Rushville Republican

November 15, 2013

church briefs


Rushville Republican

---- — First Baptist Church

Mission Quartet is coming!

Mark your calendars for Sunday. The First Baptist Church, located at 1431 West US Highway 52 in Rushville, is hosting the Mission Quartet at 6 p.m.

The Mission Quarter (formerly the Worley Quartet) is one of Kentucky’s premiere singing groups. They present the Gospel in an inspirational and professional manner that the whole family will enjoy. The group’s mission is to worship and honor the Lord through song and testimony, uplift and encourage their Christian brothers and sisters, and to see all come to know the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Savior.

Come and enjoy the Gospel music of Brian and Josh Worley, Michael Botts and Dale Boreing. A freewill offering will be collected to help defray the group’s expenses.

Faith Baptist Church – Morristown

Dr. Wayne Scott, pastor

The New Palestine Elementary Good News Clubs are held on Monday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Call Kathy Davis for more information: (317) 462-7069.

Good News Clubs will continue at Morristown Elementary after school on Wednesday, Nov. 20 and Dec. 4 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. For more details, contact Dr. Wayne Scott at (765) 763-7657.

Cottage prayer meetings will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 20 in preparation for the revival services Nov. 24-27 with Evagelist Morris Gleiser and the music ministry of Paul and Betty Hiscock. The sign-up sheet for the meetings is on the organ bench in the sanctuary.

Online sermons are available at www.fbcmorristown.org.

First Presbyterian Church

Have you ever had one of those moments when suddenly a thought pops into your mind out of nowhere; a thought that gives you clarity in confusion or strength in adversity? Even in the ordinary, everyday moments of life, God is here, initiating a connection with each of us, if we will notice.

This Sunday First Presbyterian Church will celebrate the Thanksgiving season through the sermon, “Grateful for the God Moments,” based on Psalm 138. Pastor Dena Vittorio will explore ways that help us make the most of these holy moments that lead us closer to God and to a healthier plan of living.

This worship of praise, song, and gratitude will culminate in our annual pitch-in Thanksgiving Dinner following worship. Jo Beth Martin will serve as liturgist. Ann Fenimore will lift our spirits through the prelude, “Festival of Praise” by Johnson, the offertory, “A Psalm of Praise,” and the postlude, “Now Joyfully Sing,” both by Hutson. This Sunday, you will be greeted by members Rick and Chris Levi and Les Fenimore.

We joyfully welcome all to experience God’s grace as we follow the Light of Christ through this downtown church!

A “Community” Christmas planned at Main Street Christian Church

Main Street Christian Church invites community singers, and musicians to participate in their 7 p.m. Christmas Eve service entitled “A Community Christmas.”

Persons not participating in a Christmas Eve service in their home church who have a song or solo they would like to share, who would join a duet, trio or ensemble are invited to an information and organization session at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14, at Main Street Christian Church.

The hope of the Main Street Christian Church worship planning team is that this “Community Christmas” service would be one mainly of music, as well as Bible readings, dramatic monologue, the singing of some carols, prayer, and candle lighting. It is hoped that most musical pieces would be sacred in nature, but a few holiday songs may possibly be chosen. Most song choices would come from what individuals desire to sing.

It is also hoped that all participants would join in an opening and a closing number uniting all of these special voices together. Two total group practices have been tentatively set for Thursday evening, Dec. 19 and Sunday afternoon or evening, Dec. 22. Individual and small group practices would be held ahead of these dates and the conveniences of participants.

Those interested in participating in such a service at Main Street Christian Church are invited to the orientation/planning session on Thursday or call 932-2997 for an information sheet and interest form.

Changing Footprints

Do you need shoes? Come to Changing Footprints Warehouse from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays at 310 Julian St., Rushville. If you have shoes to donate, they can be dropped off during these hours also. Contact: 317-296-3627 or ruth.houk@changingfootprints.com

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