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Friday, October 28, 2011

Carbon United Methodist Church

Do you find that all your worries tend to make you too serious? Thank God that He invented laughter! Last week I was down at an old friend's home overlooking the Ohio River. We laughed so much while I was there that my sides were sore. We felt like giddy teenagers giggling and haw-hawing at every little thing...and it felt so good! I'm going to have to remember to laugh more from now on. It does wonders for your soul. Try it!

Take a deep breath! We are diving into the 'holiday season' and won't come up for air until January. Our church's Thanksgiving Dinner will be on Sunday, Nov. 13, at 12:30 p.m. The tables in the basement are already decorated so beautifully for fall. Thanks, Sharon! We always have so much food, so come join us.

The annual Harvest Service with the Carbon Nazarene Church will be on Thursday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m., at our church. We always look forward to our joint services with them.

Then, of course, Thanksgiving Day is next on Nov. 24. It's time to see which kids can come home for it. With all my kids living away from here, it is difficult to get them all here at one time. I am thankful that they come even if it is one at a time.

We are all getting used to having our Worship Service at 9:30 a.m., on Sundays. Come join us; then the rest of the day is yours.

Brazil Nazarene Church

Greetings from the folks at the Brazil Nazarene Church.

Our Pastor is in Tennessee attending a training seminar on the Transformational Church. Several leaders and interested members attend these training sessions on Sunday night at our church studying and praying for guidance and the right direction for our church. Our pastor will share with the group what he learned in Tennessee at our next meeting.

Our Wednesday night Children's Caravan Church is going strong and they meet at 7 p.m. Bus service is available to those who need a ride. Wednesday night service for adults meet at 7 p.m., also. Everyone is welcome. If you do need a ride, call 446-0371, and leave your name and address on our answering machine. Call before Wednesday.

We are so excited about our upcoming 'HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA' on Saturday, Nov. 5, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. There will be 25 vendors. Just a few I'll mention are: Longenbarger baskets, Lia Sophia, purses, jewelery, Avon, candy, baked goods, noodles and much, much more. Just come to the Nazarene Church Living Center on US 40 East and spend the day with us. You will not be disappointed. All proceeds go to our Children's Klozet. We give free, stylish, clean clothing to any child in need and no questions are asked.. This is for all children in our community. Cindy Wright is coordinator of the Klozet and works as a volunteer only.

The ladies in our church are going to Nashville, on Saturday, Nov. 12. The time for boarding is 9 a.m., at the church. If you are interested, call Ministries Chair, Teressa Bechtel at 446-0371. If no one is available to answer the phone, please leave your name and phone number on our answering machine, and she will get back with you.

You are welcome to join us for worship at 10 a.m., Sunday, Wednesday night service at 7 p.m., and Living Classes for all ages at 9 a.m., Sunday.

Rev. Gary Bechtel is our pastor.

Casual dress is appropriate. See our ad in the paper today for more information.

God bless you all, and have a great week.

Bee Ridge Church

Upcoming events:

Saturday, Nov. 12 is the Bee Ridge Thanksgiving Dinner from 4-7 p.m., at Kennedy's Crossing Bingo Center. Watch for details next week.

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.

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.

Center Point United Methodist Church

Just two days left in October. Do you know that October is Pastor Appreciation Month? Have you shown your appreciation for and to your pastor?

This recognition of pastors is somewhat like recognizing mothers and fathers on their special days. It's a good idea, but, hopefully, it isn't the only time we show our love and appreciation for their efforts toward us. Hopefully, we are appreciating our pastors throughout the year by doing what will help them the most -- praying for them.

Yes, that is the main thing we can do for them. Lifting them up in prayer. Asking God to guide them, protect them and inspire them. Prayer cover for them by their congregations is a blessing in the lives of pastors. So, if your pastor is not on your regular prayer list, please add him/her and his/her family.

Our pastor, Rev. Bob Kumpf has a follow-up message to last Sunday's "It's Contagious" message. He's calling this one "The Treatment" and he's taking it from chapter 2 of 1 Thessalonians, the first twelve verses.

Bob says, "In chapter 1 of Paul's letter he tells the church at Thessalonica that their faith is known everywhere. The love and faith that they display for Jesus is infectious and contagious. They are the model of how the holy community should be. Today, Paul tells them how to treat their condition. Don't be misled or confused, he is not telling them how to get rid of what they have, he is giving them advice on how to take care of it! And.... it is a message of not being discouraged when our efforts might not be producing the successes that we think they should. This is the message of treating others gently, lovingly and righteously. In other words, treat people like a good father treats his own children. We need to treat people just as we want to be treated, in truth, with respect, righteously. That is when we will have been successful in life."

