Rushville Republican

May 10, 2013

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Rushville Republican

RUSHVILLE — Main Street Christian Church

This Sunday’s services will welcome mothers and special guest in observance of Mother’s Day. The membership team will present women a token of appreciation and gratitude following each service. Pastor Sam Davenport message this Sunday, “Peace, Be Still” will explore how to daily receive the peace of God through Christ in the midst of life’s confusion, tension, and stress.

The Main Street youth will host a sale of homemade cakes and pies following worship services this Sunday. The proceeds will be used to underwrite this summers youth fellowship trip.  

Next Sunday, May 19, high school and college seniors who will be graduating will be recognized for their accomplishments.

The public is invited and welcomed to attend all events and services.

The Gathering

A special Mommy and Me Tea is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11 at The Gathering, 245 N. Main St., Rushville. Girls (must be accompanied by an adult) ages 3-8 are invited to attend this free tea. “Tea and all the fixings” will be a part of the fun! Please call Brenda at 608-630-1173 to make your reservations. Space is limited. Reservations are required.

The Gathering in Rushville is open Fridays and Saturdays. Stop in for coffee, tea, hot chocolate or cappuccino. There’s biscotti, cookies or scones ready for you to enjoy.

Be sure to visit the clothing department (reNEW) located in the back of the coffee shop. We are accepting clean, gently used clothing.

Free WiFi is always available.

Plum Creek Christian Church

In Acts chapter 6 Stephen was full of God’s grace and power and did great wonders and miraculous signs among the people. When opposition from other religious leaders came against the teachings of Jesus they began to argue with Stephen. These men tried to stop Stephen just as they did Jesus before him. Verse 10 tells us, “They could not stand up against the wisdom the Spirit gave him as he spoke.” They secretly plotted against him and stirred up the elders and teachers of the law. Doesn’t this also sound a lot like the society we live in? If we believe in Jesus we too seem to be persecuted for our beliefs. Why is it the government seems to have no tolerance for those who follow the teachings of Jesus?

Take heart Christ followers. Jesus has overcome the world. When you come into contact with unbelievers let the Holy Spirit also speak for you. That is the only way your words will have any impact. Just like Jesus, Stephen wanted others to witness the life changing salvation that comes from following Jesus. Think about what the followers of Jesus had to endure. If they were not 100% convinced Jesus was who he said he was would they intentionally put their lives in jeopardy? Don’t be led astray by the unwise ways of this world. If you want to live in heaven instead of hell for all eternity; listen to the Words of Jesus. They are life to the body and health to the soul.

Faith Baptist Church - Morristown

Saturday, May 11 the church will hold a special work day to plant flowers and complete the landscape projects at 9 a.m.

Sunday, May 12 Dr. Wayne Scott will be teaching Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. with a special service at 10:30 a.m. to honor the high school and college graduates. Since it is Mother’s Day, there will not be a pitch-in lunch or afternoon service.

Other activities for the month include:

May 15 - Prayer and Bible study meeting at the church at 7 p.m.

May 19 - Morristown Manor Nursing Home service at 1 p.m. and all Tupperware orders are due to Jane Smith.

May 22 - Prayer and Bible study meeting at the church at 7 p.m.

May 26 - Sara Marshall, missionary to Costa Rica, will speak during the morning worship service.

May 29 - Monthly visitation teams will leave the church at 7 p.m. to call on families that have visited the church since Christmas.

Online sermons are available at

Knightstown Church of God

Knightstown Church of God would like to invite everyone to come out and join us for a very special evening of gospel singing.  We are hosting the Driven Quartet at 7 p.m. on Friday May the 10. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Pastor Tim Hensley at 765-686-1451 or you can reach the church by e-mail at

We are also on Facebook at

St. Joseph Church - Shelbyville

St. Joseph Church in Shelbyville is hosting its annual Spring Parish Festival on May 16, 17 and 18. Hours are Thurs. 5-10 p.m., Fri. 5-11 p.m., and Sat. noon-11 p.m. Events include Fried Chicken Dinner on Sunday (11 a.m.-2 p.m.) at Knights of Columbus (Adults $10, children $5); Children’s games and rides; authentic Mexican food; Fish Fry (Thurs. only) Pork Chop dinner (Fri. only); BBQ chicken dinner (Sat. only); and a Raffle drawing Sunday afternoon. Ride tickets are on sale now ($14 for 20 tickets) at the following locations: Dean’s Dry Cleaning & Laundry, Quality Cleaners, Knights of Columbus, Mathies Landscaping, and Sanders Jewelry Store. Advanced ticket sales end at 5 p.m. May 16.

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