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Church News

Friday, February 17, 2012

Carbon Baptist Church

Hello from Carbon Baptist Church.

Praise and worship practice will be at 6 p.m., this Wednesday and cell groups follow at 7 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 23, Ladies Ministry will meet at the church in fellowship hall at 6:30 p.m. The hostess is Marvina Mullenix.

Maryland Community church March 9, at 7 p.m., and March 10, at 2 p.m., will be Wabash Valley Ladies Unity Night.

Tickets are free but you need one to get in. Contact Karen Cox for tickets, at 812-691-0346. The message will be "God Loves Broken People."

Dr. Bill Coker will be giving the message Sunday morning. He is a blessing to our church. Please come and hear him speak.

Have a great week and remember "God Loves You."

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

Worship Hour begins at 10:30.

Bee Ridge Church

Upcoming events at Bee Ridge:

Today is the All-You-Can-Eat Biscuits and Gravy Breakfast from 7-10 a.m. The cost of the breakfast is free, but a love offering will be accepted. All proceeds benefit the building fund. Please join us for great food and fellowship.

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 e-mail: jeffbwater@yahoo.com. Hope to see you this Sunday.

Family Worship Center

When was the last time you felt like you really belonged somewhere? When you accept Jesus into your life, you have a sense of belonging. We were all born with a void in our hearts that only God can fill.

Material things are just that ... material. They will fade away, but your spirit lives forever. We want to encourage you to seek the things of the spirit. Jesus is alive and well at Family Worship Center!

We would like to invite you to come and join us! Sunday school begins at 9:30, worship service is at 10:30, Sunday evening service begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible study begins at 7 p.m. We love you and hope you have a blessed week!

Benwood Mt. Lebanon Church

Good Morning from Benwood Mt. Lebanon Church. This week:

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

Children's Church Leaders Becky Proffitt and Mandi Eldridge.

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

Tuesday at 2 p.m.-Ladies Nursing Home Ministries at Cloverleaf.

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

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

FROM THE PASTOR

This week's message is "Living by Faith" Hebrews 11:23-29

The Valentine Banquet is tonight at 6:30 p.m. Our special program will be Dave Henry on the harp.

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 week's question is: Elisha healed the waters of Jericho by putting_into the spring. The answer is in 2 Kings 2:21.

E-mail your answer to me by Wednesday at pmann228@hotmail.com.

Answer to last week's question:

John saw two rainbows: one around the throne and one upon an angel's head. (Revelation 4:3 & Revelation 10:1) -- True

Question for Pastor Dick: I have been saved and baptized, I feel like I still have sin inside, like something not forgiven or maybe not spoken. I feel the pull to go to the alter but I am unsure? Could you explain this?

Pastor Dick's Response: If you feel a need to go to the alter for forgiveness, then you need to do it. The Holy Spirit is prodding you on this one. Satan is still very active in this world, but he is not going to suggest going to the alter for forgiveness. He will, on the other hand, try to convince you that God hasn't really forgiven you. If you have an unforgiven sin it is simply because you have not asked God's forgiveness of that sin. It would be great if when we made an acceptance of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior our old worldly nature was replaced by our new spiritual nature. But it is not. Our old nature and our new nature both live within us. We still have the free will as to whether to follow the old or the new. This free will was once explained to me in this way: it's like having two dogs, a black one and a white one. When they get into a fight, which one will win? The one you say "Sic'm" to.

Be thinking of your question for Pastor Dick and e-mail it to me at pmann228@hotmail.com.

Ephesians 3:1 "For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles--2 Surely you have heard about the administration of God's grace that was given to me for you, 3 that is, the mystery made known to me by revelation, as I have already written briefly. 4 In reading this, then you will be able to understand my insight into the mystery of Christ, 5 which was not made known to men in other generations as it has now been revealed by the Spirit to God's holy apostles and prophets."

We are located two miles north of United States 40 on the 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 come worship with us.

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

Until next week, stay safe and God bless!

Peniel United Methodist Church

Third Sunday of the month already. That means there will be pastries and beverages in the Fellowship Hall between Sunday School and Church Services. What a nice way to get better acquainted. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m., and Church Services at 10:45. Hope you will be there!

We know that spring and Easter has to be around the corner, because the Community Choir has started practicing on a new Cantata. Feb. 25 at 8 a.m., the Men's Lenten Breakfast will be held at Bethel.

This Sunday's scripture is 2 Kings 2:1-12.

Pastor Pippin's message is "Lost Heroes!" and for the children "Plenty to Go Around!"

The Food Pantry in Brazil would appreciate laundry and dish detergents. There are so many people in need at this time.

Kennedy Crossing Rd., Brazil, Ind.

For more information contact Pastor Pippin at 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: 448-1901 or e-mail: annunciationchurch@msn.com. News or articles for this column should be e-mailed to: boilerfanburk@aim.com. Information for this article must be submitted by Wednesday evening.

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 at 9 p.m.

