Rushville Republican

November 16, 2012

Church briefs 111612

Rushville Republican

RUSHVILLE — Community Thanksgiving Services

Community Thanksgiving Services at the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Knightstown were announced this week by the Knightstown Ministerial Association. The public is invited to attend this special event at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18.

The offering for the evening will be donated to the Cheer Guild. Canned goods for the Community Food Pantry will also be collected. Come and enjoy an evening of music, a special message and give thanks for this special season.

The Gathering

Free bowling sponsored by The Gathering as a fun community outing, 4-6 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17, Rushville Lanes. Space is limited. Must call to reserve a spot, 765-561-1134. Children under 12 must have adult present.

Faith Baptist Church - Morristown

Faith Baptist Church is holding an all church work day on Saturday, Nov. 17, with donuts and juice from 9 a.m. to noon. Projects will be completed before the holidays and winter weather arrives.

Sunday, Nov. 18, Dr. Wayne Scott will continue teaching a series during Sunday school on “Tragedy and Triumph: The Life of Job” at 9:30 a.m., followed by the morning worship service at 10:30 a.m. A pitch-in lunch is at noon with the afternoon worship service at 1 p.m. at Morristown Manor Nursing Home.

Tuesday, Nov. 20, will be the Thanksgiving praise service at 7 p.m. There will not be a Wednesday prayer and Bible study on Nov. 21 due to the holiday on Thursday.

Saturday, Dec. 1 will be the ladies Christmas tea at noon at Rachel Scott’s home in Morristown. The ladies will be collecting nonperishable food items for the Christmas baskets, as well as candy for the children’s Christmas bags. During the luncheon the ladies will reveal their 2012 secret pals and fill out the paperwork for the 2013 Advent Angels prayer partners. R.S.V.P. to Rachel Scott or Jane Smith by Wednesday, Nov. 28.

The annual children’s Christmas pageant will be held during the morning worship services at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9.

The Morristown Manor Nursing Home Christmas program will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16.

The annual adult Christmas program will take place Sunday, Dec. 23, at 10:30 a.m. with the choir singing during the drama.

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

A new small group Bible study will begin from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 13 at various homes in the community. Enrollment is currently underway at the church. Contact Dr. Wayne Scott for more information at (765) 763-7657.

Online sermons can be heard on the church website at:

Main Street Christian Church

Main Street Christian Church will gather in one combined worship service at 9:30 a.m. this Sunday. The service, a Celebration of Thanksgiving, will feature favorite hymns of the church (coming from the 2011 survey), scripture readings, narration, special music, Communion, and the dedication of the congregation’s commitment cards for the 2013 ministry year. Sunday School will not be held this Sunday.

The Junior Youth Fellowship for those in grades 3 through 6 meets from 5:30 to 7 p.m. this Sunday evening.  

The public is invited attend all services and events.

Main Street Christian Church will serve as coordination and host for the Community Thanksgiving Dinner Delivery on Wednesday, Nov. 21.  Those desiring a dinner may phone the Main Street Christian Church office between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. weekdays at 932-2997. Those who desire to serve on a delivery team, cook or donate food or monetary resources may also phone the church office.  

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.

Plum Creek Christian Church

Ephesians chapter 5:1-7, Be imitators of Christ...among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or any kind of impurity, or greed. Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk, or coarse joking...For this you can be sure no immoral person-has any inheritance in the kingdom of God. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God’s wrath comes on those who are disobedient. Therefore do not be partners with them.

Just as children imitate their parents we too should imitate our heavenly Father. We are to become like Christ if we claim to be Christ followers. Paul was not telling Christians they could not have any contact with nonbelievers. He was however saying they need not condone their sins. By remaining quiet about sin we are not taking a stand. We need to expose the darkness with the light of truth. Be aware the days are evil. If we are going to stay strong we have to take a stand for what is right. God doesn’t need politically correct Christians. He needs spiritual warriors who will go to battle to save souls that are lost. Without the salvation of Jesus the lost people have no hope of eternal life. What are you doing for the Kingdom of God. If you like the rest of the world remain tolerant of sin who are you in danger of not reaching? Speak the truth in love. Spread the good news of Jesus Christ. It is good for the soul!

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