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Friday, April 13, 2012

Benwood Mt. Lebanon Church

Good Morning. This week at Benwood Mt. Lebanon Church.

Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School all ages; 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship; 7 p.m. Evening Worship

Children's Church Leaders are Brad, Kim and Connor Hapenny.

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 "The Best Things in Life" James 1:17 "Every good and perfect gifts is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows."

This past Sunday, Easter, we were pleased to recognize two special people in our church family, Avalon Hapenny and Everett Funk were each recognized as being 60 years plus active and faithful members of the Benwood Mt. Lebanon Church.

Come join us for a Soup and Baked Potato Luncheon! The youth of our church will be hosting this event on April 15 after church service. Invite your family and friends. Soups will include broccoli and cheese, chicken and noodle, taco, chili and vegetable. Expect some delicious desserts as well. There is no cost to attend; however a freewill offering will be available. Please come to show your support for the youth and enjoy a good meal.

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.

FROM PAT: Last week's question from Pat was: Who caused the people to forget God's name by their dreams? False prophets. The answer is Jeremiah 23:25-27.

On Easter Sunday our choir presented music that was outstanding and emotional, saying "Well done" doesn't seem to do it justice but: Well done and thank you!

Looking ahead:

May 5, at noon is the Mother and Daughter lunch will be provided.

June 18-22 are the dates for Vacation Bible School

June 24-28 are the dates for JeKeSa church camp.

Instead of a question this week, I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you and good luck to Robin Yocom in her new adventure. You will be missed. God bless and keep you.

Matthew 27:45

From the sixth hour until the ninth hour darkness came over all the land. 46 About the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice, "Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? ... which means, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?

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

The Door Christian Fellowship Church

Resurrection meeting will continue this weekend at the Door Christian Fellowship Church.

Evangelist Terry C. Haynes will continue preaching for our revival services. He has preached in over 40 nations and in every continent of the world.

The meeting will shift outdoors to the parking lot today. "Back to Back" will return for a concert at 5 p.m., with a Healing Crusade, at 5:30 p.m. All who are sick, diseased and afflicted are encouraged to come and trust the Lord for healing through the laying on of hands. "And these signs shall follow them that believe; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover," Mark 16:16-18.

Revival services will continue on Sunday, April 15, at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Haynes will minister at both times and nursery and children's ministry is available in all services.

The Door is located at 100 N. Forest Ave., Brazil. For more information or transportation, call 812-201-3966. The Door is evangelical, Pentecostal and patriotic. Jesus saves and is Lord over America.

Otter Creek Christian Church

Hello again from the Otter Creek Christian Church. We are excited about bringing to this area one of this country's finest bass Gospel singers. On Friday, April 20, Terry Hall will be at our church to minister to through song and testimony. The following information will let you know more about this exciting singer.

Terry Hall has been traveling and singing for 42 years. He started out in his home state of Kentucky, singing bass with various southern gospel groups on weekends. His part time ministry soon expanded to include traveling to other nearby states including Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Virginia and others, and in 2000, Terry and his wife moved to Tennessee and decided to become a full time gospel ministry. Many nights, you would find them on the streets of Pigeon Forge in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains, where their ministry would reach thousands that are lost and without the Lord. In 2002 and 2003, Terry sang bass with a group in the popular family entertainment destination of Dollywood, as well as having a gospel music program in the chapel there every day. In 2004, he sang at the Christmas Place in Pigeon Forge and also filled in as their Santa Claus. He was able then to sing gospel music there, as well as Christmas Music. On some Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, when they are not on the road, you will now find them in front of the First Baptist Church in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., singing his own style of music to anyone who would like to stop by and listen. This way, the ministry is able to reach those who are not in the churches and have not found the Lord. He and his wife, Janice, also travel extensively to churches, RV resorts, festivals, flea markets, retirement communities, prisons and anywhere the Lord leads them to bring the gospel to those who might not otherwise hear it. Please visit the schedule page to see the itinerary.

Terry's concerts will leave you with great joy for the Lord. Because of his broad voice range, he is able to present a wide variety of singing styles, which thrill the heart of young and old alike. His concerts will include some old spirituals, classic hymns, southern gospel favorites, some fun time songs and some with a country sound. However, it is not hard to see that his heart is in the "good old Southern Gospel Sound." His songs are powerful and are sure to touch your heart. You will never attend two concerts that are exactly alike, as he has no program, but sings what the Lord lays on his heart. People of all ages have come to enjoy the variety, enthusiasm and sincerity of his concerts, and you will never doubt the love for the Lord that is in this ministry. A love offering will be taken to help support the ministry that God has given to Terry.

For more information, you can call Pastor Steve's home at 446-4007. The church is located at 6299 N. Crow Street, Brazil. The church number is 446-5300.

