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Friday, November 9, 2012

Carbon Baptist Church

A welcome of thanksgiving to all the readers today.

The election is now over and we all have many thoughts and feelings going through our minds.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-17 tell us to "Rejoice always; pray without ceasing."

Trusting God means looking beyond what we can see to what God sees.

Sunday is a special time to thank our veterans and those serving our country in all parts of the world so that we may worship freely.

We honor these men and women for their sacrifices.

We encourage you to worship with us on Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. Even better, come to Sunday school classes, for all ages, at 9:30 a.m.

There could be a time when our freedom of worship will be taken away.

Plan to stay after worship for the potato bar and desserts, sponsored by the Ladies Ministries. The freewill offering will be for our Serving On The Streets Children's Christmas.

Practice for the upcoming Christmas program continues this month each Sunday evening from 7-8 p.m.

More singers would be welcome.

The Wednesday night Bible study of Jeremiah continues to teach us many things. A nation that is built on spiritual and moral principles must have frequent times of renewal or the foundations will crumble. Join us at 7 p.m.

The men's prayer breakfast will be Saturday morning, Nov. 17, starting at 8 a.m. Good food and devotion time is always enjoyed by all. Men, bring a friend.

A reminder to all to bring personal hygiene products for the Food pantry ministry.

Last Sunday, Pastor Barry Corder completed the "Saving America" sermon series. God shows us in the scriptures how to live our lives and glorify Him in all we do.

If you have someone to add to the prayer chain or list, please call Judy Randall at 448-3454 or the church office at 442-7729. The cell phone number for Pastor Barry is 812-239-7050.

Let's continue to pray for our country, all leaders, churches and families.

The season of thankfulness (which should be each day) is here and take this time to count our blessings and enjoy all God has given us.

Share and worship with the CBC congregation Sunday morning­­­ -- A freedom, which is a blessing.

Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church

Next week's Collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) has been changed to a collection for victims of Hurricane Sandy.

You may still use your CCHD envelope, but please make the check out to "Annunciation," and we will then send any funds collected to Catholic Charities that are helping with the effort to help victims of the storm.

We have some new families to welcome into our church family, plus a couple we are welcoming back.

Steve and Linda Messmer, Mike and Deborah Moraz, Greg and Chris Moe, Sean and Kathleen Bendel, William and Lynda Starr, John and Kathleen (Katie) Kracy, William, Carol and Kimberly Rosser, Jacob William and Laurie Schmidt.

We just want to let you all know we are so very happy to have you join Annunciation parish! If you've been coming and haven't registered yet, don't forget to give the office a call or stop in.

Nov. 12, the Knights of Columbus and the Masons will have a ham and bean dinner at 7 p.m., at Kennedy's Crossing. They will have guest speaker, Deborah Plummer Ringo, CEO of the YMCA of Clay County.

If you have not been getting envelopes and need them, please call the office at 448-1901. Thank you.

The holidays are sneaking up fast. It's time again to begin collecting food and donations for our Thanksgiving baskets.

There will be a blue tote at the back of the church to drop your donations in.

There are also envelopes in the back of the church for monetary donations.

This program will give a Thanksgiving to so many families who would not have one without us.

Thank you in advance for all your help.

This Monday evening at 6, we will have some chili and spend time looking at whether or not anything can be gleaned from reading a Church document. The series will continue on Monday evening throughout November and December.

On Monday, at 7 p.m., in the parish center, we will have a presentation by Sycamore Engineering, letting us know about some of the options we have for updating our electrical/lighting/sound systems in church. Plan to stop by if you are free that evening.

Our RCIA program will resume Wednesday once again as we will continue with our journey through the excellent "Catholicism Project," by Fr. Robert Barron. All are welcome.

Our first Latin Mass was a tremendous success. Despite the fact it was a first for most in attendance, the Mass went very smoothly. We had a great turnout as well.

Anyone who is interested in taking part in the Mass as it has been celebrated for centuries, please know you are always welcome. Don't be intimidated. A Latin Mass typically lasts about 35 minutes.

May God continue to watch over us, protect us and guide us.

Peniel United Methodist Church

Winter will soon be on us.

Seems like yesterday we were so concerned with the drought and hot temperatures.

Now, we have thoughts of turkey and all the holiday goodies.

Hopefully, each and every one of us also holds even higher the thoughts of thanks to God. We are so fortunate.

Our scripture this Sunday is from St. Luke 7:36-50.

Pastor Pippin's message is very appropriate, "The Deepest Thanks."

The co-workers/Fidelis Class meeting is Nov. 15, at 6 p.m.