How appropriate. Showing appreciation, whether to our pastors, our mothers and fathers, anyone really, is part of treating people well. When we are giving thanks and appreciation to others our minds are not on ourselves. Our focus will be turned outward and not inward. We will be living in the love and faith of holy community.

Be a part of the body of Christ. Be in worship services tomorrow. Be blessed and be a blessing to others.

Eastside Christian Church

Eastside Christian Church would like to welcome Joe Freeman as a new family member. We will be having a new member reception on Nov. 20, following the morning worship service. We have been blessed with several new members this year.

Our prayers go out for Becky York, Brooklyn Modglin, Joshua Collins, Red and his brother and Phyllis Crabb. We believe in the power of prayer. If you need prayer, please feel free to call the church and let us know your concern, and we will be happy to pray for you.

Millie, you were missed Sunday, but Ann did a great job. Thanks, Ann.

There will be another ladies' meeting on Thursday, Nov. 3, at 6 p.m., and then the regular monthly board meeting will follow at 7 p.m.

The leadership retreat will be Nov. 5, at 9 a.m.

This month has been Pastor Appreciation Month, so we once again want to express our thanks to Pastor Bill.

If you need a church, please come and let us welcome you. We would love to have you as part of our church family. Remember attending church is a great way of letting God know that you love Him.

Peniel United Methodist Church

It is getting close to trick or treat time! On Nov. 5, all those who attend the annual Turkey /Beef Dinner and Bazaar are in for a real TREAT! This is always an excellent meal with everything provided including beverage and great desserts for $10 for adults, children under 12 for $4 and under 6 - free. What a nice family event! And it all goes to worthy causes!

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

Pastor Pippin's Message is "Practice What You Preach" and for the children "The Finished Product."

Linda Webster will be collecting for "The Shoeboxes" through Oct. 30.

Choir Practice will be at 7 p.m., on Nov. 2.

Personal items are needed by the Food Pantry.

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

Kennedy Crossing Rd., Brazil, Ind.

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

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 email: annunciationchurch@msn.com. News or articles for this column should be emailed 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.

Lady Knights bake sale is happening this weekend after each Mass. Don't miss out on yummy Halloween treats!!

All Saints Day is coming up on Nov. 1. This is a Holy Day of Obligation, attending Mass is a requirement. All Saints Day is a celebration in honor of our Saints known and unknown. We celebrate the Saints of the Lord asking for their prayers and intercessions. All Saints Day is tied in with the concept of the Communion of Saints. Our belief is that all of God's people on heaven, earth and in Purgatory are connected in Communion. These Saints are constantly interceding on our behalf. We honor them and express our gratitude to them for all they do and will do for us still on earth.

All Souls Day will be celebrated at 9 a.m., on Nov. 2, with a Mass at the Cross at Rest Lawn Cemetery. This is a day that commemorates the faithful departed; those that have died with God's grace. We believe that all our loved ones that die with God's grace are immediately ready for the Beatific vision which is the reality and goodness of Heaven. They are purified of less faults and the temporal effects of sin. This purification is referred to as "Purgatory," which requires two beliefs from Catholics. The first is that there will be a purification of the faithful prior to entering Heaven. The second is that the prayers and Masses of the faithful still on earth will somehow benefit those in Purgatory and assist them in entering Heaven. The cleansing of the faithfully departed souls has no time frame, but our prayers and Masses do have an impact on this process. We look forward to your attendance at this loving Mass!

The Knights of Columbus are sponsoring another Parish breakfast on Nov. 6. The menu is a secret right now, but all of your suggestions were taken into consideration. Thanks to everyone that sent the Knights ideas! Plan to join the Knights and support the Rectory Kitchen Remodel Fund.

Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner. A blue tote has been placed in the back of church to collect donations for our charitable baskets. The food pantry has requested personal hygiene items as well as cereal, peanut butter and jelly. They can also always use meat products. Now that it is turning cooler, gently used coats and warm clothes are appreciated. Our sermons have stressed loving our neighbor as we love ourselves. Let's make this our most charitable year ever!

St Leonard's Parish will be celebrating the Eucharist on Nov. 5, in gratitude to God for allowing them over 100 years of ministry. Please pray for all the Parishioners of St Leonard's as they go through this transitional time.

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!

We pray for All Saints and All Souls. We pray for a charitable community. We pray that we will be compassionate and kind to our neighbors. We pray for those on our prayer list. Pray for those that are troubled and need guidance. Pray for those that have left the church that they may return once again. We pray that our family and friends will be kept harm free and held tight by the Lord's arms.

