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Friday, January 27, 2012

Hello from Carbon Baptist

We are pleased to announce this Sunday we will have as our speaker Pastor Barry Corder. We will have a meal directly after church in fellowship hall. The church will furnish the meat and drinks and we just ask if you come please bring a covered dish. This is to get to know Pastor and his family. Please come and be a part of this fellowship.

Wednesday Feb. 1, will be praise and worship practice at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. cell groups meet.

Have a great week in the service of the Lord.

Our Sunday School Hour begins at 9:30 a.m.

Our Worship Hour begins at 10:30.

Benwood Mt. Lebanon Church

This week at Benwood Mt. Lebanon Church

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

5 p.m. AWANA; 7 p.m. Evening Worship

Wednesday at 7 p.m. Prayer/Bible Study

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

FROM THE PASTOR

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.

Questions from Pat:

This weeks question:Jesus cautioned people not to "cast ye your pearls before _, lest they trample them under their feet," Matthew 7 holds the answer.

Email your answer to me by Wednesday at pmann228@hotmail.com

Answer to Last weeks question:

Simonwanted to buy the power of the Holy Spirit, The answer is in Acts 8:18

Do you have a question that you would like to ask Pastor Dick, email you question to me at pmann228@hotmail.com.

Pass that smile along and you will feel great and I know the one who receives it will also!

Isaiah 9:2-3 The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned. You have enlarged the nation and increased their joy; they rejoice before you as people rejoice at the harvest, as men rejoice when dividing the plunder.

Until next week: Give of yourself and enrich your life and that of the person receiving your gift!

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

Church Phone Number: 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.

Harmony/Lena United Methodist Church

In the book "The Travelers Gift" by Andy Andrews, a young man has hit rock bottom and is in a car accident. While in a coma, David Ponder travels through time meeting notable dignitaries such as Abraham Lincoln, Christopher Columbus, Anne Frank, and four others. He is given a total of seven decisions about life. These seven decisions change his life forever. In the sequel to this book titled "The Final Summit" Andrews brings David Ponder to a final summit that is attended by hundreds if not thousands of similar dignitaries, some known and some unknown. They are faced with the challenge to save mankind and the Archangel Gabriel is the arbitrator. They are posed a question and as a team they are to answer the question with a two word statement. Be Courageous is one of the incorrect answers. In the end, we learn the answer (you will have to read the book to learn what the correct answer is. LOL).

I am not sure if this is fact or simply a writer's vision, but when faced with record unemployment, Abraham Lincoln addressed a group of young men that were unemployed. They shared their dilemma and this sage piece of advice was offered. If you cannot find a job, do something; carry a load for someone that needs help. Read for someone that cannot read. Pull weeds not for the expectation of being paid but for the good of your community. Don't just sit back and do nothing.

Just the simple act of helping others is a blessing for those receiving the assistance, but you also will receive blessings. And wouldn't that make for a much better world? God provides us with free grace. Prevenient grace or the grace that comes before we are looking for it, justified grace, the grace we receive when we accept Christ and commit to a relationship with God, and Sanctified grace, the grace we receive when we act justly on behalf of Jesus Christ and not ourselves. Now I know there are those with disabilities and sometimes we cannot do what we used to do. But we can all do something.

Join us this week for service at Harmony starting at 9 a.m. with SS to follow at 10:30. SS starts at 9:30 with worship service starting at 10:45. Come celebrate with us this Sunday.

Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church

Worship hour is 9-10 a.m., with Pastor Randy Dragan.

Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church is located five miles east of State Road 59 on Billville Rd., Brazil. Everyone is welcome.

Bee Ridge Church

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.

Brazil Bible Fellowship Church

Judges Chapter 2 provides the story of when the Israelites drifted from God. The consequences were quite costly. Pastor Gordon helped us to see the digression that took place. When the people began to drift (rebel) against God, evil became rampant. The nation worshiped other God's. Since they rebelled it says that "every man did that which was right in his own eyes" (Judges 17:6) As a result, God judged and disciplined His chosen people for their rebellion by letting other nations rule them.

By way of application Pastor expressed that we can do the same thing. When we begin to lose that fear of God and begin to neglect the Bible from which we receive God's commands, wisdom and instruction, we have begun the slope of digression. We will begin to consider obedience to God as optional and we without realizing it we have begun to do "that which is right in our own eyes." Oh how important it is that we keep God first and seek to please Him with all of our heart, soul, strength and mind.

Normally a month that has a 5th Sunday is our fellowship night. Instead we are going to have a regular evening service at 6:30 and we will have our fellowship night the first Sunday in February.

Have you seen the movie COURAGEOUS? I haven't yet, but mark your calendars for evening of Feb. 19. We are inviting the community to watch it with us. The exact time isn't set yet but we will let you know. It will be free and the word on the street is that there will be some free refreshments also. How can you beat that? You can come alone. But why not bring your family and a friend or two?

