Rushville Republican

November 8, 2013

church briefs


Rushville Republican

---- — 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.

Ken Gaub appearing at Voice for Christ

Ken Gaub World Wide Ministries will be appearing at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, at Voice for Christ in Rushville. Ken has traveled more than 8 million miles to more than 115 foriegn countries and has taken more than 125 trips to Israel. He speaks before diverse crowds at college, high schools, universities, conventions, prisons, music festivals, fairs and some of the world’s largest churches and even the Pentagon.

Ken has released many items on how attitude affects your life and relationships, both in personal and business life. He has several comedy DVDs and CDs. He has six books, “God’s Got Your Number,” “Answers to Questions You Always Wanted to Ask,” “Dreams, Plans and Goals,” “20 Sucess Secrets to Sky High Faith,” “Rearranging Your Mental Furniture,” and “What’s Your Passion,” published and distributed to New Leaf Press.

Ken has received numerous awards from government officials in several countries, including the U.S. He is a member and trustee of the Presidential Task Force, received the “Medal of Merit” in 1990 from former President George Bush, received the J. Edgar Hoover Gold Medal award for distinguished public service in 1991, the vice presidential “Certificate of Commendation” from former Vice President Dan Quayle in 1992 and received the presidential award from former President Ronald Reagan. He was also recognized by former President George Bush in the who’s who for distinguished achievement in 1994.

Faith Baptist Church – Morristown

Dr. Wayne Scott, pastor

The New Palestine Elementary Good News Clubs are held on Mondays, Nov. 11 and Nov. 18 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 Wednesdays, Nov. 13, 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!

Plum Creek Christian Church

Ever been angry? Of course! We all experience anger, even Christ did. It’s what we do with that anger that makes all the difference. We need to deal with it in a Godly manner, which is never easy but it’s the best route to go. We experience it in our families most. Satan LOVES to break up the home.

So how do we go about this? We need to admit how we feel, Ephesians 4:25-26 (NLT) Stop telling lies. Let us tell our neighbors the truth, for we are all parts of the same body, don’t sin by letting anger control you. Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry”. Understand your anger, Proverbs 14:29 (NLT) “People with understanding control their anger: a hot temper shows great foolishness”.

Deal with it and control it. Proverbs 29:11 “Fools give full vent to their rage, but the wise bring calm in the end”. Realize what the cost is! Proverbs 14:17a “A quick-tempered person does foolish things”. Reflect before reacting! James 1:19 says everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.

Release it appropriately and the most important is to rely on Christ’s help! Willard Harley Jr. puts it this way “When anger wins, love always loses”.

Plum Creek Christian Church invites you to worship with us and learn more about the series on families. Just remember at every point of live, we are moving in one of three directions. We’re moving against people in anger, away from people in fear, or moving with people in love. God bless you.

First Baptist Church

A number of years ago I dreamed that I was trying to run, but there was virtually no strength in my legs. No matter how much effort I exerted, my legs would hardly move. I realized later that I not only felt like that in my dream, but I felt like that when I was awake! Do you ever go through periods of time when it seems you don’t have the strength to continue on? If you would like to know how to get through those times, come to First Baptist Church this Sunday at 9:30 a.m. “Finding Strength When There Is None” is our theme this week.

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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