Rushville Republican

September 7, 2012

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Rushville Republican

RUSHVILLE — Second Annual Gospel Sing

The Rushville Parks Department will sponsor the Second Annual Gospel Sing beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday at Rushville Riverside Park Amphitheater. This year's Gospel Sing will honor the military, first responders and the medical field. Many local and regional singers and musicians will be featured. Bring picnic baskets, lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy an evening of Gospel Sing. Free and open to the public. Information: Rushville Park Department at 932-4146.

Faith Baptist Church

Steve Smith will conclude the 12 week Sunday school series on "The Seven Deadly Stresses," with the last chapter on "Envy and the Musculoskeletal System" at 9:30 a.m. Dr. Bob Taylor will present the morning worship service at 10:30 a.m. and the afternoon service will be at 12:45 p.m. The weekly pitch-in lunch will be held at noon in the fellowship hall.

Upcoming events include:

Sept. 12 Ð Good News Clubs at Morristown Elementary immediately after school. For more information, contact the school office or call the church at (765) 763-7657.

Sept. 22 Ð A free seminar begins called the Creation Evidence Expo at 1 p.m. at the Life Center of Southport, 4002 E. Southport Road, Indianapolis. This year the Expo will include a live debate between Dr. Robert Martin (evolutionist) and Dr. Jay Wile (creationist) at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 26.

Online sermons are available at the church website:

First Southern Baptist Church

First Southern Baptist Church will celebrate its annual homecoming on Sunday, Sept. 9. This marks the 59th year of ministry for the church as it continues a rich heritage of biblical teaching, preaching and gospel music. The church extends an invitation to the community to join the celebration beginning at 9:30 a.m. for Bible study, followed by worship service at 10:30 a.m.

The Highlights from Cincinnati, Ohio, will be the featured music group in the morning and Bro. Kevin Cain, an evangelist from Cincinnati will preach the message. At noon, a dinner will be served in the church's fellowship hall.

The celebration will continue at 1:30 p.m. as The Highlights will minister in music in the afternoon along with other singers and musicians in and around the community. Should you have any questions, please contact the church at 765-932-2471. Hope to see You there!

Main Street Christian Church

This Sunday, Sept. 9, Main Street Christian Church's Enthusiasm Team will kick-off the fall Christian Education year with the sponsorship of a breakfast. The breakfast will be held at 9:30 a.m. between the 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services. The hot breakfast will be held in the church's downstairs dining hall.

Pastor Sam's morning message at both services,"Hearing God: Step 1--Listen "explores our first step in hearing God's direction or our lives."

The J.Y.F. (Junior Youth Fellowship) for youth in grades three through six will hold a kick-off outting to Whitwater State Park Beach this Sunday afternoon. The group will gather at Main Street Christian Church parking lot at 1 p.m. and will return at 7 p.m. The afternoon will involve swimming, a cookout and games. Parents will need to sign a permission form before living. Youth are asked to bring their swim suits and towels. JYF

will be held every other week with the first set session from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Sunday evening, Sept. 23, at Main Street Christian Church.

SNL (Sunday Night Live), for grades seven through twelve, will have their first session at Main Street Christian Church at 5:30 pm-7:00 on Sunday, Sept. 16.

The congregation has set their annual Fish Fry from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29. This year's Fish Fry will be held at Main Street Christian Church dinning room and it will benefit the church's Window Fund. Also during the Fish Fry, a Flea Market will be held concurrently in the church's parking lot. Proceeds from the Flea Market will support the church's Manna Mission, a free community dinner held the last Tuesday evening of the month.

The public is invited attend all services and events.

Plum Creek Christian Church

"Unstoppable Joy"

Do we really believe that the Bible applies to us? Philippians 4:2 is talking about fellow believers who could not agree. Paul was not afraid to address this issue. He knew more harm than good would come from relational problems within the church. We should not be foolish enough to think this situation does not happen in churches today. Paul shows the importance of meeting these problems that arise head-on. If not they have the potential to destroy. Do not let anything hinder your relationship with Jesus. Jesus wants us to reconcile and be in prayer for the person we disagree with. When we are on our knees our burdens don't seem as heavy. Is God convicting you to make amends with someone in your church or family? God disciplines us for our own good so we can grow and mature. Paul urges us to remain joyful by thinking about the right things. Try thinking about positive instead of focusing on the negative. When we are living in line with the teaching of Jesus we won't be so focused on others shortcomings. Listen to the words of Paul, "Rejoice, again I will say rejoice! As Christians we have much to be joyful about. Jesus is preparing a place for us in heaven! Let's do our best to bring others with us. We don't want arguments to prevent people from knowing Jesus. Visit with us this Sunday where we strive to be the church God intends us to be. We pray our joy will be contagious!

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