Rushville Republican

March 22, 2013

church briefs 032213

Rushville Republican

RUSHVILLE — First Presbyterian Church

We joyfully welcome all to experience God’s grace as we follow the Light of Christ! You are welcome Sunday at First Presbyterian Church as we process with waving palms branches to celebrate Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem.

The Chancel Choir will sing the anthem, “Is This The King?” by Joseph Martin, Jon Waits will serve as liturgist, and Ann Fenimore will serve as organist playing the festive prelude, “The Royal Banners” by J. Mansfield and postlude, “Ballade” by S. Walters.

Rev. Dena Vittorio will preach from Philippians 2:5-11; her sermon, “Why Did He Do This?” will explore how Jesus could humble himself as a servant who would sacrifice all for love’s sake. When does love require such a sacrifice from you?

Join us on Maundy Thursday, as we share around the table with Jesus in his last supper. David Doyle will sing as cantor with the Chancel Choir, “Eat This Bread” and Connie Martin will send us out into the darkness of Jesus’ last evening by singing the haunting “Via Dolorosa,” known as “the way of suffering.”

City of Rushville Easter Egg Hung

The City of Rushville Easter Egg Hunt begins at noon, Saturday, March 30, at South Veterans Memorial Park.

Children’s Easter Egg Hunt

The First Church of God  will be having a Children’s Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 30, on its property at 1200 W. US Hwy 52 (Rushville, IN). All Children Ages 2yrs to 11yrs are invited to participate in some exciting Easter activities that include: a video of the Easter Story, Crafts, Coloring, Snacks and of course an Easter Egg Hunt by age groups. The fun will be from 10am to 11am. The Easter Egg Hunt will take place rain or shine… For more information call 932-5138.

Big Flatrock Christian Church

Big Flatrock Christian Church would like to invite everyone to their Easter services.

Maundy Thursday service at 6:30 p.m. March 28 with a dinner following.

Easter Sunrise Service at 7 a.m. March 31 with a pitch-in breakfast immediately following. Coffee, juice and milk provided.

Easter Sunday Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. March 31 with an Easter Egg Hunt immediately following, 4782 W 650 S, Rushville. For more information contact Larry Adkins at 765-932-5229.

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church

Holy Week Schedule

Palm Sunday - New Beginnings Service 8:30 a.m. Service of Palms and Celebration 10:40 a.m.

Maundy Thursday - Love Feast in the basement of the church at 7 p.m.

We will be remembering the last night that Jesus spent with his closest of friends. It will not be a full meal, just bread, cheese and fruit to share.

Good Friday - 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary.  A Service of Word and Remembrance.

Easter Sunday - 7:15 a.m. Sunrise Service outside weather permitting. Bring a chair and meet us between the two buildings. 8 a.m. Easter Breakfast in the basement of the Church; 8:30 a.m. Easter Egg Hunt outside weather

permitting; 10 a.m. Service of Celebration. Hope you will be able to join us. Have a blessed week.

Faith Baptist Church in Morristown

Sunday, March 23, 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., followed by the pitch-in lunch at noon and quarterly business meeting at 12:45 p.m. to adopt the annual budget. Sunday will be the last day to order Easter lilies. Contact Marcia Fisher at (317) 462-4404.

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

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. Information: 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.

Online sermons are available at

First Christian Church in Knightstown

Jesus’ Last Supper was actually a Jewish Passover. Missionaries of Jews for Jesus will recreate the traditional Passover service and explain how it foreshadowed Jesus’ death and resurrection in a presentation called “Christ in the Passover” at the First Christian Church in Knightstown at 6 p.m. March 24. The public is invited to attend this free event.

Alan Bond, a missionary, will set a table with items traditionally used at the Passover meal and detail their spiritual significance. He will also explain the connection between the events of the first Passover in Egypt and the redemption that Jesus accomplished, as well as the deep bond between the ancient Passover feast and the Christian communion celebration today.

Jews for Jesus has presented “Christ in the Passover” at more than 38,000 churches. It has been enthusiastically received by Christians who appreciate learning more about the Jewish backgrounds of their faith.

Plan now to attend this special event March 24 at the First Christian Church in Knightstown. For more information, call the church at 765-345-2854.

Milroy United Methodist Church Semi-Annual Rummage Sale

Milroy United Methodist Church Semi-Annual Rummage Sale, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 12 and 8 a.m. to noon April 13. Saturday, April 13, fill a sack for $2. This year the sale will feature the new boutique for finer name brand clothing.

St. Mary Catholic School

St. Mary Catholic School will be having their annual Green and White Gala on April 27. The Gala is an opportunity to celebrate St. Mary School. This is a chance to have adult conversation and enjoy a relaxing evening with family and friends. Guest speaker will be John Green (SMS 1990 graduate), the son of Daniel and the late Elizabeth “Betty” Green. All are welcome to attend. If you would like to receive an invitation and are not on our mailing list, please contact If you do not have e-mail, feel free to call the school at 932-3639.

The Gathering

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.

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 specify number of tickets required; name, address and phone)   

Editor’s note: Area churches are encouraged to share non-recurring information with the Rushville Republican for use in Church Briefs, which publishes every Friday.

Just send your news to us at or at Rushville Republican, 126 S. Main St., Rushville, IN 46173.