Coming up soon is the very popular Ladies Advent Tea at 2 p.m., Dec. 1.

See Martha Nicosia to sign up to be a hostess at one of the tables.

Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m., followed by church service at 10:45.

Everyone is welcome. Hope to see you there.

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

Benwood Mt. Lebanon Church

Good morning to you from Benwood Mt. Lebanon Church.

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.

Our church phone number is 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.

This week at Benwood Mt. Lebanon Church:

* Sunday:

9:30 a.m. -- Sunday school all ages,

10:30 a.m. -- Morning worship, and Children's Church,

5 p.m. -- AWANA

* Wednesday

7 p.m. -- Prayer/Study

* Thursday

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

From the Pastor:

This week's message is "Christian Citizenship" -- Matthew 5:13 "You are the salt of the earth ... (14) You are the light of the world ..."

Plans are well underway for the Help A Family at Christmas outreach. Information will follow.

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.

Looking Ahead:

Things to think about -- Thanksgiving baskets.

We need non-perishable food items this week.

From Pat:

Fall is here, and the holidays aren't far behind. Pumpkin pie, spiced apple cider, turkey, dressing, ham with pineapple and fresh corn pudding, What is your favorite part of the holidays? Which holiday --Christmas or Thanksgiving -- is your favorite and why?

Please send me an e-mail at pmann228@hotmail.com and tell me your favorite. I want to hear from you.

A new story next week.

1 Timothy 2:1, "I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone -- 2 for kings and all those in authority, that we may live in peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. 3 This is good, and pleases God our Savior."

Have a wonderful week.

First Baptist Church

This Sunday, during the 10:30 a.m., worship service, our veterans will be recognized for their service to our country.

One unknown author said, "Freedom is never free."

Another said, "It is easy to take liberty for granted when you have never had it taken from you."

Please come help us thank our veterans.

Special music by the choir, directed by Shirley Hinton, will be "God Giveth Good Men."

Sunday school classes begin at 9:30 a.m. AWANA and the Youth Group will meet at 5:30 p.m. The evening service begins at 6 p.m., with choir practice following at 7:15 p.m.

Tuesday, at 7 p.m., will be Young Women's Bible Study.

Wednesday, at 12:15 p.m., will be Bible Study at the YMCA of Clay County.

Thursday, at 7 p.m., will be The ROCK.

On Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22, a sit down meal will be served at noon. There is no charge to attend. However, reservations should be made by calling the church at 448-8112, and leaving a message.

Delivery will be available to homebound residents in the Brazil area.

First Baptist hurch is located at 413 S. Walnut St., Brazil. Our pastor is Rev. Mark Thompson.

However, reservations should be made by calling the church at 448-8112, and leaving a message.

Delivery will be available to homebound residents in the Brazil area.

First Baptist hurch is located at 413 S. Walnut St., Brazil. Our pastor is Rev. Mark Thompson.

Otter Creek Christian Church

We at Otter Creek welcome anyone who has no church home or is just visiting to our area,

Galatians 5:14 says, "For the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt (you shall) love thy (your) neighbor as thyself."

That's the way we feel here at Otter Creek, so come down to 6299 N. Crow St., Brazil, this week.

Our service times are:

* 9:30 a.m., Bible study,

* 10:40 a.m., worship service, and

* 10 a.m., Tuesday at the home of Mary Lou Farris.

You can call the church at 446-5300 (leave a message) or e-mail brattss@nwcable.net, or like us on Facebook/Stephen Brattain or Otter Creek Christian Church.

Have you ever wondered how we are supposed to act as Christians?

Read your Bible and it will tell you. Just read the whole chapter of Galatians 5, or better yet, it's a small book, read it all.

Galatians 5:15 says, "But if ye bit and devour one another take heed that ye be not consumed on of another." In other words, don't act like animals (stabbing each other in the back, etc.) or you'll be destroyed by each other.

This is one of the big problems of mankind. We don't talk face to face and try to solve problems, but grumble and complain to others who cannot help and probably would just as soon be left out of the problems.

God is the only one who can help you solve your problems with someone else and maybe the problem isn't them, but you may have an attitude problem.

Have you ever said something and heard back that you said something else?

What you said was "within" what you heard, but what you meant was not.

It is not what goes into our mouth that defiles us, but what comes out.

When was the last time you actually thought about what you were saying to your family, friends and more importantly, enemies?

That's why we were given two ears and one mouth. Listen twice as much as we speak out.

This week, think about what you say and try to be a good influence.

