Rushville Republican

June 28, 2013

church briefs

Rushville Republican

---- — Big Flatrock Christian Church

Big Flatrock Christian Church invites everyone to their annual Pork Chop Supper from 4 to 7 p.m., Friday, July 12, at the Manilla Fire Department, S.R. 44, Manilla. Tickets $8. The Dorcas Circle II will be selling raffle tickets for a chance to win a garden basket filled with neat garden items.

Little Flatrock Christian Church

Little Flatrock Christian Church invites Children to Kingdom Rock: Where Kids Stand Strong for God. A summer kids’ event called Kingdom Rock will be hosted at Little Flatrock Christian Church from Monday, July 8 to Friday, July 12. At Kingdom Rock, kids participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, make and dig into yummy treats, experience epic Bible adventures, collect Bible memory buddies to remind them to stand strong, and test out sciency-fun gizmos they’ll take home and play with all summer long. Plus, kids will learn to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God sightings. Each day concludes with Fanfare Finale—a celebration that gets everyone involved in living what they’ve learned. Family members and friends are encouraged to join in daily for this special time at 8:15 p.m. Kingdom Rock is for kids from age 3 thru those who have just finished grade 6 and will run from 6:15 until 8:30 p.m. each day.

For more information, call 765-932-4900.

Faith Baptist Church - Morristown

Sunday, June 30 Dr. Wayne Scott will be teaching Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., with a worship service at 10:30 a.m., followed by a pitch-in lunch at noon and the afternoon worship service at 12:45 p.m.

Tuesday, July 2 - Midweek prayer and Bible study at 7 p.m. No meeting on Wednesday this week due to the July 4 holiday.

Sunday, July 14 - Small group Bible study will begin again at 5 p.m. at Pastor Wayne and Sister Karen Scott’s house.

Vacation Bible School -

July 15 - 19 from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. for children ages 4-12. The theme this year will be “Egypt Files: Decoding the Mystery of Life.” Activities will include Bible memory verses, missionary stories, arts and crafts, hay ride, recreation and refreshments. For advanced registration students are encouraged to come at 6 p.m. nightly or call the church at (765) 763-7657.

Sunday, July 21 will be the monthly worship service at 1 p.m. at Morristown Manor Nursing Home.

Online sermons are available at

Mobile Food Bank Monday

Monday, July 1, in cooperation with the Rush County Food Pantry (RCCA), the Gleaners Mobile Food Bank will be bringing a truck load of food to the Main Street Christian Church parking lot, 615 N. Main St., Rushville, for distribution to local residents. The distribution will be made between 4 and 6 p.m. Residents will need to bring their own containers (sacks or boxes) to put their food into. Gleaners Mobile Food Bank returns the first Monday of each month.

Free will offering Lasagna dinner

On Friday, June 28, from 5-8 p.m, Ray’s Crossing Christian Union Church will be having a free will offering Lasagna dinner. Lasagna, garlic bread, salad, drink and dessert will be served. Come join us for great food at a price you set!

The Gathering

The Gathering is open Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Stop by and check out the clothing and have a cup of coffee at 245 North Main St., Rushville.

The first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m., we host a group called “Life Matters.” We’ll sing a few songs, and enjoy a discussion on relevant “life matters!” While the adults meet to get a greater understanding of what the Bible says about life matters, children ages 4 through 4th grade will enjoy an exciting time of silly songs, Bible stories and crafts at KIDS J.A.M. A staffed nursery is available birth to age three. Come as you are!

Bring a friend! Questions? Contact Greg Hartwell at 765-561-1134.

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First Presbyterian Church

First Presbyterian Church joyfully welcomes all to our National Independence Day Worship this Sunday. Come hear the foot-tapping duets of Mary Jane Truster on piano and Ann Fenimore on organ as they begin our worship with “America The Beautiful” by J. Raney, the moving hymn “Eternal Father, Strong To Say” by L. Smith, and conclude our worship with “Battle Hymn of the Republic” by Smith and Hustad.

A musical focus will continue with our guest musician Carol Rushton playing her own arrangement of the beloved hymn “How Great Thou Art” and Andrew Martin, youth of this congregation, strumming a guitar solo.

Pastor Dena Vittorio will preach from the audacious words of Jesus in Matthew 5:43-48 in a message entitled “No Boundaries To Love.” Just what was Jesus thinking when he taught us to “love our enemies?” His radical requirements for Christian living not simpy address moral issues, but the very health of the human spirit.

We are a congregation eager to share the grace of God as we walk together in the Light of Christ! There is a place for you at First Presbyterian.

Plum Creek Christian Church

While Paul was preaching in Athens, Greece he discovered the people who lived there worshiped many little gods. This greatly disturbed Paul because he knew they were really worshiping Satan with these pagan practices. The great philosophers of their day thought Paul was truly ignorant by the way he taught. Little did they know how much they all had in common. Before Paul’s life changing encounter with the God of the universe; Paul too was full of head knowledge. It was only when Paul encountered Jesus on the dusty road to Damascus that his spiritual eyes were opened. Paul before Christ was all about following traditions. Our opinions and traditions are futile. What does matter is the fact that God Almighty is still in the business of healing, helping, and holding us up when we rely on him alone. We are all in need of a Savior. You too can experience a dramatic life-changing encounter with Jesus no matter what road you have been on. Look to the Bible as the true authority. Read Romans chapter 10:9-10. If you don’t own a Bible contact the church office at 645-5058. For more information on salvation visit with us the Sunday at the church.