Rushville Republican

October 12, 2012

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Rushville Republican

RUSHVILLE — One Voice Gospel Group Ham & Bean Dinner

One Voice Gospel Group will be having a ham & bean dinner from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 19, at Second Baptist Church, 525 E. Seventh St., Rushville. Cost is $5. Menu includes: Ham & beans, cornbread, drinks and dessert. Dine in or carry out. Please bring your bowls for carryout. Proceeds will benefit a trip to Lima Ohio Civic Center Gospel Fest later this month.

Main Street Christian Church

Sunday begins a five week campaign (How to) Walk with Christ at Main Street Christian Church. The campaign will feature five weeks of Sunday messages and Bible studies on the New Testament Letter of James. From Oct. 14 through the week of Nov. 11, six Bible studies on James are scheduled throughout the week. The Bible studies will be offered at the following times: Sunday 9:30 to 10:25 a.m. in the Friends and Believers Sunday School Class led by Doug Marlow; Sunday 9:30 to 10:25 a.m. in the Always Welcome Sunday School Class led by Pricillia Winkler; Sunday 9:30 to 10:25 a.m. with the Elders and Deacons, led by Susan McAhren;

Sunday 5:30 to 7 p.m., Men’s Group, led by Sam Davenport; Sunday 5:30 to 7 p.m. Women’s Group, led by Linda Daubenspeck and Cindy Holland; and a Tuesday 10 to 11:30 a.m. Mid-week study led by Sam Davenport.  

The letter of James is a practical and timeless letter on living the Christian life and how to face one’s temptation, trials, and struggles head-on empowered by the Holy Spirit. The public is invited and welcome to join any of these Bible studies.  

Pastor Sam Davenport’s message this Sunday at both 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. worship services is entitled, “Walking Past Temptation,” with focus on James 1:12-25.

Sunday evening SNL, for youth in grades seven through twelve, will meet from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the church. The group is planning a trip to the Creation Museum for Oct. 28.

The public is invited attend all services and events.

Faith Baptist Church - Morristown

A special guest speaker on the topic of “creationism” will be at Faith Baptist Church on Sunday, Oct. 14, to teach Sunday school and preach the morning and afternoon services, followed by a pitch-in lunch at noon.

Events for this week include: Every Monday through December - Good News Club at New Palestine Elementary immediately after school. Every Wednesday through December, the church also sponsors the Good News Club at Morristown Elementary. Contact the school office or the church for more information (765) 763-7657.

Sunday, Oct. 21 - The Fall Bonfire will take place at Robert and Mary Rodebeck’s farm in Greenfield at 1:30 p.m. The afternoon preaching service will be around the campfire, as well as games, activities, corn hole contest and a hay ride. Each family should bring lawn chairs and a side dish. The church will provide dinnerware, hot dogs and buns.

Wednesday, Oct. 24 - monthly visitation teams will leave the church at 7 p.m.  

Sunday, Oct. 28 - monthly business meeting in order to vote on two deacons.

The church food pantry is collecting non-perishable items for families in need during the holiday season. Contributions can be left in the box in the church office.

Online sermons can be heard on the church website at Dr. Wayne Scott, pastor.   

Big Flatrock Christian Church

Big Flatrock Christian Church would like to invite everyone to their annual Homecoming Celebration/Knowles Shaw Day at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 14. Special guest bringing the message will be Mike Whitacre. Special music will be by Eddie Thompson. Church memorabilia will also be on display. There will be a pitch in dinner at noon. Please bring a well filled basket and share our special day with us. Information: Larry Stout at 765-629-2892.

Plum Creek Christian Church

What money can’t buy. Sadly, when we think about what it means to be rich we immediately think of material wealth. The Bible tells a very different story about the meaning of riches. Being wealthy has nothing to do with our financial status. Rather it has everything to do with our spiritual condition. As defined in the book of Ephesians 1:1-14 money cannot buy what we truly need. These verses tell us how to achieve unbelievable riches. They provide peace, joy, salvation, purpose, faith and eternity in heaven. Are you going through life lonely, feeling left out or worthless? Turn to the Word of God and learn how to achieve these spiritual blessings. You are chosen by God. While our earthly families may often disappoint, God decided to adopt us into His family. Jesus paid the price of our sins by his blood; he bought and paid for all who would accept him. He offers wisdom that could baffle college professors but be understood by someone who may be illiterate. He will give you an everlasting inheritance. When you ask Jesus to take control of your life you will be sealed with Christ. He will put his mark of ownership on you with the gift of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit living in you will then change how you act and think in your everyday life. You will not have a perfect life this side of heaven, but you will be anxiously awaiting an eternal reward. Jesus is there preparing a place for all of those who put their trust in him. Let Jesus show you the way. Don’t wait another day, it could be too late to make the most important decision of your life. For any questions on this life saving message contact our Senior Minister Ray Sweet at the church office.

Ray’s Crossing Christian Union Church

Ray’s Crossing Christian Union Church will be offering Trunker Treating from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 27. This is a public event...all are welcome. Members of the community and church will be decorating the back ends of their vehicles and passing out treats in the parking lot. Inside we will offer a free meal to those who come out along with a few family games! Join the fun by decorating your trunk if you live out in the country and no longer get treaters at your door, but love to see their costume creativity!

St. John’s Enochsburg Annual Turkey Dinner

St. John’s Enochsburg Annual Turkey Dinner will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 28. The cost is $9 for adult dinners and $4 for children. Come enjoy raffles, the Turtle Soup sale and great food.

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church

All senior high youth are invited to the Rush County Youth Rally at 3 p.m. Nov. 3 at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. The rally will include music, presenters, worship and summer. The presenters include: Faith Mock - Team Jesus; Kelly Kennedy - Money Matters; Mike Ooley - Texting; and Chip West - Being Mission Minded.

Music will be provided by Awakened. Supper will be provided. Youth are asked to bring a canned food donation for the Rush County Assistance. Come join the rally.

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