The Gospel according to Mark this week speaks to us about Jesus curing the leper. The leper pleaded to our Lord to cure him. Mark makes special note that Jesus was "moved with pity." Jesus touches the leper. This symbolic "touching" is very important in the liturgy and in our faith. Touch is contact that enables transference.

The leper who had been exiled from his community, is told by Jesus to return and show the priests that he was cured. Jesus had accepted this man with his illness, touched the man to cure him and now expected others to accept him as well. As previous other scriptures, once again we are told that people are drawn to Jesus. People believe in his healing power. People of faith are unwilling to be without Jesus in their lives. Jesus is our source of life and peace and he accepts us as we are. Always.

The symbolism of "touching" brought to us in this Gospel is found often in our Catholic faith. Ordaining bishops lay their hands on bishops, priests and deacons as they are ordained. Priests lay their hand on an infant's head during baptism. Archbishops lay their hands on confirmation candidate's heads as they are confirmed. A bride holds the hand of her groom as they profess their vows. A Parish priest makes the sign of the cross on our forehead with ashes. As in this Gospel, "touching" can have healing powers. In our faith, many of our most sacred events are complete only when we are "touched."

What wonderful bakers we have at Annunciation! The Lady Knights bake sale over the weekend was a great success and the treats were wonderful. We had a pretty little decorated Valentine cake, super chocolate chip cookies and the best red velvet cup cakes.

Next Friday is your opportunity to enjoy a delicious meal of vegetarian soup and bread after the Stations of the Cross. Your first Friday in Lent will be made much easier ... no need to scramble wondering what to make for supper. Everything will be done for you!

The Lady Knights will host an Indoor Yard Sale on Saturday, Feb. 25, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m., at Kennedy Crossing. Breakfast and lunch items will be available. Vendors may set up from 4-6 p.m. on Friday evening or at 7 a.m., on Saturday morning. Thanks to all that donated items to be sold at the Lady Knights stand!

Meetings for the Shawl Ministry are the second Wednesday of the month beginning at 2:30 p.m., in the Parish Center. Anyone is welcome to share talents and join in this ministry to assist those in need of our community. Contact Dawn at 812-778-9665 for more information.

Please continue to pray for the Parishes of St Joseph -- Universal, St. Ann and our sister Parish Holy Rosary. We can only imagine the heartbreak of losing our Church. We need to show compassion and love towards the parishioners of all of these parishes. If you happen across an unfamiliar face during Mass, extend a welcoming smile and a cheerful "Welcome!"

Pray for our sick and those in need. Pray for an end to abortion. Pray for those contemplating abortion to have a change of heart. Pray that we always accept others as they are. Pray that we are "touched" by healing powers. Pray that we never lose our yearning for Jesus in our lives. Blessings.

Center Point United Methodist Church

It's official. The focus for our Mission Event this year will be The Rock ministry to children in Clay City. Laura Wells is director of that non-profit organization. She shared with us at Center Point last Sunday about what their ministry does and their vision for the future. It is a ministry much like Serving on the Streets. What S.O.S. does in the Brazil area, The Rock is working on in the Clay City area.

Whether children live in Brazil, Clay City or Haiti, they need to hear about Jesus and His love for them. Children meet so many challenges in these times. The support systems that were in place in the past -- extended families, small town communities, church families -- either no longer exist for them or are not reaching many children.

I have said many times lately, there are no small towns anymore. You never know who will come to town and what they will bring with them. We need to help these ministries reach the children to teach them about Jesus and how to lean on Him. They need to learn that they matter, that they were created for God's purpose and how to find that purpose.

I hope you will set aside some time to join us Sunday, March 4, for our fourth annual Mission Event. You will enjoy the afternoon and benefit a ministry that meets the need of children in Clay County. If you would like more information on our Mission Event call 835-2198, or keep reading this paper. We will be keeping you posted on times and what to expect.

Tomorrow you can expect another thought-provoking message from Pastor Bob Kumpf. He says, "This Sunday we will look at Paul's second letter to the Corinthians 4:1-6. The message is titled, 'This Little Light of Mine.' This is both a message of hope and encouragement. Paul wrote this letter to a people who were being challenged by false teachers who tried to corrupt both Paul's intentions and his message.

In this passage he addresses his commitment despite the persecution and hardships he faces. He talks about being truthful and straightforward with his ministry and, more importantly, the promise of God through Christ Jesus. His sole purpose is to bring light and life to those who are living in darkness. In many respects, Paul is preaching to a world that is much like ours today. There are many skeptics, many who have made gods of worldly ideals and possessions. They are unable to see the love and promise that God has created all of humankind to share in. We see this far too often in the lives (and deaths) of people who feel unloved and unwanted. As Christians we, like Paul, are called to bring the light, the love, the grace and the eternal promise of Christ to those around us so that they too may celebrate His provision and hope each and every day."

Join us tomorrow and refuel your light. Then let it shine!

Brazil Bible Fellowship Church

You are invited to a public viewing of "COURAGEOUS" on Sunday at 5:30 p.m. Besides seeing a great movie that will challenge you there will also be free popcorn, pop and childcare for the younger children. There will also be cookies and punch after for you to enjoy as you interact with others.