Blessings ~

First Baptist Church

Welcome to First Baptist on South Walnut Street. Tonight at 5:30, young people of the community are invited to our Trunk n' Treat to be held on the parking lot. There will be treats given out from the different trunks along with short activities.

Sunday morning we begin with Sunday School classes for all ages at 9:30 a.m. Coffee is always ready as well as teachers prepared to share the Word of God.

Morning worship is at 10:30 a.m. Grindle, Jason Rushlow and the choir will open our service and Pastor Mark Thompson will bring the message. There is an adult staffed nursery available. Elementary-age students are invited to KidMo, interactive Bible study, following opening prayer and praise.

There will be a 5th Sunday Mission Dinner following morning worship. There will be a free-will collection for the World Mission Offering.

Evening programs begin at 5:30, with AWANA and Youth. They will have a Bible lesson, light meal, music, games and class work as well as being surrounded by caring adults. There is a 6 p.m., Bible Study and Reflection for adults. Choir practice follows at 7:15.

Tuesday at 7:30, Stacey Thompson will meet with the teen girls for their personal Bible Study.

Wednesday Bible Study meets at 12:15. We are continuing in Acts with the second journey of Paul.

The ROCK worship service will be at 7 p.m. You will enjoy the casual time of worship and praise. There is a nursery and KidMo for the children.

Don't forget we have an elevator for your convenience. Call 448-8112 for more information.

Otter Creek Christian Church

Another ten 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 10 or 11 years old, they said something 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 knows 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. We are located 6299 N. Crow St. Brazil. 812-446-5300.

Pastor Steve Brattain can be reached after 4:30 p. m., daily at 812-249-1715, or we can be reached most days at 812-446-4007. There is a ladies Bible Study Tuesdays, at 10 a.m., at the Bowden home. For directions call 448-2431.

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 they'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??

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 Cheryl McKinney and Caitlynn McKinney.

5 p.m., AWANA Fall Party with no Evening Service.

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

Thursday at 9:45 a.m., Ladies Bible Study.

Please note that this is the same information from last week, we had a mix up in paperwork and apologize for any inconvenience.

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."

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:: "If thine enemyhunger, feed him." The answer is in Romans 12:20. This week's question is: Who is the only person who knows when Jesus' return is? The answer is in Matthew 24, email me your answer pmann228@hotmail.com by Wednesday.

Luke 2:13: "Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,..."

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.

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 Can and 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.

Carbon Baptist Church

Hello from Carbon Baptist.

Our speaker again this week will be Rev. Bill Coker. He gives a wonderful message. If you have never had the privilege of hearing him, come and join our worship service.

Wednesday evenings is our Praise and Worship practice at 6 p.m., Cell groups at 7 p.m., and Prayer time at 7 p.m.

One of the cell groups is studying the Book of Daniel, please come and be a part of this study.

The Ladies Ministry will be selling "Community Days" coupon books for $5. These can be redeemed at Carsons (Elder-Beerman) on Friday, Nov. 11, and Saturday, Nov. 12. The profit will be used for the five children we sponsor through S.O.S. for Christmas. If you are interested, contact Char Chamberlain.

Have a great week.

Our Sunday School hour begins at 9:30 a.m., Worship hour is 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.

Staunton First Christian Church

We will be having Trunk or Treat on Sunday, from 7-8:30 p.m., at the church. Bring your friends.

Community Missionary Church

Pastor Ken Thomas opened the services with greetings to the congregation and to the visitors. He asked for prayer requests and gave a prayer of Thanksgiving mentioning each request. Prayers were also for shut-ins, sick in the hospital and our military in harms way.

Peg Parksey led the congregational singing and along with her sister Erma Green sang the special number, "the Family Bible."

Brother Thomas then opened with "God knows the future." Man has made many predictions, but only God knows the future. Revelations calls him the Almighty God, he is omnipotent, all powerful, all knowing.

This God, God the father, God the son, God the Holy Spirit.

Romans 8:28-30: "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to [his] purpose."

Ephesians 1:3-14: "Blessed [be] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly [places] in Christ."

God is in charge of the world. God knew what it was going to take to save you and me. God's purpose was not and is not an after thought. His wisdom and power are supreme.

If you have that trust in Jesus Christ, you are one of God's children. He put his mark on you and me.

You act different because you are the Lord's. You're free to choose, as for me and my household we'll serve the Lord.

Remember the Bible tells us John 3:16: "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

God gave us that choice and everyone can be saved through Jesus Christ. God doesn't care if you are rich or poor, what state in life you are, it's what you believe.

This we leave you, ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you and ordained you.

Jesus made the first choice to set forth his plan of salvation to love and die for us.

If you want to learn more about Jesus, then visit us at the Community Missionary Church, 21 W. Pinckley St., Brazil.

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

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