Be sure to pray for our armed forces and our leaders, whether it be local, state or national.

If you see someone who serves the public, be sure to thank them.

Until we meet again, either by printed page or in person, may God be with you.

Bethel United Methodist Church

Bethel United Methodist Church and Rev. Ernie Rush would like to invite anyone of all ages to join us Sunday mornings.

The church is located at 924 E. Pinckley St., Brazil. Our phone number is 448-1566.

We have Sunday school at 9 a.m., with worship at 10.

A few things going on in and around our church are:

* Tuesday morning Bible Study at the home of Bill and Judy Cowell, located at 129 Park Place Dr., Brazil. I know they would love to see you there.

I must apologize, there is a correction in our Wednesday evening Bible Study. We are starting a Wednesday evening Bible study here at the church Nov. 7, at 6:30 p.m. "Miracles, signs of God's Glory." This sounds like a good one so please come join us. You can start next week.

The United Methodist men's breakfast will meet in November here at Bethel. The men meet the last Saturday of every month.

The United Methodist Women will be meeting tomorrow, Nov. 11, at 8:30 a.m. They meet the second Sunday of each month. We would love for you to join us.

P-150 had to cancel their evening worship service this past Sunday due to the death of a family member.

Let's all say a prayer for them in their time of grief and healing.

Looking forward to the next performance.

November is the month of giving, sharing, thanks and love.

As the month goes on, take the time to reflect on what you are thankful for.

Take time each day to write down and share something you are thankful for.

It is a very rewarding experience and brings you closer to yourself, your family and God.

In the season of giving, remember those in need. We have several local charities that need donations.

"Share with the Lord's people who are in need. Practice hospitality." -- Romans 12:13.

I would like to remind everyone to continue to pray for our country and the entire world, the leaders of our country, our armed forces, all of law enforcement, first responders, health care professionals, churches and their leaders, the victims of Sandy and the many other people in this world who are facing struggles in their lives.

This is a favorite of mine: "God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference."

The three rules of our church are: do good, do no harm, and stay in love with God.

Center Point United Methodist Church

Veteran's Day is tomorrow.

I salute all who have served this country.

My husband was a career serviceman and my son served eight years in the military.

I know what giving that service entails.

Thank you to all who are giving and who have given of themselves in service to the USA.

Most churches will be honoring our service members during worship service tomorrow.

We invite you to join as we do at Center Point.

Pastor Bob Kumpf describes his sermon as follows: "The message comes from Mark 12:28-34, and is titled, 'Who Owns Your Soul?' This is a message about setting priorities and having a passion for doing what fills your life and gives it meaning. Unfortunately, we can look around and see that we are too often surrounded by a culture that has a lack of passion about anything. Some have named this the 'whatever' era. It seems that the passions of many have 'leaked out' like air pressure in an old tire and now they find a life that is flat.

"Mark records Jesus as telling the teachers of the law that they should, 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength,' and 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' This is the commandment to find passion in your soul for loving and living. What words of wisdom! When we find the passion for serving God by loving Him and our neighbors in the everyday living of our lives, we re-inflate our spirits and find the drive to move forward in hope. And that's good news!"

Join us tomorrow and let God's words fill you with that passion for living a life pleasing to Him.

You will be blessed by it.

Sunday school starts at 9:30 a.m., and worship service starts at 10:30.

Community Missionary Church

Pastor Ken Thomas opened service with a greeting to one and all, and he thanked everyone who came out. Leading in prayer of praise and thanks to the Lord.

Scott Burns then led the congregational singing, after which pastor Thomas called for the offering then led the Doxology. Brother Thomas then asked for spoken/unspoken requests for prayer, praying for each and also for our shut-ins, nursing home residents, hospitalized and military in harms way especially for those on the East Coast suffering from the recent storm.

Carol Vanatti then sang our special number in song: "Someone Worth Dying For." Words worth remember as this decade has just begun and we draw closer to the Lord's coming again.

Brother Thomas began his sermon, urging us to pray and let the word let the Lord lead.

Romans chapter 13:11-14: "And that, knowing the time that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: For now is our salvation nearer than when we believed."

Verse 12 tells us the night is spent and that we should put on the armor of light, verse 13, not to spend our time in rioting and drunkenness, nor strife and envying. Verse 14 tells us to put ye on the Lord and not to make provisions for the flesh, to fulfill the lust thereof.

It's time to wake up... the day is at hand. Pastor says we don't want to sep on anyone's' toes, but to let the light of Jesus shine in the world around you.

Mark 13:5-8 Jesus tells us: "Take heed lest any man deceive you: For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many."