We are located South of town on SR 59 directly across from the 4-H fairgrounds. We would love for you to come and enjoy the movie and allow us to serve you. If you have any questions please call Pastor Gordon at 812-240-3003.

Our service times are as follows: Sunday School 10 a.m.; Worship at 11 a.m.

We believe that the Bible is God's revelation of Himself and His will for us for today. It is where we learn that salvation from sin and the hope and promise of an eternity with God is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone. Every sinner can have peace with God through Christ. Not only that but God has given every believer everything he or she needs to become more like Christ in a fallen world. We can change and live our lives for the glory of God in spite of our past.

Knowing that God's word is true and unchanging it is our moral compass for today also. With the world changing and seeking to re-define right and wrong we can truly know what is right and what is wrong, what is truth and what is a lie, as well as what is moral and immoral. Contrary to popular belief, God has not changed nor His word. The standard of measure, as it has been since time began, and the one to whom all men must give an account, is God. There is truth. It is found in God's Word. Come and discover God with us as we study His Word so that we can do His will for His glory and our good.

First Baptist Church

Welcome to the services at First Baptist on south Walnut Street. We are two blocks south of Riddell bank. Sunday school classes for all ages begin at 9:30 a.m. You will be warmly welcomed as you come to study God's Word and enjoy the fellowship.

Worship services are at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Mark Thompson will have the message. There is good music, an adult-staffed nursery and also Children's Worship. There is a quiet, enclosed elevator available.

Come back Sunday evening. Children and youth programs begin at 5:30 with the Teens Gathering and AWANA for children through 5th grade. They study, pray and worship, have games and a light evening meal. There are many adults to supervise and coordinate activities.

Evening adult program begins at 6 p.m. There is choir practice at 7:15. There are openings for choir members.

Teen Girls' Bible Study is with Mrs. Stacey Thompson on Tuesday. They meet in a home so if you have never attended you may want to call or come Sunday and make arrangements, but you are very welcome.

Wednesday is the 12:15 Bible Study in the fellowship room. There is an open invitation to join into the study at any week, so now would be a good time.

Deacons meet Wednesday evening at 7 p.m.

Start your week with us, and we are sure you will want to come back next week for donuts.

Community Missionary Church

Pastor Ken Thomas opened services with greetings to all and commented that he couldn't remember weather as mild as this winter thus far. He led in the opening prayer of praise and thanks to the Lord, then turned the service over to Peg Parksey whom led the congregational singing.

The Brother Thomas asked for tithes and offerings leading the singing of the doxology. Carol Vanatti came forward to sing the special number entitled, "This Little Light of Mine." It's a quaint little song that each of us could take something from those words.

Brother Thomas then spoke a little ditty that each of us have likely heard many times, "sticks and stones can break my bones, but words cannot hurt me," and he added that "that's a lot of baloney!" Words spoken as terrible viciously spoken can and does hurt a friend. They may not show it, but it stays with them and combined with actions speak volumes. Something about our conversations either draws a person to us or drives them away.

Matthew 12:32 "And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the [world] to come." Matthew 12:37 "For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned."

Many times our words are accompanied with our actions which can reflect, "I love you," as can those bitter words that hurt. All words and actions will show not only that person spoken to, but the Lord will also know your heart. You see, like those words in John 8:7 whereby a woman was brought to be judged by Jesus and he said, "He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her." John 8:11 "She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more."

Jesus said further that hed judged no man. Thinking of each of us in our neighborhood. Does the people around you know that you claim to be a Christian? Know that to be so by your everyday words and your actions?

Even the disciples had times when as a Christian, as Peter didn't speak truthfully, when hed denied Jesus. Matthew 26:70 "But he denied before [them] all, saying, I know not what thou sayest."

We all know right from wrong and invariably we'll say something wrong sometime, and to make it right we should take that step. When we look to Jesus we are reminded that he said, John 21:15 "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."

We need to always speak the truth and speak from the heart. Be slow to anger, and use that wisdom that God has given you. Bless each of you, and remember this month that we wish to continue to support our Food Pantry as we have a greater need in winter.

The Ladies continue to have Bible Study on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Any lady so minded may join us at this time.

All are welcome to our church on Sundays for Sunday School at 9:30 a.m., Morning Worship at 10:30 a.m., and Evening Worship at 6 p.m.

Prairie City United Methodist Church

This third Sunday in February has more than Bible study and worship at Prairie City United Methodist Church. This Sunday, we will be gathering as many non-perishable grocery items we can to support the local food pantry at Center Point United Methodist. The items will go with the cans of soup from "Souper" Sunday (Super Bowl Sunday) at Prairie City United Methodist Church. If you have some soup or other canned grocery items, don't hesitate to bring them to worship this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. You can also drop them at the church by Monday noon.

We 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 as we see old friends and new faces in worship each week.

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

Pastor Rick's sermon this week is based on II Corinthians 4:1-12. The title is "This Little Light of Mine." Read the scripture if you want to get a head start.

May God bless you and your family always ... Come and worship on Sunday. All are welcome.



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