Rushville Republican

March 8, 2013

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Rushville Republican

RUSHVILLE — Moscow Christian Church

Dirt Detector

I have noticed how the people in my life whom I admire as spiritually mature seem so keenly aware of the sin in their lives.  Instead of seeing less sin as time goes on, I get the impression they have grown even more sensitive to their own spiritual struggles and inadequacies as they have drawn closer to God.

Over the years I have thought it would be interesting to do a study to see if what I suspected about the apostle Paul was true.  I wondered if we were to read his letters in a chronological order, we might discover that, (as someone once told me) “The closer we get to the light, the more dirt we detect.”

The scriptures confirmed what I had suspected:

(Paul wrote in A. D. 48-58…)  “When Peter came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he was clearly in the wrong.”  Galatians 2:11

(Paul wrote in A. D. 55…)  “For I am the least of the apostles and do not even deserve to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.”   1 Corinthians 15:9

(Paul wrote in A. D. 57…)  “We know that the law is spiritual; but I am unspiritual, sold as a slave in sin.  I do not understand what I do.  For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.”  Romans 7:14, 15

(Paul wrote in A. D. 60…)  “…I am less that the least of all God’s people…”  Ephesians 3:8

(Paul wrote in A. D. 62-64…)  “Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance:  Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners-of whom I am the worst.”  1 Timothy 1:15

May we pause to honestly shine the light of God on our own lives and, with His help, deal with the dirt we detect.

The Gathering hosts Flatrock Bluegrass Band

The Gathering, 245 N. Main Street, 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.

Big Flatrock Christian Church

Big Flatrock Christian Church would like to invite everyone to their annual chili supper from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, March 16. A free will offering will be accepted. Carry outs will be available. A bake sale and a silent auction will be held by the Dorcas Circle II during the meal. The church is located at 4782 W 650 S, Rushville, (one mile east of Gowdy.) For more information contact Larrianne Dodd at 765-561-5471.

Homer Christian Union Church

Homer Christian Union Church Youth Group Fundraiser Chili Supper, 5 to 7:30 p.m., March 9. Free will offering. Carry-out available.

Harvest Helpings

WNBA Champion Indiana Fever Coach Lin Dunn will be the featured speaker at Harvest Helpings, the capital fundraiser for The Blue River Community Harvest of Carthage from 7-9 p.m. Friday, April 19 at the Harvest building, 9462 N. Carthage Pike, Carthage, Harvest Helpings raises money to support the food and clothing needs of people in Carthage and rural Rush, Henry, Shelby, and Hancock county area.

Tickets are $30 per person and will include one Fever game ticket voucher. Tickets can be purchased

online with Paypal through the BRCH website:, or by calling Linda Lashbrook at 765-565-8007; or by emailing (please specific number of tickets required; name, address and phone)   

Plum Creek Christian Church

As we enter into the season of the Journey of Jesus to the cross do you hear what He is saying? “Come follow me.” Three simple words with life changing impact! Have you heard these words before? If not, you are missing out on the most important message you will ever hear. Why follow Jesus you may ask? Are you afraid you are not good enough or maybe you have committed sins that Jesus won’t forgive. If so, then you don’t know what the Bible says. It is full of colorful characters that have been guilty of every sin known to man, including murder. The good news of following Jesus is he doesn’t care how many terrible things you have done. When you invite Jesus into your heart he begins to show you how to change from the inside out. It all begins with a change of heart.

Jesus is not concerned whether you are a preacher’s kid or an alcoholic. All he requires is an invitation from you to come into your life. You may have never been in a church before and think it is only for “good” people. Rest assured, you are welcome at PCCC. We have people from all walks of life attending our church. None of us are good enough. It is only by the grace of God that we have been saved. Don’t be deceived by the ways of this world. It will leave you feeling empty and shallow. Come follow the Way, the Truth and the Life with Jesus. It is a trip worth taking. Remember, “There is no high like the Most High.” Amen!

Faith Baptist Church in Morristown

Saturday, March 9 will be a church work day to prepare for the Easter holiday season between 9 a.m. and noon. Contact Guy Stricker, deacon, for more information.

Sunday, March 10 Dr. Wayne Scott will be teaching the Sunday school lesson at 9:30 a.m. and preaching the morning worship service at 10:30 a.m. There will not be an afternoon meal or worship service due to the evening home Bible studies at various locations.

Tuesday, March 12 will be the Ladies 50+ meeting from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Carol’s Cornerstone Cafe located at 301 E. Main St., Greenfield. Contact Judy Lockett for reservations at (317) 462-5437.

Candy donations are needed for the Good News Clubs at New Palestine Elementary (Mondays) and Morristown Elementary (Wednesdays.) Contact Karen Scott for more information at (317) 861-5516.

Sunday, March 17 will be the deadline for making donations to the College Student Gift Cards ministry. Contact Marcia Fisher if you would like to contribute. Also, Sunday, March 17, at 6 p.m. the choir will perform and Dr. Wayne Scott will be preaching at the Zion Unity Missionary Baptist Church at 10th St. and Sherman Drive in Indianapolis on the topic of “Worship Music.”

Wednesday, March 20 visitation team will meet to follow-up on families that have visited the church since Christmas.

Tuesdays, March 26 and April 16 will be the next opportunity to visit the Statehouse for Family and Freedom Days sponsored by Advance America from 9 to 10:15 a.m. in the 7th floor conference room, 101 W. Ohio St., Indianapolis. This is a free event for the public to attend and a chance to speak with your Senator and Representative at the Statehouse on] issues of importance to American families. For more information, contact Advance America at (317) 684-3300.

Sunday, March 31 will be the Easter Sunrise service at 8 a.m., pitch-in breakfast from 8:45 to 9:30 a.m., Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., and the Easter Cantata at 10:30 a.m. There will not be a pitch-in lunch or afternoon service.

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