Rushville Republican

January 31, 2013

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Rushville Republican

RUSHVILLE — Church briefs

Prayer service

The Rush County Commissioners recently approved a request for a non-denominational prayer meeting at 7:15 a.m. Tuesdays in the Commissioners Room on the first floor of the Rush County Courthouse.

The impromptu gathering will last approximately 45 minutes, until 8 a.m. The gathering is to be held weekly on a trial basis for three months. It is open to the general public.

The Gathering

The Gathering is hosting a free concert tonight, Feb. 1, from 6-7:30 p.m. As part of the “First Friday Night LIVE” concerts, the Michael Wilson Band from Connersville will be performing. This talented group is from New Heights Church. Everyone is invited. Stop by for coffee, good music and a great evening with friends. The Gathering, 245 N. Main, Rushville, is a free WiFi hot spot!

The Gathering offers free WiFi and is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Stop in for a cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate. A “flavor of the day” coffee is always available. Fresh baked cookies and scones are ready for you to enjoy.

reNEW, the clothing shop is open the same hours and is located in the back of The Gathering. reNEW takes clean, gently used clothing and items can be donated during hours of operation.

As an outreach to the Rush County community, The Gathering is here to serve the wonderful people in this area. If you have any questions, please call Greg Hartwell at 765-561-1134.

Glenwood Church of Christ

Join us for a “Souper Sunday,” Feb. 3, to meet our new minister David Bonne. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. with Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. Soup, salad, dessert bar to follow at Glenwood Church of Christ.

Faith Baptist Church - Morristown

Dr. Wayne Scott, pastor of Faith Baptist Church in Morristown, is teaching Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 3, followed by the morning worship service at 10:30 a.m. and the afternoon worship service at 12:45 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3 will also be “SOUP-ER BOWL” lunch with a variety of soups, chili and the works following the morning worship service.

The Good News Clubs will begin on Monday, Feb. 4 at New Palestine Elementary and Wednesday, Feb. 6 at Morristown Elementary after school. Registration forms are available in the school office or by calling the church at (765) 763-7657.

Saturday, Feb. 9 is the Progressive Dinner for the adult Sunday school class from 4:30 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10 will be the evening small group Bible study in various homes in the community with no afternoon worship service or lunch. The sign up sheet is on the organ bench in the sanctuary. Sunday, Feb. 17 is the monthly Morristown Manor Nursing Home service at 1 pm. Online sermons are available on the church website at

Milroy United Methodist Church

Milroy United Methodist Church will host a Pork Chop Dinner on Sunday, Feb. 17, in the church Fellowship Hall. Dinner will be served from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. A free will donation will be accepted. Everyone is invited to come.  Please call 765-629-2683 to make your reservation by Friday, Feb. 15.


Plum Creek Christian Church

Have you ever heard the phrase, “When the going gets tough the tough get going?” If this phrase was used in Biblical times, it would have been said of David. After David brought Goliath down (literally), his popularity changed drastically. In I Samuel 18-26 we see that while in the shepherd’s field, David had his heart and mind set on, “I’m doing this for the Lord. I love the Lord, and my reward is from Him. He kept the heart and the mind of a shepherd even in a season of great success. This popularity, however, made Saul furious and jealous to the point where he tried to kill David. What was David’s response to his own King? To keep on following his orders!

Can you imagine doing something that glorified God, then after the fact knowing your boss wants you dead because it made you more popular than him? David was still willing to please Saul after knowing Saul wanted him dead. I think we can understand now why David was called, “A man after God’s own heart.” His excellence, his humility and his righteousness is what we all should be aiming for, a true servant whose only purpose was to please God. Other than Christ, I can’t think of any situation that could be tougher and no one tougher to go through it than David. This was a test, one that Satan wanted to use to bring David down, and one that the Lord wanted to use to build David up! Let’s enter this next week by allowing God use us to build His name up and to glorify Him.

Cookbooks available

Center Christian Church Cookbooks are on sale for $5 at Mays Park Restaurant, Rushville Pharmacy or by calling Rosemary Noah at 765-993-0780. The cookbooks make great holiday gifts. There are 232 pages of tried and true recipes with beautiful hardback covers.

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