., Sharing The Real Effect That Christ Has, is a group made of area churches who desire to provide safe, fun events for our community's children.

Carbon United Methodist Church

The Town & Country United Men will meet at our church on Saturday, Oct. 22, at 8 a.m., for their monthly prayer breakfast. Let's hope that there is a good turn-out. This group of men is very important to the community and needs your support.

Remember, our worship service is at 9:30 a.m. now. We hope to see you there.

Center Point United Methodist Church

Pastor Bob Kumpf's words about tomorrow at Center Point: "The message for Sunday's Worship Service is 'Oh! It's Contagious!' and is taken from 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10. In the opening 10 verses of his letter to the church at Thessalonica, Paul commends them for their faith and continued witness to Christ as they grow in number and influence. They had not only held on to the teachings he brought them on his earlier visit, they had embraced the true meaning of Christian community and had become 'a model' for all believers by their devotion and faith in action.

The result of their faithfulness and conviction was seen in drawing new believers to their community and increasing the number of people following 'the way'. Their faith had become contagious, people were catching what they had and the entire world was being changed."

Being a good example is not easy. That is, if you set out to be one. I guess it all depends on our motives. I think the people in Thessalonica became a good example, "a model", of true Christianity by just living the way they were led to live by the Holy Spirit of God.

So, if we want to be a good example of a true Christian we, too, would live the way the Holy Spirit leads us. But, being a good example would not be the thing that motivates us. Loving God and wanting to obey Him would/should be our motivation. Being a good example and drawing others to His way of life would be a by-product of the love and obedience. Aren't we all grateful to those Christians who were living out their faith before us, drawing us into a relationship with the Lord by their example?!

Join us tomorrow as Bob "fleshes out" this message from God's Word. Worship services start at 10:30 a.m. Be in the house of the Lord. Be blessed and be a blessing.

Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Our Church is located at 19 North Alabama Street with Father Harold Rightor officiating. For information call: 812-448-1901 or e-mail: annunciationchurch@msn.com News or articles for this column should be e-mailed to: boilerfanburk@aim.com

Mass schedule: Saturday, 6:30 p.m., Sunday 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Tuesday 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday and Thursday mornings at 9 a.m.

All Saints Day is coming up on Nov. 1. This is a Holy Day of Obligation; attending Mass is a requirement.

All Souls Day will be celebrated at 9 a.m. on Nov. 2 with a Mass at the Cross at Rest Lawn Cemetery. This Mass will be in honor of those that helped to build Annunciation Parish and our Community. Everyone is welcome.

A note from St. Leonard's: "The Parishioners of St. Leonard Parish, West Terre Haute invite former members and friends to join them for Liturgy on Nov. 5, 2011. This Celebration of Eucharist will be an opportunity to express gratitude to God for 100+ years of ministry and to support the on-going ministry of Providence Food Pantry.

It will provide an opportunity to say farewell to the Parish as it prepares to close later in November." Closing a Parish anywhere is a heart wrenching event for all of the Catholic Community. Keep in prayer the Parishioners of St. Leonard as they face this sad and difficult time.

The Lady Knights are having their next meeting on Oct. 24, at 6:30 p.m., in the Parish Center. Anyone interested in joining the Lady Knights should attend this meeting. These Ladies are responsible for many of the good things going on in the Parish.

The Lady Knights will be having a bake sale after every Mass on Halloween weekend. Perhaps you can donate some baked goods? Be sure to check out the bake sale for lots of yummy treats!

The Knights of Columbus are sponsoring another Parish breakfast on Nov. 6, but they'd like your input on the menu! Have an old family recipe you'd like to share? Or maybe just a breakfast food you don't get to eat often? ~ send your suggestions or recipes to the Knights at: gk4377@gmail.com. Proceeds from this breakfast will be donated to the Rectory Kitchen Remodel Fund.

It's time to start donating for the Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets. A blue tote has been placed in the back of church to collect donations. Let's make this our best year ever for helping the less fortunate. Remember also, that gently used warm clothes and coats, hygiene items and household items are always needed at the Food Pantry. There is no charge to anyone for the items they need at the Food Pantry. All donations are given to the folks in our community.