You can e-mail us at brattss@frontier.com or catch us on Facebook at Facebook/Otter Creek Christian Church. Please pray for our military men and women and their families.

Bee Ridge Church

April 13, 14 and 15 is Revival featuring Ron Bridgewater.

Saturday, April 14, Famous Bee Ridge BBQ Supper with Revival beginning at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 15, Revival beginning at 10:30, with a Chicken n Noodle Dinner following services. Then, Sunday evening, at 6 p.m., Ryan Seaton in concert.

Saturday, April 14, Church yard sale at the corner of Wesleyan and National Avenue in Brazil.

Saturday, April 21, another Pancake and Sausage breakfast.

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.

Peniel United Methodist Church

Our Sunday School begins at 9:45 with Church Services at 10:45. This being the third Sunday of the month, you are invited to enjoy the pastries and beverages served at 10:30 in the Fellowship Hall. On April 18 (Wednesday) at 6 p.m., the Bible Study/Prayer Group will meet. On Thursday, April 19, the Co-Workers/Fidelis Class Meeting will be held at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

This very generous Congregation recently donated over $1,100 to the tornado victims in southern Indiana. The United Methodist Men group donated over $500 also. Fourteen "flood buckets" were purchased with donations taken earlier this year. The items on the list for this Sunday, which are needed by the Food Pantry in Brazil, are canned fruits and vegetables.

Mark your calendar for the "Ladies Banquet" to be held Saturday, April 28.

Acts 4:32-35 is the scripture for this Sunday.

Pastor Pippin's message will be "A New Kind of Caring!" For the children the title is "Signed, Sealed, Delivered!"

For more information, contact Pastor Pippin at 443-8489. Kennedy Crossing Rd., Brazil, Ind.

Center Point United Methodist Church

Do you have plans for this first Saturday after Easter? I hope if you do they include coming to Center Point to check out all the garage sales in the area. There are going to be about 20 of them! You should be able to find some bargains among all those. They will be happening rain or shine.

Pastor Bob Kumpf is going to take a look at the story of "Doubting Thomas" tomorrow in his message. It comes from John 20: 19-31. Here is what he has to say about it. "This is the story of how one man wouldn't really take the word of others as certain truth. He had to see for himself before he would truly believe and commit.

"The sermon title is 'Peace Be With You' and is a reference to Jesus' words in verse 21, but is also an invitation to each of us to listen to Christ speaking to us individually as we find Him in the midst of our everyday lives. It is only when we experience Christ with us for ourselves that we can grasp and hold on to that peace that only He can give.

"To be fair, we have to recall that Mary had told the other disciples that she had seen and spoken with the risen Christ at the sight of the tomb and yet they met together later that very evening behind locked doors. They, just like Thomas, needed to see Him for themselves! The same is true for us today. We can read the Bible and hear of the miracles He did 2,000 years ago and the lives He continues to touch right now. But until we experience His grace, mercy and love in our own lives we just can't grasp or hold on to the power and peace He has for us. Open your eyes, your ears and your heart to finding Christ in your life!"

Believing is hard sometimes. But, when we do open ourselves to the Lord, He steps in and makes Himself known. Just as Bob says, we need to do the opening. Jesus won't break in. He is not a thief. He waits for us to open the door. But, He does knock. Can you hear Him?

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 no later than 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 mornings at 9 a.m.

Annunciation extends sincerest sympathy to the family of Kathy Leith. May God hold Kathy in His arms and take her to eternal peace with Him in Heaven. Arrangements were out of state for Kathy, but she and her family will be kept in our prayers.

Keep all of our dearly departed who were honored with lovely Easter lilies on Easter Sunday in prayer. We pray for the families of our loved ones that some day they will be joined together again in Eternal Peace.

Mary Magdalene has been regarded as a great sinner and some would insist, a prostitute, although this is a mere assumption, the Bible does not support this declaration. In all actuality, Mary Magdalene was high hierarchy in early Christianity. Her status was as high, if not higher than Peter's. She was among the women of Galilee who faithfully followed Jesus and His twelve; she was present at the crucifixion and burial. Broken hearted, she traveled to His tomb on Easter Sunday to anoint His body as was the custom. Mary Magdalene was the chosen one; not Peter according to the Gospel of John; she was the first witness of the Risen Lord. It was she who announced His resurrection to the Apostles. She was the Apostle to the Apostles. Mary Magdalene was rewarded this position for her unfaltering faith in Our Savior. She is to be revered as an exceptional woman of the Bible.

