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May 31, 2013

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RUSHVILLE — Mobile Food Bank Monday

June 3, 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, on the first Monday of each month 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.

St. Paul’s Vacation Bible School

St. Paul’s Vacation Bible School, Everywhere Fun Fair! Where God’s World Comes Together will be held from 9 to 11:45 a.m. June 3 to 7. There will be classes for children that have just completed kindergarten through 6th grade. Step right up and let’s get ready for an exciting VBS offering a carnival-type celebration combined with the look and feel of a world’s fair. Children will experience the love of Jesus, meet welcoming neighbors from the Bible, and explore the everyday life of neighbors from Japan, Zimbabwe, The United Kingdom, Australia and Mexico as they discover that God’s love can be found everywhere, even in their own neighborhoods. Registration forms are available in the church office, on our website, or you may fill them out on June 3 at the Church. If you have any questions please call Linda Petty, 938-2145.

Plum Creek Christian Church

What would a wealthy Roman military man and a Jewish fisherman have in common? Absolutely nothing it would seem. God had other plans. He used these very different men to accomplish his purpose. While the Roman Cornelius was praying, God spoke to him through a vision and told him to send for Peter the fisherman. In the meantime Peter was also in prayer when God told him to go and spread the gospel to Cornelius and his family. This was a completely new concept for Peter. Was God really willing to save people other than the Jews. God’s ways are not our ways. Thankfully, He wants everyone to be saved. Many people believe the only way to salvation is by being a good person. But even one sin separates us from God. However, we are not left hopeless. Ephesians 2:9-10 says, “God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it.” God simply asks us to believe in him. To learn more about this life-changing encounter with God read Acts chapter 10.

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