We invite you to visit us. Pastor Gordon has a heart for expository (which is a big word for "what does the text teach?") preaching, helping us see it for ourselves and practically applying it to our lives so that we live it out in everyday life for the sake of Christ.

Our service times are: Sunday School at 10 a.m. Worship 11 a.m.; Wednesdy Bible study 7 p.m. You can learn more about us on the web at www.brazilbible.org and you can also listen to some messages as well.

You can also contact Pastor Gordon at 812-240-3003 or by e-mailing him at pastor@brazilbible.org. We are located South of town on Highway 59 directly across from the 4-H fairgrounds. See you Sunday!

Prairie City United Methodist Church

Prairie City United Methodist Church would like to extend a warm and loving invitation to everyone who would like to worship the Lord with us on Sunday mornings.

You will find blue jeans to formal attire as people worship together. All are welcome in the Lord's House.

The weekly Bible Study starts at 9:30 a.m. Worship starts at 10:30.

May God bless you and your family always ... See you on Sunday.

Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Our church is located at 19 North Alabama Street with Father Harold Rightor officiating. For information call: 448-1901 or e-mail: 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.

The Gospel speaks to us about some of the first disciples of our Lord. Fishermen Peter and Andrew leave their nets and James and John leave their father to join Jesus when he calls to them. They willingly follow Jesus and minister to others as he directs them.

Their faith is not always unwavering. The four are fearful in the storms. Peter is the first to recognize Jesus as the Messiah. James and John feel that they are capable of drinking from the same cup of suffering that Jesus inevitably will drink. These two fall asleep in the garden while Jesus is alert and praying. After Jesus' death, the fishermen become true disciples of our Lord. John the Baptist and Jesus both gave their lives for the Gospel and ultimately so do the four fishermen. During our lives we all face "storms"; sometimes we all question why we are faced with "storms" causing our faith to waver. Lent is the perfect time to embrace our faith as well as our Catholic religion as we anticipate our celebration of the resurrection of the Messiah. Now is the perfect time to become better disciples of Our Lord.

Thanks to all for the prayers, food and contributions for the Clawson Family during their time of need. Remember them in your prayers in the days to come.

Our prayer list is being updated. Please call the Parish Office with any folks that you would like placed on our prayer list.

Have a desire to expand your knowledge? Join the group studying Rediscovering Catholicism! E-mail gk4377@gmail.com or contact the Parish Office for more information. Lent is the perfect time to rejuvenate your faith and be a better Catholic. Copies of this insightful book are available at the Parish Office.

There is still time to add your touch to the Stations of the Cross paining project. The goal is to have the Stations finished and hung in the Church by Ash Wednesday. Contact Annette Meyers or the Parish Office for more information.

The Lady Knights are sponsoring another yard sale on Feb. 25, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Tables are $10 each. Breakfast and lunch items will be available, so come spend the day with other Parishioners. It's always a good time!

Lady Knights will meet on Jan. 30, at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Center. New members are always welcome. Come join this worthwhile organization!

The 2nd Annual Soup Bowl benefit will take place on Feb. 4, at the Maryland Community Church on State Road 46 in Terre Haute from 5-7 pm. Churches of the Wabash Valley have joined together to raise hunger awareness issues. Proceeds will support Catholic Charities in continuing their efforts to provide food to the hungry. Unique one of a kind handmade ceramic bowls filled with delicious soup will be available for $25. Disposable bowls with soup will also be available. Contact the Deanery at 812-232-8400 for more information.

Vera Bradley collector? St. Patrick's Church is the place to be on Feb. 16. John Paul II Catholic High School is sponsoring a Bingo with Vera Bradley items as the prizes!! Tickets are $20 for 20 games. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with games beginning at 6 p.m. Call 812-235-9108 or contact Justin Buell for more information.

Annunciation Knights of Columbus will host a fish fry at Kennedy Crossing on Friday, March 9. Proceeds will benefit all of the worthwhile activities sponsored by the K of C.

Please keep in your prayers St. Joseph-Universal, St. Ann and Holy Rosary parishes with their impending closing this year. Extend your hand to welcome any of these folks into Annunciation.

Pray for embracement of our faith and the Catholic religion. Pray for those who have left our Church in hope that they will find their way back. Pray for the return of those who have left our Parish. Pray for the homebound, the sick and the lonely. Pray we always greet others with compassion and charity. Pray we are always the best version of ourselves in Glory to Our Lord.

Blessings ~

Center Point United Methodist Church

Well, last week we were shown, once again, that we are not in control!! I had plans for Saturday and those plans got cancelled due to the weather. And you know what? ... the world still turned. (Smile)

The longer I live, the more accepting I am when my plans get changed. I realize many things are optional. My plans and schemes are not always important. It is God's plan and God's schemes that are worthwhile and important in this life and the next. What is most important in my day is the time I spend determining how God wants me to spend that 24 hours.