The Knights of Columbus are sponsoring a blood drive and they need your help! The Blood Mobile from the Indiana Blood Center will visit Annunciation Church on Nov. 19, from 1-4 p.m. To register for an advance appointment, visit the website: www.donorpoint.org. This is a worthy cause and none of us ever knows when we may need to use the blood bank. Make the Knights proud with your participation!

Keep in your prayers the elderly, those in nursing homes and those homebound. We pray for our dearly departed that they may receive eternal peace. We pray for those who have recently lost a loved one. We pray for St Leonard's Parish and all the Parishes that will be closing soon. Pray for those that have left the church that they will be guided back to their faith. Pray that we will be compassionate and charitable for all that we meet in our daily lives.

Blessings to All ~

Eastside Christian Church

Hello again from Eastside Christian Church. We have had quite a rainy week. Pastor Bill has started a new series called THE JESUS SERIES. We need to realize that going to church is not for us, it is to give thanks to God for all that we have and to show our love for Him. Sometimes when people are invited to church, they say they believe in God, but they do not have to attend church. This is wrong, because God does want us to be in church to worship Him. If we do not go to church, we are being selfish and only thinking of ourselves.

Our prayers go out to the Thomas family on the loss of Joe. He was such a big part of our community and will be missed. Also, we want to pray for Red, who will be having surgery soon. We have a praise report for Becky York. Her surgery was successful. We also want to pray for June and Charlotte. They have been having some difficulties lately, but it was good to see them with us Sunday. Also, Millie and Ann's music is such a blessing.

It was good to have Josiah and Alissa with us. They will be getting married in March.

Be sure to mark Nov. 20 on your calendar. Our new members reception will follow the morning worship service that Sunday.

If you are not attending church anywhere else, we want to invite you to come be with us to give praise and honor to God.

Bee Ridge Church

Upcoming events:

Saturday, Oct. 22: Fall Party and Hay Ride beginning at 6 p.m. Ham & Beans will be served, Everyone is encouraged to attend and asked to bring a covered dish. That's tonight, hope to see you all there.

Saturday, Nov. 12: Bee Ridge Thanksgiving Dinner from 4-7 p.m., at Kennedy's Crossing Bingo Center. Watch for more details soon.

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.

Peniel United Methodist Church

Last day of the Covered Bridge Festival! It brings friends and family from far away. A good time for many, but I will admit that it will be nice not to have the traffic jams in Brazil!

In just two weeks, the annual "Turkey/Roast Beef Supper" will be Nov. 5, at the church. Let your friends and family know about it! It is always a great meal with such a variety of salads and desserts, plus homemade noodles, real mashed potatoes and all the "fixings." Lots of volunteer hours go into making this not only one of the church's best fund raisers, but so delicious. See you there!

The scripture this Sunday is : Deuteronomy 34: 1-12.

Pastor Pippin's message is "What a View" and for the children - "Necessary Parts."

Choir practice will be Nov. 2, at 7 p.m.

Linda Webster will be taking money for the shoe boxes through Sunday, Oct. 30.

Items needed for the food pantry are canned fruits.

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

Kennedy Crossing Rd., Brazil, Ind.

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

Otter Creek Christian Church

Hello again from your friends and neighbors out at Otter Creek Christian Church. We are into one of the most beautiful times of the year -- fall. The leaves on the trees are starting to turn colors and God is still on His throne controlling it all.

The scripture that I would like to share comes from John 21:15 "So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Pete, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs." Makes one think really hard if Jesus would stand before you or I and ask us that question. Loving Jesus goes beyond the point of just going to church and filling a pew or carrying a Bible [the one that you never open] so that the preacher sees it when you walk into church. Loving Jesus means that you surrender your whole life to Him and following His teachings, which include loving you neighbor as yourself. Answer the question for yourself, How much do you love Jesus?

Our services are as follows: Tuesday Bible Study at the home of Mary Bowden 10 a.m., Sunday School for all ages 9:30 a.m. at the church, Worship at 10:40 a.m. Come and be blessed and also learn how to be a blessing to God.

The church is located at 6299 N. Crow Street Brazil. Our phone number is 812-446-5300, or you may call Pastor Steve's home at 812-446-4007 or cell 812-249-1715, after 4 p.m.