Rejoice for He has Risen! Divine Mercy Sunday, (or Octave meaning 8th day) will be celebrated this Sunday. The 50 days of Easter are upon us; a wonderful time of jubilation! We continue to celebrate with the Ascension of Our Lord occurring 40 days after Jesus rose again on Easter. This is an especially joyful time lasting through Pentecost Sunday and extending until Trinity Sunday. Celebrate this most sacred season, strive to be closer to your faith, change your life to be the best possible version of you that you can be. Be proud to be Catholic!

Congratulations to Larry and Martha Tempel as they celebrate their 40th Wedding Anniversary. Best Wishes for many more happy years together.

The Spring Catholic Charities newsletter is filled with great tidbits. The Soup Bowl Benefit sold out raising nearly $19,000 to benefit Catholic Charities Foodbank. This annual event is slated for February 2, 2013 -- so mark your calendars; you have plenty of notice to schedule this event!

This Sunday BINGO will have a guaranteed coverall $1,000 prize!! Tell everyone you know!! Bring your family and friends for a great night of BINGO!!

The Indiana Blood Center will be in Brazil on April 19, from 8:30-10:30 a.m., at the McCoy Center of St. Vincent Clay Hospital. They will again be in Brazil on the 21st at the Methodist Church. For more information: 800-632-4722 option 4.

The 2012 Confirmation Class will celebration this Sacrament on Sunday, April 22, at 5:30 p.m., at St. Patrick's Parish in Terre Haute. Prayers to all that this Sacrament will deliver you even closer in your relationship to God.

Remember also, when cleaning the dreary winter gloom out of your closets and wherever else, the Bethany House always accepts donations of clothing. Some of the folks in need there are starting over from scratch, so please remember them through prayer as well as donations.

Aerobics class continues each Tuesday and Thursday, from 6-7 p.m., in the Parish Center. All are welcome to attend these fun-filled classes. Nothing too stressful; exercise at your own pace!! Call Laura at the Parish Office for more information.

Pray that our celebration of the 50 Days of Easter will strengthen our spirituality and relationship with God. Pray that we are always charitable and compassionate toward everyone that cross our paths. Pray that we will recognize our blessings each day. Pray that we are always proud to be Catholic.


First Baptist Church

Welcome to the services and times of study and fellowship at First Baptist Church on South Walnut Street. We continue to celebrate our Risen Lord with Sunday School classes for all ages at 9:30. All the classes are on the ground level and someone will gladly assist you if you are looking for a class to attend. The coffee is always ready if you need to relax and visit before classes start.

Morning worship with Pastor Thompson begins at 10:30. An adult-staffed nursery is available. KidMo, an interactive Bible study for children, begins after opening praise and prayer.

Evening programs are back! Teens and Awana meet at 5:30. They have their worship and Bible study, light meal and games. Adult Bible Study is at 6 p.m.

Tuesday at 7:30 the Teen Girls' Bible Study will meet with Mrs. Stacey Thompson.

Wednesday Bible Study is in the fellowship room at 12:15. They continue in the study of the apostles' letters to the early Christians.

The ROCK service is Thursday at 7 p.m. Young people, singles, and families are invited to worship together. There is contemporary music, message from Pastor Mark and activities for the children.

All teen and young men in the community are invited to a special time of inspiration and Bible study Friday evening. Contact the church for more information 448-8112.

Thanks to all who worked preparing and supporting the children's Easter Egg Hunt. Thanks to the flower committee's beautiful sanctuary and outdoor flowers and the choir for their dedication and beautiful presentation. We appreciate all who serve to provide for the smooth operation of FBC and those who prepare for our times of study and worship. It takes a lot of hearts and hands binding together.

We will miss our newspaper connection with Robin Yocom. Her support will be missed. We continue to appreciate The Brazil Times presentation of church news for the community.

See you Sunday!


S.T.R.E.T.C.H. (Sharing the Real Effect That Christ Has) would like to invite all children kindergarten -- fifth grade and their families to the spring outreach event on Friday, April 20. The "Creation Carnival" will be from 6:30-8 p.m., at the cow palace in Forest Park. The format will be similar to the fall's Trunk and Treat event, with children and their families traveling from station to station, where they will experience the seven days of God's creation as found in the Book of Genesis in the Bible.

There will be lots of games and fun prizes, as well as experiencing more about the beginning of our world. There will also be door prizes for each elementary school to register for. Registration fliers are available in the offices of each elementary school. We hope to see you at the S.T.R.E.T.C.H.'s "Creation Carnival" on Friday, April 20.

Carbon Baptist Church

I believe our early spring decided to go on its own vacation for awhile. It too, shall pass.

Special thanks to Mike Bemis and the Henderson's for organizing a fun filled "egg hunt," last Saturday at Carbon Park. There were over 2,000 eggs found by the many children present. The true meaning of Easter and the significance of the cross was shared by our pastor.

