Rushville Republican

May 16, 2014

Church Briefs

Rushville Republican

---- — Main Street Christian Church

Main Street Christian Church continues its spiritual growth series “Not a Fan” with sermons, a group experience and daily devotional readings. The six-week series by bestselling author Kyle Idleman explores through the differences between a relationship with Jesus Christ that has the description of a fan and that of a committed follower. This Sunday’s message, week 2, “The Open Invitation” will be presented by Director of Youth Zach Dorrel at both the 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. service.

At 7 p.m. Friday evening, May 30, Main Street Christian Church will host organist Martin Ellis for a rededication concert. Mr. Ellis is the organist for North United Methodist Church, Indianapolis, a frequent guest with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and an arranger and keyboard accompanist for the world renown Indianapolis Children’s Choir.

Main Street Christian Church continues to register children ages 3 through fourth grade for their VBS. This year’s event, Son Treasure Island, will offer a light supper at 5:28 p.m. and conclude each evening at 8 p.m. On Friday evening, June 20, the closing program, outdoor Luau and movie will be held. Those desiring to register children may phone the church office at 932-2997.

The May Manna Mission Meal is Tuesday May 27. The Manna Mission is a monthly hot meal available for anyone who desires a meal. The meal is served from 5 to 7 p.m.

The public is welcome and invited to participate in all these services and events.

First Southern Baptist Church

First Southern Baptist Church will host a revival at 6 p.m. today, 6 p.m. Saturday, May 17 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Reverend Shawn Crisman from Kento-Boo Baptist Church in Kentucky is the evangelist. Reverend Crisman has served as Senior Pastor at Smyrna Baptist Church in New Trenton as well as First Baptist Ross before his current tenure as Senior Pastor at Kento-Boo. Bro. Shawn is also a graduate of Southern Seminary in Louisville and teaches seminary classes at Temple Baptist University in Cincinnati. Come join us for inspiring and challenging messages as well as uplifting and God-exalting music. The church is located at 1159 S. Airport Road in Rushville. For additional information, please call the church office at 765-932-2471 or Pastor Jeff at 765-938-9196. Hope to see you there.

First Baptist Church of Rushville

“I want to eat those M&M’!” You could see these words written across the child’s face as he stared at the pieces of candy on the table in front of him. He was participating in a study on delayed gratification, and if he exercised self-control and waited to eat the M&M’s, he would be rewarded with many more. If he ate them now, however, that was all he would get.

Patience is difficult for many of us. We don’t want to wait very long, we want things now. That is why we have microwave ovens, fast-food restaurants, and drive-through pharmacies! But sometimes we have to wait if we want to experience God’s best. The waiting process can be a rough journey, but there is a way to come through it successfully. Would you join us at First Baptist Church at 9:30 a.m. this Sunday when we will talk about how to wait on God to fulfill His promises in your life?

This week we are also honored to have with us the Edna Martin Children’s Center Praise Choir. These young people come from Indianapolis and will be ministering in music during part of the worship service. They are sure to be a blessing.

Faith Baptist Church - Morristown

Dr. Wayne Scott, pastor

Sunday, May 18 - Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. with Guy Stricker teaching on the topic of “What on Earth is God Doing?” Morning worship service at 10:30 a.m. with guest speaker John Ray, missionary to Laos. Pitch-in lunch at noon, then the afternoon worship service will be held at Morristown Manor Nursing Home at 1 p.m.

Wednesday, May 21 - Prayer and Bible study at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, May 28 - Visitation teams will leave from the church at 7 p.m.

Online services are available at

Plum Creek Christian Church

The seven churches. When we study these 7 churches, we have to apply the good, we have to learn from their mistakes-stay away from those traps. We have to apply the good, we have to learn from their mistakes-stay away from those traps, and ultimately we have to choose to honor Jesus and not the crowd around us.

Jesus said, “I understand and some. I was beaten so severely that you could barely recognize me.” C.J. Mahaney put it like this as he tries to put us there that day at the cross. “He says, “‘The personal desolation Christ is experiencing on the cross is what you and I should be experiencing-but instead, Jesus is bearing it, and bearing if all alone.

If you want to hear more on what Jesus did for you, please join us at PCCC and hear the word of God and feel the love of God in our congregation.

God bless you and hope to see you this Sunday.