If you do not have a church home we would like to invite you out to Otter Creek Church where you will find a small country church with a big heart for God. Don't forget that October is Pastor appreciation month.

Cory Zion Church

The annual Cory Zion Church Turkey Supper will be Saturday, Nov. 12, from 4-8 p.m., at the Family Life Center next to the church.

Cost is just a free will offering. Carry out is available and delivery within the Cory area.

First Christian Church

First Christian Church in Brazil would like to invite the community to its annual Country Day program Oct. 23, at 6 p.m., in the church auditorium. This year's program will feature Marie McGlone, a high school freshman from Marshall, Ill., along with several First Christian Church musicians, vocalists and choir.

McGlone has been performing at festivals, charitable benefit shows, nursing homes, schools and basically for anyone who would listen to her, and competing in contests in four different states since she was 7-years-old. She has placed or won contests in Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana and Illinois, including back-to-back championships in Illinois in 2006 and 2007. Marie has performed with several nationally recognized bands, including James King and Grammy Award winner Ralph Stanley.

Marie loves performing and brings a contagious energy to the stage with her playing and singing. Her original fiddle instructor referred to her as "little miss intensity." Marie was also recently mentioned and pictured in the documentary book, "Images of America, Kentucky's Blue Grass Music," written and compiled by James Claypool.

Several years ago while performing as a weeklong guest at the Tunes and Tales program in Gatlinburg, Tenn., Marie was introduced to the music of Mountain Heart and Jim VanCleve's creatively intense fiddle style. She was immediately hooked, and, after meeting Jim several times he agreed to produce her first CD, "Listen to My Heart," which was released in October, 2010. The CD was referred to as a "minor masterpiece" by the editors of the internationally published periodical, Bluegrass Unlimited.

First Christian Church is located on United States 40 west in Brazil.

Mt. Calvary United Methodist

Mt. Calvary United Methodist has a great study in the book of James at 9:30 a.m., each Sunday

We have worship service at 10:30, and the sermon will be based on I Thessalonians 2nd chapter.

We also have a 12-step group that meets every first and fourth Monday evening at 7 p.m. It is called In Christ I an and is very helpful for all who have any kinds of hurts or habits and pain they are dealing with. All are welcome.

We also have Family Movie nights, the next one is scheduled for Oct. 28, at 6:30 p.m. All movies are appropriate for all ages.

There is a weight loss group meeting each Thursday evening at 6:45, with Nancy Eversole leading the group.

We are a church where you are at home the moment you walk in. Christ is waiting on you to come and worship with us.

For more information, call Pastor Laura at 812-894-2974, or e-mail at blessedlsmith@aol.com

Community Missionary Church

Pastor Ken Thomas opened services with prayer and greetings to the congregation and a big welcome back from overseas. One of our own, Joe Garza, whom the church has offered many prayers continually for his safe return.

He said he appreciates all the prayers and the support of his mother and father-in-law helping support his family while he was away.

He expressed his thanks to all the church for their prayers.

Peg Parksey led the congregational singing and Carol Vanatti sang the special number in song entitled, "This light of mine." It reminds us to let our light shine for others.

Romans 8:9 Do you realize that sin was on the Earth ever before Adam and Eve sinned?

Yes, old Satan told Eve in the garden, that her eyes would be opened if she ate of the fruit of the forbidden tree, man became as one of us; knowing good and evil.

Anything contrary to God is evil. Satan wants to drive a wedge between you and God. We all fight that sin.

Paul said, "I don't understand what I do." Romans 7:15 "For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I."

We must never fight sin in our life with our own strength.

Jesus' power is available to all of us.

Time and time again, God's people have failed, we fail too but when we are falling, God's hand is there to help us, just turn around and ask him.

It's difficult to admit our shortcomings to God as well as to others.

Galatians 5:16-21 "[This] I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.

It takes loving brothers and sisters to go tell other brothers and sisters whom are sinning; to tell them what they are doing wrong, by the power of God."

John 4:4 "Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world."

We all need to realize that God's love is always there for us.

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

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

We are collecting shoeboxes for Christmas during this month.

Ladies Bible Study is Wednesday's at 6 p.m. All ladies are welcome.

This is pastor appreciation month for your church.

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