The Easter services were ones of celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ, which gives all believers HOPE. The day started out early with a very moving Sunrise Service, a delicious breakfast and the church service was joyful and encouraging. Our thanks to Loretta Pierce, Nancy Mace and the Praise team for the most beautiful songs they shared with the large congregation.

An invitation to the community to attend the installation service for our Senior Pastor Barry Corder is Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m.

A new series, "Purpose of the Church," will begin on Wednesday evening, April 18, at 7 p.m., led by our pastor. All of the congregation is encouraged to attend and we welcome visitors also.

Our contact person for the prayer chain is Judy Randall, call 448-3454, or leave a message if no answer.

A nursery is provided for children up to 2 years old and Junior church for pre-k through first grade. More age groups will be starting up soon. Children leave the sanctuary during "meet and greet" time.

We welcome those looking for a loving and caring church to attend, make an effort to join us at Carbon Baptist Church on Sunday mornings for Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and Services at 10:30 a.m., and Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. You will be blessed.

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 SR 59 on Billville Rd., Brazil.

Everyone is welcome.

Carbon United Methodist Church

Well, the Christian Super Bowl is over. What do you do after the big yearly football super bowl? If your team won, you usually dance around, shout, slap each other on the back and generally celebrate with pure joy. Then you have a big party. Then you rehash all the plays in the game for at least the next week or so. Right? We have just celebrated the greatest Super Bowl there ever was ... the Resurrection of Jesus our Lord. He was dead and now we know that he lives. We will die but we know that, because of Him, we will live. Unfortunately, usually the Sunday after Easter is the lowest in attendance for the entire year. You would think folks were suffering from an Easter hangover or something.

It should be the time for the big party, the dancing around, the shouting, the slapping each other on the back, the celebrating with pure joy. Jesus kicked the final field goal and won the game!

Will you be in church this Sunday to celebrate, to rehash, to worship a God who made this possible for not only Jesus but for all of us? Or will you stay home with an Easter hangover wishing you had not eaten so much chocolate? God gave us free will; what will yours be?

Our church worship service begins at 9:30. That is early, I know, but you get up during the week a lot earlier than that to go to school or to work. Shouldn't God be just as important? We hope you join us.

Big Walnut Missionary Baptist Church

Community chicken and noodle dinner on Sunday, April 29, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., at the Reelsville Volunteer Fire Department.

A free will offering will be taken. Everyone is welcome.

The dinner is sponsored by the Big Walnut Missionary Baptist Church.

Terre Haute Christian Women's Club and Terre Haute after Five

You are invited to our guest night dinner event, "Spotlight on Spring," on Saturday, April 28, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the Terre Haute Country Club.

Cost is $24.50, all inclusive.

Music will be by Dan Rodriquez, Terre Haute, with the feature by David Dick, Paris, Ill., with "Chair Caning," and speaker Doug Dickson, Powell, Ohio, executive of Compuserve and AFLAC of Ohio, with "Search for Significance."

Reservations are needed by Monday, April 16, call 812-232-3695.

Community Missionary Church

Pastor Ken Thomas opened services with greetings to one and all saying that the greatest thing to remember is the meaning of Easter and what it means to each of us. Brother Thomas spoke an opening prayer of praise and thanks and turned the service over to Peg Parksey, whom led the congregational singing, "Hallelujah what a Savior," and "Hallelujah for the cross."

Then Brother Thomas called for tithes and offerings and led in the doxology. He made a few announcements noting that our missionary to Haiti and the "Rice for Haiti," children campaign in which we gather pop cans, will be with us May 3, starting 9:30 a.m., and will stay through 10:30 a.m., services.

Pastor then asked for spoken, unspoken requests for prayer and prayed for our shut-ins, hospitalized, sick at home and our military in harms way.

Brother Thomas has compassion for all our people and that God will continue to love us for whom we are and for all we do and want to be.

Brother Thomas will tell you that "Jesus Lives," so that we can face tomorrow, because he lives.

Throughout history, people have been seeking God, ever looking, ever seeking for the miracles that he can and has performed.

Question is, have you found him this morning or are you still searching? God asked Abraham to give up Isaac in Genesis 22:7 for a sacrifice and Abraham was putting Isaac on the alter, but God supplied the sacrifice.

Jesus dies that our sins could be blotted out and never again be held against us if we died out to sin.

He died for you and me. Remember on that third day, an angel came and rolled the stone away, he wasn't there.

You either believe or you don't believe. There is no middle road, no riding the fence.

Luke 7:14, John chapter 11, Matthew 27:52-53 and Corinthians 15:3-12.

He is Risen.

Ask yourself this, how much does God love you? If you haven't accepted the Lord as your Savior, you are not really alive.

He says my peace I give you, my peace I leave you.

Can you not accept his enduring love and acknowledge him as our loving savior and Lord?

Communion was offered to one and all.

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

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

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