Rushville Republican

November 23, 2012

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Rushville Republican

RUSHVILLE — Walnut Ridge Friends

Walnut Ridge Friends, Carthage, is pleased to host its annual Christmas Bazaar Saturday, Dec. 1, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Carthage Community Center. The event will feature a “Sweet Shop” with homemade cookies and candy by the pound, homemade arts and crafts, jams and jellies, local honey, and assorted gifts and other goodies.

New this year, there will be a raffle featuring “Thirty-One” brand organizational items.

Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. featuring Bob-John’s Special Pulled Pork BBQ sandwiches, potato salad and homemade pies.

Santa will arrive by horse-drawn wagon at 11 a.m. Kids are invited to talk with Santa and adults to take photos.

All proceeds will go to benefit the mission projects of the Walnut Ridge Friends Meeting. For further information please contact Kathy Gibson at 765-565-6798.

Wesley United Methodist Church

Come join us for Christmas dinner from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Fellowship Hall at Wesley United Methodist Church in Rushville. This is a free dinner. Anyone and everyone is welcome to come join us to give thanks for all our blessings. Donation of a canned food would be appreciated for the food pantry.

Faith Baptist Church - Morristown

Faith Baptist Church in Morristown is having a special Sunday school series called “The Tragedy and Triumph: The Life of Job” with Dr. Wayne Scott teaching at 9:30 a.m. The morning worship service is at 10:30 a.m. followed by a pitch-in lunch at noon. The afternoon service begins at 12:45 p.m.

The Thanksgiving praise service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20. There will not be a Wednesday prayer and Bible study this week due to the Thanksgiving Day holiday.

Church decoration will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, with snacks and drinks provided.

The Christmas play rehearsal will be conducted Sunday, Nov. 25, after the first worship service for those with speaking parts, narrations or anyone interested in creating stage sets.

Dec. 1 will be the Ladies Christmas Tea at noon at Rachel Scott’s home in Morristown. The ladies are asked to bring nonperishable food items for the food pantry and treats for the children’s Christmas bags. At the luncheon the ladies will also reveal their 2012 secret prayer partner and fill out the forms for the 2013 Advent Angels drawing which will be held on Jan. 5, 2013. Please R.S.V.P. to Rachel Scott or Jane Smith by Wednesday, Nov. 28 so that food can be ordered.

Sunday, Dec. 9 is the children’s Christmas program during the morning worship service at 10:30 a.m.

Sunday, Dec. 16 is the Morristown Manor Nursing Home Christmas program at 1 p.m. with the distribution of gifts to the residents and singing of Christmas carols. Contact Delaine Thomas for more information about this gift project.

Sunday, Dec. 23 is the adult Christmas program “The Promised One.” The choir will be singing as well as having a play with a manger scene.

Monday, Dec. 24 will be the annual Christmas Eve candlelight service at 7 p.m.

For those interested in participating in the Christmas Angel Tree project, contact Tammi Berry to select a local child and get the sizes for their clothing and choice for a toy.

Online sermons are available on the church website at

Plum Creek Christian Church

Scripture teaches us to tell others about Jesus Christ. This is what is referred to as the Great Commission. It is the mission of every born again believer to go into the world and make disciples for Jesus. To disciple simply means to teach new believers how to study the Bible, pray and live a life in obedience to God. This is a great responsibility and what Jesus commanded us to do. Although this was not the case in the lives of the first disciples of Jesus.

After the death of Jesus the same people who were dedicated followers were now together locked in a room for fear of the Jews. At this very moment all fears were put to rest. Jesus miraculously appeared before them! The first thing he said was, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me I am sending you.” And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.”

What a difference the Holy Spirit made in these once fearful followers Jesus found locked in fear. Their mission had how become clear. They were no longer hiding the fact they were followers of Jesus. They would no longer remain quiet that Jesus really was the Son of God. As Christians we too have the power of the early disciples. When we give our lives to Jesus we receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. That is when we know the reason we were put on this earth. Jesus tells us, “All power on heaven and on earth is given to me. So go and make followers of all people in the world. Baptize them in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Teach them everything I have taught you, and I will be with you always, even until the end of the age.”  Are you making disciples for Christ? If you are a Christian this is your mission.

Main Street Christian Church

A Manna Mission will not be served on Nov. 27 due to the Thanksgiving Dinner ministry. The December Manna Mission Dinner will be served on Dec. 18.

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