Rushville Republican

November 9, 2012

Church briefs 110912

Rushville Republican

RUSHVILLE — The Gathering

Free bowling sponsored by The Gathering as a fun community outing, 4-6 p.m., Nov. 17, Rushville Lanes. Space is limited. Must call to reserve a spot, 765-561-1134. Children under 12 must have adult present.

Faith Baptist Church - Morristown

On Sunday, Nov.11 the 9:30 a.m. Sunday school class on “The Tragedy and Triumph: The Life of Job,” will be held with Dr. Wayne Scott teaching. The 10:30 a.m. worship service will be followed by a pitch-in lunch at noon with the 12:45 p.m. afternoon worship service afterwards.

On Mondays, the church is sponsoring an after school Good News Club program at New Palestine Elementary School, as well as every Wednesday at Morristown Elementary School. For more information, contact the school office or the church at (765) 763-7657.

The church food pantry is collecting non-perishable food items for needy families during the holiday season. Donations can be placed in the church office.  

A special collection is also being made for the nine college students from Faith Baptist. All items are due by Nov. 11 in order to box, wrap and ship before Christmas. Contact Marcia Fisher for more information.

Saturday, Nov. 17, will be the next work day at the church from 9 a.m. to noon.

Tuesday, Nov. 20 will be the Thanksgiving praise service at the church at 7 p.m.

Online sermons are available at the church website:

Ray’s Crossing Christian Union Church

Ray’s Crossing Christian Union Church Men’s Fellowship group will be having a free-will offering breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10. Proceeds from this breakfast will help send Christmas presents to deployed soldiers from our congregation or who have family in our congregation. The menu will be biscuit and sausage gravy, scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage patties, hash browns, milk, chocolate milk, orange juice and coffee.

Plum Creek Christian Church

If we are honest with ourselves, the church Paul is addressing in Ephesus is not much different than the churches of today. At church the believers in Ephesus were acting one way while during the week quite another. What do non-believers see when they look at you? Do you live like a Christian only on Sunday. Other people are watching those of us who go to church. They are quick to point out if we are acting like hypocrites. We

should live so their words won’t have any weight when they start to criticize how we live.

We were once dead in our sins when we lived like those who don’t know Jesus as Savior. But once we gave our heart to Christ we were made alive! This does not mean we will never sin. The difference is before Jesus we were slaves to our sins. After Jesus we have been set free from a life riddled with sinful choices. The choice is ours each day to decide whether we will feed the sinful desires or obey what the Word of God tells us. C.S. Lewis sums this up perfectly, “We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.”

We need to be whole hearted men and women for Christ. Let’s leave the old way of life behind. We are a new creation in Christ! Let’s get up and grow up and live the life Jesus gave his life for. We can be victorious and show others the way to abundant life. Visit with us this Sunday to hear more about the truth of the Bible.

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