Tomorrow is an easy day to determine God's plan for me. Sunday School and church is a given. Not a duty. A privilege. A pleasure. Sometimes, I am not in the right frame of mind when I go to Sunday services, but it doesn't take long to revive my spirit.

Join us tomorrow whether you are in the "right mood" or not. Pastor Bob Kumpf says, "This Sunday the message is from 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 and is titled, 'For Them'. This is a continuation of Paul's message to the people of Corinth concerning taking care of themselves and one another. Again, Paul reminds them of the freedom they have through Christ and the obligation they have to not let their freedom be a stumbling block for others. This is a matter that we still struggle with today in our witness and testimony to those around us. God calls us to a life filled with grace and uses our love for others to invite them into a relationship with Christ."

Love is one of the aspects of the fruit of the Holy Spirit. The Basic Class in Sunday School is doing a study on the fruit of the Spirit. Join us tomorrow when we will be studying about joy. Services start at 9:30 a.m. Be a part of the body of Christ. Be blessed and be a blessing.

Peniel United Methodist Church

End of January and what a great winter, so far! Unfortunately there has been sad news in our church also. We lost two members of our congregation; Larry Moore and Wilma Icenogle, both will be missed so much. Our condolences to their families.

This week's scripture is St. Matthew 6:9.

Pastor Pippin's message is a "Mission in the Name of God". For the children's sermon: "Welcome? or Keep Out?"

The Food Pantry in Brazil wishes to thank all those for their support. The canned items on the list this week is soup.

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

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

Carbon United Methodist Church

Today, the Town & Country United Men will have their first monthly Prayer Breakfast of the year at our church beginning at 8 a.m. Our men will be doing the cooking, so I know they will have a great breakfast. Men, "Come and see".

On Sunday, we will be having our yearly planning meeting starting at 12:30. There will be a soup and sandwich luncheon before the planning session. Everyone in the church is encouraged to come, share the meal and give their input into the plans.

Our church service begins at 9:30 a.m., on Sunday mornings. If you are seeking a more abundant life through Christ, "Come and see."

Eastside Christian Church

If you would like to be a greeter before our Sunday morning worship service, please feel free to let Sharon L. know, and she will be happy to designate a month for you.

The elders and deacons of the church will be having a Leadership Retreat on Feb. 4, at 9 a.m. at the church.

The congregation will be hosting a wedding shower luncheon for Josiah and Alissa on Jan. 29 after the morning worship service.

If you are not attending church anywhere else, we want to invite you to come be with us. Our goal in 2012 is to tell as many as possible about Jesus and His Salvation. We believe we are living in the last days, and we want to reach those who have not been saved, so they too can have eternal life.

Community Missionary Church

Pastor Ken Thomas opened services with greeting to each that came out on such bad road conditions coming together to serve the Lord. He gave a few short remarks and a short prayer of thanks and praise and turned the service over to Peg Parksey whom led the congregational singing.

Pastor Thomas read a letter to the congregation from our missionary Phyllis Newby who sends greetings and thanks for the pop can project providing the "Rice for Haiti children." Our church along with other churches and lots of friends have collected pop cans and other special projects during the year.

Brother Thomas then asked for spoken an unspoken requests for prayer, those in the hospital, sick at home and our military in harms way. We have fresh troops being sent to the Middle East, and we want to remember them daily in our prayers as he lead the prayer for them also.

Scott, Marian and Baileigh Burns sang the special number, "Amazing Grace," an old hymn yet ever so needed during these times.

How easy it is for us to ask God to give us grace and to others when we feel it necessary. Do you know who says, "There is no God?" The Foolish Man! God gives us ample time to build on Jesus.

I Peter 2:4-10 To whom coming, [as unto] a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, [and] precious, 5 Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. 6 Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded. 7 Unto you therefore which believe [he is] precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner, 8 And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, [even to them] which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed. 9 But ye [are] a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: 10 Which in time past [were] not a people, but [are] now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.

Either you are for him or against him. You men gave a precious stone to your intended. That ring (stone) was very precious to her, and so was "Jesus" a precious stone! He was also known as the cornerstone.

In Ephesians 2:13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.

We are no longer strangers or foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints. In this life, Jesus is the one whom holds your life together. Where and what you are building? With the heart man believeth unto righteousness, and with they mouth confess is made unto salvation.

Confession doesn't stop there. One can confess with they mouth, but can have a heart far from God as scripture tells us.

Get grounded with the Lord, take inventory of your life, and check your spiritual condition. You cannot clean up your house by yourself, only God can do that. You are not building if you are no growing. You build when you bear fruit. Give yourself that gift of God an grow in the Lord.

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



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