He then in verse 7 tells us that we shall hear of wars and rumors of wars, but not to be troubled; the end shall not be yet.

Verse tells us more direct: "For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in diverse places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows."

Brothers and sisters, these words of our Lord Jesus were written more than 200 years ago; open your eyes that you might see and your ears that you might hear and as Psalm 119: 2 says: " Blessed are they that keep His testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart."

It seems that many churches today preach from the Bible Man's watered down versions.

"What's right is right, what's wrong is wrong." There is no between of halfway about the right way.

This message is given to men today, and at this time it comes with the message of Christ's second coming, which is at hand. The signs, which He gave us, have been fulfilled. By the teaching of God's word we may know that He is near the door. Many men have the Bible in their hand, but they do not have the blessing that God has put in it. May we take heed to the Lord's invitation that His word may reach into the entire world; that people may have everlasting be they leaders, professionals and career people in position that they may not perish in their sins.

All of us will be accountable. The question "What must I do to be saved?" may each worker for Christ remember that he is not alone when he speaks to someone about God, for Jesus says to hear and your soul will be saved.

Communion was offered to all at the close of service.

Come visit us at 21 W. Pinckley St., Brazil.

Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m., and morning worship is at 10 a.m.

Evening worship is at 6 p.m.

Bless all our veterans and active servicemen who protect our way of life Bless each shoebox collected for our fellow Union United Methodist Church and Franklin Graham's Christmas project for children all over the world.

Brother Ken and wife Beverly and congregation invite you.

Carbon United Methodist Church

A third of November is already over.

The election is over. Onward into Thanksgiving and Christmas.

The Christmas decorations have been out in the stores since before Halloween.

I receive four or five catalogs every day.

The record so far is eight.

Don't get caught up in the rush for either upcoming holiday.

Just remember what each day is truly set aside for: Not football, but giving thanks. Not Santa Claus but Christ.

The church will have its annual Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow, Nov. 11, at 12:30 p.m.

The folks from Epworth United Methodist Church have been invited to join us when their church is out.

We hope to see a large bunch from there accept our invitation.

On Tuesday, Nov. 13, the two churches will be holding a prayer vigil from 1-3 p.m.

Different ones have signed up for prayer during that time.

After this past election, I'm sure we can all find something to pray about.

There will be a monthly administrative board meeting Monday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m.

The Carbon Nazarene Church has invited us to join them for our annual Harvest/Thanksgiving service Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m.

This getting together with them is always a great way to worship and give thanks for all that we have.

On Saturday, Nov. 24, we will meet at the church to decorate it for Christmas.

People have chosen 10 a.m., as a good starting time.

Come help make our church festive for Christ's birthday.

Join us for worship tomorrow morning from 9:30 a.m., until 10:30, and then stay to have Thanksgiving dinner with us at 12:30 p.m.

Bee Ridge Congregational Christian Church

Look what's happening at Bee Ridge:

* Saturday, Nov. 10 -- Thanksgiving Dinner, from 4-7 p.m., at the Kennedy's Crossing Bingo Center. The menu will consist of the traditional Thanksgiving feast. The meal is free, but a love offering will be accepted. Make plans now to attend, great food and great fellowship,

* Sunday, Nov. 11 -- Veteran's Day. Don't forget to thank a Veteran, and

* Saturday, Nov. 17 -- All-you-can-eat monthly breakfast from 7-10 a.m. The breakfast is free, but a love offering will be accepted. All proceeds benefit the building fund. We hope you will join us.

Bee Ridge Congregational Christian Church will host its annual Turkey/noodle dinner Nov. 10, from 4-7 p.m., at the Kennedy Crossing Bingo Center.

Freewill offerings will be accepted.

In addition, the church will conduct a bacon-egg-biscuit breakfast Nov. 17, from 7-10 a.m., at the church.

Freewill offerings will be accepted for the church building fund.

For more information, call 812-677-6493, or 443-7621 Ext. 2502.

The Christian Women's Club of Terre Haute

The Christian Women's Club of Terre Haute is inviting all to its "Love Is Sharing" luncheon Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the MCL Meeting Room, located in the Meadows Shopping Center, Terre Haute.

Cost is $3. The event is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m.

The speaker for the event is Hinsdale, Ill., resident Terri Schmitt, who will also provide special music at the luncheon.

The special feature will be a fall fundraiser bake sale.

Reservations are necessary by Friday, Nov. 9, with cancellations essential by 4 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 11.

For more information, call 812-234-7388 or 812-235-4361.

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.

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